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Chichester Yacht Club August Series

by Mark Green 2 Sep 2020 06:20 BST 29-31 August 2020
Chichester Yacht Club August Series © Mark Green

CYC's August series took place over three days. Each day provided a new challenge, with the extremes of strong winds followed by no wind.

On Day 1 with light wind, scattered showers and some ominous black clouds forming in the distance, the Race Officer, Roger Millet, set a course using the fixed marks, but added a Green Spherical mark to provide a good start. As the first race completed a series of strong squalls passed through the lake. The second race saw the assymetric 2000's enjoying some fast reaches.

With a very high tide, there was still water to launch an hour after the racing had finished.

Day 2 had strong northerly wind from the start, with gusts well over 25 knots, the fleet waited on the shore for the forecast reduction in strength. After an hours postponement, the Race Officer, Ian Payne, set a course that used the full lake area and provided a long beat up to Bowling. In the first race the fast fleet was reduced to two boats, Nick and Roger Eliman in their RS400 pulled away from Alastair and Manu Jenkin in their 2000. The medium fleet had four competitors, two Solos and two Lasers. The Laser of Charlie Porter won the race. In the Slow fleet, Samual Tonks sailing with great confidence in the strong wind took the win.

The second race saw the wind subside and more boats took to the water. In the Fast fleet the tables were turned as Alastair and Manu managed to keep the RS400 in site and take the win on Handicap, In the Medium fleet it was another win for Charlie Porter. In the Slow fleet, Lottie Cheeseman sailing a Laser 4.7 managed to win over the water, but when the handicap was applied it was a dead-heat with Sam Tonks in his RS Tera pro.

Day 3, was held on the Bank Holiday Monday with wind barely registering on the scale. The fleet launched and drifted to the start line. Some sailors gave up and returned to the beach. The Race Officer Meryl Dean, set a simple triangle course, but in such light conditions it was still a marathon to get around the course. Bill Grose and Sally Cantello won both fast fleet races in their Scorpion. The Medium fleet races were won by Lawrence Murray in a Solo and Roger Millett in a Hadron H2. The Slow fleet first race was won by Isabella Tonks sailing her Optimist with Pete Harrison taking the second race in his Foxer.

Over the six race series the Fast Fleet was won by Alastair and Manu Jenkin, consistently scoring first and second places and the only Fast Fleet boat to complete all six races in the Series. The Medium Fleet was won by Ian Payne in his Laser. The Slow fleet was won by Pete Harrison in his Foxer, followed closely by Samuel Tonks in his Tera.

September sees a return to normal club schedule with the start of the Autumn series.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat TypeHelmCrewPYR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
Fast/Modern Fleet
1st26542000Alastair JenkinManu Jenkin11141‑3‑21226
2nd372RS VAREOMark Green 10934(DNC [11])Duty [4]Duty [4](DNC [11])DNC [11]23
3rd2033SCORPIONBill GroseSally Cantello1041(DNC [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]1124
4th1386RS 400Nick EllimanRoger Elliman942(DNC [11])(DNC [11])12DNC [11]DNC [11]25
5th216762000Chris Hodge 111422(DNC [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]26
6th217312000Micheal OlliffPaula Olliff111451(DNC [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]28
7th225422000Helen GreenStephen Green11143(DNF [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]3DNC [11]28
8th1497RS 200Paul Mapstone 1046(DNC [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]4DNF [11]37
9th381RS VAREOTim Spencer 10936(DNF [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]DNC [11]39
10th343CANOE INTERNATIONAL NO KITEPhil Allen 888(DNC [11])(DNF [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]DNC [11]DNC [11]44
Classic/Medium Fleet
1st166550LASERIan Payne 110041Duty [2.5]Duty [2.5](DNC [13])(DNC [13])10
2nd5237SOLODerek Jackman 11423335(DNC [13])(DNC [13])14
3rd181047LASERCharlie Porter 1100(DNC [13])(DNC [13])112DNC [13]17
4th5223SOLOPaul Thornton 1142(DNC [13])(DNC [13])DNC [13]45224
5th159429LASERChris Merryfield‑Day 11007(DNF [13])4(DNF [13])4DNC [13]28
6th186259LASERMark Gardner 110012(DNC [13])(DNC [13])DNC [13]DNC [13]29
7th131HADRON H2Roger Millett 1034(DNC [13])(DNC [13])DNC [13]DNC [13]3130
8th5400SOLOIan Lissamore 1142(DNC [13])(DNC [13])22DNC [13]DNC [13]30
9th13323GP 14Nick ColbourneBiddy Colbourne11302(DNF [13])(DNC [13])3DNC [13]DNC [13]31
10th393EUROPEGeoff Newman 11416(DNF [13])(DNC [13])6DNC [13]DNC [13]38
11th4815SOLOLawrence Murray 1142(DNC [13])(DNC [13])DNC [13]DNC [13]1DNC [13]40
12th5626SOLOClive Bush 11425(DNF [13])(DNC [13])DNC [13]DNC [13]DNC [13]44
Slow Fleet
1st49FOXERPeter Harrison 147511(DNC [11])(DNC [11])215
2nd2333RS TERA PROSamuel Tonks 1359‑4‑611.5338.5
3rd138274LASER 4.7Lottie Cheeseman 12086331.5(DNC [11])(DNC [11])13.5
4th45722TOPPEROliie Laker 1365‑54235‑614
5th6340OPTIMISTIsabelle Tonks 16422(DNF [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]1216
6thnonumTOPPERHazel Swain 136585(DNC [11])(DNC [11])4421
7th20289TOPPERSeth Swain 13657(DNC [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]6529
8th33CHICHESTER SCOWIan Barnett 1475(DNF [11])2(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]DNC [11]35
9thmsMEDINA SCOWLinda Kelsall‑Barnett 15003(DNF [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNC [11]DNC [11]36
10th242BYTEKaren Cheeseman 11909(DNC [11])(DNC [11])DNC [11]DNF [11]DNC [11]42

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