Please select your home edition
Edition
Noble Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Starcross Yacht Club

by Hannah Liptrot 13 Sep 2019 07:51 BST 7 September 2019
RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Starcross © Richard Fryer

A bright and sunny morning greeted a healthy travelling fleet to Starcross for another round of the RS200 SW Ugly Tour 2019, sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs. Importantly this was the first of the Exe Double Header event, consisting of two individual Ugly tour events, on one weekend, with beer and food at Exmouth SC on Saturday night followed by the Exmouth event on the Sunday.

The forecast was on the light side, but the fleets optimism saw us launch, together with the RS400 fleet, into a light wind blowing down the estuary, joining the boats on the water who had already made the sail over from Exmouth with the incoming tide.

Race one got away with the Exe duo of Fred Mainwairing/Liz Teague leading the race at the windward mark, and then proceeding to hold the fleet to the finish. Tony Wilkinson/Kirsten Glen from Parkstone led the charge behind, with a comfortable second place, with Pete Vincent/Victoria Upton in third, holding off a late charge by John Teague/Naomi Pound to create a nail biting final few yards.

Race two was swiftly away, with a close race at the top, with Teague/Pound coming to the final mark in the lead, and very nearly attempting an additional lap, but for the exceptionally sporting reminder from Wilkinson/Glen on their heels in third place, with Dave/Jan Pointer separating them to take second. Mainwaring/Teague were hot on the leading trios heels in fourth place, to stay in the hunt for the event going into the final race.

The third and final race was again quickly away, with Russ Gibbs and his race team doing a great job as always, which is always appreciated by us sailors. It was Vincent/Upton who stepped up and took hold of the race, and took it to the finish to take first, with locals Charlotte Gough/Claire Hughes putting in a great performance for second place. Behind third place was taken by Teague/Pound, and fourth by the Pointers.

With the final scores on the doors, Pete 'Ugly' Vincent/Victoria Upton from BCYC/Exe SC, won the event, tying on points with John Teague/Naomi Pound from BCYC but winning the crucial final race to take victory. In a rather sentimental speech from Mr Ugly himself, he revealed that after competing for 44 years at sailing events every year at Starcross, this was the very first event he had ever won there. A well-deserved and long-awaited victory! Liz Teague/Fred Mainwairing from Exe SC took third place, only a point behind first and second, and beating on countback Tony Wilkinson/Kirsten Glen from Parkstone, who also won first silver fleet boat in fourth place.

First Bronze fleet, and also first juniors, in eighth place overall were the Cornish boat of Henry Hallam/Ashley Hill from St Mawes SC. After polishing off some cake and tea, the fleet headed off by road (and a few by boat) down river to Exe, for a well earned meal and drinks at the club. One excellent, and very close event finished, now the fleet were eager and ready for part 2 of the Exe Double Header on Sunday.

Overall Results:

PosSaul NoHelmCrewClub
1st1445Pete VincentVictoria UptonBristol Corinthian YC
2nd1365John TeagueNaomi PoundBristol Corinthian YC
3rd418Fred MainwaringLiz TeagueExe SC
4th1585Tony WilkinsonKirsten GlenParkstone
5th1679Dave PointerJanParkstone
6th1114Charlotte GoughClaire HughesStarcross YC
7th1452Alistair HodgsonJoanna WorrallRYA
8th162Henry HallamAshley HillSt Mawes SC
9th374Chris BakerJenni WyattBristol CorinthianYC
10th1641WilliamClare HorackovaBristol CorinthianYC
11th1647Jim GorrodBay GorrodStarcross YC
12th408Sophie RavenPaul RavenExe SC
13th1674Stuart TottenTom CarrParkstone
14th965Callum FarndenHugh TomkinsChew Valley Lake LSC
15th519Sue BrannamMike ProvenBurghfield SC
16th361Grant BoorerJonathan CarrStarcross YC
17th1342Sarah GreenDavid Green 
18th486Jon JamesSophie CrookExe SC
19th916Late joinerLate joiner 
20th407Francesca NealeWill FarrantSouth Cerney SC
21st832Pete AlveyAndy Gordon 
22nd1516Martyn StubbsYvonne SmithChew Valley Lake SC

Related Articles

RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn
Lack of wind doesn't take away from the competitiveness of the event The lack of wind didn't take away from the competitiveness of the RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club. Posted on 19 Oct
RS200 Inlands at Grafham Water
45 teams make the journey on a very wet weekend Forty-five teams ventured the weather - you will recall last weekend being wetter than a U-boat's number plate. On the subject of soaking, there was a tweaky force 2-3 to negotiate. Posted on 8 Oct
RS200 Scottish Championship at Castle Semple
The Scottish RS200 fleet finally have their first event of the year It's been a tough season for many of us, but on the 19th of September the RS200 class, after discussions with RYA Scotland, finally managed to have our first event of the year. Posted on 25 Sep
Cadets and U21 RS200s at Waldringfield
22 Cadets and 10 RS200s in this meticulously organised event After months of meticulous planning which became a seemingly never-ending series of hurdles to jump and sometimes felt like we might never get there, Waldringfield's Cadet Squadron hosted a joint Cadet and U21 RS200 Open. Posted on 21 Sep
RS200s SW Ugly Tour at Llandegfedd
A blisteringly good day - oh, how we have missed it At last the first round of the West Country Boat Repairs RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Llandegfedd SC on September 12th. A blisteringly good day - oh, how we have missed it. Posted on 16 Sep
Rooster RS200 Youth Championship preview
A (socially distanced) full house at Itchenor this weekend It's a (socially distanced) full house with 43 U25 teams set to contest the Rooster RS200 Youth Championships at Itchenor Sailing Club this weekend. Posted on 4 Sep
60th Endeavour Trophy postponed
Preparations in place for bumper Dinghy Champion of Champions event next year The 60th anniversary Endeavour Trophy event at the Royal Corinthian YC, Burnham-on-Crouch has been postponed until 2021 writes Sue Pelling. Posted on 26 Jun
RS Classes Strava Distance Challenge concludes
27,087km logged by RS classes, with the 200s winning overall Wow it is clear to see some people have become dedicated Strava users in the past week and have been putting some serious miles down on their bikes, boats or shoes. Posted on 26 May
RS Classes Strava Distance Challenge begins
Fundraising for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation As a sailing community, we are currently limited by the amount of competition we have, there is virtual racing but this can become repetitive over time. Posted on 17 May
RS200 Rooster Virtual Sprints 2020
Complete with medal racing on Monday morning With over 20 entries at the beginning of the weekend, it was decided to run the racing in two flights. This worked well with smaller fleets and tight racing where everyone had a moment at the front of the fleet. Posted on 28 Apr