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Squib National Championship at Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Day 1

by Keith Davies 24 Jun 10:31 BST 22-28 June 2019

54 Squibs started the initial day of their National Championship with an early morning start for a practice race prior to the first series race.

Weather was overcast and rainy with a lessening easterly wind causing some bouts of illness in residual heavy swell. Royal Torbay race officer, Bill Butcher, set a course in the middle of the bay and racing started promptly at 11:30.

The practice race was won by sailmaker Ian Gray crewed by Ian Simons sailing Chequemate from Royal Corinthian YC closely followed by Alchemy, Gerard Dyson and Tony Saltonstall from Royal Yorkshire and Aquabat, Stu Rix and Steve Warren-Smith, last years national winners from Royal Victoria. Silver and Bronze fleet winners were Magic Roundabout, Jason Phelps /Carl Anderton RCYC and Quantum, Eddie Harper and Steve Dadd from Weymouth. Finishing a very creditable 5th and 7th.

Rooster Sailing were the day sponsors and were kind enough to donate regalia and spot prizes. In an increasingly variable and reducing wind, after moving the race course find a more consistent breeze, the race 1 got under way but not before two ex national champions being U flagged and disqualified.

In a tricky slop but with now increasing pressure Joe Henry ably crewed by Roly Wilson sailing Baccante II we're first round the windward mark and held that position for the entire three lap race. Lots of place changing took place lower down the fleet with Steve Allso and Mark Hogan pulling up to second in RicO'Shea and Mike Probert and James Breyer in PaniMunta third both taking advantage of the strengthening breeze to seaward.

Silver and Bronze fleets were won by Flame, Richard Smith and Jamie Freeman from WOBYC and Incendio, Chris Rust and James Vineer from Portsmouth.

Results after Day 1:

PosBoatNameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1Pts
1Bacchante VII (G)52Joe HenryRoland WilsonRNSA/RVYC11
2RicO'Shea (G)136Steve AllsoMark HoganSCYC22
3Pani Munta (G)128Mike ProbertJames BryerRCYC33
4Helmut Hydeing (G)105Nigel GroganJack GroganRCYC44
5Allegro (G)134Colm DunneTBCKinsale55
6Grayling (G)23Richard RobinsonMark ThompsonSCYC66
7Moonstone (G)96Malcolm BlackburnDave ShielSCYC77
8Squiggle (G)142Jono BrownChris DunnRCYC88
9Alchemy (G)800Gerard P DysonTony SaltonstallRoyal Yorkshire Yacht Club99
10Incendio (B)33Chris RustJames VineerPortsmouth Sailing Club1010
11Essayess (G)849Phil SnewinBrian HollanSCYC1111
12Ferry Buoys (G)902Andrew MoorePeter HallinanFFSC1212
13Flame (S)802Richard SmithJamie FreemanWOBYC1313
14Pocahontas (G)872Mike HughesGARY CatteraLLSCYC1414
15Brimstone (G)73Bryan RileyJenny RileyWaveney & Oulton Broad YC1515
16Cheque Mate (G)157Ian GrayIan SimonsRCYC1616
17Wizard (G)623Christopher GibsonBen GibsonRoyal Victoria Yacht Club1717
18Croc (S)855Chris JordanGillian JordanWaveney & Oulton Broad YC1818
19Guy Fawkes (G)72Phil AspinallHowie EnkelRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club1919
20White Magic (G)828David WinesKeith DaviesWest Hoe Sailing Club2020
21Ghost Rider (G)758Mike FenwickPenny FenwickWeymouth Sailing Club2121
22Nemesis (S)806Raymond ApthorpTBCRBCYC (Burnham)2222
23Humphrey (G)823Robert CoyleMarc RawinskyRCYC2323
24Ghost (S)840Steve NorthmoreKim VaseyWest Hoe Sailing Club2424
25Spoof (G)811Micky WrightAlex PorteousRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club2525
26Artemis 2 (S)36Philip RustMike RustBrightlingsea SC2626
27Clever Dick (G)810Richard SullivanSue HarperRNSYC / WOBYC2727
28Aldebaran (S)153Peter JacksonIain JonesWeymouth SC2828
29Buccaneer (B)20Sam PrimeRay PrimeRVYC2929
30Lady Penelope (G)819Malcolm HutchingsJackie HutchingsRCYC & BSC3030
31Bacchante (G)901Gez BrownHarvey WordenS.C.Y.C3131
32Perfection (B)44Jill FlemingVincent DelanyRoyal St George Yacht Club3232
33Jubilation (B)86Ray CappJim MitchellWeymouth Sailing Club3333
34Sparki (B)428Lisa GuyRoger GuyISC CCYC3434
35Squibbo (S)16Matthew KeelyJohn MatthewsWOBYC3535
36Echo (S)853John BartonJennie KingWest Hoe3636
37Pot Black (B)147Marc MoncrieffOliver HuntWaveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club3737
38Quantum (B)780Eddie HarperSteve DaddWeymouth SC3838
39Atomic (S)137Mark FowleRobin HarrisRORC3939
40Satu (S)708Kevin GibsonMarney GibsonRoyal Victoria Yacht Club4040
41Magic Roundabout (S)736Jason PhelpsCarl AndersonRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club4141
42Festina Lente (B)678Julia BatchelorBill WrightRoyal Corinthian YC4242
43Lucky Number (G)906David LloydMark StonesPortsmouth S C4343
44Mosquito (B)727Ben LuddingtonChris BrownRoyal Corinthian (Burnham‑on‑Crouch)4444
45Atom (B)512Christopher WhiteJohn LeePortsmouth Sailing Club4545
46Eclipse (B)227Georgia GriceMark BriggsPortsmouth Sailing Club4646
58Cheap Thrill (S)384Chris AgarLauren BatesRCYC / RBYCDNF58
58Crossfire (G)797David BestPete RichatdsPSC & SCYCDNC58
58Blue Orca (S)904Michael BrownRichard BakerRoyal Dart Yacht ClubDNC58
58Second Time Around (B)856Peter DaleJulian SmithRutlandDNC58
58Cariad Bach (G)132Alan JohnsonDavid GarlickSCYCUFD58
58Last Gasp (B)578Tim JohnsonDiane JohnsonPortsmouth SCDNF58
58Aquabat (G)13Stu RixSteve Warren‑SmithRoyal Victoria Yacht ClubUFD58
58Outlaw (S)595Ian ScottDave HydeRCYCDNC58
58Rock'n'Roll (S)845John SparrowRalph BanthorpeSCYCDNC58
58Supernova (G)605Ian KeelyJames BaxterW&OBYCUFD58
58Bootneck (S)796John LewisPaul HoppinsRWYCDNF58

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