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Sharp's Doom Bar Salcombe Merlin Week - Overall

by Tim Fells 13 Jul 17:52 BST 8-13 July 2018

The final day brought further wall-to-wall sunshine with a light southerly sea breeze cell in the harbour. First of the title contenders to line up were Mike and Jane Calvert and Si Blake/Phil Dalby.

Red v Black flights. Course 1,X,1,X,1,X

With a full spring ebb tide underneath them, the fleet lined up cautiously and it was only Alan Roberts and Rob Henderson who jumped the gun. Si and Phil got a nice start in the middle of the line and were soon away onto port leading up the course. Mike and Jane by contrast played things too conservatively and were left boxed in and struggling for air. Si and Phil led around Blackstone and immediately gybed for the town side, while second place Caroline Croft/Mat Lulham-Robinson and Roger and Jane Gilbert took the Mill Bay route. The Calverts struggled around in the forties.

For the next two laps, there was little to choose between town side and Portlemouth side on the runs and the beats were fast with the tide underneath. Si and Phil held a comfortable lead until caught off Mill Bay on the last run. They held their nerves to gybe back down the Portlemouth shore as their chasers crossed the tide and were rewarded with new pressure allowing them to cross clear ahead after the Ferry landing.

From there on in it was plain sailing with Si and Phil taking the bullet that puts them in a commanding position at the top of the leaderboard, Taxi and Alex needing to win the afternoon race to take title.

Roger and Jane got the better of Caroline and Mat to take a well earned second and move them right up the leaderboard. Jon Ibbotson and Nick Copsey had their best result of the week in fourth ahead of long term N12 rivals Will and Mary Henderson. Boris Heginbotham and Zoe Parry claimed an excellent sixth.

Blue v Green flights. Course 1,5,1,X,1,X

The final race of what has been a challenging light airs event, saw the best conditions of the week. A force 3 Southwesterly sea breeze sailed under a bright blue sky was what the competitors had come for. With the Spring flood tide starting to run, there was a clear choice between the two shorelines. Chrises Gould and Kilsby won the Portlemouth shore while Tim Fells and Fran Gifford won the Town side. They came together at Biddle rocks with the Chrises taking a narrow lead onto the run. Dave and Oliver Winder rounded third but were BFD, putting Taxi and Alex in the chasing position.

The Chrises lead around Salstone but on the beat back it was Tim and Fran who came through to take a good lead up the Town side, followed by Taxi and Alex. The Chrises were the only team to cross over at the fuel barge and made big gains to retake the lead at Mill Bay. From that point they were relatively untroubled until the final beat to the finish when they took the Town side. Tim and Fran took to the Portlemouth shore and were making gains but ultimately came up a few boat lengths short. Taxi and Alex took third ahead of a fast charging Chris Jennings and Oli Wells followed home by Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey and then Jenny Dodds and Pippa Kilsby.

The Chrises took their third bullet of the week and will look back on a couple of races that slipped away which may have given them the title. Their win meant that Taxi and Alex had to accept another bridesmaid finish, with Si Blake and Phil Dalby being crowned champions. In Si's case, this is his third title but it is a first one for Phil. Their win in the Jo Richards designed 'Superfast Jellyfish' is the first time the Canterbury Tales design stranglehold has been broken for many, many years.

Despite the challenging sailing conditions, the week has been another wonderful week with exceptional summer weather. Many thanks to Salcombe Yacht Club for their expert race management and hospitality and to our main sponsors Sharp's Doom Bar and Magic Marine.

Entries are now open for the 2019 event which will be subject to a ballot later in the summer.

