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THE LAST 2018 Tuesday Night racing (Laser & Solo Series) results 4th Sept Bottle race

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Dear Sailors, (Bartley SC 2018 Tuesday night racing season)

What a season we all have had…. In the Lasers we saw on ave 16ish boats attend with a record 23 in the fleet in one evening. In the Solos the strong fleet was slightly less but still in one race 11 turned out…very impressive.

Although it’s sad the series is over we are planning to do some training on some weekends using Imperial sailing mounts to capture valuable footage….

….. more details to follow

What this means is though NEXT TUE we have a bottle race to celebrate to help award the Prizes.

4Th Sept Bottle race, please bring a bottle and give to me at the bar.

 

Claire & Chris Bownes are on duty and the plan is as follows

 

All comers (Handicap) start as close to 6.45pm-7pm sharp (as light is fading) any boat…

One start with times taken for each boat. We shall record the fleet scratch positions but the main prizes will be awarded taking into everyone’s personal handicaps from the season that we have….

 

After racing finishes its back to the bar as Denise has got us curry supper for £3.50 (great deal)  if you can pay before sailing that would help please.

 

Followed by the prize giving … Solos, Lasers & Handicap fleet.

 

It’s going to be a great fun evening so everyone is welcome even if you haven’t qualified or not sailed before… ANY BOAT ANY SAILOR!!!!

Kind regards

 John

Bartley SC – Lasers

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Bartley sailors dominate out on the open circuit

Bartley sailors dominate out on the open circuit

Bartley sailors dominate out on the open circuit

Last weekend saw the RS400 team go to Queen Mary for the Winter Championships, to battle it out against a 25 strong fleet turnout. Celebrations continuing long into the late hours of Saturday night after Caroline’s 2nd place in race 3 and with Howard & Richard keeping pace in the middle of the fleet. Day two saw the competition getting to grips with the testing conditions and our team having to pull out all they could muster. But being OCS on the last race has brought home the realisation for Jason that his job of managing Caroline must continue on and OFF the water next time the zambuca’s are out!!! It was tough competition but our team did well and enjoyed the event.

The Laser team of Jeremy Robin and John ventured to Bowmoor SC for the first of the Wessex Regional Grand Prix’s. With 37 boats all keen to dust of their winter blues it was runnerup Champion last year Tim Keighley with his new boat that was powerful of the line but Robin Pitt with all his winter training was having none of it and battled to the first buoy rounding in 4th. With Ling struggling to find clear air and when finally reaching the dizzy heights of the leader board was forced to do a doggy 720 resulting in falling back to third. Jeremy came in for lunch wondering why boats seemed to just keep passing him by, only to fine he was carrying half the lake with him. It seems running a-ground at BSC had damaged his hull which was not noticed till it was too late. Whilst Ling started race two in a commanding position, again a 720 caused him to drop to second leaving the event wide open and all on the last race with three positional winners.

Robin’s start in race 3 was again strong and put him up with the top 5 boats, along with Jeremy but unfortunately soon found his boat sluggish on the runs. Ling was away from the line like a bullet leading the pack home and as Robin said at the prize giving speech “you go fast when you don’t get in everyone’s way”

Bartley Sailing club can be proud that it’s represented out on the open circuit in such a strong way by some great sailors.

Lots more reports to follow from the National circuit with Ed Higson triumphant in 2nd in the Radial qualifiers just behind Olympiad Alison Young.

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ITS arrived TUESDAY NIGHT RACING Lasers Week three results

ITS arrived TUESDAY NIGHT RACING Lasers  Week three results

Hi Please see attached up to week three Laser results

 

Yet another Tuesday comes and goes, and what a belter it was, great breeze and not too cold. Once again we managed to field a fleet of all rigs and abilities. Our 2 radials coping well with the conditions, being split by John, closely followed by Howard who seemed to be missing someone else in the boat to talk to….. apart from the fish at one point! Jeremy and Michael seemed to be tethered together for most of the race with 2 seconds to separate them at the finish, Robin couldn’t make ground on John and failed to put distance between him and Michael and Jeremy not matter how hard he tried (and he did try hard!), John as usual, was the noisiest on the water, and was lucky not to find himself in the protest room, and that only leaves our potential Olympian, Ed. He set off in front and showed no intention of letting anyone get close to him. Obviously his Dad is continuing to coach him well! A fautless performance.

