Father and Son team win Enterprise Masters

2008 Enterprise Masters winners - Tony Woods, with son Sam - presented by Becky Priest
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The 2008 Enterprise Masters Championship was won by a ‘Father and Son’ team. Congratulations go to Tony and Sam Woods from the Etherow SC. In second place was Nigel and Andy Bird ‘Husband and Wife’ from the Papercourt SC, followed in third place by John Blundell and Richard Adams, Hallamshire SC. The first Lady Master was Ann Jackson/Alan Skeens, Burghfield SC.

The weekend was superb both on and off the water. Staunton Harold were excellent hosts and the organisation by Nigel and Dianne Pepperdine was superb. Saturday was an excellent day for sunbathing in idealistic surroundings, heat 23 degrees, close your eyes and any sunny beach on the continent could not have been better, except there was no wind, enthusiasm for sailing drifted into thinking sun, lake and social!

No attempt could be made to sail on Saturday. Race Officer called for an early start on Sunday, 10:00 am, determined to race – the scenario of no racing was not an option. First race on Sunday was sailed in a light fluky breeze, second and third a gently improvement and Race 4 was sailed in a steady 3.

Four races proved a little too much for some of the Masters, who usually only have to sail two races a day – four was a strain on those aching joints! Tony and Sam Woods had an outstanding lead in the first race thanks to finding the right wind shifts. The racing was a mixture of ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ as the shifts wandered around the reservoir testing the sailor’s techniques and concentration skills.

The Enterprise Association would like to give a big thank you to all our sponsors - Yachts and Yachting, Evolution, Purple Marine, Pinnell and Bax and Speed Sails - and the Host Club for a most enjoyable championship.

Enterprise - Final overall positions

1 23165 Tony Woods Sam Woods Etherow SC 1 1 4 3 5pts
2 22456 Nigel Bird Andy Bird Papercourt SC 8 2 5 1 8
3 23087 John Blundell Rich Adams Hallamshire SC 4 5 1 43r 10
4 23135 Brian Garrison Kate Fry Rotherham SC 10 3 2 5 10
5 23015 Nick Jackson Rachel Jackson Burghfield SC 2 6 3 43r 11
6 20234 David Beaney Margaret Beaney Datchet Water SC 20 4 6 6 16
7 22439 Phil Bevan Catriona Bevan Grafham Water SC 5 10 21 2 17
8 22933 Ann Jackson Alan Skeens Burghfield SC 6 14 9 8 23
9 22501 Alice Allen Andy Massey Bristol Corinthian YC 14 8 7 15 29
10 23089 Jon Woodward Alex Halliwell Redditch/WLYC 11 15 43n 4 30
11 22536 Phil Snewin Josh Davies Chester S & CC 18 9 12 9 30
12 23007 Louis Moulden Clare Charnock Delph SC 17 7 11 14 32
13 23194 Ges Brown Dennis Swain Hallamshire SC 3 11 19 43r 33
14 23224 Graham Kirkup Katie Dolling Grafham Water SC 7 12 18 16 35
15 22911 Martin Bradley Rachel Bradley Ogston SC 43n 19 8 10 37
16 22823 Mike Cossey Christine Barron Tamworth SC 12 13 20 17 42
17 22702 Jane Scutt Nick Scutt Middle Nene SC 19 23 17 12 48
18 23008 Barry Moss Julie Moore Shustoke SC 16 18 15 19 49
19 20518 Nigel Pepperdine Richard Pepperdine Staunton Harold SC 25 16 27 11 52
20 22117 Wally Riley Lesley Riley Chester S & CC 9 33 16 28 53
21 23044 Roy Barker Phil Kirk Penarth YC 15 21 32 18 54
22 20872 Paul Williamson Hazel Williamson Staunton Harold SC 13 26 24 20 57
23 23049 Brian Cumming Linda Cumming Dabchicks SC 28 25 26 7 58
24 22901 Paul Young Kathryn Hayfield Brookvale and Sparkhill SC 35 17 22 23 62
25 21500 John Allen Libby Allen Bristol Corinthian SC 22 28 33 13 63
26 21174 John Robinson Jan Hammersley Staunton Harold SC 31 36 10 27 68
27 22810 Mick Kostiw Anthony Butler Chipstead SC 39 32 13 24 69
28 21808 Mike Jones Will Jones Staunton Harold SC 27 20 43n 22 69
29 22163 Karen Morris Lisa Woods Etherow SC 23 24 43n 25 72
30 22747 Peter Davies Josh Davies Staunton Harold SC 21 22 34 30 73
31 22912 Peter Dolling Elaine Dolling Dabchicks SC 26 34 23 26 75
32 22940 Michael Wilde Rhiannon Hood Berwick on Tweed SC 34 30 14 33 77
33 23159 Martin Bottomley Ray Ball Emberton Park SC 40 27 25 29 81
34 22322 Keith Tyler Katie Tyler Grafham Water SC 32 31 31 21 83
35 22216 Robin Gumbrell Kirsten Pollock Hunts SC 24 29 37 43r 90
36 20687 Dave Staniforth Lynne Gilbertson Ulley SC 30 37 30 31 91
37 21318 Mike Maddocks Carys Done Chester S & CC 38 40 28 32 98
38 21970 Phil Scorah Jane Scorah Ulley SC 29 38 36 34 99
39 21784 Peter Hickling Chris Tyrrell Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC 37 35 29 35 99
40 22813 Kevin Harris Susie Harris Minima YC 36 39 35 36 107
41 20465 Andy Kennington Olivia Kennington Staunton Harold SC 41 41 38 37 116
42 22355 Ian Kelly Samantha Kelly Staunton Harold SC 33 43n 43n 43r 119

Photograph
Tony Woods, with son Sam, being presented with the National Masters Championship Trophy by Becky Priest, committee member Staunton Harold SC