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Wessex Resins 2019 - Pro-Set - 728x90

Miracle Nationals at Mayflower Sailing Club - Day 5

by Sam Mettam 18 Aug 2011 23:21 BST 14-19 August 2011

Mettam and Phillips retain title

The formula for the winner was simple with 3 races to go. Martyn & Daniel Lewis needed 5 points or less from 3 races, and Sam Mettam & Geoff Phillips needed to put 3 boats in between them in one race. The light North-Easterly wind should have allowed for 2 races.

In Race 8, Richard & Harrison Pye lead to the windward mark followed by Team Lewis and Tracy Amos and Brian Mumford, with a strong tide setting down the course, it paid to stay high on the first reach. Unfortunately the leaders were caught out by the wind dropping as they hit the main channel and were left having to tack for the mark. Amos/Mumford played the mark perfectly to take the lead. Mettam/Phillips sailed through down the second reach followed by Dave Butler and Andy Yates and Team Lewis who took advantage of the new pressure. Up the second beat Team Lewis hit the left hand corner whilst a right-hand shift allowed Richard and Katheryn Byne to sail into second place. Mettam/Phillips held their lead to the finish followed by the Bynes and Butler/Yates. With Team Lewis finishing 8th, Mettam/Phillips retained their title. The wind switched off after the top 20 had finished meaning a lot of the sailors in the Silver and Bronze fleets were timed out.

The wind filled in again but didn’t last for long enough to allow Race 9, so the 2nd discard still hasn’t taken effect. Races 9 and 10 are scheduled for the final day tomorrow.

Results after Day 5: (top ten, 8 races)

PosHelm & CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st Sam Mettam & Geoff Phillips1222212111
2ndPhil & Helen Bailey23345241023
3rdIan & Julia Bradley8646148736
4thAlly & Harry Jones7759655439
5thRichard & Katheryn Bynednf4653911240
6thMartyn & Daniel Lewis4111ocsocs1851
7thMartin & Grace Huett597114871251
8thTracy Amos & Brian Mumford610979106653
9thNeal Gibson & Keith Macey3188121439958
10thRichard & Harrison Pye125ocs37ocs3570

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