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Gul GP14 World Championship at Mount's Bay Sailing Club - Day 3

by Michelle Evans 2 Aug 2018 10:20 BST 29 July - 3 August 2018

The second day of racing looked like champagne conditions, sunny, flatter water and a nice F3 wind. The day started with 50 keen sailors attending a WHY (What Happened Yesterday!) race clinic with Mike Senior and Chris White (South Staffs SC) before we began queuing up to get onto the beach.

With the fleet only released onto the beach at launching time you have to be speedy with your rigging and there were a few that missed the start to the first race.

Steve and Jack Bennett (Shustoke SC) were the pathfinders for Race 4. Keen to be first out of the gate myself and Dodge (South Staffs SC/Chase SC) lined up half a dozen boat lengths from the rounding bouy for the pathfinder. As the premature pathfinder powered up and past us we went through the gate, and then heard the gun. We sailed the race anyway and it became apparent that the right was the side that payed.

With the sea in much more of a normal state and less shifts more boats seemed to have found their groove and the mark roundings became a little more aggressive as you could tell by all of the lumps missing out of boats at the end of the day. The downwind legs took us toward the pretty spectacular backdrop of the Mount. The first reach was quite fun, not exactly screaming down it but you could get on the plane.

Mike Senior and Chris White (South Staffs SC), perhaps spurred on to try and become the leading Senior in the household after Jim Hunt and Liz Senior had a better start to the event won the race convincingly. Pete Gray and Rich Pepperdine (Staunton Harold SC) were second and Matt Burge and Simon Potts (Poole YC) stayed consistent with a third.

Looking at the results after it seemed that quite a few who didn't make the start or who were disqualified for hitting the guard boat.

Neil Marsden and Derek Hill (Blackpool & Fleetwood SC) were pathfinder for the second race of the day. For this one we decided to play the game of 'when will they shut the gate' and lost out along with a dozen other boats who then had to reach back to go round the gate boat. Unfortunately for us as we came alongside a wave washed us onto the boat so we enjoyed our second DSQ of the day. Until now we had just been doing triangle/sausage races but this one was triangle/sausage/triangle.

The current World Champ Shane MacCarthy and Andy Davis (Greystones SC) won the race with Jim and Liz second and the Bajan team of Jason Tindale and Sebastian Lammens-Keeping third.

At this point Richard Ham deserves a mention. Having resolutely refused all attempts, ever, to move him up from the Silver Fleet he was in danger of making the Platinum Fleet with a sixth and two twelfths with crew Hugh Gill. I am convinced that it was the not wanting to be promoted up the fleet that caused the pair to capsize on the start line, just in case they ended up having another good race!

With the Platinum Fleet carrying some unusually big scores the event is still wide open with Ian and Andy leading overnight, Matt and Simon second and Ross and Ed third. Ciaron and Tim Jones leading the Silver Fleet with George and Neil Meredith (Dovey YC) leading the Bronze.

Thanks to our sponsors for the day which were Skerries SC, North Sails who provided race and spot prizes, Dinghy Tec and Harken provided us with a drone.

