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Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week - Day 5

by Tim Fells 8 Jul 18:09 BST 4-9 July 2021

Wednesday evening saw a lovely celebration of Spud Rowsell's life with humorous recollections from Alan Warren, Barry Dunning, Jon Turner, Keith Callaghan, Pat Blake and Scotty. A life well lived.

RACE 9: GREEN v BLACK Flights, COURSE 2,7,2,3,2,3

Thursday dawned with a light North-westerly that was struggling to find its way down to the start line. As if on cue a South-westerly found its way down the harbour to arrive with a minute to go. Anticipating a flat calm start, PRO Scud Stewart set a short first beat to Mill Bay. Mike and Jane Calvert navigated this very well to round first but with most of the fleet close behind them going on to the run it was hard to find clear air.

Those who had not made the best start had the opportunity to gybe away into clear air and made good progress down the town side and move into an early lead. However, they ran out of breeze at The Ferry and those who continued down Fisherman's got new breeze to move back into the lead. Going well were the Calverts, Matt Biggs and Beka Jones, Ian Dobson and Charlotte Fildes with Tom Gillard and Aaron Holman giving chase.

Following the long patchy run down to Gerston the breeze had built to give full hiking conditions as the leaders came back into the harbour. Ian and Charlotte had worked out a good lead from the Calverts and Matt and Beka. Tom and Aaron were on the charge and by the third beat to Mill Bay had moved through into second.

Ian and Charlotte carried on unchallenged to bring the Rockatross home for her first Salcombe win. Tom and Aaron in second had almost done enough to take the title with a race to spare but needed to see how Christian Birrell and Ali Potts performed in the afternoon race.

Taxi and Pippa clawed their way back into third to put them back in line for a podium position. The Calverts consolidated their podium position with fourth ahead of Matt and Beka and Antony and Jo Gifford gain a second top six placing.

RACE 10: RED v BLUE Flights, Course 1,3,2,4,1,3

With the breeze nicely settled in the South-West and with a strong flood tide running the question was whether it was a town or Portlemouth shore start. There was also a good right hander on the approach to Blackstone but that meant going out into the tide to benefit from it. The hot money was on the Portlemouth shore with the majority of the top teams lining up there.

Christian Birrell and Ali Potts (who needed to win their remaining two races to stop Tom and Aaron taking the title) won the start and led up the Portlemouth shore from Peter Ballentine and Rob Allen. However, it was Julian Parry and John Burn - who had stormed up the town side - who led around Blackstone.

Christian and Ali played the gusts down the run to take a good lead and were able to extend away over the long beats up the shore and gusty runs for the remainder of the course. Peter and Rob consolidated in second as did Chris Gould and Caroline Croft in third. Big climbers on the day were Alex Jackson and Chris Kilsby who flew up the last beat to take fourth. Tim Fells and Fran Gifford just sneaked past Roger and Jane Gilbert on the line to take fifth and sixth.

The maths is such that Christian and Ali can still win if they get a bullet in their afternoon race and Tom and Aaron fail to win the morning race.

Results after day 5:

