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RS800 European Championship at Circolo Vela Torbole - Day 4

by Hugh Shone 26 Jul 14:23 BST

RS800 Sailing is thirsty work, luckily there were plenty of drinks available at the separate crew and helm dinners. These drinks were available in the normal format or if one preferred via Prosecco soaked napkin balls being launched with much gusto. Once again Rory Hunter was the star of the show.

Some were a little worse for wear the next morning, including yours truly. The hangovers were not helped by the evidently windier day ahead. The Ora had come in early and was looking lamb bhuna to vindaloo. Those who were looking for a slightly milder korma were to be disappointed.

Race one saw Frances and Tom Partington absolutely smash the fleet. Their job was made slightly easier with Luke McEwen and Milly Boyle capsizing whilst in pursuit - handily marking the downwind lay line for the rest of the fleet. Other contenders showing form were Andy and Allyson Jeffries who seem to have found their old mojo over the last two days with the building breeze. Stevie Wilson and Rory Hunter also notched another top five.

After a casual hour long lunch break we were treated to full hairdryer mode for race eight of the Euros. The start saw a classic pile up at the starboard end as per norm.

Once the dust had settled and people had finished putting their fenders away we all headed off to the cliffs. UNBELIEVABLY we had to do more than one tack as the wind had shifted 30 degrees during the lunch break. Lots of sailors struggled with the huge pulsing gusts and the gybes got increasingly twitchy. A few of the top guns had issues with Luke and Milly snapping a pole, Frances and Tom swimming and then doing very well to avoid a marauding RS700 and John Mather and Phil Walker also swimming.

In the end it was Stevie and Rory, Andy and Allyson, James Penty and Eddie Grayson who clinched the top spots.

Looking forward to the BBQ this eve and another day of champagne sailing tomorrow.

Results after day 4:

PosSail NoHelm - Crew - ClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1GBR 1215Steve Wilson ‑ Rory Hunter ‑ tbc53‑113143(ufd)19
2GBR 1234Frances Partington ‑ Tom Partington ‑ HISC3‑726551‑1022
3GBR 1228Andy Jeffries ‑ Allyson Jeffries ‑ Eastbourne Sovereign SC(ocs)9‑2610222328
4GBR 1144Tom Morris ‑ Guy Fillmore ‑ HISC883243(dns)(dns)28
5GBR 1171James Penty ‑ Eddie Grayson ‑ Beaver SC2‑16‑137774229
6GBR 1220Luke McEwen ‑ Milly Boyle ‑ Royal Lymington YC‑3211431810(dns)37
7GBR 1207Phil Walker ‑ John Mather ‑ HISC116418(dns)‑141141
8GBR 1222Paul Jenkins ‑ Peter Jenkins ‑ Eastbourne Sovereign SC‑19510812‑138447
9GBR 1231Hugh Shone ‑ Hannah Tattersall ‑ Swanage SC1311‑21‑17919649
10GBR 961Megan Brickwood ‑ Stephanie Orton ‑ Chichester YC1249‑201395‑1852
11GBR 1203Tim Gratton ‑ Fiona Hampshire ‑ St Catharine's College SC110‑201611‑1761256
12GBR 1194Joe Joyner ‑ Will Broom ‑ Lyme Regis SC‑14214514‑1512956
13GBR 1204Martin Orton ‑ Ian Brooks ‑ Chichester YC‑29151214‑24167165
14GBR 1131Rebecca Diamond ‑ Ed Fitzgerald ‑ HISC41471516(dns)‑261470
151121Ben Clegg ‑ Abi Embser ‑ Kay ‑ Brightlingsea SC‑341389151213(dns)70
16GBR 1139Eddie Bridle ‑ Ed Gibbons ‑ Brightlingsea SC20‑30‑231110817571
17FRA 1236Gilles Peeters ‑ Heloise Baize ‑ SN Larmor Plage10‑17171261016(ufd)71
18GBR 1187Geoff Carveth ‑ Lesley Dhonau ‑ Warsash SC1712513‑211118‑2076
19GBR 1232Cameron Moss ‑ Darrol Moss ‑ Lyme Regis SC16206(dns)‑301415778
20GBR 1064Chris J Haworth ‑ Stuart Aston ‑ Bristol Corinthian YC619(dns)(dns)19242913110
21GBR 1225Stephen Cockerill ‑ Sarah Cockerill ‑ Stokes Bay SC9‑26182220(dns)2417110
22GBR 1043Christopher Dodd ‑ Bryony Meakins ‑ Rutland Water SC24‑29242118‑26198114
23GBR 1188Daniel Goodman ‑ Debbie Clark ‑ Stokes Bay SC1521‑32192621‑2715117
24GBR 11Robert Gullan ‑ Calum Healey ‑ HISC722(dnf)(dns)dns62022120
25GBR 1145Peter Bromley ‑ Chris Doe ‑ Itchenor SC18181523‑2722‑2524120
26GBR 1224Fred Lord ‑ Louise Gale ‑ Carsington SC23(dns)16‑2625192323129
27GBR 885Chris Feibusch ‑ Nick Jerkins ‑ HISC(dns)23221817(dns)11dns134
28GBR 1200Richard Smith ‑ Ellie Smith ‑ Wilsonian SC22(ufd)‑272722272119138
29GBR 834Chris Matthews ‑ Ali Hinds ‑ Brightlingsea SC3027‑34252320(dns)21146
30GBR 1195Graham Williamson ‑ Jeremy Williamson ‑ HISC282519242823(dns)(dns)147
31GBR 1126George Smith ‑ Alice Crick ‑ Bough Beech SC212425282928(dns)(dns)155
32GBR 1198Alex Benfield ‑ Nick Ireland ‑ Stokes Bay SC26‑353130‑38252825165
33GBR 1057Mark Oakey ‑ Emily Robertson ‑ Itchenor SC27(dns)2834(dns)dns2216170
34GBR 1241Stephen Brown ‑ Phil Bairstow ‑ Ullswater YC31282929‑32‑323027174
35NED 878Tjeerd van Rij ‑ Matthijs de Langen ‑ KWV de Kaag333233323429(dns)(dns)193
36GBR 1115Stuart Keegan ‑ Sophie Johnston ‑ Derwent Reservoir SC38313033‑393034(dns)196
37GBR 1238Ciaran Hurney ‑ Mel Kwan ‑ Oxford SC3534‑3631333431(dns)198
38FRA 1101Alexandre Emanuel ‑ Anne Fromentoux ‑ ACTV37‑38‑393536333226199
39GBR 913Adrian Howe ‑ Fenella Williams ‑ Oxford SC(dns)36383737(dns)3328209
40FRA 1105Francois Bergasse ‑ Johanne Ulrich ‑ ACTV363740363131(dns)(dns)211
41GBR 1140John McKelvie ‑ David Jessop ‑ SLYC/Schnellwurst253335(dns)35(dns)dnsdns214
42SUI 1180Uwe Hoffmann ‑ Julius Haffmann ‑ SCH(dnf)3937(dns)dnfdnsdnsdns248

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