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RS Feva Grand Prix at Torbay - Uncertainty until the end

by Bill Tucker on 6 Jul 2011
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RS Feva Grand Prix 2011 at Torbay Yacht Club was held over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July.

Riviera? Better than that! Adrenaline pumping? Well, not quite. The race team did extremely well to get all six races in. By the end of the third race on Saturday it was a fast drift. The sun cream did get a battering all weekend. On Sunday the wind started firmer at some 9 knots but then suffered a wobble causing a much shortened fifth race at some 20 odd minutes for the winners but a decent sixth race was still possible.

Owen Bowerman and Charlie Darling had a cushion at the end of the first day over Debbie (mum) and Tommy Darling and Morgan Peach and Herbie Harford. This set the scene for not only this GP’s result but also the result of the whole 2011/12 GP Series. Incident of the day was Delanie Rutter and Evie Townsend picking up some weed in the boat, throwing it overboard and discovering that they had caught a fat, green fish with big eyes in the bottom of the boat.

Sunday developed with Morgan and Herbie scorching right back into contention taking the first two bullets of the day. This left Owen and Charlie needing a win and Morgan and Herbie needing to be fourth or lower in the final race.
Morgan and Herbie did their bit by having a shocker of a first beat and staging a brilliant recovery but only to fifth. Owen and Charlie were likewise doing their bit in the lead. Debbie and Tommy snuck into the lead with a better lay line into the top mark on the second lap. Owen and Charlie had been super quick down the runs (as well as everywhere else that is) but on the final gybes into the bottom mark Debbie and Tommy made it stick and won the race. So Morgan and Herbie win both the GP and the Circuit in quite dramatic circumstances. Well done to both of them!

Incident of the day was the phenomenal port tack crossing of the fleet by Max and Cody Griggs in the first start of the day. Well worthy of a prize.

The generous sponsorship by Europlas and Ronstan allowed for wonderful prizes. Royal Torbay lived up to their well deserved reputation for friendliness and organisation. Thank you. Debbie and Tommy took third place with Rob and Alice Masterman in a well deserved fourth. Anna Prescott and Jess Eales edged Emily Peters and Jess Eales to Top Ladies in fifth and sixth respectively. Chay and Stirling Taylor confirmed their great improvement this season in seventh. Eighth on a tie break were Jacob and Emma Barnett from another massively improved boat. Oliver Scott and Tom Mitchell sailed brilliantly all weekend becoming real contenders.


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Series
Place

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Club

Series
Points

R 1

R 2

R 3

R 4

R 5

R 6

1

4000

Morgan Peach

Herbie Harford

Royal Torbay YC

10

3

4

1

1

1

5

2

4204

Owen Bowerman

Charlie Darling

Hayling Island SC

10

1

1

2

4

9

2

3

3105

Debbie Darling

Tom Darling

Hayling Island SC

11

2

3

3

2

4

1

4

2416

Robert Masterman

Alice Masterman

Hayling Island SC

29

6

6

6

3

15

8

5

4355

Anna Prescott

Jess Eales

Lymington Town SC

31

5

2

9

8

7

10

6

3184

Emily Peters

Augusta Reading

Hayling Island SC

32

7

8

11

10

3

4

7

4344

Chay Taylor

Stirling Taylor

Burnham SC

35

8

13

10

5

6

6

8

2617

Jacob Barnett

Emma Barnett

Royal Torbay YC

42

4

5

12

9

12

20

9

3788

Oliver Scott

Tom Mitchell

Docklands S&WC

42

15

9

4

7

13

9

10

129

Barnaby Blackstone

William Proud

Bewl Valley SC

49

10

7

15

6

11

16

11

3938

Finbar Preston

Ed Shelley

Emsworth SC / South Caernarvonshire YC

54

14

20

5

18

10

7

12

3458

Hugo Tucker

Tim Collino

Emsworth SC

56

12

12

8

12

22

12

13

4195

Cameron Webber

Joseph Fenwick

Hill Head SC / Thornbury SC

60

19

18

26

15

5

3

14

3001

Hugo Andrews

Elliot Spensley-Corfield

Hayling Island SC

60

25

10

7

11

14

18

15

4088

Lucy Caseldine

Sophie Caseldine

Royal Torbay YC

62

16

21

16

13

2

15

16

4084

Gemma Bird

Hannah Rickards

Hayling Island SC / Guernsey YC

69

9

14

13

20

27

13

17

3003

Emma Scourfield

Jessica Scourfield

Royal Torbay YC

72

17

11

14

16

17

14

18

1250

Jovian Short

James Barlow

Royal Torbay YC

77

13

15

18

14

20

17

19

4037

Libby Askew

Emily Proud

Burghfield SC

92

11

17

17

27

25

22

20

3815

Molly Gilbert

Mollie Lippett

Emsworth SC

94

26

22

22

21

8

21

21

2508

Jamie Jobson

Eva Gadd

Royal Torbay YC

97

24

19

21

17

21

19

22

4459

Ollie Wright

Luke Macdermott

Royal Torbay YC

105

20

16

19

19

31

31

23

4382

Delanie Rutter

Eve Townsend

Emsworth SC

108

23

24

24

30

26

11

24

2215

Max Griggs

Cody Griggs

Royal Torbay YC

111

22

27

23

23

18

25

25

3672

Sarah Hussey

Rob Mcpherson

Royal Torbay YC

113

18

26

31

26

19

24

26

3537

Pheobe Warren

Lily Summers

Emsworth SC

119

27

30

28

22

16

26

27

2523

Connie Meek

Imogen Sewell

Royal Torbay YC

121

21

28

29

25

24

23

28

783

Jack Nunn

James Dando

Cardiff Bay YC / Bowmoor SC

123

28

23

20

24

28

28

29

4102

Matt Hill

Joe Reeve

Burghfield SC

128

29

25

25

28

23

27

30

3172

Harry Ashworth

Fred Clark

Royal Torbay YC

143

30

29

27

29

29

29