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Solo National Championship – Back in action in Scotland

After 4 races of the Solo Selden Spars Solo National Championship and Nations Cup and with one discard Charlie Cumbley has a 2 point lead over Andy Davis with Mike Sims in third. Now with the Results . . .

Finally getting afloat, the Solo fleet at the East Lothian Yacht Club, Scotland, completed three races, in the order race 7, 8 and 2. After the leading trio it is: Andy Tunnicliffe fourth and Andrew Wilde fifth. Olly Wells, Pete mitchell, Robbie Wilson, Nick Bonner and Anthony Osman complete the top ten.

The scheduled race 7 was away after one general recall, compliments of Mr. Hopwood who dragged the fleet over about 40 seconds too early. The sight of 70 National Solos’ splitting tacks in the building breeze, comforted the PRO.Solo National Championship - Back in action in Scotland + Results

The beat was true. At the top it was Andy Davis, coming in from the left who rounded first with David Sword and Charlie Cumbley, sporting the ‘Event Leader’ vest, sponsored by Rooster, in pursuit. By the bottom of the triangle Cumbley had broken through into second and he and Davis proceeded to extend away from third placed Mike Sims to the finish. Pete Mitchell and Andy Tunnicliffe completed the top five.

The conditions were conducive to a prompt turnaround and the fleet were away on Race 8 with only three called over early. They continued the good fight once they had dipped the line. After a beat of 0.6 of a mile it was reigning National Champion Cumbley who led the fleet with Robbie Wilson second and Andy Davis once again in the “Hunt’ in third.

The fleet were well disciplined as they filed off down the substantial reach, the influence of the jury boat having the same effect as a speed camera on the A3. Davis broke through Wilson and set off in hot pursuit of Cumbley.

It was halfway up the third beat that he made his move, holding out to the right slightly longer and finding a shift and some extra puff to get him to the front. Cumbley was unable to counter down the final two legs so this was how it stayed with Wilson third and Mike Sims fourth. Andrew Wilde was showing some good form and collected fifth.

The third race of the day was the Rescheduled Race 2, started after a general recall under the black flag. There were no casualties, which was a surprise to myself, and some of the lucky fellow’s in Solos. The pressure across the course had dropped but this did not seem to bother Davis who once again rounded first with Wilde, Wilson, Nick Bonner and Anthony Osman all in the mix.

The breeze was proving as choosy as a hormonal bride picking a dress as it flip-flopped from one side of the course to the other. With the race shortened to a triangle –sausage and the wind finally dying, it was Olly Wells who collected the spoils. Ewan Birkin Walls, Robbie Wilson, Andrew Wilde and Nick Bonner completed the top five. Davis was in sixth and Cumbley had sorted his discard.

