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Barnt Green Open 2017

Bob Suggit - 23rd May 2017

Visitors from Stewartby and South Staffs joined Barnt Green Larks for the annual open on Sunday.
A brisk breeze and bright sunshine made for perfect conditions.
Race one saw Chris White come through the fleet to win, followed by Nigel and Fiona Denchfield and Ollie Ridgeway and Rachel Jennings.
The scratch partnership of Bob Suggitt and George Puttock were a distant last.
In race two White /Booth led from start to finish followed by the Denchfields.
Suggitt/Puttock had got their act together at the start of race three with a port tack start that easily cleared the fleet, and although White/Booth came through to win, Suggitt/Puttock held on for a second place which was good enough for third overall.

The race for the single-handed trophy has it`s origins in the 1948 London Olympics when the Firefly (with main and jib) was the boat chosen for the single handed class.
The race for the Bittell Bottle has been held every year since and this year was convincingly won by Ollie Ridgeway.

1stLark253South Staffs SCChris WhiteNic Booth(1.0)
2ndLark2459Stewartby Water SCNigel DenchfieldFiona Denchfield2.02.0(5.0)9.04.0
3rdLark2467Barnt Green SCBob SuggittGeorge Puttock(5.0)
4thLark2532South Staffs SCTony HotchkissVicky Ford(4.0)
5thLark2301Barnt Green SCOllie RidgewayRachel Jennings3.0(5.0)

Single Handed Race
1st Ollie Ridgeway Barnt Green
2nd Bob Suggitt Barnt Green
3rd Matt Sherlock Barnt Green