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International Contender British Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Day 3

by Ed Presley 9 Sep 2018 17:09 BST 7-10 September 2018
Day 1 of the International Contender British Championship at Hayling Island © Peter Hickson

The one thing we can all agree on is that it wouldn't be Stuart Jones's day. A bit more breeze and plenty of waves are no good for that pondy.

A grey day looked to me made for Simon Mussell to extend his lead, other big boys Ben Holden and Nick Noble also fancied the chocolates.

Race five begun with the pin paying for Gary Langdown, who by his own admission won the start. Regardless of this Simon and Ben used there upwind prowess to be first and second at the windward mark - the downwind allowed Graham Scott to close up. For some reason Ben and Graham lost their marbles and went to the unfavoured right and lost loads. This left Simon with a mighty lead with now Richard Batten in second with Jonesy now inexplicably in third. On the run Simon's boom broke and that was his day over. This left Richard to fend off Stuart, which he was able to upwind but failed down, somehow the Contender fleet had let Jones win, Richard was second.

In the next race the wind had puffed up to allow two foot trapezing on the reaches. Once again Gary won the start, or so he says. Left was the way to go and Ben Holden had that covered and led for two laps once again Richard followed by Graham Scott and Stuart bore down on him. Graham's offwind skill was somewhat hampered by a capsize at the gybe mark and then both Ben and Richard got out of Stuart's way to allow him to win a second race, what's happening to us?!

This has left Stuart in 1st with Graham maintaining 2nd but now Richard is 3rd.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st2465Stuart JonesDatchet Water SC23‑751112
2nd720Graham ScottRYA1‑8317618
3rd2263Richard BattenMudeford Sailing Club(DNC)9262221
4th2618Nick NobelBristol Corinthian YC6‑12533424
5th2572Ed PresleyChew Valley Lake SC‑112449928
6th2315Ben HoldenHalifax SC10‑19684331
7th2439Gary LangdownHighcliffe313(UFD)106537
8th2607Carl TagoeOxford Sailing Club5118‑158739
9th2702Chris BoshierThorpe Bay Yacht Club134127‑191248
10th2449Rob SmithCastle Cove SC9592211‑2556
11th716Richard FranksWeston SC77101716(DNF)57
12th2420Simon MussellHighcliffe Sailing Club8112(DNF)DNC58
13th691Peter NobleBroadstairs‑2461513131461
14th705James SpikesleyNetley sailing club‑19151312101868
15th678Thomas HootonRYA4(DNF)UFD1451180
16th2661Nick CurryWeston Sailing Club161818‑21141682
17th2203Adrian SmithHythe & Saltwood Sailing Club14‑231718201584
18th693David PattersonEmsworth Sailing Club‑28171419152287
19th559Paul RossShotley Sailing Club1214162818(DNF)88
20th2422Neil FergusonYorkshire dales sc152022‑26251092
21st2619Mike Murley‑HughesWeston SC(DNC)DNC19912894
22nd712Rodger WhiteKing George SC‑301021202129101
23rd2407Richard ButtnerRNSA22(DNF)11312413101
24th589Keith PaulNetley Abbey SC18242716‑2920105
25th657Simon TurnbullPembroheshire YC‑312229112819109
26th2505Peter DivesEastbourne Sovereign SC2031(DNF)231721112
27th2496Tony BrooksOxford Sailing club‑291620242628114
28th2491Peter BarrHayling Island SC332928‑342317130
29th2703Fiona CollinsNetley SC2527‑30292723131
30th697Malcolm HallCarsington2726‑33253124133
31st2477Chris HoweOxford Sailing Club1730263032‑35135
32nd2599Tony CookDowns sailing club3221243230‑34139
33rd2523Liz PotterWest Kirby Sailing Club263837‑402226149
34th2410Richard ByneDraycote Water Sailing Club21252335(DNC)DNC150
35th675David Gautierlymington Town SC‑353525333327156
36th654Matthew Murray‑Downingbrightlingsea363334‑373530168
37th666Bill HootonBurton Sailing Club2328(UFD)27DNCDNC170
38th2639Ralph DrewWeston Sailing Club343431‑393933171
39th392Alexander ShawTata steel sailing club‑403235363436173
40th710Keith Le PageGuernsey Yacht Club383936‑413732182
41st2490Paul GreenClwb Hywlio Y Felinheli‑393732383837182
42nd2318Alan MollattDowns s.c.3736(DNC)DNC3631186
43rd317Iain JenningsDraycote water4140(DNF)DNCDNCDNC219
44th672Trevor LloydBrightlingsea(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC230

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