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Performance Sailing - Prepare Better, Sail Faster by Steve Colgate
 Performance Sailing - Prepare Better, Sail Faster by Steve Colgate

Harken Winter Series at Largs Sailing Club

by Martin Latimer 3 Dec 2019 06:21 GMT

In its third year, Scotland's top winter series hosted 44 boats that raced in this year's HARKEN Largs SC Winter Series. With 18 races scheduled, 14 excellent races were delivered by the Largs team in varied and often difficult conditions.

There were some great battles over two course styles - windward leeward (Long Fleet) for the faster boats and trapezoidal (Short Fleet) for the single-handers and slower boats.

In the Long Fleet Josh Kerr and Ali Kent got to terms with balancing on their B14 in light airs to rack up 4 x first places to win over Martin Faulkner and Bill Forsyth's RS200 (2nd) with Phil and Carol Anderson's twin-wire Cherub hanging on to 3rd with the margin between 1st & 3rd being just 4.6pts.

In the Short Fleet it was a D-Zero benefit with the top 5 places (out of 28 boats including 8 D-zeros) going to D-Zeros in a well-mixed fleet. These pesky Zero guys are getting a wee bitty competitive leading up to the 2020 Nationals (at Largs). In truth the real battle was between Jon Basset and the previously unbeatable Alistair McLaughlin (Stork) from Prestwick SC with Jon posting 7 x firsts (and 8pts) to Stork's 7 x firsts but 9pts nett, third was Alan Henderson (PSC) and fourth Martin Latimer (LSC).

Largs SC are "pure chuffed" to have finally taken the mantle of winners of both classes from their friendly rivalry with PSC!

Thanks go to Harken who have stepped up every year to support the open racing at Largs and this year were exceptionally generous (supporting also the New Year race and 2020 Spring Series). Thanks to all - the racing couldn't have happened without our competitors, youths, volunteers, race and club secretaries.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewClubPYR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14Pts
Long Fleet
1stB14 TIN RIG702Josh KerrAli KentLSC890OODOODOOD2‑6‑4(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)11‑5119.6
2ndRS 200930Martin FaulknerBill ForsythLSC1046‑211122(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)OODOODOOD11.2
3rdCHERUB3218Phil AldersonCarol AldersonLSC9031(RET)DNSOODOODOOD11(DNS)‑6‑53(OCS)‑414.4
4thRS 4001294Mike GrantAlan BirseLSC942‑42DNS3‑5‑5OODOODOOD‑7‑7‑42320.8
5thOSPREY1327Chris NicholDawn MacraeLSC928DNS(RET)DNS43(DNS)(DNC)21OODOOD(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)25.4
6thA CLASS18Hugh Macgregor LSC684(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)543(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)8464539
7thRS 100 8.4209Simon Limb LSC1004(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)2RETDNSDNCDNC13RET59
9thRS 40094AMartin FaulknerBill ForsythLSC942(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)332DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC93
11thRS 200951Dan SmithRebecca JefferyLSC104633DNS(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC94
12thRS 200930AAndy McDaidKaren McDaidLSC1046(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC2OCS296
13thRS 200930BBill ForsythDavid WilliamsLSC1046(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC48OODOODOOD100.8
15thRS 400738Ian NichollsGareth OwenLSC942(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC52DNCDNCDNC109
16thRS 200447Andrew MaloneAshleigh BrownLSC1046(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC26DNCDNCDNC110
Short Fleet
1stDEVOTI D‑ZERO306Jon Bassett LSC1029‑1‑11OODOODOOD‑211‑2‑41‑218
2ndDEVOTI D‑ZERO22Alistair Mclauglin PSC1029(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)1111‑2(DNC)1121(DNC)9
3rdDEVOTI D‑ZERO233Alan Henderson PSC1029(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑14244‑725333‑626
4thDEVOTI D‑ZERO57Martin Latimer LSC1029(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)332854OODOOD(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)33.4
5thDEVOTI D‑ZERO215Johnathan Briggs LSC10294(RET)DNS24(DNS)54(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)55(DNC)38
6thLASER180764Gavin McGill LSC1099OODOODOOD12.5(OCS)3333(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)39.2
7thDEVOTI D‑ZERO265Billy McCarlie LSC1029‑86(DNS)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)66572‑96846
8thDEVOTI D‑ZERO251Stuart Moss LSC1029OODOODOOD578‑10‑1164‑10‑14‑13(DNF)48
9thPHANTOM1271Mark Edwards LSC1002OODOODOOD(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(RET)98‑1157(RET)249.6
10thLASER RADIAL176705David Williams LSC11456357OCS5(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)119(DNC)61
11thDEVOTI D‑ZERO242Eamon Rankin PSC1029(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)999(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)106108566
12thBYTE CII897Jamie Tennant LSC1138(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)8810‑13‑1310.537‑1312967.5
13th42053839Finlay HerringtonTess CrooksLSC1111753(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC47387
14thSOLO4959M Todd  1143(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)456(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC84489
15th42051989Eva HerringtonMatthew GeorgeLSC1111224(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC6111093
16thEUROPE396Sam Sloss LSC1141RET(DNC)DNS667912(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC93
17thLASER RADIAL134245Sarah Green PSC114534DNS151211(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC112
18thRS VISION1022Andy McdaidCameron McdaidLSC1137(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)1110DNS71010.5(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC119.5
19thLASER134245Sarah Green PSC1099(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC6912107131
20thRS VISION22AStephen HarrisonLisa GriffinLSC1137(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)RETDNS9911DNCDNCDNC147
22ndLASER RADIAL146655Scott Dunlop PSC1145(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)1214DNC1212DNCDNCDNC166
24thRS FEVA XL3Ruari HerringtonFinley BriggsLSC124098DNS(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC171
27thOPTIMIST5687Ruari Herrington LSC1642(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)12.513DNS(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC183.5

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