Round Haying Island Race 2013 - Hard-earned windsurfing hat-trick
Sun, 31 Mar 2013
Round Haying Island Race 2013 for Windsurfers was won by Robert Kent from Calshot Activity Centre, who made it a hat-trick of victories after a close tussle with Keith Atkinson. Second place went to James Moon and third to Matt Wemms. First lady was Annette Kent in fifth place overall. A cold easterly of just 12 to 15 knots meant that the record was never in danger.
Atkinson was first to shoot under the Langstone Road bridge at the top of Chichester Harbour, after 20 minutes of racing - rigs had to be dropped to slip under the bridge on the high water. Kent went under in second place but then caught Atkinson soon after they cleared the old Hayling railway bridge and started down Langstone Harbour.
Leaving LAngstone Harbour and turning left along Hayling Island seafront, Atkinson regained the lead, but as they turned back into Chichester Harbour the strong ebb tide slowed Atkinson, while Kent was able to maintain his speed and retain the title after one hour, 35 minutes and 30 sec.
Gold Fleet- Round Hayling Island Windsurf (full circuit of Hayling Island)
Gold Robert Kent Calshot Activity Centre 1.35.30 Gold James Moon UKWA 1.37.36 Gold Matthew Wemms UKWA 1.40.38 Gold Jonathan Davis London Windsurfing Assoc 1.41.40 Gold Annette Kent Calshot Activity Centre 1.47.49 Gold Lewis Barnes Barnt Green SC 1.53.57 Gold John Pete Bartley SC 1.54.12 Gold Dick Pratt Bosham SC 1.54.15 Gold Greg Baldock Covenham 1.58.03 Gold Andy Chambers No Club indicated 2.11.44 Gold Jez Bull NA 2.17.02 Gold Andy Page NA 2.25.34 Gold Dan Lytton HISC 2.31.24 Gold Ben Page NA 2.32.25 Gold Stephan Lefevre NA 2.38.53 Gold Leigh Kingaby NA 2.44.56 Gold Paul Adams Queen Mary SC 3.30.00 Gold David Curry REYC 4.00.00 Gold Keith Atkinson DNF
Silver Fleet- Round Hayling Island Windsurf
Silver Nigel Tailyour Seavets 0.56.00 Silver Julian Barnes Seavets 0.59.00 Silver David Rabbetts Seavets 1.15.00 Silver Hannah Maunder HISC 1.25.00 Silver Henry Message HISC DNF Silver George Spensley-Corfield HISC DNF Silver Eanna Lawler Northampton SC DNF Silver Mark Wooding Priory Sailing Club DNF
Bronze Fleet- Round Hayling Island Windsurf
Bronze 29 Murray Maunder HISC 0.56.36 Bronze 32 Richard Hill HISC 1.00.12 Bronze 88 John Chubb Farmoor 1.00.32 Bronze 39 Garry Connell UKWA 1.16.50