2017 Open Meetings

Saturday 7th October – Solo Open Meeting

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October – Merlin Rocket Open Meeting



Tuesday 4th July – North West Senior Travellers Series

On Tuesday 4th July we welcomed 19 visitors who all took part in our ‘leg’ of the RYA North West Senior Travellers Series.  After a delayed start of about half an hour whilst we waited for the forecast wind to arrive the 20 boats then enjoyed some close racing in a reasonable breeze (plus some rain!).  Well done to Andy Flitcroft from Bolton, in his Supernova, on taking the win having had two firsts.  Here are the full results:

Senior Travellers - July 2017


Sunday 11th June – Laser Open Meeting

Sunday 11th June saw 16 sailors come along to our Laser Open Meeting on a day of brisk winds and, as a result, plenty of thrills and spills.  The event was dominated by HLSC’s Richard Marsh, back in a Laser after a few years away, who won with two firsts and a second followed by Malcolm Marsden and Graham Macwhirter who were only separated by Malcolm’s first in the last race.  Here are the full results:

Laser Opern 2017



Sunday 14th May – GP14 / Scorpion Open Meeting

Hollingworth Lake SC held a combined Northern Bell series GP14 Open  Scorpion  Open on Sunday 14th May. Although the Club does not have any Scorpions, it has one member who is well known in that fleet as a crew, so all boats were visitors enjoying a change of scene.
With a good day’s forecast, boats set out little noticing a dark cloud in the west. The Scorpions got away at the start and some 5 minutes later the GP14s started as the rogue cloud became blacker and the wind increased. The Scorpions were on the downwind leg by now, while the GPs were battered by the wind and hail that followed on the first beat and continued on the first downwind leg. The younger (and fitter) sailors coped readily. So Andy McKee and Chris Massey stormed away in the Scorpions, and Adam McGovern and Chris Robinson took the GP lead. These two boats were to take the honours for the day. As the sun returned, the wind became more variable and shifty.
After a good lunch, two races were sailed back-to-back. At first, the wind became more north westerly, it strengthened to give excellent racing conditions. There was no change to the lead in either fleet but the second and third places were contested. In the final race, Steve Walker and Jerry Hannabuss in the Scorpions got the best of the start and never surrendered the lead to Andy McKee. In the GPs, Martin Brennan and Richard Long had the lead for much of the race, gradually succumbing to Adam McGovern on the last lap.

GP Open Meeting


Scorpion Open Meeting



Saturday 29th April – North West Junior Travellers Trophy

Saturday 29th April saw a total of 49 youth and junior sailors in 41 different boats sailing in what was round 2 of 10 of this year’s North West Junior Travellers Trophy.  Some photos of the days sailing can be found here http://www.hlsc.org.uk/nw-junior-travellers-2017/

Here are the results:

NWJTT - Youth & Junior

 NWJTT - Optimists


The relevant Notice Of Race for all these Open Meetings will appear here as the date of the Open Meeting draws nearer.  We will also post the results and a report about the event here after the Open Meeting.

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