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Medway RC Laser Winter Series - Day 9

by Jamie Blair 20 Feb 11:36 GMT 18 February 2018

Bright sunshine welcomed the 15 racers to Barton Point, along with 8-10 knots of breeze from the SE. A trapezoidal layout was laid to keep boats separated especially with a fleet of 15 boats with two rounds for a race.

The "A" sail was the rig of choice. The beat was into the sun making the judging of distances even more awkward than usual. A rig stayed until after the coffee break at race 7 when the wind increased to just over 10 knots and moved to the right. The trapezoid was changed to a triangle sausage.

Tony Owens immediately set down the theme for the day with wins in Race 1 and 2. The Class Chairman, Adrian Tomlinson also showed that despite little practice he achieved a string of 2nd and 3rd places. Close racing meant that any turns or OCS put boats to the back of the fleet and high scoring spoiled results.

Some notable results from Charles Pegram with a well-earned 2nd place, Jon Moon with a consistent set of results that included a 2nd place and Ian Foxwell who was always challenging the front of the fleet, Jamie Blair and Pete Freeman adding to the challenge at the front of the fleet. We also welcomed two new sailors – Fin Atkinson and Roger White. Roger normally sails at Ardleigh Lake.

Starting well was extremely important in the big fleet – one exciting port end flyer by Tony Alexander brought applause from the racers and onlookers.

By our cut-off time of 12.30, 14 races had been completed. Tony Owens continued his consistency and won the day with Adrian Tomlinson in second. Third place was decided on countback with Pete Freeman taking 3rd and Jamie 4th place. Countback was also used to divide 6th and 7th and 9th and 10th.

The Winter Series continues for another five rounds with Tony Owens taking a substantial lead. The next 3 places only points apart.

Round 10 will be at the usual time on the 25th February.

Round 9 Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14Pts
1st75Tony Owens115(DNC)14112532‑6127
2nd30Adrian Tomlinson3223714211‑831‑830
3rd63Pete Freeman6532273‑93‑10118445
4th51Jamie Blair2‑10114356‑73647345
5th62Ian Foxwell‑9378952342552(DNF)55
6th83Richard Stone496538845‑139‑1110273
7th84Jon Moon8886‑10667‑96283573
8th58David Townshend74995‑139‑11611494683
9th72Charles Pegram1164782‑121088769(DNF)86
10th4Tony Alexander57(DNF)461078‑11410711786
11th958Brian Lev'y‑13‑1411111312105107121359118
12th33Les Willson‑14111010111111‑1413911101310130
13th82Scott Atkinson1013(DNF)121214(DNC)131214DNC14DNCDNF162
14th83Fin Atkinson1215(DNF)1314(DNF)DNC151412131212DNF164

Winter Series Results: (after Round 9)

PosSail NoHelmPts
175Tony Owens648
262Ian Foxwell589
351Jamie Blair575
463Peter Freeman572
583Richard Stone433
672Charles Pegram313
74Tony Alexander309
8958Brian Lev'y266
958David Townshend237
1084Jon Moon218
113Mark Penny108
1230Adrian Tomlinson93
1333Les Willson79
1419Sarah Mason77
1582Scot Atkinson60
16613Andrew Nicholls52
1748Phil Walker44
1883*Fin Atkinson13
1936Roger White7
2013Bryan Collings0