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RS200s during the Rooster RS Summer Championship at Parkstone Yacht Club

by Matt Mee 27 Jun 2018 11:57 BST 23-24 June 2018

Just over forty RS200s attended the glorious 2018 Rooster RS Summer Championships at Parkstone Yacht Club. The forecasted light Northerly gradient wind and sweltering temperatures on land proved to be perfect conditions for a sea breeze to kick in as the boats left Poole harbour into the bay.

Race one started in sparkling conditions and the fleet got away first time under the U flag which is proving effective in keeping the fleet well behaved. Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson led round the top and kept their noses in front of the chasing pack to take the first race. Matt Mee and Emma Norris took second after a close battle with James Peters and Jo Wright, and Jonny McGovern and Harvey Martin.

Jonny and Harvey got into their stride in race two and managed to overhaul Maria and Rob who again led around the top mark. The gains were marginal and the racing was extremely tight with a solid 10 knots and soaking conditions downwind.

Race three saw two home boats rise to the top; local heroes Edd Whitehead and Millie Alcock took a comfortable victory with Lucy McGregor and Georgie Vickers in second place. Jonny and Harvey had another solid race, finishing in 3rd.

The tide continued to strengthen throughout the day making the lay-line calls difficult for the fleet as they approached the windward mark. On the water umpire Bill Handley (employed by the class to ensure fair racing prior to the upcoming RS200 National Championships) commented how well behaved the fleet were with virtually incident free racing. James and Jo took the final race of the day with the usual suspects in close pursuit.

Two points split the top four boats overnight and with the abandonment on Sunday morning due to light winds Maria and Rob took the overall honours. Jonny & Harvey finished close runners up, and James and Jo came 3rd. Fantastic, close competitive racing was enjoyed throughout the fleet; Owen Hughes and Poppy Husband won the silver fleet finishing just inside the top 10 overall and home boat Tony Wilkinson and Josh Dack took the bronze fleet prize.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st1642Maria StanleyRob HendersonnItchenor SC12‑747
2nd1601Jonny McGovernHarvey MartinPort Dinorwic SC‑41337
3rd1675James PetersJo WrightHISC34‑618
4th1615Matt MeeEmma NorrisRed Wharf Bay SC/Burghfield/HISC234‑59
5th1545Lucy MacgregorGeorgie VickersParkstone YC‑13122216
6th1536Andrew BrownAlex SutcliffeBudworth SC‑1065819
7th1626Edd WhiteheadMillie AlcockParkstone YC‑21131721
8th1436Josh FlackAmy YeomanParkstone YC6511‑1422
9th1634Cam StewartTom HarrisonHISC711‑30624
10th1552Owain HughesPoppy HusbandParkstone YC51510‑1930
11th1347David JessopSophie MearQMSC8‑17121232
12th1662Steve WilsonBecky WilsonRS Sailing914‑27932
13th626Will TaylorSam JamesBrightlingsea SC/UPSPC148‑161133
14th772Tom HewitsonLucy PrestonHISC12‑20151037
15th1242Anthony ParkeWill BirchallHISC/PYC/QMSC(UFD)782540
16th1570Robbie KingJamie WebbCUCrC11‑19141641
17th1391Tom DarlingCharlie DarlingHISC‑2616131342
18th1175Amy SparksMatt Lulham‑RobinsonPoole YC199‑231543
19th1331Tom BallantineEmily Watson/Maddy AndersonSalcombe YC18‑2291845
20th1546John McKelvieCharlotte CotterStrangford Lough YC201017‑2647
21st1445Pete VincentVictoria UptonBristol Corinthain YC1518‑242255
22nd1378Andy KilburnFiona MulcayNotts County SC17‑35182055
23rd1604Dan VenablesSam CraferSutton Coldfield SC‑3224192164
24th1362Greg HallHonor FellItchenor SC2221‑292467
25th1136Niki BirrellKate AllamParkstone YC24‑31281769
26th1046Joseph BradleyBenjamin BradleyHISC‑3026212370
27th1284Tony WilkinsonJosh DackParkstone YC16‑39263577
28th1617Andy HadfieldLucy TylerParkstone YC‑3425252878
29th1635Andrew BarnettEllie TubmanIsland Barn Reservoir SC29‑30222980
30th1102Jack HardieSimon Lomas‑ClarkeFrensham Pond SC2523‑363280
31st1665Peter LorettoKelly AaronParkstone YC28‑33203381
32nd1025Alex BeaneyHannah LiptrotWembley SC2329‑343082
33rd1585David PointerJan PointerParkstone YC2728‑332782
34th1493Trevor AnnelsHolly AnnelsParkstone YC‑3727353193
35th430Mike CalvertSophie HarrisSalcombe YC‑3932323498
36th148John SingletonSophia MilesParkstone YC3136‑3837104
37th519Sue BrannamMike ProvenBurghfield SC‑38383136105
38th267Chris SproatGeorgina BurkeBrading Haven YC333439‑40106
39th0Syd McLeanTom McLeanHISC353737‑38109
40th666Victoria CowanAndy CowanStokes Bay SC36‑404039115
41st1004Charlie PoynerBecky DiamondEmsworth SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC129
41st1670Alice SeniorMatt ConyersPlymouth SC(DSQ)DSQDSQDSQ129

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