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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

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