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RSYC Summer Series May Regatta - Thrills, spills and a good turnout


'Tokoloshe chases Magical Mystery Tour in IRC1 during the May Summer Series Regatta'    Phil Riley

Adam Munday is in the process of applying for Academy membership at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. On the basis of his performance in the Club's May Regatta, the first in their annual Summer Series, it's not unreasonable to think he may be a shoo-in. Adam Munday capping a class-winning racing performance with a piece of impressive, no-nonsense seamanship in rescuing an MOB from another boat counts as a pretty good day on the water.

In Saturday's racing, run by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club and incorporating its prestigious Clarkson Cup Regatta, Adam posted three bullets in IRC3 as skipper of the J97 Induljence. Then in Sunday's first race, the 20 year-old and his crew were, thankfully, in the right place at the right time.

'We were slightly behind Jeopardy 2 and they Chinese gybed,' said Adam.

'We spotted someone in the water. We were in the right place and we could see Jeopardy was in a bit of trouble trying to retrieve their kite so we dropped ours and went back upwind to her. I think she was in the water for about five minutes. The crew behaved really well and it all went quite smoothly,' he added.

Conditions at the time of the incident were typical of the regatta on each day, a building breeze and an increasingly lumpy sea, particularly when tide turned against westerly wind in the course of racing, with Stephen Bromley's A31 Aneetdjinn dismasting in testing conditions on Saturday.

Jeopardy 2's female crew was transferred back to her yacht by the Southern's mark-laying RIB Sir Michael, seemingly none the worse for her experience in water as apparently it was 'not as cold as she'd expected'.

Induljence received redress for her rescue and, with a further win in the last race, took IRC3 ahead of David Greenhalgh's J92 J'Ronimo and Andy Howe's J92S Blackjack.

The RSYC's Clarkson Cup was on offer to Saturday's winner in IRC1, with Edward Leask's Club Swan 42 Magical Mystery Tour claiming the trophy by a point from Tokoloshe.

However, the South African flagged Mills 40 turned the tables on the Sunday with two wins to take May Regatta honours.

'The weekend was about the May Regatta, but hitting a mark in the second race on Saturday knocked us down to third, which made the day less successful than it should have been,' said Tokoloshe skipper and helmsman Dave Bartholomew.

'Sunday was a better day. Everything just went right and we made fewer mistakes than anyone else, and had a couple of really good starts.

'Magical went through three spinnakers this weekend I think, so that didn't help them - if they'd kept them in one piece it would have been closer, but we only beat them by a point as it was.'

He added: 'It was good to see a better turnout amongst the big boats this regatta. There were some really decent boats in our class and I think some of them will be doing the rest of the Series regattas. It make for an even more valuable event.'

Amongst the crew on Magical Mystery Tour was Academy member Ed Fitzgerald, who is one of a number of Club sailors trialling for inclusion in her crew for the New York Yacht Club's Invitational Regatta in Newport in September.

'We saw tops of 35 to 40 knots by the end - the boat was going really well downwind and was quick around the race track,' said Ed, 24. 'We had a few issues but it all paid off with a win in the Clarkson Cup.

'Sunday was nip-and-tuck with Tokoloshe all the way round and they just pipped us at the last.' As for a place at the New York YC event, he said: 'It would be great to do it as the Invitational Cup doesn't come along very often and just being asked to trial on the boat is a big honour. We'll see how it goes; if the boys are happy with what I do then maybe we'll go out to Newport, but there's a long way to go.'

Richard Fildes' Corby 37 Impetuous filled out the IRC1 podium.

Meanwhile in IRC2, Mike Bridges' Elan 37 Elaine posted four firsts and a second to take the class ahead of Robbie and Lis Robinson's Beneteau First 35 Hot Rats and Peter Morton's Corby 33 Salvo.

In the XODs Dux (Elliot Motherwell) and Leading Wind (Hamish Calder) traded first and second places, with Elicia (John Sparshatt-Worley) disturbing the pattern with a win in the third race. Dux took the class win by a single point.

In the J80s Betty (John Powell) had a comparatively cavernous four point advantage over J Out Of The Box (Yannig Loyer), with Seafire (Rob Bunt) taking the final place on the podium.

In the J70s, Ruairidh Scott's North Sails won five of the six races, ahead of Tristan Jacques's Django and Tony Hanlon's RAFBF Spitfire.

The weather proved inhospitable for the 6 Metres and only one race was possible over the regatta, with Peter Andreae's Erica leading home Christian Teichmann's Abu and David Roberts' Melita.

In the Club Class, Tim Corner's First 36s7 Girolle took three wins to finish ahead of John Rutherford's Sigma 38 Degree of Latitude.

Natalie French's Turbulence Too was the only entry in the SB20s, as was J2eau (Stephen Maine) in the J109s.

Results

IRC1

1. Tokoloshe
2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Impetuous

IRC2
1. Elaine
2. Hot Rats
3. Salvo

IRC 3
1. Indulgence
2. J'Ronimo
3. Blackjack

Club Class
1. Girolle
2. Degree of Latitude

J80
1. Betty
2. J Out Of The Box
3. Seafire

J70
1. North Sails
2. Django
3. RAFBF Spitfire

SB20
1. Turbulence Too

J109
1 J2eau

6 Metre
1. Erica
2. Abu
3. Melita

XOD
1. Dux
2. Leading Wind
3. Elicia


by Phil Riley

  

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