sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Paul and Mike Allen win RS400 Northern Open

Paul and Mike Allen win RS400 Northern Open

'RS400 Northern Circuit event'   

Paul Allen and Mike Allen were the winners when Bala Sailing Club welcomed RS400s over the Easter weekend for round two of the Northern Circuit, sponsored by Purple Marine.

As forecast Saturday was a wash out with gales and snow giving the race officer no choice but to abandon for the day. However undeterred by the freezing water and white topped waves, Dave Jones and Roger O’Gorman went out for a blast.

The results of this can be found on Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFAGt0Jagcw

Saturday evening was spent in The Goat on Bala High Street. With most of the 400 fleet taking over the dance floor (and the DJ box!) for some wild dancing the locals could only sit and watch in amazement as some of the team danced round semi naked.

Sunday dawned cold and windless but the race officer was determined to go at 10:30am, and what a good call it was with a force 3-4 arriving just in time. After a general recall race one began with Dave Jones and Roger O’Gorman being called over allowing Paul and Mike Allen to lead around the windward mark with Richard Marsh in close pursuit. The Allen’s slowly pulled away as Dave Jones battled with Richard Marsh and Sam Parker/Elaine Marsh for second place. Sam eventually finished second followed by Richard in third and DJ fourth.

Race two began is similar breeze with Dave Jones leading around the windward mark with the Allen’s just behind. The Allen’s got tangled with a back marker allowing Jones some space to breathe, which he made the most of winning the race by a big margin. Allen’s finished second with Howard Farbrother and Jude Pryde a close third.

After a short break for lunch, and an opportunity to warm up race three began in slightly less breeze. The Allen’s lead from the windward mark and won the race giving them the event. Behind, a four boat battle began with Howard Farbrother making the most of a big right shift to round the first leeward mark second with Dave Jones and Richard Marsh nipping at his heels. The battle continued throughout the race with Richard Marsh eventually claiming second followed by Dave Jones.

Race four began in less breeze with big shifts and a course change adding tot he mix. After a complicated start Sam Parker and Elaine Marsh managed to squeeze through on port and lead out to the right hand side of the course. The windward mark was set under a mountain (or hill depending on where you are from), giving patchy breeze on the lay line.

Sam Parker rounded first with the Allen’s, Richard Marsh and Dave Jones rounding together just behind. Dave Jones gybed first and led out to the left followed by the rest. As in the last race Howard Farbrother gained significantly downwind as the leading five boats rounded the leeward mark in one pack.

Richard Marsh headed out right, loosing massively when the breeze shifted allowing the Allen’s to lead round the windward mark with Dave Jones a boat length behind. The Allen’s out slightly on the down wind leg to take first place followed by Richard Marsh in second and Dave Jones third.

Overall an excellent weekend in Bala with thanks to Dave Eccles and team for great race management. The RS400 Northern Tour continues at Pwllheli SC on 24/25 May.

RS400 - Final results
1. Paul Allen & Mike Allen
2. David Jones & Roger O'Gorman
3. R. Marsh & J. Martigan
4. Sam Parker & Elaine Marsh
5. Howard Farbrother & J. Pride
6. A. Rose & Y. Rose
7. D. Muir & L. Muir
8. S. Woodcock & T. Cliff
9. B. Kenyon & B. Ditchburn

Thanks to Andy Homer for pictures and video footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFAGt0Jagcw




by RS media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=43032

6:00 PM Fri 28 Mar 2008 GMT






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:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









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,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












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   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT