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Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show

RS200 Open Meeting and SEAS Series Finale at Island Barn Reservoir SC

by Jim Champ on 24 Oct 2016 22 October 2016

The day started with no wind, mist, and a chill that spoke of winter imminent. There seemed to be just about enough wind to be worth launching, but it never settled. The only entertainment was a club safety boat towing a derelict boat across the lake which was half submerged with only the bow pointing upwards at 45 degrees. After about an hour of the mooching around the only sensible thing to do seemed to be a postponement until after an early lunch, at which point enough wind filled in to at least get people back quickly for much needed hot drinks.

After lunch the sun had arrived, and it felt more like a warm autumn day. More to the point the wind had built a little, and maybe even steadied a very little. One competitor, in a very good position to know, commented later to the effect that that it was almost as shifty as the inshore courses at Rio...

Courses were windward/leeward with spreader at the top and gate at the bottom, with a little reach to the finish line. At least it was a reach when the wind didn't have other ideas. The highlight of the first race was a spectacular three way gybing duel down to the finish where overlaps, places and almost everything else except insults were being exchanged... Tim Ellis and Abbie Hewitt from Hayling Island got the best of this fight, followed by Ben Palmer and Amy Seabright, also from HISC, and then Mark Heather (HISC) and Nicola Groves, the local hero(ine).

Race 2 finished with David Jessop and Rheanna Pavey from Grafham Water leading the fleet home, Ben and Amy were second, Tim and Abbie 3rd and Mark & Nicola 4th.

Mark and Nicola took race 3, making 3 different winners in 3 races, followed by David and Rheanna and Ben and Amy. With only time left for one more race David and Rheanna were leading the series scoring 3 points, and Ben and Amy, Mark and Nicola and Tim and Abbie all tied on 4 points. Close or what?

Unfortunately, perhaps, race 4 ended in something of an anti-climax when the wind dropped almost completely on the last lap. Best negotiator of a course that was suddenly all snakes and no ladders were Ben Palmer and Amy Seabright, which made them the 4th race winner of the day and the winners of the event. Second was QMRSCs James George, with forward hand 8 year old Harry George, and Sam Littlejohn and Becky Lloyd from RTYC were 3rd. David and Rheanna were 4th, which was enough to give them second overall and also win the SEAS RS200 travellers series.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
11628Ben PalmerAmy SeabrightHISC22‑315
21347David JessopRheanna PaveyGrafham Water SC‑81247
31488Mark HeatherNicola GrovesHISC/IBRSC341‑58
41495Tim EllisAbbie HewittHISC13‑6610
5994James GeorgeHarry GeorgeQMRSC6‑94212
61402Sam LittlejohnBecky LloydRTYC‑777317
71613Stefan BennettNicki YellandFrensham Pond45‑15918
81265Julie HarrisonTim ChandlerQMRSC/Island Barn Reservoir SC1169(DNF)26
9237Harry PhelpsLucy RidlerIsland Barn Reservoir SC9810‑1727
101018Simon CoryDenise JuddDowns5‑17121229
111178Julian BradleyHelen CafferataWembley12135(DNC)30
121238Fiona FardonJo LloydIsland Barn Reservoir SC14‑158830
13419James BaylissLucinda BaylissQueen Mary1011‑141334
141311Nancy ScottMegan RoweIsland Barn Reservoir SC‑181613736
15950Daniel Goodman/Debbie RobertshawDebbie Robertshaw/Daniel GoodmanLittleton SC151011(DNC)36
161241CJ CavallariUta GriesenbachIsland Barn Reservoir SC131416(DNC)43
171409Tom Williamson/Maisie BristowClare ArcherIsland Barn Reservoir SC1712‑201544
18345Martin LownColin LownRYA‑2118171045
19651Andy GrovesTessa GrovesIsland Barn Reservoir SC19‑20181148
201236Ching WongElinor O'LearyIsland Barn Reservoir SC16‑19191651
21407Lily BarrettOllie WilliamsonIsland Barn Reservoir SC20‑22221456
22818Nick MarleyBrendan O'LearyIsland Barn Reservoir SC22‑23211861
23836James TateMichael Hellbronn?Island Barn Reservoir SC2421(DNF)DNC70
241259Colin HammondMary BoothIsland Barn Reservoir SC23(DNF)DNCDNC73

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