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Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week - Day 4

by Tim Fells 11 Jul 19:50 BST 8-13 July 2018

Wednesday dawned to another day of wall-to-wall sunshine and a surprisingly early established sea breeze cell which extended seaward to Starehole Bay and well up the harbour. While only a F1-2 it gave the promise of some more consistent conditions.

Blue v Black flights Course M,Z,1,3

PRO Dave Greening made a ballsy decision to send the fleet to sea in what was to prove a fair beat of nearly two miles. A clean start again, had those at the Portlemouth end immediately in control with Ian and Ellie Sharps and Christian/Sam showing early.

On the long beat to mark M, Simon and Ally Potts recovered well from a start on the town side and lead around ahead of the sister pairing of Jenny Dodds and Pippa Kilsby. On the even longer run back up the harbour to Mark Z, which was north of Saltstone, Jenny and Pippa took the lead chased by Si Blake and Phil Dalby.

On the beat back to Blackstone, the girls slowly extended to have a comfortable lead allowing them to relax and take their first bullet of the week. Behind them, Will and Mary Henderson slowly eroded Si and Phil's lead and came through on the run to Crossways to take second.

Further back there was a great battle between Simon and Ally, Ian and Ellie, Taxi and Alex, and Christian/Sam. Changing places all the way up the beat to Blackstone and then down the run it was the wily team of Taxi and Alex who rounded Crossways first and were able to take fourth place to the line. Ian and Ellie got the better of their family battle to beat Simon and Ally for fifth and sixth.

Green v Red flights Course 1,7,1,3

With dark clouds inland, it was a rather uncertain fleet who took to the water for the afternoon race. Would the light sea breeze hold, build significantly or die altogether? By the start the breeze was more into the SSE, with a building flood tide two days away from Springs, making the Portlemouth shore the favourite spot to start. Amazingly there were no premature starters.

Caroline Croft and Mat Lulham-Jones showed nerves of steel to win the start and led away chased by Roger and Jane Gilbert who had taken the lead by Blackstone. Meanwhile the Calverts had pursued the unfavoured town side to round in third ahead of Mat Biggs/Becka Jones and Tim Fells/Fran Gifford.

The long run to Gerston provided little opportunity for gains until the wind shut down after Heath Point. The leaders kept to the west shore to find new breeze while those who chased the old breeze out to the east lost out. On the return past Heath Point, Caroline and Mat were first to find the new breeze and led out to the East shore past Saltstone while the Calvert held the West shore down to Tosnos before crossing the tide and in so doing took the lead at Ox Point.

The final loop of the harbour, though sailed in light airs against the tide, provided no passing opportunities. The Calverts came home well ahead to take their second bullet, Caroline and Mat were a strong second, Tim and Fran just pipped the Gilberts for third. The Chris's Gould and Kilsby took a useful fifth ahead of Alan Roberts and Rob Henderson.

With four races down the battle for the title is looking to be between Taxi and Alex, Si and Phil, the Calverts and the Chris's. The forecast is for more of the same; a light land breeze being replaced by a sea breeze each day, so it will continue to be very tricky.

Results after Day 4:

