Please select your home edition
Edition
Clipper Ventures

Lark National Championship at Sidmouth Sailing Club - Day 1

by Nigel Hufton 19 Aug 2018 10:10 BST 18-21 August 2018

The Larks were greeted by a force 3 South Westerly. This took a while to settle down, giving PRO John Keast an interesting challenge.

Race 1 started with a big right hand shift up the first beat. Dougal & Helen Scott managed to round first. Despite hitting the mark they managed to sail to the win. Chris & Nicola White had an eventful race - on the first reach Chris snapped his toe straps, falling out the boat and snapping his tiller extension. However, they managed to pull through the fleet to finish second with James Goss & Kamila Czartolomna closely behind in third.

Race 2 was a short 30 minute race, making the start and first beat crucial to get right. The wind picked up slightly and the direction stabilized. Following a general recall, the Whites rounded first ahead of a chasing Nigel Hufton & Matt Wood followed by the Scotts. The Whites managed to hold off the chasing fleet to secure first with Hufton & Wood taking second and the Scotts in third.

This left the Whites as overnight leaders, followed by the Scotts, with Hufton/Wood in third.

Results after Day 1:

PosFleetBoat NameSail NoClubHelmCrewR1R2Pts
1GoldSmartie Pants253South Staffs S. C.Chris WhiteNicola White213
2GoldMuppet2484Rock S. C.Dougal ScottHelen Scott134
3GoldTiger Too2538Frensham Pond S. C.Nigel HuftonMatt Wood426
4GoldJames Goss2529South Staffs S. C.James GossKamila Czartolomna347
5 Mozzy2521Waldringfield S. C. / Felixstowe FerrySimon CoxAnna Nankervis6511
6GoldBomber2534R. Y. A.Emma HarrisBecky Priest5712
7SilverWeeble2502Netley S. C.Steve ChattenKirsty Phipps / Helen Chatten8614
8SilverNantucket Sleighride2508South Staffs S. C.Dave YoungMya Peterson71017
9SilverDylan2539R. Y. A.Nigel Scott 10818
10 Problem Child2522Shustoke S. C.Chris BiglinBen Biglin11920
11BronzeZebidee2472Sidmouth S. C.Chris ClappDavid Clapp91423
12 Lucky Pants2442South Staffs S. C.Kate MerrittKaren Alexander121123
13BronzeBlack Velvet2537Banbury S. C.Neil FirthSue Firth131225
14SilverWindchaser2530Frensham Pond S. C.Chris EllisJudith Young151328
15BronzeSlow Transit2498West Kirby S. C.Simon KennyNicole Kenny141529
16BronzePolar Bear2531Waldringfield S. C.Daniel Watson 16DNS33

Related Articles

Larks at Banbury
Returning to the club for the first time since 2010 The Larks returned to Banbury Sailing Club on 16 June for the first Lark Open held there since 2010. A strong and competitive local fleet gave the experienced open circuit visitors a run for their money in a day of tightly contested racing. Posted on 19 Jun
Lark Nationals at Rock overall
Battle for the minor places and other trophies on the final day With the overall championship wrapped up on day three, day four of the Lark Nationals at Rock provided the opportunity for settling the minor places along with other highly coveted prizes. Posted on 28 May
Lark Nationals at Rock day 3
Two screaming races off Daymer Bay After an hour's postponement to assess conditions the final decision was made to race just off Daymer Bay instead of joining the surfers at Polzeath. This was a master stroke by the OD because the conditions were just right for two screaming races. Posted on 28 May
Lark Nationals at Rock days 1 & 2
As venues go, Rock has everything As venues go, Rock has everything. Wonderful sailing in beautiful surroundings with plenty of things to do for family and friends, and racing managed by Martin Hough who always ensures a quick turnaround of races. Posted on 26 May
Lark Nationals 2019 Runners & Riders
The move to Rock draws Lark sailors past and present As ever, strong competition is expected at the Lark National Championship (25-28 May) across Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. The move to Rock has drawn Lark sailors past and present, with turnout expected to be 50% up on last year. Posted on 8 May
Larks Open at Marconi
The annual Larkoni weekend A small flock of larks descended on Marconi SC for the annual Larkoni weekend, and as usual received a terrific welcome and magnificent hospitality from the Club. Posted on 8 May
P&B Sails
Constructed by hand using top materials and the latest technology With over 50 years of sail-making experience at its disposal, the P&B Sail Loft team have built a reputation for producing some of the best sails available on the market. Posted on 26 Apr
Larks at Frensham Pond
Event now run continuously run for 51 years The Frensham Lark Open Meeting – continuously run for 51 years - was held on 14 April. Posted on 24 Apr
West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race preview
"We have fun and that's what sailing is all about" Want to develop some community cohesion whilst having fun sailing? Build links between groups of members? Create a genuine feeling of inclusion at your club? Posted on 19 Apr
Lark Inlands at South Staffs
A fleet made of regulars and some in borrowed boats The weekend of the 23rd and 24th of March saw South Staffs host the Lark Inland Championship. The fleet was made up of both regular Lark sailors and a few who had borrowed a boat for the event. Posted on 10 Apr