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2012 Class Captain is Paul Swinnerton.
Tel: 0121 684 0564 (Home)
Tel: 07703 190 406 (Mobile)
Our 2012 SOLO Open meeting is on 14th April, click
to view event poster, a Word.doc opens in a new page.
A small slideshow of the 2011 event, held on 16th April, can
be viewed by clicking the image to the right, "on the start
line" on a rather light wind day. The photos taken by Chris
report and images by Richard Ash (Class Captain 2007 to 2010) of the BGSC
Solo Open meeting held on 17th April 2010
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Green Solo Open Meeting 17 April 2010
Seventeen helms from nine clubs entered Barnt Green Solo Open
Meeting in the Midland Area Traveller Series. There was a completely
clear sky for the start of the first race but the wind was a
shifty 4kts from SSW. Phil Everard 4036 (Barnt Green) picked
a favourable wind shift and crossed the fleet on port tack but
by the end of the first lap Bob Suggitt 4719 (Barnt Green) had
the lead with David Liddington 4605 (Rugby and Daventry) in
second. Bob and David continued to lead to the end of the race
with Gareth Wilkinson 4851 (Chelmarsh) third, Neil Wilkinson
4628 and Richard Charles 4439 (both Shustoke) fourth and fifth.
Bob Suggitt shadows 4605 David Liddington
After lunch there was a short postponement before the second race when the wind died and then filled in from SSE. Bob Suggitt had an excellent start with clear air at the starboard end of the line but Neil Wilkinson and Stuart Bush 4848 (both Shustoke) had the best air on the port side of the course to reach the top mark first. At the top of the second round David Liddington was leading from Neil and Bob; Stuart had dropped down the order after accepting a penalty. The boats ghosted to the finish with David retaining the lead and Bob taking second place from Neil.
Race three had the most consistent breeze of the day. Stuart Bush lead for much of the race with Gareth Wilkinson, David Liddington, Bob Suggitt and Neil Wilkinson all in contention. At the finish Gareth got the gun followed by Stuart and Bob.
5091 Chris Brown, 4605 David Liddington and 4628 Neil Wilkinson
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Top Five placings. Full Results from Sailwave HERE
Rank SailNo Helm Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st 4719 Bob Suggitt Barnt Green 1.0 2.0 (3.0) 6.0 3.0
2nd 4605 David Liddington Rugby+Daventry 2.0 1.0 (4.0) 7.0 3.0
3rd 4851 Gareth Wilkinson Chelmarsh 3.0 (4.0) 1.0 8.0 4.0
4th 4628 Neil Wilkinson Shustoke 4.0 3.0 (5.0) 12.0 7.0
5th 4848 Stuart Bush Shustoke 7.0 (8.0) 2.0 17.0 9.0
4034 Keith Heyes and 4036 Philip Everard cross tacks
to enlarge. Pictures by Richard Ash.
Here is a little information about the Solo
National Solo is a classic, one-design, single-handed dinghy. Designed
by Jack Holt in 1956, the Solo remains a popular dinghy, sailed at many
clubs in the UK, Holland
Originally designed in wood, competitive boats are now widely available in Foam Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or composite construction (FRP hull and wood deck) as well as wood.
2006 was the 50th anniversary of the design, and the National Solo Class Association organised a series of events to celebrate.” Vist the Solo website by clicking here ( Opens in a seperate window )
Solo Archive pages here +