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2022 Marblehead RM Ranking 1 at Norwich Model Yacht Club

by Duncan Ellis 21 Mar 2022 15:09 GMT 19 March 2022

Norwich Model Yacht Club hosted the first Marblehead ranking event of 2022 on Saturday 19th March with Vinnie Zammit, Graham Nelson and Val Zammit taking charge.

The wind was blowing from the east ranging from 15-25 knots with wall-to-wall sunshine, although because of the wind direction still required winter clothing!

10 sailors took part with sailors travelling from as far as Yeovil and Scarborough.

Rig choice started with B and C rigs and as the day progressed progression to the C2.

As the day finished 4 sailors had race wins under their belts with Graham Bantock with the most.

17 races were completed in total with Graham Bantock taking the day from Chelmsford followed by local Duncan Ellis, Austin Guerrier from Datchet and Tony Edwards from Yeovil.

A great day's sailing with no rain for once!

Overall Results:

PosSkipperSail NoClub/CityHullR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14R15R16R17Pts
1Graham Bantock95Chelmsford RYCQuark5312114111334352329
2Duncan Ellis37NMYCGrunge1123731131123212231135
3Austin Guerrier68Datchet Water RSCGrunge15514112362453513443
4Tony Edwards75YeovilGrunge4865621955141144245
5Roy Stevens54Scarborough MYCQuark2623559444625425552
6Phil Holliday66Datchet Water RSCNioutram3146235237577668860
7Hugh Macadoo118Datchet Water RSCQuark6778768686789786796
8Ian Self85NMYCStarkers Cubed79111111475798661177699
9Lester Gilbert87Bucanness MYCQuark114848116711111111811111111122
10Alf Reynolds142Chelmsford RYCParadox11119111171189811111111111111140

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