Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock - Adventure Proof - 728x90

RS200 Fox's Chandlery Great Eastern Tour Round 3 at Alton Water Sports Centre

by Ian Videlo 3 Jun 2018 17:04 BST 26-27 May 2019

A fabulous bank holiday weekend provided perfect conditions for the RS200s at Alton Water. This was the third event in the Fox's Chandlery Great Eastern Tour. One local boat, Julie Ann & Nick White, was joined by three crews from neighbouring Waldringfield and one from Pevensey Bay.

Saturday's racing was in a force 2-3 from the North with the windward mark fiendishly positioned in the wind shadow of the trees on the Northern shore making for some interesting opportunities for place changing coming into and away from the mark.

The Mediterranean-like conditions were clearly too inviting for Ellie Ratsuniak who resorted to taking a cooling dip during one tack. In the racing, Stephen Videlo & Robert Stewart achieved 3 race wins from Ian & Alyson Videlo with Lynne Ratcliffe and the afore-mentioned Ellie coming home in third each time.

Sunday was equally warm, but with a stronger breeze that was blowing over the dam wall along the length of the reservoir, conditions could hardly get any better. The fleet was strengthened by the arrival of Harry Chatterton & Archie Penn, and racing was tight all day, with Lynne and Ellie gaining in confidence and revelling in the stronger breeze.

Thanks must go to Alton Water and their team lead by Gavin Johnson who put on some great racing, and seemed to enjoy the spectacle despite a lower turnout than they would have hoped for.

Overall Results:

1st Stephen Videlo & Robert Stewart (Waldringfield) 5pts
2nd Ian Videlo & Alyson Videlo (Waldringfield) 10pts
3rd Lynne Ratcliffe & Eliza Ratsuniak (Pevensey Bay) 16pts
4th Harry Chatterton & Archie Penn (Waldringfield) 24pts
5th Julie Ann White & Nick White (Alton Water) 26pts

Related Articles

RS200 Northern Tour at Staunton Harold
Expecting a day of consistent breeze and moderate shifts The third leg of the RS200 Northern Tour was hosted at Staunton Harold. Eight boats turned out to put their light wind speed to the test. Posted on 17 May
RS200 SEAS Open at Queen Mary
Thirteen boats ignore a rather bleak forecast With a rather bleak forecast, 13 RS200s descended on Queen Mary SC for the rescheduled SEAS Open Meeting. The first challenge of the day was to navigate their security system which not only do you have to be allowed in... you also have to be allowed out! Posted on 14 May
RS200 Sprint Championship at Rutland
Rooster RS200 National Tour Round 1 What a fantastic format Sprint racing is. Especially when it's held in a pub because it's gusting 45kts outside. Posted on 3 May
RS200s at the Ullswater YC Daffodil Regatt
Round 2 of the Sailing Chandlery Northern Tour in the Lake District Ullswater Yacht Club hosted the second event of the RS200 Northern Tour over the Easter weekend. The forecast for Saturday didn't look promising for getting any races in and we were not surprised when we arrived and there was not a ripple on the lake. Posted on 30 Apr
Ullswater Yacht Club Daffodil Regatta
A blooming success with over 70 boats taking part Ullswater Yacht Club's annual Daffodil Regatta over Easter weekend on 20 & 21 April was blooming success, attracting an entry of more than 70 boats from all over the country. Posted on 23 Apr
RS200s at the Waldringfield Easter Egg
Several visitors bolster the fast expanding home fleet Several visitors came to bolster the fast expanding home fleet of RS200s for the Waldringfield Easter Egg Regatta on 19/20 April. 21 boats took part which made for some excellent close racing. Posted on 23 Apr
RS200s at Frensham Pond
A chilly easterly wind for the sailors On Sunday 14 April, three visitors joined the Frensham Pond RS200 home fleet for an Open shared with the Larks. A chilly easterly wind greeted competitors and gave Race Officer Bruce Hill a challenging first race as the wind veered to the south. Posted on 17 Apr
RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Bristol Corinthian
First event in the regional circuit held on Saturday The 2019 season for the RS200 SW Ugly tour, sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs, has begun! The first event in the best regional circuit going, was at Bristol Corinthian YC on the anything but unlucky 13th April, with a promise of wind and sunshine. Posted on 14 Apr
Rooster RS200 GP at Chew Valley Lake
Sunday gave a perfect breeze with on-and-off planing all day Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club hosted the RS200s for their first GP event of the season, courtesy of their helpful landlord Bristol Water. Posted on 4 Apr
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