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Comet Trio National Championship at Exe Sailing Club

by Guy Farrant 24 Aug 2014 21:50 BST 22-24 August 2014

The Comet Trio National Championship held at Exe Sailing Club attracted 22 entries. The excellent race management ran 7 races over 3 days in conditions ranging from near calm to a good 16 kts, something for everyone.

Keenly contested starts lead to several general recalls and out came the black flag. The first 2 days saw big shifts in the fresh NW wind with the passing shower clouds and previous champion helms Andrew McAusland and Iain Horlock soon showed their prowess. Mid-fleet there were lots of place changes, a few infringements and a couple of capsizes.

For the last day the wind swung around to a gentle SW sea breeze which then slowly built. The lightweights took their chance and third place was decided by the last race.

A very enjoyable championship.

Overall Results:

PosTally NoBoatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st17Piglet472Andrew McAuslandCaroline McAuslandExe SC111‑71‑315
2nd22Red Alert495Iain HorlockCharlotte JonesExe SC22‑313‑13311
3rd11Go With The Flow428Guy FarrantMarilynn BookerExe SC4‑745‑61216
4th7ExeTSea394Bob HorlockCollette HorlockExe SC‑6322‑54516
5th18Tamsyn II475Tony BrewsterNick Coombes/Mike DaviesExe SC‑9‑126345422
6th16Abigail Rose457Symon GarrattNicky GroucuttExe SC3‑6‑13626623
7th14Tatu446Martin LuceJames Nicholson/Mark OsborneExe SC84‑108‑102729
8th20Pebbles484Frankie UptonRosey DaviesExe SC75747‑10‑1330
9th2Mayniac348Sam MayneChris MayneHawley Lake‑128‑179911946
10th15Woozle450Bill GottGraham SykesExe SC11915138‑18‑1956
11th19Scarlet Lady476Steve AshfordDave JacksonPaignton SC510(DNC)(DNC)DNC91057
12th4Ariel365David TalbotJoe MayneHawley Lake‑19165‑191881158
13th21Kingfisher485Peter LabdonRichard YoungExe SC(DNC)(DNC)1111RET7860
14th6Sunrise385Godfrey AyresJan AyresFrensham Pond14‑19814‑16121260
15th13Daisy443Keith LawsonHazel LawsonExe SC131412‑161116‑1766
16th5No Worries368Nick WebberDon BlackettExe SC‑1815141015‑171468
17th9Wild Thing425Freddie WoodcockDebbie WoodcockExe SC10139(RET)(DNC)15DNC70
18th10Triple Exe426Dan GuestDale LawsonExe SC1511‑201512‑191871
19th3Blue364Symon DolicznyMatthew DolicznyCotswold‑17‑18161214141672
20th12Celtic Blaze429Ian UptonMary UptonExe SC1617‑181713‑201578
21st1Golden Hawk335Helen HardingStephen SharpSomerset Scouts‑2020192019‑212098
22nd8Out Of The Blue418James SmythJess Francis / George DayWatchet Sea Scouts(DNC)(DNC)211817222199

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