PosSail NoFlightBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st3684BlueKeyser SozeAndy DavisAlex WarrenBlithfield SC(DNC)43(DNC)1(DNC)4(DNC)12
2nd3738BlackSuperfast JellyfishSimon BlakePhil DalbyCookham Reach(DNC)6(DNC)3(DNC)13(DNC)13
3rd3691RedQuick FixMike CalvertJane CalvertAxe YC10(DNC)1(DNC)(DNC)2(DNC)114
4th3778GreenPeer PressureChris GouldChris KilsbyBartley SC1(DNC)(DNC)19(DNC)(DNC)516
5th3722RedStealthRoger GilbertJane GilbertFrensham Pond SC2(DNC)10(DNC)(DNC)4(DNC)420
6th3764GreenFancy LiquorTim FellsFrances GiffordSYC/Police Sailing UK5(DNC)(DNC)77(DNC)(DNC)322
7th3777BlackMockingjaySimon PottsAlly PottsBurghfield SC(DNC)7(DNC)4(DNC)66(DNC)23
8th3673RedThe OldieCaroline CroftMatt Lulham-RobinsonBartley SC6(DNC)8(DNC)(DNC)8(DNC)224
9th3788BlueBlue my mindChristian BirrellSam BreareyWeymouth & Portland Sailing Academy(DNC)114(DNC)5(DNC)8(DNC)28
10th3726BlackArwenWill HendersonMary HendersonSalcombe YC(DNC)2(DNC)9(DNC)162(DNC)29
11th3658GreenBernardChris JenningsOli WellsBurghfield12(DNC)(DNC)22(DNC)(DNC)1531
12th3776Red3776Alan RobertsRob HendersonHayling Island SC13(DNC)2(DNC)(DNC)10(DNC)631
13th3786Blue3786Dave WadeRoz McGraneNorthampton SC(DNC)94(DNC)6(DNC)13(DNC)32
14th3656Red(Team) Wild CardOlly TurnerMiss Holly ScottStarcross YC3(DNC)16(DNC)(DNC)9(DNC)735
15th3679BlackDaddys BoatNick HeginbotothamZoe ParryHollingworth Lake SC(DNC)8(DNC)6(DNC)1111(DNC)36
16th3696GreenTiger TigerJason AndrewsZeb ElliottEastbourne22(DNC)(DNC)53(DNC)(DNC)1444
17th3716RedCarbon FootprintStephen LeneyGillian LenneyBlithfield7(DNC)9(DNC)(DNC)3(DNC)2544
18th3799GreenSimply ScrumptiousPaul RaysonChristian HillSalcombe YC8(DNC)(DNC)158(DNC)(DNC)1748
19th3676BlueHot TottyAntony GiffordJo GiffordRoyal Tay YC(DNC)1011(DNC)21(DNC)9(DNC)51
20th3773GreenNo.34Alan WarrenWill CarrollShoreham SC11(DNC)(DNC)1814(DNC)(DNC)952
21st3758BlueBazingaTim SaxtonJodie GreenItchenor SC(DNC)517(DNC)17(DNC)20(DNC)59
22nd3710BlackParadigm ShiftJon IbbotsonNick CopseyBurghfield SC(DNC)16(DNC)11(DNC)2210(DNC)59
23rd3756BlackRobertSophie MackleyTom BallantineShoreham SC(DNC)11(DNC)14(DNC)1519(DNC)59
24th3659RedZenoJulian ParryEvan ParryHollingworth Lake SC25(DNC)6(DNC)(DNC)24(DNC)1065
25th3730GreenBlood Sweat & BeersPaul HollisPaula MasonBlithfield SC32(DNC)(DNC)1211(DNC)(DNC)1671
26th3627BlackSnorterAlex JonesJack DeungCookham Reach Sailing Club(DNC)12(DNC)16(DNC)2721(DNC)76
27th3749GreenStanleyColin AndersonJohn HackettBlithfield SC17(DNC)(DNC)1920(DNC)(DNC)2076
28th3742RedSpeed MachinePeter BallantineRob AllenSalcombe SC9(DNC)24(DNC)(DNC)23(DNC)2480
29th3652BlackTime and TideJohn BellOlivia BellHampton SC(DNC)26(DNC)20(DNC)1915(DNC)80
30th3724BlueSublimeJoe McLaughlinSean RobertsTamesis(DNC)1412(DNC)33(DNC)28(DNC)87
31st3566BluePocket RocketJames WellsAnna AylwardStartcross YC(DNC)1326(DNC)18(DNC)30(DNC)87
