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Nordic Folkboat UK National Championships at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

by Chris Baldwick 4 Oct 19:35 BST 21-22 September 2019

17 Nordic Folkboats competed for the 2019 National Championships. PRO Ken Kershaw, ably assisted by Gary Barnett, had some lovely conditions for everyone to play with on the Saturday with sun and a South easterly force 4-6.

Fleet Captain Chris Baldwick showed no ill effects of cracked ribs to bring Bonnie home ahead of Tak and FlutterBy in race 1.

Stuart and Caroline Watson's Crackerjack put a disappointing race behind them to win the second and third races.

Jeremy Austin's Tak was the leader at the end of the first day with 2,2,4 in the results.

If Saturday was sublime Sunday was a little different.

After a wait for a wet and soggy frontal system to pass through, the fleet got away in a filthy squall. Early leader Chris Hill's Padfoot made the most of a big shift just ahead of FlutterBy only for the race to be abandoned. From the restart Ed Donald's Madeleine made the best of some excellent lay line calls to win ahead of FlutterBy and Tak.

Further back, the results meant that in the last race Crackerjack needed to finish in the top four places and ahead of Tak to win the Championship.

Padfoot lead the final race from start to finish ahead of Madeleine and FlutterBy. Tak had been in fourth for much of the race only to have a problem at a leeward mark when her traveller exploded!

This allowed Mistral and Crackerjack past and Crackerjack just managed to finish fourth and thus secure the Championship win on count-back from Tak, in a repeat of the same situation in 2018!

Overall Results:
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PosBoatSail noClubEntered ByR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stCrackerjack718RLymYCStuart Watson‑7115411
2ndTak713RLymYCJeremy Austin2423‑611
3rdMadelaine707RSolYCEd Donald‑5551213
4thFlutterby727RLymYCPeter Tunney3‑762314
5thMistral732RLymYCClaire & Julian Sowry433‑7515
6thBonnie736RLymYCChris Baldwick1298(DNF)20
7thPadfoot723RLymYCChris Hills6‑976120
8thNjord692RSolYCPatrick Farrell‑8644822
9thOtter729LTSCNicholas Ingram1212‑139740
10thFritha743RLymYCNigel Campling & Gill Thomas‑111110101142
11thScaramouche738RLymYCJohn Whyte(DNS)148111245
12thJos672RLymYCChris Brown‑141014121046
13thSvane702RSolYCHarry Hall9812(DNC)DNC47
14thSAMPHIRE OF OYKEL712RLymYCGraham Coulter / James Hoare13‑151513950
15thWOMBAT664RLymYCJonathon Proctor101311(DNC)DNC52
16thAjax747RSYCJohn Gallimore15(DNS)DNCDNCDNC69
17thNordic Bear731RLymYCJohn Barns(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC72

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