 

Thanks to our duty crew, Brad and Richard. I bet Richard spent all duty thinking that the conditions would have been perfect for him!

 

See you all on the weekend for the biggest Laser extravaganza to ever visit BSC.

 

Regards

 

Robin Pitt

Laser 200920

Any other volunteers wanting to wright a report please?

See you sat

Kind regards

John

Bartley Sailing Club Lasers

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Tue Lasers ....ITs all over bar the shouting and clams of un fair handicaps etc

Tue Lasers ....ITs all over bar the shouting and clams of un fair handicaps etc

Final results posted

 

Can you believe it 20 weeks have past and what a great season we have had... so many tails to tell. From Jeremy dominating at the start of the season,  our Commodore Mike joining in and showing us his skills (plus spectacular capsizes) to the quiet and deadly Mike Acaster who just plug away at the top each week and calmly moved up the leader board, whilst Richard was training hard to master his roll tacks.

BUT IN THE END THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE---------- 2014 BSC Laser personal handicap Champion is Mike Acaster congratulations

I have attached the Full Sailwave file attached and it should be available soon on the BSC web site.

As you can see below the Top of the leader board is divided by only a few points !!!.

Taking race 20 results into consideration Richard Baker and Michael Parker both sailed so well and consistently improved over the whole season, but I know that in the last race the wind dropped and Mike managed to get away leaving the battle at buoy 0... and well that was it....

Last year’s winner Giles was also so close with only one point in it between him and Simon, Giles nearly took glory again with his amazing start on the last race but unfortunately headed out to a patch of dead wind and it was all over!!! A real shame..

Robin Pitt had moments of glory with 5 top places but throughout the season also had some which he would rather me not mention... but it does show he’s got it...Jeremy was clearly in the driving seat but after his back injury had to slow down and all he could do was smile and wave!!! Our “SuperBoy” Mike found that we “Laser guys” make it look easy!! But it’s not... in the end he had a credible season and finish 3rd overall in the scratch with only 1.5 off Simon.

Gary Allcock finally had to smile as he not only finished 10th with 4 top positions he also managed to beat Robin in the last race!!!

John Ellis Rose was not far behind with a few great results and some that needed a digit removing!! he did manage to win in Race 16 though the week of buying us all a drink!!!! (did he?)

Emma Hancox in her 4.7 sailed really well but with the lighter airs not being kind, it was a case of not doing enough races to have the vital discard... anyhow she takes the first lady position...

Jim did a similar thing by just missing out, do to his discards but was getting stronger all season.

Ed Higson, what can we say... young blood that has great skill..... was in poll but needed to do more races... he has so much glassware anyhow!!! And more to come I’m sure!

Alastair also missed out do to discards but was very consistent when he came. Ian the dark horse... god knows how good he would be if he upgraded his laser!!!

Tony Cliff had a season of uphill improvement starting at the back end and ending with him never giving up and in the top slots of results. So as he practices over the winter he will be a force to be reckoned with next season chaps.

Debbie was our 2nd placed Lady but missed out do to discards, real shame as she came 1st 2nd and 3rd in the scratch races!!!

Brad won our youth “pain in the **** prize”!! seriously he has improved and with two 1st, 3rd and 6th which is a brilliant result. Just need to sail a Laser more often mate!!!

On to our 3rd place lady Katie who joined us for 6 sessions and had impressive results, as did Ann 4th place lady who really push Emma at the start of the series but because of change of job could not make Tuesdays.

Other sailors Tom Clarke, Steve Thomas, Nigel Hudson, Chris Thomas, Andrew Gill, Neil Boneham, and Dan Richardson all who joined in seemed to enjoy themselves.

NOW FOR THE BIG LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON – Laser Prizing giving

 

Please make sure you are there I have a number of prizes to award

 

Remember that evening 9th September is also our Bottle race where we hope you will all invite your partners along and come and have a great evening racing and Curry and Beer at the club

As always any issues please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to amend.

Kind regards

John

Ravens Crest

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Wk 19 Lasers - Tues evening Race results updated CLOSE AT THE TOP

Wk 19 Lasers - Tues evening Race results updated  CLOSE AT THE TOP

Results file updated and is posted online and attached as PDF file

 

IT’S SO CLOSE AT THE TOP of the personal handicaps

Well this is going to be a cruncher of a last race on Tues 2nd September... with Mike Acaster just ahead of Richard and Michael it’s all down to the last race...

