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National 12 Burton Week at Brixham Yacht Club - Overall

By Graham Camm on 4 Aug 2007 28 July - 4 August 2007
Photo © Jane Pelling

Race 6

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

Overall Results:

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.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6
13492GRAHAM CAMMZOE BALLANTYNEBURGHFIELD S C112143
23501TOM STEWARTELIZABETH ROSSNORTHAMPTON S C224231
33484ANTONY GIFFORDJOANNA GIFFORDALDEBURGH Y C13575392
43494jon ibbotsoncharlotte stewartROYAL HARWICH Y C10983924
53457PAUL PELLINGGUY PELLINGROYAL HARWICH Y C118141710
62993JO RICHARDSHOLLY scottGURNARD S C93631617
73473JOHN MEADOWCROFTKATY MEADOWCROFTHENLEY S C124511395
83430steve norburyandy hillwarsash s c461012138
93455caroline martinandrew douglasBURGHFIELD S C57971812
103431frances giffordsophie mackleyALDEBURGH Y C151316819
113483jon BROWNJULES BROWNROYAL HARWICH Y C1412111456
123511dare barryemily abbottROYAL VICTORIA Y C6111461223
133485gavin willissabrina willisBRISTOL CORINTHIAN Y C7101315257
143490rick perkinssarah perkinsWHITSTABLE Y C8161291015
153429KERRI HARRISindia harrisSALCOMBE Y C32018131419
163477BRUCE JOHNSONCLARE JOHNSONROYAL HARWICH Y C18193923611
173423HENRY JOHNSONREBECCA JOHNSONROYAL HARWICH Y C201819201114
183495ROSIE WHITECLAIRE HUNTERBURGHFIELD S C191439102218
193505nathan hardinglucy horsleySALCOMBE Y C16232819820
203444jeremy careygeorgina rowlandBURGHFIELD S C23242216916
213468JOHN CHEETHAMALISON CHEETHAMYEADON S C22172022722
223143matt stilesjoseph stilesisland barn s c211517172425
233421mike shallowELEANOR SHALLOWROYAL HARWICH Y C392215212321
243502dave peacocktricia woodtrent valley s c392623241913
253510DEREK DAVIESJEREMY WILLIAMSONEXE S C242121183927
263498james andersoneleanor assinderSPINNAKER CLUB272726252124
273415nigel whitechris whiteBURGHFIELD S C292525282029
283463susan pellinghester pellingUP RIVER Y C252824262628
293402james tayloremma gagerpenzance s c283029291539
303154felix newhall-smithlottie newhall-smithSPINNAKER CLUB263130302826
313460jo huntcharlie shallowROYAL HARWICH Y C392927272739
323443john thorntonmandy thorntonHENLEY S C39393393939
333247tina mackiemike mackieroyal dart y c173939393939
343470JIM BRETHERICKmartina B / KAREN BLUEMLSALCOMBE Y C323233393939
353453CHRIS NICHOLLSvariousBATH UNI S C303931393939
363215john moorhousehelen moorhousebabbacombe c s c313932393939
373454simon walworthrosie walworthSPINNAKER CLUB393939393939
383493MIKE DOUGLASADELE CAMERONROYAL HARWICH Y C393939393939
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