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Craftinsure 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Week - Overall

by Tim Fells 9 Jul 20:36 BST 4-9 July 2021

With the title still not decided, competitors were welcomed by more breeze than had been forecast, again from the South-West giving very enjoyable sailing conditions.

RACE 11: RED v BLACK Flights, COURSE 1,3,1,7

After the first General Recall of the week, the fleet were clean away with tide under them. Tim Fells, sailing with Sandy Ramus after Fran Gifford had sustained a beach games injury, played the shifts up the middle to round Blackstone first.

On the run back against the tide William Warren and Megan Pascoe kept in the pressure to round Crossways ahead but then fell out of phase going up through the harbour to allow Simon Potts and Holly McArthur through to lead followed by Roger and Jane Gilbert.

At this stage Tom Gillard and Aaron Holman were in sixth and finding it hard to find the overtaking opportunities. Consequently, they started to spin the dice into some of the less popular parts of the Ria.

On the long run down to Gerston and the beat back to the line, there were close fought battles throughout the top six with nice shifts, gusts and tidal advantages to the taken. At the line Roger and Jane just did enough to get up past Simon and Holly to take their first bullet of the week. Mike and Jane Calvert again had a great end to the race to get their noses in front of Tim and Sandy on the line who in turn were just ahead of Peter Ballantine and Rob Allen. Jenny and Chris Dodds were flying up the last beat to be a strong sixth.

So, with Tom and Aaron in eighth the title went to the last race.

RACE 12: GREEN v BLUE Flights, Course 1,3,1,3,1,3

The afternoon race was pure box office.

The wind had shut down over lunch but started to return from the South-West for the start. The good money was to start at the Portlemouth end and Alex Warren and Jonty Freeman absolutely nailed it to take a clear lead up past Smalls Cove only to run aground and allow Alex Jackson and Chris Kilsby up into the lead to Blackstone, followed by Taxi and Pippa Kilsby and, importantly, Christian Birrell and Ali Potts.

Alex and Chris continued to lead up to Fishermans where they ran aground with Chris having to get out. This allowed Taxi and Pippa to catch up and after a tacking duel take the lead at Blackstone from Alex and Chris with Christian and Ali a very close third. Big gainers were Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie who played the town side to close right up in fourth.

On the run to Crossways, Christian and Ali took a lower line and when the leading two ran into a whole near the Fuel Barge, they carried pressure through below to take the all important lead. These three then engaged in a boat for boat tacking battle up the Portlemouth shore with Christian and Ali just maintaining their advantage, but with Richard and Jemima attacking up the town side, actually being ahead at the club line but still having to cross the tide.

On the final run, Christian and Ali with one hand on the trophy ran into a hole 100 yards before Crossways and the three chasing boats with more pressure went through underneath them. Taxi and Pippa rounded first and opted for the town side followed by Richard Whitworth and again that proved the fast route with both of them coming in ahead of Christian and Ali with Alex and Chris in fourth. Chis Kilsby and Caroline Croft also took the town side to come in fifth ahead of Mark Waterhouse and Matt Curel having a great race.

After this nail-biting race in which Christian and Ali had the win snatched from their hands at the very end, the champions of Salcombe Gin Merlin Week are Tom Gillard and Aaron Holman. This talented team have managed all the variable conditions that Salcombe has thrown at them to triumph in their first year in the class and on their first visit to Salcombe Week. Quite some performance!

Overall Results:

