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Musto Lark National Championship at Brixham Yacht Club - Day 3

by Samuel Bailey 30 May 2023 23:25 BST 28-31 May 2023

After a wonderful evening meal by Brixham YC, sailors may have missed the wind beginning to build throughout the night. Nevertheless, the fleet awoke with a strong breeze of 20knts and a large sea state, much the same as Monday morning.

Continuing the tend of the previous day, the fleet were held ashore under AP while Chris Tilbrook & Stephen Scriven volunteered to test the water and tame the waves. The fleet watched on as the two launched and left the harbour wall where onshore comments of the pair's bravery were mixed with disappointed views of them not sailing to Torquay and back.

Needless to say, the 'wave tamers' returned unharmed and advised that the fleet remained onshore until the sea state calmed!

And so AP remained until the fleet eventually launched at 1pm under calmer conditions.

Race five got under way with champagne sailing conditions where Ed Bradburn & Holly Evans secured their first ever race win at a Lark Nationals! John Brickwood & Andy Hicks came second while Tim Fells & Francis Gifford finished third.

Race six began much the same except under gate start this time with team MUSTO, William Pank & Hannah Morris, being pathfinders. Early tell tails suggested that the left hand side of the beat would pay with team Bradburn & Evans quick out of the gate. But a continual shift saw the right hand side of the beat come into play and leave pathfinders, team MUSTO, first round the windward mark!

Harry Pynn & Gemma Cook eventually took the race win with Stuart & Nick Hydon taking second and team MUSTO in third!

Race seven saw the conditions drop to the lightest of the day, playing into the hands of the lighter pairings! Nigel Hufton & Helen Scott made their first appearance on the podium for this week and achieved third. Alan & Tom Krailing achieved second while Team Bradburn & Evans took the race win!

Looking onto day 4, Team Bradburn & Evans continue to lead the fleet with a five point lead over Alan & Tom Krailing. Stuart and Nick Hydon remain in third but tie on points with John Brickwood & Andy Kicks! All still to play for tomorrow!

Tonight the fleet looks forward to fancy dress and party! Theme: "What I want to be when I grow up!"

Results after day 3:

PosFleetSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1stGold2526Ed BradburnHolly EvansSouth Staffs SC27221‑9115
2ndGold2521Alan KrailingTom KrailingWaldringfield SC13‑8365220
3rdGold2495Stuart HydonNick HydonShustoke SC6251‑92824
4thGold2528John BrickwoodAndy HicksFrensham Pond SC364524‑1524
5thGold2520Harry PynnGemma CookWaldringfield SC51‑127121430
6thGold2527Tim FellsFrancis GiffordSalcombe YC7‑1418361136
7thGold2533Chris WhiteSamuel BaileySouth Staffs SC95368‑12637
8thGold2492James StewartEluned StewartNetley SC84695‑141042
9thGold2538Nigel HuftonHelen ScottFrensham Pond SC4109‑141110347
10thSilver2475William PankHannah MorrisNorfolk Broads YC17(OCS)710103754
11thGold252Megan BrickwoodConnor DixonNetley SC119‑171547955
12thGold2464Jonny CoateKate PhillipsSouth Staffs SC1211104‑13111260
13thSilver2541Simon CoxGeorge Cox‑OlliffBrightlinsea SC1612111114‑18569
14thSilver2491Steve ChattenKirsty PhippsNetley SC‑181316127131374
15thSilver2509Stuart AllenJulia AllenBanbury SC138(DNC)DNC16151491
16thBronze1948Chris TilbrookStephen ScrivenRoadford Lake SC10‑19181615161691
17thBronze2470Jake WillarsJohn TailbyNotts County SC15151413‑17171791
18thSilver2539Nigel ScottJack SolleyRYA21(OCS)1317188DNC102
19thBronze2484Lee NankervisBen NankervisShropshire SC1916151919‑2120108
20thBronze2532Tony HotchkissKimmie DoonerSouth Staffs SC1418‑2020201918109
21stBronze2531Daniel WatsonHannah BurtWaldringfield SC20171918‑212019113
22ndBronze2523Rich FarmerRebecca FarmerSouth Staffs SC2220(DNC)DNC2222DNC136
23rd 2504John Crooks  (DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC150
23rd 2029Alex Hughes  (DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC150

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