Selden Spars Solo National Championship and Nations Cup after 4 Races
1st 5387 Charlie Cumbley Teigh Corinthian 1 -21 2 2 26 5 pts
2nd 5597 Andy Davis Blithfield SC 5 -6 1 1 13 7 pts
3rd 5491 Michael Sims Carsington SC 3 -25 3 4 35 10 pts
4th 5340 Andy Tunnicliff RYA 4 -9 5 6 24 15 pts
5th 5492 Andrew Wilde Carsington -9 4 8 5 26 17 pts
6th 5585 Oliver Wells Northampton 10 1 -35 8 54 19 pts
7th 5509 Peter Mitchell Hayling Island 2 -32 4 18 56 24 pts
8th 5603 Robbie Wilson Wormat Boating Club 18 3 (71.0 DNS) 3 95 24 pts
9th 4982 Nick Bonner Netley 7 5 -19 15 46 27 pts
10th 5421 Anthony Osman Chichester YC 12 7 -24 10 53 29 pts
11th 5363 David Mitchell Warsash SC -17 17 6 9 49 32 pts
12th 5628 Chris Turner Royal Lymington YC -26 10 12 11 59 33 pts
13th 5486 David Sword CCC -34 8 10 20 72 38 pts
14th 5130 Mark Lee Weymouth 14 15 9 -28 66 38 pts
15th 5564 Chris Brown Draycote Water SC -21 16 13 14 64 43 pts
16th 5545 Ewan Birkin-Walls Hunts 29 2 17 -38 86 48 pts
17th 5478 Nigel Davies Draycote Water SC 25 -42 7 21 95 53 pts
18th 5616 Kevan Gibb Largo Bay SC 6 -34 14 34 88 54 pts
19th 5362 Chris Goldhawk Chew Valley 13 27 15 -37 92 55 pts
20th 5473 Steve Denison Hollingsworth Lake 15 -43 30 13 101 58 pts
21st 5234 Alex Corby Chew Valley 23 -28 16 19 86 58 pts
22nd 5198 Craig Williamson SHSC and HISC 11 13 37 -40 101 61 pts
23rd 5569 Nick Rawlings Hayling Island SC 20 -40 18 24 102 62 pts
24th 5383 Patrick Hamilton Burwain 36 -44 11 17 108 64 pts
25th 5480 Ian Hopwood Leigh & Lowton SC 32 -39 21 12 104 65 pts
26th 5290 Cliff Crawshaw TATA 22 -49 38 7 116 67 pts
27th 5563 David Griffiths Boughbeech -52 19 27 23 121 69 pts
28th 5507 Nigel Pybus Draycote Water SC 8 23 -44 44 119 75 pts
29th 4625 Richard Bolton Dalgetty Bay 30 18 -31 27 106 75 pts
30th 5608 Steve Ede West Mersea YC 16 30 -34 31 111 77 pts
31st 5488 John Webster Carsington SC -39 29 23 25 116 77 pts
32nd 5578 William Rainey Burghfield 24 -57 32 22 135 78 pts
33rd 5023 Brian Holland SCYC 40 14 26 -53 133 80 pts
34th 5449 Chris Robinson Hollingsworth Lake SC 19 35 28 -36 118 82 pts
35th 5613 Stuart Gibson Clyde Cruising Club 28 12 -50 43 133 83 pts
36th 5596 Ray Collins Locks SC -41 41 22 26 130 89 pts
37th 4876 Oliver Whitehead Hollingsworth Lake SC 43 20 -46 33 142 96 pts
38th 5595 Andrew Fox Leigh & Lowton SC -61 51 33 16 161 100 pts
39th 5602 Keith Milroy St Mary’s Loch SC 48 -62 20 32 162 100 pts
40th 5610 Jim Turner Wakatere Boating Club NZ -38 36 36 30 140 102 pts
41st 5604 John Colegrave Aberdeen & Stonehaven SC 42 37 25 (71.0 DNF) 175 104 pts
42nd 5067 Bernard Clark Ripon 33 31 42 -45 151 106 pts
43rd 5625 Paul Davis Lymington Town 35 -55 39 35 164 109 pts
44th 5623 Mike Thomas RYA 49 11 -51 50 161 110 pts
45th 5462 Simon Jones Teigh Corinthian 44 26 40 -47 157 110 pts
46th 5450 Andy Osman Parkstone 31 -48 41 39 159 111 pts
47th 5183 Malcolm Mackley Salcombe -65 54 29 29 177 112 pts
48th 4572 Gerry Goodfellow St Mary’s Loch SC (71.0 DNC) 33 45 41 190 119 pts
49th 5518 Innes Armstrong Burwain 47 24 49 (71.0 DNF) 191 120 pts
50th 5377 Stephen Waite HighCliffe 37 47 -53 48 185 132 pts
51st 5037 Alastair Reynard Carsington SC 27 -58 58 49 192 134 pts
52nd 5373 Phil Sturmer Royal Burnmam YC -58 22 56 58 194 136 pts
53rd 5501 Gavin Vaughan Carsington Sailing Club (71.0 DNF) 45 52 46 214 143 pts
54th 5561 Patrick Burns RYA 51 38 -61 59 209 148 pts
55th 5209 David Parkin Aberdeen And Stonehaven Club 46 52 -54 52 204 150 pts
56th 5489 Tim Morgan Chew Valley 57 -60 55 42 214 154 pts
57th 5237 Derek Jackman Chichester Yacht Club -56 50 48 56 210 154 pts
58th 5618 Derek Gibb Largo Bay 62 -63 43 51 219 156 pts
59th 5203 Michael Cowan Bassenthwaite 54.3 RDGa -61 47 55 217.3 156.3 pts
60th 4297 David McClay Prestwick Sailing Club 50 46 (71.0 DNF) 71.0 DNF 238 167 pts
61st 5484 Ian Wilson Prestwick Sailing Club 54 56 -57 57 224 167 pts
62nd 5447 Nigel Ford St Andrews Sailing Club 55 -59 59 54 227 168 pts
63rd 4672 Katie Masterson St Mary’s Loch SC 45 -65 63 61 234 169 pts
64th 4993 Ian Hall Bassenthwaite 60 53 -62 62 237 175 pts
65th 3163 Steve Fraser East Lothian YC 63 64 (71.0 DNF) 60 258 187 pts
66th 5109 Alan Catto Leigh & Lowton SC 59 (71.0 DNC) 60 71.0 DNF 261 190 pts
67th 3939 Peter Middlemiss Tynemouth (71.0 DNF) 66 64 63 264 193 pts
68th 5289 Simon Richards Newburgh 53 (71.0 DNC) 71.0 DNC 71.0 DNC 266 195 pts
69th 1494 Lorry Young St Mary’s Loch SC 64 (71.0 DNC) 71.0 DNF 71.0 DNC 277 206 pts
70th 4110 Keith Young Rutland Water SC (71.0 DNF) 71.0 DNC 71.0 DNC 71.0 DNC 284 213 pts

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