In fact it does work out that as the final discard comes into play with 10 Races counting that we have 8 sailors fighting for the top winning positions

Mike 36 , Richard, 37,Michael 38, John 40,Simon 43, Giles 44,Robin 53, Jeremy 55.

Regarding the scratch series I have also attached the results which again shows results being so close at the TOP....

With lots of goodies to present at the Prize giving evening on the 9th Its all to play for!!!!

Remember 9th September our Bottle race and Final Prize Givingwhere we hope you will all invite your partners along and come and have a great evening racing and Curry and Beer at the club

As always any issues please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to amend but only for a large fee!!!!

As we are now using Sailwave (through the great help from Mark and Colin) which is a free software available to anyone, it has been suggested that the club make a donation to the guy that set this up. I fully support this and wondered how the Laser fleet felt if we contributed something to this from our prize fund monies? Please let me have your thoughts.

Kind regards

John

Ravens Crest

Impney park

Droitwich Spa

Worcs

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Week 18 Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results updated

Week 18 Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results updated

As you can see below we have sailed 18 races meaning only two left and the Top of the leader board is divided by only a few points !!!.

Taking last night’s results into consideration Michael Parker is now on top with Richard just behind by two points leaving the next three by only another 4points

So there’s lots to fight for in the closing stages. Just so it’s clear the table on the right is your personal PYN and also in times (add 20 points for each minute onto our 1074)

I do hope you have all enjoyed the racing it been so much fun so far.

So the onto the last few weeks. 

Remember 9th September our Bottle race and Final Prize Givingwhere we hope you will all invite your partners along and come and have a great evening racing and Curry and Beer at the club

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Tues race 15

Tues race 15
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Laser Grand Prix results 2014

Bartley Sailing Club   Laser Grand Prix Racing results July 14
  20th July 14              
                 
Helm Boat Boat   Position
  Name Nos. 1 2 3 Discard Total points Final
Rob Lennox G 192514 2 2 1 -2 3 1
John Ling Say Ling (M) 204545 7 1 2 -7 3 2
Edward Higson Y 203581 1 3 7 -7 4 3
Debbie Degge G 186793 3 7 4 -7 7 4
Robin Pitt M 200920 10 4 5 -10 9 5
Guy Pearson M 192541 4 6 9 -9 10 6
Rod Theaker M 144288 5 8 6 -8 11 7
Simon Hardiman A 186257 6 5 8 -8 11 8
Jamie Cuxson Y 187480 9 9 3 -9 12 9
Richard Baker S 180231 8 18 14 -18 22 10
Andrew Gill S 184354 13 10 12 -13 22 11
Adam John M 205123 11 11 dnf   22 12
Paul Powell M 202293 12 21 11 -21 23 13
Robert Marshall G 182478 17 12 13 -17 25 14
Ian Davies G 164546 18 23 10 -23 28 15
John Dickinson G 191760 15 13 16 -16 28 16
Eleanor Craig Y 167608R 14 14 20 -20 28 17
Alastair Baillie M 143617 16 15 15 -16 30 18
Andrew Bownes G 164567 19 16 dnf   35 19
James Allan 150742 23 20 17 -23 37 20
Nigel Hudson M 190823 21 17 21 -21 38 21
Harrison Bradbury-Knight Y 128850 20 22 18 -22 38 22
Emma Hancox A 159707R 22 25 19 -25 41 23
Austin Jackson R 20529R 32 19 25 -32 44 24
Giles Rawlinson M 77637 24 24 23 -24 47 25
Michael Dalziel M 169859 26 27 22 -27 48 26
Bradley Eeles Y 189123 25 dnf 24   49 27
Haydn Lavander Y 201700R 29 26 26 -29 52 28
Ryan Lettinga Y 179100 28 28 dnf   56 29
Dan Richardson A 200886 30 29 dnf   59 30
Anna Mason S 181335R 27 dns dns   59 31
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Laser Grand Prix results

