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RS Feva Grand Prix at Northampton SC

by Debbie Darling on 9 Oct 2012
2012 Bolle RS Feva Grand Prix Debbie Darling
The Bolle RS Feva Grand Prix was hosted by Northampton SC on October 6/7. The event was the second GP in the national series and the final selector for many of the winter squads. RS Feva Class Secretary, Debbie Darling, learned to sail at NSC and was happy to take on the role as PRO for the weekend.

Some families arrived on the Friday evening and had to endure torrential rain keeping them awake in their campervans and tents, but Saturday dawned beautiful and sunny with a light NW 4 – 8 knots of breeze. With a forecast of no wind for Sunday the fleet was advised that four races may be sailed.

After a short 10 minute postponement the 45 boat fleet got away. There were big shifts across the course and at times the boats on either side of the course were looking good and laying the windward mark. In the end it was Robbie King + Will Bedford leading at the first mark only to be overtaken by Max Matthews + Guy Rivington by the leeward mark. These positions held to the finish with Arthur Brown + Niamh Davies climbing to third.

The line stayed heavily port biased for the second start and with the majority of the fleet wanting to take the port end a recall came into play. A right hand shift just before the restart left one boat black flagged whilst the rest of the fleet tried to pick their way up the tricky, shifty, patchy course. At the windward mark it was Jamie Jobson + Eve Gadd leading from fellow RTYC sailors Ben Hopper + Larissa Connabeer with Wills Murray + Will Ormerod third. The ‘snakes + ladders’ conditions continued with new leaders by the top of the second beat. Arthur + Niamh in first, then Jamie Smith + Piers Nicholls second with Jamie + Eve third. By the finish Arthur + Niamh had extended their lead with Harvey Martin + Will Ward climbing to second.

With the wind becoming even more patchy, and rafts of boats getting ‘stuck’ at the windward mark, the Race Officer pulled the windward mark further away from the shore, this shortened the course and allowed for time for a fourth race, if possible. Race 3 started all clear with many boats trying to get over to the right to find the breeze, only to find the wind had filled from the left. Confident in the tricky conditions were Arthur + Niamh who lead at the windward mark from Tom Darling + Will Dolin, with Wills + Will in third. By the end of the second beat Arthur + Niamh had extended their lead from Tom + Will who battled to keep ahead of Wills + Will when their pole rope broke and they could not fly the kite. At the finish it was Arthur + Niamh with a huge lead; second Tom + Will with Wills + Will in third.

For race 4 it was Robbie + Will leading at the first mark from Flynn + Henry in second , with Libby + Harriet in third. Wills + Will flew into the lead downwind, ahead of Libby + Harriet in second whilst Arthur + Niamh climbed through to third then up to second on the next beat. Race 4 was won by Will + Wills; second Arthur + Niamh with Libby + Harriet third.

Sunday arrived foggy and calm. When the sun broke through it was clear that the forecast of zero knots would hold true and racing was abandoned for the day. This gave overnight leaders Arthur and Niamh the overall win with four points. Harvey Martin and Will Ward sailed consistently to take second place from Robbie King and Will Bedford.

Results as of 9:51 on October 8, 2012

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 46, Scoring system: Appendix A - RS Series Tie

Rank

Sail No.

Helm

Crew

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

Nett

1st

1486

Arthur Brown

Niamh Davies

Royal Burnham Sailing Club / Burnham Sai

(3.0)

1.0

1.0

2.0

7.0

4.0

2nd

1883

Harvey Martin

Will Ward

Ogston Sailing Club

4.0

2.0

4.0

(11.0)

21.0

10.0

3rd

4734

Robbie King

Will Bedford

RLYC / Spinnaker SC

2.0

(23.0)

9.0

4.0

38.0

15.0

4th

5045

Wills Murray

Will Ormerod

Oxford Pirates

(23.0)

12.0

3.0

1.0

39.0

16.0

5th

2508

Jamie Jobson

Eve Gadd

RTYC

6.0

3.0

8.0

(9.0)

26.0

17.0

6th

5028

Will Taylor

Matt Taylor

Alton Water Sports Centre

7.0

6.0

6.0

(8.0)

27.0

19.0

7th

2047

Flynn Davies

Henry Jameson

Burnham Sailing Club / HISC

10.0

(22.0)

5.0

6.0

43.0

21.0

8th

4890

Max Matthews

Guy Rivington

Tudor SC

1.0

(26.0)

16.0

5.0

48.0

22.0

9th

4037

Libby Askew

Harriet Lucas - Clements

HISC

11.0

9.0

(22.0)

3.0

45.0

23.0

10th

4945

Rebecca Lewis

Immi Slinn

Draycote Water SC

(29.0)

4.0

14.0

10.0

57.0

28.0


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