PosSail noFlightBoat nameHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10
1st3759BlackRed MistressThomas GillardAaron Holman12212
2nd3788BlueBlue my mindChristian BirrellAli Potts71231
3rd3691BlackQuick FixMike CalvertJane Calvert61444
4th3804GreenRockatrossIan Dobson**Charlotte Fildes73571
5th3722RedStealthRoger GilbertJane Gilbert423106
6th3795BlueGoonAlex JacksonChris Kilsby46384
7th3812RedMaumaharaPeter BallantineRob Allen913122
8th3703GreenFaithlessRichard WhitworthJemima Scroggie181018
9th3803BlueBlack SwanChris GouldCaroline Croft3141623
10th3764RedFancy LiquorTim FellsFrances GiffordSCP4555
11th3801BlackPokeyMatt BiggsBeka Jones149665
12th3807GreenBalooTim SaxtonMary Henderson5116614
13th3678BlackNoraSteve CrookSally Townend8671211
14th3611RedThe Phantom MenaceJenny DoddsChris Dodds8118177
15th3676GreenHot TottyAntony GiffordJo Gifford61415166
16th3641BluePuff the magic dragonMark WaterhouseMat Currel165121411
17th3679BlueDaddy's BoatNicholas HeginbothamWill Smith11179139
18th3796RedROBERTAWilliam WarrenMegan Pascoe28912313
19th3645GreenBlue VelvetSteve HallAlison Hall121011929
20th3787GreenQuicksilverChris MartinSamuel Bailey112614813
21st3735GreenAttack of the ClonesAndy DavisPippa Kilsby351(BFD)3
22nd3696GreenTiger TigerAlex WarrenJonty Freeman161322149
23rd3802BlackKhalessiSimon PottsHolly McArthur24(DNF)57
24th3726BlueArwenWill HendersonArthur Henderson5347DNF
25th3749BlackStanleyColin AndersonSean Anderson921101823
26th3799BlueSimply ScrumptiousPaul RaysonChristian Hill102382912
27th3690BlackGeneral LeeTim HarridgeLucy Harridge1325111518
28th3659RedZenoJulian ParryJohn Burn2116212010
29th3756GreenROBERTSophie MackleyJames Ward3222181115
30th3563Black David HallClaire Mills2135141617
31st3746BlackPoint 'n' squirtJames WellsAnna Aylward1227181038
32nd3702GreenSalmon en crouteDuncan SalmonHarriet Salmon1315202535
33rd3658BlueBernardChris JenningsRich Cornes(DSQ)24798
34th3665BlueStill not overRoss JacksonDave Reid1712252530
35th3598RedBar HumbugRobert SmithLuke Moors2015223022
36th3692BlackNemoAndy Dalby*Julie Nuttall3029172016
37th3731BlueMayhemAndy Jones 1838212214
38th3709GreenWild at heartRob HendersonAlice Markham1512(DNF)422
39th3716RedCarbon FootprintSteve LeneyGill Leney1472217
40th3707RedSuperfast JellyfishPhil Dalby**Oliver Jenkins3029252315
41st3622RedThe EdgeChristian HamiltonJacintha Hamilton‑Love2227134023
42nd3715BlueTruly ScrumptiousRichard CookeRussell Hall1534172637
43rd3745BlackOutnumberedPaul DeanHannah Burt2433152433
44th3657BlackRevolutionAnthony LoftsFrancesca Rolin2738201727
45th3687GreenMellow YellowMatt GreenfieldHannah Greenfield1018(DNF)1230
46th3569GreenTime ZuluBen LulhamSamantha Lulham3132241925
47th3757GreenSpace HopperTim ParsonsAlan Ritchie3437132128
48th3652GreenTime and tideJohn BellSuzi Bell19163119
49th3724RedSublimeJoe MclaughlinSean Roberts258(DNF)3221
50th3705RedTwo pints of lagerGeoff WrightKatie Nkugwa17183318
51st3794RedIcthysJulian HarmsTimothy Harms1843192839
52nd3725BlackIsland GirlAndrew SquireLiz North2534163245
53rd3769BlackThe Mighty DiscipleGraham Cranford SmithFiona Cranford Smith2223303047
54th3675BlueWhite Sauce er erDavid CroftRosemary Croft3435263126
55th3790BluePointerColin BrockbankVana Vlastaki(DNF)10282331
56th3784GreenStrung alongTony JohnsonLou Johnson2419(DNF)2426
57th3761BlueBeast QuestDavid BurseyFrances Bursey2942232832
58th3625BlackPoint BreakAndrew HarrisSarah Warren26(BFD)292120