Bartley Sailing Club   Laser Grand Prix Racing results July 14
  20th July 14              
                 
Helm Boat Boat   Position
  Name Nos. 1 2 3 Discard Total points Final
Rob Lennox G 192514 2 2 1 -2 3 1
John Ling Say Ling (M) 204545 7 1 2 -7 3 2
Edward Higson Y 203581 1 3 7 -7 4 3
Debbie Degge G 186793 3 7 4 -7 7 4
Robin Pitt M 200920 10 4 5 -10 9 5
Guy Pearson M 192541 4 6 9 -9 10 6
Rod Theaker M 144288 5 8 6 -8 11 7
Simon Hardiman A 186257 6 5 8 -8 11 8
Jamie Cuxson Y 187480 9 9 3 -9 12 9
Richard Baker S 180231 8 18 14 -18 22 10
Andrew Gill S 184354 13 10 12 -13 22 11
Adam John M 205123 11 11 dnf   22 12
Paul Powell M 202293 12 21 11 -21 23 13
Robert Marshall G 182478 17 12 13 -17 25 14
Ian Davies G 164546 18 23 10 -23 28 15
John Dickinson G 191760 15 13 16 -16 28 16
Eleanor Craig Y 167608R 14 14 20 -20 28 17
Alastair Baillie M 143617 16 15 15 -16 30 18
Andrew Bownes G 164567 19 16 dnf   35 19
James Allan 150742 23 20 17 -23 37 20
Nigel Hudson M 190823 21 17 21 -21 38 21
Harrison Bradbury-Knight Y 128850 20 22 18 -22 38 22
Emma Hancox A 159707R 22 25 19 -25 41 23
Austin Jackson R 20529R 32 19 25 -32 44 24
Giles Rawlinson M 77637 24 24 23 -24 47 25
Michael Dalziel M 169859 26 27 22 -27 48 26
Bradley Eeles Y 189123 25 dnf 24   49 27
Haydn Lavander Y 201700R 29 26 26 -29 52 28
Ryan Lettinga Y 179100 28 28 dnf   56 29
Dan Richardson A 200886 30 29 dnf   59 30
Anna Mason S 181335R 27 dns dns   59 31
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17 Lasers turnout for a fantastic race on Tue

17 Lasers turnout for a fantastic race on Tue

WOW what a fantastic Laser turnout 17 boats on the water

What a fantastic fleet to have out on the water and thanks to Dave & Pete we have a great course meaning there was lots of tough close call racing.

In the personal handicap fleet Alastair returned this week and showed us all the way round he was just under 2mins from the scratch boat and finished 6 in the race. Well done him!

Again our two ladies Anna and Emma, did really well and in the bar afterwards I was reminded of the difference in RYA handicaps and that ED and I need to watch out as Radials and 4.7 are on the move and with them finishing 6/7th we need to watch our backs!!! Fighting talk I say, but we look forward to the battles out on the water next Tuesday.

Jeremy and Robin had their usual battle but I was told that after a nifty manoeuvre at one of the buoys Robin was left chasing. Michael Parker was back on form and only 2.45mins behind the leaders closely followed by Mike Acaster and Giles who are gathering pace now and heading up the leader board. In fact Michael and Mike are just two points off second place overall congrats to them... Second overall is Richard Baker who last night needed to give his gear a wash, was awarded the GIBSON SWIM trophy as Robin Pitt announced in the dinghy park.

After struggling again with his trolley wheels Gary Allcock made it to the start line... on the rare occasions we have seen him this year Gary has clock up enough to still qualify and is currently mid fleet I just behind Tom Clarke who also was only 5 secs behind him on the night!!! Go for it Tom!!

It was great to see our Wednesday man Chris Thomas joining us who is now getting keen and is looking to upgrade some bits on his boat so watch out guy he is on the move!!

Mike Gibson, is becoming a dab hand now in the Laser and showed us at the front why he is a national champion !!! he over took me!!! And even Ed looked worried at one stage!!..But the evening honours had to go to ED Higson.... he managed to pull away at the start with Mike and John and after the first downwind leg hit buoy 5 did turns but managed to recover. Then on the beat after (he claims) being let through by the commandeering chief he pull away.... whilst I was practicing death rolling which didn’t help speed allowing Mike to catch up.  

We had a new member turn up but unfortunately signing on is a must as well as coming to the BAR afterwards so whilst the guy in the blue hull did really well in 9th  we shall up date his details at a later stage.

We were still missing a few regulars John Ellis Rose Simon Hardiman, Brad/Howard and Debbie... so NEXT week lets really go for it and see if we can break the 20!!!.

