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Gul Scorpion National Championship at Tenby Sailing Club - Day 4

by Hannah Edge 9 Aug 20:59 BST 5-10 August 2018

Race 6

The fleet woke to a light and sunny morning, and after a glance at the forecast for a chance of 20 knots coming through, the fleet diligently packed their thermals and spray tops. After reaching the committee boat the fleet were treated to an hour long postponement and a social blast about in the building waves. After the race officer was happy that the wind was going to stop shifting around the fleet got away in the champagne conditions of blue skies and a solid force 4.

The tide was ripping through the line when the gun fired one of the only boats to compensate for this was Barry and Catherine 2043 who had a great start and took a super 4th place. By the time the fleet caught up it was mixed up at the top with John Turner & Katie Frost 2001 ringing the bell and rounding the windward mark first, with Chris Yates & Dave Barker 1959 popping their kite just before Pete Crowther & David Thompson 2031.

Feeling like the bees knees the 1959 Lardy boys high-fived and congratulated each other on a cracking beat, unfortunately going low on the reach with 2001 turned out to be a tactical error as the breeze started to strengthen and they got rolled by Tall Pete & David 2031 and Andy Mckee & Stevie G 2042. The Lardy boys were still cock-a-hoop however and settled for their best result so far in 9th.

Andy & Stevie 2042 continued their muckle charge and blasted to the front of the fleet to take their second bullet of the nationals. With Pete and Taxi 2039 surfing down the building waves into second place. While the fleet celebrated Tall Pete and David 2031 cruising in with a brilliant 3rd place.

Race 7

Alan Krailing & Simon Forbes 2034 fired off on their port hand flyer, crossing the fleet like a robbers dog, they worked the beat and rounded in first around the mark, followed closely by Pete Gray & Taxi 2039, they were so far ahead and the conditions were getting so tricky to deal with; all anyone knows is; this is the order these two completed their race... and thats only because its written on the results sheet.

The rest of the fleet took their time getting around the course with freak gust capsizing a few boats to windward on the beat. Navigating through the carnage Pete & John Rose managed to grab 3rd with Andy & Stevie G 2042 recovering from their capsize to take 4th place.

Janet & Alan Ritchie 2005 had a great day, leading the lady helm trophy with a 8 point lead. While Rachael Rhodes & Hannah Edge 2023 still lead the silver fleet by a few points. John & Nichola Willars of Notts County 2017 are still leading bronze fleet.

Needless to say the dinghy park was pretty quiet tonight, as the promised 18 - 20 knots came through and the Scorpions all looked forward to their night off and watching the Tenby Lifeboat practise launch.

Results after 9 Races:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
12034 Alan KrailingSimon ForbesStaunton Harold SC1‑2212‑51119
22039Inside VoicePete GrayAndy DavisStaunton Harold SC‑51‑321223213
32042Prestige WorldwideAndy McKeeSteve GrahamNorhampton SC‑9513(BFD)142319
41995SilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SC‑136766734‑1139
52040AmbushKevin GoslingAndrew ServiceBeer SC‑2045‑95698441
61850Cream CrackerChris TurnerOliver FellowsLyme Regis SC‑149812312(RET)5655
72020Snap Shackle & PlopJohn MursellRichard BowersCCSC‑288107410611‑1656
82005Drama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieChipstead SC3(OCS)‑22107111010960
92043The Real Rock 'n' RollerBarry WolfendenCatherine MaguireBough Beach SC‑1914913(BFD)486761
102033Legal HighSteve WalkerJerry HannabussPennine SC‑1210‑145881291062
111923OrinochoSam BarkerCara JonesCCSC1617(BFD)412137‑22574
121939Ice on FireRob SmithSandra SmithCCSC‑27(OCS)6171615571379
132041Hot FussTim ParsonsSarah ParsonsLyme Regis1031214(BFD)‑2419121585
142023Pincer MovementRachel RhodesHannah EdgeStaunton Harold SC1115411(BFD)161414‑1885
151959Princess TigerlillyChris YeatesDave BarkerEastbourne Soverign SC‑33‑2211201591115889
162031Up Yours 2Peter CrowtherDavid ThompsonPennine SC811(BFD)19133‑20181991
171958Barbarians for BreakfastNigel PotterSimon HibbertNotts County SC61318239‑30‑25161297
182032Shady LadySteve MitchellPolly NewmanPorthpean SC412‑2318111815‑2422100
192030Saline DripColin BradleyJenny BradleyPennine SC218211517‑22‑241917109
201957HarlequinPaul GraceAlex ReindorpChipstead SC7720‑3020171623(RET)110
211931The BuisnessMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SC‑30201716‑2514132121122
222013Wind of ChangeSteve LongJuliet LongRoadford Lake SC15161322(DNS)1918‑2520123
231981Highway StarDave ElstonElizabeth BowersCCSC252315‑271421‑261314125
242001ZephrJohn TurnerKatie FrostLyme Regis SC17(OCS)1681026(RET)17RET136
251947Angel DustRichard JonesPhil RobbertsLlandudno SC231919‑2519232120(RET)144
261952CartelElly PeggAndrea FellowsYealm YC1824‑28241820‑322724155
272004Discreet BananaJock FellowsGeorge FellowsCCSC21252421(RET)2717(RET)26161
282037Pickled WombatDave SnutchSue BarnsNotts County SC2227‑3029262523‑3127179
292029Jac Y Ddraig GochCarl JonesShellie JonesPennine SC322625‑3421‑33282623181
302017Not another WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts County SC242127‑322829‑302925183
311936Bottyburp the BarbarianSimon HoldenJames HarcourtKing George SC‑372831‑403028272828200
321892Just CrackersAlison StephensChris ForrestCCSC29‑3332‑362431293029204
331991It's me or the BoatDave BennetMartin Tuohy‑SmithChew Valley SC39302635233422(RET)(DNS)209
342002Silver BallsCloe WillarsJake WillarsNotts County SC31‑343431223231‑3531212
351925PredatorMartyn DenchfieldRichard BarnettStaunton Harold SC343533‑37273533‑3633230
362015Touching the VoidJoanne MahyEmily GreenSBSC363635‑3929‑37343430234
371797 John TilblyGeorge Backus‑GriffinSyston SC‑383736383138(RET)3332245
382027A La CarteCarol HainesKeith AtkinsonYealm YC2632(DNS)26(RET)DNSDNSRETDNS252
391857Hooray HenryChris MuxworthyEmma MuxworthyPennine SC(DSQ)312933(DNS)36RETRETDNS255
402011Must Try HarderMalcolm JamesDavid HarrisSouth Cerney SC3529(RET)28(BFD)DNSDNSDNSDNS260
411990Blue BreezeTrish WalkerHamish WalkerPaignton SC/RNSA(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNSDNSDNSDNS32DNS284

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