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Firefly National Championship at Tenby Sailing Club - Day 3

by NFA (with contributions from the fleet) 10 Aug 2022 13:38 BST 6-12 August 2022

The third day of the 2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby brought more glorious sunshine and even less breeze. The early announcement of a 15:55 first warning signal gave a fuzzy-headed fleet plenty of time to recover from the previous night's antics - clearly they're familiar with the class!

The traditional "crewsday" Crews race was indefinitely postponed due to the forecast which one crew was very happy about as it would leave more time for Crews Union!

Race 6

Race 6 for the Avon Bailer was the first line start for the fleet. After a false start under the U flag PRO Nigel Denchfield was quick to put up the black flag to tame the eager fleet. Three boats fell foul of the and were forced to bob off home.

Dom and Izzy Johnson in F3154 'Gemini too' made the most of the port-biased line and tacked across the fleet to make it around the windward mark first. Jono Pank and Tomeake Diaz if F1956 'Pogie' and James Hammett and Tiger Tellwright if F2594 'Bloodhound' and Angus Cook and Lucie Hopkins in F3695 'Officer Dibble' were close behind as the forty boats made their way around a trapezoid course.

Jono and Tomeake had worked into the lead by the second windward with current event leaders Paul Kameen and Evie Snedker in F2018 'Biscuit Buffalo' catching up the race leaders with their superior pace. Nigel Wakefield and Emily Saunderson in F3007 'TipTopToo' and Stuart and Robbie Hudson in F3850 'Fursty Ferret' had also found their way to the front of the pack.

By the last run the wind was dying to nothing. Dom and Izzy were in fourth but saw the new breeze coming early and were able to get their was back into the lead. The final drift towards the finish was painful but the father-daughter pair just finished within the time limit and the result of the fleet was Whisky-d to get a result.

Protests against the Race Committee for the finishing process delayed the publication of results and the announcement of Tuesday buddies was postponed until Wednesday.

The fleet had just enough time to recover before Tuesday nights social activity - the civilised Helm's Dinner and distinctly uncivilised Crews Union - kicked off.

The helms assembled in the club at the later start time of 8pm for a very nice sit-down dinner and a chat about boring helm things like rig settings and race strategy. Whilst over on the beach reports of two reprobates wheeling trollies of booze through Tenby proved, thankfully, to be correct as twenty more crews (and wannabe crews) than expected showed up suitably attired at the designated time ready for crew-punch-fuelled shenanigans.

What happens at Crews Union stays at Crews Union though.

After Helms and Crews, the fleet came back together to finish the night Firefly style in another big one and the Duckhams was awarded - in the first case of embarrassing overachievement this year - to Bruno Wuetrish.

At the end of day three Paul Kameen and Evie Snedker lead by six points from Jono Pank and Tomeake Diaz. Steve Tylecote and Alice Lucy sit on equal points with highest placed students James Hammett and Tiger Tellwright and complete the rostrum on countback.

Weather permitting, Wednesday will bring points race 5; the gruelling Sir Ralph Gore and Marlow Challenge Cups and the Mike Cocksedge Cup for highest placed helm aged 21 and under.

Results after day 3:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R6Pts
1stBiscuit Buffalo2018Paul KameenEvie SnedkerBosham SC4331‑511
2ndPogie1954Jono PankTomeake DiazImperial Poona YC39‑1322.516.5
3rdGrasshopper3037Steve TylecoteAlice LucyRutland SC51‑124818
4thBloodhound6James HammettTiger TellwrightExeter University SC‑13293418
5thTip Top Too3007Nigel WakefieldEmily SaundersonNetley SC‑1044102.520.5
6thFursty Ferret3850Stuart HudsonRobbie HudsonRoyal Lymington YC‑8825621
7thOfficer Dibble3695Angus CookLucie HopkinsCastaways1511‑12724
8thGemini Too3154Dom JohnsonIzzy JohnsonWest Kirby SC1210‑177130
9thSquabbling Phoenix3625Jenny SmallwoodPhilip AldhousWest Oxfordshire SC9‑1759932
10thSmutty2937Chris KameenJenny JohnsonImperial Poona YC7131‑171233
11thGrendel2803Ed SmithIzzy BrethertonImperial Poona YC141166(DNC)37
12thIris3617Jamie TylecoteFreya PemburyRutland SC1178‑151541
13thDesperado888Hamish WalkerPippa FieldRNSA6‑2116111144
14thScruffy4225Alex BaxterJoe ScarboroughCambridge Uni CC17‑237181052
15thFalken2296John GreenlandRuth GuyImperial Poona YC‑191210161452
16thThe Winter of Discontent1979Ben TylecoteTom OnionsRutland SC16‑191481856
17thSkirmish3615Jamie McEwenAngus McEwenRoyal Lymington YC2141526(BFD)57
18thRizza792Oliver BurrowsHugo BurrowsWest Oxfordshire SC‑25618221359
19th USA1Ewan McLellanEriskay McLellanImperial Poona YC15202013(BFD)68
20thKem2012Ben PymJames EllisSpinnaker Club2015‑26191771
21stLynestra3318Guy DavisonEmma HartleyLlangorse SC181819‑201671
22ndLoosey Goosey4220Jamie WebbOliver JaggerOCSS23162123(RET)83
23rdDaisy the Brave1Chris JamesDaisy NunnExeter University SC(DNF)2624142185
24thMensonge3095Chris GuyIona SherwoodCastaways26222221(BFD)91
25thTinkerbell3288Jason AldousJo MasonPapercourt SC212425‑332898
26thWillow3739Lucy BorehamRachel CrebbinChichester YC2228‑302923102
27thBarry Girl3713Ed MorrisSarah HickmanSpinnaker Club27252327(DNC)102
28thHush3556Ted AshworthElla AshworthNetley SC2427‑322527103
29thChampagne Charlie21Robert GiardelliLizzie AndrewsExeter University SC‑3130293122112
30th 2294Callum FarndenHugh TomkinsOCSS30‑41402419113
31stGo Ballistic1522Ben GreenChloe HardingLymington Town SC29‑34313024114
32ndWater Spider3550Bruno WuetrishJonquil HackenbergRoyal Lymington YC(DSQ)33273920119
33rdMacatoo3957Ben BurrowsBeatrix BurrowsWest Oxfordshire SC‑3635283426123
34thCalypso3779Fiona TylecoteJane HutchinsRutland SC28‑42363525124
35thWizzy Izzy3333Lee TimothyJosh Speakman‑LoweUlley SC3436‑382829127
36th 4Sam DavisMatt BrownExeter University SC3331‑373231127
37thSwansea O Swansea3915Harris GoodmanGeorgia EvansUniversity of Warwick SC‑3729343630129
38th 4115James BallJasmine SpellerWest Oxfordshire SC3532‑393833138
39th 3820Torrin BlazebyLouis SpencerWest Kirby SC32‑38333736138
40thHookey2525Gideon SherwoodBen SherwoodDell Quay SC3837‑414132148
41st 2Freya HalsallEmily BattertonWest Oxfordshire SC39‑40354035149
42nd 3Kieran BowsherWill WhitesideWest Oxfordshire SC403942(DNF)34155
43rdLuciole1956Tim Carver Warsash SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC176

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