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RS Games 2018 at the WPNSA: RS300 National Championship Day 2

by Greg Bartlett 18 Aug 2018 15:06 BST 16-19 August 2018
RS300 Nationals day 2 at the RS Games © Alex & David Irwin /

Beautiful conditions in Weymouth bay were enjoyed by all on Friday. The breeze had upped the anti, increasing up to 18 knots at times which made for some action packed and sometimes hairy downwinds.

Steve Bolland (the jammy so and so) started how he finished Thursday with a win in the first race, followed by the ever consistent Dave Acres and James Phare in 3rd.

The second race was most varied with big changes in pressure and some large shifts. Paul Watson from Bowmoor showed a master-class taking an easy win followed by Steve using his downwind kinetics to max effect to try and catch up and Dave Acres who finished in 3rd.

The sea breeze kicked in for the last race breezing up to 18knts. Steve got his act together scoring an impressive first with Paul Watson close on his tail, using his impressive low and fast upwind mode to devastating effect to make for a close finish. Again Dave Acres finished 3rd.

A tiring but good day enjoyed by all. Four races tomorrow and all to play for. Steve is clear ahead, with Dave comfortably in 2nd and in 3rd Paul Watson is joint on points with Greg Bartlett.

Results after Day 2:

PosFleetSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1Gold411Steve BollandBristol Corinthian YC111-214
2Gold544David AcresEmsworth & Thorney SC-5423312
3Gold528Paul WatsonBowmoor SC9-1261218
4Gold532Greg BartlettStarcross SC63-134518
5Gold525Mark CooperBurghfield SC8275-1722
6Gold555Jon EmmettWeir Wood SC3758-1023
7Gold523Harry McVicarDraycote Water SC7846-1125
8Gold585Richard Le MareNotts County SC1068-15428
9Gold476Steve SallisHykeham SC2515(UFD)1335
10Gold490Alistair McLaughlinPrestwick SC410914-1637
11Silver331James PhareQMSC12-18316940
12Silver313Ben GreenLymington Town SC1313107-1443
13Silver527Ian ClarkWarsash SC11-161213743
14Gold373Richard HargreavesStewartby Water SC-1691110TAL43
15Silver52Nick OrmanCastle Cove SC-17111611644
16Silver444Jamie FreemanGreat Yarmouth & Gorleston YC-14141491249
17Silver354Mark NewtonThorney Island SC-191718121562
18Silver541Dan TreloarStewartby Water SC1515(DNF)171966
19Silver383Cameron McIntyrePrestwick SC18-2019192076
20Silver337Charlie SansomBowmoor SC(DNC)DNC17181877
21Silver531Christopher McIntyrePrestwick SC21-2221202183
22Silver339Cheryl WoodPennine SC22212021(DNF)84
23Silver318Gary MorrisSouth Cerney SC2019(DNC)DNCDNC87

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