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Musto Lark National Championships 2024 at Weymouth Sailing Club - Day 2

by Stuart Hydon 27 May 19:26 BST 26-29 May 2024

Glorious sunshine with a brisk breeze, plus a bit more!

Race 3 started with a gate start, Nigel Hufton/Matt Wood followed by Stuart and Nick Hydon went early hitting the left-hand side. When it was time to tack, they picked up a great shift, easily clearing the rest of the fleet. The Hydons overhauled Hufton & Wood on the reach and held the position to the finish. What should have been an easy second for Hufton & Wood ended with a capsize at the last leg after a gybe went wrong. This allowed Gillard & Hobson into second and Chris & Kate Holliman into third.

Race 4 was a line start with a number of recalls. Gillard & Hobson led the race with Simon and George Cox sliding past on the first reach, but this was short lived as Gillard/Hobson retook the lead. Tim Fells and Fran Gifford moved into second place with Simon and George making a third.

Race 5 saw the wind building to F5/6 resulting in a reduced number of boats starting. Gillard/Hobson rounded first and established a good lead as Megan Brickwood & Connor Dickson struggled with their kite hoist. This allowed Fells/Gifford to move up to second ahead of Hufton & Wood.

In summary, the results are looks promising for Tom Gillard and James Hobson, meanwhile there's a real fight for second position onwards. Yesterday's 2nd place overall Chris and Nic White slipped to 9th having broken a boom during race 3 and losing two races as a result.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
12530Wind ChaserTom GillardJames HobsonSheffield Viking SC11‑2114
22495Well DodgyStuart HydonNick HydonDittisham541‑13515
32527FloozieTim FellsFrances GiffordSalcombe YC3(RET)82215
42526 Ed BradburnHolly EvansSouth Staffs SC434‑5415
52538Tiger TooNigel HuftonMatt WoodFrensham Pond SC75‑124319
62475MustoChris HollimanKate HollimanLymington SC8(RET)36623
72491TBCEmma HarrisRachael JenkinsWaldringfield SC6‑2477828
82464Rocket RonnieJonny CoateKate PhillipsSouth Staffs SC107‑1110734
92533Smarty PantsChris WhiteNicola WhiteSouth Staffs SC225RET(DNC)39
102536Allergic to WaterSamuel BaileyKamila CzartolomnaSouth Staffs SC‑23111081342
112520RollergirlHarry PynnGemma CookWaldringfield SC9159‑171043
121948Reasons to be CheerfulChris TillbrookStephen ScrdivenRoadford SC149169‑1948
132539DylanNigel ScottTegwyn TrickerRYA1210‑18151148
142501Free WillyMegan BrickwoodConnor DicksonNetley SC(DNC)86191750
152531Polar BearDaniel WatsonIsobel StewartWaldringfield SC131713(DNC)952
162541CleopatraSimon CoxGeorge Cox‑OlliffBrightlingsea SCRET6143(DNC)55
172508Simply RedJonathan WoodwardOlly HateleySouth Staffs SC15‑1919111257
182264CamembertJeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SC1712‑22121859
192521Universally ChallengedMaryn WilkesAlex Orr ProsperUCL Sailing Club‑191415161661
202540Synergy Marine Demo LarkEthan DaveyMadeline BilbroughUniversity of Plymouth SC‑201817141463
212504MleviJohn CrooksEluned StewartWaldringfield SC16‑2220201571
222502WeebleSteve ChattenGeorge GrahamNetley SC1816‑2118RET73
232528MowgliAndy HicksVicky BrickwoodFrensham Pond SC111324RET(DNC)78
242529 Paul BottonleyKatie KeithSouth Staffs SC222025RET(DNC)97
252376The Other OneNed WinterBecky EwartWeymouth SC25232921(DNC)98
262272That OneDee WolffEdie StowWeymouth SC27252623(DNC)101
272324IGOElise LloydSerenna BrodrickWeymouth SC26262822(DNC)102
282459BuffyNigel DenchfieldFiona DenchfieldGrafham Water242127(DNC)DNC106
292443The HoffKate MerrittVickie BurgessRYA21(DNC)23DNCDNC112
302226This OneOliver LoasbyLeo ShuttleworthWeymouth SC29273125(DNC)112
312275AREJack KeedyArthur HowarthWeymouth SC28RET(RET)24DNC118
3223492 Jumpers Kittens and CakeLew Harris‑CormackBen HurrellWeymouth SCRETRET30RET(DNC)124
33=2265 Graeme Burton Herne Bay SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC136
33=2472Frensham Pond LarkHaydn SewellHannah CarruthersFrensham Pond SC(DNC)DNCDNFDNCDNC136

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