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Marine Resources 2016

Nordic Folkboat National Championship at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

by Chris Baldwick on 13 Sep 2016 10-11 September 2016
Ado Jardine (left) helms Jeremy Austin's Tak to victory in the Nordic Folkboat Nationals © Chris Baldwick

Royal Lymington Yacht Club was the host for this year's Nordic Folkboat Nationals Championship. 17 boats entered with the prospect of racing in the Western Solent, and it was good to see entries from Emsworth SC and the Royal Southern YC venturing into the Western Solent!

Saturday dawned with the forecast wind of 18 knots gusting to 30 with heavy rain. The Race Officer, John Whyte, set up a windward-leeward course and managed to get 2 races in before the wind built up to gusts of 30 knots, when he sensibly abandoned further racing for the day. Jeremy Austin's Tak helmed by Ado Jardine won the first race and Padfoot, entered by Simon Evans and helmed by Cy Grisley, won the second. The fleet was then very happy to come home with the rain pouring down and the wind picking up.

The Championship dinner that evening was enjoyed by all and Sunday morning saw completely opposite conditions with warm sunshine and no wind! All the competitors moored behind the Committee Boat, and after a delay until late morning, an 8 knot breeze came up from the South. A course was then set and the Race Officer managed to run 2 further races before the cut off time. Ed Donald's Madelaine won the first race and Tak the second race.

In some very varied and testing conditions, the overall winner was Tak, followed by Madelaine second and Padfoot third.

Overall Results:
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PosBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stTak713Jeremy AustinBill DunsdonAdo JardineRLymYC12‑514
2ndMadelaine707Edward DonaldRob ReedMike StonerRSolYC2‑3136
3rdPadfoot723Simon EvansCy GrisleyGeorge SmithRLymYC31‑448
4thCrackerjack718Stuart WatsonCaroline WatsonMatthew JonesRLymYC‑44329
5thScaramouche738John WhyteTBATBARLymYC‑862614
6thThe Otter720Claire LockeDavid ChapmanJono PriceRSolYC75‑8517
7thPilgrim734Sally KalisJulian SowryClaire SowryRLymYC‑986721
8thSamphire712James HoareGraham CoulterSarah FraserRLymYC67‑9922
9thSvane702Sean MuskettHannah MuskettSam MuskettRLymYC‑131011829
10thEala754Alisdair MacleanPhil DunnPatrick FarrellRSolYC10910‑1129
11thFaoileag664Jason ProctorJonathon ProctorRobert ProctorRLymYC(DNC)DNC71035
12thStrider611Adam PotterSusie PotterRLymYC14(RET)131340
13thRiot695Melissa AshcombePeter ScholfieldPaul HookerRLymYC5(RET)DNCDNC41
14thIsabel665Andrew QuickeNigel NeameNeville ThompsonRSthYC(DNF)1112RET41
15thFinavra168Douglas PenistonMark AllerstonSimon O'HeaEmsworth SC12(DNC)DNF1242
16thLady Linda762David GredleyJackie BishopTBCRLymYC11(DNC)DNCDNC47
17thBossa Nova685David FoxDave HirstIngrid KellyRSolYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC54

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