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Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals - Quick reactions to light winds


'Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action.'    RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons    Click Here to view large photo

For the third and final day of the Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals, the race management and mark laying teams had to show quick reactions today, which brought lighter conditions, with around 10 to 14kts of breeze, starting easterly first thing and tracking round to the south throughout the day.

The race area was one again in the Lamma patch, however with the lighter breeze, boats were corralled by the safety team at the Lamma shipping channel and RO Jerry Rollin raised the AP to ensure that all competitors could get to the start in time.

First one, then two, then half the fleet crossed the middle of the line before the start gun resulting in a general recall and a black flag on the re-start sequence. Just on the one-minute signal, Rollin raised the AP to allow a large crane barge which had just weighed anchor to clear the race area.

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action. -  RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons   Click Here to view large photo

This took 20 minutes to accomplish before the start sequence could recommence and, perhaps impatient to get started, another bunch of competitors were over early, this time at the committee boat end of the line. Caught in this bunch, and probably missing out on an overall win in the Nationals were Nick and Janet Jerwood on Ineffable, scoring BFD along with seven others including three-time world champion Steve Goacher.

Defending world champion Graham Vials led the race from start to finish on Foof, crossing the line nearly a minute ahead of Grant Alderson on El Toro. The remaining 31 boats followed them in a processional with the last boat nine minutes behind.

A quick turnaround, relaying the marks to address the tracking wind, and the fleet was off again on the black flagged start of race six. The competitors were very circumspect this time, and after a clear start Matthew Owen and Andrew Reed on The Wife’s Ffault led the fleet around the course until the final leg, when Greg Wells nipped past to take his second first of the series, followed by Graham Vials in second and Owen in third.

The provisional overall results show Graham Vials/ Chris Turner in first on nine points, ahead of Nick and Janet Jerwood on 15. Third place goes to Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay with Greg Wells and Andrew Jameson in fourth.

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action. -  RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons   Click Here to view large photo

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action. -  RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons   Click Here to view large photo

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action. -  RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons   Click Here to view large photo

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action. -  RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons   Click Here to view large photo

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet in action. -  RHKYC/Lindsay Lyons   Click Here to view large photo


 
Race 6
Rank Prefix Sail No. Bow Boat Name Helm Crew Elapsed Points
1 GBR 3920 6 Betty Greg Wells Andrew Jameson 01:16:37 1
2 GBR 4004 1 Foof Graham Vials Chris Turner 01:16:49 2
3 AUS 3684 40 The Wife's Ffault Matthew Owen Andrew Reed 01:16:55 3
4 AUS 3986 50 Ineffable Nick Jerwood Janet Jerwood 01:17:11 4
5 GBR 3998 10 TBA Alan Bax Chris Hewkin 01:17:24 5
6 AUS 3933 46 El Toro Grant Alderson Dean McAullay 01:17:28 6
7 GBR 4019 11 Pure Magic David Tabb Chewey Sherrell 01:17:37 7
8 AUS 3743 41 Spot the Difference Greg Tonnison Steve Roberts 01:17:57 8
9 GBR 4021 13 TBA Steve Goacher Phil Evans 01:18:00 9
10 AUS 3992 52 Glamour Buoys Gregory Leaversuch Peter Barblett 01:18:08 10
11 AUS 3972 48 PHAROS Financial Group Ashley Smith Adam Kingston 01:18:14 11
12 NZL 3754 37 Business Sandra Williams Graeme Robinson 01:18:20 12
13 IRL 4002 15 Afloat.ie John Lavery David O'Brien 01:18:51 13
14 HKG 4015 35 Uffa Fox Ache Barry Hayes Sheridan Teasel 01:18:54 14
15 AUS 3982 49 Storyteller Christopher Paterson Rupert Leslie 01:19:28 15
16 AUS 3930 45 Aussie Falcon Dale Collings Glenn Scheen 01:19:52 16
17 GBR 4020 12 Freaking Fantabulous Graham Scroggie Ben Scroggie 01:20:06 17
18 AUS 3880 44 Where The Bl**dy Hell Are You Craig Rainey Ian Rainey 01:20:24 18
19 AUS 3855 43 Fflashpoint Peter Rooke Martin Arrowsmith 01:20:50 19
20 GBR 4022 14 Always Fforever Andy Goddard Mal Hartland 01:20:57 20
21 GBR 3953 9 Fforca del Vento Robert Hogben Noel West 01:21:00 21
22 AUS 3964 47 Fforeigner Simon Lucas Aileen Lucas 01:21:09 22
23 HKG 3997 34 Tomffoolery Tom Sheppard Peter Barker 01:21:44 23
24 GBR 3692 4 fentura Nick Heath Pippa Noon 01:21:45 24
25 AUS 3989 51 Fast Lane 4 John Wilson David Tucker 01:21:48 25
26 HKG 3701 24 Puff'n Stuff David Chow Mark Lyons 01:21:53 26
27 AUS 4010 53 Mr Fox Jade lane William Ian Lane 01:21:58 27
28 HKG 3990 33 FfreeFire 90 Sam Chan Nick Atkinson 01:22:11 28
29 ESP 3735 16 Pathffinder Michael Clough Hendrik Penndorf 01:22:21 29
30 HKG 3979 31 Kerfuffle Carlyon Knight-Evans Lucy Sutro 01:22:36 30
31 HKG 3830 27 Squiffy Joe Nelson David Bone 01:22:43 31
32 HKG 3981 32 Tchaikoffsky Howard Williams Huw Riley 01:22:52 32
33 GBR 3539 3 Hakuna Matata John Hanson Helen Selden 01:23:59 33.5
33 HKG 3305 18 Ffact or Ffiction Simon Pickering Rafael Buitre 01:23:59 33.5
35 HKG 3468 23 Zest Chris Howard Andrew Howard 01:24:07 35
36 HKG 3500 21 FFatal Attraction Murray Latham Nigel Davis 01:24:15 36
37 AUS 3545 38 Frequent Flyer Jennifer Sims Andrew Wallace 01:27:00 37
38 AUS 3620 39 Casper Howard Faulks Anita Faulks 01:27:13 38
39 HKG 3978 30 Flying Fort Spencer Yuk Tung Suen Daniel Kwok Keung Ng 01:27:32 39
40 GBR 3936 7 Smooth and Stoned Steve Douthwaite Paul Averley DNS 50
40 AUS 3797 42 Changing Lanes David Swan Matt Elliot DNS 50
40 GBR 3939 8 TBA Athol King Trevor Bellis DNC 50
40 GBR 3901 5 Freewheelin' Mike Kilbee Tony Cox DNF 50
40 NZL 3714 36 jaffa Andrew Taylor Greg Taylor DNC 50
40 FRA 3722 25 Noisy Forefather Cosmas Grelon Rory Godman DNC 50
40 HKG 3304 17 Skiver Louis Brink Thomas Issac DNC 50
40 HKG 3415 19 Fflippin' Muppets Kunihiro Fukushima Motokazu Nlshimura DNC 50
40 HKG 3882 29 No Name Koichi Yamamoto Shinji Ishiwata DNC 50
40 HKG 3828 26 Ffirecracker Naoki Ishihara Masayoshi Higuchi DNC 50

Tracking of a selection of the top performing boats can be viewed at Tack tracker

Tomorrow is a lay day for all competitors. The 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championship starts on Saturday 2nd November.


by Lindsay Lyons

  

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