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Allen, North Sails and Selden Enterprise National Championships - Day 1

by Steve Sarge 5 Aug 2019 17:07 BST 3-9 August 2019
Dave and Chris Jackman win race 2 on day 1 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay © Martyn Curnow

Despite a drizzly start to day 1 of the Allen, North sails and Selden Enterprise Nationals competitors were keen to get on the water.

By the time the beachmaster released the fleet to launch the skies were clearing and a steady South Westerly breeze was settling in.

The race team showed great organisation, switching from a line start for the Ospreys to a gate start for the Ents. The challenge was to get both fleets away with a suitable separation and this was achieved with both fleets able to focus on their own racing.

Phil Ford and Jane Humpage picked a perfect first beat to round the windward mark first, followed By Dave and Chris Jackman, Sarge and Eloise with Tim Sadler and Chris Keatley fourth. Phil held his lead to the leeward mark with the Jackmans only making slight progress in closing the gap, meanwhile Tim and Chris had slipped by Sarge and were closing on the top 2.

Dave and Chris worked hard up the second beat managing to pull up to Phil and Jane. Both teams were so focused on their boat speed they headed for the more distant Osprey Windward mark over-staying their own mark by some way. Tim and Chris seized the opportunity to round first with Phil holding second, Sarge 3rd, Dave and Chris were now fighting for 4th with Paul Hobson and Craig Wheatley. The dead run saw Tim and Chris pull away while there was still plenty of racing for the rest of the Podium.

Tim and Chris sealed the deal with Sarge and Eloise 2nd and Paul and Craig 3rd.

After a smart turnaround and a black flag start for the Ospreys both fleets were away again for Race 2. Paul and Craig were getting into the rhythm and led at the windward mark followed by Dave and Chris with Matt and Ivan Jaycock 3rd Darren Roach and Hayley Ramadhar 4th.

Gear failure played its part in Race 2 with Paul Hobson and Phil Ford having to retire at the Leeward Mark while Matt and Ivan had to drop their mainsail to replace a shackle before completing the second reach. Dave and Chris took the opportunity to make good on their mistake in the previous race and grabbed the lead with both hands while Darren and Hayley moved up to 2nd, Tim and Chris 3rd and Local Duo Jeremy and Becca Stephens 4th.

Both fleets enjoyed a great Social evening together with Ken Brown from the Ospreys compering a manic Sheppey Raffle that went down a storm, raising over £200 for the local RNLI.

Results after Day 1:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2Pts
1st10523384Tim SadlerChris KeatleyYorkshire Dales SCGold134
2nd7922940David JackmanChris JackmanLooe SCGold516
3rd8223135Darren RoachHayley RamadharLooe SCGold9211
4th9722652Jeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SCGold12416
5th7123275Matt JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SCGold8816
6th6122762Steve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SCGold21618
7th7623310Steve BlackburnTim BrownellWLYC / Leigh and Lowton SCGold41418
8th9122456Nigel BirdAndy BirdRYAGold13619
9th7222Jeremy WilliamsLloyd WilliamsPenzance SCSilver17522
10th8323420Matt RawsonVicky GommOgston SCGold101222
11th7423015Nick JacksonLaurence DorrBurghfield SCGold111122
12th6522501Alice AllenJames HobsonBristol Corinthian YCGold16723
13th10022619Martin HonnorGabe HillOgston SCGold15924
14th7023410Ges BrownJulie MooreSCYCGold181331
15th6722439Phil BevanLaura BevanGrafham Water SCGold221032
16th6223349Ann JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SCGold141933
17th10323249Richard PrykeAmelia PrykeRipon SCGold191534
18th6423443Jonathan WoodwardJackie FranklinSouth Staffs SCGold211738
19th8623347Callum DingleConor LanganLooe SCSilver251843
20th8922166Joe JackmanJack SargentLooe SCSilver232043
21st6822702Jane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene SCGold202444
22nd9622868Alex MorcumbDaniel SellMounts Bay SCBronze282149
23rd7722418Andy GommSarah GommOgston SCGold242549
24th8823421Paul HobsonCraig WheatleyLooe SC / Beaver SCGold3DNF50
25th8523170Nick CraigAdam CraigBurghfield SC / Frensham SCGold6DNF53
26th9423270Phil FordJane HumpageBristol Corinthian YCGold7DNF54
27th10621889Tom KliskeyAoife MooneyPenzance SCSilver312657
28th9523169Brian BowdlerEsther BowdlerLooe SCSilver263157
29th9322901Paul YoungAlex HomerMidland SCSilver342761
30th9022903Mark MatthewsLiz MatthewsCastle Cove SCBronze273461
31st6622322Keith TylerKatie TylerHunts SCSilver332962
32nd10223307Simon BennettChris GodboltLooe SCBronze323264
33rd10422814Neil RoachNatalie RoachLooe SCBronze303666
34th9223351Johnny AllenRay ToomerBristol Corinthian YCSilverDSQ2269
35th10122807John MatthewsDiane StephensPenzance SCSilver412869
36th8023089Charles MorrishMarc HegerSt Mary's Loch SCGoldDSQ2370
37th6323123Jacob OwenLauren BowdlerLooe SCBronze403070
38th7322935Chris PalmerAlex RichPenarth YCBronze353570
39th9919007Mike HeapBryce HowardOgston SCBronze294271
40th7823274Jack PopeFleur BennettLooe SCSilver383371
41st8423312Peter RendallHelen CumminsPenarth YCBronze363773
42nd6922705Robin BroomfieldPaul BloomfieldMinima YCBronze393877
43rd8722345Paul DunnGary OswaldLooe SCBronze374178
44th9823194Jimmy CockGraham KirkupMounts Bay SCBronze424082
45th7522368Benjamin ArcherOlivia BelliniParkstone YCBronze443983
46th8122655Richard ShillitoThomas DorrMinima YCBronze434386

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