32nd3796RedRobertaWilliam WarrenMaddy AndersonShoreham SC4(DNC)18(DNC)(DNC)5(DNC)DNS88
33rd3702BlueSalmon en CrouteDuncan SalmonHarriet SalmonWembley SC(DNC)2322(DNC)26(DNC)18(DNC)89
34th3743GreenPokin'the TurtleMatt BiggsBecka JonesBlithfield SC(BFD)(DNC)(DNC)813(DNC)DNC890
35th3790BlackPointerColin BrockbankMartin HughesWembley SC(DNC)20(DNC)22(DNC)1731(DNC)90
36th3781BlueThe Force AwakensDavid WinderOliver WinderHollingworth S.C(DNC)(BFD)13(DNC)10(DNC)7DNC91
37th3678GreenNoraSteve CrookSally TownendHollingworth Lake SC15(DNC)(DNC)(BFD)4(DNC)DNC1292
38th3731RedMayhemAndy JonesMaddie JonesBurghfield14(DNC)39(DNC)(DNC)26(DNC)1392
39th3735BlueThe Clone WarsJenny DoddsPippa KilsbyNottingham SC(DNC)(BFD)19(DNC)12(DNC)1DNC93
40th3787RedQuicksilverChris MartinJamie MasonMidland S C20(DNC)23(DNC)(DNC)25(DNC)2694
41st3665RedStill not overRoss JacksonDave ReidShoreham SC24(DNC)34(DNC)(DNC)18(DNC)1995
42nd3712BlueOkey DokeyIan SharpsEllie SharpsBurghfield SC(DNC)(BFD)5(DNC)25(DNC)5DNC96
43rd3723BlueDESAndrew HarrisSara WarrenTamesis(DNC)217(DNC)47(DNC)22(DNC)97
44th3795BlackGoonAlex JacksonMark OakeyShoreham SC(DNC)(BFD)(DNC)10(DNC)1314DNC98
45th3727BlackFragileMark StockbridgeEddy AtkinsRanelagh(DNC)15(DNC)21(DNC)4517(DNC)98
46th3771BlackSkipLaurie SmartAlex PauseyUTSC(DNC)24(DNC)27(DNC)3216(DNC)99
47th3690GreenGeneral LeeTim HarridgeLucy HarridgeHampton SC18(DNC)(DNC)2322(DNC)(DNC)3699
48th3785BlueRocket ScienceNick CharlesChristian HumphreyDatchet SC(DNC)3(BFD)(DNC)24(DNC)12DNC100
49th3752BlueThe Empire Strikes BackWill RaineyLiese ScottBurghfield SC(DNC)1829(DNC)19(DNC)34(DNC)100
50th3615RedEdgarStuart BatesAndrew HiltonHollingworth Lake SC34(DNC)15(DNC)(DNC)41(DNC)11101
51st3753BlackAppetite for DestructionAndy BinesRebecca BinesBrightlingsea SC(DNC)19(DNC)17(DNC)4723(DNC)106
52nd3657BlueRevolutionAnthony LoftsFrancesca LoftsSalcombe YC(DNC)2821(DNC)31(DNC)27(DNC)107
53rd3569GreenTime ZuluBen LulhamSamantha LulhamRutland SC29(DNC)(DNC)2928(DNC)(DNC)21107
54th3687BlueMellow YellowHannah GreenfieldMatthew GreenfieldChew Valley SC(DNC)2533(DNC)23(DNC)26(DNC)107
55th3748BlackWhite TigerNigel BrookeSuzie BrookeTeam Lymo(DNC)17(DNC)34(DNC)2136(DNC)108
56th3774BlackPantherJon TurnerKatie FrostLyme Regis(DNC)(BFD)(DNC)13(DNC)1224DNC110
57th3645RedBlue VelvetSteve HallAlison HallRoyal Corinthian YC16(DNC)(BFD)(DNC)(DNC)7DNC27111
58th3772RedVellelaPhil EmeryKaren EmeryWhitstable SC21(DNC)20(DNC)(DNC)38(DNC)33112
59th3705Green2 Pints of LagerGeoff WrightKatie WrightBlithfield SC27(DNC)(DNC)2434(DNC)(DNC)29114
60th3675BlackWhite Sauce er erDave CroftRosie RichardsRYA(DNC)27(DNC)35(DNC)2033(DNC)115
61st3683BlueBluebirdBen JonesHelen HildichShoreham SC(DNC)3028(DNC)30(DNC)29(DNC)117
