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North Sails/Gul/Allen Enterprise National Championship at Exe Sailing Club - Day 5

by Alice Allen 3 Aug 2018 09:59 BST 28 July - 3 August 2018

Thursday saw an epic three races taking place at Exmouth in the North Sails, Gul and Allen Sailing Enterprise National Championship.

With a lighter wind strength, it was Jeremy Stephens/Becca Stephens with Jane Scutt/Nick Scutt who lead round the first mark. Many of the rest of the fleet came to grief on the windward mark, due to the strong tide with the trackers showing a myriad of unusual manoeuvres. At the front of the fleet, Jeremy Stephens/Becca Stephens won with Jane Scutt/Nick Scutt 2nd, and Phil Ford/Jane Humpage consolidated their position with 3rd overall. Dave Jackman/Chris Jackman picked up their series discard with a 15th.

Ann Jackson/Alan Skeens were pathfinder for race 7, following Steve Blackburn/Phil Manning around the first mark. The pair pulled out a good lead with Blackburn winning, Ann Jackson 2nd, leaving Jeremy Stephens/Becca Stephens coming 3rd, Steve Sargent/Eloise Jaycock 4th and Phil Ford/Jane Humpage 5th.

With the sun now out and a fairly settled breeze, the PRO decided to run a third race. Dave Jackman/Chris Jackman were pathfinder and the first beat saw the fleet splitting to the lay lines. Those who chose to go out to sea came in on a good port lift with Tim Sadler/Gabe Hill leading at the mark, followed by Steve Blackburn/Phil Manning 2nd and Darren Roach/Natalie Roach third. The wind shift resulted in the PRO laying a new windward mark, and some close racing at the front end saw Tim Sadler/Gabe Hill winning, Steve Blackburn/Phil Manning 2nd, Darren Roach/Natalie Roach 3rd and Phil Ford/Jane Humpage 4th.

The prize giving was delayed due to a number of protests, but the majority of the fleet were happy to relax on the Exmouth Sailing Club balcony enjoying the late afternoon sun before watching the run through of the day's racing using the SailRacer GPS tracking. This is the first time the fleet has used this system, and it has proved extremely useful for post race analysis with the top helms providing hints and tips on their decisions made during the racing.

All to play for in the proposed final race today, with Phil Ford/Jane Humpage just three points behind Dave Jackman/Chris Jackman and Tim Sadler/Gabe Hill nipping on Jeremy Stephens/Becca Stephens toes.

Results after Day 5:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st22940REBEL ROUSERDavid JackmanChris JackmanLooe SCGold11121‑157922
2nd23270KITTYPhil FordJane HumpageBristol Corinthian YCGold2245‑2235425
3rd22652THAT'S ENTERTAINMENTJeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SCGold‑171626513538
4th23384 Tim SadlerGabe HillYorkshire Dales SCGold486‑304108141
5th22814BANG ONDarren RoachNatalie RoachRoyal Navy Sailing AssociationGold512‑147666345
6th2331050 SHADES OF BLUESteve BlackburnPhil ManningWest Lancs YCGold14‑281141541251
7th23170LUSH BREEZEJamie LeaThomas DorrExe SCGold3351‑1816121252
8th23349TO INFIRMITY & BEYONDAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SCGold114‑19312521855
9th22619RIOT VANMartin HonnorAbigail HonnorOgston SCGold977(DSQ)2891456
10th23015WEDG‑ENick JacksonLaurence DorrBurghfield SCGold195310‑20910662
11th22762CHURCHFIELD 2Steve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SCGold1211‑18111074762
12th22702ESPADARTEJane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene SCGold71391211213‑1567
13th23275WIMPMatthew JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SCGold1368831714‑2269
14th23443 Jon WoodwardMarc HegerSouth Staffordshire SCGold‑1815139912111382
15th23411THUNDERBIRDRichard PrykeAmelia PrykeRipon SCGold10141613‑1714151092
16th22501AKANGRAAlice AllenChris KeatleyBristol Corinthian YCGold1510101719‑2616895
17th23089SIMPLY REDCharles MorrishJulie MooreSt Mary's Loch SCSilver161715‑2013131719110
18th2250BLUE JOBJames WardKatie WardWarsash SCSilver82317(RET)8222221121
19th23347MINIONCallum DingleConor LanganLooe SCSilver21‑2520147182023123
20th22353RAMPAGELloyd WalkerNigel JamesLeigh on Sea SCSilver2018241814‑291816128
21st23351BIG SUMMER BLOW OUTJohnny AllenRay ToomerBristol Corinthian YCSilver22‑35221516192920143
22nd22807NEVER SAY NEVERJohn MatthewsDiane StephensPenzance SCBronze23212119‑25211924148
23rd2940DA'S BOATJoe JackmanJack SargentLooe SCBronze241925(RET)RET232111160
24th22901OUT OF THE BLUEPaul YoungAlex HomerMidland SCSilver‑2820271621242728163
25th22935MALABARChris PalmerHelen CumminsPenarth YCBronze2624‑322227252417165
26th21889GULPJeremy WilliamsLloyd WilliamsPenzance SCSilver6912(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC175
27th22461YOUNG BLOODMolly NixonJames HobsonWest Lancs YCBronze25222927(RET)202332178
28th22903PAGE.COMMark MatthewsLiz MatthewsCastle Cove SCBronze30‑33282629112629179
29th19054FLIC EN FLAC IILiz TeagueFred MainwaringExe SCBronze27272621232728‑30179
30th23140MY AIM IS TRUERichard LeachJackie FranklinPenarth YCBronze31262324(RET)312526186
31st23307PIFF PAFFSimon BennettFleur BennettLooe SCBronze2929‑332324323325195
32nd2335SHANGHAIEDArchie HawkinsAidan HawkinsLooe SCBronze(DSQ)31302828283027202
33rd22345SUZY DEEPaul DunnJack PopeLooe SCBronze3332‑342526333133213
34th22705TWO BEESRobin BroomfieldPaul BloomfieldMinima YCBronze32343131(RET)303231221
35th22130THURSDAY'S CHILDTom LanganJacob OwenLooe SCBronze34303529(RET)343434230
36th23008J GRAY J MATTERBarry Moss Westerly Owners AssociationGold(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC259

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