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Noble Marine RS800 National Championship at Castle Cove Sailing Club - Day 3

by Fiona Hampshire 12 Sep 07:11 BST 9-12 September 2021

Day three was another day of being blessed with awesome Weymouth sailing conditions: sunshine and 15 knots South Westerly.

Rob Gullan and Tom Partington took off in the first race and led until the final beat when a match race with Tom Morris and Guy Filmore really took hold. There are numerous questions about whether the 2nd cross actually happened up the final beat, but the problem was that they were so caught up in each other that Hugh Shone and Fiona Hampshire sailed a blinding beat to power through from the left hand side. Things went a bit light down the last run but Hugh and Fiona held on and managed to break the monotony of the Tom/Guy and Rob/Tom show with a race win. The race for second was incredibly close with four boats rounding the leeward mark all overlapped. Out of the closely fought battle between Tom and Guy, Rob and Tom, Phil Walker and John Mather, and James Penty and Eddie Grayson, Tom and Guy snuck through to take second with Rob and Tom in third.

The left-hand side came good up the first beat of the second race, with Maria Stanley and Tommy Darling winning the pin and setting off at pace. Rob and Tom came through by the windward into first, with Hugh and Fiona in second. Despite Hugh and Fiona's best efforts at being "traffic", Tom and Guy pulled through to second and set out to catch Rob and Tom. Hugh and Fiona took third with Phil and John in fourth and James and Eddie in fifth.

In the third race, Rob and Tom turned on the accelerator and headed off into the sunset. Following were Tom and Guy, James and Eddie, and Phil and John. There was a twist in the tale however with a few obstacles catching Rob and Tom on the final run, making way for Tom and Guy to sneak through into first.

Much to the fleet's shock, there was a fourth and final race just to test how tired the crews actually were. With another three laps to contend with the only solace was that the breeze was dropping every so slightly. Rob and Tom declared themselves "lightening quick" upwind on the first beat, and took a storming victory. The first windward was rather busy with Phil and John, Maria and Tommy, Sam Pascoe and Isaac Lines, and Peter and Paul Jenkins all rounding in hot pursuit. Most boats chose to hoist slightly early on the reach of death but the fleet had to deal with a fully capsized moth (surprise surprise) bang in the middle of the reach. A few more gusts and shifts came through which caught a few people out downwind. Reportedly Peter and Paul have been taking turns to fall in, and Cameron and Darrol took a few punchy lay line downwind. In the end Rob and Tom took first, with Phil and John in second, and Tom and Guy pulled through into third.

Tomorrow is shaping up to be a light wind drifter where we may well see some new faces at the front - Ralph Singleton perhaps? First and second places are wrapped up but there still a hot competition on for the rest of the places in the top ten. Congratulations to Tom and Guy, and Rob and Tom for sailing a great championship.

Thanks to sponsorship from RS Sailing the sailors were welcomed ashore by a can of chilled pop or booze in return for handing in their tally.

At our Noble Marine daily prize-giving our race winners were awarded a range of goodies. Race six winners Hugh Shone and Fiona Hampshire won two insulated water bottles. Race seven and nine winners Rob Gulland and Tom Partington won two caps and two limited edition RS Class Association UV neck sleeves. Tom Morris and Guy Filmore won Toblerone bars for race eight.

Today was Hyde Sails day. At our evening party we had a sailor raffle for a brand new RS800 spinnaker generously donated by Hyde Sails. The lucky winners were Chris Catt and Chris Martin.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoFleetHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
11144GTom MorrisGuy FilmoreHayling Island SC1‑2111221‑39
21124GRobert GullanTom PartingtonHayling Island SC‑21222‑312111
31231GHugh ShoneFiona HampshireSwanage SC44‑63‑6135525
41207GPhil WalkerJohn MatherHayling Island SC6‑93‑95444228
51171GJames PentyEddie GraysonBeaver SC564‑133553(DNC)31
61220GLuke McEwenEmma McEwanRoyal Lymington YC335‑10‑101088441
71232GCameron MossDarrol MossLyme Regis SC88968913‑15‑1761
81222GPaul JenkinsPeter JenkinsEastbourne SC‑2623749677‑2663
91122GTom BucktroutDominick BurkeGrafham Water SC115‑1412121311‑21771
10842GLMaria StanleyTom DarlingHayling Island SC(DNC)(DNS)857766DNC78
111203GLGrace FellTim GrattonBeadnell SC7131115111112‑28‑1680
121194SJoe JoynerJames WallaceLyme Regis SC16‑20151413‑18910986
131224SFrederick LordLouise GaleCarsington SC‑2271318‑201515121191
14954SMorgan PeachWill WardClapham Model YC13181916(DNC)12(DNC)914101
151138GLHonor FellRobbie GilmoreQueen Mary SC101520‑221814‑241312102
161247SPaul MolesworthJason RickfordWeymouth SC/ Stokes Bay SC1811‑23‑23231618118105
171131GChris WeberJim BaldwinPevensey Bay SC2024168‑262310‑276107
181200GSam PascoeIsaac LinesCastle Cove SC(DNC)(RET)127481623DNC109
191157GChris CattChris MartinNetley Sailing Club91717‑2515‑20202019117
20885GChris FeibuschAndy RamusHayling Island SC24161011(DNC)‑26251715118
211204GMartin OrtonIan BrooksChichester YC and Trearddur Bay YC1210‑2221(DNC)22141822119
221166SRalph SingletonSimon ConwayRestronguet SC1519‑241916212114‑23125
231058GJoe BradleyRhys LewisRS Sailing / Hayling Island SC19141817141727(DNC)(DNC)126
241128SJosh AdamsJon CrawfordLyme Regis SC211228(DNF)21(DNC)311618147
251057SMark OakeyJamie PidduckHayling Island SC172221‑2717‑25222524148
261241SStephen BrownPhilip BairstowUllswater YC2721252022‑3228‑3220163
27985SStuart KeeganSophie JohnstonDerwent Reservoir SC14(DNS)31(DNC)2429291921167
28820SBryan OrmondAnna PrescottQueen Mary SC(DNC)2627‑301928262627179
291129SSam JonesRichie ThurlbyHillhead SC(DNC)(DNS)DNCDNCDNC19192410189
301008GBen PalmerBruna de QueirozHayling Island SC(DNC)(DNS)262425DNC233025192
311156GHugh BrayshawMary RookQueen Mary SC(DNC)(DNS)DNCDNCDNC24172213193
321182SRichard PowellWill SchofieldLocks SC2325(DNC)(DNC)DNC303331DNC220
331188LSDebbie ClarkDaniel GoodmanQueen Mary SC(DNC)272929(DNC)313433DNC222
34982SToby BloomfieldRobin SteinPaignton SC / Hayling Island SC(DNC)(DNS)DNCDNCDNC27302928231
35846SJoshua PoatHattie FieldChew Valley SC25(DNS)(DNC)26DNC3432DNFDNC234
36913SAdrian HoweFenella WilliamsHayling Island SC(DNC)(DNS)3028DNC3335DNCDNC243
37=1198SAlex BenfieldNick IrelandStokes Bay SC(DNC)(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC273
37=1221SNick ReddingTBCHayling Island SC(DNC)(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC273

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