62nd3672BlackBola BolaJohn CooperHilary BradshawWhitstable YC(DNC)22(DNC)25(DNC)3635(DNC)118
63rd3686GreenIfJeremy DeaconMichal Janowicz.RYA30(DNC)(DNC)3029(DNC)(DNC)30119
64th3725BlackIsland GirlAndrew SquireNicki BassSalcombe YC(DNC)29(DNC)26(DNC)3439(DNC)128
65th3647RedLiquid DreamsHywel Bowen-PerkinsLucy PenwardenHampton SC19(DNC)37(DNC)(DNC)35(DNC)38129
66th3789RedOff -PisteNick ScroggieJemima ScroggieParkstone36(DNC)27(DNC)(DNC)30(DNC)39132
67th3740GreenWhy Ask?Patrick BlakeJilly BlakeCookham Reach(DNF)(DNC)(DNC)3316(DNC)DNC23133
68th3539GreenGansta ParadiseDan AlsopSophie PenwardenLyme Regis SC28(DNC)(DNC)(BFD)27(DNC)DNC18134
69th3648BlueBang TidyAntonia WrightJamie WrightShoreham SC(DNC)3736(DNC)36(DNC)25(DNC)134
70th3784GreenStrung AlongTony JohnsonLouise JohnsonTeam Lymo37(DNC)(DNC)2832(DNC)(DNC)37134
71st3745RedOutnumberedPaul DeanNicki Della PortaWembley SC31(DNC)41(DNC)(DNC)43(DNC)22137
72nd3666BlackEnchanted EveningJohn MeadowcroftKaty MeadowcroftUpper Thames SC(DNC)(BFD)(DNC)31(DNC)1441DNC147
73rd3793RedBorisMike BuddMark GreavesSouth Caernarvonshire YC23(DNC)32(DNC)(DNC)(WAY)DNC31147
74th3780BlueTime MachineNeville HerbertKarl ThorneTeam Lymo(DNC)(BFD)35(DNC)15(DNC)37DNC148
75th3767BlackOne LoveBen ArcherTheo HarrisParkstone YC(DNC)35(DNC)32(DNC)4438(DNC)149
76th2663BlueTyrannosaurus RexChris HaworthLauren PammeterBlackpool & Fleetwood YC(DNC)3225(DNC)53(DNC)42(DNC)152
77th3339BlackFlaming FastTim MaleAdrian MaleBlithfield(DNC)31(DNC)50(DNC)4032(DNC)153
78th3713BlackDuck and DiveTim LawsSteve HarlingStarcross YC(DNC)42(DNC)36(DNC)3144(DNC)153
79th3598RedBar HumbugRobert SmithAndrew SmithSalcombe YC35(DNC)30(DNC)(DNC)50(DNC)41156
80th3714RedKevinAlan MarkhamSue MarkhamUpper Thames SC33(DNC)46(DNC)(DNC)29(DNC)50158
81st3769RedDiscipleGraham Cranford-SmithFiona Cranford-SmithSalcombe YC26(DNC)40(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC32159
82nd3706BlueMonkey PuzzleKevin AndersonSadie AndersonSalcombe YC(DNC)3631(DNC)41(DNC)51(DNC)159
83rd3715RedTruly ScrumptiousRichard CookeRusell HallWembley SC38(DNC)(BFD)(DNC)(DNC)28DNC34161
84th3682GreenRed WizardJon StewardAnnabel StewardFishers Green SC(BFD)(DNC)(DNC)3939(DNC)DNC28167
85th3755BlueTickled PinkPeter JacksonAndy AirnesBlackpool & Fleetwood YC(DNC)3445(DNC)38(DNC)52(DNC)169
86th3622RedThe EdgeMichael HamiltonSimon HamiltonBlackpool & Fleetwood SC49(DNC)44(DNC)(DNC)39(DNC)40172
87th3663GreenBronteSimon KerrJenny RoweHunts SC48(DNC)(DNC)4235(DNC)(DNC)48173
88th3518GreenSmoked SalmonTimothy HarmsMillie LittleMidland SC43(DNC)(DNC)4940(DNC)(DNC)42174
89th3651Black3651Keiran O'FarrellSel ShahWembley SC(DNC)41(DNC)41(DNC)4250(DNC)174
90th3511GreenHeaven SentAndrew MillsEllie MillsHampton SC40(DNC)(DNC)4348(DNC)(DNC)44175
91st3661BlackSchmoozy BlueGraham ScroggieJade BowenParkstone YC(DNC)44(DNC)40(DNC)4646(DNC)176