Overall Results:

PosSail No.HelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1st3738Simon BlakePhil DalbyCookham Reach 6 3 13 ‑10 1 14
2nd3684Andy DavisAlex WarrenBlithfield SC 43 1 4  ‑8 315
3rd3778Chris GouldChris KilsbyBartley SC1  1‑9  59  117
4th3691Mike CalvertJane CalvertAxe YC10 1  2 1 4‑21 18
5th3764Tim FellsFrances GiffordSYC/Police Sailing UK5  ‑77  31  218
6th3722Roger GilbertJane GilbertFrensham Pond SC2 10  4 4 ‑202 22
7th3726Will HendersonMary HendersonSalcombe YC 2 9 ‑162 5 5 23
8th3673Caroline CroftMatt Lulham‑RobinsonBartley SC6 8  8 2 ‑293 27
9th3656Olly TurnerMiss Holly ScottStarcross YC3 ‑16  9 7 28 29
10th3777Simon PottsAlly PottsBurghfield SC 7 4 66 8 ‑10 31
11th3788Christian BirrellSam BreareyWeymouth & Portland Sailing Academy 114 5 8  (DNF) 533
12th3776Alan RobertsRob HendersonHayling Island SC13 2  10 6 3(BFD) 34
13th3658Chris JenningsOli WellsBurghfield12  22  15‑16  435
14th3679Nick HeginbotothamZoe ParryHollingworth Lake SC 8 6 1111 ‑17 6 42
15th3735Jenny DoddsPippa KilsbyNottingham SC (BFD)19 12 1  6 644
16th3696Jason AndrewsZeb ElliottEastbourne‑22  53  1413  944
17th3678Steve CrookSally TownendHollingworth Lake SC15  (BFD)4  124  1146
18th3786Dave WadeRoz McGraneNorthampton SC 94 6 13  ‑22 1648
19th3773Alan WarrenWill CarrollShoreham SC11  ‑1814  93  1350
20th3795Alex JacksonMark OakeyShoreham SC (BFD) 10 1314 7 7 51
21st3743Matt BiggsBecka JonesBlithfield SC(BFD)  813  86  1752
22nd3716Stephen LeneyGillian LenneyBlithfield7 9  3 25 (DNF)9 53
23rd3710Jon IbbotsonNick CopseyBurghfield SC 16 11 ‑2210 12 4 53
24th3758Tim SaxtonJodie GreenItchenor SC 517 17 ‑20  9 755
25th3796William WarrenMaddy AndersonShoreham SC4 18  5 (DNS) 525 57
26th3756Sophie MackleyTom BallantineShoreham SC 11 14 1519 2 ‑23 61
27th3799Paul RaysonChristian HillSalcombe YC8  158  1714  ‑2562
28th3659Julian ParryEvan ParryHollingworth Lake SC‑25 6  24 10 1514 69
29th3645Steve HallAlison HallRoyal Corinthian YC16 (BFD)  7 27 1011 71
30th3785Nick CharlesChristian HumphreyDatchet SC 3(BFD) 24 12  21 1474
31st3676Antony GiffordJo GiffordRoyal Tay YC 1011 21 9  ‑26 2374
32nd3730Paul HollisPaula MasonBlithfield SC‑32  1211  1618  2077
33rd3627Alex JonesJack DeungCookham Reach Sailing Club 12 16 ‑2721 24 13 86
34th3724Joe McLaughlinSean RobertsTamesis 1412 ‑33 28  12 2288
35th3566James WellsAnna AylwardStartcross YC 1326 18 ‑30  23 1090
36th3781David WinderOliver WinderHollingworth S.C (BFD)13 10 7  1 BFD92
37th3742Peter BallantineRob AllenSalcombe SC9 24  23 24 ‑2712 92
38th3752Will RaineyLiese ScottBurghfield SC 1829 19 ‑34  11 1592
39th3702Duncan SalmonHarriet SalmonWembley SC 2322 ‑26 18  13 1995
40th3749Colin AndersonJohn HackettBlithfield SC17  1920  2020   96
41st3615Stuart BatesAndrew HiltonHollingworth Lake SC34 15  ‑41 11 1426 100
