Bristol Avon 2002

The Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association was blessed wih georgeous weather and gentle winds at their second regatta of the season on the Avon river with the Bristol Avon Sailing Club on the 27/28 July.

17 boats took part, 10 local and 7 visitors. Boats varied from the 1948 International 14 of Andrew Thornhill, through four beautiful Fireflies, to a 1960’s Finn. The wind on both days was fickle and rather feeble allowing the experienced river sailors the opportunity to excel in the ch allenging conditions.

Making the best of the gently winds with a clean sheet of first places was Rupert Whelan sailing single handed in Saskia – Firefly F2324, returning to BASC after a few years lake sailing and showing that the time away from the river had done nothing to slow him down. Second place was taken by the local experts, Bob Corefield and Christine Higham in Mercury 37 and third was Ed Bremner in Firefly F2942 from Baltic Wharf Sailing Club.

Results:

Overall – 1st, Rupert Whelan – Firefly, 2nd, B,Corefield & C,Higham – Mercury, 3rd, Ed Bremner – Firefly.

Persuit – 1st, Rupert Whelan – Firefly, 2nd, Andrew Thornhill – Int 14, 3rd, B,Corefield & C,Higham – Mercury,

For some great images provided by Kathryn Whelan go here

to know more about BASC please visit their web site at www.bristol-avon-sailing.org.uk

Results

 

Pos Boat Name Class Sail No Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Pts
1st Saskia Firefly S/H 2324 Rupert Whelan Whitefriars Sailing Club 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75   2.25
2nd Boat 9 Mercury 47 Bob Corefield Bristol Avon Sailing Club 2 DNS 2 2   6
3rd Goonfly Firefly S/H 2942 Edmund Bremner Baltic Wharf Sailing Club 5 2 3 4   9
4th Boat 3 British Moth 630 Fenella Gass Bristol Avon Sailing Club 3 DNS 5 3   11
5th   Merlin Rocket – Clas 507 Chris Barlow Sheerwater Sailing Club 9 4 4 5   13
6th Boat 2 Gull 932 Simon Woolen Bristol Avon Sailing Club 6 3 7 6   15
7th Finnality Finn 163 Dave Skinner Bristol Corinthian 11 5 11 8   24
8th Boat 15 Mirror 24215 R Westacot Bristol Avon Sailing Club DNS 6 9 9   24
9th Boat 8 Graduate S/H 2983 John Gardiner Bristol Avon Sailing Club 4 DNS 6 DNS   28
10th Boat 10 Mercury 7 R Wendlad Bristol Avon Sailing Club 13 7 DNF 10   30
11th Boat 17 Enterprise 19212 Competitor 17 Bristol Avon Sailing Club DNS DNS 10 7   35
12th Boat 1 Mirror 5760 Jon Green Bristol Avon Sailing Club 7 DNS DNS DNS   43
13th Thyme International Fourte 523 A Thornhill   8 DNS DNS DNS   44
13th Boat 16 Mirror 55955 Mervyn Banfield Bristol Avon Sailing Club DNS DNS 8 DNS   44
15th Boat 14 British Moth 647 M Wendland Bristol Avon Sailing Club 10 DNS DNS DNS   46
16th The Sieve Firefly 1229 Judith Marlow Baltic Wharf Sailing Club 12 DNS DNS DNS   48
17th Boat 6 Firefly S/H 2753 Nigel Osborne Baltic Wharf Sailing Club DNF DNS DNS DNS   54
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