All photos © Chris Bashall
The Hayling Island SC Christmas Cracker this year was a Moth-Fest, with the class taking the first five places. Ricky Tagg was this year's Cracker winner, followed by Mike Lennon, Jason Belben (SBSC), Peter Barton (RLYC) and Simon Hiscocks. Then in sixth place the first boat to start - 96 minutes before the final Moth starters - the RS Tera of Alex Butler.
The wind around 15 knots throughout helped the fast boats with the Musto Skiff of Neil Upton-Brown in seventh, the Contender of D Taylor in eighth and the RS200 of Tom Morris and Emma Poteous in ninth. First Flying 15 was that of Andrew Jameson and Matt Alvarado in tenth. First Merlin, Dave Hayes and John Rees 11th, first Finn John Tremlett (MRSC) in 13th. Steve Chiverton was first Solo in 22nd, the first RS700 was Eddie Gatehouse in 25th and leading Topper, Geoff Sherwood in 32nd.
|Pos||Boat Type||Sail No||Helm||Crew||Club|
|1st||International Moth||3804||Ricky Tagg|| ||HISC|
|2nd||International Moth||3708||Mike Lennon|| ||HISC|
|3rd||International Moth||3619||J Belben|| ||SBSC|
|4th||International Moth||3795||Peter Barton|| ||RLYC|
|5th||International Moth||1||Simon Hiscocks|| ||HISC|
|6th||RS Tera Sport||1985||Alex Butler|| ||HISC|
|7th||Musto Skiff||251||Neil Upton-Brown|| ||HISC|
|8th||Contender||2512||D Taylor|| ||MRSC|
|9th||RS200||1382||Tom Morris||Emma Porteous||HISC|
|10th||Flying Fifteen||3904||A Jameson||M Alvarado||HISC|
Full results at www.hisc.co.uk/openresults11/christmas_cracker_2011.htm