Full list of prize winners can be found on the GP14 website. You can follow the coverage live by visiting the GP14 coverage page: or via the GP14 Facebook and Instagram.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st14240Ian DobsonAndy TunnicliffeBurwain SCGold1-2259621
2nd14095Matt BurgeSimon PottsPoole YCGold16223-1923
3rd14242Ross KearneyEd BradburnRNIYC/ South Staffs SCGold-175351023
4th14248Tom GillardAndy ThompsonSheffield Viking / East Antrim BCGold6313-15830
5th14185Nick CraigTobytastic LewisFrensham Pond SC/ Burghfield SCGold99-156731
6th14203Shane McCarthyAndy DaviesGreystones SCGold-2011713132
7th13417Mike SeniorChris WhiteSouth Staffs SCGold-2518111535
8th13654Neil MarsdenDerek HillBlackpool & Fleetwood SCGold-1413810435
9th13977Jim HuntLiz SeniorSouth Staffs SCGold-2321614243
10th14076Ger OwensMelanie MorrisRoyal St George YCGold517-22111346
11th14206Andy SmithPhil HodgkinsBassenthwaite SCGold-44101261249
12th14021Graham FlynnKeith DuttonChase SC / South Staffs SCGold7194-362252
13th14050Sam WatsonBen SwainsonNantwich and Border SC/ Southport SCGold111220-231760
14th14238Stephen GrahamLee TennantBurwain SCGold815-24192062
15th14082Steve BennettJack BennettShustoke SCGold437107(DSQ)67
16th14224Peter GrayRichard PepperdineStaunton Harold SCGold2730-372968
17th14146Sam MettamTim SaundersPapercourt SC/Staunton Harold SCGold323-3943868
18th14202Ciaron JonesTim JonesHolyhead DCSilver3241616-5168
19th14188John HayesJoel JamesSouthport SCGold-4228783073
20th14121Andrew ClewerSarah CollingwoodPoole YCGold182914-312182
21st14219Curly MorrisLaura McFarlandEast Antrim / Newtownards SCGold-46819372892
22nd14235Alan BlayDavid JohnstonSutton DCGold26-4925301192
23rd13938Adan McCulloughJane KearneyRNI YC/ South Staffs SCSilver-40279253293
24th14178Jason TindaleSebastian Lammens- KeepingBarbados SCGold293629-40397
25th14064Dave LawsonJoe RobertsBassenthwaite SCGold15-3528322398
26th14110Dave YoungNic WhiteSouth Staffs SCGold-413926171698
27th14227Justin JonesChris AndersonSouth Staffs SCGold24-78184814104
28th14144Colman GrimesSam WraySkerries SC/Sligo YCGold224-584239107
29th14166Richard HamHugh GillTollesbury SC / Sutton DCSilver7961212(DNF)109
30th14217Mark PlattSam PlattBolton SCGold3334-491824109
31st14210Richard InstoneSteve ParkerChase SCGold-6311452234112
32nd14132Fergus BarnhamAndy HunterSnettisham Beach SC / Nantwich & BorderGold38-55322715112
33rd13721Nick DevereuxGeoff EdwardsBudworth SCGold1033-464626115
34th14145Adam McGovernEleanor DaviesHollingworth Lake SCGold39262129-42115
35th14241Dave WinderOli WellsHollingworth Lake SCGold31-50402818117
36th14047Sam ThompsonLeanne ThompsonRNSA / Mounts Bay SCGold-5432272141121
37th14091Gary DeighanDale KnowlesBolton SCGold3616-413537124
38th14209Gareth GallagherRichard GallagherLough Foyle YCGold373723(DSQ)31128
39th13838Justin SmithSarah DaviesTynemouth SC/South Staffs SCGold445-615329131
40th14054Doire SheilsAndrew SextonSkerries SCSilver19-58573425135
41st13769Richard AdamsMatt SmithMidland SCGold45-63332433135
42nd14116Peter BoyleSteven BoyleSutton DCSilver1247-593943141
43rd14237John Patrick McCaldinCarolyn McCaldinLough Erne YC/ Slogo YCGold1341-625535144
44th14214Keith LoudenAlan ThompsonRYAGold214336-5045145
45th13300John BlundellSam JonesStaunton Harold SCGold-8125304153149
46th14105Katie DwyerMichelle RowleySutton DCSilver-5044314440159
47th13815George MeredithNeil MeredithDovey YCBronze22-68346248166
48th13444John BallDave PannellBrightingsea SCGold-5714435657170
49th13896Rob LibbyBrian BowdlerLooe SCSilver-7231473854170
50th14247John McGuinnessDonal McGuinnessMoville Boat ClubGold49-69514527172
51st14089Paul SimesTom SimesCardiff Bay YCSilver62-66352058175
52nd14177Eden HylandJosh HylandChase SCSilver28544861-63191
53rd14232Ben IliffeRichard NurseBurton SCGold485244-6747191
54th13917Joshua PorterSara GowdyNewtownards SCSilver30-72675149197
55th14090Neal GibsonGeoff PhilllipsRedoubt SCGold52-62564346197
56th13870Maciej MatyjaszczukAndy FerringtonWelsh Harp SCSilver563854-5852200
57th14236Tony WoodsSeonaid YoungGlossop SC / SSSCGold55404265-72202
58th14201Hugh DevereuxMalcolm BirdBudworth SCSilver5848-634750203
59th14179Andy HateleyBev HateleySouth Staffs SCGold-8256385460208
60th13555Innes ArmstrongGeorge GrahamBurwain SCGold47595252-70210
61st13326Chris MartinSamuel BaileySouth Staffs SCSilver358553(DSQ)44217
