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Osprey National Championship at Weymouth Sailing Club - Day 3

by Simon Hawkes 18 Aug 2018 16:53 BST 16-19 August 2018

The wind gods are still with us although today there is a little bit of cloud that is gradually clearing. The wind between 15 and 20 knots from a westerly direction looked good for yet another great day in Weymouth Bay.

The Sheppey Raffle, having caused more than a few hangovers the night before, does not seemed to have dampened any enthusiasm, especially for dressing up in the case of the organiser, Ken Brown and his Sheppey associates.

The results sheet is starting to show the beginnings of a pattern at the halfway stage with the expected names towards the front and some newcomers. Some who you would expect to be going well are struggling a little with boat speed and consistency. This seems a common thread where the conditions seem straightforward but skill and no small amount of luck to get the best out of your boat.

As the recorded wind angle chart showed from the committee boat although some sort of oscillation was evident it was interspersed with a few unexpected kicks which would have been almost impossible to predict. Such is the professionalism and dedication of Weymouth Sailing Club and the depth of skills available to them.

The three moving ahead at the moment and consistent are Sam Barker, Matt Burge and Terry Curtis a few points clear of the chasing pack but unable to make any mistakes as it is all so close.

Crews are fighting their own battles at the moment as well as their fleet positions, none more so than the two leading ladies, Emma Stevenson and Alex Willis in 10th and 11th position and separated by only 2 points at the start of play today.

Emma a Weymouth Sailing Club member has even finished racing yesterday and baked 100 buns to contribute to the feast the crews are offered when coming off the water. No excuses for any other competitors to be feeling tired after that superb effort!

As well as thanking Weymouth Sailing Club for hosting the event the Class Association would like to thank the kind supporters and sponsors of the class; Clamcleats, Hartley Boats, Allen Sailing, Seasure, Marlow Ropes and Gul.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
11234Plan BTerry CurtisPeter GreigCastle Cove SC1431-621-512
21322Peek A BooMatt BurgeStuart MaunderPoole YC2-5123-43112
31116Lethal WeaponSam BarkerMike GreigMBSC/CCSC-191231-66215
41290SwiftwunMartin CooneyPeter FrithPoole YC42-8-7514319
51352String Driven ThingPiers StrongPhil AngravePoole YC33-7-12472423
61356Shippy Mc-ship FaceBen HawkesSam WoolnerCastle Cove SC-118458510(DNC)40
71296WhitestarKevin FrancisPhil MaleCastle Cove913-184-15313850
81175Able ToEmma StevensonTim BowdenWeymouth SC-24119-1611971057
91291WaimanuAlex WillisNick WillisHISC / KWSC8-1513101489-1562
101298Barking MadMichael AtkinsonRichard BowersPoole YC10715(RET)2(OCS)22763
111347Pipe n SlippersPhilip MeakinsBen MeakinsWarsash Sailing Club149-2114-231051466
121364134The CutterRussell WheelerMark MawhinneyIsle of Sheppey SC1316-31613-1881167
131198Blue MoonAngus HemmingsAdam BowersCastle Cove SC666(OCS)7(OCS)RET676
141362OmgPete LloydNick FramptonWeymouth SC121219-2291711-2180
151085InfidelGeorge OdlingHarry OdlingPlymouth Uni-171416131011-171680
161363Robbers AlleyAlistair RaynardRob BurdekinCarsington151014-2417-25161385
171369Dark MatterRoger BlakeJames BlakeGreat Moor SC52211112116-37-2786
181276JenniferDan JacksonNick ArranTenby-38-291081923151287
191281White KnucklesDave ElstonGavin PoulloinCastle Cove/Weymouth SC23(RET)12-25121223991
201372TBAMick GreenlandLee MarriottIOSSC20185-27181418-2293
211342Best ChanceTed LewisLucas BoissevainTenby SC16-282017-28191419105
221195Another one bites the dustPete BarnstableRichard CumberbatchCastle Cove SC-2219-36920221917106
231350WARNING ..... Contains NutsAlec MamwellArthur ButlerConiston S.C.-362122-2322131218108
241345Hakuna MatataChris DaviesLorraine BallCarsington72424-32-33272025127
251273FrustrationMike StreetHarry OwensCastle Cove SC-292625-2924152520135
261338Curved AirKen BrownChris ButtersIOSSC26172718-312027-34135
271114Just PogoJonathan OsgoodDavid DownsTata Steel SC25-311720262626-28140
281373GnasherRichard MarshallAndrew EdmondsPoole YC2120281516(RET)(DNC)DNC145
291357Last OrdersPaul RobertsMike CoxPortishead YC-34232330(RET)312123151
301326ShamelessMike StaceDeanna MortonTenby SC2827-29212529-3124154
311318AquaholicDave BestTony PauffleyPoole YC3230-3319-35242929163
32854Flying MachineRichard PackerBoris MorriceBristol Corinthian YC-372532-3832282426167
331360The Flying 'O'John MillsCaz MillsShoreham SC27-35-383329322832181
341341ylostWilliam CrichtonjonJon BattRibble Cruising Club / Blithfield30-3826-3530343330183
351334Back AgainJaime BohataErik ArentzTenby SC353430344021(RET)(DNC)194
361319Prey EncoreChris PlayfairAlistair WatkinsPoole-42(OCS)372638333031195
371333Two RonniesCharlie AdlerAndy AdlerCastle Cove SC3932-4231343032(DNC)198
381247StringbagMarcus ScraceJohn PymCastle Cove SC3333352827(DNC)(DNC)DNC201
391316Uzi JaneNigel YoungDarren HamiltonBCYC18364039(RET)3536(DNC)204
401325Sea-ing-RedRobin GeorgeNicola GeorgeGMSC-4139-434039373433222
411194LetticeIan HartStephen EhrhartPoole YC433734373636(RET)(DNC)223
421183Martin HunterMartin HunterJoe ToshUpper Thames SC31(RET)(RET)DNC37RET3936233
431344RhiannonHuw OwenCarwyn OwenTenby SC40-414141-42383835233
441310Brave New WorldMichael RichardsonRichard KellawayPoole4440393641(RET)35(DNC)235

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