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North Sails/Gul/Allen Enterprise National Championship at Exe Sailing Club - Day 3

by Alice Allen 1 Aug 10:00 BST 28 July - 3 August 2018

Five races completed at the Gul, Allen Sailing, North Sails, Gul Enterprise National Championship

Big Tuesday caught many competitors by surprise, with the fleet expecting light and sunny conditions from the forecast. How wrong they were! Emerging from the Swash, the fleet were confronted with a building breeze and rapidly increasing waves, making it an extremely challenging day's sailing. The 4th race had an enforced recall after Martin Honnor hit the gate boat; his silent retreat from the fleet contradicting his 'Mr Shouty' nickname!

The next start got off cleanly with Jamie Lea/Thomas Dorr leading, David Jackman/Chris Jackman second. Tim Sadler/Gabe Hill were caught out at the windward mark, and his day didn't improve with a swim at the gybe mark. For many it was champagne conditions, with winds touching on 20 knots and amazing (some would say challenging) waves for downwind surfing; for others it felt more like being inside a washing machine on a rinse cycle. Jamie Lea and the Jackmans battled it out at the front with Lea just taking line honours. Ann Jackson/Alan Skeens showed amazing pace getting third overall, Steve Blackburn/Phil Manning making their first appearance at the top with a fourth and Phil Ford/Jane Humpage fifth.

The fifth race saw some of the fleet caught out with the Race Officer closing the gate promptly at the advertised two minutes. Dave Jackman/Chris Jackman stormed up the beat to round it first, closely followed by James Ward/Katie Ward, Phil Ford/Jane Humpage and Matthew Jaycock/Ivan Jaycock.

With the winds still building and some pretty unpredictable wave patterns, many of the top sailors came to grief including Jamie Lea/Thomas Dorr, Phil Ford/Jane Humpage and numerous others further back down the fleet keeping the efficient Exmouth SC rescue crews on their toes. The Jackmans took the line, with Martin Honnor/Abigail Honnor second, Matthew Jaycock/Ivan Jaycock third, Tim Sadler/Gabe Hill fourth, and Jeremy Stephens/Becca Stephens fifth.

With many sailors exhausted, the postponement and abandoned to be resailed flags for race 6 was much welcomed. Unfortunately this also meant that the fleet had to stay out out on the water for another hour waiting for the tide to come in. Exmouth Sailing Club managed a safe phased return to shore, with batches of boats coming in together down the Swash in between the kite surfers.

The evening ending with the fancy dress BBQ and jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring Exmouth's Commodore Ted Draper on drums. A welcome day off for the fleet on Wednesday with three races scheduled for Thursday.

Results after day 3:

PosSailBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5
1st22940REBEL ROUSERDavid JackmanChris JackmanLooe SC11121
2nd23170LUSH BREEZEJamie LeaThomas DorrExe SC335118
3rd23270KITTYPhil FordJane HumpageBristol Corinthian YC224522
4th23275WIMPMatthew JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SC136883
5th22814BANG ONDarren RoachNatalie RoachRoyal Navy Sailing Association5121476
6th22652THAT'S ENTERTAINMENTJeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SC1716265
7th23349TO INFIRMITY & BEYONDAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SC11419312
8th23384 Tim SadlerGabe HillYorkshire Dales SC486304
9th22702ESPADARTEJane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene SC71391211
10th23015WEDG-ENick JacksonLaurence DorrBurghfield SC19531020
11th22619RIOT VANMartin HonnorAbigail HonnorOgston SC977DSQ2
12th22762CHURCHFIELD 2Steve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SC1211181110
13th23443 Jon WoodwardMarc HegerSouth Staffordshire SC18151399
14th23411THUNDERBIRDRichard PrykeAmelia PrykeRipon SC1014161317
15th22501AKANGRAAlice AllenChris KeatleyBristol Corinthian YC1510101719
16th2331050 SHADES OF BLUESteve BlackburnPhil ManningWest Lancs YC142811415
17th23089SIMPLY REDCharles MorrishJulie MooreSt Mary's Loch SC1617152013
18th23347MINIONCallum DingleConor LanganLooe SC212520147
19th2250BLUE JOBJames WardKatie WardWarsash SC82317RET8
20th22353RAMPAGELloyd WalkerNigel JamesLeigh on Sea SC2018241814
21st21889GULPJeremy WilliamsLloyd WilliamsPenzance SC6912DNCDNC
22nd22807NEVER SAY NEVERJohn MatthewsDiane StephensPenzance SC2321211925
23rd23351BIG SUMMER BLOW OUTJohnny AllenRay ToomerBristol Corinthian YC2235221516
24th22901OUT OF THE BLUEPaul YoungAlex HomerMidland SC2820271621
25th19054FLIC EN FLAC IILiz TeagueFred MainwaringExe SC2727262123
26th22935MALABARChris PalmerHelen CumminsPenarth YC2624322227
27th23307PIFF PAFFSimon BennettFleur BennettLooe SC2929332324
28th22461YOUNG BLOODMolly NixonJames HobsonWest Lancs YC25222927RET
29th23140MY AIM IS TRUERichard LeachJackie FranklinPenarth YC31262324RET
30th22166DA'S BOATJoe JackmanJack SargentLooe SC241925RETRET
31st22903PAGE.COMMark MatthewsLiz MatthewsCastle Cove SC3033282629
32nd22345SUZY DEEPaul DunnJack PopeLooe SC3332342526
33rd2335SHANGHAIEDArchie HawkinsAidan HawkinsLooe SCDSQ31302828
34th22130THURSDAY'S CHILDTom LanganJacob OwenLooe SC34303529RET
35th22705TWO BEESRobin BroomfieldPaul BloomfieldMinima YC32343131RET
36th23008J GRAY J MATTERBarry Moss Westerly Owners AssociationDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC

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