This is the sort of number we need for our national Grand Prix event on the 20th Julyso please remember to all come down it shall be a great event and raffle prizes etc so polish your boats and let’s make it an event to remember

RESULTS:-

I must start with an apology as I mistakenly used Anna’s and Mike’s pervious weeks handicap (well pointed out by the executive committee!) so it does slightly change the positions from last night which I have now corrected.

So far with 9 races sailed its 5 to count so next week there will be a big change you will notice as some people have only sailed 5 so they don’t have a discard etc. Also with 6 to count some of leaders are going to have to carry a large poor result so you will see that only a few points splits the top 8 boats.

Therefore I have highlighted the counted points in yellow so you can see how it adds up.

Cumulative After   race 9   Best   5 to count   50% of races sailed plus 1    
Laser   tue evening Handicap Results                
Name Boat Counted Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9
John Ling 204545 13 Duty 4 1 11 2 5 4 2 11 15
Richard Baker 180231 21 DNS 20 5 2 1 6 8 7 10 16
Michael Parker 160551 22 DNS 20 3 8 6 1 Duty 5 8 7 14
Jeremy Higson 200890 22 6 6 5 3 Duty 4 9 3 3 8
Giles Rawlinson 77637 23 7 7 4   3 2 9 12 10
Mike Acaster 189123 23 DNS 20       2 5 4 8 4
Ed Higson 203581 25 5 4 9       10 4 3
Robin Pitt 200928 28 1   12 7 Duty 6 7   14 7
Simon Hardiman 186251 35 2   10 Duty 7 7     9  
Jim Walker 138566 44 8   1 Duty 9     DNS 20 6  
Mike Gibson 200886 47 DNS 20 DNS 20       6 6 13 2
Brad Eeles 162925 54 3 DNS 20 3       Duty 8 DNS 20  
Tom Clarke 120545 55 DNS 20 DNS 20       3 5 15 12
Gary Allcock 195288 56 DNS 20       4 1 DNS 20 DNS 20 11
John Ellis Rose 151297 59 4   7   8   DNS 20 DNS 20  
Alastair Baillie 143607 66 DNS 20     5   DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 1
Emma Hancox 183319 66 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       1 5
Anna Mason 181335 68 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       2 6
Howard Eeles 200886 74 Duty 15 DNS 20 6       Duty 13 DNS 20  
Derek Campbell 162925 81 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20     1    
Ian Staples 88750 82 DNS 20 2       DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20  
Andrew Hemfrey 179865 84 DNS 20     4   DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20  
Debbie Degge 186793 85 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       5  
Unknown 384 89 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20         9
Chris Thomas 8 93 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20         13

SO NEXT WEEK DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE ENGLAND FOOTY MATCH... record it like me and we could all watch it in the bar if you like!!!!

Full xls file attached.

As always any issues please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to amend.

Kind regards

John

Ravens Crest

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Tuesday even Laser week 8 result file

Tuesday even Laser week 8 result file
Cumulative After   race 8 Best   5 to count   50% of races sailed plus 1      
Laser   tue evening Handicap Results                  
Name Boat Cumulative Counted Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
John Ling 204545 36 13 Duty 4 1 11 2 5 4 2 11
Richard Baker 180231 39 21 DNS 20 5 2 1 6 8 7 10
Michael Parker 160551 33 22 DNS 20 3 8 6 1 Duty 5 8 7
Jeremy Higson 200890 35 22 6 6 5 3 Duty 4 9 3 3
Giles Rawlinson 77637 44 23 7 7 4   3 2 9 12
Ed Higson 203581 32 32 5 4 9       10 4
Robin Pitt 200928 41 33 1   12 7 Duty 6 7   14
Simon Hardiman 186251 28 35 2   10 Duty 7 7     9
Mike Acaster 189123 19 39 DNS 20       2 5 4 8
Jim Walker 138566 15 44 8   1 Duty 9     DNS 20 6
Brad Eeles 162925 6 54 3 DNS 20 3       Duty 8 DNS 20
John Ellis Rose 151297 19 59 4   7   8   DNS 20 DNS 20
Tom Clarke 120545 23 63 DNS 20 DNS 20       3 5 15
Gary Allcock 195288 5 65 DNS 20       4 1 DNS 20 DNS 20
Mike Gibson 200886 25 65 DNS 20 DNS 20       6 6 13
Howard Eeles 200886 6 74 Duty 15 DNS 20 6       Duty 13 DNS 20
Derek Campbell 162925 1 81 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       1  
Emma Hancox 183319 1 81 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       1
Ian Staples 88750 2 82 DNS 20 2       DNS 20 DNS 20  
Anna Mason 181335 2 82 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       2
Andrew Hemfrey 179865 4 84 DNS 20     4   DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20
Alastair Baillie 143607 5 85 DNS 20     5   DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20
Debbie Degge 186793 5 85 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20 DNS 20       5
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Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results week 8 Laser Ladies rule!!!!!

Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results week 8 Laser Ladies rule!!!!!

Laser Ladies rule!!!!!

We were delighted to see three new ladies join in our Tuesday even series this week, and what a result that they each obtained!!!!

Top of leader board for personal handicaps was Emma Hancox in her 4.7 rig who finished just 45seconds ahead of Anna Mason in her Radial. Debbie Degge showed her great boat handling and came in 5th. Well done ladies

Tonight’s wind and course was perfect and with 15boats hitting the start line, it made for one of the best evenings so far.

First off the line was Jeremy Higson who held a commanding lead for the first lap closely followed by son Ed and me.  Throughout the fleet various battles took place and we even had a windward capsize (thanks Mike) right in front of the club house.

Once again the personal handicap system seems to be working with less than 3minutes splitting the fleet from 3rd to 14th, so remember every second counts on the water.

We have collected some money from sailors and the cumulative are shown in race 8. Basically if you sail 20 races you are contributing £10 into helping the prize fund for our end of season bash and hopefully there will be enough for some prizes for all those qualifying. i.e 50% of the races sailed plus 1

Kind regards

John

Bartley Lasers

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Bartley Laser boys lead Midland Grand Prix Round 8 results

Bartley Laser boys lead Midland Grand Prix Round 8 results

Just in case anyone is interested in the current Laser Midland Grand Prix results so far, Bartley has 4 boats in the top 7 positions.... it’s a real credit to the club.. well-done Ed, Jeremy, Robin and John

 

Please find attached the latest results of 2014 Laser Midland Grand Prix

The next event is at Burton this Saturday 14th June, see you there.

Regards

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Another Champion (Derek Campbell )joined our Laser fleet tonight

Well I am so please to report that we had another Champion (Derek Campbell )who joined our Laser fleet tonight..... and just showed us the way round and on corrected time in tough fluky conditions he manage to WIN.... well done Derek Campbell.

Also Ed Higson made it back after his amassing racing recently an becoming National Schools Champion 2014.... we are all so proud of him.... it gets harder and harder to beat him....

 

On Saturday we travelled up to Datchet Water for the 2014 National Schools Inland Sailing Championship. The forecast was for light winds on the Saturday followed by a heavier breeze on the Sunday. I was sailing in the biggest fleet there and there would be some tough competition.

 

In the final race of the day race I started at the pin end and managed to port tack the fleet and had a commanding lead. Unfortunately again the same guy who had won the first two race came flying in from the right hand side and I was trying to play it safe and not take any risks, he went onto win the race and I finished again in second.

 

Overnight the leader was winning by five points over myself and the only way I could win the event was to win the next three race to end up on equal points, if he beat me in any of them he would take the title.

 

The wind was a lot stronger on the Sunday and I was confident I would succeed, I knew I had to keep an eye on the guy who would sail to the corners and hope for the best and also the bigger lads who were still in contention. In the first race I had a solid start and worked the boat up the first beat, again the leader managed to pass me as we went round the first mark but I was certain in these conditions I could take him later in the race. I kept close to him round the course until I took my opportunity to sail over the top of him on the reach to gain room at the mark. I stayed strong and went onto win the race by a substantial distance. 1 down two to go.

 

The leader was still not worried as he had two more opportunities to beat me but I was still one step closer to him. I had another great start in the second race of the day and led from start to finish to gain another bullet, the wind had increased to around 25 knots and I didn't have much trouble pulling away from the fleet.

 

We went in for lunch and as the wind looked it didn’t look like we would go back out which was terrible news! I needed just one more win to secure the title. Luckily the wind did subside enough for the fleet to return to racing and the final race got underway. I had a decent start and was going along nicely. I lost sight of the series leader and he came out of nowhere to pass me at the windward mark. He continued to lead and I didn’t get the same chance to pass hime like in the first race. We both knew the winner would take all and we both worked so hard up the beat not giving each other an inch. I just managed to scrape in front, we sailed four beats and my legs were burning after hiking so hard up the beats. I went onto secure the final win.

