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The P+B Phantom Midlands Series  - 2019

The Phantom Midlands Series has drawn to a close with the final event of being hosted by Grafham Water Sailing Club. A lower than expected turnout possibly due to the shocking forecast of 38knt gusts and the England’s Rugby World Cup semi-final match against the All Blacks !!
Despite this, Phantoms travelled from far and wide and were treated to two full days of back to back racing as part of the Ovington Winter Championships, racing in much better conditions than were predicted.
Overall podium places were awarded to:
 1st -  Martin Watts  Netley S.C.
2nd  - Alister Morely  Salcombe Y.C.
3rd  - Richard Sims   Carsington S.C.

The P+B Midlands Series as a whole was made up of 5 events:
Northampton S.C – inland Championships
Carsington S.C.
Shustoke S.C.
Blithfield S.C.
Grafham Water S.C.

Our thanks to each of these clubs for hosting the Phantom events, all of which were well organized, friendly and welcoming.

With a total entry 33 boats spread across 19 clubs it has been a reasonable start to reigniting Phantom Sailing in the Midlands after a gap of several years.
There were notably some consistent travellers attending most of the events, but clearly room for improvement in 2020 to attract more ‘club’ sailors and encourage them to hitch up their boats and venture forth !

The racing has been competitive with venues being centralized to try and reduce long journey times for midlands sailors. It was great to see people from other regions taking part and enjoying the friendly atmosphere.

Congratulations go to the 2019 Series winner - Jim Hopton from Shustoke Sailing Club who sailed consistently well and will receive the Midlands Series Trophy. Full details below of the overall series results. Our thanks go to P+B the sponsors for the series who provided some great prizes for each event and continue to support the Phantom Class.

In addition to the event prizes and in an attempt to encourage more travelling Phantoms, P+B provided a ‘Golden Ticket’ series raffle prize of a mast bag.
Every sailor at each event received a ‘vitual’ raffle ticket – the more events entered the more tickets they received !
    
Drawn out of the hat, Winning Ticket  1447 – Richard Sims. Congratulations Richard and many thanks to P+B for their generosity.

With the 2019 season coming to a close thoughts are already being made towards next seasons series.  So if you would like your club to be considered for the 2020 Midlands Series contact Mike Webster- Midlands Area Representative via the Phantom Website.

 

 
Phantom Midland Traveller Series - 2019      Overall Results  
                     
OVERALL POSITION Name Club Boat No. Inland Championships Northampton S.C.  Carsington  S.C. Shustoke S.C. Blithfield S.C. Winter Championships Grafhm Water S.C. Total Points  Total Points with discard
1 Jim Hopton Shustoke S.C. 1400 8 2 3 1 35 49 6
2 Mike Webster Northampton S.C. 1440 7 4 1 35 35 82 12
3 Richard Sims Carsington S.C. 1447 12 7 35 3 3 60 13
4 Alister Morely Salcombe S.C. 1459 4 35 35 35 2 111 41
5 Martin Watts Netley S.C. 1259 6 35 35 35 1 112 42
6 Nick Orman Castle Cove S.C. 1446 3 35 35 35 7 115 45
6 Ian Stone Maidenhead S.C. 1280 5 35 35 35 5 115 45
8 Andy Couch Blithfield S.C. 1456 1 35 35 35 35 141 71
8 Martin Knott Ribble C.C. 1434 35 1 35 35 35 141 71
10 Doug Rankin Blithfield S.C. 1136 35 35 35 2 35 142 72
10 Will Gulliver Northampton S.C. 1435 2 35 35 35 35 142 72
10 Adrian Padro Shustoke S.C. 1347 A 35 35 2 35 35 142 72
13 Malcolm Hall Carsington S.C. 1261 35 3 35 35 35 143 73
14 Ian Hopwood Nantwich S.C. 1456 35 35 35 4 35 144 74
14 Bob Portway RHYC 1334 35 35 35 35 4 144 74
14 Chris Biglin Shustoke S.C. 1347 B 35 35 4 35 35 144 74
17 Brian Webley Shustoke S.C. 1111 35 35 5 35 35 145 75
17 Matt Butler Yorkshire Dales S.C. 1138 35 5 35 35 35 145 75
19 Gavin  Vaughan Carsington S.C. 1390 35 6 35 35 35 146 76
19 Steve Curl Chipstead S.C. 1153 35 35 35 35 6 146 76
19 Peter Smith Shustoke S.C. 1158 35 35 6 35 35 146 76
22 Daniel Wigmore Grfham Water S.C. 1457 35 35 35 35 8 148 78
23 John Wayling Northampton S.C. 1346 9 35 35 35 35 149 79
24 Tim Platt Maidenhead S.C. 1130 10 35 35 35 35 150 80
25 Rich Cumberbatch Castle Cove S.C. 1348 11 35 35 35 35 151 81
26 Steve Ward Bartley S.C. 1356 13 35 35 35 35 153 83
27 Eric Howe CreekseaS.C. 1404 15 35 35 35 35 155 85
27 Ian Harridge Nantwich S.C. 1441 14 35 35 35 35 154 84
29 Bruce Hattersley Modbury S.C. 1357 16 35 35 35 35 156 86
30 D Patrick Broadmoor S.C. 1318 17 35 35 35 35 157 87
31 Olly Hopkins Bowmoor S.C. 1343 18 35 35 35 35 158 88
32 Graham Dale-Jones CreekseaS.C. 1461 19 35 35 35 35 159 89
33 Colin Meadows- Smith  Northampton S.C. 1389 20 35 35 35 35 160 90

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