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Javelin Inland Championships at Carsington Sailing Club

by Richard Smith 10 May 2007 08:32 BST 5-6 May 2007

A windless Carsington SC greeted the 10 home and visiting Javelins for the 2007 Inland Nationals on Saturday 5th May. With no prospect of wind the OD made the right decision and cancelled racing for the day early, agreeing to hold four races on Sunday.

A force 4 to 5 was the order of the day and in the first race Brian and David Earl took an early lead from Richard and Kathryn Smith with Cliff Sagar and Chris Etchells and Davis and John Clements in close attendance. The wind continued to increase to the point where the windward mark began to drift and the race was abandoned.

Race two started in much the same way as the first with the Earls and Smiths battling for the lead with Mike Pickles and Richard Fisher and Sagar/Etchells keeping up with the leaders for the first two rounds. A capsize from Pickles/Fisher was capitalised upon by Sagar/Etchells to secure a comfortable third. Meanwhile the Smith’s had developed and maintained a small lead from the Earls which was extended to the end of the race following an uncharacteristic swim from the Earls’ approaching the leeward mark.

In race three the Smith’s managed to hold onto a slender lead from Dick Dalton and Bernard Chubley and Mike Melles and Andy Cross, Pickles/Fisher and Sagar/Etchells. The Smiths and Pickles/Fisher pulled away from the fleet having their own battle while Melles/Cross, Dalton/Chubley and Sagar/Etchells switched places. Dalton/Chubley had to retire from proceedings early due to rudder failure. Melles/Cross and Sagar/Etchells fought hard all the way through the race with the result eventually ending in Sagar/Etchells Favour.

In the final race Pickles/Fisher capitalised on a biased line and took a port flyer which had them firmly in the lead by the windward mark from Melles/Cross, the Smith’s and Sagar/Etchells. The first leg of the triangle allowed kites to be hoisted and some of the fastest and closest racing of the day took place down the first leg. Pickles/Fisher and the Smiths pulled away slightly. Sagar/Etchells sailed into a firm third while Pickles/Fisher and the Smith’s swapped positions upwind with the Smiths eventually edging in front to win the final race from Pickles/Fisher to take the overall win from Pickles/Fisher.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubPts
1st 566 Quicksilver Richard Smith Kathryn Smith Dovestone SC 
2nd 562 Sarissa Mike Pickles Richard Fisher Southwold SC 
3rd 559 Mighty White  Cliff Sagar Chris Etchells Carsington SC 10 
4th 547 Crusader Davis Jon Clements Carsington SC 15 
5th 377 Red October  Mike Steer Anna Wlash Carsington SC 19 
6th 521 Erica Dick Dalton Bernard Chubley Carsington SC 21 
7th 558 Snow Leopard Brian Earl David Earl Chichester YC 24 
8th 430  Mike Melles Andy Cross Glossop and District SC 26 
9th 514 Plum Crazy Chris Davies Cationa Cross Carsington SC 33 
10th 529 Goldrush Rebecca Cross Jane Partington Dovestone SC 33 

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