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Gul Grand Prix at Beer Sailing Club

by Debbie Darling on 19 Jun 2012
RS Gul Grand Prix 2012 at Beer Sailing Club Stewart Aplin
The RS200 and RS800 Gul Grand Prix was held at Beer Sailing Club over the weekend of 16th and 17th June 2012.

Beer, as always, made us extremely welcome, but unfortunately the 30+ knot forecast for Saturday was pretty accurate. You could see the white horses bucking on Lyme Bay from the hill five miles away. The race officer wisely canned the days racing and scheduled an early start and five races for Sunday. This left us to enjoy a day at the seaside, barbeque, happy hour and even the replica Olympic torch on its journey from Torbay to Weymouth by sea.

Sunday was fabulous. There was sunshine, rolling waves and a breeze building from a solid 12 to frisky 18 knots. Much of the fleet had been put off by the forecast for Saturday, but the few that braved it were treated to five intense and extremely close races.

The racing was so close that there was little between first and last place and any mistake cost dearly. Races were won by Mark Heather and Ed Cowell, Dicken Maclean and Hannah Young, Ben and Roz McGrane, Ian Sharps and Ellie Martin. Mark Heather and Ed Cowell showed the most consistency, never finishing out of the top four. Matt Mee and Emma Norris stormed in first couple of races, whilst John Teague and Darren McNamara showed blistering pace upwind as the breeze got up.

The Beer shore crew were out in force, not only were we helped through the breakers and up the beach, but also treated to a lovely all you can eat high tea.

The next leg of the Gul Grand Prix circuit is at Derwent in two weeks time, combined with the Scottish series and Bolle northern tour.

Results:

Sail No

Fleet

Helm

Crew

Club

Points

Place

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

1488

Gold

Mark Heather

Edward Cowell

Wilsonian

9

1

1

3

3

4

2

481

Bronze

John Teague

Darren McNamara

Bristol Corinthian YC

15

2

10

8

2

2

3

1311

Gold

Matt Mee

Emma Norris

Red Wharf Bay

16

3

2

2

12

8

4

584

Bronze

Ben McGrane

Roz McGrane

Netley

17

4

5

4

12

1

7

822

Silver

Edd Whitehead

Alice Kingsnorth

Parkstone

18

5

4

6

4

5

5

940

Silver

Dicken Maclean

Hannah Young

Island Barn Reservoir

19

6

6

1

6

6

6

1467

Gold

Ian Sharps

Ellie Martin

Burghfield SC

20

7

9

9

1

9

1

1495

Silver

Tim Ellis

Hucky Horner

Island SC

24

8

3

7

7

7

12

1422

Bronze

Caroline Martin

N Martin

Burghfield SC

27

9

7

5

5

10

12

1029

Bronze

Oliver Vidal

Noelle Vidal

RYA

29

10

8

10

12

3

8

674

New

Tom Whicher

Clare Shinton

Netley

46

11

11

11

12

12

12


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