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2022 DeWALT Scorpion National Championship at Looe Sailing Club - Day 2

by Dave Elston 25 Jul 21:00 BST 24-29 July 2022

Fast sailors win, the rest swim

The fun continues. With waves the size of tower blocks yesterday we were assured that today would be calmer - but three races... And Looe delivered - no mountains of water to catch you out but 8 boats screaming into the gybe mark can be challenging - or is that an opportunity to take 7 of your chums on the inside (avoiding the capsized one). Shifty 15 knots gusting 25, gate starts again - surely the fleet would get a bit closer to the gate boat today?

After one boats DSQ yesterday for a gate boat infringement, today we had to abandon a start. Was it due to a certain sailor being the wrong side of the pathfinder and impeding his progress or was it a windshift?

Overnight leaders Tom and Rach were hoping the leaders bib would get them three more bullets but it wasn't to be. After their boat polishing yesterday mid-race Pete and Rich managed to snaffle a race win, so does that mean that to win you have to have a Gray in the boat? It looks like it, as after the temporary pause in the 2013 winning streak they sorted it out and now have 4 wins and a second.

Meantime silver fleet leaders Crowther and Rose in 2031 have tightened their grip on the Bibs currently lying 10th overall, Mahey and Bowers - overnight leaders in the bronze fleet also have maintained their Bronze fleet position though are now being pushed very hard by Pinnock and Monk in 30th.

