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Comet Trio National Championship at Exe Sailing Club

by Guy Farrant on 23 Aug 2015 21-23 August 2015
Comet Trio Nationals at Exe © Mike Rice

A family affair

The Comet Trio Nationals, sponsored by Noble Marine and held at Exe Sailing Club 21-23 Aug 2015 attracted 22 entries. Extremes of weather were encountered, ranging from a very rough sea with a Southerly 15-17 kts for 2 races with the Horlock brothers gaining one win each.

Followed next day by near calm, allowing only one race which had to be shortened and won by Martin Luce; his first ever National win.

On the final day after heavy rain and a postponement due to no wind, 2 races were sailed in a gentle 7-9 kts, both won by past champions Andrew and Caroline McAusland.

The class has a new champion in Alex Horlock, beating past champions brother Iain and dad Bob.

Overall Results:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stPooh431Alex HorlockJosh Geare/Alex CollinsExe31‑6329
2ndPiglet472Andrew McAuslandCaroline McAuslandExe55‑131112
3rdRed Alert495Iain HorlockCharlotte JonesExe12‑116514
4thExe't'sea394Bob HorlockColette HorlockExe‑9752418
5thAbigail Rose457Symon GarrattGraham SykesExe237‑11921
6th 398Stuart BushRory BushShustoke86‑107324
7thGo with the Flow428Guy FarrantMarilynn BookerExe10(RET)44624
8thTamsyn 11475Tony BrewsterLes ArscottExe6‑938825
9thScarlet Lady476Steve AshfordDave JacksonPaignton788‑10730
10thTatu446Martin LuceAndrew SoperExe‑12101121033
11thMango Grove433Adrian PadroTracy PadroShustoke442(DNC)DNC33
12thAriel365David TalbotJoe MayneHawley Lake‑21181251348
13thStarlight Express357Christopher PadroRyan PadroShustoke11129(DNC)DNC55
14thDaisy443Keith LawsonHazel LawsonExe(RET)DNC1491258
15thNo Worries368Nick WebberRichard StradlingExe‑181718131159
16thCeltic Blaze429Ian UptonMary UptonExe1714‑19151460
17thMolly May467Sarah‑Louise JefferiesSteve WhiteCody1516‑20141560
18thMayniac348Sam MayneChris MayneHawley Lake131116(DNC)DNC63
19thWild Thing425Fred WoodcockDebbie WoodcockExe141315(DNC)DNC65
20thHigh Hopes358Nel KingDerek HiscocksCody2015‑22161768
21stGolden Hawk316Stephen SharpHelen HardingSutton Bingham1919‑21171671
22ndDash393Bill GottDon BlackettExe16RET17(DNC)DNC78

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