Please select your home edition
Edition
NeilPryde 2020 29er Sponsorship - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Hiking Pads
Hiking Pads

RS Games 2018 at the WPNSA: RS Vareo National Championship Day 1

by Cheryl Wood 24 Aug 2018 13:26 BST 23-25 August 2018
RS Vareo Nationals at the WPNSA day 1 © Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv

Glorious sunshine and steady breeze. The fleet set out into the harbour for the first three races of the championship. The fleet was closely followed out by our Vareo support RIB.

With clear first start the close racing fleet headed to the windward mark. New comer Jon found the windward mark and lead the race. But with some finish line confusion Nick sailed around him to take the first win followed by Jon and Luke.

The wind rapidly increased for the second race which saw Jon's mast on the water break just after the start. The rest of the fleet carried on. Luke lead the way closely followed by Cheryl and Nick.

Last strong wind race of the day saw Cheryl lead from the start closely followed by Alan and Luke. It was not meant to be with the wind increasing yet again a final struggle down wind saw Luke take First followed with by Alan and Cheryl.

There was a new personal best achievement on the water for Mike his highest place achieved in his second Nationals.

More to come - it's all to play for!

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoHelm NameClubR1R2R3Pts
1407Luke FisherEmberton Park SC2114
2660Cheryl WoodPennine SC52310
3247Alan BassettWeirwood SC44210
4151Nick CrickmoreWaveney & Oulton Broad SC13RET13
5436Mike DickerDell Quay SC6DNC419
6547Jon NuttallTenby SC3RETDNC21
7416Richard RobbLlandegfedd SC7RETDNC25
8443Paul NorthMilton Keynes SC8RETRET26

Related Articles

RS Vareo Volvo Noble Marine Nationals
Easing of lockdown allows this socially distanced event to go ahead By luck or chance our scheduled nationals fitted with the restart of sailing and easing of lockdown to allow staying overnight away from home. Posted on 17 Jul
RS Classes Strava Distance Challenge concludes
27,087km logged by RS classes, with the 200s winning overall Wow it is clear to see some people have become dedicated Strava users in the past week and have been putting some serious miles down on their bikes, boats or shoes. Posted on 26 May
RS Classes Strava Distance Challenge begins
Fundraising for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation As a sailing community, we are currently limited by the amount of competition we have, there is virtual racing but this can become repetitive over time. Posted on 17 May
RS Vareo End of Season Regatta at Rutland
Final Event on the 2019 RS Vareo Rooster National Tour Saturday 2 Nov saw the start of the combined RS fleets End of seasons Regatta at Rutland Water. High winds were forecast for lunchtime day one and sure enough just as the RS Vareo fleet started to launch the gales arrived. Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Win £250 at the RS End of Seasons Regatta!
Simply enter online by 2359hrs on Tuesday 29 October to be part of the draw The RS Class Association and Rutland SC invite all RS100s, RS200s, RS300s, RS400s, RS500s, RS600s, RS800s and RS Vareos to the RS End of Seasons Regatta 2-3 November. Posted on 24 Oct 2019
Czech RS Vareo Nationals
The fleet at Brno in the Czech Republic has grown steadily over the last three years We were warned that blowing from the city the wind could be a little unstable and that was certainly the case, but it was comforting to see the locals playing snakes and ladders just as much as the visitors. Posted on 1 Oct 2019
RS Vareos at the WOSH
Perfect conditions were forecast with camping onsite Race one of the day kicked off the weekend with a start line debate on where the windward mark was? This meant two RS Vareo missed the start gun and gave Cheryl Wood the glory of rounding the windward mark first in the RS Vareo fleet. Posted on 26 Aug 2019
Rooster RS Vareo National Tour at Pennine
Patience was the key to victory Saturday the 6th July saw the RS Vareo fleet of six boats all head North up onto the top of the Pennines. It was a glorious weekend with sunscreen on the agenda. Posted on 9 Jul 2019
RS Vareo Illuminis Inlands at Milton Keynes
Gusts into the high twenties in the afternoons With a forecast Southerly wind of 15 gusting to 28 knots, race officer Mark Warren was able to set a windward leeward course straight up and down the length of the lake, with a spreader at the windward end and at gate at the bottom. Posted on 19 Jun 2019
POSH 2019: Paignton Open for Single Handers
Biggest turnout yet with 99 competitors taking part Paignton Sailing Club's (POSH) has enjoyed big entry numbers from its inception in 2012 but this year saw the biggest turnout yet with 99 competitors taking part. Posted on 14 May 2019