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2022 DeWALT Scorpion National Championship at Looe Sailing Club - Day 1

by Dave Elston 25 Jul 2022 05:33 BST 24-29 July 2022

The Scorpion fleet of 75 boats, having all successfully entered Looe negotiating the hordes of staycation holiday makers, were welcomed on Sunday by a Force 5-6 breeze, grey skies, drizzle and some good solid Atlantic waves.

The DeWALT Scorpion Nationals held in association with Craftinsure were warmly received by Looe SC with the official briefing and Commodores Reception on Saturday, where old friendships were refreshed, new ones made and the occasional drink was had.

Sunday 24th July saw National Champions Tom Gillard & Rachael Gray again stamp their authority on the fleet with two wins in testing conditions that saw an increasing breeze during the day and some big waves with equally big mines to go down. Unfortunately there was a reasonable amount of gear failure across the fleet, with Race 2 having only 28 finishers.

Sam Watson & Fireball Champion crew Andy Thompson retired with a hole in the forward sections of their hull - probably through hitting a large fish. Shark fishing is a Looe speciality. Previous Scorpion Nationals Winner Champion Dave Wade did really well to recover from mid teens at the first mark in the second race having got his mainsheet tangled at the start to finish 4th to add to his 3rd in the first race. Former champions Alan Krailing and Simon Forbes sailing a brand new P&B Winder Boat sailed consistently scored two 2nds to add their bullet in the practice race.

The fleet, suitably broken, retuned to the shore to be greet by G'n'T c/o Sunday's sponsor Copperfish and Pasty's from Sarah's pasty shop c/o DeWALT our main sponsors.

So Gillard & Gray go into the second day with 3 races scheduled in 1st place, followed by Krailing & Forbes, Wade & Rayner and Ryan & Hannah Buchanan in 4th.

Lee Whitehead was out on the water to catch the action in the classic Looe waves, we also have video from the club of the action, as well as the full results after day one.

Results after Day 1:

