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Harken Musto Skiff UK National Championship at Castle Cove Sailing Club - Overall

by Jason Rickards & Ben Schooling 12 Aug 16:51 BST 9-12 August 2018

Race 8 and it was breeze on, race committee had brought the start forward from 10.30am to 10.00 am so we have seen some blurry eyed people this morning. By the time the gun went for the first we were touching 24 knots so it was a little fruity.

Jason Rickards got buried at the start which forced his hand to bang on to port and was electric upwind, and pulled out a big lead on Bruce and George which he held until the last gybe on the last lap, making a ballsy move to ignore Dan Kilsby's shout of starboard, therefore clinching the win.

Race 9 and the breeze had shifted under Portland and gusts increased to 27kts. The fleet split with the left side paying and Kilsby led from Shelley and Peake. George Hand showed great pace to pull through to 3rd with Kilsby taking the bullet from Shelley.

By the final race the wind had shifted further right meaning the windward mark was placed under the cruise ship creating an exciting approach. The gusts were rolling down Portland and hitting the water in angry bursts peaking at 33kts. A war of attrition ensued with Bruce Keen rounding out his excellent series with another bullet from a flying Jono Shelley and George Hand rounding out the top three.

After a fantastic series, congratulations go to Bruce Keen for becoming National Champion. The podium was a Stokes Bay shoot out with George Hand having a great day to pull up to 2nd and Dan Kilsby following suit in 3rd.

As well as the top positions the fleet also operates age group competitions as well as silver and bronze fleets.

Youths was won by Andrew Strickland, Masters by Dan Vincent, Grand Masters by Sergei Samus and Legends by John Evans.

Silver fleet was won by David Annan and Bronze by Andrew Stickland.

A huge thanks to Castle Cove SC for a superb 10 race event with a special mention to Lorna Graham and her team for a fantastic effort. Also thank you to event Sponsors Harken and St. Austell Brewery for the Tribute beer and to the class sponsor Musto.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1534Bruce KeenStokes Bay SC-81221-5134115
2548George HandStokes Bay SC-2073104-14243336
3302Dan KilsbyStokes Bay SC6-131316-20421740
4557Dan VincentStokes Bay SC/RNSA9815245-246-1640
5525Andy TarbotonHenley Midmar Yacht Club13-107876-105542
6444Jamie HiltonAberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club466313176-21-2046
7526Jono ShelleyLargs Sailing Club35-18(DNF)109972247
8568Andrew PeakeWilsonian SC2101445-273910-1857
9544Ben SchoolingStokes Bay SC11-22511738-1414867
10372Alex KnightCastle Cove Sailing Club101296(RET)61011-15973
11474Alastair ConnDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club791181212-1787(DNF)74
12469Richard PelleyStokes Bay SC12-16-16911131458476
13364Andy RiceStokes Bay SC18118133213(DNF)-221280
14539Neil AshbyWilsonian SC162714-201015-20131996
15535David AnnanGrafham Water Sailing Club2114-2712-22171613116110
16527Dan TrotterDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club544(RET)9111116(DNF)DNC117
17315Jason RickardsMSCA1318122414-25-4312424130
18584Andrew GouldStokes Bay SC252120(DNF)16-361225910138
19582Paul MolesworthDatchet Water SC19-3721232116-28172011148
20113Ed WilkinsonDatchet Water SC-28151716182119-272715148
21547Serega SamusWilsonian SC15-281926-281521151721149
22419Richard SmithWilsonian SC2417(RET)182523-31121617152
23483John EvansDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club1720-381924182518-2614155
24394Nigel WallbankLymington Town Sailing Club-30252922178292118(DNF)169
25186Andrew SticklandThorpe Bay Yacht Club31-38-3617272630191213175
26566Michael SimsCarsington Sailing Club261928272619(DNF)3323(DNC)201
27479Yaroslav PetrovRusskoe More Sailing Club23232215153018(DNC)(DNC)DNC203
28323Andrew WildeCarsington Sailing Club-333326293022-37221922203
29410Paul SmalleyChew Valley SC14271520233724(DNC)(DNC)DNC217
30542Ron BarnesThorpe Bay Yacht Club4124253319243423(DNF)(DNC)223
31500Tom ConwayDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club2226234131293630(DNF)(DNC)238
32202Mike DencherCastle Cove Sailing Club2729333642(RET)202925(DNF)241
33294Gary StonesLymington Town Sailing Club36-5141323832222630(DNC)257
34446Erik BoerresenCSF3442(DNF)-43393535342923271
35265Tom TaylorGrafham Water Sailing Club43392421354123(DNF)(DNC)DNC283
36432Rick PerkinsWhitstable Yacht Club293132253328(DNS)(DNC)DNCDNC292
37304Jamie SouthwellStokes Bay SC37-4734403242(DNF)28G3G5292.2
38250Nigel DakinStokes Bay SC32353034294439(DNC)(DNC)DNC300
39222David MoyStokes Bay SC44-50434244-4540352825301
40350Brennan RobinsonRoyal Natal Yacht Club47344228363138(DNC)(DNC)DNC313
41289Andy WhittleBlackwater Sailing Club35303739(DNC)3327(DNC)DNCDNC315
4297James NuttallDatchet Water SC40443935403832(DNC)(DNC)DNC325
43147Joshua BellStokes Bay SC483244(UFD)(DNF)34DNF3231DSQ335
441Nick CherryLymington Town Sailing Club494545373743(DNS)31(DNF)DNC344
45487Sean ThijsseStokes Bay SC(OCS)413131(RET)DNC33DNCDNCDNC364
46545Nick LettWilsonian SC38(RET)(DNS)DNC483926DNCDNCDNC379
47220Tom WhicherLymington Town Sailing Club514846463440(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNC379
48361Huud OuwehandWSU De Kreupel(DNF)36(RET)38DNF46DNF36DNSDNC384
49583Lee CullenArun Yacht Club5246404447(DNC)41(DNC)DNCDNC384
50305Olivier VidalNetley Sailing Club5040(DNF)3041(RET)DNSDNCDNCDNC389
51178John PiattDatchet Water SC39(RET)(DNS)DNF454742DNCDNCDNC401
52181Troy ChristensenDatchet Water SC(DNF)49354743(RET)DNSDNFDNFDNC402
53373Tom GilbertDatchet Water SC4643(RET)4546(RET)DNSDNSDNCDNC408
55543Stephen WrightStokes Bay SC45(DNF)(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNSDNCDNCDNC444

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