 

The event was very tough and I didn't make it easy for myself after the first day, the other lad sailed well but I think just cracked under the pressure a bit and let it slip. I’m off to Weymouth for the Europa Cup on Thursday which will be a huge challenge and I will be up against Olympians! Lets win!

 

Racing results:-

 

 

 

So the revised handicaps for next week are shown here in the far right column :-

 

 

 

As always if anyone has suggestions etc please free to contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

John

 

Bartley Lasers

 

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Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results “It’s very close at the top of the leader board”

Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results                         “It’s very close at the top of the leader board”

Following another night of exciting Laser sailing at Bartley SC we now have the following cumulative Handicap and scratch results;- please see your email for the xls spread sheet. If you have not recieved one from me please email me back at and i shall resend

This year the racing team decided to simplify the handicaps and scoring to build on the previous great series that Les Druyf created. Therefore you can see the timings and closeness of the adjusted handicaps which is proving to make such close racing and that there is very little margin for error. The feedback so far seems to be favorable but like all arrangements if you have any suggestions please feel free to share.

success

What is key is that more races you can do the better your chances are to win.!!!

“It’s very close at the top of the leader board”

The personal minute handicaps are current as per below:-

 

Laser tue evening  
Name Boat Nos Revised Handicaps
Gary Allcock 195288 3
Giles Rawlinson 77637 3
Tom Clarke 120545 4
John Ling 204545 0
Mike Acaster 189123 4
Mike Gibson 200886 2
Robin Pitt 200928 2
Richard Baker 180231 2
Jeremy Higson 200890 3
John Ellis Rose 151297 6
Andrew Hemfrey 179865 6
Simon Hardiman 186251 2
Michael parker 160551 1
Alastair Baillie 143607 9
Brad Eeles 162925 11
Jim Walker 138566 7
Howard Eeles 200886 8
Ian Staples 88750 2
Ed Higson 203581 1

With just under 20 different Laser sailors hitting the 7pm start line it would be great if we could get more to attend and race more regularly.

Remember Les’s saying “£40 first prize” and so other great awards to be given out at our end of season bash!!!! So come along and join in the fun.

We are hopefully we are ironing out the shenanigans which has meant we have had some great close racing, those of you that missed out …. Shame on you!!!..... Remember you have to be in it, to win it!!!

Kind regards

John

Bartley Sailing Club Laser fleet

Ravens Crest

Impney park

Droitwich Spa

Worcs

WR9 0BL

Mob 079 200200 36

Hello fellow Laser sailors following our Tuesday racing session we discussed the possibility of some future training sessions where we can video people to help improve racing skills.

If anyone is interested we could meet on sat mornings say 10.30pm and go out before the 1pm race!! Let me know if you are interested.

In the meantime take a look at this video taken from Ed Higson boat weekend … he was in the lead until 18minutes into the race..then you can get to see other lasers!!

The video does show incredible skills in hiking and general boat handling… well done Ed!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6tGQDnWYc

Also feel free to check out Ed’s fabulous Laser web site

http://edwardhigson.wix.com/edwardhigsonsailing#    

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Top Laser sailors are making big improvements

Top Laser sailors are making big improvements

Recently some Laser sailors have been making a real effort to improve and hone their skills.

This has happen by getting on the water and pushing the physical barrier to its limits...

Sailors such as Robin Pitt 200920 and Gary Allcock 198666 have both been getting better and even pulling off the occasion first in the fleet race.

Whilst one of our top fleet leader is off ill with internal rib injury others are making strong waves. Our best regards goes to Jeremy and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Now that winter is upon us and the shortest day approaches why don't you get your boat out of hibernation and come sailing. Saturdays are the best racing days with at least 35+ boats out!!, but remember Sundays and Wednesdays are also good sailing/racing sessions.

 

So to get the best value for money from your membership at BSC come down and if you are lucky you may be good enough to buy the drinks at the bar !!! come on down and see what you are missing.

In the summer months we were getting 15 Lasers on some days so lets see if we cant beat that this Autumn winter series 

We are also running a few briefing sessions (Laser Activate days) to help those who want advice. 