92nd3695BlackShiny Happy PeoplePete SlackOliver McLeanBlithfield SC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)38(DNC)3345DNC177
93rd3794BlueIcthysJulian HarmsRobyn BaranowiczMidland SC(DNC)40(BFD)(DNC)37(DNC)40DNC178
94th3704BlueFactory MaidJemma HorwoodSimon WorsfoldThames SC(DNC)3842(DNC)52(DNC)48(DNC)180
95th3604BlackDesafinadoTimothy BarrElizabeth NorthThames SC(DNC)49(DNC)53(DNC)3743(DNC)182
96th3697BlackToo dark & StormyRichard PageEllen & Lucy CooperHampton(DNC)45(DNC)37(DNC)5447(DNC)183
97th3582GreenNever Been to SalcombeMartin EvansChris EvansCookham Reach SC41(DNC)(DNC)4644(DNC)(DNC)52183
98th3621BlueRaunchyTristram SquireRobin HodgesSalcombe YC(DNC)3943(DNC)45(DNC)57(DNC)184
99th3606GreenTake it EasyKen DuffellJoseph WoodsTamesis47(DNC)(DNC)4742(DNC)(DNC)49185
100th3548GreenFirestarterKevin RoseNicky BinksUpper Thames SC42(DNC)(DNC)5543(DNC)(DNC)46186
101st3734BlueThe Black BoatPhil AshworthAli AshworthWeymouth(DNC)3350(DNC)50(DNC)54(DNC)187
102nd3502GreenShindigScott SmithChristopher SmithUpper Thames SC46(DNC)(DNC)4846(DNC)(DNC)47187
103rd3602BlackAmbienceAnthony RickabyWilliam AndersonHampton SC(DNC)43(DNC)45(DNC)5149(DNC)188
104th3547RedMoondance AssassinPeter MaleChristine MaleBlithfield39(DNC)51(DNC)(DNC)56(DNC)45191
105th3291GreenParanoiaDave PhilpottCarole MurcottGrafham Water SC45(DNC)(DNC)5256(DNC)(DNC)43196
106th2604RedSatisfactionJeremy SteinSarah PercivalUpper Thames SC44(DNC)48(DNC)(DNC)49(DNC)56197
107th3451RedDeep ThoughtMartin WhitworthSarah CharrotUpper Thames SC56(DNC)52(DNC)(DNC)58(DNC)35201
108th3644Red3644Jon BloicePhilippa BloiceWhitstable YC50(DNC)49(DNC)(DNC)48(DNC)54201
109th3575GreenGravadlaxHarry StewardNathan AllenFishers Green53(DNC)(DNC)4454(DNC)(DNC)51202
110th3567RedFatboy SlimMartin SmithKaren BestonBlithfiled SC51(DNC)47(DNC)(DNC)52(DNC)53203
111th3534Blue John DalbyAndy DalbyTrent Valley SC(DNC)(BFD)38(DNC)58(DNC)53DNC210
112th3587GreenMistralHenry MasonBelinda MasonBlithfield SC52(DNC)(DNC)5449(DNC)(DNC)55210
113th3762BlackRimonimMalcolm HyamsMarina GashinovaMidland S C(DNC)48(DNC)51(DNC)5359(DNC)211
114th3717BlueRioja RollJohn GreenJames AlexanderWembley SC(DNC)4753(DNC)57(DNC)56(DNC)213
115th3707BlueMonkey BusinessStuart JenkinsImogen JenkinsHampton SC(DNC)46(DNC)(DNC)55(DNC)55DNC217
116th3450GreenThe Dream MachineBen GreenAlex OgilvieTeam Lymo54(DNC)(DNC)5651(DNC)(DNC)57218
117th2410BlackCrystal BallsIan LaingAndrew HuntHollingworth Lake(DNC)51(DNC)(DNF)(DNC)5560DNC227
118th3599BlueHarryNigel CooperAnnabel CooperHampton SC(DNC)50(DNC)(DNC)59(DNC)58DNC228
119th3655GreenLoosed CanonKaren HilesJohn HodgeShoreham SC57(DNC)(DNC)57(DNC)(DNC)DNC58233
120th3586RedShadowplayKieron MasonGeorge MasonBlithfiled SC55(DNC)(BFD)(DNC)(DNC)57DNCWAY234

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