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Gul Scorpion National Championship at Llandudno Sailing Club - Day 4

by Steve Walker 31 Jul 18:18 BST 27 July - 3 August 2019

A walk down the promenade to launch gave an opportunity to show off the the Scorpion to the standing crowds, well maybe the guy and a dog stood in the rain.

Conditions for the day were a good steady wind, with wind over tide waves, giving testing conditions for those who braved out.

Race 7 got under way with a full sausage, triangle, sausage, triangle course. The runs described as hairy, but the Scorpion loves those conditions. There were several capsizes to keep everyone on their toes.

1st Tom Gillard/Rachael Rhodes 2nd Nigel Potter/Simon Hibbert 3rd Steve Walker/Jerry Hannabuss.

Race 8, the wind had increased and so had the waves. A shorter course than previous but large enough for the bar stories to be told.

1st Tom Gillard/Rachael Rhodes 2nd Pete Grey/Richard Pepperdine 3rd Chris Turner/Ollie Fellows.

A big congratulation to Tom Gillard and Rachael Rhodes with today's results gives them the 59th Scorpion National Championship title with a day to spare.

A free pastie and a pint was waiting for each sailor on their return.

A lay evening gives everyone chance to regroup before tomorrow evenings fancy dress party.

Results after Day 4:

PosHelm NameCrew NameSail NoBoat NameFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stTom GillardRachael Rhodes2013Bearly IllegalGold‑321211119
2ndPeter GrayRichard Pepperdine2039Inside voiceGold13‑61334217
3rdAndy McKeeStephen Graham2042Prestige WorldwideGold212322‑5517
4thChris TurnerOllie Fellows204The real rock n rollaGold4‑957746336
5thSteven WalkerJerry Hannabuss2044TallulahGold544106133(OCS)45
6thSam BarkerCara Jones1923OrinocoGold95345614(DNF)46
7thChris MasseyTom Daniels2026Sneaky NinjaGold877‑9988855
8thIsaac MarshMalcolm James2001ZephyrSilver7‑1814610991065
9thPeter CrowtherDave Thompson2031UpYours2Silver101212514‑167666
10thJock FellowsGeorge Fellows2004Discrete BananaSilver‑1811171381510781
11thDave ElstonJames Bishop1981Highway StarGold146‑2618121213984
12thRichard JonesPhil Roberts1947Angel DustSilver61019‑23171811485
13thJanet RitchieAlan Ritchie2005Drama QueenGold111591145(DNC)DNC89
14thCatherine MaguireAndrea Fellows2033Legal HighSilver1714151411712(DNF)90
15thNigel PotterSimon Hibbert1958Barbarians for BreakfastGold(DNC)DNC23151610211111
16thElly PeggSteve Jarman1952A La CarteSilver201616121322(DNC)DNC133
17thChris YatesDave Barker1959Princess Tiger LillySilver12825242011(DNC)DNC134
18thJon WillarsNicola Willars2017Not Another WombatSilver222010172420(DNC)DNC147
19thRussell WheelerLee Marriott1988FAC 51Silver131327262117(DNC)DNC151
20thRob SmithSandra Smith1939Ice on FireGold(DNC)DNC1381914DNCDNC156
21stAnn WhitfieldPaul Newman1979The Last IndulgenceBronze21(DNC)11161823DNCDNC157
22ndCarl JonesShellie Jones2029Jac Y Ddraig GochSilver151721272624(DNC)DNC164
23rdChloe WillarsJohn Tailby2002SilverballsBronze(RET)DNC20211519DNCDNC177
24thDave SnutchNick Orgles2037Pickled WombatBronze(DNC)DNC8252821DNCDNC184
25thSimon HoldenWilliam Pinnock1936Bottyburp the BarbarianBronze162130323125(DNC)DNC189
26thColin KeoghDaniel Bell1977Cavallo Di GuerraBronze192232302927(DNC)DNC193
27thkevin nichollsRebecca Ogden13FOENBronze(RET)DNC22222226DNCDNC194
28thJo MahyEmily Green2015Touching the voidBronze(DNC)DNC18193230DNCDNC201
29thDavid BennettJames Harcourt1991Its me or the boatBronze(DNC)DNC24202332DNCDNC201
30thJake WillarsBradley Seaton1866Friend or FoeBronze(RET)DNC28292528DNCDNC212
31stMartyn DenchfieldRichard Barnett1925PredatorBronze(RET)DNC29282729DNCDNC215
32ndAdrian HallTommy Hall202Panama JackBronze(DNC)19DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC223
33rdNigel DenchfieldChris Clarke1940Spitfire SummerBronze(DNC)DNC31313031DNCDNC225

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