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Osprey National Championship at Weymouth Sailing Club - Overall

by Simon Hawkes 19 Aug 2018 19:54 BST 16-19 August 2018

Yet again the wind did not disappoint and the sun came out to warm the weary sailors after three hard days racing. Slightly more wind was evident and the race team wisely postponed to see if as forecast it would moderate slightly from the average 25 knots to 30 knot gusts.

With the RS Games taking place next door in Portland harbour then their actions could easily influence whether the Ospreys would be heading out in to the more exposed and lumpy Weymouth bay. The 700s, 800s, 300s and 100s abandoned racing due to the conditions, but the rumour was the 400s might go out to play.

The hardy race team were firm in their resolve to give the top four a chance to compete and the remainder the chance to enjoy the Osprey at its finest, on the sea in waves and wind.

So the fleet launched and headed out to the race area in what became a solid 26 knots at the committee boat. After one general recall the 25 boat fleet were away with Blue Moon 5 boat lengths ahead of the fleet and bang on a well planned transit from the middle of the line. This catapulted them to the windward mark first. The reaches were two sail and one with spinnakers able to be used pretty well on the limit.

This left Terry Curtis, Piers, Sam Barker and Matt Burge scrapping around the course defending current positions and hoping to gain on each other.

It was tough and tiring with places changing right up until the finish and as the results show Terry clung on by his fingernails and Sam squeaked in on the extra boat required to pass Matt for second place.

Superb judgement by the race team had allowed the race to take place but sadly time precluded the running of the final race and the fleet headed in.

People will remember this as an outstanding championship quite rightly and in all respects as well as the incredible conditions.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
11234Plan BTerry CurtisPeter GreigCastle Cove SC1431‑521‑5416
21116Lethal WeaponSam BarkerMike GreigMBSC/CCSC‑191241‑662218
31322Peek A BooMatt BurgeStuart MaunderPoole YC2‑513(DSQ)431519
41352String Driven ThingPiers StrongPhil AngravePoole YC33‑7‑133724325
51290SwiftwunMartin CooneyPeter FrithPoole YC42‑884143‑926
61198Blue MoonAngus HemmingsAdam BowersCastle Cove SC66626(OCS)(RET)6133
71356Shippy Mc‑ship FaceBen HawkesSam WoolnerCastle Cove SC‑118467510(DNC)1151
81296WhitestarKevin FrancisPhil MaleCastle Cove913‑185‑143138758
91175Able ToEmma StevensonTim BowdenWeymouth SC‑24119‑171097101672
101291WaimanuAlex WillisNick WillisHISC / KWSC8‑1513111389‑151072
111298Barking MadMichael AtkinsonRichard BowersPoole YC10715(RET)2(OCS)2271275
121347Pipe n SlippersPhilip MeakinsBen MeakinsWarsash Sailing Club149‑2115‑2210514875
131364134The CutterRussell WheelerMark MawhinneyIsle of Sheppey SC1316‑31712‑188111582
141085InfidelGeorge OdlingHarry OdlingPlymouth Uni‑17141614911‑1716686
151362OmgPete LloydNick FramptonWeymouth SC121219‑238171121(DNC)100
161276JenniferDan JacksonNick ArranTenby‑38‑291091823151214101
171363Robbers AlleyAlistair RaynardRob BurdekinCarsington151014‑2516‑25161317101
181281White KnucklesDave ElstonGavin PoulloinCastle Cove/Weymouth SC23(RET)12‑26111223913103
191369Dark MatterRoger BlakeJames BlakeGreat Moor SC52211122016‑3727(DNC)113
201372TBAMick GreenlandLee MarriottIOSSC20185‑2817141822(DNC)114
211350WARNING ..... Contains NutsAlec MamwellArthur ButlerConiston S.C.‑362122‑242113121819126
221195Another one bites the dustPete BarnstableRichard CumberbatchCastle Cove SC2219‑361019221917(DNC)128
231342Best ChanceTed LewisLucas BoissevainTenby SC16‑28201827191419(DNC)133
241345Hakuna MatataChris DaviesLorraine BallCarsington72424‑3332272025(DNC)159
251338Curved AirKen BrownChris ButtersIOSSC26172719‑302027‑3424160
261114Just PogoJonathan OsgoodDavid DownsTata Steel SC25‑311721252626‑2821161
271373GnasherRichard MarshallAndrew EdmondsPoole YC2120281615(RET)(DNC)DNC18163
281273FrustrationMike StreetHarry OwensCastle Cove SC292625‑3023152520(DNC)163
291326ShamelessMike StaceDeanna MortonTenby SC282729222429‑3124(DNC)183
30854Flying MachineRichard PackerBoris MorriceBristol Corinthian YC‑372532‑393128242620186
311357Last OrdersPaul RobertsMike CoxPortishead YC34232331(RET)312123(DNC)186
321318AquaholicDave BestTony PauffleyPoole YC32303320‑34242929(DNC)197
331341ylostWilliam CrichtonjonJon BattRibble Cruising Club / Blithfield30‑3826‑362934333025207
341360The Flying 'O'John MillsCaz MillsShoreham SC2735‑383428322832(DNC)216
351319Prey EncoreChris PlayfairAlistair WatkinsPoole‑42(OCS)37273733303123218
361333Two RonniesCharlie AdlerAndy AdlerCastle Cove SC3932‑4232333032(DNC)22220
371334Back AgainJaime BohataErik ArentzTenby SC353430353921(RET)(DNC)DNC239
381247StringbagMarcus ScraceJohn PymCastle Cove SC3333352926(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC246
391316Uzi JaneNigel YoungDarren HamiltonBCYC18364040(RET)3536(DNC)DNC250
401325Sea‑ing‑RedRobin GeorgeNicola GeorgeGMSC4139‑434138373433(DNC)263
411194LetticeIan HartStephen EhrhartPoole YC433734383536(RET)(DNC)DNC268
421344RhiannonHuw OwenCarwyn OwenTenby SC404141‑4241383835(DNC)274
431310Brave New WorldMichael RichardsonRichard KellawayPoole4440393740(RET)35(DNC)DNC280
441183Martin HunterMartin HunterJoe ToshUpper Thames SC31(RET)(RET)DNC36RET39DNCDNC286

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