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RS Games 2018 at the WPNSA: RS300 National Championship Day 1

by Everyone in the pub and curry house 17 Aug 2018 13:57 BST 16-19 August 2018
RS300 Nationals day 1 at the RS Games © Alex & David Irwin /

It was a wet start with rain and a light wind, but the fleet got out in to the harbour ready for some close racing.

The first race started under the U flag in a very shifty wind. Steve Bolland did well despite the shifts to claim the win with Jon Emmett gaining a honourable mention for a 3rd in his first RS300 race. Race two saw more predictable breeze and Mark Cooper another apprentice showed the whole fleet his transom for the first lap. However the jammy so and so Steve Bolland managed to reel him in over the next lap with superior downwind kinetics and hold a picket fence (1,1) after the first day. Thanks to Arky for his excellent race management.

The fleet are writing this from the bar, surrounded by empty tables as the rest of the RS classes have called it an early night. Undeterred the fleet have been making the most of happy hour before tonight's traditional first night curry.

In a surprising twist the black flag had been adopted at the curry house and those cautious late starters were awarded with curries first, while those pushing hard where rewarded with OCS (overdue curry service).

Tomorrow the fleet head out into Weymouth Bay looking forward to some wave sailing to sort the brave from the scared!

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2Pts
1411Steve BollandBristol Corinthian YC112
2476Steve SallisHykeham SC257
3532Greg BartlettStarcross SC639
4544David AcresEmsworth & Thorney SC549
5525Mark CooperBurghfield SC8210
6555Jon EmmettWeir Wood SC3710
7490Alistair McLaughlinPrestwick SC41014
8523Harry McVicarDraycote Water SC7815
9585Richard Le MareNotts County SC10616
10528Paul WatsonBowmoor SC91221
11373Richard HargreavesStewartby Water SC16925
12313Ben GreenLymington Town SC131326
13527Ian ClarkWarsash SC111627
1452Nick OrmanCastle Cove SC171128
15444Jamie FreemanGreat Yarmouth & Gorleston YC141428
16331James PhareQMSC121830
17541Dan TreloarStewartby Water SC151530
18354Mark NewtonThorney Island SC191736
19383Cameron McIntyrePrestwick SC182038
20318Gary MorrisSouth Cerney SC201939
21339Cheryl WoodPennine SC222143
22531Christopher McIntyrePrestwick SC212243
23337Charlie SansomBowmoor SCDNCDNC48

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