PosSail noHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1st3759Thomas GillardArran Holman 1 2 21 2 ‑8 8
2nd3788Christian BirrellAli Potts ‑71 2 3  1 310
3rd3735Andy DavisPippa Kilsby3  51  (BFD)3  113
4th3722Roger GilbertJane Gilbert4 2  3 ‑10 61 16
5th3691Mike CalvertJane Calvert ‑6 1 44 4 3 16
6th3812Peter BallantineRob Allen9 ‑13  1 2 25 19
7th3703Richard WhitworthJemima Scroggie1  8‑10  18  220
8th3802Simon PottsHolly McArthur 2 4 (DNF)5 7 2 20
9th3795Alex JacksonChris Kilsby 46 3 ‑8  4 421
10th3804Ian Dobson**Charlotte Fildes7  35  71  ‑923
11th3764Tim FellsFrances Gifford(SCP) 4  5 5 54 23
12th3803Chris GouldCaroline Croft 314 ‑16 2  3 527
13th3726Will HendersonArthur Henderson 53 4 7  (DNF) 1029
14th3807Tim SaxtonMary Henderson5  116  6‑14  836
15th3801Matt BiggsBeka Jones ‑14 9 66 5 10 36
16th3611Jenny DoddsChris Dodds8 11  8 ‑17 76 40
17th3678Steve CrookSally Townend 8 6 7‑12 11 11 43
18th3796William WarrenMegan Pascoe‑28 9  12 3 139 46
19th3641Mark WaterhouseMat Currel ‑165 12 14  11 648
20th3676Antony GiffordJo Gifford6  1415  ‑166  1253
21st3645Steve HallAlison Hall12  1011  9‑29  1153
22nd3679Nicholas HeginbothamWill Smith 1117 9 13  9 ‑2459
23rd3658Chris JenningsRich Cornes (DSQ)24 7 9  8 1765
24th3696Alex WarrenJonty Freeman16  13‑22  149  1567
25th3709Rob HendersonAlice Markham15  12(DNF)  422  1871
26th3787Chris MartinSamuel Bailey11  2614  813  ‑2872
27th3756Sophie MackleyJames Ward‑32  2218  1115  773
28th3716Steve LeneyGill Leney14 7    22 1714 74
29th3799Paul RaysonChristian Hill 1023 8 ‑29  12 2275
30th3746James WellsAnna Aylward 12 27 1810 ‑38 13 80
31st3749Colin AndersonSean Anderson 9 21 1018 23 (BFD) 81
32nd3690Tim HarridgeLucy Harridge 13 25 1115 18   82
33rd3659Julian ParryJohn Burn21 16  21 20 10(BFD) 88
34th3563David HallClaire Mills 21 ‑35 1416 17 20 88
35th3702Duncan SalmonHarriet Salmon13  1520  25‑35  1689
36th3687Matt GreenfieldHannah Greenfield10  18(DNF)  1230  2090
37th3665Ross JacksonDave Reid 1712 25 25  ‑30 1392
38th3652John BellSuzi Bell19  16   3119  1499
39th3731Andy Jones  18‑38 21 22  14 25100
40th3805David WinderLiv Bell (DNF) 7 9(BFD) 21 7 105
41st3692Andy Dalby*Julie Nuttall ‑30 29 1720 16 23 105
42nd3724Joe MclaughlinSean Roberts25 8  (DNF) 32 2121 107
43rd3707Phil Dalby**Oliver Jenkins‑30 29  25 23 1517 109
44th3598Robert SmithLuke Moors20 15  22 30 22(BFD) 109
45th3710Jon IbbotsonIsobel Stewart 35 28 26(BFD) 12 12 113
46th3790Colin BrockbankVana Vlastaki (DNF)10 28 23  31 23115
47th3657Anthony LoftsFrancesca Rolin 27 ‑38 2017 27 25 116
48th3539Dan AlsopJennie King (DNF) 20  11 10 15 117
49th3705Geoff WrightKatie Nkugwa17 18    33 1833 119
50th3745Paul DeanHannah Burt 24 ‑33 1524 33 24 120
51st3625Andrew HarrisSarah Warren 26 (BFD) 2921 20 27 123
52nd3622Christian HamiltonJacintha Hamilton‑Love22 27  13 ‑40 2339 124
53rd3757Tim ParsonsAlan Ritchie34  ‑3713  2128  29125
54th3715Richard CookeRussell Hall 1534 17 26  ‑37 34126
55th3784Tony JohnsonLou Johnson24  19(DNF)  2426  33126
56th3753Andy BinesRebecca Bines40 25    26 2016 127
57th3569Ben LulhamSamantha Lulham31  3224  1925  ‑35131
58th3773Alan K WarrenWilliam Carroll 20 36  27 31 18 132
59th3725Andrew SquireLiz North 25 34 1632 ‑45 26 133
