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Allen Enterprise National Championship at Tenby Sailing Club - Day 3

by Phil Ford 25 Aug 2022 07:29 BST 21-26 August 2022

Day 3 of the Allen Enterprise National Championship gave us a stable south westerly between 7 to 12 knots in cloudy conditions, with the occasional shift to keep the competitors thinking.

Late out of the gate in the first race of the day, Jane and Nick Scutt tacked immediately in behind the pathfinder to head inshore and pick up the starboard shift. From the early starters, only Phil Ford and Jeremy Stephens managed to cross the fleet. At the first mark, Jane and Nick rounded first, followed by Phil with Jane Humpage crewing, closely followed by Ann Jackson and Jeremy Stephens. Places remained the same for the downwind legs.

Up the second beat, Jane and Nick heading again for the inshore track overstood the mark, allowing the following trio to jump ahead. The remainder of the race provided a close battle with Phil and Jane taking the gun, followed by Jeremy and Becca Stephens, with Ann Jackson and Alan Skeens close behind. Early championship front runners Darren and Hayley Roach recovered from a poor first beat to finish in fifth, having decided for one race at least to play with the pack.

Race 6 started shortly after with a minor course change. With the breeze strengthening and the fleet favouring a late start, most of the competitors were pushing the race officers timing to see who could be last out. It was, however, the main protagonists starting relatively early against the fleet who rounded the first windward mark in good order. Normal service was resumed with Darren and Hayley Roach first round, followed by Phil and Jane, then Jeremy and Becca. Darren and Jeremy then lit the afterburners (if there is such a thing in the Ents) to stretch away from the following pack and have a private duel at the front. At the finish it was Darren and Hayley recording another bullet, Jeremy and Becca in second followed by Phil and Jane.

Going into the lay day, Darren has an impressive 5 wins, while the following two boats are searching to try and slow the Roach express that is threatening to steamroller the fleet. Racing resumes on Thursday with a changeable forecast but no lack of expectation.

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st23307Banged UpDarren RoachHayley RoachLooe SC1111515
2nd22652That's EntertainmentJeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SC22452212
3rd23270KittyPhil FordJane HumpageBCYC46331314
4th23170HarkenAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SC711523623
5th22619RiotvanMartin HonnorIsobel Hedley‑FennOgston SC6410412529
6th23275WimpMatt JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SC3DNS2981234
7th2331050 Shades of BlueSteve BlackburnGabe HillLeigh & Lowton & WLYC8561091038
8th23421MargretDavid JackmanCraig WheatleyLooe SC1077618939
9th23347MinionCallum DingleScarlett CragoLooe SC51281213845
10th23443Wannabe RedJonathan WoodwardMatt SmithSouth Staffs133914101146
11th22702EspadarteJane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene SC99151341449
12th23089Simply RedCharles MorrishDuncan WilloughbySt Mary's Loch SC1415111116455
13th22911Thunderbird 5Richard PrykeMillie PrykeRipon SC19101387DNF57
14th22501Blue JobAlice AllenJames HobsonBCYC188177201363
15th23015Wedg‑ENick JacksonJulie MooreBurghfield SC1214181561865
16th22166Da's BoatSteve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SC1713142215766
17th23169Snow PicnicBrian BowdlerEsther BowdlerLooe SC11161217111666
18th22935MalabarChris PalmerBeatrice BotticelliPenarth YC1619.51916171583
19th23193FlashbackFrancis MarshallMark Puckey (Enid Marshall on Sunday)Looe SC1519.51623141983.5
20th22901Out of the BluePaul YoungAimee AllsoppMidland SC20172219231795
21st22814Bang OnDaisy JaycockAmber PalfreyLooe SC241821182222101
22nd23140My Aim is TrueRichard LeachAmy Leach‑HaynesPenarth YC212124201920101
23rd22977MercuryTom McLarenGeorge McLarenLooe SC222320212423109
24th22796Wrong Way UpGeorge PanterBoyen ChestnuttUlley SC232223242121110
25th23271StarlaBen WilderMatt JonesLondon Corinthian SC252425252524123
26th22347Waterhog DayWilliam GriffithsAlex RichPenarth YC262526262625128

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