RS400 Volvo Noble Marine UK Nationals - Misty and Hazy Start on Day 3

2013 RS400 Volvo Noble Marine UK Nationals
The Noble Marine Volvo RS400 nationals got off to a slightly misty and hazy start on day three chiefly due to the excellent whisky tasting session organised by the Urquhart Twins on the Monday evening many thanks to Benromach. After the grey skies of Monday the sunshine had returned and a perfect F2-3 westerly was awaiting the fleet in the east course area.

The day was sponsored by KLG Estates and race one got away cleanly on the second start under the black flag. Mr and Mrs Robertson got away cleanly and appeared to have found an extra gear and had established a considerable lead by the windward mark , never to be seen again. In the pack there was a lot of place changing with the left hand side paying sometimes, and sometimes not. Paul and Mark Oakey gybed early on the second run to get into second place where they stayed to the finish, the ever consistent Farbrother / Martin claimed third and Rog Carter and Ein Stein did a great job climbing up the fleet to finish fourth.

Race two the wind had dropped slightly but remained fully powered hiking strength to keep the legs stretched. Again it was team Robertson that flew off the start line and again appeared to be in a different class getting no serious challenge to claim a second bullet. The racing was very close again in the chasing pack, with Mark and Bec Barron sailing a skilful race to just get second from Rog and Ian,whilst some guy called Pete Vincent crewed by Bendy Bonnie managed to fluke his way into fourth.

Special mention of the day has to go to Meg Hobson who had perhaps slightly over indulged in the free whisky and spent a considerable amount of the first race hanging overboard. Her problems were further confounded when a water bottle got stuck in the kite chute and she was sent forward under the foredeck to fix the problem not a nice job in rolling sea at the best of times!

Tonight promises the be a slightly quieter affair, albeit that the Crews Union are holding their annual General meeting so perhaps it is not bad that the start is slightly later tomorrow. The fleet are all keenly preparing the for the Scottish themed fancy dress party and ceilidh and there is a run on tartan tat in the charity shops of North Berwick. With the Robertsons stellar performance they have closed the gap on Farbrother to three points so it will be all to play for in the next two days.

