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Ramsgate Week 2018 - Overall

by Martin Law 27 Jul 2018 19:17 BST 22-27 July 2018

The final day of Ramsgate Week sees IRC and cruiser classes compete on the same race course for the Gold Cup event. 50 yachts motored out to the offshore start line and were met by calm hazy conditions. There was a pause of around 45 minutes for the wind to fill in and all competitors subsequently got underway during slack tide.

The upwind conditions were tricky with 7-8 kts from the East with rapidly oscillating wind-shifts concealing an underlying veer to the south. Those who spotted the this and went right up the beat came out ahead. Meanwhile the tide was strengthening to the North creating problems rounding the windward mark for some of the slower boats. At least one cruiser dropped the hook for an hour or so, had lunch, put the sails back up when the breeze built and faired none the worse for it. The IRC classes managed two laps of the triangle-sausage course and the cruiser course was shortened.

In IRC 1 Peter and Judith Jackson's Pronavia 42 Assassin came off the start line well and led around the first mark only to be over-hauled by Team Heiner, and Kym and Heather Leatt's Corby 36, Kylla, whose excellent form have seen them dominate the series this week with four first and two second places. A consistent performance by Team Heiner in their Max Fun 35 put them second for the week ahead of Richard Matthew's Oystercatcher XXXI in third.

In IRC 2, the Gold Cup winner was Niek Spiljard's X332 Vanilla giving them second place overall for the week. Mike and Jo Brand's X-34 Foxy was second on the day giving them the IRC 2 overall series win. Third place for the series went to Peter Pearson and Mike Lilwall's Elan 333, Buccaneer.

The cruiser classes had a hard day of it with the wind/tide making for some long spells of treading water and several retirements. The Class 6 Gold Cup win was taken by David Preston's Beneteau First Class 8, Luna, which was definitely the right boat for the conditions today. Second was Mallard, Howard Bates' Westerly Fulmar. Miss Amelia, Andy Ketteringham's Beneteau First 30 was third on the day but had done enough earlier in the week to ensure a first in the series, with Luna second overall, one point clear of Mallard.

Class 5 Gold cup was won by Martin Ross's Sunfast 37, Entropy, with Frank Barrett's Maverick second and Nick Moulton's Sunfast 3200, Dabtoe, third. Maverick take the overall Class 5 cruiser series win by two points ahead of Ken Lees' Rush with Donald Gray's Jeanneau 42, Blown away in third.

In Class 7 Andy Renshaw's Impala, Wild Rover, made up for yesterday's retirement with a win today to take the Class 7 series win overall. Second on the day was Splash, Ken Welch's Oceanis 34 giving them second place overall. Third on the day was Bernard Sealy's Weswind 38 Karibia Breezes. Third overall was Susan Anderson's Gibsea 262 Impulse from Margate Yacht Club.

IRC 1 Results:

Series PlaceSail NoBoatTypeOwnerClubHandicapR1R2R3R4R5R6Series Points
14866KyllaCorby 36Kym & Heather LeattRoyal Temple Yacht Club1721221116
27020Team HeinerMax Fun 35Team HeinerWV Zeewolde16541333212
34321Oystercatcher XXX1Humphreys 39Richard MatthewsWest Mersea Yacht Club1.15233124413
4906AssassinPronavia 42Peter & Judith JacksonRoyal Temple Yacht Club1.14554642318
51391Full TiltArcona 400Ross EldredMedway Yacht Club13865455524
62186PrincipessaGrand Soleil 43BAndy Beaumont-HopeRoyal Temple Yacht Club16126566625

IRC 2 Results:

Series PlaceSail NoBoatTypeOwnerClubHandicapR1R2R3R4R5R6Series Points
19344FoxyX-34Mike & Jo BrandRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.9984211329
25859VanillaX332Niek SpiljardWV Arne0.97761524113
38764BuccaneerElan 333Peter Pearson & Mike LilwallRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.95715259619
46733Black DiamondBeneteau FigaroGraham EggletonRoyal Cinque Ports Yacht Club0.96743421420
56455SlingbackSJ320John Barrett & Paul WoodwardRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.9683313610325
6347CobraFirst 34.7Matt & Roger Green Paul Thomas & Will StevensRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.988264177726
71804XpediteX99Julian PoupardRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.979107885432
89700Only MagicJ97Richard SparrowRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.9841717931838
98806ScorchioSJ320Paul GloverRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.9669107911540
105952Shear JoyDehler 34Simon FarrenDabchicks Sailing Club0.92551110108942
119746ZephyrosDehler 34Tim FrenchMedway Yacht Club0.92788117121145
123505ExcaliburX99Owen CroftRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.9721291217131056
13581AntixX-302John Allen (wed-frid)Whitby Yacht Club0.926171761761359
149983FlyerDehler 34Robin ImpeyColne Yacht Club0.92211121411141762
152603Bad BoysCorby 26Anthony DaleRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.93814141712161268
164227Lyra of LondonSwan 431Miles DelapRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club0.99813131517151571

Cruiser 5 Results:

Series PlaceSail NoBoatTypeOwnerClubHandicapR1R2R3R4R5Series Points
16333MaverickElan 333Frank BarrettRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.962515129
24530RushSigma 35Ken LeesRoyal Cinque Ports Yacht Club0.9533318411
3TBABlown AwayJeanneau 42 DSDonald GrayRoyal Temple Yacht Club152434813
43782DabtoeSunfast 3200Nick MoultonWalton & Frinton Yacht Club14543314
53167PippySun Odyssey 37John & Michelle StonelyRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.9421662615
65276RoxanneJeanneau Sunshine 38Rick ElliottRye Harbour Sailing Club0.9458226515
78389EntropyJeanneau sun fast 37Martin RossRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.996785119

Cruiser 6 Results:

Series PlaceSail NoBoatType OwnerClubHandicapR1R2R3R4R5Series Points
18890Miss AmeliaBeneteau First 30Andrew KetteringhamRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.89111235
23133LunaBeneteau First Class 8David PrestonRye Harbour Sailing Club0.93422419
31284MallardWesterly FulmarHoward BatesRye Harbour Sailing Club0.8832333210
4193AmelieJuoet 760Rick ArcherRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.826441715
5971EroicaBeneteau First 25Gary LewisRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.8153558720
62903CarolineDehler 29Andy EllisMarconi Sailing Club0.9255775421
75212MananaUFO31Chalky White & Candida OwnesRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.887666825

Cruiser 7 Results:

Series PlaceSail NoBoatTypeOwnerClubHandicapR1R2R3R4R5Series Points
19598Wild RoverImpala 28Andy RenshawQueenborough Yacht Club0.884212716
2TBA5SplashOceanis 34Ken WelchRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.885124328
3TBA2ImpulseGibsea262Susan AndersonMargate Yacht Club0.7444511410
4TBA4Karibia BreezesWestwind 38Bernard SealyRoyal Cinque Ports Yacht Club0.8857332311
54419AvventuraFranchini 43LMark Andrews & Jonath HagueRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.943664518
6TBA3Cordyll 11Dufour ArpegeCarine Bishop & Maria WilcockRoyal Temple Yacht Club0.8445457620

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