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Gul B14 National Championship at Paignton Sailing Club - Day 3

by Mike Bees 4 Aug 2018 23:00 BST 2-5 August 2018

A very similar day to yesterday. A postponement ashore again waiting in hope that a sea breeze - or any sailable breeze - would materialise. After a short wait on the water, the air movement stabilised sufficiently for PRO James Ripley to set a course and get a start away.

Blue Badge (Beezer & Half Pint Pete) led off the pin, but bottled it and put in a textbook "cross the fleet while you can" hitch which handed the lead to Abacus (Crispin Taylor & Gi Harrill) who gradually extended into an unassailable lead. Snapping at Blue Badge's heels where Gul/North Sails (Alan Davis & Char Horlock) and Trunky (Kathy Sherratt & Josh Wilce). This order remained until final run when, as the breeze waned from 3-4 knots down to 1-2, Gul/North Sails pressured Blue Badge into leaving their gybe in to the finish too late to take 2nd.

The fleet were then sent ashore in the hope that things would improve, but alas it was not to be.

Mexican evening with fancy dress and Tequila in the boat park was a fair substitute, followed by quantities of great Mexican food provided by Paignton Sailing Club.

The forecast for tomorrow looks more promising, so with the top 5 boats within a few points and the potential of a 2nd discard bringing one or two others into play it is basically a reset and start again.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st765Steve HollingsworthElliot HolmanRestronguet SC2713-1013
2nd797Mark WattsMatt JohnsonWeston SC6331-713
3rd771Mike BeesPete NicholsonBrightlingsea SC16-74314
4th786Geraldine FermorLeaky Fermor 10222-1316
5th78Kathy SherrattJosh WilceWeston SC /Rutland SC354-9416
6th787Alan DavisCharlotte horlockWeston SC / Exe SC-121612221
7th762Chrispy TaylorGi HarrillStarcross SC4-111011126
8th770Simon HadleyNikki HadleyWhistable SC5108(DPI)629
9th789Henry MetcalfJasmine HusbandRestronguet SC-9996529
10th764Tony BlackmoreMeg BakerStarcross7-12510830
11th785Peter KightAlexRestronguet SC / Torpoint SC88-128933
12th758Tim HarrisonAnna Marriott -1341171234
13th620Ben Lloyd-KingJez PageRestronguet SC11-1513131552
14th788Gary ParksChris WebberRestronguet SC(UFD)1314141859
15th735Tom GatehouseKate GatehouseNetley SC141718-201160
16th70Alicia CliffordChaelie HadleyWhistable SC15141616-2461
17th7Carl RaynesGuy Raynes 16-1815151763
18th766Barry PriceAdam KictenGrafham / Hayling SC1919-21171469
19th723Patrick SeylerStacey BrayPorthpean SC22-2417191674
20th694Alistair MoppettRory MoppettBough Beech SC-232019182077
21st749Will RandQ van MeursLymington Town SC2016-23212380
22nd707Amir ShamsuddinAl StorerKing George17-2220222180
23rd358Mattias LangeHelge LudwigBlankeneser Segal Club182325(DNS)1985
24th731Stewart HadfieldLewis KnealeBala SC21212223-2587
25th672Christian WilmsDaniela AltEastbourne Sovereign SC(DNF)2524242295

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