59th3805BlackNermalDavid WinderLiv Bell(DNF)79(BFD)21
60th3607BlueFifth ElementSteve ConroyAnna Rayson3226273935
61st3710BlackParadigm ShiftJon IbbotsonIsobel Stewart352826(BFD)12
62nd3539BlackGansta ParadiseDan AlsopTBC(DNF)201110
63rd3683GreenBlue BirdAlex HaymenChloe George2917(OCS)1343
64th3753RedAppetite for destructionAndy BinesRebecca Bines40252620
65th3773BlackNumber 34.Alan K WarrenWilliam Carroll20362731
66th3748RedWhite TigerNigel BrookeLou Hosken36283419
67th3789GreenOff‑pisteNick ScroggieEdward Scroggie3930(DNF)1834
68th3578BlueWhite RabbitGodfrey ClarkTim Williams32313325
69th3714RedKevinAlan MarkhamSue Markham35223629
70th3647BlackLiquid dreamsHywel Bowen PerkinsTBC3839284137
71st3727GreenFragileMark StockbridgeJames Gifford(BFD)24(OCS)1524
72nd3770BlackShinyJon StewardAnnabel StewardRDG43273742
73rd3730BlackBlood sweat and beersPaul HollisMichelle Evans194423(DNF)39
74th3806BlueBlue TitBen JonesHelen Hilditch311916
75th2663RedTyrannosaurus RexChris HowarthMichael Hamilton2640(DNF)3727
76th3734RedThe Black BoatPhilip AshworthAlison Ashworth4341344138
77th3697BlackToo dark and stormyRichard PageLucy Cooper23422448
78th3648BlueBang TidyAntonia WrightJamie Wright3137(OCS)3534
79th3706RedMonkey PuzzleKevin AndersonSadie Anderson3846314341
80th3485BlueAshlingBarry DunningJerry Rook3745324342
81st3813RedPacemakerSteve HarlingSam Wills46193836
82nd3751GreenNarniaPhil EmeryPhoebe Payne48312932
83rd3602GreenAmbienceMartin EvansChris Evans2750294651
84th3463RedSmoke on the waterJonathan CowperTBC4733334943
85th3583GreenBack to the futureBen EavesOliie Maclean44481935(DNF)
86th3704BlackFactory maidJemma HorwoodNikki Bass28404236
87th3740RedWhy AskPatrick BlakeJilly Blake233627DNF
88th3767BlueOne LoveBen ArcherOlivia Bellini303424
89th3698RedTwinkle ToesDavid DownsEmily Taylor33443244DNF
90th3547BlackMoondance AssasinPeter MaleTim Male33413844
91st3548RedFirestarterKevin RoseTim Williams42473933
92nd3587BlueMistralHenry MasonJack Tosh(DNF)5030(BFD)40
93rd3644GreenMarleenJon BloicePhilippa Bloice45454549
94th3750BlackIndiscretionNeal LillywhiteFreya Lillywhite(DNF)493641
95th3567BlueFat Boy SlimMartin SmithKaren Beston39525145
96th3511BlueHeaven SentAndrew MillsEllie Mills364845
97th3589GreenFat bottom girlJohn HollandsAlexandra Parker37544855
98th3672GreenBola BolaJohn CooperHilary Bradshaw4152OCS40
99th1097BlackFlinkidinkStuart JenkinsImogen Jenkins(DNF)514046
100th3621BlackRaunchyTristram SquirePeter Slack(DNF)464450
101st3561BlueSnortingJoe ShawPatricia Hickey514644
102nd3747BlueNedJason AndrewsSandy Ramus(WAY)20(DNF)BFDDNF
103rd3797RedFata MorganMark ElkingtonSarah Roberts(DNF)21OCS
104th3650RedHead CaseGareth GriffithsKrysti Galpin(DNF)54WAY28
105th3673GreenThe OldieEddy AtkinsJack Norton(WAY)47(OCS)4254
106th3333GreenPreciousJohn AdamsZoe Adams(DSQ)3351DNF
107th2604BlueSatisfactionJeremy SteinSarah Percival495046
108th3800BlueBramblesRichard BramleyTony Cheal(DNF)564747
109th3530GreenSir TopazMike CollesNigel Denchfield(DNF)534752
110th3368RedDebutantIan LaingAndrew Hunt(DNF)5048
111th3771RedSkipLaurie SmartAlex Pausey39DNF
112th3341BlackAvalancheJohn HeathNicola Scaddon(DNF)(DNF)4853
113th3586BlueShadowplayKieron MasonGeorge Mason(DNF)5349DNF
114th3599BlueHarryNigel CooperAnnabel Cooper(DNF)55WAY49
115th3502GreenShindigScott SmithChristopher Smith(DNF)DNF
115th3654RedTales of AcapulcoGeoffrey CoxTBC(DNF)

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