Four straight wins for Mark and Emma Simpson at Yorkshire Dales SC National 12 open meeting

Yorkshire Dales SC hosted a National Twelve Open Meeting on 18 September. Eleven boats competed in the event, which YDSC ran alongside their Windward/Leeward open.

Mark and Emma Simpson took first place in all four races, although they had to work hard for the line honours, with places changing throughout the races. Howard and Thomas Steavenson pressed them hard, as did Bernard Clark and Jamie Kerslake and John and Alison Cheetham. Further down the fleet the racing was just as close with plenty of place changing keeping helms and crews on their toes and working hard on their tactics and their speed.

With just three meetings left in the Northern series and 11 boats already qualifying, Simpson and Simpson are now in the lead on 6 points, closely followed by Philip and Helen David on 8 points and Howard and Thomas Steavenson on 12 points.

Overall Results

1st Mark and Emma Simpson, SDSC

2nd Howard and Thomas Steavenson, TSC

3rd Bernard Clark and Jamie Kerslake, YOSC

4th John and Alison Cheetham, YSC