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RS Elite National Championship at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta - Overall

by Paul Fisk 15 Jul 21:12 BST 11-14 July 2019
Simon Childs, Mike McIntyre and Caroline McIntyre retain their title in the RS Elite National Championship during the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta © Mike McIntyre

Competitors on the final day of the RS Elite National Championship (day 4), held as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, were greeted by a blue sky and slightly more breeze than forecast with 7-10 knots north/north east. Another shifty day with the wind off the land and the Committee Boat positioned downwind of Howth.

Mike McIntyre in Foudafafa and Ossie Stewart in More T Vicar locked horns pre-start with Ossie managing to get off the line cleanly and holding a boat length lead at the windward mark from Paul Fisk in Legs Eleven with another boat length to Stephen Polly sailing Storm in third place. These three extended from the fleet for a three-horse race with Mike McIntyre back in seventh. Ossie held his nerve to win race 9 from Stephen Polly with Paul Fisk in third and Mike McIntyre recovering to fifth.

The scene was set for a final race showdown with the two overall leaders both on 17 points. Mike McIntyre had the advantage of better discards, whilst Ossie Stewart had more first places in the bank. Ossie was unable to get off the line cleanly in Race 10 with Mike happy to keep an eye on the opposition, covering Ossie all the way up the first beat. With Mike back in the pack, Ossie was unable to recover to a good enough position to take the overall title, finishing the race in tenth. Meanwhile, Brian Corry in Tuppence sailed well in the fading breeze to take the win by the smallest of margins from Robert Holbrook in Centurion. Paul Fisk in Legs Eleven finished in third to win the final day's trophy and consolidate third place overall.

Mike McIntyre, Simon Childs and Caroline McIntyre are once again National Champions, with Ossie Stewart, Alice Masterman and Tom Stewart in second place overall with Paul Fisk, Richard Tucker and Pippa Jubb in third. Boats from Haying Island Sailing Club occupy the top six places with past Class Chairman Steve Powell representing the Royal Lymington Yacht Club making a welcome comeback in seventh place overall. Leading boat from Cowes is Robert Holbrook in 10th, with Brian Corry from Stangford Lough YC in 11th, Tiffany Brien from Royal North YC in 13th and Richard Bavin from Royal Burnham YC in 14th.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoatOwnerClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
176FoudafafaMike McIntyre & Simon ChildsHayling Island Sailing Club1714242351522
267More T VicarOssie StewartHayling Island Sailing Club319811821111027
3GBR110Legs ElevenPaul & Caroline FiskHayling Island Sailing Club1925321113103338
466Laisy DaisyGareth Edwards & Andy PartingtonHayling Island Sailing Club212771215377651
5GBR92UrafikiJames YearsleyHayling Island Sailing Club1841912412529553
6GBR40BasilRoddy BowermanHayling Island Sailing Club520436910815853
7GBR63E TuSteve PowellRoyal Lymington Yacht Club171361576648454
837StormStephen Polly John Gunning & David KelsoRoyal Ulster Yacht Club3225581037621657
9GBR7Shaken Not StirredColin & Paul SmithHayling Island Sailing Club41129165811103260
10GBR101CenturionRobert Holbrook & Jamie BerrySeaview Yacht Club101610627812516269
1119TuppenceBrian CorryStrangford Lough Yacht Club8110231513181211171
1265VagrantToby StraussHayling Island Sailing Club14581097241313974
13111KINTiffany Brien & Simon BrienRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club21335211492942380
1468Serious MoonlightRichard BavinRoyal Burnham Yacht Club6102411516423171281
15IRL61ProdigalGreg BellRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club1199211222217121990
16GBR46The DoctorPeter CopseyTBC9181716317162661397
1756UpfrontJeff RalstonRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club1361213142419251424115
18GBR107All the gearNeil FulcherStone Sailing Club1582217221017152417121
19IRL58SpeedwellEd CodyRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club12281418192815161811123
2036IllegalPhilip Anderson & Clive CorryStrangford Lough Yacht Club201420198232022207128
2164ToucanGavin & Mike VaughanRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club29152520172711142718147
22IRL50AnchormanStephen Cartwright Hal Catherwood & Ollie LougheadRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club1632232730201492220151
2349SwallowJohn McRobertBallyronan Boat Club7261829241123203027156
24IRL52BhaveMark HunterRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club23321114232929241921164
2582Usain BoatRichard Moore & Colman ByrnesRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club28211222202526322329177
26GBR100Soak TherapyCharles Egerton‑WarburtonRoyal Yacht Squadron22272928281821282114179
2783FullmarksMark Brien Mark Ennis & Mark McNeillRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club24242621251925192622179
2815Craic AddictWilliam BoothHayling Island Sailing Club25172824132628272925185
299080TnTMark & Alistair FletcherStrangford Lough Yacht Club26232526313031182526199
30GBR93MerlinAngus McRobertStrangford Lough Yacht Club27323025262127212828203
3181SkaddyConnor McGuckinBallyronan Boat Club30223230293130303130232

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