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505 UK National Championship at Royal Lymington Yacht Club - Day 1

by 505 Association 10 May 2019 06:49 BST 9-12 May 2019

Royal Lymington Yacht Club are hosting the 505 Nationals 9-12th May, and served the fleet a cracking first day's sailing, with plenty of wind to keep the sailors entertained.

A gentle morning breeze built steadily before the first race, giving solidly fun conditions for the race. The second race started into the teeth of strong squall, which was also whipping up the waves over the strengthening ebb, and the whole race was full-on throughout.

Close racing throughout the fleet and some awesome downwind legs made for enjoyment for all, with two local Netley teams heading the overnight leaderboard, Roger Gilbert/Ben McGrane (GBR9215, results 2,1) holding a slim lead over Dan Holman/Sam Pascoe (GBR9222, results 1,4) just in front of the former world champions Mike Holt/Rob Woelfel (USA9072, results 3, 2).

The forecast for the rest of the event is for lighter winds, so this year's champions will have proved themselves across the wind range. We can't wait to see what happens next.

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2Pts
1st9215Roger GilbertBen McGraneNetley SC / Frensham213
2nd9222Dan HolmanSam PascoeNetley SC / Castle Cove145
3rd9072Mike HoltRob WoelfelSanta Cruz YC325
4th9093Ben IliffeHarry Briddon 6511
5th9190Ian PinnellRuss ClarkeHISC4913
6th9220BoiteFonntaineCVSQ11314
7th9124Terry ScutcherChristian Diebitsch 8614
8th9210Michael QuirkTim NeedhamRPEYC7714
9th9180Mark Upton‑BrownIan MitchellBosham/Hayling51217
10th9214Andy SmithCarl Gibbon/Simon Briddon 91019
11th9177Tom GillardGeoff EdwardsBudworth SC13821
12th8905Graeme WillcoxJames ReadNetley SC151126
13th9178Chris LewnsNorman ByrdWhitstable YC141529
14th9136Jamie MearsStewart MearsRCYC161430
15th9126Stuart TurnbullMike PriddleBurton SC181331
16th8963Martin HodgsonAdrian MilesSSC10RET37
17th9125Roger DeaneTim WilliamsRock SWSC211637
18th9150De KegariouCastledineCNA201737
19th9104Adam KenneyRichard NurseBurton SC12DNC39
20th8854Craig ThompsonPaddy LewisThompson Boat Works17RET44
21st9145Jim McGillivrayJohn McLeanPrestwick SC19RET46
22nd8860Bobbie JohnsonJames KingChasewater SC22RET49
23rd9156Russell WheelerLee MarriottIsle of Sheppey SC23RET50
24th8881Neil RabbittsJonathan CarterBurton SCDNCDNC54
24th9085Charlie WaltersDougal Cram DNCDNC54
24th9219Elisabeth NeidhartHenry ChevetYCIFRETDNC54

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