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Lark National Championship at Sidmouth Sailing Club - Day 2

by Nigel Hufton 20 Aug 09:51 BST 18-21 August 2018

For day two of the Lark Nationals gusts of 25mph were forecasted. Once launched it was apparent that the wind was less than predicted.

Race 3 – The wind started with a force 4. Chris & Nicky White managed to take the early lead, with Dave Young and Mya Peterson close behind. With big shifts during the race, the race officer had a challenge to keep the course aligned. One the second triangle the Whites did not realise how high the wing mark was, meaning Hufton & Wood took the lead and finished first with the Whites in Second and Young/Peterson in third.

Race 4 – Hufton & Wood shot out the blocks and rounded mark one first. Goss & Czartolomna rounded with the Whites, who just managed to pull out to leeward of Goss/Czartolomna. On the first reach a big squall came through, which only Hufton/Wood & the Whites caught. Both boats screamed away from the rest of the fleet. On the second beat the Whites managed to get through and took the win with Hufton & Wood finishing in second. Goss & Czartolomna held the rest of the fleet to take third.

Race 5 – The sides of the course had been favouring all day. Young & Peterson made a perfect start and capitalised on the left side of the beat. The Whites rounded second with Goss & Czartolomna close behind. On the final run the wind shut off, Young & Peterson kept their cool until the pressure came back to take the win. The Whites finished in second and Goss & Czartolomna in third.

Overall after day two the Whites lead with Hufton/Wood close behind. The Scotts and Goss/Czartolomna are drawing on points behind.

Results after Day 2:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1Smartie Pants253Chris WhiteNicola WhiteSouth Staffs S. C.‑212126
2Tiger Too2538Nigel HuftonMatt WoodFrensham Pond S. C.4212‑99
3Muppet2484Dougal ScottHelen ScottRock S. C.1345‑1013
4James Goss2529James GossKamila CzartolomnaSouth Staffs S. C.34‑53313
5Mozzy2521Simon CoxAnna NankervisWaldringfield S. C/ Felixstowe Ferry S.65‑94520
6Nantucket Sleighride2508Dave YoungMya PetersonSouth Staffs S. C.7‑10310121
7Bomber2534Emma HarrisBecky PriestR. Y. A.578‑9424
8Weeble2502Steve ChattenKirsty Phipps / Helen ChattenNetley S. C.8668‑1128
9Problem Child2522Chris BiglinBen BiglinShustoke S. C.1097‑14733
10Zebidee2472Chris ClappDavid ClappSidmouth S. C.9‑14146635
11Windchaser2530Chris EllisJudith YoungFrensham Pond S. C.‑14131171243
12Lucky Pants2442Kate MerrittKaren AlexanderSouth Staffs S. C.11111211‑1545
13Black Velvet2537Neil FirthSue FirthBanbury S. C.121210‑131347
14Polar Bear2531Daniel WatsonSofia AbrahamsWaldringfield S. C.15(DNS)1312848
15Dylan2539Nigel Scott R. Y. A.16816(DNF)1656
16Slow Transit2498Simon KennyNicole KennyWest Kirby S. C.13‑1515151457

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