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Craftinsure 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week - Day 2

by Tim Fells 5 Jul 18:10 BST 4-9 July 2021

In contrast to the first morning rain, competitors at Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week were greeted by a morning of sunshine though precious little wind.

RACE 3: RED v BLUE Flights, COURSE 1,3,1,3

With the start of the flood tide holding the fleet back and what little wind there was seeming to be on the Portlemouth shore, most of the fleet favoured that end of the line. However, it was those who took the gamble of the town side who prospered with less tide and a lifting port tack up the shore. Local legend Will Henderson and son Arthur read the conditions best to lead up to the Fort and cross over to Blackstone in the lead. Christian Birrell and Ali Potts were the only team to do well up the Portlemouth shore and rounded in second followed by Joe Mclaughlin and Sean Roberts performing well.

On the patchy run to Crossways, Will and Arthur's lead was eroded and Roger and Jane Gilbert came up into third place.

Having initially played the Fisherman's beach side on the next beat, all the leaders crossed back over to the town side at the Ferry. Christian and Ali benefited from some lifting port pressure to close in on Will and Arthur and in a tacking duel put a penalty on them. This also allowed Roger and Jane to pull through into second.

The final run closed up the leaders and Christian and Ali chose to take the Batson side up to the line. Although Roger and Jane made gains on the Fisherman's side, the tidal gain in the final 100 meters up from The Ferry brought Christian and Ali home clear ahead for their first bullet. Roger and Jane were a comfortable second ahead of the Hendersons.

Tim Fells and Fran Gifford got the better of a race long battle with Mark Waterhouse and Mat Currel to take fourth and fifth with Alex Jackson and Chris Kilsby recovering superbly from two 720 penalty turns to take sixth.

RACE 4: GREEN v BLACK Flights, Course 1,7,2,5

Conditions were much the same for the start of the afternoon race but with the wind swinging round to the SE and building as the race progressed. Once again, the Portlemouth shore was a popular end due to the line bias but with more wind on the town side, those who started there and got onto port early had some pressure to take them away into an early lead.

At Blackstone the leaders came from the town side with Simon Potts and Holly McArthur leading around from Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie ahead of Mike and Jane Calvert. Tom Gillard and Aaron Holman were the only team to take the Portlemouth shore route to be near the leaders and rounded fourth.

The run was a minefield with those who got low close to the town shore picking up a little breeze. Tom and Aaron moved into the lead but then the Calverts came through and picked up the new SE breeze to reach down through the harbour and extend away in increasing breeze down to Gerston.

From there on positions didn't change for the remainder of the long race. Mike and Jane took their first bullet of the week from Tom and Aaron who move into the overall lead with a 1,2. Ian Dobson and Charlotte Fildes brought the 'Rockatross' home in third ahead of Simon and Holly who added a fourth to take second overall.

Big climbers for the second day were Taxi Davis and Pippa Kilsby who were well back at the start and kept moving up the leader board to take fifth. Steve Crook and Sally Townend sailed a really strong race to keep their Hollingworth counterparts (Winder and Whitworth) at bay to take sixth.

All eyes are now on the forecast for Tuesday which looks like being top end after the main storm passes through overnight.

Results after day 2:

