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Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 3 at Brightlingsea Sailing Club

by Dave Hall 21 May 2019 08:55 BST 18-19 May 2019
Prize winners in the Brightlingsea Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin Series event © D. Hall

The second sea open in the Gul sponsored Golden Dolphin series took place in the waters just off the East coast seaside town of Brightlingsea. The weather forecast was not good and put off many of the teams that would have to travel a long way. In spite of that the boats that turned up were in fact treated to a great day's sailing in winds that varied from 5 12 knots.

With an even more dire forecast for Sunday the Race team at BSC decided that they would attempt to get four races in on the first day. Sharing the race track with the Merlins, Hornets and Albacores it was a busy starting area.

The tide was to play an important factor and in the first two races of the day Peter & Tom Kyne from the local club showed the fleet the way round taking the gun in both races. It was not long before Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff got their bearings in their new boat and won the following two races with Peter & Tom in pursuit. Both on equal points the overall win went to Ian and Richard on count back. Paul Cullen & Simon Forbes sailed a steady series in spite of an OSC to take the third spot.

A big thank you to Brightlingsea Sailing Club who as it happened made the right call to get four races in on the Saturday and make an early call on Sunday to send everyone home.

Thanks also to Gul for their support and generous prizes.

Overall Results:

1st 15161 Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff (5),2,1,1 4pts
2nd 15124 Peter Kyne & Tom Kyne (2(,2,1,1 4pts
3rd 15147 Paul Cullen & Simon Forbes 2,(OCS),3,5 10pts
4th 15130 Dave Winder & Ben Rayner 4,(OCS),5,3 12pts
5th 15155 Dave Hall & Paul Constable 3,5,4,(7) 12pts
6th 15097 Roger Etherington & Dave Pannell 8,4,(6)4 14pts
7th 15126 Elaine Tudor & Warren Tudor 6,3,(7),6 15pts
8th 14944 Paul Aldridge & D O'Reilly 7,6,(8),8 21pts
9th 15080 Rebecca Bines & Jo Adams 9,7,DNF, (DNS) 26pts

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