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Noble Marine 2022 YY - LEADERBOARD

RS700 European and Noble Marine UK National Championships at the WPNSA - Day 3

by Václav Brabec 31 Jul 2022 11:40 BST
RS700 European and Noble Marine UK National Championships at the WPNSA © Digital Sailing

Day three was very much in expectation of the decent breeze, which was expected to increase throughout the day. Four races were scheduled in Weymouth Bay and day three was a windward-leeward course for us.

The race started in increasing wind, but it died down again as the race progressed. This was not a problem for Theo Galyer though, who dominated all four races today and was followed by Rob Higgins. Well done guys!

The wind picked up as the day went on but it was definitely not what was forecasted. The waves built up throughout the day so it was good surfing in the last run. The left side of the course was mostly favourable with the tidal current coming from the left.

Today was a day of early starts. The 31 boats were always very eager and we could see X-Ray flag on all the starts. Misfortune clung to the heels of Ben Cooper who was OCS twice today and once had to retire due to a dropped sail. Pete Purkiss also scored two OCS and lost his third place overall.

Hats off to the race team who did all the races back to back and it was a very good decision to shorten race four after the second round on the windward mark, saving us the energy for the last two races on Sunday. And it's going to be windy!

After racing we had the Hyde Sails spinnaker draw. This is the fifth year in a row that Hyde Sails have generously sponsored us. Thank you! Race officer Tom Rushbridge drew the lucky ticket: the winner of the Hyde Sails spinnaker was 1041 Simon Hawes.

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