PosSail NoHull ColourFlightBoat nameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4
1st3759RedBlackRed MistressThomas GillardAaron HolmanSheffield Viking SC 1 2
2nd3802GreyBlackKhalessiSimon PottsHolly McArthurBurghfield Sailing Club 2 4
3rd3722GreyRedStealthRoger GilbertJane GilbertFrensham Pond Sailing Club4 2 
4th3691BlueBlackQuick FixMike CalvertJane CalvertAxe Sailing Club 6 1
5th3788BlueBlueBlue my mindChristian BirrellAli PottsWeymouth and Portland Sailing Academy 71 
6th3735White/GreyGreenAttack of the ClonesAndy DavisPippa KilsbySouth Staffs Sailing Club3  5
7th3726Blue/WhiteBlueArwenWill HendersonArthur HendersonSalcombe Yacht Club 53 
8th3703Black/WhiteGreenFaithlessRichard WhitworthJemima ScroggieParkstone Yacht Club1  8
9th3804BlueGreenRockatrossIan Dobson**Charlotte FildesRYA7  3
10th3795Blue/OrangeBlueGoonAlex JacksonMary HendersonShoreham Sailing Club 46 
11th3678BlackBlackNoraSteve CrookSally TownendHollingworth Lake Sailing Club 8 6
12th3807BlueGreenBalooTim SaxtonMary HendersonItchenor Sailing Club5  11
13th3803White/BlackBlueBlack SwanChris GouldCaroline CroftLymington Town Sailing Club 314 
14th3611GreyRedThe Phantom MenaceJenny DoddsChris DoddsNottingham Sailing Club8 11 
15th3676Blue/WhiteGreenHot TottyAntony GiffordJo GiffordRoyal Tay Yacht Club6  14
16th3716YellowRedCarbon FootprintSteve LeneyGill LeneyBlithfield Sailing Club14 7 
17th3641BlueWhiteBluePuff the magic dragonMark WaterhouseMat CurrelParkstone Yacht Club 175 
18th3812TBCRedMaumaharaPeter BallantineRob AllenSalcombe Yacht Club9 13 
19th3645BlueGreenBlue VelvetSteve HallAlison HallRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club12  10
20th3801GreyBlackPokeyMatt BiggsBeka JonesBlithfield Sailing Club 14 9
21st3709Blue/WhiteGreenWild at heartRob HendersonAlice MarkhamLymington Town Sailing Club15  12
22nd3687YellowGreenMellow YellowMatt GreenfieldHannah GreenfieldChew Valley Lake Sailing Club10  18
23rd3679Green/WhiteBlueDaddy's BoatNicholas HeginbothamWill SmithHollingworth Lake Sailing Club 1117 
24th3702Blue/PinkGreenSalmon en crouteDuncan SalmonHarriet SalmonSalcombe Yacht Club13  15
25th3764BlueRedFancy LiquorTim FellsFrances GiffordSalcombe Yacht ClubSCP 4 
26th3696WhiteGreenTiger TigerAlex WarrenJonty FreemanShoreham Sailing Club16  13
27th3749WhiteBlackStanleyColin AndersonSean AndersonBlithfield Sailing Club 9 21
28th3665BlueBlueStill not overRoss JacksonDave ReidShoreham Sailing Club 1812 
29th3724BlueRedSublimeJoe MclaughlinSean RobertsTamesis Club25 8 
30th3799Grey/WhiteBlueSimply ScrumptiousPaul RaysonChristian HillSalcombe Yacht Club 1023 
31st3598Black/WhiteRedBar HumbugRobert SmithLuke MoorsSalcombe Yacht Club20 15 
32nd3652PurpleGreenTime and tideJohn BellSuzi BellHampton Sailing Club19  16
33rd3705BlueRedTwo pints of lagerGeoff WrightKatie NkugwaBlithfield Sailing Club17 18 
34th3796Blue/WhiteRedROBERTAWilliam WarrenMegan PascoeShoreham Sailing Club28 9 
35th3787Red/WhiteGreenQuicksilverChris MartinSamuel BaileyMidland Sailing Club11  26
36th3659MintRedZenoJulian ParryJohn BurnHollingworth Lake Sailing Club21 16 
37th3690OrangeBlackGeneral LeeTim HarridgeLucy HarridgeHampton Sailing Club 13 25
38th3746White/GreyBlackPoint 'n' squirtJames Wells Starcross Sailing Club 12 27
39th3658WhiteBlueBernardChris JenningsRich CornesBurghfield Sailing Club 1624 
