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Fireball North American Championships at Pointe Claire Yacht Club - Day 1

by Derian Scott 22 Aug 16:56 BST

The boat park was pretty empty early in the morning as we all hid from the rain, thunder and lightening. By noon the rain had stopped and we launched in a light southerly wind which built to F2-3.

Race 1

After a short postponement the fleet got away on a very pin end biased line. Most at the pin were caught out by the current and a further left shift and were unable to cross the line on starboard. Right seemed favoured up the beat with our FI Commodore Christina, sailing with brother Cedric, leading with Keith and Nick first of the Brits. They were eventually overtaken by Claude and Ruedi (Swiss) with Waggers and Dobbo climbing to third.

Race 2

The wind was lighter and flipping around a bit. Again the fleet got off cleanly and this time those who went left came out on top. Derian and Andy rounded the windward mark first followed by the same two Swiss teams, Keith and Nick, and Heather and Chris (Aus). The Scotts held their lead for a lap and in the dying breeze the two Swiss teams sneaked in front at the second windward mark rounding.

Down the run it looked like the Brits might have regained the lead, but as the wind dropped completely, the race was abandoned and we were all towed back to the club.

Nachos and dips were provided to the fleet to keep us sustained until the evening's delicious BBQ.

We're aiming for three races on day 2 to catch up on the series.

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoNatHelmCrewBoatR1
1st14859SUIChristina HaerdiCedric LandererFuchur1
2nd14799SUIClaude MermodRuedi Moser2
3rd15161GBRIan DobsonRichard WagstaffOrchitis3
4th15157GBRKeith WalkerNicholas ReesFreya4
5th15134CANJoe JospeTom Egli5
6th14917FRALudovic CollinRemy Thuillier6
7th15043CANRobert LevyJon Driver7
8th14959FRAPatrice OlivierJean‑Fran├žois Nouel8
9th15162GBRIsaac MarshOliver DavenportTinderella9
10th14981CZEJan JedlickaJiri GemperlePussy Magnet Included10
11th14768CANBill StrathDave MunroPontificate11
12th15033CANKen TichkowskyNeil TichkowskyURT12
13th14766CANDebbie KirkbyGreg FergusonLine Dancer13
14th14769CANIan MacLarenRune LaustenRocket Science14
15th14941GBRDerian ScottAndy ScottSouthppaws15
16th15140BELBart MeynendonckxFrancis De RoeckGreat @venture16
17th15152AUSHeather MacfarlaneChris PayneRLO17
18th15113AUSBen SchulzJoel MacKensieThe Wonky Donkey18
19th14964GBRDavid MasonChris OglethorpeRumball19
20th14877RSADavid LaingMark Dee20
21st14482CANHamish FergusonFraser KeithTutu To Tango21
22nd15106CANMark CummingsEvelyn ChisholmEeyore22
23rd15019CZEMartin KubovyRoman RocekKriplkara23
24th14647CANEric OwstonPeter KellyBlanco24
25th15098CANRobert ThompsonFrancis WestlakeInfallible25
26th14911CANPierre CarpentierThomas BirdTechnical Difficulties26
27th14835CANAndrew CarranPatricia CarranLipstick27
28th15063SUIMianne ErneManuela LiechtiCoppalin Ban28
29th14713IRLFrank MillerEd ButlerBlind Squirrel29
30th13946CANShannon GallinsEric Diller30
31st14481CANRichard QuinlanLiam QuinlanConcorde31
32nd15034USAClay PoulsonLukas KlierQueso Suiza32
33rd14907CANLiz BrennanEvan MahLoose Cannon33
34th11136CANAlan SpurdleMatthew SpurdleProteus34
35th14872GBRBarbara NewsonGuy NewsonMagiic35
36th14465CANWilliam KellyFran├žois FortierKnotty Boy36
37th1504CANKatherine WalkerDylan ScottMen In Black37
38th14915CANThibault de ServignyJohn‑Thomas KellySleeping Beauty38
39th14678CANPhilip LockerThomas LockerInvisiballOCF
40th11451USAChandler OwenGary GodbersonBenign LesionDNC
40th14968USAPeter Wirth Dewey Cheatum & HoweDNC

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