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Middle Nene Flying Fifteen Open report
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Middle Nene Flying Fifteen Open report

and Southern Travellers Update

Middle Nene is a fantastic place to sail, and the weather was perfect for the 7 boats on the Saturday with a strong NE wind Force 4.  Ed and Andrew Connellan lay down the challenge in the GBR2700 in the first race and then the close racing resulted in 4 boats all getting a first place in a race over the weekend.  The forecast for Sunday was not looking favourable so the decision to do two races back-to-back on Saturday a late lunch and then another 2 back-to-back.  Sunday was barely sailable with 6 mph to start and variable.
  1. A close finish on points resulted in joint 1st with 10 points, however GBR3873 Neil Bartholomey & John Montemayor with 2 firsts and a discarded 6th took First Place.
  2. Second went to GBR2433 Mark Greer and Gary Livingstone
  3. With a close third, GBR1155 Graham Lamond with Son Alistair one point off the lead

The club and friends gathered for a BBQ afterwards with 60 people attending. Making it a fantastic weekend and we look forward to seeing more visitors next year!
Position Number Helm Crew Home Club
1 3873 Neil Bartholomey John Montemayor Middle Nene SC
2 2433 Mark Gear Gary Livingstone Middle Nene SC
3 1155 Graham Lamond Alastair Lamond Ripon & Broxbourne SC
4 2700 Ed Connellan Andrew Connellan Middle Nene SC
5 2468 Roo Jarvis Julia West  
6 3707 Brian Turner Jackie Burns Broxbourne SC
7 2647 Matt Yallop Andy Rapley Middle Nene SC

With Middle Nene Open Meeting the Southern Travellers standings have seen some small changes:

Duncan and John remain in first place, with Neil Bartholomey and John Montemayor moving up to 4th place and Brian Turner and Jackie Burns now in 7th and these sailing teams are just getting started so watch them challenge for the leadership in the coming events!! 35 boats have now sailed in one or more events.
Standings Number Helm Crew Home Club
1 3844 Duncan Matthew John Chalker Aldeburgh YC
2 4094 John Hanson Helen Selden RYA
3 4011 Jeremy Valentine Andrew Telford Datchet SC
4 3873 Neil Bartholomey John Montemayor Middle Nene SC
5 3536 Angus Scott Philip Snowdon Datchet SC
6 3726 Duncan Grindley Jon Mortimer Grafham SC
7 3707 Brian Turner Jackie Burns Broxbourne SC

Burnham open meeting next weekend (17th – 18th June) with 10 visiting boats already confirmed. If you want to be part of the Southern Travellers please see the Flying 15 Association, Fixtures page for more information. Chew Valley (Inland Champs) and South Cerny open meetings are planned for September with Broxbourne in October.

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