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Dart 18 Grand Prix 1 at Dee Sailing Club

by Geoff Lloyd 22 Apr 2014 09:28 BST 18-20 April 2014
The boatpark during the Dart 18 GP at Dee © Chantelle Neighbour

Father & son team Mat & Jakob Exon of Bridlington SC were winners of the 3 day Dart 18 GP held at Dee SC over the Easter weekend.

24 boats took part in the 3 day event, with 14 travellers coming to the Dee Estuary, the results counting towards the overall 2014 Dart championship.

Friday had been forecast to be sunny with light SW winds and the reality was exactly that. After a delay while the fleet waited for the sea breeze to fill in, the wind started to build and race officer Chris Hoppins was able to get the first race under way.

On day 1 three races were completed, with first places shared by the Exon's & Dee's James & Alison Douglas; the weekend continued in similar fashion.

A sunny Saturday morning saw the wind increase to a perfect force 4, with Exon & Douglas again winning all 3 between them, at the end of day 2, just 3 points separated the lead boats.

On Sunday the final 2 races were sailed. The first of which saw some huge wind shifts confound the fleet, but Mat Exon managed to secure the bullet, securing him the overall win. But the performance of the day came from Des & Fionnula Barnes who secured a 2nd and 1st place to secure 3rd overall.

Overall a great weekend of competitive racing was enjoyed by the whole fleet, of course complimented by 2 nights of Dee's trademark parties!

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stMat Finish7685Mat ExonJakob ExonBridlington SC1211‑721‑188
2ndPussy Galore7707James DouglasAlison DouglasDee SC512611‑8‑1516
3rdBusiness As Usual7923Des BarnesFionnula BarnesBridlington RYYC‑6552‑662121
4thOMG!7964Mike GommeMat WaddingtonUKIDA4337(DNC)(DNC)3323
5thLA VACHETTE ANGLAIS7930Geoff LLoydJenny LloydDee SC28‑125386‑1932
6th 7959Mike JonesSteve RobertsNetley SC‑13‑16114255633
7th 7347Barry Peters Datchet914‑17‑20544238
8th 7816Simon MoruzziJames WaddingtonDee SC3108311‑12‑18540
9th 1229Tim RobertsSue JonesRunswick Bay SC‑1611109‑13371252
10th 6912Michael MoruzziRuth BerkleyDee SC1177‑1541113‑2153
11thBogtrotter II7534Cameron DouglasIssy TurriffDee SC7491210‑1411‑2053
12thDon't Panic7963Simon HollandAmber HollandNetley SC‑1513‑151081312965
13th 7969Adrian ParsonsMatt KinslandDWSC14‑18138177‑21766
14thPH MAS Cycling6214Pete SpeddingSophie SpeddingDee SC‑176616915‑171668
15thJust Ginger7962Mark Robinsonkerra PearceI.O.S.S.C1091613159‑19‑1772
16thWFS6300Mark GowerAndrew DobbsIYC(DNC)15‑18111210141072
17th 6973Dan BellHarry LucasIYC‑2212‑2014181815885
18th 5481Paul HemsworthDavid LopezMYC20‑21(BFD)18141691390
19thScreaming Donkey6434Lee MatthewsChantelle NeighbourDee SC12‑19141919‑20161191
20thComing From Behind7846Darren WoodTa WoodIsland Yacht Club1917‑22171617‑2214100
21stTwo Monks6235Mat PollockPete ClementsDee SC23222321(DNF)(DNC)104103
22ndORS7958Steve MorganJenni DonovanStokes Bay8(OCS)4(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC112
23rdWhoosh6754Andy JacksonPete HopeDee SC182021‑22212120‑22121
24thFlying Troll6557James MillerTom Robinson‑ParsonsDee SC212319(DNC)201923(DNC)125

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