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2022 DeWALT Scorpion National Championship at Looe Sailing Club - Overall

by Dave Elston 29 Jul 17:48 BST 24-29 July 2022

Day 5

With six races complete Thursday was always going to be the last day, but the question was: how many races could we do? The race committee changed the SIs to give themselves the option of anything up to four but the morning millpond suggested we'd be lucky to get one.

A two hour postponement looked ominous but by midday it was clear we would be going racing. The wind filled in enough to have both crew hiking but there were still some sneaky holes to avoid.

Race 1, and it was Rob Cage & John Reay in their brand new boat that dodged them best, they took an early lead and disappeared into the horizon. Gilly (Tom) & Rach followed Matt Burge & Bob Gardner over the line to all but seal the title while Debi Gibson & Sandra Smith won a close battle with Janet & Alan Ritchie (in Looe this can often be the most fought after result, just ask Pete Gray and Sam Watson who earlier in the week decided it was better to finish tenth than ninth and had a match race to decide who would finish behind the other).

Race 2 and this time Matt & Bob went one better to win comfortably while second place was more than enough for Gilly & Rach to confirm the inevitable. With Alan Krailing & Simon Forbes taking third there was now just 1 point in the battle for second overall.

Oh yeah, and Sam Watson finally got his tenth place, a remarkable achievement in itself considering he put a big hole in his boat on the first day and his crew had to fly back to Ireland. Having dragged an early 90s FRP hull out of a garage in Plymouth and a local Enterprise sailor out of the club bar he not only managed to get back on the water but was annoyingly quick as well!

With slick turnarounds and nice weather there was just time for a third race, and with it the second discard would kick in leaving a few people scratching their heads as to whether or not that was a good thing or not.

There were no such worries for Gilly & Rach who finished the week in style with another bullet. Behind them second for Alan & Forbes was just enough to take second overall on countback ahead of Dave Wade & Ben Rayner who finished third in both the race and overall.

Wooden boat builder extraordinaire Nigel Potter, sailing with Jeremy Stephens and a past runner-up decided to join the fun at the front with a fourth.

In the silver fleet strong last days by Debi & Sandra, and Ric & Lucy Searle were not quite enough to overhaul the week long leaders of Pete Crowther & Andy Rose as they took second and third respectively.

In the bronze fleet, Bella Fellows & Elly Pegg used the second discard to great effect and leapt up the fleet to take a convincing win. Jo Mahy & Adam Bowers held on to second ahead of Tom Daniels & Alison Sheldrick sailing 1052, a boat older than most of the fleet!

Overall another fantastic week of racing with Looe being the amazing hosts they always are. Thanks to all the organisers from the club, the class and from the very generous sponsors DeWALT, Craftinsure, P&B, Copperfish Distillery, Ovington Boats and FFX.

Roll on Eastbourne 2023 and the mission to get 100 boats on the start line...

