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RS300 Noble Marine Allen National Championship at Dovey Yacht Club - Day 2

by Paul Watson 9 Sep 2023 07:52 BST 7-10 September 2023
RS300 Noble Marine Allen Nationals at Dovey Day 2 © Mary Fletcher / Lens2Print

Day two of the RS300 National Championship at Aberdyfi was a day of patience and skill. Clearly, I do not possess either, but for some reason have still been asked to write a report.

After a short postponement the fleet sailed out a couple of miles up the channel to be greeted by a fantastic 4(ish) knots of wind. Tim Le Couilliard took his weight shedding to the extreme by regurgitating some of his pride as he sailed over the bar... or maybe it was all the rum the night before. Once out into the bay, for some reason we decided to sail around a course of few times.

Race Three. With the wind seeming to track right the obvious thing seemed to be to follow it. This did not work.

Richard Hanby won, followed by Richard Hargreaves. Who had no right to be where he was in such light winds. Fortunately, he remembered that for the following races.

Race four. Robbed by being called over the line I went back and promptly had a terrible time. Harry McVicartook his second win of the champs followed by Steve Sallis.

Race five. The wind had now increased to a credible 4.2 knots. Steve Sallis rounded off his day with a win and took the day with a 3,2,1 scoreline. Harry remains at the top of the leaderboard with a one-point lead over Richard Hanby.

Less wind is forecast for day three so the results could really go anywhere.

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