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UK Global Flying Fifteen UK Nationals at Hayling Island SC - Day 3

by Simon Thompson 3 Jul 2016 13:10 BST 30 June - 3 July 2016

All change at the top and everything to play for

One-design racing doesn't get much closer than this. Another stunning July day at Hayling Island Sailing Club with 25+ knots of breeze and patches of sunshine. The atmosphere in the boat park is warm like the weather, despite the tussle in the top ten!

All change at the top with Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett heating the front with two firsts today. Local HISC sailors, Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson, picked up the other first place of three back to back races.

All three races were very similar in character. Windward leeward courses, a fleet keen to get away, and numerous boats being black flagged. With each race the fleet split into the now traditional search for the best route to windward. Even with a tide change between the second and third races the result was very close, perhaps slightly favouring the "shore huggers" in the third race.

The runs were as exciting as on day 2 with perhaps even bigger waves as a result of the overnight 20+ knots of wind that blew through the night. Submarining was a great danger to the crews who did not sit back far enough.

The closing leg of race 2 caught a number of boats out as unlike other races it proved not possible to sail from the final mark to the finish under kite. This caught out one or two of the front runners resulting in late place changes.

With only two points between the top two boats there is all to play for tomorrow to crown the 2016 UKGlobal Flying Fifteen National Champions. However, it is not inconceivable that the winners could come from the third or fourth boats if one of the leaders gets a Black Flag; with light winds forecast and an adverse tide seeking to sweep the unwary over the start line, it will be a tricky day at the starts.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st3760Jeremy DavyMartin HuettDraycote Water SC8222‑111116
2nd4002Richard LoveringMatt AlvaradoHayling Island SC11356‑10218
3rd4030Greg WellsRichard RiggHayling Island SC64444‑8426
4th4014Ian CadwalladerDave SweetChew Valley Lake SC537327(BFD)27
5th4021Steve GoacherTim HarperRoyal Windermere YC7‑1381312334
6th4016Hamish MackayAndrew LawsonHayling Island SC1055‑1115935
7th3994Chris WaplesAndrew JamesonHayling Island SC3812(DNF)94642
8th3957Charles ApthorpAlan GreenHayling Island SC(DNF)12110132846
9th3965Simon ChildsSimon HuntHayling Island SC‑111068561146
10th4019David TabbChewey SherrellParkston YC47‑1812813549
11th3824Hamish StreeterAndrew StreeterHayling Island SC121410‑151031261
12th4047Alan BaxMark DarlingHayling Island SC‑24119141691069
13th3821Richard WhitworthDave LovickParkstone YC‑231516914111580
14th3812Sam MaxfieldPaul ChildsRoyal Thames YC29171177(BFD)2091
15th3793Peter AllamJo AllamParkstone YC181614‑1912191392
16th4048Ossie StewartJames GrantHISC26(BFD)131814BFD94
17th3922Crispin Read WilsonSteve BrownParkstone YC161920(BFD)152017107
18th4044Simon PattersonSimon ThompsonDraycote Water SC2021‑2218221514110
19th4033Justin WaplesKeith JamiesonRoyal Corinthian YC‑27221517171821110
20th3875Brett DingwallJonathan ClarkRYA1920242024‑2816123
21st3953Robert HogbenGlyn MorganBewl SC131817(DNF)2016BFD125
22nd3729Bryan WillisJohn McpeakeCounty Antrim YC2524‑2816212424134
23rd4024Simon KnellerDave LucasGrafham Water SC172523625(DNF)DNC137
24th3914Adrian TattersallGavin TappendenParkstone YC21‑302922192922142
25th3951Roger PalmerWilliam PalmerHayling Island SC263119212623(DNC)146
26th3936Jeremy ArnoldAngus WrightNotts County SC‑35292725302218151
27th4039Mark LongstaffBen LongstaffGrafham Water SC9913(DNF)BFDDNCDNC154
28th3902Richard HopeMike StensonDraycote Water SC33‑353523272619163
29th4046Richard DrabbleClaire ParkinRutland SC30272624(BFD)17DNF165
30th3590David NichollsSarah SmithHayling Island SC222832302927(DNC)168
31st3736Sue BannisterPeter B/ Nick WHayling Island SC343433(DNF)DNF217170
32nd3631Chris WrightNicky HooperRutland SC28‑373726313125178
33rd3807Paul HuettGeoffrey HuettDraycote SC152625(DNC)28DNFDNC179
34th3927Rob HendersonJack HoldenHayling Island SC142321(DNF)DNCDNCDNC181
35th3667Jonathan WardJulia WardOgston SC32‑363627323223182
36th3947Nicholas TaylorColin FeraGrafham Water SC363230(BFD)BFD3326198
37th3645Roger DeaneLorna KatonRock SC(DNF)DNC34293325BFD203
38th3901Mike KilbeTony CoxParkstone YC31333128(DNC)DNCDNC205
39th3884Miles OdellSandra OdellNorthampton SC(OCS)DNFDNCDNC2330BFD217
40th1803John ChristensenJonathan BaggottDatchet SC3738(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC239

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