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Miracle National Championship at Rutland Sailing Club - Day 4

by Hannah Metcalfe-Smith 12 Aug 2021 07:02 BST 8-13 August 2021

Bright and sunny conditions greeted the Miracle sailors on Wednesday 11th August for Day 4 of the 2021 Nationals.

Points race 6

After a false start, the Miracles went back for a second start. After getting away, Jon and Jess Willars (3834) were first around the windward mark, followed by the Matthew Donaldson and Alison Mace (4022) with Jeremy and Kitty Davy (4023) following in third.

After a bad gybe, the usually reliable and consistent John Tippet and Kathy Boulton capsized and retired from the race.

Finishing off the race, Jeremy and Kitty had fought their way back to the top of the order, with Jon & Jess Willars 2nd, with Wayne & Angela coming in 3rd, with the Metcalfe-Smith's coming 4th.

A notable finish from the Youth Champion, Andrew Robinson finished in 6th place.

Points race 7

The second race started in much the same conditions as the first. The Metcalfe-Smith's were first around windward mark, and largely held the lead for three laps, succumbing in the last beat, after sailing into a quiet patch and failing to cover the Davy's adequately.

Matthew Donaldson and Alison Mace had a strong day with a 5th and 4th.

Two additional races were run after the main championship today; a single-handed and non-spinnaker races.

There was a single taker for the non-spinnaker race, with Ian and Lilly Brown looking to get some additional sailing in.

There were three takers for the single-handed; Graham Watts, Paul Robinson and Hannah Metcalfe-Smith. Leading the pack to the windward mark, Hannah lead the way round the triangle followed by Paul with Graham bringing up the rear. Graham was brave and got his spinnaker working with Paul and Hannah taking a more conservative approach. The second beat proved to be the decider, with Paul winning, Graham in second and Hannah third.

Results after Day 4:

PosSail NoFleetHelmCrewBoat NameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st4023GoldJeremy DavyKitty Davy Draycote SC1‑2111116
2nd3805GoldHannah Metcalfe‑SmithTom Metcalfe‑SmithPamelaThornbury SC‑813234215
3rd4121GoldWayne AthertonAngela SweeneyBlack MagicDelph SC(DNC)32543320
4th3834GoldJon WillarsJessica WillarsLittle HootieWelton SC(DNC)4DNC322634
5th4020GoldJohn TippettKathy BoultonFighting LadyDraycote SC66446(DNF)834
6th4110SilverPaul RobinsonNathan RobinsonSplitting the WindWhitefriars SC3576510‑1136
7th4007SilverSimon ReddcliffMark Atherton Delph SC2‑1167711538
8th4022SilverMatthew DonaldsonAlison Mace Delph SC(DNC)85885438
9th4114GoldGraham WattsHelen JacksTTSStaunton Harold SC(DNC)781198750
10th2166SilverSamuel DonaldsonThomas Donaldson Delph SC4101112‑149955
11th4123SilverAndrew RobinsonJames RobinsonCrusoeWhitefriars SC51210‑131361056
12th4120BronzeGerald CopseyTanya Copsey Ely SC(DNC)99101071257
13th4100BronzeLouis MouldenBill MorrisLily GraceDelph SC71312‑1412131471
14th4098SilverIan BrownLilly BrownLilly AnnDelph SC(DNC)DNC13911121375
15th3493BronzeSam NaylorElliot/Lucy Naylor Delph SC(DNC)141415DNF14DNF91
16th3461BronzeAndrew ClarkeStephanie ClarkeTip TopWilsonian SC(DNF)15151615151591

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