40th3784BlueGreenStrung alongTony JohnsonLou JohnsonLymington Town Sailing Club24  19
41st3683BlueGreenBlue BirdAlex HaymenChloe GeorgeLymington Town Sailing Club29  17
42nd3769GreyBlackThe Mighty DiscipleGraham Cranford SmithFiona Cranford SmithSalcombe Yacht Club 23 23
43rd3715BlackBlueTruly ScrumptiousRichard CookeRussell HallWembley Sailing Club 1534 
44th3622GreenRedThe EdgeChristian HamiltonJacintha Hamilton‑LoveDatchet Sailing Clab22 27 
45th3756BlueGreenROBERT (Loan authority received.)Sophie MackleyJames WardShoreham Sailing Club32  22
46th3731Grey/YellowBlueMayhemAndy Jones Burghfield Sailing Club 1938 
47th3773WhiteBlackNumber 34.Alan K WarrenWilliam CarrollShoreham Sailing Club 21 36
48th3563TBCBlack David HallClaire MillsBlackwater Sailing Club 22 35
49th3714BlueRedKevinAlan MarkhamSue MarkhamUpper Thames Sailing Club35 22 
50th3745GreyBlackOutnumberedPaul DeanHannah BurtWembley Sailing Club 25 33
51st3740BlueRedWhy AskPatrick BlakeJilly BlakeCookham Reach Sailing Club23 36 
52nd3607Black/WhiteBlueFifth ElementSteve ConroyAnna RaysonFishers Green Sailing Club 3326 
53rd3707BlackRedSuperfast JellyfishPhil Dalby**Oliver JenkinsCookham Reach Sailing Club/RYC30 29 
54th3725BlueBlackIsland GirlAndrew SquireLiz NorthSalcombe Yacht Club 26 34
55th3692BlueBlackNemoAndy Dalby*Julie NuttallThames Sailing Club 31 29
56th3794Grey/OrangeRedIcthysJulian HarmsTimothy HarmsMidland Sailing Club18 43 
57th3569PurpleGreenTime ZuluBen LulhamSamantha LulhamRutland Water Sailing Club31  32
58th3730BlueBlackBlood sweat and beersPaul HollisMichelle EvansBlithfield Sailing Club 20 44
59th3710BlueWhiteBlackParadigm ShiftJon IbbotsonIsobel StewartBurghfield Sailing Club 36 28
60th3748GreyRedWhite TigerNigel BrookeLou HoskenLymington Town Sailing Club36 28 
61st3813BlueRedPacemakerSteve HarlingSam WillsStarcross Sailing Club46 19 
62nd3753WhiteRedAppetite for destructionAndy BinesRebecca BinesBrightlingsea Sailing Club40 25 
63rd3697PurpleBlackToo dark and stormyRichard PageLucy CooperHampton Sailing Club 24 42
64th2663BlueRedTyrannosaurus RexChris HowarthMichael HamiltonBlackpool and Fleetwood Sailing Club26 40 
65th3657BlueBlackRevolutionAnthony LoftsFrancesca RolinSalcombe Yacht Club 28 38
66th3805WhiteBlackNermalDavid WinderLiv BellHollingworth Lake Sailing Club (DNF)DNC7
67th3704Grey/WhiteBlackFactory maidJemma HorwoodNikki BassThames Sailing Club 29 40
68th3789Blue/GreyGreenOff‑pisteNick ScroggieEdward ScroggieParkstone Yacht Club39  30
69th3648BlueBlueBang TidyAntonia WrightJamie WrightShoreham Sailing Club 3237 
70th3675WhiteBlueWhite Sauce er er (Loan authority receivDavid CroftRosemary CroftRYA 3535 
71st3790BlueBluePointerColin BrockbankVana VlastakiWembley Sailing Club (DNF)10DNC
72nd3757BlueGreenSpace HopperTim ParsonsAlan RitchieLyme Regis Sailing Club34  37
73rd3761GreyBlueBeast QuestDavid BurseyFrances BurseyParkstone Yacht Club 3042 
74th3547BlueBlackMoondance AssasinPeter MaleTim MaleBlithfield Sailing Club 34 41
75th3602Green/WhiteGreenAmbienceMartin EvansChris EvansCookham Reach Sailing Club27  50
76th3698MintRedTwinkle ToesDavid DownsEmily TaylorTata Steel Sailing Club33 44 
77th3647BlueBlackLiquid dreamsHywel Bowen PerkinsTBCSalcombe Yacht Club 39 39
78th3751BlueGreenNarniaPhil EmeryPhoebe PayneWhitstable Yacht Club48  31
