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Noble Marine Allen RS600 National Championships at Brixham Yacht Club - Day 1

by Jamie Mawson 10 Sep 2021 18:17 BST 9-12 September 2021
Noble Marine RS600 National Championships at Brixham day 1 © Gareth Fudge /

Competitors arriving at Brixham Yacht Club were greeted by rain, light winds and fog, leading to questions as to whether we would actually be racing. Just in time the fog burnt away and the fleet of 18 RS600s headed out, watched with interest by the resident seals.

After a brief delay while the wind settled, racing got under way in a perfect 10 knots with slight chop.

In race 1, Jamie Mawson port tacked the fleet and headed inshore in an attempt to beat the tide. Unfortunately this did not pay off due to a large shift to the left, with the rest of the fleet arriving in a tight bunch at the first mark. George Smith and Mike Izzatt pulled away from the fleet to finish in that order, followed by Adam Watson.

Race 2 saw the breeze increase to 12-15 knots and settled in to a more consistent direction. George and Jamie engaged in a private battle, stretching out a good lead on the rest of the fleet. After changing places several times, Jamie took the win by a few seconds from George, with Alex Piggott third.

In the final race, George took an early lead and took his second win unchallenged, with Jamie second along with Chris Haslam.

A long beat home was rewarded by a hard-working beach team fetching our trolleys and complimentary ice creams, before the fleet headed out for much deserved pizza.

Thanks for a great day Brixham YC!

Photos from Gareth Fudge:

Results after day 1:

1stGold988George SmithBough Beech/Medway SC12111‑46
2ndGold1001Jamie MawsonNotts County SC‑51225111
3rdGold951Michael IszattKing George SC2545‑7218
4thGold1000Ian MontagueStone SC‑64562522
5thGold8Chris HaslamStokes Bay SC‑1211334324
6thSilver984Jon HeissigLlangorse SC4‑9873628
7thSilver900Alex PiggottNotts County SC73648‑1028
8thSilver913Adam WatsonMount Batten SC3671011‑1237
9thSilver907Matt PotterNotts County SC117(RET)96740
10thSilver648Alistair FarmanGrafham Water SC989‑13101147
11thSilver885Simon HibbertNotts County SC10‑1310812949
12thBronze761Jamie WatsonThornbury SC810(DNC)DNC9854
13thBronze875Paul PatrickBough Beech SC‑16151211131667
14thBronze874Scott HollandCrosby SC1312(DNS)1414DNC72
15thBronze892Tim MorganPaignton SC15‑171117151573
16thBronze942Bradley FieldWarsash SC1714(DNC)12181374
17thBronze933Cliff HaslamHickling Broad SC1416(DNS)15161475
18thBronze649Emily HaslamHickling Broad SC1818(DNC)16171786

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