Photo © Jane Pelling
The forecast was for a south westerly breeze of around 10 knots with a warm front passing over the race course mid day bringing grim weather. Luckily for the 12 fleet the breeze arrived after an hour postponement and the warm front stayed away meaning the fleet had a cracking sail in beaming sunshine.
The race officer decided to make full use of the solid breeze and set 3 laps of course A, meaning we would do three sets of triangle and sausages (7 beats in all). The wind was moving through some big swings so judging which end of the line to start was a challenge. In the end the pin end paid. Antony & Jo Gifford looked good starting at the pin end and crossed the fleet on port early on, following the port lift in the middle of the beat. Jon Ibbotson & Charlotte Stewart also looked good being more left than the Giffords. Tom Stewart & Liz Ross started at the committee boat end but sailed fast and pointed high to pull up to the top pack by the end of the beat. In the end staying left paid off and Bruce & Clare Johnson rounded the windward mark first.
There was a lot of luffing on the first reach and Tom & Liz overhauled the pack to take the lead which they were then never in any danger of losing. Antony & Jo pulled through into second and despite the fleet having six more beats to catch up they were never under any threat. More place changing happened lower down the fleet. Long marginal planing reaches and shifts, swings and holes in the wind on the beat enabled much overtaking. Graham Camm & Zoe Ballantyne worked their way up the fleet to take third by the finish. With Jon & Char and the Meadowcrofts close behind.
Race 6 Results:
1st Tom Stewart & Liz Ross
2nd Antony & Jo Gifford
3rd Graham Camm & Zoe Ballantyne
4th Jon Ibbotson & Charlotte Stewart
5th John & Katy Meadowcroft
Graham & Zoe narrowly beat Tom & Liz in the overall series.
Paul & Guy Pelling won the Burton Cup.
Matt & Jo Stiles were first Admiral's Cupper in the Burton.
Royal Harwich won the team trophy just pipping team Burghfield.
Rick & Sarah Perkins won the new comers (Arrows).
Caroline Martin won the Grand Masters and was also top lady helm.
The Corrigan was hotly contested between Henry & Rebecca Johnson and Nathan Harding & Lucy Horsley. Henry won by a whisker - just 4 points ahead.
|1||3492||GRAHAM CAMM||ZOE BALLANTYNE||BURGHFIELD S C||1||1||2||1||4||3|
|2||3501||TOM STEWART||ELIZABETH ROSS||NORTHAMPTON S C||2||2||4||2||3||1|
|3||3484||ANTONY GIFFORD||JOANNA GIFFORD||ALDEBURGH Y C||13||5||7||5||39||2|
|4||3494||jon ibbotson||charlotte stewart||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||10||9||8||39||2||4|
|5||3457||PAUL PELLING||GUY PELLING||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||11||8||1||4||17||10|
|6||2993||JO RICHARDS||HOLLY scott||GURNARD S C||9||3||6||3||16||17|
|7||3473||JOHN MEADOWCROFT||KATY MEADOWCROFT||HENLEY S C||12||4||5||11||39||5|
|8||3430||steve norbury||andy hill||warsash s c||4||6||10||12||13||8|
|9||3455||caroline martin||andrew douglas||BURGHFIELD S C||5||7||9||7||18||12|
|10||3431||frances gifford||sophie mackley||ALDEBURGH Y C||15||13||16||8||1||9|
|11||3483||jon BROWN||JULES BROWN||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||14||12||11||14||5||6|
|12||3511||dare barry||emily abbott||ROYAL VICTORIA Y C||6||11||14||6||12||23|
|13||3485||gavin willis||sabrina willis||BRISTOL CORINTHIAN Y C||7||10||13||15||25||7|
|14||3490||rick perkins||sarah perkins||WHITSTABLE Y C||8||16||12||9||10||15|
|15||3429||KERRI HARRIS||india harris||SALCOMBE Y C||3||20||18||13||14||19|
|16||3477||BRUCE JOHNSON||CLARE JOHNSON||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||18||19||39||23||6||11|
|17||3423||HENRY JOHNSON||REBECCA JOHNSON||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||20||18||19||20||11||14|
|18||3495||ROSIE WHITE||CLAIRE HUNTER||BURGHFIELD S C||19||14||39||10||22||18|
|19||3505||nathan harding||lucy horsley||SALCOMBE Y C||16||23||28||19||8||20|
|20||3444||jeremy carey||georgina rowland||BURGHFIELD S C||23||24||22||16||9||16|
|21||3468||JOHN CHEETHAM||ALISON CHEETHAM||YEADON S C||22||17||20||22||7||22|
|22||3143||matt stiles||joseph stiles||island barn s c||21||15||17||17||24||25|
|23||3421||mike shallow||ELEANOR SHALLOW||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||39||22||15||21||23||21|
|24||3502||dave peacock||tricia wood||trent valley s c||39||26||23||24||19||13|
|25||3510||DEREK DAVIES||JEREMY WILLIAMSON||EXE S C||24||21||21||18||39||27|
|26||3498||james anderson||eleanor assinder||SPINNAKER CLUB||27||27||26||25||21||24|
|27||3415||nigel white||chris white||BURGHFIELD S C||29||25||25||28||20||29|
|28||3463||susan pelling||hester pelling||UP RIVER Y C||25||28||24||26||26||28|
|29||3402||james taylor||emma gager||penzance s c||28||30||29||29||15||39|
|30||3154||felix newhall-smith||lottie newhall-smith||SPINNAKER CLUB||26||31||30||30||28||26|
|31||3460||jo hunt||charlie shallow||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||39||29||27||27||27||39|
|32||3443||john thornton||mandy thornton||HENLEY S C||39||39||3||39||39||39|
|33||3247||tina mackie||mike mackie||royal dart y c||17||39||39||39||39||39|
|34||3470||JIM BRETHERICK||martina B / KAREN BLUEML||SALCOMBE Y C||32||32||33||39||39||39|
|35||3453||CHRIS NICHOLLS||various||BATH UNI S C||30||39||31||39||39||39|
|36||3215||john moorhouse||helen moorhouse||babbacombe c s c||31||39||32||39||39||39|
|37||3454||simon walworth||rosie walworth||SPINNAKER CLUB||39||39||39||39||39||39|
|38||3493||MIKE DOUGLAS||ADELE CAMERON||ROYAL HARWICH Y C||39||39||39||39||39||39|