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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 /

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

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