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Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club - Day 3

by Emma York 19 Jul 10:02 BST 16-19 July 2019
Harry wins race 6 on day 3 of the Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup © Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk

An overnight change in the weather forecast pre-empted an adjustment to the sailing schedule for the 33 Dragons and over 100 sailors. With very heavy weather and strong winds predicted for Friday it was confirmed that the crew's race would be abandoned, and two races would be run to finish the championship.

A strengthening 10-15 knot SW breeze and rollers were present for the start of race five along with a lot of ebb tide. A general recall under flag U led to a black flag start that saw four boats over the line and another recall.

Start three was successful and 29 Dragons sailed up the bay with Martin Byrne's Jaguar, Mike Budd's Harry, Paddy Atkinson's Seafire, Mike Breivik's Mars and Gavia Wilkinson-Cox's Jerboa leading into the windward mark.

Fast sailing downwind resulted in Martin Payne's Bear and Rob Campbell's Quicksilver VI pulling back up to the leaders over taking Jerboa and Mars.

After a final 2nm beat the course was shortened to finish at the final downwind gate with Jaguar and Harry finishing seconds apart followed by Bear and Quicksilver VI.

Race six and the final race to count started with a general recall, but an all clear second start saw the fleet split with Graham Bailey's Aimee and Bear taking the pin-end and a left-hand lane up the beat. Aimee held out longer on the left and this paid hugely for them coming out at the windward mark in the top six. Joining them at the mark was current leaders, Harry along with Mars, Avalanche, Tim Pearson's ZU and Patrick Lomax's Good Grief.

A packed windward spreader resulted in many Dragons gybing off to get away from the tide. Holding on to the lead and taking an inner lane downwind was Harry followed by Aimee, Avalanche, David William's Phantom, Richard Leask's Kestra and ZU.

Going into the gate and taking the right-hand mark Mike Budd was having some serious issues with his genoa halyard and it looked like the end of his race! Avalanche tacked off to clear their air behind Harry and sailed out towards the right and the shoreline along with Harryot.

The majority of the fleet chose the right taking the land breeze close to SCYC that saw Jaguar and Seafire pull ahead. A long run down to the final leeward gate had Harry, Seafire, Aimee and Jaguar in the leading pack followed by a fast running Bear.

The four top boats ran to the right and middle for a very close finish. Martin Payne spotted another breeze on the left coming from the island with more tide so chose the last of the ebb tide to take him to the finish right behind Seafire.

All the races of the 2019 Edinburgh Cup are now complete, and all results are final. Follow us at www.facebook.com/BritishDragonAssociation for more news and images from tonight's prize-giving.

Final Results:
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PosBoatNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stHarryGBR818Mike BuddMark Greaves & Adam BowersSCYC142‑72110
2ndJaguarIRL201Martin ByrnePedro Andrade & Adam WinkelmannRSGYC81‑1021315
3rdBearGBR789Martin PayneEmma York & Chris GrosscurthYCLB2‑9433517
4thAimeeGBR782Graham BaileyJulia Bailey Will Heritage Will BedfordRYS6381(BFD)220
5thJerboaGBR761Gavia Wilkinson‑CoxMark Hart Patrick Rigby & Jake HardmanRTYC46167‑924
6thAvalancheGBR722Mark WadeAmanda Wade & Chris BrittainRCYC710‑1148837
7thMarsUSA8Mike BreivikRon Rosenberg & Will WillettSeattle YC10‑167851040
8thPhantomIRL176David WilliamsPeter Bowring & John O'ConnorRSGYC151135(BFD)741
9thSeafireGBR636Paddy AtkinsonIan Platt & Mark PlattSCYC5‑1913136441
10thHarryotGBR793Nick WhippSam McDougall & Cris MilesSCYC‑21591510645
11thBertieGBR763Simon BarterJames Barter & Donald WilksCCYC25869(BFD)1462
12thQuicksilver V1GBR788Robert CampbellNick Milton & Penny AndersonRCYC19155204‑2463
13thZUIRL159TM PearsonCL Grimley & JC BolgerRSGYC121215‑19121364
14thAnarchyGBR825Chip ColeDavid Smith & Rob Drumgoldtba323‑251092166
15thBeauty and the BeastGBR746Peter MarchantKatie Cole & Pete RichardsRCYC24217‑26111569
16thVixenGBR806Tim SaundersGeorge Davies & Carole HolmeSCYC17182012‑241178
17thGood GriefGBR696Patrick LomaxSimon Cash & Georgina DewarSCYC1817‑1911171780
18thHands OffGBR760Andrew MossMartin Makey & Nigel ColeRCYC1420‑2624151285
19thSir Ossis of the RiverIRL822Colin BerginDenis Bergin & Con MurphyRIYC‑3071418232789
20thDas BootTUR53Arkun DemircanEngin Demircan & Ali TezdikerBodrum16‑312116132591
21stRaissaGBR809Michael CopeGraham Price & Susie Delves‑LomaxSCYC11‑252322191893
22ndPhormerly PhantomGBR655Chris ThomasSelina Thomas & Charlie PearsonSCYC928‑3021181995
23rdFuriousGBR777Owen PayJon Mortimer & Tom HicksCCYC201312(RET)BFD26105
24thTsunamiGBR644Colin BreretonChris Mills & andy WilkinsSCYC‑292618251423106
25thAmazonGBR89Octavia OwenScarlett Anderson Lucy Terkelsen Hebe HemmingSCYC2214291725‑30107
26thKestraGBR731Richard LeaskDonald Milne Vanessa Leask Clive HurnRFYC272222‑281622109
27thCarambaGBR618Rob EldridgeHarry Dodd & Dave GoreSCYC2324242320‑29114
28thBasiliskGBR515Patrick GiffordPhilip Catmur & Anthony SampsonAYC1321(RET)14DNSDNS116
29thGlaurungGBR768Andrew MillbandRobert Goddard & Richard CullenCCYC282727‑292216120
30thThe KnuckerGBR808Dave EddowesGrant Edwards & Richard HaskayneSCYC313316(RET)2120121
31stKismetGBR508Cathy OgdenSheena Kerr Moira Kinnear Fiona HutchisonRFYC3330(BFD)272631147
32ndNordwindGBR1051James TurnbullCeri Edwards & Anne and Chris HoppinsSCYC323231(RET)2728150
33rdNjordGBR653Julian AdamsDave Coxon & Pete HawkinsSCYC262928(DNS)BFDDNC151

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