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RS Feva Nationals day 1

by Debbie Darling on 4 Jun 2012
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The opening day of racing at the RS Feva Nationals proved quite challenging for the fleet of 105 boats. But with average wind speeds of 17 – 23 knots and the odd, huge gust nearing 30 knots, it certainly was tough and tiring. The Royal Torbay Yacht Club worked hard to get all three races in.

The race officer gave the fleet one chance before the black flag came into force but still two boats were caught from the first flight and four boats from the second fleet. Although the wind was gusty it was steady so marks stayed put.

Robert Masterman and Marcus Payne from Hayling Island SC flew and recorded three bullets giving them the overall lead after day one. Whilst in second place is current World Champion Mattfield with former National Champion crew James Taylor.

Back in the Feva after a winter of crewing a 29er is former GP Series winner and local sailor Morgan Peach crewed by Sophie Caseldine in third. In fourth is all girl team Anna Prescott and Jess Eales.

The fleet is now split into gold and silver for racing tomorrow and Tuesday.

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Series Place
Sail No
Helm
Prize Age
Crew
Prize Age
Club
Tally
Ribbon
Series Points
1
4251
Robert MASTERMAN
14
Marcus PAYNE
14
Hayling Island Sailing club
63
Gold
2
 
1
 
1
 
1
2
2686
Matt WHITFIELD
15
James TAYLOR
15
CBYC /PYC
27
Gold
2
 
7
1
 
1
 
3
4000
Morgan PEACH
15
Sophie CASELDINE
15
RTYC
1
Gold
4
4
 
 
2
2
 
4
4355
Anna PRESCOTT
15
Jess EALES
14
Hayling Island / Lymington Town
67
Gold
4
 
2
 
3
 
2
5
4332
Elliott WELLS
11
Jake TODD
14
HISC
64
Gold
5
 
4
2
 
3
 
6
3357
Tom DARLING
13
Will DOLIN
13
HISC
2
Gold
6
 
3
 
6
 
3
7
4627
James HUTTON-PENMAN
16
Thomas JAYASEKARA
14
Burnham Sailing Club
83
Gold
7
1
 
8
 
 
6
8
3788
Victor MATHEWS
16
Jack RIVINGTON
16
Tudor SC
106
Gold
8
3
 
5
 
 
19
9
2508
Jamie JOBSON
13
Eve GADD
14
RTYC
4
Gold
10
2
 
 
8
9
 
10
2683
Tom JOESBURY
15
Will CREAVEN
15
Port Dinorwic
11
Gold
10
 
53
6
 
4