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UK Global Flying Fifteen UK Nationals at Hayling Island SC - Day 2

by Simon Thompson 2 Jul 2016 09:48 BST 30 June - 3 July 2016

It was a "Glamour Day in the Bay" as Hayling stepped it up - literally - on day two. Strong South Westerly breeze created some serious speed humps for the sailors to navigate, with the top crews catching some fast rides downwind; today was the day to see a Flying Fifteen on the plane!

The harsh conditions also took some casualties with a couple of broken rigs and a collision - damage limitations for some unfortunately.

A fantastic day for Jeremy Davey and Martin Huett with 2nd's in both races, Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado are still on top of the leader board with Ian Cadwallader and Dave Sweet and Greg Wells and Richard Rigg still in contention with joint third overall.

The Race Officer again set the race area off the Hayling Island coast, and we had the same windward leeward course. The fleet overcame its reluctance to challenge at the start seen on day 1 and two general recalls saw the fleet start at the 3rd attempt under a black flag.

Like on Thursday, in both of today's races the fleet split at the start, some taking the shore route and others getting out to sea quickly in the vain hope of lower waves. Again the top of the fleet could not agree as to which was the right way to go with leading boats of both packs arriving at the windward mark at the same time.

The downwind surfing exceeded Thursday's experience with huge lumps of water moving across the course and by the time of the second race causing enough carnage amongst the fleet for the Race Officer to abandon the planned third race. The fleet were happy to head home at this point.

Chris Waples and Andrew Jameson were particularly hard done by in the second race, having been first round the windward mark, they came to grief on the run when a wave caused them to broach, then invert. On righting their boat, the mast was no longer in one piece. They will be racing on Saturday though having borrowed a spare from a fellow sailor.

In Race one Jeremy Davy and Steve Goacher fought so hard on the run in to the finish that they opened the door for Charles Apthorp to steal a bullet whilst they were battling with each other.

In race two Steve made sure of his first win of the week overtaking Jeremy Davy on the last leg of the course which had been set tighter than previous races and required a spinnaker drop in the run in to the finish.

Despite being pipped twice to line honours the day's results favoured Jeremy as the leading pair overnight of Richard Lovering and Matt Alverado only got 3rd and 5th in the day's racing and their lead has narrowed to 4 points.

At this stage the potential winner of these championships looks like being one of the top 4 boats which are only separated by 8 points.

The forecast for Saturday is a repeat of Friday with +25knot winds and gusts. We all have eyes for Sunday which promises a "rest day" at 15 knots!

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st4002Richard LoveringMatt AlvaradoHayling Island SC113510
2nd3760Jeremy DavyMartin HuettDraycote Water SC822214
3rd4014Ian CadwalladerDave SweetChew Valley Lake SC537318
4th4030Greg WellsRichard RiggHayling Island SC644418
5th4021Steve GoacherTim HarperRoyal Windermere YC7138129
6th4016Hamish MackayAndrew LawsonHayling Island SC10551131
7th3965Simon ChildsSimon HuntHayling Island SC11106835
8th4019David TabbChewey SherrellParkston YC47181241
9th3824Hamish StreeterAndrew StreeterHayling Island SC1214101551
10th4047Alan BaxMark DarlingHayling Island SC241191458
11th4048Ossie StewartJames GrantHISC26BFD1362
12th3821Richard WhitworthDave LovickParkstone YC231516963
13th3957Charles ApthorpAlan GreenHayling Island SCDNF1211064
14th3994Chris WaplesAndrew JamesonHayling Island SC3812DNF64
15th3812Sam MaxfieldPaul ChildsRoyal Thames YC291711764
16th3793Peter AllamJo AllamParkstone YC1816141967
17th4024Simon KnellerDave LucasGrafham Water SC172523671
18th4039Mark LongstaffBen LongstaffGrafham Water SC9913DNF72
19th4033Justin WaplesKeith JamiesonRoyal Corinthian YC2722151781
20th4044Simon PattersonSimon ThompsonDraycote Water SC2021221881
21st3875Brett DingwallJonathan ClarkRYA1920242083
22nd3953Robert HogbenGlyn MorganBewl SC131817DNF89
23rd3729Bryan WillisJohn McpeakeCounty Antrim YC2524281693
24th3922Crispin Read WilsonSteve BrownParkstone YC161920BFD96
25th3951Roger PalmerWilliam PalmerHayling Island SC2631192197
26th3927Rob HendersonJack HoldenHayling Island SC142321DNF99
27th3914Adrian TattersallGavin TappendenParkstone YC21302922102
28th4046Richard DrabbleClaire ParkinRutland SC30272624107
29th3807Paul HuettGeoffrey HuettDraycote SC1526PI3DNC110
30th3590David NichollsSarah SmithHayling Island SC22283230112
31st3936Jeremy ArnoldAngus WrightNotts County SC35292725116
32nd3901Mike KilbeTony CoxParkstone YC31333128123
33rd3902Richard HopeMike StensonDraycote Water SC33353523126
34th3631Chris WrightNicky HooperRutland SC28373726128
35th3667Jonathan WardJulia WardOgston SC32363627131
36th3947Nicholas TaylorColin FeraGrafham Water SC363230BFD139
37th3736Sue BannisterPeter B/ Nick WHayling Island SC343433DNF142
38th3645Roger DeaneLorna KatonRock SCDNFDNC3429145
39th1803John ChristensenJonathan BaggottDatchet SC3738DNCDNC157
40th3884Miles OdellSandra OdellNorthampton SCOCSDNFDNCDNC164

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