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st2013Bearley illegalTom GillardRachael GrayStaunton Harold SCGold11211‑7‑3219
2nd2051Mrs Bears BoatAlan KrailingSimon ForbesStuanton Harold SCGold22534‑6‑73221
3rd2042P&BDave WadeBen RaynerDraycotGold343233‑6‑6321
4th204550 shades of GrayPeter GrayRich PepperdineStaunton HaroldGold6‑7162‑1044528
5th2053 Matt BurgessRob GardnerNotts County SCGold(DNF)54‑148221729
6th2040AmbushAndy McKeeStephen GrahamStaunton HaroldGold5‑12656157‑835
7th2028Blue StealRyan BuchananHannah BuchananLymington Town SCGold467‑1175‑1751145
8th2025What a wombat !Tom JeffcoatePenny JeffcoateChew Valley LakeGold9312129(DNC)99‑1463
9th2039Inside VoiceNev HerbertKarl ThorneLymington Town SCGold109‑1771341413‑2370
10th1850Cream CrackerChris TurnerOllie FellowsLyme Regis SCGold88‑39105122114‑2778
11th1939Ice On FireAdrian SmithRob SmithCastle Cove SCGold141414‑36178‑2418691
12th2031Up Yours 2Peter CrowtherAndrew RosePennine SCSilver21111541013‑2322‑3796
13th205TBAAngus HemmingsFraser HemmingsIndependentGold17(DNC)820‑22168151397
14th2044TallulahSteve WalkerJerry HannabussPennine SCGold111098122327‑31‑28100
15th2014IntoxicatedAJ EatonChris EatonStarcrossGold22‑251092111‑451118102
16th2052Heart of GlassRob CageJohn ReayThames Sailing ClubGold26(DNF)111919(DSQ)11215103
17th1958Barbarians for breakfastNigel PotterJeremy StephensNotts County SCGold(DNC)(DNC)1618142215204109
18th1969Water PleaseChris MartinJohn TailbyNotts County SCGold131527‑281120‑302721134
19th2005Drama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieSidmouth SCGold19(RET)2023‑3019112617135
20th2037P&B Race TeamVince HoreyFresh AbensternKing George SCGold7(DNC)1334(DNF)5118816147
21st1962 Thomas LonsdaleEmily Cole EvansWest Oxford SCGold2313‑33‑321829281622149
22nd2024Big Bad WolfDebi GibsonSandra SmithCastle Cove SCSilver24(RET)29‑52293210179150
23rd2023Pincer MovementRichard SearleLucy SearleLymington Town SCSilver1620212924‑3120‑3320150
24th1986Proper HuntSam WatsonAndy ThompsonEast Antrim Boat ClubGold(DNC)(DNC)3027DNC9161010177
25th1995SilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SCGold(DNC)(DNC)23252533311925181
26th2017Another WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts County SCSilver2817‑37242630‑383230187
27th2027A La CarteBella FellowsElinor PeggYealm YCBronze(RET)(DNC)32332721262926194
28th2020Snap shackel & plopJames SalterEdward SteeleSidmouth SCSilver2919353120‑45‑472140195
29th2048Liquid SpiritChris YatesDave BarkerIndependentSilver27(DNC)18162325‑504344196
30th1988FAC51Russell WheelerLee MarriottIOSSCSilver2516382228‑3932‑4436197
31st1951SideWinderFiona TaylorGordon TaylorLymington Town SCSilver20(DNC)34373728‑392419199
32nd2026Sneaky NinjaIan CadwallanderEllie DevereuxChew Valley LakeGold15(RET)43(RET)DNS14132812200
33rd2004Discrete bananaJock FellowsAndrea FellowsCastle Cove SCSilver4118241736‑422539‑43200
34th2043Rockin RollerBarry WolfendenAmy ClayNotts County SCGold12(DNC)3643‑4626292332201
35th1981Highway StarDave ElstonNigel HuftonCastle Cove SCGold18(RET)(DSQ)154718343834204
36th2029Jac Y Ddraig GochRichard JonesMatthewe RaynerLlandudno SCSilver(DNC)(RET)22131538464533212
37th2030Saline DripColin BradleyLuke BradleyPennine SCSilver312328‑4135363334(DNC)220
38th2021Halcyon DazeAndy HaymanRichard GatehouseSidmouth SCSilver302131403427‑49‑4739222
39th2001ZephrMalcolm JamesJake WillarsSouth Cerney SCSilver382826303140‑4140‑45233
40th1959Princes Tiger LylleLawrence CreaserMaciej MatyjaszczukWelsh Harp SCSilver(RET)(DNC)1935161742DNC41245
