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Crewing To Win by Saskia Clark

Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championships - Day 3

by Calum Healey 14 Sep 2020 21:29 BST 12-15 September 2020
RS800 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals day 3 © RS Sailing

With what promised to be the windiest day of the regatta the fleets headed out to the bay for four races to come. As we joined the cruise liners in Weymouth Bay we were greeted by a slight South Westerly chop and very little wind.

After an hour and a half of waiting the call was made to sail back into the harbour where we were greeted by a 12 knot South Easterly which gradually built above 15 knots for the races that day. Racing quickly got under way with Hayling boats leading the way to the first windward mark but Cameron Stewart's quick exit from the boat left Alice Masterman wondering what she had done wrong and allowed Megan Brickwood and Stephanie Orton to enter the top three. The girls then managed to overtake Rob Gullan and Calum Healey to take second place.

The second race came to much the same with the top three being the same again with Rob and Calum managing to stay ahead of the girls this time. The third race came with a slight ease in the pressure, after two laps the race leaders Tom Morris and Guy Fillmore decided they had had enough of that race and sailed through the finish line to victory only to realise they had another lap to go! Fortunately, they managed to convince most of the top ten that it was a two-lap race who followed them, only to realise their mistake and head up round the finish buoy.

The final race of the day brought a fresh increase in pressure and Tom and Guy keen to make it a prefect day. With the fleet pushing the line and one boat being caught over the fleet got away, Rob and Calum came in from the left hand side to tack around the windward mark where they managed to stay ahead of Tom and Guy to claim the final win of the day. They were then closely followed by Hugh Shone and Fiona Hampshire, with Luke and Emma McEwen nipping at their heels.

Going into the final day with a light forecast Tom and Guy lead the pack with eight points and a healthy lead but behind them second to sixth is closely contested with only five points separating the group. This group also contains the battle for top female crew with Fiona, Steph and Emma only separated by three points!

Results after Day 3:

PosGold/ SilverSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stGold1144Tom MorrisGuy FillmoreHayling Island SC1‑32(UFD)11128
2ndGold1220Luke McEwenEmma McEwenRoyal Lymington YC6212‑7‑95420
3rdGold1231Hugh ShoneFiona HampshireSwanage SC213‑18‑1074320
4thGold1124Robert GullanCalum HealeyHayling Island SC4‑65(UFD)326121
5thGold961Megan BrickwoodStephanie OrtonWPNSA‑97‑93232522
6thGold1207Phil WalkerJohn MatherHayling Island SC55‑1114‑113624
7thGold1215Joseph BradleyBenjamin BradleyHayling Island SC7(RET)44114‑15737
8thGold1154Cam StewartAlice MastermanHayling Island SC39‑12888‑12945
9thGold1171James PentyEddie GraysonBeaver SC‑194‑151195101352
10thGold1232Cameron MossDarrol MossLyme Regis SC‑168‑141456131258
11thSilver825Tom WalkerJames CurtisWest Wittering SC17106(UFD)12107(UFD)62
12thSilver1131Madeleine AndersonTom BallintineWPNSA‑22(RET)187613141169
13thGold1045Claire LaskoEdward DyerHayling Island SC8141351515‑18(RET)70
14thSilver1203Grace FellTim GrattonNetley SC1411‑1613‑171481070
15thGold88Ralph SingletonMike ChapmanRestronguet SC13‑187(UFD)1312161475
16thSilver1129Fin ArmstrongSam JonesRoyal Torbay YC(OCS)1610121416‑20876
17thGold1188Daniel GoodmanDebbie ClarkStokes Bay SC1115‑196‑1919111678
18thGold1204Martin OrtonIan Brooks/Alex OrtonChichester YC/Trearddur Bay SC‑18121715‑181791787
19thSilver1163Tim DickinsonStephenie DickinsonHayling Island SC1513‑22171618‑191594
20thSilver982Leo WilkinsonToby BloomfieldMaidenhead SC1022810(DNC)(DNC)DNC2095
21stSilver1014Sam WallerMatt RhodesBeaver SC‑2019‑211620201718110
22ndSilver1164Russ GibbsEmma PhilipsStarcross YC2117239(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC120
23rdSilver1011Simon ClarkJames FullerLyme Regis SC2321‑2419(RET)212119124
24thSilver1008Ben PalmerBruna de QueirozHayling Island SC122020(UFD)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC127

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