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Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club - Day 2

by Emma York 18 Jul 09:51 BST 16-19 July 2019
Gavia Wilkinson-Cox, Mark Hart, Patrick Rigby and Jake Hardman win the third race and the Kin Trophy at the Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup © BDA

Sailors swapped suncream and shorts for foulies and boots on day two of the Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup in Abersoch.

A stronger south westerly breeze and rolling Irish Sea was already waiting for the competitors as they sailed out for the start of race three. With the tide pushing the Dragons over the line a general recall lead to the black flag being displayed for the second start. All but one Dragon got away cleanly with the fleet being split left and right.

Some of those that chose to take the left-hand lane and get in the tide came out at the windward mark in front. Mike Budd's Harry led Gavia Wilkinson-Cox's Jerboa, Rob Campbell's Quicksilver VI and David William's Phantom and the fleet downwind followed closely by Martin Payne's Bear.

Sticking with the right and the lifting breeze Bear gained a place downwind overtaking Quicksilver VI at the gate. Over on the left and gaining on the downwind legs Jerboa took the lead from Harry who held off Irish National Champion Phantom.

Winners of the Kin Trophy Jerboa's Patrick Rigby and Jake Hardman said of their Dragon experience so far: "We recently sailed the Dragon Gold Cup with Gavia, and this is our second event as a team. We are both part of the British Keelboat Academy and we are working to help promote younger sailors into Dragons. Today has been really challenging, but brilliant fun, it was full throttle all the way round."

A rain bearing front and larger sea state kicked in for the start of race four as the Dragons sailed up the 1.8nm beat. Tide and breeze split the fleet with Mark Wade's Avalanche, Graham Bailey's Aimee and Phantom choosing to go left towards the windward mark at St. Tudwal's island.

A packed spreader leg saw Bear and Martin Byrne's Jaguar approach from the right joining the leading front runners downwind. Choosing the left-hand gate and sailing towards the shoreline Aimee and Bear increased their presence on the racecourse. This allowed Graham Bailey to cross and overtake Jaguar while Avalanche stayed hot on the heels of Bear.

With Aimee taking the win in race four and claiming the Terry Wade Memorial Trophy, it is all change to the overall results.

Racing starts at 1055 on Thursday. Follow us at www.facebook.com/BritishDragonAssociation for live race updates and news from the racecourse.

Results after day 2:

PosBoatNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stHarryGBR818Mike BuddMark Greaves & Adam BowersSCYC142714
2ndJerboaGBR761Gavia Wilkinson‑CoxMark Hart Patrick Rigby & Jake HardmanRTYC461617
3rdAimeeGBR782Graham BaileyJulia Bailey Will Heritage Will BedfordRYS638118
4thBearGBR789Martin PayneEmma York & Chris GrosscurthYCLB294318
5thJaguarIRL201Martin ByrnePedro Andrade & Adam WinkelmannRSGYC8110221
6thAvalancheGBR722Mark WadeAmanda Wade & Chris BrittainRCYC71011432
7thPhantomIRL176David WilliamsPeter Bowring & John O'ConnorRSGYC15113534
8thMarsUSA8Mike BreivikRon Rosenberg & Will WillettSeattle YC10167841
9thBertieGBR763Simon BarterJames Barter & Donald WilksCCYC2586948
10thHarryotGBR793Nick WhippSam McDougall & Cris MilesSCYC21591550
11thSeafireGBR636Paddy AtkinsonIan Platt & Mark PlattSCYC519131350
12thZUIRL159TM PearsonCL Grimley & JC BolgerRSGYC1212151958
13thQuicksilver V1GBR788Robert CampbellNick Milton & Penny AndersonRCYC191552059
14thAnarchyGBR825Chip ColeDavid Smith & Rob Drumgoldtba323251061
15thGood GriefGBR696Patrick LomaxSimon Cash & Georgina DewarSCYC1817191165
16thVixenGBR806Tim SaundersGeorge Davies & Carole HolmeSCYC1718201267
17thBeauty and the BeastGBR746Peter MarchantKatie Cole & Pete RichardsRCYC242172669
18thSir Ossis of the RiverIRL822Colin BerginDenis Bergin & Con MurphyRIYC307141869
19thFuriousGBR777Owen PayJon Mortimer & Tom HicksCCYC201312RET79
20thRaissaGBR809Michael CopeGraham Price & Susie Delves‑LomaxSCYC1125232281
21stBasiliskGBR515Patrick GiffordPhilip Catmur & Anthony SampsonAYC1321RET1482
22ndAmazonGBR89Octavia OwenScarlett Anderson Lucy Terkelsen Hebe HemmingSCYC2214291782
23rdHands OffGBR760Andrew MossMartin Makey & Nigel ColeRCYC1420262484
24thDas BootTUR53Arkun DemircanEngin Demircan & Ali TezdikerBodrum1631211684
25thPhormerly PhantomGBR655Chris ThomasSelina Thomas & Charlie PearsonSCYC928302188
26thCarambaGBR618Rob EldridgeHarry Dodd & Dave GoreSCYC2324242394
27thTsunamiGBR644Colin BreretonChris Mills & andy WilkinsSCYC2926182598
28thKestraGBR731Richard LeaskDonald Milne Vanessa Leask Clive HurnRFYC2722222899
29thGlaurungGBR768Andrew MillbandRobert Goddard & Richard CullenCCYC28272729111
30thThe KnuckerGBR808Dave EddowesGrant Edwards & Richard HaskayneSCYC313316RET114
31stNjordGBR653Julian AdamsDave Coxon & Pete HawkinsSCYC262928DNS117
32ndKismetGBR508Cathy OgdenSheena Kerr Moira Kinnear Fiona HutchisonRFYC3330BFD27124
33rdNordwindGBR1051James TurnbullCeri Edwards & Anne and Chris HoppinsSCYC323231RET129

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