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Allen, North Sails and Selden Enterprise National Championships - Day 3

by Alice Allen 7 Aug 10:34 BST 3-9 August 2019
Matt and Vicky from Ogston SC on day 3 of the Allen, North Sails & Selden Enterprise Nationals at Mount's Bay © Martyn Curnow

Tuesday morning at Mount's Bay saw a number of competitors looking nervously out to sea as big winds and white horses lashed across the bay. Race officer Malcolm Woolcock decided to hold the Enterprise fleet ashore until the Ospreys had completed their first race. With the winds abating slightly and the sun out, the fleet looked forward to two races in perfect conditions with sunshine and big waves.

By the start of Race 5 though the wind was building again. Callum Dingle and Conor Langan from Looe were pathfinders, Paul Hobson and Craig Wheatley soon pulled out into the lead, which they held to the finish giving them another well-earned first position. Darren Roach and Hayley Ramadhar fought their way to second place, with Tim Sadler and Chris Keatley getting the shifts right on the last beat to gain third place overall at the finish line just ahead of Martin Honnor and Gabe Hill in fourth.

Further down the pack, the challenging conditions saw a number of capsizes at the gybe mark and on the downwind legs, with the combination of gusts and waves catching out several boats. For many though these were the conditions for which Mounts Bay is famous and there were exhausted grins from both helms and crews as they crossed the downwind finish line.

Race 6 started in steady 20 knot winds with occasional gusts reported to be up to 27 knots. Dave Jackman and Chris Jackman were pathfinder boat making the best of the right hand side of the race track to get into the lead. Martin Honnor and Gabe Hill continued their form to cross the line in second place with Paul Hobson and Craig Wheatley third. Loving the big waves local sailors Jeremy and Becca Stephens were fourth closely followed by Steve Blackburn and Tim Brownell in fifth place. Jane and Nick Scutt played the shifts to work their way up to eighth place, putting her well in the lead for the Ladies Trophy ahead of Ann Jackson and Alan Skeens. Steve Sargent and Eloise Jaycock made a massive improvement in Race 6 getting to 10th place, giving them the race improver prize.

The evening saw the Osprey and Enterprise fleets invited to visit St Michael's Mount, where the sailors and their guests enjoyed a private tour of the castle and wine on the ramparts in the evening sun. The party then continued in the Mounts Bay Sailing Club, with the band getting everyone to forget about their aching limbs and enjoy a night of dancing and drinking.

The evening's revelries may be a cause for regret for some of the fleet, as the weather forecast for Friday is predicting unsailable conditions and 40 knot winds. The Enterprise Class Association and Race Officer Malcolm Woolcock has made the decision to send the fleet out for three races on Wednesday (usually reserved as the mid week rest day) which promises perfect 14-18 knot westerlies and sunshine.

