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Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week 2019 - Day 5

by Tim Fells 11 Jul 20:39 BST 7-12 June 2019

Light cloud cover with the prospect of sun and a light SW breeze greeted the competitors on the penultimate day of the Salcombe Gin Merlin Week.

Green v Black flights. Course sailed: 1,3,1,7

The morning flight had a clash between the leading three teams overall; Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie, the Calverts and the Gilberts.

For the first time this week, the morning gradient gave a true beat to Blackstone against a flood tide providing the quintessential Salcombe race course. The rule book says that the best route is to start on the Portlemouth side beat up the shore passed Mill Bay to get the port lift of Biddle Point into the first mark. Though the town side tempted a few including Matt Biggs and Beka Jones who made it round in sixth, the leaders came from the Portlemouth side.

Early leaders were Tim Fells and Fran Gifford who led to Biddle but were them pipped by Mike and Jane Calvert with the Gilberts and Richard and Jemima in close attention. Over the loop down to Crossways and back the order stayed the same although the leading two extended their lead.

Tim and Fran took the lead into the Bag but then the breeze shut off allowing the chasing group to close right up. Tim and Fran held their nerve to reach the new NW breeze first and lead out to Gerston and back. However, Richard and Jemima and Mike and Jane climbed over them off Tosnos to lead back into the harbour and up to the line.

Matt and Beka came through to fourth ahead of Roger and Jane Gilbert with Jon Turner and Richard Parslow climbing up to sixth.

Blue v Red flights. Course sailed: 1,4,6,5,7,2,3

By the afternoon the sun was out and the sea breeze had built to a good force 3-4 giving wonderful sailing conditions. PRO Simon Dobson set a classic tour of the harbour and competitors were able to enjoy the best sail of the week.

Early excitement produced a general recall catching Alan Warren and Olly Turner (for the third time) on the board of shame. The fleet were away cleanly for the second time of asking with young local hot shot Pete Ballentine with Rob Allen leading to Blackstone. They were followed around by Taxi and Pippa Kilsby and Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey who had a gybing battle down the harbour.

By Yalton, Taxi and Pippa had established a lead that they were never to relinquish. Behind them there was a ding dong battle between Christian/Sam, Si Blake and Phil Dalby and Will and Arthur Henderson but it was Alex Jackson and Mary Henderson who came through to give chase to Taxi and Pippa.

The tour down to Frogmore and out to Gerston was a lot of fun but resulted in little change. There was enough breeze in the Bag to avoid any late crisis. Taxi and Pippa took their second cannon but their run for the title may be just a little too late. Alex and Mary are very much in the mix with a second. Christian and Sam kept ahead of Will and Arthur with Si and Phil getting the better of Pete and Rob.

Going into the final day are still a number of teams who can win; Richard and Jemima can score between 6 and 10 points, Mike and Jane between 8 and 10 points, Alex and Mary between 8 and 19 points, Taxi and Pippa between 10 and 17 points and Roger and Jane between 10 and 15 points. All except Richard and Jemima are racing in the morning when there is a NW forecast which can be very messy in the harbour. It should be box office!

Results after day 5:

