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Icicle Race at Harlow (Blackwater) Sailing Club

by Ron Suffield 8 Jan 18:20 GMT 6 January 2019
Icicle Race opens 2019 season at at Harlow (Blackwater) SC © Ron Suffield

January saw Harlow (Blackwater) Sailing Club in Essex run their season opener: The Icicle Race. A total 43 boats from six different clubs competed, making the most of some early season sailing. The wind was a steady force 2-3 making for some close racing throughout the fleet.

The short leg to the first mark meant that the rounding was very crowded but, apart from the first boat to arrive who passed the mark the wrong side, all got round safely. The next leg saw the fleet split either side of the river. Unfortunately for those who took the option, the north shore did not pay off and the south shore sailors opened a small gap.

A trip out to Osea Island saw Mark Maskel and Nigel Shephard (BSC) in their Fireball establish a large lead on the water but, with the strength of the breeze favouring the Kestrels, it was Paul and Sally Grey (MBSC) who made the most of their good start to take the trophy on handicap.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoClubHelmCrewPYCorrectedPoints
1Kestrel1600MBSCPaul GreySally Grey103801:20:481
2Phantom1395Creeksea SCChris Roberts 99901:21:252
3Kestrel1408RCYCHowie EnkelDanni103801:22:003
4Phantom1443Stone SCPhil Longley 99901:22:304
5Kestrel405MBSCChris GriceKaren Grice103801:23:405
6Fireball15066BWSCMark MaskellNigel Sheppard95301:23:416
7Solo5134HBSCRobert Laurie 114301:23:587
8Laser166544RCYCMicky Wright 109801:25:008
9Hornet2181MBSCDean Saxton 95801:25:129
10Phantom1362BWSCGareth Davies 99901:25:4810
11Fireball15102BWSCMartin ScarthBen Phipps95301:25:5211.5
11Phantom1233Creeksea SCPete Sarbutt 99901:25:5211.5
13Solo4645MBSCPhil Spillane 114301:26:3213
14Blaze563RCYCMalc Hutchins 102701:26:5514
15Laser146904HBSCMartin Tarling 109801:27:0315
16Lightning 368428Up River YCSimon Hopkins 117001:27:3916
17Fireball14955HBSCMark BattTony Everitt95301:28:0617
18Lightning 368404Up River YCMatthew Pickett 117001:28:4518
19RS 2001125RCYCAdam PriorTammy Fisher104601:28:5519
20RS 200879RCYCScarlett AndersonCarl Anderson104601:29:1020
21Phantom1184Creaksea SCIan Simons 99901:29:1421
22Fireball14682HBSCMike BryantKeith Taft95301:29:5122
23RS 2001323RCYCJason PhelpsNick Clark104601:30:1323
24Laser186091HBSCClive tarling 109801:31:1624
25Solo5135HBSCMalcolm Cross 114301:31:3525
26Laser radial213598HBSCKeith Gillmore 114201:32:2726
27Laser 200022075BWSCAndy McIvorBen Fullalove110901:32:2827
28Solo777HBSCLawrenece Maudsley 114301:32:3128
29Wayfarer10661MBSCBill WrightGary VR110201:33:1129
30Hornet2185MBSCRob GrayRob Giles95801:34:0530
31Laser radial85213BWSCMarcus Wallace 114201:34:2131
32Laser207092HBSCNeil Clark 109801:34:3432
33RS 2001268RCYCBryan HaynesGavin Kemp104601:35:1033
34Solo4810HBSCDavid Islin 114301:35:3834
35RS 2001040RCYCChritine PeelNick Peel104601:35:5535
36Laser189418HBSCAndy Lager 109801:36:1336
37Laser Radial140116HBSCSam Tarling 114201:36:2537
38RS Feva XL4056Corithian OttersJemmima CookAbbieWallce124001:36:4938
39Phantom1045MBSCSimon Evance 99901:37:1039
40finn596   105101:37:5340
41Laser Radial198291HBSCAnnabel Jones‑Laurie 114201:41:1841
42RS Feva XL4924RCYCArchie KempMax Hayes124001:42:5942
43Laser100361MarconiLee Garton 109801:54:3243

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