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Moth Bowl at Medley Sailing Club

by Tim Davison 23 Jun 2016 14:18 BST 11 June 2016

The Moth Bowl is one of the oldest events in the Moth calendar. This year's was held in light and tricky conditions, ensuring a worthy winner.

Race officer Iain Tullis set an angled line to spread out the fleet of eighteen boats. In Race 1 Toby Cooper started at the pin end and led from there to the finish. Tim Davison chose the other end but managed to work his way through the fleet to finish second. There was a good tussle for third, with Ian Miller getting the bronze.

The start of Race 2 was delayed to let a Conservancy launch tow a huge island of reeds downriver. After much circling, Davison emerged to lead up the first leg. Cooper was tacking better and soon rolled through, followed by Rob Paynter who was pointing high and going fast with his raked-back rig. In the failing breeze the course was shortened to one lap and these three diced to windward and the line; the result being Cooper, Davison then Paynter.

Graham and Beverley served a sumptuous lunch and the combatants took to their Moths refreshed for the sudden-death one-race Bossom Cup. Davison led from the start followed by Toby Smith and Cooper, and these three swapped the lead until the last mark when a collision saw then-leading Davison do a 720, which dropped him back 100 yards in the lightest of winds. Smith spotted a gust and swept to an impressive and well-deserved win.

Cooper was able to sit out Race 3 of the Moth Bowl, so missed seeing Josh Bullock streak off the line and get to the first mark in the lead. This boy is one to watch for the future! Sadly the fickle breeze served up a lull, experience told. Smith emerged the winner, with Paynter second and Davison, who had been OCS at the start, third. A fine race to end a delightful day.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st887Toby CooperBroxbourne0.750.75(DNS)1.5
2nd892Tim DavisonMedley22‑34
3rd846Toby SmithMedley‑540.754.75
4th839Robert PaynterMedley‑4325
5th824Ian MillerMedley35‑78
6th852Andy BullockMedley‑97411
7th351Josh BullockMedley‑76511
8th826David CannonMedley69(DNS)15
9th78Roger RedknapMedley(DNF)10616
10th847Simon HallMaidenhead88(DNS)16
11th788Georgina FerryMedleyDNF‑16819
12th820George TonkinMedleyDNF‑13920
13th793Peter LedwithMedleyDNF‑121021
14th834David LongMedley1011(DNF)21
15th863Daniel AnthonyMedleyDNF‑141122
16th818Jenni Heward CraigMaidenheadDNF‑151223

Bossoms Cup Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubBossoms CupPts
1st846Toby SmithMedley0.750.75
2nd892Tim DavisonMedley22
3rd887Toby CooperBroxbourne33
4th824Ian MillerMedley44
5th839Robert PaynterMedley55
6th852Andy BullockMedley66
7th847Simon HallMaidenhead77
8th351Josh BullockMedley88
9th78Roger RedknapMedley99
10th793Peter LedwithMedley1010
11th826David CannonMedley1111
12th788Georgina FerryMedley1212
13th820George TonkinMedley1313
14th834David LongMedley1414
15th818Jenni Heward CraigMaidenhead1515
16th863Daniel AnthonyMedleyDNC17

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