41st1931The BusinessKevin GoslingEsther BoudlerSidmouth SCGold46(DNC)(DNC)393335523629270
42nd1937The Bee's KneesMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SCSilver35(DNC)(DNC)3840341237DNC271
43rd1970Custard TartEdward ParsonsTony HanlanEmsworthSilver40(DNC)42213941‑594848279
44th2015Touching the VoidJoanne MahyRichard BowersCastle Cove SCBronze3322404841‑53‑584947280
45th1052ShandyTom DanielAlison SheldrickHollingworth LakeBronze4226‑534943(DSQ)444138283
46th1992Tangled Up In BlueWilliam PinnockCaroline MonkGlossop SCBronze342750463852(DNC)‑5642289
47th1912Pig on the wingWilliam WinterLaura Jane WinterCam SCBronze45(DNF)464542‑56405024292
48th1936Bottyburp The BarbarianSimon HoldenJibriel BostanKing George SCBronze322448‑59(DNS)47555153310
49th1932FrolicPhil WhiteJane WhiteBurghfieldSilver39(DNC)4457(DNC)48533535311
50th1943Blue MoonJohn MursellMatthew PalmerCastle Cove SCGold(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC15222531318
51st1929L'Espirit deTurnipMick GreenlandNick LightbodySheppy SCSilver(DNC)(DNC)61445437434246327
52nd1858Groden MistressDuncan GregorJames HarcourtSBSCBronze(DNF)(DNC)25263224DNCDNCDNC332
53rd1991It's me or the boatDavid BennettMartyn SmithChew Valley LakeSilver37(RET)475049(DSQ)515250336
54th2032Shady LadySteven MitchellPolly MitchellHooe Point SCSilver(DNC)(DNC)4951DNC491930DNC348
55th2000Does my bum look big in this ?Helen AllenAndy WadsworthBrixham YCBronze44(DNC)605348‑63485454361
56th2049GuinevereDavid SnutchNick OrglesNotts County SCBronze43(DNC)51474444(DSQ)58DNC362
57th1984FoenKevin NichollsAlex GreenNotts County SCSilver(DNF)(DNC)58565062545352385
58th1925PredatorMartyn DenchfieldCharlotte CotterGrafham Water SCSilver(DNC)(DNC)54604550DSQ5749390
59th2011Must Try HarderPaul McHenryJohn HarlowNotts County SCBronze(RET)(DNC)56555158565955390
60th1940Spitfire SummerNigel DenchfieldChristopher ClarkeGrafham Water SCBronze(DNC)(DNC)59545259606051395
61st1880Shock WaveChris MuxworthyEmma MuxworthyPennine SCBronze(DNF)(DNC)4158DNC4636DNCDNC406
62nd2036Head Over FeetRobert Campbell‑GrayAngie ValeAlton WaterSilver36(DNC)5242(DNC)54DNCDNCDNC409
63rd1941Still CrazySteve CanadineSarah CanadineIndependentBronze(DNC)(DNC)45DNCDNC553555DNC415
64th1920Brief EncounterCillian DynePhill DyneNotts County SCBronze(DNC)(DNC)62DSQ5360576157425
65th2019Poppy PollyAl SimDuncan SimSouth Cerney SCSilver(DNC)(DNC)DNSDNCDNC433746DNC426
66th19967aKay EcclestoneNigel DowickPorthpean SCBronze(DNC)(DNC)5761DNS61DSQ6256447
67th1928Ozone FriendlyChris RansomeAndy HoughQueen Mary SCBronze(DNC)(RET)DNF62DNFDNC616358469
68th1900Just DreamingPaul BeaconKelvin KirkhamPorthpean SCBronze(RET)(DNC)55DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC505
69th1972Red RoosterDave MachinAlex MachinNetley SCSilver(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC57DNCDNCDNC507
70thNew3 Michael HicksGeorgina HicksSalcombe YCSilver(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC525
70th1947Angel DustKarl JonesShelly JonesLlandudno SCBronze(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC525
70th1963Wizzy TooJames HockleyAlan ThompsonLough Foyle YCBronze(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC525
70th1977Cavallo Di GuerraColin KeoghDaniel BellLlandudno SCBronze(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC525
70th1997PeachesRichard MasonSamantha MasonNotts County SCSilver(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC525

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