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West Country Boat Repairs RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club

by Pete Vincent 16 Jun 06:45 BST

24 RS200s revelled in the most amazing conditions that only come along once every few years! Wall to wall sunshine, not a cloud, 12-24 knots of wind and an ambitious programme of 5 races completed with great style, thanks to an excellent race team.

Round 4 of the West Country Boat Repairs RS200 SW Ugly Tour proved to be a tour de force for the fleet and host club. Somewhat surprisingly, the fleet was welcomed by a light wind scene when they arrived but by the time of the first race at 12.00 there was a good 12-14 knot breeze with some interesting gusts. Sharing a track with the RS500's the first race proved to be a rapid fire 3 lap 23 minute sprint but then PRO Bob Arky Wainwright lengthened the track and fitted in another 4 races with the fleet off the water by 16.00.

By race 3 the breeze had built and there was some real full on downwind action in 20-22 knots with some meaty gusts. Race 4 eased back but then race 5 was back full on.

Edd Whitehead/Anna Horackova were clearly confused thinking that they were in an RS500 such was the distance they were in the lead in 3 of their 5 race victories! John Teague/Naomi Pound did manage to lead for the majority of one race in a very close tussle but Edd/Anna got the better of them. The Cornish wizards Henry Hallam/Ashley Hill were the only other boat to consistently live with the aces to record 2nd overall.

David Sweet/Derian Scott from CVLSC won silver division by the narrowest of margins from John Harvey/Sarah Maddison with a great 8th overall in an obvious determined bid to get promoted. Sarah/David Green Llandegfedd were winners of Bronze division just ahead of Milly/ Taryn Tregaskis from Restronguet.

The club house had a wonderful buzz afterwards as a contented fleet tucked into fab food from BCYC's new caterers Antonia's Deli. We don't get many days like this.

It is off to the always popular Parkstone for round 5 on July 16th - bring it on.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st1626Edd WhiteheadAnna HorackovaParkstone/BCYC‑111114
2nd1621Henry HallamAshley HillSt Mawes SC‑7422210
3rd1365John TeagueNaomi PoundBCYC4233‑512
4th1395Iain BirdFresh AbendsternR.D.N.B.Y.C23‑115313
5th1245Cliff MillinerBec MillinerCotswold SC355(UFD)417
6th418Fred MainwaringBettine HarrisBCYC‑161146728
7th1308Mark OakeyJess SmithCardiff Bay YC‑141474833
8th1466David SweetDerian ScottChew Valley Lake SC‑126612933
9th1658John HarveySarah MaddisonThornbury SC61089‑1133
10th1707Pete VincentKirsten GlenBCYC87147(RET)36
11th1690Chris BakerKaren RaymountBCYC1191210(RET)42
12th379Nick SmithHannah Metcalfe‑SmithThornbury SC‑15131311643
13th861Duncan GlenLorna GlenParkstone YC589(RET)RET45
14th1342Sarah GreenDavid GreenLlandegfedd131510(RET)1048
15th541Milly TregaskesTaryn BanksRestronguet SC(DNF)1616131257
16th967Graham FlynnDarcie FlynnThe Chase SC91215(UFD)RET59
17th1019James WilliamsVicky CounsellChew Valley Lake SC10(UFD)RET8DNC64
18th1641William RhodesChris ChorltonBCYC191717(RET)RET76
19th977Paul PritchardClare HorackovaBCYC1719(RET)RETRET82
20th1516Martyn StubbsYvonneChew Valley Lake SC2018(RET)RETRET84
21st1443Charles RichardsonRo JonesBCYC18(RET)RETRETRET87
22nd1080Rose HallamBenjamin MarsdenSt Mawes SC(DNF)DNCRETRETRET92

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