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2000 National Championship at East Lothian Yacht Club - Overall

by Chris Jordan 11 Aug 2017 19:35 BST 6-11 August 2017

The final day's racing at the North Berwick Gin and Noble Marine sponsored 2000 National Championships at East Lothian Yacht Club was the first day this week when the forecast was incorrect - luckily! With the forecasted wind / gales, the racing would have been cancelled. But the actual wind for the last race was blowing 15-20 knots from the South West - although there were many people muttering, "Here it comes," whenever a gust came through!

Despite wrapping up the week yesterday, Steve and Sarah Cockerill (Stokes Bay Sailing Club) came out for the final race - and demonstrated why they are this year's National Champions with another first place. Behind them, Stuart Williams and Emily Towersey Veal (Army Sailing Association) clinched the first beat, although Simon Horsfield and Jess Hunter (Army Sailing Association), who also didn't need to race having sorted out second place overall the day before, overtook them before the finish.

The overall battle for third was still very tight: with just 1 point between the two family boats of Matt Sargent sailing with his children Johnny and Gwen (Army Sailing Association) and Richard Hudson and his son Ian (Bough Beech Sailing Club). Matt / Gwen did just enough on the final day to clinch third overall.

Another family boat of Kev O'Brien and his son Jake (Royal Air Force Sailing Association) finished fifth overall. With Stuart and Emily finishing third, Ian and Sarah Yardley (Silver Wing Sailing Club) needed a sixth place or better in the last race to clinch sixth overall - which they just achieved, leaving Stuart / Emily dropping to seventh on the tie break.

Eighth overall was Helen and Andrew Phillips (Cardiff Bay Yacht Club), with Dan and Kat Rule (Carsington Water Sailing Club) easily achieving their goal for the week of a top 10 place in ninth position. Rounding out the top ten overall was Kevan and Lynne Gibb - the first of the Scottish entries from Largo Bay Sailing Club.

East Lothian Yacht Club put on a great week's sailing for the class, with the Race Officer Jim Sinclair achieving the full compliment of ten races across many different wind and weather conditions.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st2035Steve CockerillSarah CockerillStokes Bay Sailing Club‑311111‑22119
2nd22334Simon HorsfieldJess HunterArmy Sailing association12‑7‑524112215
3rd2355Matt SargentGwen / Johnny SargentArmy Sailing association432‑85283(DNF)431
4th2374Richard HudsonIan HudsonBough Beech Sailing Club2444‑735‑136533
5th22619Kev O'BrienJake O'BrienRAF Sailing Association5‑88646455‑1143
6th2204Iain YardleySarah YardleySWSC‑97928‑10763648
7th22362Stuart WilliamsEmily Towersey VealArmy Sailing association65‑13710‑113410348
8th22564Helen PhillipsAndrew PhillipsCardiff Bay Yacht Club‑1313‑149956741265
9th22156Dan RuleCat RuleCarsington Sailing Club7910‑14671012‑131071
10th22058Kevan GibbLynne GibbLargo Bay Sailing Club10‑2031012‑171489874
11th21332Mark BurnellPete MilehamEast Lothian Yacht Club12111212‑15‑13997779
12th22607Christopher JordanGillian JordanBurghfield Sailing Club866338(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNF81
13th21408Calum GibbAndrew GrierLargo Bay Sailing Club‑1615‑1611161213108994
14th21780Jane RobertsonLucy RobertsonEast Lothian Yacht Club1112‑151313‑151111121396
15th2272James MacGregorLucy RobsonUllswater Yacht Club14175151191214(DNC)(DNF)97
16th2086George ThomsonEllen ClarkWest Lothian Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)1717191415151115123
17th22501Hugo BlanshardColin WalshArmy Sailing association1716‑20‑19141617171414125
18th21072Trevor BradleyMalcolm KayeThornton Stewart Sailing Club181018161718DNF(DNC)(DNC)17136
19th2248John BestSophie HarrisLee on the Solent Sailing Club151411181819(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC143
20th21869Steve FraserDeb De CrausazEast Lothian Yacht Club20‑21‑2121202016181616147
21st22302Thomas WalshHuw ChildArmy Sailing association2119‑22‑2221211816DNF18153
22nd2050Brian CameronMike SmithEast Lothian Yacht Club19181920(DNF)(DNC)DNFDNC15DNF160
23rd22056Simon TurnerKevin BrownCatterick Garrison Sailing Club22DNF(DNF)(DNC)2222DNFDNFDNC19174

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