sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RS Vareo Open Meeting at Burghfield SC
RS Vareo Open Meeting at Burghfield SC

RS Vareo Gul Open Meeting was held at Burghfield Sailing Club on Saturday 21st April 2012. Nine visitors, from as far away as Port Talbot, joined three home-club sailors for the series open. A well-run set of four races across a wide and challenging range of weather conditions showed why this remains a popular venue for the Varo class.

The two morning races were held in a gentle force 2 to 3 with a long course up the lake to the clubhouse – where there were some big shifts to be found. In the first race, Andrew Wilson led from the first mark, with Alex Howard challenging behind. In third place was Alex’s father, Andy, a recruit from an RS800 who was finding his feet quickly in his first Vareo event.

The second race followed a similar pattern, but with Andrew managing to sailing into the distance with his personal breeze down the second run.

After lunch, the wind for race three had strengthened to full-on hiking. Martin Peters found a great port lift to lead at the first mark from Roger Brydges. Good downwind speed in these conditions helped Andrew Wilson through the fleet into the lead, followed closely by Mike Rhodes.

Some big rain clouds were threatening for race four as the course was moved around to the North-West. The fleet started in the lightest wind of the day with Andrew Wilson leading down the first run. As the fleet approach the leeward mark the breeze went in the blink of an eye from 5mph to over 20mph. Andrew’s spinnaker halyard knotted preventing it from coming down – while Mike Rhodes capsized. This left Simon Collinson to demonstrate his prowess in a breeze as he led Alex comfortably around to the finish, while the rain lashed down. This race win gave third position overall to Simon, who had finished on level points with Andy Howard.

Results:-

Rank

No

Helm

Club

R1
 

R2

R3
 

R4
 

Total

Nett

1st

583

Andrew Wilson

Datchet

1

1

1

(4)

7

3

2nd

389

Alex Howard

Llandegfedd

2

2

(3)

2

9

6

3rd

581

Simon Collinson

Llandegfedd

4

(7)

4

1

16

9

4th

565

Andy Howard

Llandegfedd

3

3

(6)

3

15

9

5th

305

Mike Rhodes

Netley

7

4

2

(13 DNF)

26

13

6th

275

Andrew Davies

Tata Steel

6

5

(7)

6

24

17

7th

486

Roger Brydges

Netley

(9)

9

5

5

28

19

8th

261

Martin Peters

Llandegfedd

(11)

6

8

7

32

21

9th

592

Tom Stubbs

Burghfield

5

10

(13 DNF)

13 DNF

41

28

10th

534

Andy Seymour

Burghfield

10

8

10

(13 DNF)

41

28

11th

130

Steve Trigg

Burghfield

12

11

9

(13 DNF)

45

32

12th

558

Iain Robertson

Netley

8

12

(13 D

13 DNF

4

33


RS Class Association website


by Debbie Darling

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96421

3:46 PM Mon 23 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

19 Apr 2012  RS400 GUL Grand Prix at Bartley SC
18 Apr 2012  Royal Lymington Spring Series Races 1 and 2
18 Apr 2012  RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series winners
18 Apr 2012  B14 TT Series Leg 2 at Stokes Bay
17 Apr 2012  GP14 Midland Bell Series at Nantwich and Border SC – Round 3
17 Apr 2012  Scottish Solo Traveller at Forfar Sailing Club
15 Apr 2012  Fireflys at Waldringfield Easter Egg
12 Apr 2012  Musto Skiffs at Trophee Breizhskiff 2012
11 Apr 2012  International 14 season off to a flyer at Itchenor
09 Apr 2012  Garda Optimist Meeting - Italy on top
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




















New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT