RS200 National Championships at Weymouth day 2

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The RS200 National Championships, sponsored by Trident Marine, has completed the second day of racing which had dawned with the wind howling and the rain falling- typical British summertime conditions.

However, by the time the fleet started to launch the wind was already beginning to moderate (as predicted by the Met Office) and the sun was doing its best to try and peek out.

The first start of race three got away ok but was soon aborted as the wind swung to the left, lifting the pathfinder and leaving the fleet far behind his line. The second start was perfect however and the fleet shot away upwind. Even though the left was looking like the only option, the leaders at the top mark converged from both sides, John Pink and Sarah Hickman rounding just in front of Wayne and Deb Fletcher.

It was Chris Catt and Ally Martin who sailed best though, working their way through the fleet into the lead, which they held to the end. Behind, the wind pressure was fluctuating across the course and gave plenty of opportunities for overtaking. Stephen Tiernan and Tim Goodhew with James Peters and Alan Roberts took best advantage of these to finish second and third.

The day’s second race never materialised unfortunately as the wind fell away completely, causing the fleet to be becalmed and most of them towed in. Three races tomorrow then, with an early 11.30am start to be the fleets first test of the day.

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Entries: 160, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank
Tally No
Division
Boat
SailNo
Helm
Crew
Club
R1
22/08/11 1200
R2
22/08/11 1200
R3
23/8/01
Total
Nett
1st
133
Gold
RS200
1424
James Peters
Alan Roberts
Hayling Island Sailing Club
11.0
8.0
3.0
22.0
22.0
2nd
148
Gold
RS200
940
Dicken Maclean
Hannah Young
Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club
12.0
9.0
12.0
33.0
33.0
3rd
88
Gold
RS200
822
Edd Whitehead
Katy Nichol
Parkstone Yacht Club
25.0
4.0
7.0
36.0
36.0
4th
76
Gold
RS200
1328
Ben Saxton
Sophie Ainsworth
Grafham Water Sailing Club
8.0
26.0
4.0
38.0
38.0
5th
67
Gold
RS200
1258
Stuart Bithell
Kate MacGregor
Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club
29.0
2.0
10.0
41.0
41.0
6th
97
Gold
RS200
1254
Robbie Burns
Vicki Simpson
Largs Sailing Club
1.0
21.0
22.0
44.0
44.0
7th
121
Gold
RS200
1286
Lee Sydenham
Jane Gilbert
Frensham Pond Sailing Club
3.0
32.0
17.0
52.0
52.0
8th
37
Gold
RS200
988
Ian Martin
Chris Martin
Burghfield Sailing Club
2.0
33.0
18.0
53.0
53.0
9th
58
Gold
RS200
1350
Ben Palmer
Amy Seabright
Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club
31.0
7.0
19.0
57.0
57.0
10th
130
Gold
RS200
1421
Frances Peters
Eilidh McIntyre
Hayling Island Sailing Club
9.0
23.0
32.0
64.0
64.0

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