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Comet Open at Attenborough SC

by Roger Day on 24 Jun 2012
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Comet Open 2012 took place on Saturday 23rd June at Attenborough Sailing Club with eight visitors joining ten from the home club. All of the boats took to the water for the first race in gusty conditions. The start was postponed for five minutes whilst the safety crews helped a number of boats recover from capsizes.

The fleet got away cleanly and soon four boats opened up a good lead. There were several changes in leadership around the course in winds gusting force 4 to 7. The eventual winner was Chris Robinson from Burghfield SC followed by Eddie Pope from Ogston SC and in third place was Richard Whitehouse from Combs SC. Just six boats completed the full course.

Only nine boats started the second race. As in the first race a lead developed with the first four boats. This time however the positions didn't change throughout the five lap race. Peter Mountfield from Staunton Harold SC was first across the line followed by Chris Richardson and Eddie Pope.

The wind had abated to some extent leading up to the start of the thirds and last race. In consequence fourteen entrants took to the water. Almost immediately after the race started a squall cross the lake the fight for survival was back on. At the end of the first lap Peter Mountfield lead from Chris Robinson and Eddie Pope. Richard Whitehouse went through the gate in seventh at the end of lap one but Peter Mountfield having made an error at a gybe mark and Richard gradually came through the leaders. The conditions once again claimed a number of boats with nine completing the course lead by Chris Robinson and followed by Richard Whitehouse and Peter Mountford.

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Pos

Helm

Sail No

Type

Club

R1

R2

R3

Pts

1

Chris Robinson

867

Std

Burghfield

1

2

1

2

2

Peter Mountford

864

Xtra

Staunton Harold

4

1

3

4

=3

Eddie Pope

804

Std

Ogston

2

3

4

5

=3

Richard Whitehouse

780

Xtra

Combs SC

3

4

2

5

5

Bob Dodds

869

Std

CMYC

5

5

5

10

6

Michael Pritchard

547

Std

Attenborough SC

6

8

7

13

7

John Coppenhall

532

Std

Hunts

7

7

6

13

8

Kevin Milton

29

Std

Attenborough SC

Rtd

6

8

14

9

Josie Adams

624

Std

Attenborough SC

8

9

9

17

10

Malcolm Davidson

311

Std

Attenborough SC

9

RTD

11

20

=11

Derek Harbour

648

Std

Attenborough SC

10

DNS

DNS

29

=11

Dave Wright

708

Std

Attenborough SC

Rtd

DNS

10

29

=13

Andrew Beaumont

556

Std

Attenborough SC

Rtd

DNS

RTD

36

=13

Jan Walsh

42

Std

NSC

Rtd

DNS

RTD

36

=15

Henry Jaggers

800

Xtra

Beer

Rtd

DNS

DNS

37

=15

Mike Leach

249

Std

Attenborough SC

Rtd

DNS

DNS

37

=15

Saul Tendler

441

Std

Attenborough SC

Rtd

DNS

DNS

37

=15

David Chapman

30

Std

Attenborough SC

Rtd

DNS

DNS

37