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Gilbert and Stewart win Merlin Rocket Nationals

by Sail-world.com/uk on 23 Aug 2008
Roger Gilbert and James Stewart duly won the Merlin Rocket Nationals held at Looe SC over the last week. Leading from race 1 they never had a result worse than a fourth on their way to a second title.

An early challenge by Richard Whitworth and Sally Ann Townend - champions in 1998 - with wins in races 4 and 5, stumbled with double figure results in races 5 and 6, while Gilbert and Stewart returned to winning form in the final races.

Second overall were Tom Stewart and Liam Dempsey, who while scoring consistantly in single figures, never managed to win a race and this was reflected in their overall score, 12 points behind the winning pair.

Merlin Rocket - Final overall positions

1st 3656 Roger Gilbert James Stewart 1 1 3 3 1 -4 1 14 10 nett pts
2nd 3683 Tom Stewart Liam Dempsey 2 5 5 4 3 -7 3 29 22
3rd 3670 Richard Whitworth Sally Ann Townend -12 2 1 1 10 10 2 38 26
4th 3684 Andy Davis Ellie Bremer 3 3 7 2 4 -12 8 39 27
5th 3626 Glen Truswell Olly Turner 4 4 -10 9 9 1 4 41 31
6th 3643 Alex Jackson Chris Downham 8 12 2 -24 5 6 6 63 39
7th 3685 William Warren Chris Robinson -10 9 4 8 8 2 9 50 40
8th 3652 John Bell Graham Williamson 6 10 9 -16 2 13 5 61 45
9th 3653 Judith Massey Dave Dobrijovic 7 22 13 -33 6 3 10 94 61
10th 3666 Chris Lewns Tom Pygall 5 13 14 7 11 -16 15 81 65
11th 3691 Mike Calvert Jane Calvert 9 11 8 -15 13 15 11 82 67
12th 3647 Mark Barnes Peter Nicholson 15 -24 15 17 7 8 12 98 74
13th 3665 Matt Biggs Rob Kennaugh -20 16 6 12 18 5 18 95 75
14th 3696 Alan Warren James Warren 16 14 12 6 (79 DNF) 14 22 163 84
15th 3618 Jon Gorringe Toby Lewis 11 17 17 5 17 19 (79 DNF) 165 86
16th 3640 Simon Blake Phil Dalby 14 6 22 13 -28 18 14 115 87
17th 3539 Dan Alsop Jeremy Williamson 25 7 18 14 16 -38 23 141 103
18th 3676 Patrick Blake Jilly Blake 17 20 -33 21 12 17 17 137 104
19th 3690 Andy Dalby Fran Gifford 26 18 19 -32 21 11 16 143 111
20th 3661 Graham Scroggie Ben Scroggie 13 21 23 22 14 -29 19 141 112
21st 3693 Will Rainey Matt Calvert 22 8 21 20 -23 22 21 137 114
22nd 3659 Julian Parry Holly Scott 18 23 16 18 19 -25 24 143 118
23rd 3662 David Winder Pippa Taylor (79 DNC) 15 11 11 79 DNF 9 7 211 132
24th 3655 Mark Ampleford Pete Horn 21 19 26 27 20 -30 25 168 138
25th 3660 Dave Lee Lewis Turner 23 (79 DNS) 34 19 15 27 34 231 152
26th 3668 John Pink Rach Williamson -38 25 31 23 22 26 26 191 153
27th 3610 Richard Dee Phil Scott 28 26 25 -36 26 33 20 194 158
28th 3606 Ross Jackson Dave Reid 29 27 30 -35 25 34 28 208 173
29th 3611 Jen Taylor Anna Blake 33 28 29 26 (79 DNS) 31 31 257 178
30th 3650 Tosh Alex Jones 27 (79 DNF) 28 37 29 39 29 268 189
31st 3641 Mark Waterhouse Alice Rook 31 30 36 -64 24 43 30 258 194
32nd 3677 Dave Proctor Liz North 43 36 44 30 36 20 -48 257 209
33rd 3672 John Cooper Hilary Bradshaw 37 32 27 (79 BFD) 27 48 44 294 215
34th 3663 Chris Haworth Jo Harvey 41 (79 DNS) 42 28 42 41 32 305 226
35th 3571 Andy Jones Ben Jones 36 29 32 44 33 -53 52 279 226
36th 3627 Jon Fish Sophie Mackley 19 (79 DNS) 24 10 79 DNF 21 79 DNF 311 232
37th 3543 Chris Martin Ben Torrens 46 31 37 (79 DNF) 32 37 51 313 234
