RS100 Nationals at Weymouth and Portland day 1 + Video
by RS Class Association on 17 Aug 2011
RS100 Nationals are part of the RS Games being held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 15th to 26th August 2011. The RS100 Nationals are taking place between 16th and 19th August.
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With 25 knots on the way to the start, the RS100s blasted down to their start with a few swims.
Race one was port biassed with a clean get-away. Paul Childs tacked early and headed right to take first, followed by Neal Freeman and Huw Powell. Childs had a few swims, knocking him to third. Down the last run it was Ian Turnbull, Freeman, Powell and Childs all very tight. Turnbull capsized as did Childs, leaving Freeman to win.
In race two, Childs messed up a port flyer, but after a tough beat Jon Holroyd led from Childs and Sam Vaughan. Childs managed to take the lead down the run and hold to the finish. Vaughan finished second, followed by Powell.