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  Bewl Bassenthwaite Rutland Bala York. Dales Bridlington Carsington Grafham TOTAL  
  Starters  6 12 10 12 9 6 8    
  Gareth Ede     1 2 2* 1 1               4* 3* 1 5* 4* 2 2 1 10* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4* 26
   John Terry 7* 7* 1 1 1 2 2* 1 1 2* 1 1 1 1 3* 6* 2 2 2 1 2 1 2             2 1 2 2 2       32
  George Evans 2 3 4* 13* 3 4* 4* 4* 4* 3 2 2 2 5* 7* 6* 5* 5* 3 3 2 4* 3 2 2 2 3 4* 3 4 3 4 1 2 1 55
Alastair Forrest 3 3 4* 4* 5* 4* 3 1 3 3 3 3 2 3 5* 2 4* 3 6* 5* 8* 5* 1 2 3 2 3 3* 2 3* 3 5* 4* 6* 3 3 2 56
  Paul Ellis 2 4 5 13 3 13 5 5 3 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 1 4 3                               4 2 3 83
Stuart Ede     3 5 6 3 4               7* 8* 5 9* 9* 4 1 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 1 7* 6 7* 6* 5 5 5 5 97
  Syd Gage      7 6 6 13* 10* 8* 6 6 8* 6 11* 11* 8* 7 10* 7 8* 3 7* 9* 8* 3 2 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 2 8 8 8 110
Chris Phillips               7 7 7 4 6 6 6 9 6 6 8 11 4 7 7 3                 16 16 16 8 6 3 169
Nigel Harrison     7 13 13 5 13 6 5 5 5 6 5 7 10 4 8 9 7 9 3 6 10 16                   16       172
  Justin Evans               5 7 5 4 4 7 4           6 5 6 4       16 16 16 6 6 6 7 7 16 16 16 185
  Damien Cooney     8 13* 13* 13 13 10 11 10 10 9 11* 11* 11 13 13 12 12         6 7 7 6 6 7 8 8 8 9 9       196
  Alex Montgomery 1 1                         1 1 2 1 1       16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16       248
Paul Cundy     13 7 13 13 7 9 8 8 9 11 11 11 9 9 12 11 14                   16 16 16 16 16 16       255
  John Peperell 5 4 6 8 13 13 9                           16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16       279
  Stan Tobin      13 13 13 13 6               6 12 11 14 10           16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16       281
  Cliff Antill 2 2                         16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16       324
                                                                             

(Best 22 results counting, 60% of scores. Scores not counting are marked* Where a helm has not completed 60% of  races, "Did Not  Compete" scores of 16 per race are added.)                        

Event Winner: carries the Blue Pennant:
at the next event he attends
TT Leader: carries the Yellow Pennant

              Helms count up to 60% of the total races (for the 2013 season, looking like 24.)

         Races not sailed  are scored as one more than the largest number of entries in an event in the season
.

2013 RACING SUMMARY (Apologies for format below!! Alastair)

  
Spring arrived in the nick of time at Bewl to open the season on Sunday April 14th, with a southerly breeze eventually building to 30mph gusts in sparkling sunshine. Three of the six-boat fleet capsized but Alex Montgomery's sail damage did not prevent a straight three wins, with Cliff Antill counting two seconds to follow. (Report)

    Bassenthwaite offered its traditional place at the May Bank Holiday, May 4-6th, with another warm welcome for a 12-boat fleet. The conditions gave a mighty head-to-head between Gareth Ede and John Terry,(decided for Gareth by count-back from tied scores)  both trapezing fast through the gusts which claimed a good part of the fleet on Sunday, before a lighter Monday long race down the lake. John gets the "yellow jersey" TT leader's pennant to carry on to Rutland. (Results, first report and photos here and Race Reports and photos here


The Bank Holiday gave great racing at Rutland Open Regatta on May 26th-27th with sunshine and contrasting winds for a series of nine races. Local sailor John Terry scored in both light and heavy breezes for an emphatic win, and the "Yellow Jersey" TT lead.  Rutland results and  Rutland report

Bala gave the Catapult fleet a great three day event 13th-15th July, with hot sunshine to enjoy while the wind decided what it might do--each day started with a still lake, and each day produced a sound racing breeze. The good fleet of twelve boats had the full "top end" going head to head....three helms brought their blue winner's pennants from their last event but only Alex Montgomery held on to his, eventually gaining an emphatic points lead. (Photo Home page.) John Terry (equal second for the event with Paul Ellis) kept his grip on the TT leader board and  "yellow jersey" pennant.  (Results and fun races)       (TT Race report)

The traditional fun races went off in style, with the Pairs race (linking experienced and "improver" helms, (photo Home page)  giving a win to Syd Gage and John Terry, and the Relay seeing the southern Hampton Harrierrs come through in racing that had some real purpose under the fun. 

 
Carsington on September 21st-22nd Cat Open gave  light SW--W breezes (and a sunlit Sunday.) Joining the Dart 18s and Sprint 15s made for a tactical challenges in resticted space, along with the swinging breeze. Gareth Ede and John Terry tussled at the front, Gareth coming through to win (and just wrest the Leader Board from John.) Syd Gage stepped up boat speed steadily, for a second place in the last race. (Results and report)

Saturday at the Northerns at Yorkshire Dales August 17th-18th brought rain and strong wind, with hard racing for an eight-boat fleet. Sunday's promised sunshine arrived but the wind picked up through the day, only two boats completing the last race (photo below) John Terry's trapezing skills took him to a good win (Report) with others vigorously contesting second, Stuart Ede gaining this on count-back, and three points covering second to fourth.

Overall Catapult impressed for speed and survivability in the event shared with the Finn and Contender fleets, a great atmosphere with mixed single-handers.

For the Nationals the following Bank Holiday weekend, Bridlington was again where Catapult meets the real sea, with a range of wind, tide and wave heights across the three days (surfing in to run up the beach.) Gareth Ede took the 2013 National Champion title, scoring six firsts after discard to emphatically win  (Report)  and get himself in  position to challenge John Terry on the Leader  Board

The battle for second was decided by half a boat's length in the seventh race, Alastair Forrest just holding off George Evan's challen
ge as the boats edged downwind against the tide in dying breeze.  (Below: Nationals winner Gareth Ede leads the fleet downwind over the NE swell, Race Three on Sunday)    


Alastair again contested the Round Sheppey Race on Saturday September 7th, the only Catapult in the long-distance race, taking just under 3 hours for the 41 miles, 23rd in a mixed dinghy and cat fleet of around 80, but well back on the Dart 18s, which could punch through the steep breaking chop kicked up by a fresh SW breeze against the tide.


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