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Rooster West Country Boat Repairs RS400 Southern Tour at Chichester Yacht Club

by Nick Colbourne 9 Mar 12:01 GMT 5 March 2022

A cold grey day greeted 23 visiting boats from all over the country for the first event of the season for the Rooster West Country Boat Repairs RS400 Southern Tour 2022.

The spirited Northerly breeze ensured some spectacular reaches providing excellent spectator sport as the powerful gusts swept through the fleet around the windward/leeward course.

In the first race Ben and Roz McGrane, from Netley SC, opened up a commanding lead with Jack Holden and Jono Price from Arun YC holding second place securely throughout. Sam Knight and Chris Bownes from Bartley SC near Birmingham climbed through the fleet to finish third, while there were some spectacular capsizes among the rest of the fleet.

In race 2, the McGranes swiftly established a lead and were never headed while there was considerable place changing behind them. Steve and Sarah Cockerill worked their way up from 5th to 2nd with Jon Heissig and Nicky Griffin, from Llangorse SC in the Brecon Beacons, sailing well to make up from 7th to 3rd.

In a series with no discarded results, the McGranes needed to sail the final race and had to work a little harder having followed Jack and Jono until part way through the second lap. After that Jon and Nicky sailed fast to recover from 5th to finish 2nd ahead of Jack and Jono.

The final results show 1309 Ben and Roz McGrane in first place with the perfect score line total of 3 points, followed by 1505 Jack Holden and Jono Price second with 10 points just ahead of 1502 Jon Heissig and Nicky Griffin in third with 11 points and 1502 Sam Knight and Chris Bownes with 12 points.

A brilliant day of exciting and skilful sailing!

More photos can be found here...

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1309Ben McGraneRoz McGraneNetley SC1113
2nd1505Jack HoldenJono PriceArun YC25310
3rd1502Jon HeissigNicky GriffinLlangorse SC63211
4th1376Sam KnightChris BownesBartley SC34512
5th1515Stephen CockerillSarah CockerillStokes Bay SC102416
6th1235Sam PickeringEmily HeathItchenor SC57618
7th1312Ian WalkerChris FoxWarsash SC/Itchenor SC76720
8th1509Jack MunnellyTrisha ClancyBartley SC1110829
9th1377Neil BevingtonAlan SkeensLee on the Solent SC8111029
10th971Simon KitchenAbbi HooperGrafham Water SC129930
11th1472Douglas ClowIan PeaceIsland Barn SC14151140
12th1479Mick WhitmoreSarah WhitmoreEastbourne Sovereign SC412DNF41
13th1489David SwiftRob BurgessWarsash SC15131341
14th1175Fred LordLouise GaleCarsington SC98DNF42
15th1384Trevor NewleyMartin WilsonEmsworth SC13141542
16th1519Steve BroomfieldJenni LewisLymington Town SC16171245
17th1521Andy PowellPaul Caiger‑WatsonWarsash SC17191450
18th1031Sean CurtisSimon GoldfarbEastbourne Sovereign SC18161650
19th1064Richard WatneyGrant ShoebridgeHayling Island SC19DNF1761
20th1330James OppeNick OppeChichester SCDSQ181861
21st1321Mark CockrillJules HinesNetley SC2020DNC65
22nd1060Peter Pickford Thorney Island SCDNCDNCDNC75
22nd1382Andrew HuntMatthew HuntEastbourne Sovereign SCDNFDNCDNC75
22nd679Henry MorganDavid MorganThornbury SCDNCDNCDNF75

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