Results after Day 3:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st8823421MargretPaul HobsonCraig WheatleyLooe SC / Beaver SCGold3(DNF)11139
2nd10523384 Tim SadlerChris KeatleyYorkshire Dales SC / Penarth YCGold13633‑1916
3rd7922940Rebel RouserDavid JackmanChris JackmanLooe SCGold513‑208118
4th10022619Riot VanMartin HonnorGabe HillOgston SCGold‑159424221
5th9722652That’s EntertainmentJeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SCGold12427‑16429
6th762331050 Shades of BlueSteve BlackburnTim BrownellWLYC / Leigh and Lowton SCGold4‑147125533
7th6722439FloozyPhil BevanLaura BevanGrafham Water SCGold‑2210567634
8th8223135Bang TidyDarren RoachHayley RamadharLooe SCGold9211132‑1537
9th9122456Unlawful EntryNigel BirdAndy BirdRYAGold1368510‑1642
10th7123275WimpMatt JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SCGold88‑174121143
11th8323420Peak DinghyMatt RawsonVicky GommOgston SCGold101210‑219748
12th9423270KittyPhil FordJane HumpageBristol Corinthian YCGold7(DNF)91961253
13th7423015Wedg‑ENick JacksonLaurence DorrBurghfield SCGold111112‑14141361
14th7222Comfortably NumbJeremy WilliamsLloyd WilliamsPenzance SCSilver‑1751416151464
15th6122762Churchfield 2Steve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SCGold216‑3118231069
16th6822702EspadarteJane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene SCGold2024‑26913874
17th8623347MinionCallum DingleConor LanganLooe SCSilver‑2518138171874
18th6223349To Infirmity and BeyondAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SCGold14191510‑281775
19th8023089Simply RedCharles MorrishMarc HegerSt Mary's Loch SCGold(DSQ)23181711978
20th7023410WimpGes BrownJulie MooreSCYCGold181323(DNS)202094
21st10323249Thunderbird 2Richard PrykeAmelia PrykeRipon SCGold1915(DNF)231827102
22nd8922166Da's BoatJoe JackmanJack SargentLooe SCSilver232019(DNF)1921102
23rd6522501Blue JobAlice AllenJames HobsonBristol Corinthian YCGold1672724(DNC)30104
24th6423443Wannabe RedJonathan WoodwardJackie FranklinSouth Staffs SCGold211725(DNF)2525113
25th7722418Limited EditionAndy GommSarah GommOgston SCGold24‑2522222423115
26th9622868Immoral EntryAlex MorcumbDaniel SellMounts Bay SCBronze28212025(DNF)24118
27th9523169Snow PicnicBrian BowdlerEsther BowdlerLooe SCSilver2631241526‑32122
28th6622322Kirkup's Cast Off’sKeith TylerKatie TylerHunts SCSilver3329‑35113022125
29th9322901Out of the BluePaul YoungAlex HomerMidland SCSilver‑342716272931130
30th10621889GulpTom KliskeyAoife MooneyPenzance SCSilver3126212627‑36131
31st10122807Never Say NeverJohn MatthewsDiane StephensPenzance SCSilver‑412830283133150
32nd7823274 Jack PopeFleur BennettLooe SCSilver‑383328333229155
33rd10223307PifPaffSimon BennettChris GodboltLooe SCBronze3232(DNF)DNS2228161
34th6323123Mick 'E' FinnJacob OwenLauren BowdlerLooe SCBronze4030292933(DNF)161
35th9223351Yoo Hoo ‑ Big Summer Blow OutJohnny AllenRay ToomerBristol Corinthian YCSilver(DSQ)22DNSDNS2126163
36th7322935MalabarChris PalmerAlex RichPenarth YCBronze‑353534323434169
37th8423312AkangraPeter RendallHelen CumminsPenarth YCBronze3637333137(DNC)174
38th9823194FlossieJimmy CockGraham KirkupMounts Bay SCBronze4240323036(DSQ)180
39th6922705Two BeesRobin BroomfieldPaul BloomfieldMinima YCBronze3938(DNS)343835184
40th9919007Captain SizerMike HeapBryce HowardOgston SCBronze294236(DNF)35DNF189
41st8523170HarkenNick CraigAdam CraigBurghfield SC / Frensham SCGold6(DNF)DNSDNSDNCDNC194
42nd8722345Suzy DeePaul DunnGary OswaldLooe SCBronze3741(DNS)DNS3937201
43rd9022903Page.comMark MatthewsLiz MatthewsCastle Cove SCBronze2734(DNS)DNSDNFDNC202
44th10422814Bang onNeil RoachNatalie RoachLooe SCBronze3036(DNS)DNSDNCDNC207
45th7522368Thursdays ChildBenjamin ArcherOlivia BelliniParkstone YCBronze4439(DNS)DNSDNCDNC224
46th8122655Red EntRichard ShillitoThomas DorrMinima YCBronze4343(DNS)DNSDNCDNC227

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