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Noble Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championships at Porthpean Sailing Club - Day 2

by David Smart 14 Sep 2019 17:01 BST 12-15 September 2019

There was a scrum at the committee boat end, with the whole fleet soon tacking right. Fastest up the beat was Stewart Hawthorn, who was over the moon to round the windward mark first.

He was followed by Clive Eplett and Brett Aarons who enjoyed an epic battle throughout the race. They hauled in Hawthorn and Eplett kindly waved Aarons through to take the bullet with Eplett second. They were followed by David Smart, Richardson (Junior) and Ian Gregory who was starting to show his light wind wizardry.

Race 5

Ian Gregory gave a lesson in light wind sailing, pointing higher and going faster, leaving everyone scratching their heads how such speed is possible in bugger all wind. Richardson junior also showed his light wind skill coming second, followed by a delighted Giles Peckham with Aarons an uncharacteristic fourth and Huw Powell fifth defying his tag as being a heavy wind specialist who doesn't do the light stuff.

The most spectacular finish went to Francis Bucknall, who was approaching the finish line under spinnaker with nobody close. He then went into a sudden gybe just before the finish line, sailing down the line to the committee boat and successfully wrapping himself round the committee boat's anchor chain. The cause was a jellyfish the size of a small car (allegedly!)

Race 6

Another committee boat biased line led to Richardson trying to reverse away from the start, but failing and having to take an early shower courtesy of an OCS. The fleet went right, all except for one boat who went left in search of pressure. There was an audible groan from the fleet when they discovered it was Smart who had pulled a blinder and had found that extra pressure. He was followed by the super-fast Gregory. Smart and Gregory swapped places over the next two laps, with Gregory finishing a boat length ahead of Smart, with Peckham enjoying a second podium finish with Aarons fourth and John Charles fifth.

Overall Aarons takes the overnight lead, with Powell dropping one place to second with Richardson and Smart equal third. All to play for over the weekend.

Results after day 2:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st527Brett AaronsGurnard SC2‑41144113
2nd508Huw PowellRed Wharf Bay/Netley112‑1259725
3rd277David SmartChew Valley Lake SC46‑8372527
4th140Robert RichardsonRoyal Windermere YC321142(OCS)628
5th259Ian GregoryFrensham Pond SC‑131313511336
6th172Andrew JonesChew Valley Lake SC(OCS)3414117241
7th509Clive EplettFrensham Pond SC8157268(OCS)46
8th523Greg BoothPort Dinorwic5812996‑1349
9th359Giles PeckhamGurnard SC1512‑17833950
10th379Mark HarrisonGurnard SC‑149311811850
11th441John RichardsonRoyal Windermere YC9‑16671416456
12th130Stephen JonesChew Valley Lake SC675‑1818141262
13th372Steve MainNetley SC759161713(OCS)67
14th122John CharlesLeigh on Sea SC1217‑18101351168
15th470Francis BucknallLlandegfedd111016‑1716101073
16th472Stewart HawthornNetley SC/Royal Southern YC16181461212(DNC)78
17th362Adam KnightGuernesy YC1011101515(OCS)DNC81
18th154Simon GeymanDatchet Water SC(OCS)1415131015DNC87
19th446Jo MussonSaundersfoot & Tenby SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC120

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