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Gul Scorpion National Championship at Llandudno Sailing Club - Day 3

by Steve Walker 31 Jul 2019 07:17 BST 27 July - 3 August 2019
Gul Scorpion Nationals at Llandudno © Steve Walker

Another sunny day with light to moderate winds. The race team managed to get both championship races and the crews' race completed. Full courses were the order of the day giving the fleet plenty of chance to settle down to some serious racing.

Race 5 was just about ready to go when the wind gods teased the race team by changing direction 50 degrees five minutes before the start sequence. A nifty movement of the windward mark gave a true first beat and set the tone for the rest of the day.

Unusually, race 5 and 6 had the same results for the top three: 1st Tom Gillard & Rachael Rhodes, 2nd Andy McKee & Steve Graham, 3rd Pete Grey & Richard Pepperdine.

With eleven boats taking part, the crews' race was a very close affair with probably the finish of the week. Three boats rounded the last mark together with a 100m dash to the finish line. Two out of three had 'new' crew problems taking the spinnaker down (Chris Turner and Dave Elston) giving the opportunity for Tom Daniels/Chris Massey to pass the finish line first.

Results after Day 3:

PosHelm NameCrew NameSail NoBoat NameFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stTom GillardRachael Rhodes2013Bearly IllegalGold‑3212117
2ndAndy McKeeStephen Graham2042Prestige WorldwideGold212‑3229
3rdPeter GrayRichard Pepperdine2039Inside voiceGold13‑613311
4thSam BarkerCara Jones1923OrinocoGold‑95345623
5thChris TurnerOllie Fellows204The real rock n rollaGold4‑9577427
6thSteven WalkerJerry Hannabuss2044TallulahGold544106‑1329
7thChris MasseyTom Daniels2026Sneaky NinjaGold877‑99839
8thJanet RitchieAlan Ritchie2005Drama QueenGold11‑159114540
9thIsaac MarshMalcolm James2001ZephyrSilver7‑1814610946
10thPeter CrowtherDave Thompson2031UpYours2Silver101212514‑1653
11thCatherine MaguireAndrea Fellows2033Legal HighSilver‑1714151411761
12thDave ElstonJames Bishop1981Highway StarGold146‑2618121262
13thJock FellowsGeorge Fellows2004Discrete BananaSilver‑1811171381564
14thRichard JonesPhil Roberts1947Angel DustSilver61019‑23171870
15thChris YatesDave Barker1959Princess Tiger LillySilver128‑2524201175
16thElly PeggSteve Jarman1952A La CarteSilver2016161213‑2277
17thRob SmithSandra Smith1939Ice on FireGold(DNC)DNC138191488
18thJon WillarsNicola Willars2017Not Another WombatSilver22201017‑242089
19thAnn WhitfieldPaul Newman1979The Last IndulgenceBronze21(DNC)1116182389
20thRussell WheelerLee Marriott1988FAC 51Silver1313‑2726211790
21stNigel PotterSimon Hibbert1958Barbarians for BreakfastGold(DNC)DNC2315161098
22ndCarl JonesShellie Jones2029Jac Y Ddraig GochSilver151721‑272624103
23rdChole WillarsJohn Tailby2002SilverballsBronze(RET)DNC20211519109
24thDave SnutchNick Orgles2037Pickled WombatBronze(DNC)DNC8252821116
25thSimon HoldenWilliam Pinnock1936Bottyburp the BarbarianBronze162130‑323125123
26thkevin nichollsRebecca Ogden13FOENBronze(RET)DNC22222226126
27thColin KeoghDaniel Bell1977Cavallo Di GuerraBronze1922‑32302927127
28thJo MahyEmily Green2015Touching the voidBronze(DNC)DNC18193230133
29thDavid BennettJames Harcourt1991Its me or the boatBronze(DNC)DNC24202332133
30thJake WillarsBradley Seaton1866Friend or FoeBronze(RET)DNC28292528144
31stMartyn DenchfieldRichard Barnett1925PredatorBronze(RET)DNC29282729147
32ndAdrian HallTommy Hall202Panama JackBronze(DNC)19DNCDNCDNCDNC155
33rdNigel DenchfieldChris Clarke1940Spitfire SummerBronze(DNC)DNC31313031157

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