Chipstead Sailing Club Enterprise Open Meeting Report 2019
The Chipstead Enterprise Open Meeting, took place on Sunday 22nd September. 11 boats entered including 5 visitors. The event was shared with open meetings for the Comet and Firefly fleets leading 3 separate starts for each of the 4 races. OOD John Masters did a fantastic job setting good start lines and courses in the face of mixed weather conditions and changeable wind directions.
On arrival competitors were faced with very still conditions with what little wind there was coming from the south. This led to some frequent changes in positions, particularly in the middle of the fleet in the first two morning races.
The first race was won by some margin by David and John Beaney 20234 (Rickmansworth SC) ahead of Andy and Nigel Bird 22456 (RYA) with new comers to Chipstead and the Open Circuit Ed and Nick Pepper 21500 (Littleton SC) taking third place.
The second race saw some close racing on the short leg to the windward mark. Former Chipstead Enterprise sailor Paul Turner crewed by Solo Class member Nigel Lamb 15905 paid the penalty for an over enthusiastic roll tack and capsized. David Beaney again took line honours with Ann Jackson and Alan Skeens 23349 (Burghfield) in second followed by the Birds in third.
Lunch came at the right time as the heavens opened and competitors took refuge in the club house for a hearty lunch. With the rain brought the wind and a more constant south westerly wind. This enabled the course to be changed and longer beats for the two afternoon races.
The third race saw a change in the winner with the Birds taking first place ahead of Dave Beaney and Ann Jackson. The final race resulted in some close racing particularly at the front of the fleet, but in the end it was won by David Beaney with Andy Bird finishing second and Ann Jackson in third.
1st 20234 David and John Beaney (Rickmansworth)
2nd 22456 Andy and Nigel Bird (RYA)
3rd 23349 Ann Jackson and Alan Skeens (Burghfield SC)
4th 22938 David Thorne-Large and Lukas / Vincent Greenhalf (Chipstead SC)
5th 21500 Ed and Nick Pepper (Littleton SC)
6th 23144 Andy Howard and John Schillibeer (Medway YC)
7th 22860 Peter and Sarah Boulden (Chipstead SC)
8th 11267 Neil Spencer and Liz Ross (Chipstead SC)
9th 15905 Paul Turner and Nigel Lamb (Chipstead SC)
10th 14559 John Russ and Sean Chapman (Chipstead SC)
11th 17741 Toby Lockwood and Kath Mareetts (Chipstead SC)