62nd14128Stephen ThompsonMartin BoobyerPoole YCSilver6020(DNS)5980219
63rd14208Mark McKeeverKevin HopkinsMidland SCSilver3457(DNS)6365219
64th13668Kim PickeringSam Jake ThompsonWinsford Flash SCSilver6561-686066252
65th14157Ed CoyneSyzmon MatyjaszczukWelsh Harp SCSilver-7065646462255
66th14199Frank NicklessBen PickeringChase SCGold838255(DNC)36256
67th13611Will CroxfordDave CroxfordSouth Staffs SCSilver7164-786956260
68th14151Stephen CooperEugene ShrimptonWelsh Harp SCSilver51747957-87261
69th14821Ed DuttonRichard BoothSouth Staffs SCSilver61-101697359262
70th13693Richard AbensternIsabel WaterfallTodbrook SC/ Plymouth Uni SCBronze66676572-76270
71st13207Adrian LeeJordan LuptonYoughal SCSilver735174(DNC)73271
72nd14030Colin MidgleyGeorgia KnowlesDerwent Reservoir SC/Southport SCSilver6973-836664272
73rd13421Helen AllenLucie BarrieWelsh Harp SCBronze774680-8577280
74th13794Nick BrandonLisa CarpenterSouth Staffs SCSilver(DNF)77607669282
75th14225Cathal SheridenDavid CookeSkerries SCSilver85537375(DNF)286
76th14220Peter StoreyNick MedlicottMidland SC/Mounts Bay SCSilver7687(DNS)7155289
77th14014Andy WadsworthAndy ShrimptonWelsh Harp SCBronze80-102754989293
78th14174John TooneCatherine TooneChelmarsh SCSilver92-94507874294
79th14212Michael CoxCatherine ChimneyNewtownards SCSilver-9086707068294
80th14063Steve HeywoodPeter BramwellHollingworth Lake SC / Mounts Bay WABronze844284-9086296
81st14051Chris BeddowChris CookSouth Staffs SCBronze53937677-99299
82nd14119Megan HicklinHayley RamadharSouth Staffs SCSilver64(DNC)896879300
83rd14135Paul OwenMichelle EvansSouth Staffs SCGold746066(DSQ)DSQ320
84th13237Tomasz SzakolaCharlie CotterWelsh Harp SCBronze677610083-102326
85th14062Alan JonesSue WatsonBassenthwaite SCBronze-8979818483327
86th13180Martin DewsVictoria DewsDonaghadee SCBronze-11471829581329
87th13551Tim EdomSarah AgnewPoole YCBronze59-1039082100331
88th13251Lawrence CreaserJames HockleyHayling Island SCGold(DNC)DNCDNC3361334
89th14027Neil GoodheadBrian BatesSouth Staffs SCSilver95-104858178339
90th14133Jack ButtimerAdam McDonaghYoughal SCBronze6883101(DSQ)88340
91st14032Neil DaviesAlex WaltonChase SCSilver999671(DNF)75341
92nd14097Terry EdwardsDarren HeathSouth Staffs SCBronze(DNC)100958067342
93rd14120Melanie BrownNicola BrownPoole YCBronze-11280868791344
94th14088Duncan FraserGail FraserCeylon Motors YCBronze-111897210085346
95th14048Paul LesterNathan KingChase SCSilver94-98938971347
96th14168Chris HawkesCathy HawkesPoole YCSilver-9881779693347
97th14061Michael CollenderBrian WalkerMullingar SCBronze-105708894104356
98th13276Adam VaughanPhil PethybridgeDerwent Res SC /Royal Varuna YCBronze9692-997990357
99th14234David InnesMatthew InnesFrensham Pond SCBronze7599(DNS)86101361
100th14056Arthur LoganFiona LoganCastle Semple SCBronze9195-1069384363
101st13949Peter NugentCharles SaundersStaunton Harold SCBronze-10288879296363
102nd14239Steve TurnerDave PickeringChase SCBronze86-1109774108365
103rd13420Les BurnsAlice MorrisHolingworth Lake SCBronze-106759210694367
104th13624Ciaran KeoghLauren DonagheyGreystones SC/ Sligo YCBronze88-11310210182373
105th4615Steve ParryJens KuhnYork Railway Institute SCBronze979094-10997378
106th13933Zena MartinLeanne PilkingtonBolton SCBronze-108105919192379
107th14044Richard ConnettSerena ConnettWelsh Harp SCBronze78-1089610898380
108th14057Ann PennyJulie CourtneyDerwent Res SC / Bolton SCBronze10484-11088105381
109th13821Tim MackEmily MeredithLymington Town SCBronze8797-10797104385
110th14230Ralph Haliburton ChaplinAdam Haliburton ChaplinBlackpool & Fleetwood YCBronze939110598-110387
111th13684Ian SparksMike JonesPoole YCBronze100-109103105107415
112th14059Michael DaviesKaren AlexanderSouth Staffs Sailing ClubBronze11310698104-114421
113th13575William MackAndrew MackDovey YCBronze109-114104102109424
114th13566Martin TempleJonathon PughSouth Staffs SCBronze107-115108107106428
115th13727Tim DaviesMark CollingwoodChelmarsh SCBronze(DNS)DNSDNC9995434
116th14094Martin BowerLisa WoodsBlithfield SCSilver101(DNS)DNC103111435
117th14067Philip GriffinJoanna GriffinChelmarsh SCBronze103111(DNS)112115441
118th13864Andrew ToddJohn McGuinessFrensham Pond SCBronze110107(DNS)111113441
119th13263Keith BuddenBen RobertsTrimpley SCBronze-115112109110112443

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