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  • RS400 Southern Tour Burghfield
  • RS400 Southern Tour Burghfield
  • RS400 Southern Tour Burghfield

Congratulations to Steve and Sarah Cockerill

With the forecast looking dire for most of the week and barely an isobar anywhere in the UK, things weren't looking promising for Burghfield's annual RS400 open meeting. But as the weekend drew closer, things started to look a little better. On the day, warm, bright sunshine and a very gentle breeze ranging between calm and F2-3 was enough for 11 teams to contest the event, four home boats joined by seven visitors.

The weather gods had dealt us what is probably the most tricky wind direction at Burghfield - a southerly across the width of the lake. So, almost everyone sampled a moment of glory at some point during the day, often quickly followed by utter calamity. But Steve and Sarah Cockerill signalled their intent by taking the first race convincingly and sealed victory in a gradually building breeze in the final race winning by a considerable distance.

Pushing the Cockerills all the way were Steve Restall and Chris Stubbs from Downs SC. A second in Race 1 and a first in Race 3, left them well positioned with one race to go, but a third place wasn't enough to trouble the Cockerill's.

Sean Cleary and Annalise Nixon from Oxford SC finished third overall with a consistent 3,5,2 scoreline. Other notable performances were Dave Hereward and Claire Shepherd from Datchet Water SC who nailed a first in Race 2, Howard Farbrother and Lou Hosken from Queen Mary SC posting a good second place in Race 3, and best Burghfield team James Cutler and Alan Glanville in sixth recording two very creditable fourth places.

So, a successful event for the Club on a hot, very light wind day, ably marshalled by Peter Blackman and his race team. Thanks also go to Virginia Leigh for her usual faultless results service.

Next stop is Lee on the solent on the 13/14 of july

Steve Middleton

Photos Peter Blackman


2019 Burghfield RS400 Open - 22nd June 2019

Burghfield Sailing Club


Provisional Results as of 15:22 on June 22, 2019


Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 11, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Boat_Class helmname crewname Sail_Number Sailing_Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st RS 400 Steve Cockerill Sarah Cockerill 1489 Stokes Bay SC 1.0 2.0 (3.0) 1.0 7.0 4.0
2nd RS 400 Steve Restall Chris Stubbs 1189 Downs SC 2.0 (5.0) 1.0 3.0 11.0 6.0
3rd RS 400 Sean Cleary Annalise Nixon 1377 Oxford SC 3.0 (7.0) 5.0 2.0 17.0 10.0
4th RS 400 Dave Hereward Claire Shepherd 1331 Datchet Water SC (6.0) 1.0 6.0 6.0 19.0 13.0
5th RS 400 Howard Farbrother Lou Hosken 1418 Queen Mary SC (7.0) 4.0 2.0 7.0 20.0 13.0
6th RS 400 James Cutler Alan Glanville 1270 Burghfield SC 4.0 8.0 (9.0) 4.0 25.0 16.0
7th RS400 Steve Middleton David Smith 1400 Burghfield SC 8.0 (10.0) 4.0 5.0 27.0 17.0
8th RS 400 Chris Brown Andy Beadsworth 854 RORC (10.0) 3.0 7.0 8.0 28.0 18.0
9th RS400 Andrew Leigh Linda Anderson 1431 Burghfield Sailing Club 5.0 6.0 8.0 (12.0 DNF) 31.0 19.0
10th RS400 Roger Garrison Andy Maw 1297 Burghfield SC 9.0 9.0 (11.0) 9.0 38.0 27.0
11th RS 400 Trevor Griffiths Jonathan Griffiths 445 Roadford SC 11.0 (12.0 DNF) 10.0 10.0 43.0 31.0
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