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Magic Marine RS300 Sprint Championship at Rutland Sailing Club

by Tim Keen on 27 Apr 2016 23-24 April 2016

The warm weather early in the week made way for a fresh chilly weekend of racing in 10-15knts. 13 sailors showed up to battle it out in 4 fleets over 6 races of round robin format on Saturday to see who would make it the gold on Sunday. Tim Keen's 11 points led the scoring on Saturday night closely followed buy Rich Le Mare 12 Harry McVicar 14, Paul Watson 15, Pete Ellis 16 and Steve Sallis 18.

Sunday morning the weather was just the same as Saturday but there was a lot more at stake. The day's racing was highly competitive; a bad tack or a missed wind shift would see you quickly moved down the fleet. Wins were shared out between Tim Keen, Rich Le Mare and Harry McVicar. Everything was still to play for going into the final race. Rich Le Mare won closely followed by Tim Keen and Paul Watson 3rd.

A big thank you to the race committee at Rutland Water for a great weekend and the ease that they turned around 60 starts over the weekend across the 3 fleets.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
Gold Fleet
1st328Tim KeenSheffield Viking SC13431214
2nd555Richard Le MareBartley SC54113115
3rd523Harry McVicarDraycote Water SC21224415
4th337Paul WatsonBowmoor SC45662326
5th476Steve SallisHykeham SC32556526
6th500Pete EllisStewartby SC66345630
Silver Fleet
1st518Luke PepperHykeham SC1112117
2nd490Alistair MclaughlinPrestwick SC23314215
3rd336Mark TaylorTricia Taylor32263319
4th479Julian GunnellStewartby SC44432421
5th515John PetersHykeham SC65655532
6th318Gary MorrisSouth Cerney SC56546DNC34
7th480Rob JonesWarsash SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC48

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