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Lymington Town Sailing Club Early Points Series - Race 4

by Alastair Beeton 26 Mar 2013 15:51 GMT 24 March 2013

Lymington sailors undeterred by cold conditions

Race 4 of the Lymington Town Sailing Club's Sunday Early Points series saw fifteen boats make their way to the start. With an air temperature of only 2 degrees and a brisk 15 to 22 knot breeze the wind chill was well blow zero.

Only the most hardy, or should that be foolhardy, ventured out to the Solent race area to the west of Lymington River. First away was the fast handicap fleet with 9 boats. Peter Barton soon established an insurmountable lead in his foiling moth managing 4 laps before some of the rest of the fleet had done 2 laps. He was followed by Tig Williams in his RS600 and Geoff Havers with Lewis Brown in a 29er.

There was a very close battle between the three RS400s with Matthew Thomas and Steve Nicholas managing not to loose too much running dead down wind without a spinnaker after a rigging error prevented its use. However by the end of the race John Cooper and Becci Wigley were in front and Keith and Julie Willis just managing to pip Matthew and Steve.

The medium fleet saw only three boats venturing out with Tim Knight, in his Laser, leading followed by Nigel King racing his Solo for the first time.

The slow handicap fleet of four RS Teras had a close race with the Tera Sports of Tom Goacher and Liam Willis coming out on top of the Tera Pros after handicaps had been applied. Although the LTSC Early Points Series takes a break over the Easter weekend, racing continues with some fun Windward Leeward racing on Saturday and Sunday and the annual Black Rock Race on the bank holiday Monday.

Race 4 Results:

Fast Fleet
1st Peter Barton (International Moth)
2nd Tig Williams (RS600)
3rd Geoff Havers & Lewis Brown (29er)

Medium Fleet
1st Tim Knight (Laser)
2nd Nigel King (Solo)
3rd Adrian & Charlotte Bateman (Wayfarer)

Slow Fleet
1st Tom Goacher (RS Tera Sport)
2nd Liam Willis (RS Tera Sport)
3rd Robby Boyd (RS Tera Pro)

Results after Day 4:

