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RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship - Day 2

by Pete Purkiss 13 Sep 19:41 BST 12-15 September 2020

Race three:

The fleet got off in marginal trapezing conditions. Jerry Wales made the most of the shifty wind conditions to round the windward mark just ahead of Pete Purkiss. After a close downwind tussle Pete Purkiss was forced to tack off to clear his wind, caught a lucky shift on the right-hand side to take the lead from Jerry.

Pete won the race, Jerry was second and Rob Higgins took third. However, while they were battling a course move flag was misunderstood for shortened course. The Pied Piper Matt Conner led a group of fellow Queen Mary SC members incorrectly to the finish.

Race four:

The race started in a falling breeze. The first beat was sailed in shifty conditions and Pete, after being buried at the start, took a flier and went hard right only to round the windward mark first. He was followed by Liam and Jerry. These three boats had a close battle downwind with Liam displaying superior speed despite Jerry's attempts to catch him. Liam went on to win the race, followed by Jerry and Pete. Ian Swann was fourth. Graham Blake had a good day coming fifth.

Race five:

The wind by this stage was often as low as four knots so the Race Officer decided to send the fleet ashore under a postponement in the hope of a sea breeze building. The race was postponed for the day.

Results after Day 2:

PosFleetSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stGold1060Jerry WalesWindsport‑53227
2ndGold1029Rob HigginsChew Valley Lake SC223‑67
3rdGold1063Theo GalyerHayling Island SC116‑108
4thGold1042Pete PurkissBrightlingsea SC‑44138
5thGold1062Matt CarterLancing SC354‑712
6thGold1032Liam WillisLymington Town SC66‑12113
7thGold1022Ian SwannHayling Island SC‑1675416
8thGold944James BaylissQueen Mary SC797‑1123
9thSilver914Graham BlakeQueen Mary SC911‑14525
10thGold1041Matthew ConnerQueen Mary SC88‑13925
11thSilver1067Simon HamiltonQueen Mary SC13(RET)8829
12thSilver808Turner JamesHayling Island SC10‑1291231
13thSilver982Roland SmithHayling Island SC1110‑161435
14thSilver859Peter OnionsDraycote SC121310‑1535
15thSilver931Malcolm StreetonHayling Island SC14‑16111338
16thSilver1035Roger TaylorHayling Island SC1514(DNF)1746
17thSilver1061Andrew WrightQueen Mary SC‑1715151646

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