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Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open 2004
Sunday 11th October

It blew its **** off again, just like last year, its so not fair! We can't be blamed for the excessive wind, but we'll take the credit for the rest of the event, here's the Blithfield recipe for some damn good sailing......... Take 1x large reservoir, sail on 180 acres of it, add a nice easterly wind, mix in quite a few Merlin Rockets and sprinkle with a little sunshine. Next, add some excellent race management by some ex-Merlin sailors (thanks John and Linda Andrews) and then set some damn good courses. Sit back and enjoy some mind-blowing reaches and runs, only spoilt by the odd short beat. Once finished, back to the clubhouse for some excellent catering and the best showers in the land. For après - tea, cake and biscuits are recommended.

The race report? From various vantage points around the reservoir, sitting atop of an inverted Merlin(!), it was quite obvious that there was some spectacular sailing going - there were more leaders than you'd imagine possible - Dicky Dee and Chris Martin were even leading the way at one point! :) In race 3, Dave Winder and Jill Blake capsized, ending up virtually last, incredibly, they came back to overtake all in front of them, taking 3 race victories, and winning the event. Well Done.

Tim Male

Pos

Pts

Boat

Helm/Crew

Club

R1

R2

R3

1 2 3611 David Winder
Jill Blake
Hollingworth Lake 1 1 1
2 4 3626 Mike Calvert
Jane Calvert
Lyme Regis 2 Rt 2
3 5 3629 Will Rainey
Rachel Williams
Cookham Reach 3 2 Rt
4t 7 3617 Matt Biggs
Dave Crockett
Blithfield SC 6 4 3
5t 7 3554 Julian Parry
Liese Scott
Hollingworth 4 3 Rt
6 10 3422 Richard Dee
Chris Martin
Midland 5 5 5
7 12 3549 Peter Smith
Nicky Smith
Blithfield 13 8 4
8 14 3610 Paul Hollis
Ben Hollis
Ragley SC 8 6 10
9 16 3613 Paul Gilbert
Sally Gilbert
Ranelagh 7 9 Ns
10 18 3515 Tom Chadfield
Andy Chadfield
Blithfield 14 11 7
11t 20 3639 Steven Leney
Jill Leney
Blithfield Rt 14 6
12t 20 3581 Mike Anslow
John Hackett
Midland Rt 12 8
13t 20 2663 Chris Howorth
Michael Hamilton
Blackpool & Fleetwood 11 16 9
14 23 3598 Jim Hopton
Tom Oliver
Shustoke 10 13 Ns
15 25 3582 Geoff Wright
Noelle Wright
Blithfield 15 10 Rt
16 28 3530 Mike Colles
Richard Colles
Midland 16 Rt 12
17 29 3296 Dave Fowler
Jacques Coetzee
RYA Ns 15 14
18 30t 3547 Peter Male
Chris Male
Blithfield 17 17 13
19 30t 3470 George Dalby
Rob Stoan
Trent Valley 12 18 Ns
20 32 3339 Tim Male
Jonathan Gibbons
Blithfield SC Rt 21 11
21 34 3437 Ian Tinker
Sarah Costin
Carsington Rt 7 Ns
22 36 3565 Andy Bownes
Chris Bownes
Shustoke 9 Rt Ns
23 37 3342 Norman Price
Nadine Coetzee
Blithfield 18 19 Rt
24 47 3532 Peter Broune
Andrea Murphy
Trent Valley Rt 20 Ns
25t 54 3569 Steve Watson
H Harms
Midland SC Rt Rt Rt
26t 54 3482 Guy Browne
Matt Chilton
Treny Valley Rt Ns Ns

3 races, 2 to count.

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