79th3463PinkRedSmoke on the waterJonathan CowperTBCHunts Sailing Club47 33 
80th3539GreyBlackGansta ParadiseDan AlsopTBCLyme Regis Sailing Club (DNF)DNC20
81st3747GreyBlueNed (Loan authority received.)Jason AndrewsSandy RamusEastbourne Sailing Club (WAY)20DNC
82nd3797Dark BlueRedFata MorganMark ElkingtonSarah RobertsStarcross Sailing Club(DNF) 21DNC
83rd3485WhiteBlueAshlingBarry DunningJerry RookRoyal Lymington Yacht Club 3845 
84th3706GreyRedMonkey PuzzleKevin AndersonSadie AndersonSalcombe Yacht Club38 46 
85th3734BlackRedThe Black BoatPhilip AshworthAlison AshworthWeymouth Sailing Club43 41 
86th3727GreyGreenFragileMark StockbridgeJames GiffordBurghfield Sailing Club(BFD) DNC24
87th3511RedBlueHeaven SentAndrew MillsEllie MillsHampton Sailing Club 3748 
88th3625TBCBlackPoint BreakAndrew HarrisSarah WarrenTamesis Club 27 BFD
89th3548BlueRedFirestarterKevin RoseTim WilliamsUpper Thames Sailing Club42 47 
90th3644RedGreenMarleenJon BloicePhilippa BloiceWhitstable Yacht Club45  45
91st3767BlackBlueOne LoveBen ArcherOlivia BelliniParkstone Yacht Club  30DNC
92nd3589Red/WhiteGreenFat bottom girlJohn HollandsAlexandra ParkerHampton Sailing Club37  54
93rd3806BlueBlueBlue TitBen JonesHelen HilditchShoreham Sailing Club  31DNC
94th3567TurquoiseBlueFat Boy SlimMartin SmithKaren BestonBlithfield Sailing Club 4052 
95th3583BlueGreenBack to the futureBen EavesOliie MacleanRedditch Sailing Club44  48
96th3578WhiteBlueWhite RabbitGodfrey ClarkTim WilliamsFishers Green Sailing Club  32DNC
97th3672WhiteGreenBola BolaJohn CooperHilary BradshawWhitstable Yacht Club41  52
98th3771BlueRedSkip (Loan authority received).Laurie SmartAlex PauseyUpper Thames Sailing Club  39DNC
99th3770BlackBlackShinyJon StewardAnnabel StewardFishers Green Sailing Club (DNF)DNC43
100th3621BlueBlackRaunchyTristram SquirePeter SlackSalcombe Yacht Club (DNF)DNC46
101st3673WhiteGreenThe OldieEddy AtkinsJack NortonChew Valley Lake Sailing Club(WAY) DNC47
102nd3750GreyBlackIndiscretionNeal LillywhiteFreya LillywhiteBurghfield Sailing Club (DNF)DNC49
103rd2604RedBlueSatisfactionJeremy SteinSarah PercivalUpper Thames Sailing Club  49DNC
104th3587WhiteBlueMistralHenry MasonJack ToshBlithfield Sailing Club (DNF)50DNC
105th1097VarnishedBlackFlinkidinkStuart JenkinsImogen JenkinsHampton Sailing Club (DNF)DNC51
106th3561WhiteBlueSnortingJoe ShawPatricia HickeyWembley Sailing Club  51DNC
107th3530YellowGreenSir TopazMike CollesNigel DenchfieldMidland Sailing Club(DNF) DNC53
108th3586GreyBlueShadowplayKieron MasonGeorge MasonBlithfield Sailing Club (DNF)53DNC
109th3650LilacRedHead CaseGareth GriffithsKrysti GalpinLymington Town Sailing Club(DNF) 54DNC
110th3599RedBlueHarryNigel CooperAnnabel CooperHampton Sailing Club (DNF)55DNC
111th3800BlueBlueBramblesRichard BramleyTony ChealShoreham Sailing Club (DNF)56DNC
112th3502Blue/WhiteGreenShindigScott SmithChristopher SmithUpper Thames Sailing Club  DNCDNC
112th3333WhiteGreenPreciousJohn AdamsZoe AdamsTamesis Club  DNCDSQ
112th3341WhiteBlackAvalancheJohn HeathNicola ScaddonHampton Sailing Club (DNF)DNCDNF
112th3368RedRedDebutantIan LaingAndrew HuntHollingworth Lake Sailing Club(DNF) DNCDNC
112th3654BlackRedTales of AcapulcoGeoffrey CoxTBCParkstone Yacht Club(DNF) DNCDNC

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