Volvo Noble Marine RS 400 National Championship 2013 East Lothian Yacht Club Provisional results as of 14.00 on 6.8.13 Overall Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 44, Scoring system: Appendix A
RankSail NoHelmCrewClubCategoryG/S/BTallyR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10TotalNett
1st1418Howard FarbrotherDan MartinQueen Mary Sailing ClubMasterG101.0(10.0)    22.012.0
2nd1319Stewart RobertsonSarah RobertsonRoyal Forth Yacht ClubMaster/Lady Crew/Loving CupG212.0(8.0)    23.015.0
3rd476Mark BarronBec BarronLoch Tummel Sailing ClubLady Crew/Loving CupG224.01.08.0(19.0)5.02.0    39.020.0
4th965Roger CarterIan RobertsonWormit Boating Club G98.04.04.0(9.0)4.03.0    32.023.0
5th1161Ben RobertsonHannah RobertsonScaling Dam SCLady CrewG393.    44.029.0
6th1200Keith BedboroughMartin McCrewDalgety Bay Sailing Club G4(13.0)    51.038.0
7th1313Peter VincentMad Bonnie MoodyLlandegfedd SC and Bristol CYCMaster/Lady CrewG139.0(13.0)    53.040.0
8th1384Paul OakeyMark OakeyPortchester Sailing ClubMasterG87.0(45.0 DNF)    91.046.0
9th1390Andy HatchDaniel HawkinsQueen Mary SCMasterG195.03.0(19.0)    65.046.0
10th1351Ian RobsonHarry O'RiordanAldeburgh Yacht ClubMasterG114.    62.046.0
11th1337Kevin GibbDave MilroyLargo Bay Sailing ClubMasterG376.011.011.0(45.0 BFD)11.07.0    91.046.0
12th1029Wayne FletcherDeb FletcherScaling Dam SCLady Crew/Loving CupG1215. BFD)    93.048.0
13th1398Stuart UrquhartRichard UrquhartRoyal Findhorn Yacht Club G3211.    69.048.0
14th1294John MacKenzieAndy BoxWest Lothian Sailing Club S512.0(16.0)    82.066.0
15th1196Peter SnowdonTeresa MiollaScaling Dam Sailing ClubMaster/Lady CrewG2420.020.06.0(21.0)9.012.0    88.067.0
16th1322Ross RyanKathryn Hinsliff-SmithNotts County Sailing ClubMaster/Lady CrewS2518.    107.080.0
17th810Graeme HenryKatie MastersonSt Mary's Loch Sailing ClubMaster/Lady Crew/Loving CupB7(34.0)    118.084.0
18th1018Richard BoltonLucy RobertsonEast Lothian Yacht ClubMaster/Lady CrewS3(23.0)    109.086.0
19th1405Liam DonnellyChris LawRoyal North of IrelandMasterS2721.018.0(36.0)    126.090.0
20th1292Christopher EamesNiall EamesBallyholme YCYouthS3617.06.0(35.0)    126.091.0
21st1414James GardnerAnne GardnerHISCLady Crew/Loving CupG2610. DNS)45.0 DNS    147.0102.0
22nd739Phil HermistonMartin CrudenRoyal Findhorn Yacht ClubMasterS2919.022.023.0(27.0)23.017.0    131.0104.0
23rd1260Patrick ShellcockMax NicholsonParkstone Yacht ClubYouthS4229.027.014.0(31.0)24.015.0    140.0109.0
24th979Oliver George-TaylorMatt LangdonLocks SCYouthB30(45.0 DNS)    156.0111.0
25th588Ollie BerrymanEd BolithoHelford River Sailing Club B4125. DNS)22.0    160.0115.0
26th0David HarcourtChristine ShortRYA S1624.019.017.0(36.0)26.034.0    156.0120.0
27th630Peter CraggsPhil NelsonYork RI Sailing Club B633.015.032.0(34.0)21.023.0    158.0124.0
28th1049Neil McLellanOllie Milling-SmithEast Lothian Yacht Club S3516.030.029.0(38.0)27.024.0    164.0126.0
29th1162Martin SlackScott MacbethRoyal Findhorn Yacht ClubMasterB38(32.0)    162.0130.0
30th728Rob HastingsNeil MorganRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club B2326.029.026.0(40.0)29.033.0    183.0143.0
31st1110Vicki ThurstonJenny DouglasQueen Mary Sailing ClubLady Helm/Lady CrewB2030.028.0(40.0)    184.0144.0
32nd475Christopher DowieNaomi MoranAberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht ClubLady CrewB3422.036.030.0(39.0)28.029.0    184.0145.0
33rd877Phil BrittonJules ThorneDalgety Bay SCMaster/Lady CrewB1731.0(45.0 DNS)    191.0146.0
34th1101Max TosettiSimon BakerQueen Mary SCMasterB18(36.0)    184.0148.0
35th1129David WebleyFraser MulfordWormit Boating ClubMasterB3328.035.025.0(37.0)33.032.0    190.0153.0
36th1117Jane RobertsonEric RobertsonEast Lothian Yacht ClubMaster/Lady HelmB4027.0(37.0)    194.0157.0
37th1006Hugh MarstonSteve FraserEast Lothian Yacht ClubMasterB11(39.0)    197.0158.0
38th1195Oliver WebsterLaura WebsterAberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht ClubLady CrewB2(38.0)    204.0166.0
39th441Simon GreyMeg HobsonChanonry Sailiing ClubMaster/Lady CrewB1435.    209.0170.0
40th1180Fiona FergusonGraham LoganLoch Tummel Sailing ClubLady HelmB15(45.0 DNF) BFD34.037.0    216.0171.0
41st924Simon MathewsPenny AtkinsonLancing SCMaster/Lady Crew/Loving CupB2840.039.0(41.0)    229.0188.0
42nd509Darren MartinDave Matthews/Helen JacksonRoyal Windermere Yacht Club B4137.0(45.0 DNC)45.0 DNC24.040.045.0 BFD    236.0191.0
43rd1032Patrick BurnsNorman BurnsRYAMaster  (45.0 DNC)45.0 DNC45.0 DNC45.0 DNC45.0 DNC45.0 DNC    270.0225.0
43rd1406Dave CheyneGordon PattersonRoyal North of Ireland Yacht ClubMaster 43(45.0 DNC)45.0 DNC45.0 DNC45.0 DNC45.0 DNC45.0 DNC    270.0225.0