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Firefly Twisted Tube Random Pairs Team Racing at Spinnaker Sailing Club

by Tom Clay 8 Nov 2021 09:18 GMT 6 November 2021
Twisted Tube Random Pairs Team Racing at Spinnaker © Paul Gray

Nineteen eager Firefly crews gathered at Spinnaker Sailing Club on Saturday 6 November for the Twisted Tube Random Pairs Team Racing.

There was a brisk Westerly breeze varying in strength between Force 2-4 but with occasional stronger gusts and this allowed a full schedule of races to be run. In Random Pairs you sail every race with a different randomly chosen team mate against two randomly selected opponents. In two boat team racing, the team with a boat in last place loses. The Twisted Tube is a famously friendly event with everyone accepting and embracing the wide range of skills in the fleet

There was a wide range of talent in the fleet with top Firefly sailors like Rob and Mel Sherrington, Chris Kameen and Sally Wilson, and Stuart and Robbie Hudson. There were teenagers from Spinnaker Club and Winchester College, students from Wessex Sailing Club first team and top Team Racers like Ben Ainsworth. Ben's crew for the day was Toby Sherrington which gave extra interest when they met Rob & Mel Sherrington in Race 30. Ben and Toby and their team mate Ed Beveridge won that race

The Race Team ran 48 races in the course of the day with every crew sailing at least 10 races. In a random pairs event the winner is the crew who loses the least races over the day and the clear winners with only one loss all day were Chris Kameen and Sally Wilson. Rob and Mel Sherrington were second with two losses and Ben Ainsworth and Toby Sherrington third with three losses. All the crews enjoyed the day and all at the event won at least two of their races.

Overall Results:

PosCrewLosses
1Chris Kameen and Sally Wilson1
2Rob and Mel Sherrington2
3Ben Ainsworth and Toby Sherrington3
4George Potter4
4Alex Colquitt4
4Neil Marshall4
4Sam Maxfield4
4Stuart and Robbie Hudson4
9Ted and Ella Ashworth5
9Keith McQuillan5
9Ewan Mclean5
12Jamie Harris6
12Max Morgan6
12Ed Beveridge6
15Duncan and Lorna Glen7
15Finley Stone7
17Ben Pym8
17Sam Petty & Fi Edwards8
17James Oborne8

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