42nd3731Andy JonesMaddie JonesBurghfield14 ‑39  26 13 1730 100
43rd3723Andrew HarrisSara WarrenTamesis 217 47 22  7 (BFD)104
44th3748Nigel BrookeSuzie BrookeTeam Lymo 17 34 21‑36 19 16 107
45th3771Laurie SmartAlex PauseyUTSC 24 27 ‑3216 23 19 109
46th3753Andy BinesRebecca BinesBrightlingsea SC 19 17 ‑4723 22 28 109
47th3665Ross JacksonDave ReidShoreham SC24 ‑34  18 19 3118 110
48th3652John BellOlivia BellHampton SC 26 20 1915 ‑32 32 112
49th3727Mark StockbridgeEddy AtkinsRanelagh 15 21 ‑4517 28 33 114
50th3657Anthony LoftsFrancesca LoftsSalcombe YC 2821 ‑31 27  18 21115
51st3740Patrick BlakeJilly BlakeCookham Reach(DNF)  3316  2326  18116
52nd3787Chris MartinJamie MasonMidland S C20 23  25 26 (DNF)24 118
53rd3687Hannah GreenfieldMatthew GreenfieldChew Valley SC 2533 23 26  (DNF) 12119
54th3790Colin BrockbankMartin HughesWembley SC 20 22 1731 (DNF) 31 121
55th3690Tim HarridgeLucy HarridgeHampton SC18  2322  36‑37  24123
56th3666John MeadowcroftKaty MeadowcroftUpper Thames SC (BFD) 31 1441 11 27 124
57th3774Jon TurnerKatie FrostLyme Regis (BFD) 13 1224 15 (DNF)DNC125
58th3569Ben LulhamSamantha LulhamRutland SC29  2928  2127  ‑30134
59th3683Ben JonesHelen HildichShoreham SC ‑3028 30 29  24 28139
60th3725Andrew SquireNicki BassSalcombe YC 29 26 34‑39 36 15 140
61st3539Dan AlsopSophie PenwardenLyme Regis SC28  (BFD)27  18(WAY) DNC8142
62nd3780Neville HerbertKarl ThorneTeam Lymo (BFD)35 15 37  30 26143
63rd3705Geoff WrightKatie WrightBlithfield SC27  2434  29‑38  29143
64th3772Phil EmeryKaren EmeryWhitstable SC21 20  38 33 34  146
65th3647Hywel Bowen‑PerkinsLucy PenwardenHampton SC19 37  35 ‑38 1937 147
66th2663Chris HaworthLauren PammeterBlackpool & Fleetwood YC 3225 ‑53 42  16 33148
67th3675Dave CroftRosie RichardsRYA 27 ‑35 2033 33 35 148
68th3686Jeremy DeaconMichal Janowicz.RYA30  3029  3030  ‑34149
69th3784Tony JohnsonLouise JohnsonTeam Lymo‑37  2832  3721  32150
70th3789Nick ScroggieJemima ScroggieParkstone36 27  30 39 (DNF)20 152
71st3715Richard CookeRusell HallWembley SC38 (BFD)  28 34 3617 153
72nd3672John CooperHilary BradshawWhitstable YC 22 25 3635 35 (DNF) 153
73rd3745Paul DeanNicki Della PortaWembley SC31 41  ‑43 22 3229 155
74th3712Ian SharpsEllie SharpsBurghfield SC (BFD)5 25 5  (DNF)DNCDNF157
75th3648Antonia WrightJamie WrightShoreham SC 3736 36 25  (DNF) 27161
76th3706Kevin AndersonSadie AndersonSalcombe YC 3631 41 ‑51  25 37170
77th3767Ben ArcherTheo HarrisParkstone YC 35 32 ‑4438 25 41 171
78th3769Graham Cranford‑SmithFiona Cranford‑SmithSalcombe YC26 40    32 3740 175
79th3598Robert SmithAndrew SmithSalcombe YC35 30  50 41 (DNF)22 178
80th3714Alan MarkhamSue MarkhamUpper Thames SC33 46  29 ‑50 3536 179
81st3339Tim MaleAdrian MaleBlithfield 31 ‑50 4032 31 45 179