Tonight sees the famous Denchfield quiz return for the first time in years - who has the GCSE physics knowledge combined with obscure rules on what the F flag is for...? After the three races the fleet came ashore happy but tired to be greeted by cold beers and warm pasties care of sponsor DeWalt.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st2013Bearley illegalTom GillardRachael GrayStaunton HaroldGold112116
2nd2042P&BDave WadeBen RaynerDraycotGold3432315
3rd2051Mrs Bears BoatAlan KrailingSimon ForbesWaldringham / Stuanton Harold SCGold2253416
4th204550 shades of GrayPeter GrayRich PepperdineStaunton HaroldGold6716222
5th2040Ambush Stephen GrahamStaunton HaroldGold51265634
6th2028Blue StealRyan BuchananHannah BuchananLymington Town SCGold46711735
7th2025What a wombat !Tom JeffcoatePenny JeffcoateChew Valley LakeGold931212945
8th2044TallulahSteve WalkerJerry HannabussPennine SCGold1110981250
9th2039Inside VoiceNev HerbertKarl ThorneLymington Town SCGold1091771356
10th2031Up Yours 2Peter CrowtherAndrew RosePennine SCSilver21111541061
11th1850Cream CrackerChris TurnerOllie FellowsLyme Regis SCGold883910570
12th1969Water PleaseChris MartinJohn TailbyNotts County SCGold131527281194
13th1939Ice On FireAdrian SmithRob SmithCastle Cove SCGold141414361795
14th2053 Matt BurgessRob GardnerNotts County SCGoldDNF54148106
15th2023Pincer MovementRichard SearleLucy SearleLymington Town SCSilver1620212924110
16th1962 Thomas LonsdaleEmily Cole EvansWest Oxford SCGold2213333218118
17th1988FAC51Russell WheelerLee MarriottIOSSCSilver2416382228128
18th2017Another WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts County SCSilver2717372426131
19th2020Snap shackel & plopJames SalterEdward SteeleSidmouth SCSilver2819353120133
20th2004Discrete bananaJock FellowsAndrea FellowsCastle Cove SCSilver4018241736135
21st2014IntoxicatedAJ EatonChris EatonStarcrossGoldDSQ2510921140
22nd205TBAAngus HemmingsFraser HemmingsIndependentGold17DNC82022142
23rd2052Heart of GlassRob CageJohn ReayThames Sailing ClubGold25DNF111919149
24th2001ZephrMalcolm JamesJake WillarsSouth Cerney SCSilver3728263031152
25th2021Halcyon DazeAndy HaymanRichard GatehouseSidmouth SCSilver2921314034155
26th2030Saline DripColin BradleyLuke BradleyPennine SCSilver3023284135157
27th2048Liquid SpiritChris YatesDave BarkerIndependentSilver26DNC181623158
28th2005Drama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieSidmouth SCGold19RET202330167
29th2015Touching the VoidJoanne MahyRichard BowersCastle Cove SCBronze3222404841183
30th1992Tangled Up In BlueWilliam PinnockCaroline MonkGlossop SCBronze3327504638194
31st1958Barbarians for breakfastNigel PotterJeremy StephensNotts County SCGoldDNCDNC161814198
32nd2029Jac Y Ddraig GochRichard JonesMatthewe RaynerLlandudno SCBronzeDNCRET221315200
33rd1951SideWinderFiona TaylorGordon TaylorLymington Town SCSilver20DNC343737203
34th2037P&B Race TeamVince HoreyFresh AbensternKing George SCGold7DNC1334DNF204
35th2024Big Bad WolfDebi GibsonSandra SmithCastle Cove SCSilver23RET295229208
36th2043Rockin RollerBarry WolfendenAmy ClayNotts County SCGold12DNC364346212
37th1052ShandyTom DanielAlison SheldrickHertford Count YCBronze4126534943212
38th1970Custard TartEdward ParsonsTony HanlanEmsworth / Chipstead SCSilver39DNC422139216
39th1959Princes Tiger LylleMaciej MatyjaszczukMr RezisterWest Oxford SCSilverRETDNC193516220
40th1995SilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SC / Chew ValleyGoldDNCDNC232525223
41st1981Highway StarDave ElstonNigel HuftonCastle Cove SCGold18RETDSQ1547230
42nd1858Groden MistressDuncan GregorJames HarcourtSBSCBronzeDNFDNC252632233
43rd1936Bottyburp The BarbarianSimon HoldenJibriel BostanKing George SC / Island Barn SCBronze31244859DNS237
44th2027A La CarteBella FellowsElinor PeggYealm YCBronzeRETDNC323327242
45th1912Pig on the wingWilliam WinterLaura Jane WinterCam SCBronze44DNF464542252
46th1991It's me or the boatDavid BennettMartyn SmithChew Valley LakeSilver36RET475049257
47th2049GuinevereDavid SnutchNick OrglesNotts County SCBronze42DNC514744259
48th1937The Bee's KneesMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SCSilver34DNCDNC3840262
49th1931The BusinessKevin GoslingEsther BoudlerSidmouth SCGold45DNCDNC3933267
50th2036Head Over FeetRobert Campbell‑GrayAngie ValeAlton WaterSilver35DNC5242DNC279
51st2000Does my bum look big in this ?Helen AllenAndy WadsworthBrixham YCBronze43DNC605348279
52nd1986Proper HuntSam WatsonAndy ThompsonEast Antrim Boat ClubGoldDNCDNC3027DNC282
53rd2026Sneaky NinjaIan CadwallanderEllie DevereuxChew Valley LakeGold15RET43RETDNS283
54th1932FrolicPhil WhiteJane WhiteBurghfieldSilver38DNC4457DNC289
55th1929L'Espirit deTurnipMick GreenlandNick LightbodySheppy SC / Hunts SCSilverDNCDNC614454309
56th1925PredatorMartyn DenchfieldCharlotte CotterGrafham Water SCSilverDNCDNC546045309
57th2011Must Try HarderPaul McHenryJohn HarlowNotts County SCBronzeRETDNC565551312
58th1984FoenKevin NichollsAlex GreenNotts County SCSilverDNCDNC585650314
59th1940Spitfire SummerNigel DenchfieldChristopher ClarkeGrafham Water SCBronzeDNCDNC595452315
60th1880Shock WaveChris MuxworthyEmma MuxworthyPennine SCBronzeDNFDNC4158DNC324
61st2032Shady LadySteven MitchellPolly MitchellHooe Point SCSilverDNCDNC4951DNC325
62nd1920Brief EncounterCillian DynePhill DyneNotts County SCBronzeDNCDNC62DSQ53340
63rd19967aKay EcclestoneNigel DowickPorthpean SCBronzeDNCDNC5761DNS343
64th1941Still CrazySteve CanadineSarah CanadineIndependentBronzeDNCDNC45DNCDNC345
65th1900Just DreamingPaul BeaconKelvin KirkhamPorthpean SCBronzeRETDNC55DNCDNC355
66th1928Ozone FriendlyChris RansomeAndy HoughQueen Mary SCBronzeDNCRETDNF62DNF362
67th1943Blue MoonJohn MursellMatthew PalmerCastle Cove SCGoldDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
67th2019Poppy PollyAl SimDuncan SimSouth Cerney SCSilverDNCDNCDNSDNCDNC375
67th1963Wizzy TooJames HockleyAlan ThompsonLough Foyle YCBronzeDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
67th1977Cavallo Di GuerraColin KeoghDaniel BellLlandudno SCBronzeDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
67th1997PeachesRichard MasonSamantha MasonNotts County SCSilverDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
67thNew3 Michael HicksGeorgina HicksSalcombe YCSilverDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
67th1947Angel DustRichard JonesMatthew RaynerShotwick Lake SCSilverDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
67th1972Red RoosterDave MachinAlex MachinNetley SCSilverDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375

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