sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Bollé RS300 Grand Prix at Sheffield Viking
Bollé RS300 Grand Prix at Sheffield Viking


'3 meninaboat - RS300 Bollé GP'    Nick Bush

Sheffield Viking SC hosted the second round of the Bollé sponsored RS300 Grand Prix event on the 18th – 19th May. Visitors came from far and wide to join three home boats for some great sailing in cracking conditions.

A slightly dodgy forecast for Sunday prompted the race officer to go for four races on the Saturday, with a perfect force two-four blowing straight down the length of the dam.

Bish had a great first beat in race one and held on for the win. Behind, the Viking boats of Keen and Jenkins had a close battle with Jenkins eventually edging ahead on the last lap. High on adrenaline, Bish got overexcited on the second start and had to be called back leaving Jenkins to take the win from Keen. Sparky (Mark Newton) showed some serious pace in his A-rig to take third after a very competitive and closely fought race throughout the fleet.

After a well earned cup of tea, the fleet headed back out for two more back to back races. Sparky was the first casualty, with rudder failure forcing him to pull out before the start. Jenkins lead for most of the race, only to fluff a close cover tack on the last beat, with Bish capitalising to take the bullet. Wood finally got his act together, sailing very well to take third from Keen. Race four and a second rudder failure, this time for Bish whilst leading the first lap. Jenkins moved up the queue and this time made no mistakes on the final beat match race tackathon to hold off Keen. Wood continued his good form with another third.

RS300 action -  Nick Bush  

Sparky demonstrated his boat building skills to piece his rudder back together for Sunday, arriving just in time having spent too long admiring the view over the Pennines. A slightly better than forecast N/ NW force one-two made for some challenging conditions as the fleet headed out for races five and six. Bish bowed out on Sunday to rest his aching joints (and earn some money) to leave Keen and Jenkins to battle it out for the event. Jenkins managed to win Race five to secure the event with Keen finally winning the sixth race and second overall after ordering is own private supply of wind. Wood struggled to master the conditions, whilst Henman and Sparky had an epic A-rig battle, swapping third and fourth in both races. Wood finished a respectable third overall, with the rest of the fleet all tied on 21 points had to separated on count back.

A great weekends sailing was had by all with Viking once again providing great hospitality and bacon sandwiches (thanks to Tim’s dad).

Results of RS 300 Bollé GP at Sheffield Viking

Sail No.

Helm

Club

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Total Points

Position

323

Matt Jenkins

Sheffield Viking SC

2

1

2

1

1

(2)

7

1

328

Tim Keen

Sheffield Viking SC

3

2

(4)

2

2

1

10

2

422

Alastair Wood

Bough Beech SC

(6)

4

3

3

5

5

20

3

370

Phil Bishop

Sheffield Viking SC

1

5

1

7

7

(7)

21

4

354

Mark Newton

Thorney Island SC

4

3

7

(7)

4

3

21

5

450

Mark Henman

Sunderland SC

5

(6)

5

4

3

4

21

6


by Matt Jenkins

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109814

12:08 PM Fri 24 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA






















Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT