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

 

Sail-World.com : RS100 GUL Grand Prix second round at Northampton SC

RS100 GUL Grand Prix second round at Northampton SC

'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.

RS100 GUL Grand Prix -  © chunkypics.co.uk  

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.

RS100 GUL Grand Prix -  © chunkypics.co.uk  

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


RS100 GUL Grand Prix -  © chunkypics.co.uk  

RS100 GUL Grand Prix -  © chunkypics.co.uk  

Northampton Sailing Club 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=83297

1:30 PM Mon 9 May 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World







2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan




Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   


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