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Hornet National Championship at Brixham Yacht Club - Days 2 & 3

by Dawn Barsley-Dale 20 Aug 2015 14:01 BST 15-18 August 2015
Hornet National Championship at Brixham 2015 © Gareth Fudge /

Days 2 and 3 have provided many changes of fortune in the fleet.

As with day 1, the past two days have been characterised by light wind that tested both the race committee and the competitors. However, the racing was fair and the courses moved with a minimum of time wasted.

Day 2 saw Barnes and Larke throw in a DSQ - not helping their scoring - but then proceeded to win all races apart from the last one where they are counting a 5th.

Skudder and Hills have been consistently in the top three apart from their two discards and are tied on points with Garry and McGrath in 3rd place. From 4th to 8th is up for grabs with only 6 points separating the crews, it's all still to play for...

However, in true Hornet fashion, not only have we had two general recalls and individual recalls, the black flag came into play today after a particularly belligerent start. Everyone was a bit more respectful after that!

So, class dinner tonight, probably some sore heads tomorrow morning: rinse, lather, repeat!

Two races and all to play for.......

Results after day 3:

PosHelm & CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8
1Rob Larke & Nic Barnes1422311115
2Nigel Skudder and Keith Hills513210323
3Dick Garry & Matt McGrath34272232
4Tim Coombe & James Beer2712541054
5Will McGrath & Sam Woolner194656823
6Toby Barsley‑Dale & Andy Hay105543876
7Jo Powell & Corin Westley41013147117
8Strangler & Pippa Rogers66889941
9Terry Curtis & Kevin Francis83612717613
10Dave Edge & Martin Arnison789141312912
11Duncan West & Ewan Gribbin9117118111211
12Roger & Natalie Kelleway181610131241417
13Eric Marchbanks & Alex/Stuart Crang172111106151318
14Tom Guy & Jamie Kelleway131214911141616
15Eric Styles & guest20172121205108
16Kevin Burt & Barry Miller1515181616181810
17Dawn Barsley‑Dale & Simon Evance1119131718161521
18Dean & Adam Saxton1218171517192114
19Gary & Tracey Haylett1614191919131719
20Ansell Davison & Alex Rogers211320222121199
21Barney Broatch & Jos Davison1920152015222015
22Mike Owen & Paul Bottomley2222161822202220

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