38th 3680 Paul Hollis Alison Torrens (79 DNC) 35 79 DNF 25 31 28 41 318 239
39th 3697 Richard Page Liz Page 40 45 46 -53 43 23 43 293 240
40th 3675 Mike Fitzpatrick Austin Scully 45 34 (79 BFD) 41 46 50 37 332 253
41st 3617 Tom Chadfield Andy Chadfield -51 38 47 43 45 40 40 304 253
42nd 3586 Rod Porteous Maureen Porteous 42 33 45 54 35 46 (79 DNF) 334 255
43rd 3664 Tudor Owen Hamish Kilburn 24 (79 DNF) 20 79 BFD 79 DNF 24 33 338 259
44th 3614 Chris Dodds Jonny Toogood 34 (79 DNF) 40 29 79 DNF 47 36 344 265
45th 3651 Colin Brockbank Harriet Brandt 47 (79 DNF) 39 34 54 51 42 346 267
46th 3695 Matthew Winder Kelly Miller 39 (79 DNF) 60 39 30 55 50 352 273
47th 3386 Andy Hay Caroline Hay 54 42 52 50 40 35 -56 329 273
48th 3639 Steve Leney Gill Leney 44 (79 DNS) 38 40 79 DNS 36 39 355 276
49th 3628 Robin Charles Viv Game/Dave Parry 53 37 49 42 48 49 -55 333 278
50th 3516 Nick Turner Carly Turner 35 43 55 45 38 64 (79 DNF) 359 280
51st 3466 Tony Blackmore Richard Hingston (79 DNC) 53 53 52 34 52 46 369 290
52nd 3600 Kevin Anderson Sadie Anderson -60 47 48 38 44 58 57 352 292
53rd 3687 Alan Jackson Lorna Lavel-Chesterton 52 44 43 59 47 59 (79 DNF) 383 304
54th 3078 Mark Rahn Alistair Docherty 65 48 66 -69 57 45 27 377 308
55th 3625 Richard Bramley William Carol 58 (79 DNC) 54 48 41 63 49 392 313
56th 3579 Stephen Harling Richard Caine 48 41 50 56 (79 DNS) 42 79 DNF 395 316
57th 3673 Jane Seymour Chris Seymour 49 (79 DNS) 79 DNF 49 39 56 47 398 319
58th 3674 Mike Anslow Liese Scott 30 (79 DNS) 41 79 DNF 79 DNS 44 54 406 327
59th 3632 Marcus Robb Graham Webb 57 46 61 61 49 -65 53 392 327
60th 3379 Dave Fowler Amy Garner 56 54 56 51 50 61 (79 DNF) 407 328
61st 3577 Anthony Lofts Francesca Lofts 55 40 57 (79 DNF) 79 DNS 54 45 409 330
62nd 3403 James Dawes Ben Eaves -68 51 63 65 53 68 35 403 335
63rd 3511 Andrew Mills David Marlow (79 DNC) 79 DNS 79 dnf 47 37 57 38 416 337
64th 3692 Rien Zilvold Julie Nuttall (79 DNC) 39 35 31 79 DNF 79 DNF 79 DNF 421 342
65th 3437 David Homer Chris Homer 61 49 59 57 (79 DNF) 62 58 425 346
66th 3400 James Middleton-Stewart Helen Middleton-Stewart 50 (79 DNS) 79 DNC 46 79 DNF 32 79 DNF 444 365
67th 3530 Mike Colles Phil Harrison 63 (79 DNS) 67 66 56 60 59 450 371
68th 3190 Martin Smith Karen Beston 70 52 65 67 58 70 (79 DNF) 461 382
69th 3629 Peter Browne James Browne 66 (79 DNS) 79 DNF 79 DNF 79 DNS 67 13 462 383
70th 3482 Guy Browne Tommi Cluley 64 50 (79 dnf) 63 59 69 79 DNF 463 384
71st 3301 Stuart Bailey Zoe Noble 62 (79 DNF) 58 60 52 79 DNC 79 DNC 469 390
72nd 3513 Richard King James King 67 (79 DNS) 62 68 55 79 DNF 60 470 391
73rd 3515 Charles Anderson Suzy Bell 69 (79 DNF) 64 58 51 71 79 DNC 471 392
74th 3657 Phil Emery Karen Emery 32 (79 DNS) 51 79 DNF 79 DNF 79 DNC 79 DNC 478 399
75th 3542 Calum Brebner Hamish Myles 59 (79 DNC) 79 dnf 55 79 DNF 79 DNC 79 DNC 509 430
76th 3636 Ben Jennings Liz Poulter (79 DNC) 79 DNC 79 DNC 62 79 DNC 66 79 DNF 523 444
77th 3580 Mark Fuller Chris Gould (79 DNC) 79 DNS 79 DNC 79 DNC 79 DNS 79 DNC 79 DNC 553 474
77th 2563 Hugh Barry Phillipa Gray (79 DNC) 79 DNS 79 DNC 79 DNF 79 DNS 79 DNC 79 DNC 553 474

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