The first of these are on Sat 14th at 10.30am

 

In BSC dinghy park we have 43 Lasers so imagine if 50% all came down at the same time what a fleet we would have.

Its really good fun with close racing and a laugh off the water especially when i fall in and go for a swim!.... i have heard some say we take Saturday racing seriously and whilst that's true it does not have to be over powering for anyone as there is such a wide standard of ability and that's why we ensure in the Laser fleet we look after each other 

 

So PLEASE get down here and see what you are missing...... and when you do please come and give me a shout!!! preferable before the start of the race.

 

Kind regards

John

 

Laser sailor Bartley SC

Mob 079 20020036 

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Laser Activate day 14th Dec 13 @ 10.30am

Laser Activate day 14th Dec 13 @ 10.30am

 

We are planning to for a few Laser sailors that want to improve their skills to have a one to one session on sat 14tn @ 10.30am

 

The plan is to do a off water briefing with some tips on rigging then to get on the water and have a sailing session to focus on whats improtant to them...... WITT

If anyone wants to join in please feel free to come down and join in...

 

There is no charge other than TEA and a Mince pie!!! joke joke.... so come alone..

 

If you are also after some replacement bits im sure we can sort you out with getting discounted gear..

 

Rgs

John

 

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Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13

“Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13”

Well at first you may say “how mad were we all”!!!. But the Laser sailors and Solo team (plus the juniors) ventured out in the wettest rainy conditions we have had for ages.

The wind started strong and tested us all on the first beat. Jeremy Higson Last week’s winner was OCS, or was it ED…ummm either way it pushed him back allowing others the shine through. Mike Acaster joined this week showing his racing skills taken from big boat sailing, and finishing 4th in the personal, but eventually three guys judged the first leg perfectly which was Sam Knight, Michael Parker, John and Robin Pitt.

With amassing down wind speed Robin pulled through and pushed the leaders with Michael using his up wind speed to nearly take John on the second beat.

Meanwhile mid fleet lots of place swopping went on, especially during the downwind legs with the lighter guys of James Crampton ED and Rob Barns. Very strange was Simon Hardiman who got taken the wrong way at the start, but managed to pull back in the end to 5th.

Finally, Robin Pitt managed to take glory on the personal, even though he nearly missed the first line!! … a big thanks to Les for stepping in to taken on the duty for us all.  

John G Ling Bartley SC Lasers Ravens Crest, Impney park Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 0BL Mob 079 200200 36

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Laser Tuesday racing news

“Jeremy Higson and Son Edward top the leader board”

After 5 races so far in the laser fleet we have seen 24 different Laser boats and sailors and the numbers are growing.

We have had some great sailing and even better close racing. The comradely that is building is fantastic and having Less Druyf our fleet captain doing the weekly results announcement is becoming quite humorous and the banter in the bar… well come along and see what we are talking about.

That’s the key here; we are interested in you, and getting your boat out of the dinghy park and back racing again. There are no worries about your age or your boat and even ability, as we run within the single race, two types of results for all rigs.

A personal handicap series that is aimed at encouraging everyone within the fleet so that we are all on equal pegging. As the top end of the fleet get a heavy handicap adjustment every week by results as follows; 1st = -3 minutes, 2nd = -2 minutes, 3rd= -1 minute. So come on down you will be surprised as to how well you could do.

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ACTIVATE YOUR LASERS ‐ at Bartley SC 10th March 2013

10.00 Welcome to Bartley and our Laser sailing fleet - John Ling
Starts in the main club house with Free tea & coffee (full catering is provided at your own expense) Set out the days’ plan (wind and weather dependant)
10.15 Introduction to Activate the Laser campaign - Bret Cokayne Activate Your Laser Fleet National Coordinator. Details of the scheme and a brief overview of today’s approach
10.30 Moving outside to view an Activate Laser boat and comparison to a new boat with the latestRigging
11.00 Briefing for an on water session and some “one to one” coaching on and off the water. Change ready for sailing session
11.15 Sailing fleet sessions starts with on water manoeuvres. Anyone wishing to borrow a boat should be a relatively competent sailor
12.30 Lunch time debrief (Bartley club has a wonderful array of catering which is available at your own expense)
13.00 Group discussion on what we can do as Laser sailors and to support more sailing
13.30 Second on water session and possible a race session
14.30 Pack away boats and debrief of the day
15.00 Finish Q&A

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