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Contender Travellers Series 2011 at Eastbourne

by British Contender Association on 2 Jun 2011
Contender Travellers Series 2011 British Contender Association http://www.sailcontender.org.uk
Contender Travellers Series 2011 was hosted by Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club during 28th and 29th May.

The high winds forecast for the weekend meant that many of the fleet stayed home. Those that did travel arrived to find a strong off shore breeze which enticed the race officer to set a course and allow racing as launching from the shingle beach was possible.

Race one started with winds gusting over 30 knots and an angry sea state. By the end of the first lap Nick Noble and Alex Koukourakus had established a commanding lead as others spent time capsizing. The second lap saw Alex break his boom whilst gybing which allowed Nick to sail comfortably to finish first ahead of the only other finisher Ed Presley who fought bravely after many capsizes.

Races two and three were cancelled for the day after the Race Officer decided conditions had become unmanageable for sailing.

Sundays weather was a repeat of the day before however the Race Officer decided to set a course closer to the shore where the waves were less high.

Nick Noble sailed both races by himself with no capsizes whilst the remainder of the fleet stayed ashore ensuring overall victory by completing the necessary three races to count as a series.


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Rank

Tally

Boat

SailNo

Club

HelmName

R1

R4

R5

Total

Nett

1st

1

Noble Consultancy

2376

Portishead Y and SC

Nick Noble

1.0

1.0

1.0

3.0

3.0

2nd

9

 

2406

RAFSA

Ed Presley

2.0

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

30.0

30.0

3rd

10

Poledancer

2506 (69)

Lancing SC

Tony White

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

11

White Hull

69

ESSC

Alex Koukourakis

14.0 DNF

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

12

Breeze Block

702

Datchet Water

Matt Aston

14.0 DNF

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

14

Princess Tiger Lily

599 (07)

ESSC

Chris Yates

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

4

 

2505

ESSC

Peter Dives

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

2

Raptor

694

Thorpe Bay Yacht Club

Chris Boschier

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

3

 

703

ESSC

Peter Hayward

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

5

Pocket Battleship

469

 

Carl Tagoe

14.0 DNS

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

6

Bit 'o' Wet

2383

RYA

David Davies

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

7

Dr Jeep

2484

Castle Cove SC

Nick Grace

14.0 DNF

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

8

V-Beaut

2318

Sandwich Bay

Alan Mollatt

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0