County Cooler 2020

The County Cooler had  cool start but a good turnout with over forty boats hitting the water for a prompt 11.30 start. Race Officer Paul Reynolds had  race before lunch then two back to back after.

The County Cooler is part of a three venue mini series in the East Midlands, with Ogston on 8/9th February and a final at Staunton Harold on 22/23rd February. Last Year the series attracted over eighty entries and the good start at Notts County means there may be even more. Clubs from all over the Midlands took part, including Notts County, Ogston, Staunton, Northampton, Girton, Burton, Attenborough, Nottingham, Combs and Welton, it was great to see so many travelling.

The fleet was split into two a fast and slow start, with the results combined and there was a double beat to allow for the wind swinging. The wind on Saturday was light and competition was close throughout the fleet.

The first day saw Martin Honner from Ogston take two firsts, with Andy McKee and Steve Graham in a scorpion take a first and second. Garry Knott in a laser from Ogston and Jake Willars in a Solo along with his sister Chloe Willars and John Tailby in a Scorpion, both from Notts County all had thirds, so it was close at the top.

Sunday was lighter still and more of a drift round in cold conditions, still the sun was shining, which made a change from the recent rain. Andy KcKee won the first race with Martin Honner second, Ian Firth third. The final race saw Martin Honner win, giving him the overall title, Andy Mckee scored a forth to come second and Garry Knott a second to come third overall.

The first under 19 was Chloe Willars with John Tailby (3rd o/a) the first junior was Victoria Theaker from Combs SC in a Byte, followed by Harden Moore in a Topper from Notts County.

Results

yachts and yachting report

Elsewhere on the lake the Topper Zone squad was busy training, which depleted the junior fleet.

 

Photos from Saturday below:

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