The Waples Wines sponsored series has now reached the 2/3rd stage after completion of round 4 over the weekend of the 8th and 9th July. Bassenthwaite SC in the northern lakes provided a true champagne weekend with hot, sunny light wind conditions further enhanced by a "fizz reception" courtesy of Steve and Tim to help celebrate their World Championship success . There was a good fleet of 19 boats of which 10 were visitors. The sailing was close and taxing and it was good to "rub shoulders" with Steve and Tim who showed their class by winning 3 of the 5 races and the overall event.
If you are interested in statistics the series so far has seen 48 entrants with 9 boats so far qualified. The two teams of Graham and Alastair Lamond and Craig Robinson and Hannah Davies have sailed in three of the 4 events held so far. The overall series standings are attached below and it is interesting to see that the series this year has attracted an increased number of competitors at this stage from a wide number of clubs. The first 9 teams in the standings hail from different clubs.
The first 3 in the overall standings are ;
1 Andy Farmer and Rebecca Ogden Notts County SC
2 Graham Massey and Lucy Clough Dovestone SC
3 Bruce and Andrew Bonar Rutland SC
The first Silver boat is Gary butler and Paul McCarthy Burton SC
The first Classic is Graham and Alastair Lamond Ripon SC
The next event will be at Burton SC near Derby over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd September.