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Cowes Etchells Bedrock Trophy at the Royal London Yacht Club

by Robby Boyd 27 Aug 2019 07:30 BST 24-25 August 2019
Cowes Etchells Bedrock Trophy © RLYC

Eight Etchells raced this weekend in competition for the Bedrock Trophy. Saturday greeted the class with sun and a twelve knot south easterly breeze.

The first race started on time to the north east of the Bramble Bank; with many of the fleet starting towards the pin end of the line. The early leader was Rob Goddard's Rocketman who led round the course to take the first win of the regatta closely followed by Colin being sailed by Will and David Heritage and Will Bedford.

Race two was again in Rocketman's favour with the Greig City Academy in Palaver coming a close second. And the Royal Lymington Yacht Club Youths in Sumo coming third.

The third and final race of the day was sailing in slightly more breeze, the race was started under the U flag and resulted in three boats being disqualified for being over the start line within the 1 minute. Colin took the win with Sumo second and Palaver third. The results overnight was very close with the top two boats (Colin and Rocketman) on equal points.

Sunday's racing was delayed allowing the Cowes Torquay race powerboats pass through the Solent, there was a worry about not having enough breeze to race in but again a ten knot south easterly was present and allowed racing to get under way. The racecourse was set up nearer Hill Head. Colin continued from Sunday and won with Rocketman in second and Shaun Frohlich's Exabyte in third.

The second race of the day was won by the Greig City Academy who took advantage of a left shift on the first beat to round the windward mark in first and maintain the lead through the race. Colin came in second and Sumo in third.

The third race of the day and the final race of the weekend was again won by the Greig City Academy; sailing well at the front of the fleet. Rocketman finished second with Colin third. This meant that Colin (9pts) won the event with Rocketman (10pts) beating the Greig City to second on countback.

Thank you very much to the race team from the Royal London Yacht Club and all the volunteers involved in the running of the event. The next event is the Ice Bucket on the 14th-15th of September.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
159  GBR 1459ColinDavid Heriatge / Will Bedford / Will Heritage2611239
239  GBR 1439Rocketman (Corinthian)Rob Goddard / Bryn Phillips / Christine Shrimpton / Freya Anderson11426210
314  GBR 1014Grieg City Academy (Corinthian)Azat Ulutas / Seun Williams / Alex Bouchereau / Matt Reid32341110
420  GBR 1020Royal Lymington YC Youths (Corinthian)Robby Boyd / Hugh Ward / Hattie Rogers / Miles Jones53253718
537  GBR 1437Exabyte 7Shaun Frohlich / David Bedford / Duncan Truswell / Rauri grimes74537625
67  GBR 1407Ice (Corinthian)Andrew Cooper / Mike Greville / Patrick Condy46UFD65425
753  GBR 1353The Plant HunterMalcolm Offord / Laurence Mead / Camilo Orobio65UFD74RET32
8   IRL 1040A Little Xcitable (Corinthian)Peter Hodgkinson / Sarah Hodgkinson / Ian Kiff87UFD88536
914  GBR 1194Oxford University YC Youths (Corinthian)Rebecca Anthony / Josh Bell / Meli Besse / Annika MosleinDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC50

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