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Lark National Championship 2019 at Rock - Day 3

by Steve Cumley & Stuart Hydon 28 May 2019 06:26 BST 25-28 May 2019
Lark Nationals at Rock © Roger Williams

After an hour's postponement to assess conditions the final decision was made to race just off Daymer Bay instead of joining the surfers at Polzeath. This was a master stroke by the OD because the conditions were just right for two screaming races.

Race 1 began with most pushing for the committee boat end. By the end of the first beat James Goss/Chris White lead around the windward mark followed by Nigel Hufton/Matt Wood showing continued speed from yesterday. In third it was Stuart and Nick Hydon narrowly in front of Emma Harris/Becky Priest. The leaders managed to sail in their own company with the Hydons eventually pulling past Hufton/Wood. Race winners were Goss/White followed by the Hydons and Hufton/Wood.

Race 2 was started with a gate start and by the end of the first beat Goss/White led by a small margin from the Hydons followed by Hufton/Wood. Gradually Goss/White and the Hydons pulled away to have their own battle with the Hydons waiting for Goss /White to make a mistake. That didn't happen and the results were Goss/White first (making it 5 bullets in a row!). The Hydons took second followed by Hufton/Wood.

All sailors came ashore with smiles and stories to tell. There was places changing on every leg including the reaches which were just epic!

This nationals is proving very competitive not just with the talented sailors in the Lark Fleet but also demonstrating the longevity of the boats with a couple of sub £600, over 25 year old, Parker Mk2 Larks mixing it at the front of the fleet with top 5 results. What a great time to get into Larks.

Results after Day 3:

PosHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1James GossChris White53111118
2Stuart HydonNick Hydon429432217
3Nigel HuftonMatt Wood12112323324
4Harry PynnGemma Cook315748727
5James StewartRuth Johnson1463974938
6John BrickwoodMegan Brickwood1101255121043
7Ed BradburnHolly Evans258121011844
8Rachael RhodesJane Kearney138102671245
9Simon CoxAnna Nankervis612116129448
10Dave YoungLaura Burch11968861148
11Emma HarrisBecky Priest1042810145649
12Steve CumleyEluned Stewart157711910549
13Dan WatsonJulia Batchelor818131516142884
14Steve ChattenKate Ward2215151313281492
15Nigel ScottKirsty Phipps2019191415131797
16Chris BiglinLiese Scott2122141711281398
17Keri HarrisTheo Harris1614201618152899
18Kate MerrittKaren Alexander17131618281722103
19Garry PackerRichard Packer2624428281615113
20John CrooksFlora Winter18261819171823113
21Neil FirthSue Firth9212128282116116
22Paul GardnerVicky Gardner25161728281919124
23David ThompsonOliver Jones27252220192818131
24Chris EllisJudith Young19202828282220137
25Michael WilliamsLoufew Gray‑Williams23232828282021143
26Chris HollimanKate Holliman7282828282828147
27Kamila CzartolomnaMya Peterson24172828282828153

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