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Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff Nationals 2020 at Brixham Yacht Club - Day 3

by Ben Schooling 5 Sep 19:05 BST 3-6 September 2020
Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff National Championships 2020 day 3 © Natalie Hilton

Day 3 of the Noble Marine UK MUSTO Skiff Nationals 2020 saw 53 boats tackle another shifty day with the wind, once again, picking up in the final race, making for some interesting results across the day.

Race 7

Stealing an amusing quote from last nights' Finn report - once again it was 'as shifty as a group of politicians'.

Race 7 got away in a shifty 8-12 knots with northern monkeys, Danny Boatman and Bill Maughan meeting in first and second. Rob Richardson found the pressure down wind and led round the leeward mark with Boatman in 2nd.

After another shifty beat, Peter Greenhalgh went left and had a good lead at the top mark with Bruce Keen climbing to 2nd on the next run.

The 3rd lap saw Greenhalgh's trapeze wire snap at the top mark with a considerable lead and he managed to limp around the windward mark with Maughan, Keen and Boatman closely behind.

Maughan gybed early and left the other three to fight it out, and at the finish Keen came through to claim the win with Greenhalgh in 2nd and Boatman in 3rd.

Race 8

The Committee boat was favoured at the start and Billy Maughan frankly 'nailed it' and by half way up the first beat it appeared the writing was on the wall. Maughan led around the windward mark with a comfortable lead from a chasing pack including Brian Greensmith, Jono Shelley, Ian Trotter, Mike Matthews and several others.

The first run was mostly sensible and Maughan extended his lead with Shelley rounding second from Mike Matthews. Things then got a little fickle, but Maughan charged on. Mike Matthews sailed an excellent beat to round second, together with Greensmith and Trotter. Shelley and Tarboton were next round and gybe set into pressure and overhauled the pack in front, who sailed a much longer leg.

Onto the 3rd beat and Billy 'parked up' in little wind whilst Tarboton and Shelley managed to pick up pressure. Billy could do nothing but wait whilst they caught and passed him and rounded ahead. Down the last run Tarboton split from Shelley and it was Shelley who crossed ahead when they came back together, but on the final gybe into the line, Tarboton had a slick gybe into pressure to take a well-earned win from Shelley and (the robbed) Maughan.

Race 9

With a port biased line, Andy Rice made one of his signature pin end port tack starts to cross the entire fleet for the start of race 9. With the breeze dropping up the beat, Peter Greenhalgh made the best of the puffs to round first followed by Ben Clegg and Jono Shelley, both coming from the right. The gusts and shifts continued to make the race challenging to navigate, but Greenhalgh managed to find his way through it to extend his lead and win the race. Shelley snuck past Clegg, to grab 2nd place. With the wind suddenly increasing and shifting on the last run, it made for some wild rides into the finish with a few swimming within sight of the finish line.

Going into the final day, Greenhalgh now has a slender lead over Bruce Keen. With a lighter forecast for tomorrow, it's all to play for in the remaining few races.

Results after Day 3:

PosHelmSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1stPeter Greenhalgh609Warsash158‑20812‑9126
2ndBruce Keen534Stokes Bay SC‑111‑161112110430
3rdSam Pascoe605Castle Cove53‑2773‑1998540
4thJono Shelley566Ullswater YC14912113‑18‑232253
5thEuan Hurter464PYC / DBSC9121109‑1777‑1655
6thAndy Tarboton525Henley Midmar YC12411‑25‑3016171768
7thBen Clegg614Brightlingsea SC215‑43‑191071516368
8thWilliam Maughan556Chew Valley Lake SC430‑3314‑323431068
9thJames Hilton593Dalgety Bay SC327‑46‑37124124870
10thStuart Keegan619DRSC238‑411328136‑3273
11thMike Matthews294SYC172‑36419‑258131275
12thBen Schooling544Stokes Bay SC71469‑37‑211851877
13thRob Richardson303Royal Windermere YC‑34‑371827102417684
14thIan Trotter546Derwent Reservoir SC‑26173184(RET)11211791
15thAndy Rice364Stokes Bay SC1324‑283‑3891025993
16thDanny Boatman530Derwent SC(BFD)22‑32121563181995
17thDan Vincent557Stokes Bay / RNSA‑381013‑33175142223104
18thPaul Molesworth582Stokes Bay SC186‑372162029(RET)11111
19thNeale Jones611ISC2516927(UFD)11‑321222122
20thJoshua Bellben375Stokes Bay SC24201024‑262416‑3115133
21stTom Conway500Derwent Reservoir SC31193151113‑3529‑38139
22ndBrian Greensmith219Derwent Reservoir SC829‑5241(UFD)15251113142
23rdJosh Dawson289Derwent‑4711‑3935527261425143
24thKieran Graham200Derwent Reservoir SC193214624‑3628‑4321144
25thDavid Annan535Grafham Water SC20337‑392012‑392826146
26thAndrew Gould584Emsworth Slipper SC152323‑38162320‑3028148
27thBrennan Robinson350GWSC / RNYC‑3628‑428213562733158
28thIan Escritt598Yorkshire Dales SC16384232328‑4139‑43171
29thSeraga Samus547Stokes Bay SC‑44251736‑4622313214177
30thGuy Rivington216Stokes Bay SC‑41‑4825222834223324188
31stRichard Smith419Wilsonian SC30213529‑4214‑403427190
32ndFred Cudmore86DWSC32‑4515323138‑451529192
33rdDavid Hivey594WPNSA287241518(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC200
34thRobbie Wilson549Wormit Boating Club1018203114(RET)(RET)RETDNC201
35thCallum Escritt75Yorkshire Dales SC33‑3922633‑43363835203
36thEd Chapman333Woollahra SC613517(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC203
37thJason Rickards315CVL SC35342130‑39313720(DNC)208
38thIan Stone113Maidenhead SC43‑472645342621‑4620215
39thTom Taylor265GWSC213138‑462730(OCS)4231220
40thJohn Piatt178Stokes Bay SC29‑4622‑512239344144231
41stRon Barnes542Thorpebay27‑4130‑493632333736231
42ndBen Paton586Lymington Town SC(DNS)(DNC)194025RET540DNC237
43rdJoseph Trotter253Derwent Reservoir SC‑4840441644424219(RET)247
44thMichael Sims206Carsington373529284029(DNC)(DNC)DNC252
45thNathan Stainer469Stokes Bay SC‑453634424133(RET)3534255
46thStewart Walker167Yorkshire Dales SC4643‑51‑502937382342258
47thJoshua Bell147Chew Valley Lake SC(DNC)(DNC)40343545303641261
48thRobert Trotter334Derwent Reservoir SC3944‑504443402726‑45263
49thDave Poston616Ullswater YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC192430289
50thPaul Anderson58Largs4242‑48‑474541434439296
51stJames Nuttall97Chew Valley Lake SC40‑49‑47434744444537300
52ndGeorge Cousins302Restonguet SC222645(RET)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC309
53rdStephen Wright543Stokes Bay SC(DNF)50494848(RET)RETRET40343

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