PosBoat NameBoat TypeSail NoHelmCrewClubPYR1R2R3R4Pts
Fast Fleet
1stRarely SoberRS 400 (3)1325John CooperBecci WigleyLTSC947‑42147
2ndOrangina9ER1321Geoff HaversLewis BrownLTSC922(DNC)16310
3rdTak TigzRS 600 (5)652Tig Williams LTSC9203(DNC)5210
4thStill Thinking of 1RS 4001370Kieth WillisJulie WillisLTSC947OOD(DNC)4513.5
5th RS 4001404Matthew ThomasSteve Nicholas / J WillisLTSC947(DNC)DNF3617
6thCountachD‑One139Nick Simmons LTSC95355(DNC)717
7thYellow PerilRS 400 (5)983Kevin PodgerPete Conway/Heather ChipperfieldRyLym947(DNC)32DNC24
8thDiabiloD‑One138Dave Gorringe LTSC953(DNC)4DNFDNF25
9thSkateRS 8001129Luke McEwenEmma McEwen 8201(DNC)8DNC28
10th RS 4001109Richard MayoFiona MayoLTSC9472(DNC)7DNC28
11thDigbyD‑One140Giles Chipperfield LTSC953DNFDNF(DNC)DNC38
12th International Moth with foils3795Peter Barton RyLym600(DNC)DNCDNC139
13th RS 4001236John MartinPam Martin 947DNF(DNC)DNFDNC41
14thUncle HonkeyRS 600 (4)984Jon Heissig  920(DNC)DNCDNCDNF48
15thIf OnlyRS 4001123Simon WardSylvia WegerLTSC947DNF(DNC)DNCDNC49
16thJigalongMusto Skiff (2)394Nigel Walbank LTSC860(DNC)DNCDNCDNC57
16thHairy BiscuitsInternational 14 (5)1467Peter ConwayGinny HarveyLTSC780(DNC)DNCDNCDNC57
16thRosie RocketRS 4001256Adrian BatemanCharlotte BatemanLTSC947RIB(DNC)DNCDNC57
Medium Fleet
1stRolexLaser195800Tim Knight RyLym108724(DNC)17
2ndWave Rider V1RS 100 7.4127Richard Russell LTSC10185‑73OOD12
3rdGandalfWayfarer (7)3733Tony ChristopherJohn SimsLTSC1101DNF8DNF(DNC)30
4thLarfinnFinn465Simon Moss Keyhaven YC10603(DNC)4DNC35
5thPandoraFinn509Roddy Steel Keyhaven YC10604(DNC)5DNC37
6thTallinnFinn9A Hurst  1060(DNC)DNF2DNC41
7thBluebirdMerlin Rocket (8)3683Mark BarwellLouise JohnsonLTSC994DNF1(DNC)DNC43
8thWild ThingBlaze (5)786Stuart Watson RyLym1032DNF3(DNC)DNC45
9thOliviaLaser Radial200874Philip Gwyther LTSC1117DNF5(DNC)DNC47
10th Blaze512Gary Stones LTSC1032RIB6(DNC)DNC51
11th Blaze (5)7571Myles Mence Royal Solent YC1032(DNC)DNC1DNC57
12th Blaze512Geoff Havers LTSC10321(DNC)DNCDNC57
13th Solo4428Nigel King LTSC1148(DNC)DNCDNC258
14thLes Nads Du ChienLaser1Matt Podger RyLym1087(DNC)2DNCDNC58
15thJasmineWayfarer (N)10318Adrian BatemanHarry / Charlotte BatemanLTSC1101(DNC)DNCDNC359
16thBusy LizzieLaser189331Adrian Bateman LTSC1087(DNC)DNC6DNC62
17thWild GooseWayfarer (8)6272Jon ReynoldsPhil GrashamLTSC1101(DNC)DNSDNCDNC67
18thGraceLaser Radial183204David King  1117DNF(DNC)DNCDNC70
18thStarshipSupernova1068Adrian Baker LTSC1070DNF(DNC)DNCDNC70
18thWhite TigerMerlin Rocket3748Nigel BrookeSuzie Brooke 994DNF(DNC)DNCDNC70
21st RS 100 7.4157Matt Thomas  1018(DNC)DNCDNCDNC84
21st 42053378Jude MasseyLuke ThurstonLTSC1100(DNC)DNCDNCDNC84
21stHelixLaser Radial164427Peter Wills LTSC1117(DNC)DNCDNCDNC84
21st Laser (8)135403Graham Perring LTSC1087(DNC)DNCDNCRIB84
21stGullfossWayfarer (9)6480Alastair Beeton LTSC1101(DNC)RIBDNCDNC84
21st RS Vareo sh 1 sail + spi457David Osbourne LTSC1052(DNC)DNCDNCRIB84
21stMillie MooRS Vareo sh 1 sail + spi315Peter Barker LTSC1052(DNC)DNCDNCDNC84
Slow Fleet
1st RS Terra Sport2246Tom Goacher  14511(DNC)214
2nd RS Terra Pro798Charlotte Bassett  1369(DNF)DNS3OOD7.5
3rdSeafireRS Terra Pro1880Robby Boyd  1369DNF(DNC)1311
4thTeradactilRS Terra Sport1744Liam Willis LTSC1451OOD(DNC)DNC216.5
5th Laser Pico ‑ dh 2 sails3063Louis GironTom Nicolls 1264(DNC)DNSDNCDNC20
5thForget Me KnotLaser 4.7181810Kyle Lankford LTSC1180(DNC)DNFDNCDNC20
7th RS Terra Pro2025Jonny Tait  1369DNF(DNC)DNC420
8th RS Terra Pro461Louis G  1369DNF(DNC)DNCDNC25

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