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Miracle National Championship at Bala Sailing Club - Overall

by Brian Jones 11 Aug 2018 06:37 BST 5-10 August 2018

It was grey, windless and with some strange wet stuff falling from the sky - not the ideal setting for a deciding race. The forecast was for a more westerly direction and coming offshore.

After about an hour's delay a course was set, the fleet sailed then the wind shifted and the start was postponed on the gun. A further start attempt also failed but with the wind now blowing from the north and race time running out a new course was set round the cans.

A huge wind shift on the start line favoured those at the committee boat end and with both contenders for the trophy down the pin end the race was on. David and Zara Turtle led the way with Dave and Rebecca Southwell steadily picking their way up the rankings to finish in second. The next three boats were all very close with Eamon and Thomas Cuthbert forfeiting a hard won fourth to a protest hearing.

Congratulations to David and Rebecca Southwell, Miracle Champions 2018. Well done Andrew and Michaela Mifsud for travelling all the way from Malta and sailing so well into second place. Again huge thanks to Bala SC for hosting such a great week.

Overall Results:
If you finished in the top ten at the Miracle nationals then enter your Gear Guide information here

PosSail NoFleetBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st4010G Dave SouthwellRebeccaLeigh & Lowton SC25423-10(DNC)12221
2nd3825G Andrew MifsudMichela MifsudBirzebbuga SC11216228-9-923
3rd4026GIndyDavid TurtleZara TurtleShustoke SC3616-85-921125
4th4115GQueen BeeRichard BrameldTodd BrameldWelton SC103-113111-126328
5th3813GWattknotGraham WattsHelen JacksStaunton Harold SC-64352-8543430
6th4016G E CuthbertThomas CuthbertLeigh & Lowton425-1193654(DSQ)38
7th3805GPamelaHannah SmithThomas MetcalfeThornbury SC58844746-13-1446
8th2007SPlonsMarcel NeuteboomGuila NeuteboomARZV Netherlands-14-151413763710565
9th662GBreezeCathy GoodwinLeah MurphyPort Dinorwic SC-1379713-16121081379
10th4020SFighting LadyJohn TippettKathy BoultonDraycote Water SC79-158101111(DNF)111582
11th4104SMilloviaIan SouthwellMolly / Olivia / MaxineLeigh & Lowton SC-161410141214-16351183
12th4007G S RedcliffeMark AthertonDelph SC11-181210154713-181284
13th4021GCarbon CopyBrian JonesJohn GreenMaidenhead SC15127-18-171510971085
14th4110SSplit the WindPaul RobinsonNathan RobinsonWhitefriars SC9-171616149(DNF)1412696
15th3835S Peter MifsudRoss SouthwellBirzebbuga SC181313911-21(DNC)15158102
16th3101BMiss AdventureAndrew RobinsonJames RobinsonWhitefriars SC1216-1812161281116(DNC)103
17th4100SLilly GraceLouis MaldenLuke TongeDelph SC810617513(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNC109
18th4052BThe Woolfox RocketDavid ReedJean ReedGirton SC1711171518(DNC)(DNC)16217122
19th3770B David HerbtrittJosie AirnsShotwick SC-21-202019201815171419142
20th3592BWellwindyWil HitchmanWendy HitchmanBala SC1921-232121171318-2218148
21st4098BLily AnnIan BrownLilly / Mia BrownDelph SC-201919201919(DNC)191716148
22nd4108S Geoffrey WeirAndrew DoncanShotwick SC2222212222201421-23(DNC)164
23rd4112B John CoultonGwynneth FranklinPennine SC(DNF)232423(DNF)DNCDNC201917176
24th3670BGreat ExpectationsGillian GibsonKenneth GibsonThornton Steward SC(DNF)24222423(DNC)DNC2220DNC 

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