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Draycote Dash victory for Peter Nelson's RS600

'2012 Draycote Dash'    © Malcolm Lewin

With raging storms and lashings of brutal rain flooding parts of England overnight, the conclusion of the Draycote Dash looked uncertain on Sunday morning. With winds blowing in excess of twenty knots at the start of the 100-minute Pursuit Race, some competitors in the slower boats seemed reluctant to get on the water in time for their starts. Brenda Hoult’s Laser 4.7 from Hill Head led for the best part of a lap despite having crossed the line some minutes after her allotted start time. Some of the 90-strong handicap fleet stayed ashore, not wanting to risk their boats in the strong breeze skudding across Draycote Water.

But then the wind started to drop quite dramatically, sometimes to below 10 knots, and it was the turn of the Scorpions and Merlin Rockets to take up the battle for the lead. Considering the drop in breeze during the course of the race, the slower handicap boats that started earlier might have been expected to benefit. Yet it was the 505 sailed by Andy Davis and Mike Senior who came through to win the double-points, non-discardable Pursuit Race. This elevated them to seventh overall, but it was a fifth place for Peter Nelson’s RS600 that proved sufficient to give him overall victory in the Draycote Dash 2012, the first of six events in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series.

Third place in the Pursuit Race elevated David Hayes and Jonny Ratcliffe’s Merlin Rocket to second overall, with Andy Couch’s Phantom in third place, just edging out another Merlin (Matt Biggs and John Hackett) and Ian Morgan’s Laser from the podium.

And so for the time being, Peter Nelson holds the lead in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, with the next event on 27 December, the Brass Monkey at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. Some competitors were rewarded for entering the series early, with Laser 2000 sailor Matt Sargent winning a signed copy of Asymmetric Sailing by Andy Rice, and former SailJuice Winter Series winner Olly Turner winning some Gul winter gear. There are further prizes up for grabs for those who enter before 20 December. With seven different classes in the top 10, early indications from the Draycote Dash is that the Great Lakes handicapping system is producing some of the fairest racing yet seen in UK handicap dinghy racing.

2012 Draycote Dash -  http://www.malcolmlewinphotography.co.u!©_Malcolm_Lewin  

2012 Draycote Dash -  http://www.malcolmlewinphotography.co.u!©_Malcolm_Lewin  

2012 Draycote Dash -  http://www.malcolmlewinphotography.co.u!©_Malcolm_Lewin  


Provisional Results

14:00 Sun

Rank

Fleet

Class

SailNos

Helm

Crew

Club

PY

R1

R2

R3

R4

Pursuit

 

Nett

1st

Fast

RS600

920

Peter Nelson

 

Northampton Sailing Club

920

6

-52

8

4

10

80

28

2nd

Fast

Merlin Rocket

3734

David Hayes

Jonny Ratcliffe

Hayling Island Sailing Club

980

14

-21

13

5

6

59

38

3rd

Medium

Phantom

1345

Andy Couch

 

Rudyard Lake Sailing Club

1010

-7

3

5

6

28

49

42

4th

Fast

Merlin Rocket

3743

Matt Biggs

John Hackett

Blithfield Sailing Club

980

-19

9

10

11

12

61

42

5th

Slow

Laser

188781

Ian Morgan

 

Hill Head Sailing Club

1118

1

-15

4

12

26

58

43

6th

Fast

Osprey

55

Mike Pickering

Mike Priddle

Restronguet Sailing Club

944

-21

7

17

17

4

66

45

7th

Fast

505

9088

Andy Smith

Alex Davies

Notts County Sailing Club

889

20

-57

7

3

16

103

46

8th

Fast

505

9063

Andy Davis

Mike Senior

Blithfield Sailing Club

889

-41

31

15

9

2

98

57

9th

Medium

Scorpion

1987

Steve Hall

Oli Wells

Pinnell and Bax

1042

-65

15

21

7

14

122

57

10th

Medium

Scorpion

2013

Peter Gray

Rachael Rhodes

SHSC

1042

25

5

19

(83.0 DNF)

22

154

71


Full results here.


by Andy Rice

  

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