PosBoat NameHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2Pts
1stBearley illegalTom GillardRachael GrayStaunton HaroldGold112
2ndMrs Bears BoatAlan KrailingSimon ForbesWaldringham / Stuanton Harold SCGold224
3rdP&BDave WadeBen RaynerDraycotGold347
4thBlue StealRyan BuchananHannah BuchananLymington Town SCGold4610
5thWhat a wombat !Tom JeffcoatePenny JeffcoateChew Valley LakeGold9312
6th50 shades of GrayPeter GrayRich PepperdineStaunton HaroldGold6713
7thCream CrackerChris TurnerOllie FellowsLyme Regis SCGold8816
8thAmbushAndy McKeeStephen GrahamStaunton HaroldGold51217
9thInside VoiceNev HerbertKarl ThorneLymington Town SCGold10919
10thTallulahSteve WalkerJerry HannabussPennine SCGold111021
11thWater PleaseChris MartinJohn TailbyNotts County SCGold131528
12thIce On FireAdrian SmithRob SmithCastle Cove SCGold141428
13thUp Yours 2Peter CrowtherDave ThompsonPennine SCSilver211132
14th Thomas LonsdaleEmily Cole EvansWest Oxford SCGold221335
15thPincer MovementRichard SearleLucy SearleLymington Town SCSilver162036
16thFAC51Russell WheelerLee MarriottIOSSCSilver241640
17thAnother WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts County SCSilver271744
18thSnap shackel & plopJames SalterEdward SteeleSidmouth SCSilver281947
19thHalcyon DazeAndy HaymanRichard GatehouseSidmouth SCSilver292150
20thSaline DripColin BradleyLuke BradleyPennine SCSilver302353
21stTouching the VoidJoanne MahyRichard BowersCastle Cove SCBronze322254
22ndBottyburp The BarbarianSimon HoldenJibriel BostanKing George SC / Island Barn SCBronze312455
23rdDiscrete bananaJock FellowsAndrea FellowsCastle Cove SCSilver401858
24thTangled Up In BlueWilliam PinnockCaroline MonkGlossop SCBronze332760
25thZephrMalcolm JamesJake WillarsSouth Cerney SCSilver372865
26thShandyTom DanielAlison SheldrickHertford Count YCBronze412667
27th Matt BurgessRob GardnerNotts County SCGoldDNF580
28thP&B Race TeamVince HoreyFresh AbensternKing George SCGold7DNC82
29thRockin RollerBarry WolfendenAmy ClayNotts County SCGold12DNC87
30thSneaky NinjaIan CadwallanderEllie DevereuxChew Valley LakeGold15DNF90
31stTBAAngus HemmingsFraser HemmingsIndependentGold17DNC92
32ndHighway StarDave ElstonNigel HuftonCastle Cove SCGold18DNC93
33rdDrama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieSidmouth SCGold19DNC94
34thSideWinderFiona TaylorGordon TaylorLymington Town SCSilver20DNC95
35thBig Bad WolfDebi GibsonSandra SmithCastle Cove SCSilver23DNC98
36thIntoxicatedAJ EatonChris EatonStarcrossGoldDSQ25100
37thHeart of GlassRob CageJohn ReayThames Sasiling ClubGold25DNF100
38thLiquid SpiritChris YatesDave BarkerIndependentSilver26DNC101
39thThe Bee's KneesMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SCSilver34DNC109
40thHead Over FeetRobert Campbell‑GrayAngie ValeAlton WaterSilver35DNC110
41stIt's me or the boatDavid BennettMartyn SmithChew Valley LakeSilver36DNC111
42ndFrolicPhil WhiteJane WhiteBurghfieldSilver38DNC113
43rdCustard TartEdward ParsonsTony HanlanEmsworth / Chipstead SCSilver39DNC114
44thGuinevereDavid SnutchNick OrglesNotts County SCBronze42DNC117
45thDoes my bum look big in this ?Helen AllenAndy WadsworthBrixham YCBronze43DNC118
46thPig on the wingWilliam WinterLaura Jane WinterCam SCBronze44DNF119
47thThe BusinessKevin GoslingEsther BoudlerSidmouth SCGold45DNC120
48thBrief EncounterCillian DynePhill DyneNotts County SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thSpitfire SummerNigel DenchfieldChristopher ClarkeGrafham Water SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thProper HuntSam WatsonAndy ThompsonEast Antrim Boat ClubGoldDNCDNC150
48thBlue MoonJohn MursellMatthew PalmerCastle Cove SCGoldDNCDNC150
48thOzone FriendlyChris RansomeAndy HoughQueen Mary SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thSilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SC / Chew ValleyGoldDNCDNC150
48th7aKay EcclestoneNigel DowickPorthpean SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thPoppy PollyAl SimDuncan SimSouth Cerney SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thA La CarteBella FellowsElinor PeggYealm YCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thMust Try HarderPaul McHenryJohn HarlowNotts County SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thBarbarians for breakfastNigel PotterJeremy StephensNotts County SCGoldDNCDNC150
48thShock WaveChris MuxworthyEmma MuxworthyPennine SCBronzeDNFDNC150
48thGroden MistressDuncan GregorJames HarcourtSBSCBronzeDNFDNC150
48thShady LadySteven MitchellPolly MitchellHooe Point SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thJust DreamingPaul BeaconKelvin KirkhamPorthpean SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48th Michael HicksGeorgina HicksSalcombe YCSilverDNCDNC150
48thJac Y Ddraig GochRichard JonesMatthewe RaynerLlandudno SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thAngel DustRichard JonesMatthew RaynerShotwick Lake SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thRed RoosterDave MachinAlex MachinNetley SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thFoenKevin NichollsAlex GreenNotts County SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thL'Espirit deTurnipMick GreenlandNick LightbodySheppy SC / Hunts SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thPredatorMartyn DenchfieldCharlotte CotterGrafham Water SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thPeachesRichard MasonSamantha MasonNotts County SCSilverDNCDNC150
48thWizzy TooJames HockleyAlan ThompsonLough Foyle YCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thStill CrazySteve CanadineSarah CanadineIndependentBronzeDNCDNC150
48thCavallo Di GuerraColin KeoghDaniel BellLlandudno SCBronzeDNCDNC150
48thPrinces Tiger LylleMaciej MatyjaszczukMr RezisterWest Oxford SCSilverDNFDNC150

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