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Miracle Nationals at Plas Heli - Overall

by Brian Jones on 12 Aug 2016 7-12 August 2016

A good amount of wind, a bit of a swell plus sunshine in the south. Just one race to enjoy, Hannah and Nick have the championship sewn up, or did they?

Tom and Matt Donaldson lying in 16th place are determined to stay there. They want to win the best trophy the fleet awards - a scale model of the boat with the kite up at full chat! There was going to be a good scrap for runners-up placings. We have had a great week, the race committee have been excellent and the sailing brilliant.

In the event there were no capsizes, just a few minor incidents. Hannah and Nick Smith sail a brilliant race to come first and retain the crown. Jon and Philip Aldhous concluded their week with yet another third making them worthy runners-up. David and Ross Southwell were 2nd in the final race giving them third place overall.

Our Flying Dutchman pair, Marcel and Giulia, win the Silver fleet after a very consistent week's racing just ahead on points from David and Zara Turtle.

The Bronze fleet trophy goes to Ian and Olivia Southwell (coping superbly as youngest crew) who also won the non-spinnaker prize with 19th place overall - very credible in a windy week. Cathy Goodwin with young daughter Leah were only two points behind.

Tom and Matt do win their coveted trophy - apparently doing a few voluntary turns downwind just to make sure!

The Miracle really is a family friendly class, witness the family groupings, out of 32 boats half are sailed by a helm and crew from the same family. Just make sure you sign up for next year's event.

Overall Results:
If you finished in the top ten at the Miracle nationals then enter your Gear Guide information here

PosBoat NameFleetSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stPamelaGold3805Hannah SmithNick / Indigo / Carolynn SmithThornbury SC1‑313131‑152113
2nd Gold3794Jon AldousPhilip Aldous 423242‑5‑53323
3rdSweet Child Of MineGold4010David SouthwellRoss / Rebecca SouthwellLeigh and Lowton SC716‑107‑11611231
4thRaindropGold3740David RainesMichelle RainesLeigh and Lowton SC25278‑1032‑9534
5thMerlinGold3383Wayne AthertonAngela SweeneyDelph S.C.36(RET)45544‑7435
6thMayhamGold4060David ButlerRoss FlemingWelton SC8(DNS)(DNS)168294846
7th Gold2772Simon Evans  988524‑11311(DNF)50
8thWattknotGold3813Graham WattsHelen JacksStaunton Harold SC577‑11997‑246959
9thPlonsSilver2007Marcel NeuteboomGiulia NeuteboomThe Nederlands1013‑246‑1668612667
10th Gold4007Simon ReddicliffeMark AthertonDelph S.C.69493‑15‑1914151070
11thBad MedicineGold4099Yvonne MumfordBrian MumfordRedoubt SC1445810‑1814‑2716778
12thIndySilver4026David TurtleZara TurtleShustoke SC(DNC)111012147‑17751379
13thCarbon CopySilver4064Brian JonesJohn GreenMaidenhead S.C.‑15151215111121110‑1787
14thMiss AdventureSilver3101Andrew RobinsonJames RobinsonWhitefriars SC1214111615149‑21‑2012103
15thFighting LadySilver4020John TippettKathy BoultonDraycote Water SC1110(RET)17181310‑221322114
16th Silver4022Mathew DonaldsonThomas DonaldsonDelph SC(DNC)12921(DNF)1213121720116
17thLilly GraceSilver4100Louis MouldenEilidh CampbellDelph S.C.17‑2016181319‑21161411124
18thHot DogSilver124Steve FischerLaura FischerAldenhan SC131613‑1917‑2015181915126
19thMolliviaBronze4104Ian SouthwellOlivia Southwell / Ali Bount ??Leigh and Lowton SC(DNC)2119‑2222171810818133
20thBreezeBronze662Cathy GoodwinLeah & Cerys MurphyPort Dinuorwic SC20‑221820‑23161681819135
21st Silver2166Samuel DonaldsonMollie DarwinDelph SC16(RET)15132023221721(DNC)147
22ndHocus PocusSilver4011Ashley SouthwellMolly/Maxine/ Ali SouthwellLeigh and Lowton SC(DNF)17211412262519‑2714148
23rdHispaniolaBronze3655Paul RobinsonNathan RobinsonWhitefriars SC(DNF)191425242220‑262216162
24th Silver3657Robert CockingTBADelph SC1923172319252625‑28(DNC)177
25th Bronze3770David HerbtrittJosie AirnsShotwick SC211820‑31252124‑292923181
26th Bronze59Martin BatheMark Partington / Mavis BatheDelph SC1828222421‑29(DNF)282621188
27th Bronze4063Brian WorrallSharon Worral (DNC)242326(DNF)2429202525196
28thTip TopBronze3461Andrew ClarkeTheo De BieWilsonian S.C.22272827262827‑30‑3224209
29thTaliesin IIBronze3838Barry MellorJohn FinnemoreBroadwater S.c.(DNC)262530(DNF)3028232426212
30thThe Woolfox RocketBronze4052David ReedJean ReedHoveringham SC(DNC)(RET)DNFDNCDNC27231323DNS218
31stJasmine ‑BBronze3414Rene SavelliDeborah MassyDelph SC2325272928‑3130‑323127220
32ndLilly AnnBronze4098Ian BrownLilly Brown / Gillan GibsonDelph SC2429262827‑32‑31313028223

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