PosSail no.FlightBoat nameHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st3703GreenFaithlessRichard WhitworthJemima Scroggie1  21  51 10
2nd3691BlackQuick FixMike CalvertJane Calvert 2 3 12 2 10
3rd3722BlackStealthRoger GilbertJane Gilbert 3 1 51 5 15
4th3684RedKeyser SozeAndy DavisPippa Kilsby4 8  3 1 117
5th3795RedGoonAlex JacksonMary Henderson2 1  12 2 219
6th3726BlueArwenWill HendersonArthur Henderson 17 4 8  424
7th3742BlueSpeed MachinePeter BallantineRob Allen 72 5 4  624
8th3803GreenClose coverChris GouldChris Kilsby3  123  412 34
9th3676BlueHot TottyAntony GiffordJo Gifford 59 6 7  1037
10th3735RedThe Phantom MenaceJenny DoddsChris Dodds6 12  4 3 1439
11th3738BlueSuperfast JellyfishSimon BlakePhil Dalby 123 9 12  541
12th3781RedThe Force AwakensDavid WinderLiv Bell7 4  9 21 748
13th3802GreenKhazeesiSimon PottsAlly Potts5  411  1119 50
14th3678GreenNoraSteve CrookSally Townend10  98  717 51
15th3791BlackDidley SquatJon GorringeKat Frost 8 8 816 13 53
16th3658BlackBernardChris JenningsJohn Hackett 9 6 1311 15 54
17th3764GreenFancy LiquorTim FellsFrances Gifford(BFD)  52  83 79
18th3807RedBazingaTim SaxtonHolly Scott(BFD) 5  6 9 990
19th3801BlackPokeyMatthew BiggsBeka Jones 10 13 (BFD)5 4 93
20th3790RedPointerColin BrockbankHannah Burt25 17  11 14 2693
21st3774BlackBlack PantherJon TurnerRichard Parslow (BFD) 14 103 6 94
22nd3746BluePoint n SquirtJames WellsNikki Bass 1424 25 14  1794
23rd3627BlackSnorterAlex JonesAlice Markham 16 16 1917 26 94
24th3785BlueRocket ScienceNick CharlesChristian Humphries 1329 12 30  1195
25th3725BlackIsland GirlAndrew SquireFiona Cranford Smith 20 10 1728 21 96
26th3671GreenSnakey BPiers LambertJohnny Radcliffe11  1733  1520 96
27th3775BlackNight FuryDaniel WillettPete Nicholson 6 7 15(RET) 8 97
28th3799BlueSimply ScrumptiousPaul RaysonChris Hill 1119 24 25  2099
29th3673RedThe OldieCaroline CroftTom Lonsdale8 11  (BFD) 12 8100
30th3796BlueROBERTAWilliam WarrenAlice Happle 410 (BFD) 15  13103
31st3679RedDaddy's boatNick HeginbothamZoe Parry17 26  22 22 18105
32nd3624BlueStab in the darkPhil MasonJamie Mason 1914 29 29  15106
33rd3777GreenMockingjayGeorge YeomanSophie Ormsby12  1113  (BFD)10 107
34th3727BlueFragileMark StockbridgeEddy Atkins 2313 20 31  21108
35th3756RedROBERTSophie MackleyJames Ward(BFD) 16  2 6 25110
36th3687BlueMellow YellowMatt GreenfieldRob Henderson (BFD)28 7 9  12117
37th3740BlackWhy ask.Patrick BlakeJilly Blake (DNF) 24 720 7 119
38th3690BlueGeneral LeeTim HarridgeLucy Harridge 2921 21 24  24119
39th3696RedTiger TigerAlexander WarrenSophie Penwarden14 40  23 10 33120
40th3641BluePuff the magic dragonMark WaterhouseMat Currell 1837 27 23  16121
41st3748GreenWhite TigerNigel BrookeSuzie Brooke21  2237  2023 123
42nd3716BlackCarbon FootprintSteven LeneyGillian Leney 15 28 (BFD)10 11 125
43rd3769BlackThe Mighty DiscipleGraham Cranford SmithRob Langley 21 23 2726 29 126
44th3647RedLiquid DreamsHywel Bowen‑PerkinsLucy Penwarden22 18  29 26 34129
45th3782GreenTeam DakineJason AndrewsZeb Elliott32  1810  (BFD)9 130
46th3789GreenOff‑pisteNick ScroggieEdward Scroggie20  4618  1927 130
47th3598BlackBah humbugRobert SmithLuke Moore 25 27 3022 31 135
48th3715BlueTruly ScrumptiousRichard CookeRussell Hall 2725 22 32  31137
49th3730BlueBlood sweat and beersPaul HollisPaula Mason 3115 19 13  BFD139
50th3745RedOutnumberedPaul DeanSarah Roberts35 27  20 13 44139
51st3657GreenRevolutionAnthony LoftsFrancesca Lofts24  3126  2732 140
52nd3786GreenDorisDave WadeDave Hall18  1532  (BFD)18 144
53rd3784BlackStrung AlongTony JohnsonLouise Johnson 24 40 1837 25 144
54th3752BlueThe Empire Strikes BackWill RaineyLiese Scott 3023 23 41  27144
55th3648GreenBang tidyAntonia BullJamie Wright23  2639  2928 145
56th3652RedTime and TideJohn BellSuzie Bell9 (RET)  28 17 32147
57th3686BlackIFJeremy DeaconMichel Janowicz (BFD) 34 2119 14 149
58th3772BlueVellelaPhil EmeryKaren Emery 1752.5 30 21  30150.5
59th3771RedSkipLaurie SmartAlex Pausey16 20  (BFD) 28 29154
60th3705BlueTwo pints of lagerGeoff WrightNoelle Wirght 2831 31 27  38155
61st3766GreenThe BearAndy DalbyPete Horn31  2917  18(BFD) 156
