Kestrel Open at Marconi Sailing Club
by John Weedon on 3 Sep 2010
28-29 August 2010
Kestrels at Marconi © Anne Bridge
This was held over the August Bank Holiday weekend in testing wind conditions.
Race 1 on the Sunday morning started in a force 4/5 westerly against the flood tide causing a bumpy ride. Together with stronger gusts coupled with a general increase in wind strength 6 of the 9 starters retired due to various difficulties. The 3 remaining boats finished as 1st 1516 Dusty Miller/Alan Barnstable, 2nd 1563 Henry/Chris Richards and 3rd Rod/Jenny Brown-Lee.
With the wind in the ascendancy there was no appetite for the afternoon scheduled race.
Sunday was promised to be a little kinder wind wise and in a northerly direction causing a smoother ride. The remaing fit boats and crew managed 2 races without major incident after a delayed start allowing some moderation in conditions. Henry and Chris winning race 2 and 1574 Dave/Ian Hearsum coming 2nd. Dusty/Alan finished 3rd and then decided to drop out of the last race which gave the reverse results in 1st and 2nd place with 1544 Kevin/Hayden Edwins in 3rd.
Of the 10 boats entered only 2 managed to finish all 3 races sailed, these were 1563 Henry/Chris Richards and 1573 Rod/Jenny Brown-Lee, well done.
|1st||1563||Henry Richards||Chris Richards||Goldhanger S.C.||2||1||2|
|2nd||1574||Dave Hearsum||Ian Hearsum||Ardleigh S.C.||RTD||2||1|
|3rd||1516||Dusty Miller||Alan Barnstable||Bristol Corinthian S.C.||1||3||DNC|
|4th||1573||Rod Brown-Lee||Jenny Brown-Lee||Goldhanger S.C.||3||5||4|
|5th ||1544||Kevin Edwins||Hayden Edwins||Stewartby water S.C.||RTD||4||3|
|6th=||1488||Plilip Trevelyan||Susannah Trevelyan||Filey S.C.||RTD||DNC||DNC|
|6th=||1510||Jeremy Drummond||Jane Drummond||Wilsonian S.C.||RTD||DNC||DNC|
|6th=||1549||Graham Richmond||Duncan Wilson||Goldhanger S.C.||RTD||DNC||DNC|
|6th=||1575||Tony Willman||Peter Haffenden||Deben Y.C.||RTD||DNC||DNC|
|10th||1545||John Weedon||Amber Wilson||Marconi S.C.||DNC||DNC||DNC|