82nd3713Tim LawsSteve HarlingStarcross YC 42 36 3144 29 ‑48 182
83rd3755Peter JacksonAndy AirnesBlackpool & Fleetwood YC 3445 38 ‑52  39 31187
84th3651Keiran O'FarrellSel ShahWembley SC 41 41 42‑50 34 34 192
85th3621Tristram SquireRobin HodgesSalcombe YC 3943 45 ‑57  28 40195
86th3794Julian HarmsRobyn BaranowiczMidland SC 40(BFD) 37 40  48 35200
87th3793Mike BuddMark GreavesSouth Caernarvonshire YC23 32  (WAY) 31 (DNF)WAYDNC208
88th3663Simon KerrJenny RoweHunts SC48  4235  48‑51  36209
89th3704Jemma HorwoodSimon WorsfoldThames SC 3842 ‑52 48  38 45211
90th3518Timothy HarmsMillie LittleMidland SC43  4940  42‑50  38212
91st3661Graham ScroggieJade BowenParkstone YC 44 40 ‑4646 45 38 213
92nd3511Andrew MillsEllie MillsHampton SC40  43‑48  4447  39213
93rd3622Michael HamiltonSimon HamiltonBlackpool & Fleetwood SC49 44  39 40 (DNF)42 214
94th3582Martin EvansChris EvansCookham Reach SC41  4644  ‑5246  41218
95th3734Phil AshworthAli AshworthWeymouth 3350 50 ‑54  45 42220
96th3697Richard PageEllen & Lucy CooperHampton 45 37 ‑5447 52 39 220
97th3682Jon StewardAnnabel StewardFishers Green SC(BFD)  3939  2854  BFD221
98th3695Pete SlackOliver McLeanBlithfield SC   38 3345 (WAY) 44DNC221
99th3547Peter MaleChristine MaleBlithfield39 51  ‑56 45 4343 221
100th3604Timothy BarrElizabeth NorthThames SC 49 53 3743 41 (DNF) 223
101st3606Ken DuffellJoseph WoodsTamesis47  4742  4939  (BFD)224
102nd3602Anthony RickabyWilliam AndersonHampton SC 43 45 ‑5149 42 47 226
103rd2604Jeremy SteinSarah PercivalUpper Thames SC44 48  49 ‑56 4146 228
104th3548Kevin RoseNicky BinksUpper Thames SC42  5543  4644  (DNF)230
105th3567Martin SmithKaren BestonBlithfiled SC51 47  52 ‑53 3351 234
106th3534John DalbyAndy DalbyTrent Valley SC (BFD)38 58 53  42 43234
107th3587Henry MasonBelinda MasonBlithfield SC52  5449  ‑5540  44239
108th3291Dave PhilpottCarole MurcottGrafham Water SC45  5256  4343  (BFD)239
109th3502Scott SmithChristopher SmithUpper Thames SC46  4846  4753   240
110th3644Jon BloicePhilippa BloiceWhitstable YC50 49  48 54 40  241
111th3717John GreenJames AlexanderWembley SC 4753 ‑57 56  46 46248
112th3762Malcolm HyamsMarina GashinovaMidland S C 48 51 53‑59 48 52 252
113th3599Nigel CooperAnnabel CooperHampton SC 50  59 58  47 47261
114th3451Martin WhitworthSarah CharrotUpper Thames SC56 52  58 35   DNC262
115th3575Harry StewardNathan AllenFishers Green53  4454  51(DNF)  DNC263
116th2410Ian LaingAndrew HuntHollingworth Lake 51 (DNF) 5560 49 50 265
117th3586Kieron MasonGeorge MasonBlithfiled SC55 (BFD)  57 (WAY) 4449DNC266
118th3450Ben GreenAlex OgilvieTeam Lymo54  5651  5755   273
119th3707Stuart JenkinsImogen JenkinsHampton SC 46  55 55   DNCDNC278
120th3655Karen HilesJohn HodgeShoreham SC57  57   58  DNCDNC294

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