62nd3761BlueBeast QuestDavid BurseyFrances Bursey 3333 35 35  22158
63rd3804RedRockatrossJohn FildesCharlotte Fildes33 32  35 30 28158
64th3710GreenParadigm ShiftChris DownhamAndrea Downham37  3215  (BFD)16 161
65th3539RedGansta ParadiseDan AlsopBen Alsop13 55  16 (BFD) 19164
66th3714RedKevinAlan MarkhamSue Markham30 39  37 24 35165
67th3560BlueLukaStuart JenkinsImogen Jenkins 2622 40 33  45166
68th2663GreenTyraranosaurus RexChris HaworthJoanne Haworth52  3034  2330 169
69th3702GreenSalmon en crouteDuncan SalmonHarriet Salmon27  3328  (BFD)24 173
70th3659RedJulian ParryJulian ParryEvan Parry15 (RET)  14 BFD 23174
71st3734RedThe Black BoatPhil AshworthAli Ashworth19 35  33 41 47175
72nd3757GreenTo the Moon and backAndy PostleLisa Postle(BFD)  (DSQ)16  1622 176
73rd3723RedVitesseGeoff KimberHelen Kimber34 30  36 40 41181
74th3805BlackArbuckleMark ReddingtonVanessa Paschke 35 39 3234 41 181
75th3672RedBola BolaJohn CooperHilary Bradshaw26 51  34 34 39184
76th3547BlackMoondance AssasinPeter MaleChristine Male 45 20 4042 39 186
77th3682GreenRed WizardJonathan StewardAnnabel Steward41  2156  3138 187
78th3518BlackSmoked SalmonTimothy HarmsAmelia Little 36 38 3938 36 187
79th3697GreenToo dark and stormyRichard PageLucy Cooper/Lizzy Dalby39  3741  3240 189
80th3587BlackMistralHenry MasonBelinda Mason 34 SCP 4339 37 190
81st3621BlackRaunchyTristram SquirePeter Slack 22 42 2651 50 191
82nd3788BlueBlue my mindChristian BirrellSam Brearey (BFD)(WAY) (BFD) 6  3192
83rd3675RedWhite sauce er erDavid CroftAbigail Croft28 43  25 (BFD) 36193
84th3773BlueNo. Thirty FourAlan Kemp WarrenWilliam Carroll (BFD)41 14 18  BFD195
85th3576RedCarmen JSteve ConroyAnna Rayson36 36  47 35 42196
86th3622BlackEdgeChristian HamiltonMichael Hamilton 32 47 3846 34 197
87th3721RedHighlanderNick TurnerCarly Gurr(BFD) 45  31 25 37199
88th3604GreenDesafinadoTimothy BarrHarry Newton42  4146  3733 199
89th3794GreenIchthysJulian HarmsRobyn Baranowicz29  5236  4835 200
90th3662GreenAttack of the ClonesMike WhitehouseKaren Whitehouse44  4448  3344 213
91st3706RedMonkey PuzzleKevin AndersonAnna Aylward47 34  42 42 50215
92nd3713RedDuck and diveSteve HarlingSarah Roberts45 56  24 43 48216
93rd3651Blue Kieran O'FarrellWill Smith 3848 43 44  43216
94th3348BlackWaspSimon EvansLaura Evans 43 35.5 4550 47 220.5
95th3589RedFat bottom girlJohn HollandsAlexandra Parker40 38  54 39 51222
96th3511GreenHeaven SentAndrew MillsEllie Mills38  4545  4649 223
97th3567BlackFat boy slimMartin SmithKaren Beston 40 SCP 4843 42 226
98th3470BlackRoaring FortiesGeorge DalbyRobert Slone 44 51 4145 45 226
99th3463RedSmoke on the waterJonathan CowperAbby Freely43 44  50 36 54227
100th3644BlueMarleneJon BloicePhilippa Bloice 3749 49 47  46228
101st3586BlackShadowplayKieron MasonGeorge Mason 47 25 4952 56 229
102nd3341BlueAvalancheJohn HeathNicola Scaddan 4146 42 40  DNF230
103rd3717Green John GreenWilliam Anderson48  4852  3846 232
104th3602BlueAmbienceMartin EvansChris Evans (WAY)47 51 36  40235
105th3333GreenPreciousJohn N B AdamsZoe Adams50  4350  5048 241
106th3636GreenCarmenMike JenningsZoe Jennings51  5347  4943 243
107th3800BlackBramblesRichard BramleyTony Cheal 39 56 4655 52 248
108th3751RedNarniaHuw ReynoldsLiz North49 50  44 44 DNF248
109th3656BlueWild CardOlly TurnerSam Mottershead (BFD)6 (BFD) RET  BFD250
110th3588GreenMerliniumChris ScottGuy Scott46  5438  (BFD)51 250
111th3561BlueSnortingJoe ShawSel Shah 4254 55 49  53253
112th3704BlueFactory MaidJemma HorwoodSimon Worsfold (BFD)52.5 44 48  49254.5
113th3762RedRimonimMalcolm HyamsMarina Goshinova53 42  52 47 DNF255
114th3534GreenValley FreightJohn DalbyAnthony Larder(WAY)  4953  4557 265
115th3555BlackLight FantasticIan MacKenzieNigel Denchfield 46 50 53(RET) 55 265
116th3599BlueHarryNigel CooperEllen Cooper 48(RET) 54 54  52269
117th2410BlackAttila the HuntIan LaingAndrew Hunt 49 55 5556 54 269
118th3530BlackSir TopazMike CollesSarah Crabtree (WAY) (SCP) 5153 53 279
119th3743GreenPokin’ The TurtleBrendan O'ConnellJanet O'Connell(DNF)  5857  BFDDNF 298
120th3731BlackMayhemAndy JonesAmy Jones          305

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