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Miracle Nationals at Mayflower Sailing Club - Overall

by Sam Mettam 20 Aug 2011 09:25 BST 14-19 August 2011

Sunshine at last

A light sea breeze of 6 to 8 knots greeted the fleet for the final day of the Miracle National Championships. After 2 postponed starts racing got away under the first black flag of the week with tide pushing the fleet over the line. In Race 9, Brian Jones and John Green took advantage of the committee boat end and favoured right hand side of the course to lead at the windward mark followed by Martyn & Daniel Lewis, Ally & Harry Jones and Richard & Katie Byne. The Jones went high on the first reach to take second place but then went low on the second reach with Jones/Green going high. Team Lewis sailed down the middle and into the lead, which they held to the end followed by the Jones and the Bynes.

In Race 10, Tracy Amos and Brian Mumford were caught out by the black flag, whilst a lot of the fleet were almost caught out by the rapid turn around between races! Jones/Green started well again and went right to follow Team Lewis to the windward mark. Team Lewis then sailed clear to secure their second place overall in the championship despite almost being caught out on the final run by 2 towing powerboats! The Jones came second and the Bynes 3rd.

In the Silver fleet, Hannah Smith, fresh (or not after 2 hours sleep!) from her A-Level results of 2 A*s and an A finished 4th in Race 9 and capsized in Race 10, but still managed to win the Silver Fleet despite missing an entire day.

In the Bronze Fleet, Sam Donaldson beat his brother Matt by just 4 points.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubPts
1st4039Sam MetamGeoff PhillipsRNSA/Hayling Island SC13
2nd3834Martyn LewisDaniel LewisDraycote Water SC18
3rd3825Phil BaileyHelen BaileyHunts SC30
4th3678Richard ByneKatie ByneDraycote Water SC35
5th3847Ally JonesHarry JonesDraycote Water SC35
6th4027Ian BradleyJulia BradleyOuse Amateur SC41
7th3796Martin HuettGrace HuettDraycote Water SC49
8th3330Richard PyeHarrison PyeDraycote Water SC52
9th4016Neal GibsonKeith MaceyRedoubt SC58
10th3692Tracy AmosBrian MumfordRedoubt SC63
11th4020John TippettKathy BoultonDraycote Water SC78
12th4021Brian JonesJohn GreenMaidenhead SC82
13th4035Dave ButlerAndy YatesWelton SC86
14th3805Hannah SmithNick SmithThornbury94
15th3725Dave ReedJean ReedGirton SC104
16th3131Ricard BrameldTodd BrameldBeaver SC114
17th3493Richard SmithMike SmithDelph SC129
18th206Colin LownMaureen LownWilsonian SC133
19th2161Samuel DonaldsonDavid RowlandsDelph SC135
20th4022Matthew DonaldsonThomas DonaldsonDelph SC139
21st3101Paul RobinsonAndrew RobinsonWhitefriars SC147
22nd2018Steve BloomfieldMatt BloomfieldRYA156
23rd3843Michael ThompsonDiana ThompsonCrawley Mariners168
24th3549David HiamHelen HiamDraycote Water SC174
25th3679Brian WorrallSharon WorrallBeaver SC180
26th3414Rene SavelliAngella SweeneyDelph SC187
27th3770David HerbstrittJosie AimsShotwick Lake SC191
28th59Martin BatheMavis BatheDelph SC193
29th2881Geoff WeirLouise StevensonShotwick Lake SC220
30th3670Gillan GibsonKen GibsonThornton Stewart SC228
31st210Andrew ClarkeTheo De BieWilsonian SC235
32nd3838Brett CandyIsabelle CandyLympstone SC238
33rd1506Steven PettiferSarah CottonWilsononian SC239
34th3645Malcolm PerkinsSara PerkinsThornton Stewart SC245

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