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Gul B14 National Championship at Restronguet Sailing Club - Day 2

by Mark Barnes 6 May 2019 06:55 BST 4-6 May 2019

So another day of Whacky Races at Restronguet for the B14s. The schedule for the day would be four races at the lower end of Carrick Roads off Falmouth.

The wind gods did not strictly adhere to the script. The fleet arrived to sunshine and observing the little breeze on the water slowly fading away. However, the joker was played and a breeze filled in from the south ranging from force 2 to 3. The arena was set, the combatants in attendance.

Race 4 got away at the first start and the gladiatorial battle started. Out of the blocks there was little to choose as Harken, Demelza, Team Gul / North Sails, Anthill Mob and their chasing protagonists. It was not a given that these 4 would dictate as there was little to chose between the top 10. Each would have their moment of glory. First to pull through and take race 1 by the horns was Harken as a couple of the other protagonists faltered. Demelza showed her local knowledge and swept to second and Asbo came in under the radar to pip Team Gul / North Sails.

Race 5 and Demelza came to the fore and never looked back. Harken moved and grooved but could not catch them, and the Anthill Mob were back on form in the mix. These 3 opened a small gap on the rest of the fleet and prevailed.

Race 6 and with a change of tide the fleet were in the blocks and no quarter asked or given. Team Gul / North Sails after an average last race, got a nose in front and disappeared to take their first win with the next 4 happily having a gladiatorial battle to get in with a shout. Harken showed their form and clawed through to second followed by the Anthill Mob.

Race 7 and Harken had their first hiccup snagging a buoy whilst in the mix in the middle order. The other main protagonists were all or near to the front. Brightmile took up the challenge chased by the Anthill Mob and Demelza. Flying in to stir it all up was Leaky Pipes taking 3 from Demelza.

So what do we know. Harken have one hand on the trophy. Following them are 3 other teams The Anthill Mob, Demelza and Team Gul / North Sails separated by 2.5 point. So tomorrow all will be to play for with the second discard kicking in if 9 races or more sailed.

Classic Championship (non Ovington/Seavolution hulls) Primal Scream (Paul Roberts/Rob Taylor) are holding firm chased by Dangerous Cargo (Will Rand/Querine Van Veurs) and Das Boat (Ben Lloyd-King/Jez Page).

For tonight's fun and games, it is curry night followed by Leaky's mad games night.

Again thanks to Restronguet SC and their hospitality, VR Sports for their on the water video and tracking, Gul, North Sails and Mylor Yacht Harbour for their sponsorship.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1796HarkenNick CraigTobytastic LewisFrensham Pond/Burgufield211122‑79
2758Anthill MobTim HarrisonJonny RadcliffeGurnad SC137‑933118
3785DemelzaPeter KnightJames WilkinsonRSC3.5‑53215418.5
4795 Mark BarnesCharlotte Horlock 3.5244‑61519.5
5797BrightmileMark WattsTim RogersWeston SC‑645554225
6762NOT ANOTHER ASBOCrispen TaylorGuy HarrillStarcross YC5‑1723881137
778TrunkyKathy SherrattJosh WilceWeston SC/Rutland SC‑1068646838
8782 Geraldine FermorLeaky Fermor 811(DNS)1277348
9321 Paul RobertsRobert TaylorRYA986‑111110650
10788 Gary ParksChris WebberRSC12‑181079111362
11110Dangerous CargoWill RandQuerine Van VeursLymington Town SC167(DNS)1310141272
12764Admiral TrailersTony BlackmoreCharlotte CooperStarcross YC1413(DNS)81291773
13765Better Than LifeSteve HolloingsworthJoe ToshRSC131011(RET)15151074
14768PSB RepairsJames GardnerAnne GardnerHayling Island SC716(DNS)151713977
15756 Carl RaynesRobbie SouthwellWeston SC/Rutland SC151491014‑161678
16620 Ben Lloyd‑KingJez PageRSC112012(OCS)13121482
17703 Paul ScullionSimon HindleyRSC179131616‑181889
18789Ghost TrainHenry MetcalfRobin LaneyRSC(DNS)12DNF17201715102
19748Bullet‑BChristian WilmsDaniella AltEastbourne Sovereign SC(DNS)15DNS18181919110
20755 Kevin MooreStuart MooreNetley SC1819(DNF)1419DNCDNC112

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