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Ocean Elements 2016

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.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3
1st1563Henry RichardsChris RichardsGoldhanger S.C.212
2nd1574Dave HearsumIan HearsumArdleigh S.C.RTD21
3rd1516Dusty MillerAlan BarnstableBristol Corinthian S.C.13DNC
4th1573Rod Brown-LeeJenny Brown-LeeGoldhanger S.C.354
5th 1544Kevin EdwinsHayden EdwinsStewartby water S.C.RTD43
6th=1488Plilip TrevelyanSusannah TrevelyanFiley S.C.RTDDNCDNC
6th=1510Jeremy DrummondJane DrummondWilsonian S.C.RTDDNCDNC
6th=1549Graham RichmondDuncan WilsonGoldhanger S.C.RTDDNCDNC
6th=1575Tony WillmanPeter HaffendenDeben Y.C.RTDDNCDNC
10th1545John WeedonAmber WilsonMarconi S.C.DNCDNCDNC