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Enterprise National Championships at Penzance Sailing Club - Day 3

by Steve Sargent 31 May 10:06 BST 27-31 May 2023

Competitors arrived at the club to be greeted by similar conditions to Day 2 started with 15 to 16 knots easterly and everyone expected a similar scenario as before with the wind spinning and dying.

With the race officer Marcus arriving following some window restoration at his local business it was sounding like he might be 15 minutes and the AP was raised. Having completed the restoration AP was down, D was hoisted, and the fleet were away.

With a fairly unbiased line the fleet were away cleanly first time with current leaders Nigel & Andy Bird choosing to go left together with other leading contenders. With a number of players choosing to go right, Phil Ford & Jonathon Woodward played the shifts up the middle to go round 1 and 2 with Tim Sadler rounding third.

Places remained unchanged for the first round but the second beat saw snakes and ladders. Martin Honnor & Isobel Hedley-Fenn favoured the right and made good progress up the fleet rounding with Dave Jackman & Mark Puckey, only to miss the spacer mark and drop to 11th when re-rounding.

Phil & Jane went on to seal a comprehensive win, with Tim & Salty sneaking past Jonathan & Dan to take second. Former National champion Dave Jackman finished fourth with the returning Vince Horey completing the top five.

Race 2 was quickly under way with another good line allowing the fleet to get away cleanly, Phil Ford made a great start to roll Martin, forcing Martin to the right with Phil pitching to the left for the start of the beat.

Places were tight at the windward mark with Phil arriving on starboard, Martin, Tim and Vince all arriving on Port. Phil cleared the mark to lead with Tim rounding second Martin and Vince battling for third.

Unseen by the leaders, Steve Sargent & Eloise Jaycock showed good speed to roll Timmy and move to third. Martin overtook Phil before the wing mark and then pulled nicely clear to build a comfortable lead, ensuring his first bullet of the week. Timmy rolled Sarge & Phil on the second reach to round the leeward mark in second.

Martin & Tim played the right while Sarge picked some nice shifts on the left to retake Timmy and pull up to second. Timmy managed to create and overlap on the run and round the final leeward mark second, the final beat was a game of loose covering and positions remained unchanged, Martin taking first, Timmy second, Sarge third with Phil crossing closely behind Sarge and a smiling Ann Jackson in fifth.

Results (after protests) on day 3:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st23384The Big Saulty DogTim SadlerRichard SaultYorkshire Dales‑164132212
2nd23349Team Allen / P&B Race TeamVincent HoreyFresh AbendsternKing George SC12345‑715
3rd22456Unlawful EntryNigel BirdAndy BirdR.Y.A.2126‑9819
4th23270KittyPhil FordJane HumpageLooe SC66‑721419
5th23421MargretDave JackmanMark PuckeyLooe SC336(UFD)4622
6th22619RiotvanMartin HonnorIsobel Hedley‑FennOgston SC5(DNF)558124
7th22762Churchfield 2Steve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SC48411‑13330
8th23443Wannabe RedJonathan WoodwardDan SwaffieldSouth Staffs SC105‑11831036
9th23275WimpMatt JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SC7797‑121242
10th22544Comfortably NumbJeremy WilliamsElise Wedgewood ClarkPenzance SC11(DNF)8114943
11th23170HarkenAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SC13(DNF)15911553
12th22501Blue JobAlice AllenNick ScuttBCYC/Looe17(DNF)101361561
13th23308Mad GColin StephensSimon LeesPenzance SC8(DNF)1314171466
14th22763The EntertainerPhil SowdenAlex KingHighcliffe SC(DNF)91412161667
15th23015Wedge ENick JacksonRebecca BradleyBurghfield SC14(DNF)DNF10101167
16th23169Snow PicnicBrian BowdlerEsther BowdlerLooe SC12(DNF)1216151368
17th23089Simply RedCharles MorrishJulie MooreSt Mary's Loch9(DNF)17UFD71772
18th22901Out of the BluePaul YoungKarin SandlerMidland SC‑19111817181882
19th21647Sebi SchmidtLorelei BatesPlymouth University20101618‑211983
20th21528Lloyd WilliamsBecca KneePenzance SC18(DNF)1915202092
21st23159Jibbooms and BobstaysJames HoldawayOwen HoldawayScammonden Water15(DNF)2019192194

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