60th3769Graham Cranford SmithFiona Cranford Smith 22 23 3030 ‑47 28 133
61st3748Nigel BrookeLou Hosken36 28    34 1919 136
62nd3675David CroftRosemary Croft 34‑35 26 31  26 19136
63rd3794Julian HarmsTimothy Harms18 ‑43  19 28 3937 141
64th3789Nick ScroggieEdward Scroggie39  30(DNF)  1834  26147
65th3607Steve ConroyAnna Rayson 3226 27 ‑39  35 30150
66th3727Mark StockbridgeJames Gifford(BFD)  24(OCS)  1524  27151
67th3714Alan MarkhamSue Markham35 22    36 2931 153
68th3761David BurseyFrances Bursey 2942 23 28  32 (BFD)154
69th2663Chris HowarthMichael Hamilton26 40  (DNF) 37 2732 162
70th3683Alex HaymenChloe George29  17(OCS)  1343   163
71st3806Ben JonesHelen Hilditch  31   19  16 36163
72nd3647Hywel Bowen PerkinsTBC 38 39 28‑41 37 22 164
73rd3648Antonia WrightJamie Wright 3137 (OCS) 35  34 32169
74th3751Phil EmeryPhoebe Payne48  31   2932  37177
75th3697Richard PageLucy Cooper 23 42 24  48 41 178
76th3813Steve HarlingSam Wills46 19    38 3640 179
77th3767Ben ArcherOlivia Bellini  30   34  24 31180
78th3578Godfrey ClarkTim Williams  32 31 33  25 WAY182
79th3704Jemma HorwoodNikki Bass 28 40  42 36 38 184
80th3730Paul HollisMichelle Evans 19 44 23(DNF) 39   186
81st3547Peter MaleTim Male 33 41  38 44 30 186
82nd3698David DownsEmily Taylor33 44  32 44 (DNF)35 188
83rd3463Jonathan CowperTBC47 33  33 ‑49 4334 190
84th3602Martin EvansChris Evans27  5029  46‑51  39191
85th3485Barry DunningJerry Rook 37‑45 32 43  42 40194
86th3548Kevin RoseTim Williams42 47    39 3336 197
87th3734Philip AshworthAlison Ashworth43 41  34 41 38‑44 197
88th3706Kevin AndersonSadie Anderson38 46  31 43 41(DNF) 199
89th3583Ben EavesOliie Maclean44  4819  35(DNF)  DNF207
90th3740Patrick BlakeJilly Blake23 36    27 (DNF)BFD 208
91st3770Jon StewardAnnabel Steward (DNF) 43 2737 42 (WAY) 210
92nd3747Jason AndrewsSandy Ramus (WAY)20 (DNF) (BFD)  DNF 21224
93rd1097Stuart JenkinsImogen Jenkins (DNF) 51  40 46 29 227
94th3644Jon BloicePhilippa Bloice45  45   4549  45229
95th3672John CooperHilary Bradshaw41  52   (OCS)40  38232
96th3589John HollandsAlexandra Parker37  54   4855  42236
97th3567Martin SmithKaren Beston 3952   51  45 50237
98th3587Henry MasonJack Tosh (DNF)50 30 (BFD)  40 DNF242
99th3621Tristram SquirePeter Slack (DNF) 46  44 50 43 244
100th3673Eddy AtkinsJack Norton(WAY)  47(OCS)  4254  41245
101st3650Gareth GriffithsKrysti Galpin(DNF) 54    (WAY) 2842 246
102nd3561Joe ShawPatricia Hickey  51   46  44 44246
103rd3750Neal LillywhiteFreya Lillywhite (DNF) 49  36 41   248
104th3511Andrew MillsEllie Mills 3648   45     251
105th2604Jeremy SteinSarah Percival  49   50  46 48254
106th3530Mike CollesNigel Denchfield(DNF)  53   4752  43256
107th3800Richard BramleyTony Cheal (DNF)56   47  47 49260
108th3797Mark ElkingtonSarah Roberts(DNF) 21    (OCS)    265
109th3368Ian LaingAndrew Hunt(DNF)      50 4845 265
110th3586Kieron MasonGeorge Mason (DNF)53   49  DNF 46270
111th3599Nigel CooperAnnabel Cooper (DNF)55   (WAY)  49 47273
112th3771Laurie SmartAlex Pausey  39    (DNF)    283
113th3341John HeathNicola Scaddon (DNF) (DNF)  48 53   284
114th3333John AdamsZoe Adams   (DSQ)   51DNF  DNF295
115th3502Scott SmithChristopher Smith    (DNF)   DNF   305
115th3654Geoffrey CoxTBC(DNF)           305

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