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RS100 GUL Grand Prix second round at Northampton SC

by Debbie Darling on 9 May 2011
RS100 GUL Grand Prix © chunkypics.co.uk
RS100 GUL Grand Prix was held at Northampton Sailing Club over the weekend of 7th and 8th May 2011.

19 brave RS100 sailors braved the torrential rain and early morning start to head over to Northampton SC for the second round of the series.

The competitors arrived at Northampton SC along with intermittent rain showers, it appeared that the wind had not quite decided what it was going to do either. The rain cleared up and the RS100 fleet geared up and headed out to complete four races in some very challenging conditions.

The wind was light, shifty and patchy coming through the trees meaning that it was a tricky day to remain consistent in the races. There were many surprised faces when the sailors saw nine laps displayed on the back of the committee boat but with short courses we were doing eight laps! There were four races completed on the day, with various people leading and much place changing occurring throughout the day. After the first days racing the results were extremely tight with Anthony ‘Chunky’ York leading the way on four points, counting two firsts and a second. Chris Larr was in second with 5 points, closely followed by Andy Couch, Jamie Morgan and Paul Childs.

On Saturday night the sailors were extremely well fed by some brilliant catering which saw a few sailors going in for seconds, claiming that they knew there would be more breeze on Sunday.


Sunday saw quite the contrast to Saturday, with 15-20 knots blowing straight down the lake meaning that the RS100’s really got to stretch their legs and they had some brilliant downwind legs.

Race five saw John Heissig lead from almost start to finish, the only time interrupting it was a quick swim, where he was passed momentarily, until the three boats who overtook all decided to go synchronized swimming at the bottom mark to allow Heissig to rightfully take back his first place, followed by Couch and Mark Harrison.

Race six saw even more wind with gusts hitting over 25kts. This race saw Harrison leading for the first lap to be overtaken by Childs on the second upwind leg. Harisson and Sam Vaughan chased hard but both went swimming. Heissig benefitted from this to finish second followed by Harisson in third.

After a weekend of extremes the points finish was extremely tight and no-one was quite sure who had taken the win until the results were published.

Chris Larr managed to take the event, by sailing extremely well on Saturday, which gave him enough of a buffer to give him the win, followed one point behind by Childs with Chunky and Couch a further one point behind Childs.

Thanks must go to the race team for doing an excellent job to get all of the races in, with challenging conditions and Northampton SC put in a great effort with the RS100 sailors thoroughly enjoying the event.


Results:

Rank

Tally

SailNo

HelmName

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Nett

Notes

1st

1

176

Chis Larr

NorthamptonSC

1.0

3.0

3.0

1.0

6.0

(10.0)

14.0

10.2

2nd

10

327

Paul Childs

HISC

(4.0)

4.0

2.0

4.0

4.0

1.0

15.0

10.2

3rd

19

339

Anthony York

Northampton SC

6.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

(7.0)

6.0

16.0

10.2

4th

12

191

Andy Couch

Rudyard Lake SC

3.0

(5.0)

4.0

3.0

2.0

4.0

16.0

10.2

5th

17

124

Jamie Morgan

Grafham

2.0

2.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

(12.0)

19.0

10.2

6th

5

294

Jon Heissig

Llangorse SC

5.0

8.0

(9.0)

7.0

1.0

2.0

23.0

8.4

7th

6

134

Mark Harrison

Gurnard SC

9.0

11.0

(12.0)

11.0

3.0

3.0

37.0

8.4

8th

7

122

C Cunningham

Paignton

8.0

6.0

7.0

9.0

(20.0 DNF)

9.0

39.0

10.2

9th

18

233

Clive Eplett

Frensham Pond SC

7.0

10.0

(11.0)

6.0

8.0

11.0

42.0

8.4

10th

9

103

Sam Vaughan

Stokes Bay SC

(11.0)

7.0

10.0

8.0

10.0

8.0

43.0

10.2

11th

8

338

Chris Tilbroom

 

(12.0)

9.0

6.0

10.0

12.0

7.0

44.0

8.4

12th

2

247

Tim Hulley

Weir Wood SC

(13.0)

12.0

8.0

13.0

11.0

5.0

49.0

8.4

13th

11

326

Tom Castle

Northampton SC

10.0

13.0

13.0

12.0

9.0

(20.0 DNF)

57.0

8.4

14th

13

309

Mostyn Evans

Mounts Bay SC

15.0

15.0

(20.0 DNC)

14.0

13.0

15.0

72.0

8.4

15th

3

266

Peter Lyle

Weir Wood SC

(18.0)

16.0

14.0

15.0

14.0

14.0

73.0

8.4

16th

4

288

Nicky Griffin

Llangorse SC

14.0

14.0

(20.0 DNC)

20.0 DNC

15.0

13.0

76.0

8.4

17th

14

251

Tony Jukes

 

17.0

19.0

15.0

17.0

16.0

(20.0 DNC)

84.0

8.4

18th

16

107

Mark Tissiman

 

19.0

18.0

16.0

16.0

(20.0 DNC)

20.0 DNC

89.0

10.2

19th

15

252

Chris Jones

Chelmarsh SC

16.0

17.0

17.0

(20.0 DNF)

20.0 DNC

20.0 DNC

90.0

10.2



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