Please select your home edition
Edition
P&B 2019 - Leaderboard
Product Feature
Crewing To Win by Saskia Clark
Crewing To Win by Saskia Clark

2ndhandinghies.com RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Starcross Yacht Club

by John Teague 11 Oct 2017 12:08 BST 30 September 2017
RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Starcross © R M Fryer

The Starcross fleet welcomed the RS200 SW Ugly Tour sponsored by 2ndhanddinghies.com on Saturday 30th September. Three races back to back, alongside the RS400 and 100 fleets was a colourful sight to behold downwind, and a great advert for the travelling RS circus.

After bacon buttie fueled breakfasts, the fleet headed out for the first race. Edd Whitehead/Karen Oldale led the way, closely followed by John Teague/Naomi Pound, and Alistair Norris/Helen Summersgill. The shifty breeze saw the fleet hunt the gusts downwind, with big gains to be made if you could get up on the plane. Whitehead/Oldale increased their lead comfortably, with Teague/Pound in second and Norris/Summersgill in third, until reading the sailing instructions properly led all three boats to attempt an early finish. Whitehead/Oldale held their lead, with Norris/Summersgill capitalising to take second. Teague/Pound pulled back through to third on the final run, with Pete Vincent/Abi Campbell taking fourth and Nick Martindale/Ruth Kenyon in fifth.

Race 2 saw the wind shifting, and providing plenty of challenges weaving in and out between the moorings, but this didn't stop the dominance of Whitehead/Oldale who saw of the fleet to take an impressive bullet again. Recovering from their first race after their mainsheet ratchet parted company with the boat, Owain Hughes/Poppy Husband revelled in the conditions, to take second, from Vincent/Campbell to give Abi a well deserved third place on her birthday. Norris/Summersgill took fourth, from local boat Olly Turner/Sam Motterhead having their best race of the day in fifth.

The third and final race saw a turnaround at the top, with James William/Vicky Counsell storming into the lead on the first beat, with their Chew club mates Martindale/Kenyon in hot pursuit. As the race progressed Martindale/Kenyon pulled into the lead to take the win, with Norris/Summersgill and Teague/Pound both chasing hard and pulling through the fleet to take second and third places, with Vincent/Campbell taking fourth from Williams/Counsell finishing with their best result in fifth.

Overall Edd Whitehead/Karen Oldale from Parkstone won the event, with Alistair Norris/Helen Summersgill from Bristol Corinthian in second. The fast finishing Nick Martindale/Ruth Kenyon from Chew Valley Lake took third place on count back from John Teague/Naomi Pound from Bristol Corinthian with another Bristol boat of Pete Vincent/Abi Campbell in fifth. Silver fleet was won by the Chew Valley boat of James Williams/Vicky Counsell in 8th overall, with first Bronze of Kerry Pinker/Charles Richardson from Bristol Corinthian snapping at their heels in 9th overall.

The final instalment of the 2017 SW Ugly tour takes place at Chew Valley Lake on the 28th October, don't miss it!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1626Ed WhiteheadKaren OldaleParkstone YC11‑82
2nd1509Alistair NorrisHelen SumergillBristol CorinthianYC2‑424
3rd801Nick MartindaleRuth KenyonChew Valley Lake SC5‑716
4th1365John TeagueNaomi PoundBristol CorinthianYC3‑636
5th1445Pete VincentAbi CampbellBristol CorinthianYC‑4347
6th1552Owain HughesPoppy HusbandBristol Corinthian YC‑7279
7th1600Olly TurnerSam MottersheadStarcross YC‑65611
8th1019James WilliamVicky CounsellChew Valley Lake SC8‑9513
9th826Kerry PinkerCharles RichardsonBristol Corinthian YC‑1111920
10th1342Sarah GreenDavid GreenLlandegfedd SC10‑121020
11th361Grant BoorerMark HollambyStarcross YC‑1481321
12th914Reuben WoodbridgeJoanna WoodbridgeChew Valley Lake SC‑12101121
13th547Max RossDaniel WrightDurleigh SC‑15131225
14th374Chris BakerSteve PearceBristol Corinthian YC9(DNF)DNS27
15th1079Ben PalmerCathy CashmanBaltic Wharf SC13‑141427
16th977Paul PritchardClare HorathornBristol Corinthian YC(DNF)161531
17th893Lucy RumbelowLauren PatonRoyal Torbay YC(DNS)15DNF33

Related Articles

Ullwater Yacht Club Daffodil Regatta preview
Great racing, beautiful surroundings and excellent hospitality Great racing run by a top race team, sailing in beautiful surroundings, excellent hospitality, camping on site... lambs on the fells, bunnies in the club grounds and daffodils on the shore... what more could you want for a memorable Easter? Posted on 13 Mar
Itchenor Winter Warmer Series
Merlin Rockets as well as RS200s for the first time On the weekend of 16/17 February, Itchenor SC hosted Merlin Rockets as well as RS200s for the first time in the annual Winter Warmer series. Posted on 18 Feb
RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 3
Another great turnout on 9th December The final Sunday of the RS200 Winter series at Royal Harwich Yacht Club saw another great turnout on 9th December, even with the originally forecast 30-40 knots gusts. Luckily the breeze was strong, but sailable. Posted on 13 Dec 2018
Harken Product Focus: The Cam-Cleat
Make sure you have the right cleat for the job! With such a huge range of hardware out there, the Harken Tech Team would like to help untangle the different options available. Posted on 11 Dec 2018
RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 2
Entrants swell to 14 boats in a very competitive fleet Round 2 on the RS200 Fleet from the Royal Harwich Yacht Club Winter Series started with a hive of activity and some more high calibre teams. The entrants swelled to 14 boats in a very competitive fleet who enjoyed two back to back races on the high tide. Posted on 29 Nov 2018
RS200 National Tour 2019 dates released
Maria Stanley wins triple crown for 2018! Yet another massive RS200 season has been brought to a close at the RS End of Seasons Regatta at Rutland. With the 2018 National Tour won by Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, taking the double with their Nationals win. Posted on 20 Nov 2018
Maria Stanley wins RS200 triple crown
RS200 National Tour 2019 dates released in celebration Yet another massive RS200 season has been brought to a close at the RS End of Seasons Regatta. With the 2018 National Tour won by Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, taking the double with their Nationals win, and Maria completing the treble crown. Posted on 15 Nov 2018
RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 1
Flukey winds tested even some of the most experienced The inaugural day of RHYC's RS200 series delivered some challenging conditions for the 8 stalwart crews. With a big tide and a strong SW, racing was shore to shore. Flukey winds on the windward beach tested even some of the most experienced sailors. Posted on 14 Nov 2018
RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich YC
Racing starts this weekend! This year Royal Harwich Yacht Club are putting on a short RS200 Series within the Winter Series on the high tide weekends. Leave your boat at the club and you're welcome to join in the normal Winter Series on the other Sundays. Posted on 7 Nov 2018
RS End of Season Regatta at Rutland
Names recorded for the hall of fame A fabulous weekend of racing was had at Rutland: a very windy pursuit Saturday, great Saturday night gathering, then calmer fleet Sunday. Posted on 7 Nov 2018