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Harken Musto Skiff Nationals at Largo Bay Sailing Club - Overall

by Paul Manning & Rick Perkins 14 Aug 2016 18:51 BST 11-14 August 2016

The final day of the Harken Musto Skiff Nationals Championships dawned with considerable contrast to the big foam-up of yesterday. The breeze was a gentle 4-8 knots.

The fleet launched and the first start went off on time but the fleet were even more eager to get away and there was a series of general recalls.

The breeze then shifted requiring a course reset and then the fleet got away under U flag.

Nicolas Duchoud (SUI) found the lighter winds much more to his liking and lead the fleet at the first windward mark with a tight pack in hot pursuit.

At the end of the first lap Duchould held his lead from championship contenders Alex Knight and Ian Trotter chased by Rick Perkins.

This race was the first 3 lapper of the series and there was plenty of place changing but Duchoud held on to take the win.

In the battle for the title Knight's 2nd gave him a one point advantage ahead of Ian Trotter and Dan Trotter had conceded a bit of ground finishing in 8th.

Advantage had now swung to Knight but the title was well short of decided.

The second race of the day got away under U flag and a weakening breeze. 2 laps were set.

As the fleet approached the end of the first windward there were a series of substantial shifts and gusts requiring quick thinking from the sailors. Paul Molesworth was first round chased by Alistair Conn.

Amongst the championship contenders Ian Trotter was ahead of Alex Knight with Dan Kilsby moving into the mix with Dan Trotter back in the pack.

In the light breeze it was key to keep your head out of the boat and spot the shift and gusts.

There was a fair bit of place changing on the following legs and the championship was open until the very end.

At the finish Alistair Conn took the win from Dan Kilsby with Nigel Wallbank in third.

However all eyes were on the positions of the overall contenders and Alex Knight finished in 6th which was enough to give him the championship by 8 points from a late charging Dan Kilsby who took second overall with Dan Trotter in third.

The club and association then worked promptly to put the prize giving on quickly to allow the fleet to start the journey home.

The class would like to extend their sincere thanks to Largo Bay Sailing Club who have extended a legendary welcome to the class, the club members have pulled out all the stops catering for the fleet, hosting some great social events, and the best shore team we have ever benefitted from. The race management has been faultless so the club should be most proud of their efforts and the class would certainly like to visit again in the future.

The class would also like to thank regatta sponsor Harken, class sponsor Musto and event technical support from Chris Turner of Ovington Boats.

The next event for the fleet will be the Ovington Boats 40th anniversary regatta to be hosted at Derwent Water Reservoir in two weeks time.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoFleetGold/Silver/BronzeHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1372SeniorGoldAlex KnightCastle Cove SC246111222633
2302SeniorGoldDan KilsbyStokes Bay SC361951537241
3527SeniorGoldDan TrotterDerwent Reservoir SC155191582044
4546MasterGoldIan TrotterDerwent Reservoir SC6246131331246
5502SeniorGoldFynn SterrittLoch Morlich SC1014272518747
6520SeniorGoldDave PostonDatchet Water SC14111257142754
7539SeniorGoldNeil AshbyBewl Valley SC8393178101354
8526SeniorGoldJonathan ShelleyAberdeen & Stonehaven YC411101612891869
9487SeniorGoldBen SchoolingStokes Bay SC91538181243469
10409SeniorGoldAndy TarbotonHenley Midmar YC17178220145972
11444SeniorGoldJamie HiltonDatchet Water SC197134101762176
12482SeniorGoldMatthew HoldenLocks SC188151841151979
13538SeniorSilverPaul MolesworthStokes Bay SC13271119811171190
14394Grand MasterSilverNigel WallbankLymington Town SC20131717241613399
15334SeniorSilverRichard BoneBough Beech SC1519121319501910107
16547MasterGoldSergei SamusDatchet Water SC1112221514202214108
17384SeniorSilverStuart KeeganDerwent Reservoir SC30167242591217110
18474SeniorSilverAlastair ConnDerwent Reservoir SC741383866161112
19367MasterSilverNeil WilsonHoly Loch SC522272011213124130
20414SeniorSilverJon SimpsonBlackwater SC211838107104350147
21470SeniorSilverNicolas DuchoudWalansee SC232316224050130155
22375YouthBronzeJosh BelbanStokes Bay/Bolton462938291618258163
23542Grand MasterSilverRon BarnesThorpe Bay SC3210202128193338163
24483Grand MasterSilverJohn EvansDerwent Reservoir SC2620381426283523172
25535SeniorSilverDavid AnnanGrafham Watwr SC3524182721502431180
26479SeniorSilverYaroslav Petrov SC2830215023232828181
27303SeniorGoldRichard EvansFelixstowe Ferry SC22914940505050194
28138SeniorBronzeDan DixonBlackwater SC46505023343042198
29374SeniorBronzeAlistair KerrAberdeen & Stonehaven YC3132382640501122200
30128SeniorSilverChristopher MorganDalgety Bay SC2926233240502725202
31255SeniorSilverAndrew ScottDalgety Bay SC2534263829253735211
32333Grand MasterBronzeTim ChapmanRutland Water SC4650502822222626220
33544MasterGoldRichard PerkinsMusto Skiff Class124150505050415222
3494SeniorBronzeErik BorresenCSF4636303027243936222
35432SeniorSilverChris TurnerLyme Regis SC1625255050502042228
36248SeniorBronzeMark HainePrestwick SC2428502540502939235
37376Grand MasterBronzeDavid RickardDatchet Water SC463124505050325238
38500MasterSilverTom ConwayDerwent Reservoir SC3621295050503433253
39294MasterBronzeIan BaillieDalgety Bay SC3441503340502134253
40536MasterBronzeKevin HollidayChanonry Sailing Club3333283140505050265
4161Grand MasterBronzeNicholas MacWhirterLocks SC4641383840503837278
42521Grand MasterBronzeIain MortonChanonry Sailing Club4650505050502316285
43556SeniorBronzeSteve RobsonDerwent Reservoir SC2735385040505050290
44446SeniorBronzeBenjamin GeorgeLymington Town SC4650503850503629299
45254Grand MasterBronzeAlistair ReidLargo Bay SC4650505050504332321
46419MasterBronzeRichard SmithWilsonian SC4650505040505050336
47449Grand MasterBronzeIan RenilsonDalgety Bay SC4650505050505050346
4864YouthBronzePeter MackinStokes Bay SC5050505050505050350
48143SeniorBronzeCharles ChandlerUllswater SC5050505050505050350

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