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RS100 EuroTour in L’Estartit

The RS100 EuroTour event in L’Estartit, Spain began day three amid hot and sunny conditions and with no wind, the sailors were held ashore hoping for the normal lunchtime breeze to appear before a 14:30 cut off. The fleet were eventually released into a slowly building force 2, which had shifted to the South East to provide a different challenge.

The fleet started with an individual recall, M Harrison and S Childs returning feeling guilty. The fleet split to both sides of the course, Paul Childs working the middle, Dave Gorringe leading the left and Lars Holm on the right. Paul Childs broke clear followed by Gorringe and Christer Bath.

Simon Childs found some pace downwind to catch up and press Gorringe at the first leeward mark. Both did poor roundings but Childs broke through into second. The second beat saw Paul Childs extend his lead while Childs Senior created a gap to a safe second. The fight for third was close, with Giles 'light-weight' Chipperfield passing Gorringe at the end of the off wind finish leg to take third, behind the Childs duo.

This left no time for further racing, 10.2 results were Paul Childs (GBR), followed by Simon Childs (GBR) and Christer Bath (SWE) as the top three.

8.4’s were led home by Michele Giorgini (ITA), followed by Lars Holm (DEN) and Michiel Geerling (NED).

Prizes were awarded in beautiful sunshine with pastries and Cava at the fantastic Club Nautic Estartit, who did a fantastic job of hosting the visiting RS sailors. Overall Euro Cup winners for the series were also awarded to Paul Childs (10.2) and Lars Holm (8.4).

 

Overall Results

Rank

 

 

Class

 

 

SailNo

 

 

HelmName

 

 

Nat

 

 

Club

 

 

Fleet

 

 

R1

 

 

R2

 

 

R3

 

 

R4

 

 

R5

 

 

R6

 

 

R7

 

 

Total

 

 

Nett

 

 

1st

RS100

326

Paul Childs

GBR

HISC

10.2

1.0

1.0

1.0

(2.0)

1.0

1.0

1.0

8.0

6.0

2nd

RS100

191

Simon Childs

GBR

HISC

10.2

(7.0)

2.0

3.0

1.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

20.0

13.0

3rd

RS100

001

Michele Giorgini

ITL

CDV Muggia

8.4

3.0

3.0

5.0

3.0

2.0

(8.0)

6.0

30.0

22.0

4th

RS100

338

Lars Holm

DEN

Vallensbaek Sejlklub

8.4

4.0

4.0

4.0

5.0

4.0

3.0

(8.0)

32.0

24.0

5th

RS100

339

Christer Bath

SWE

GKSS Gothenburg RYC

10.2

5.0

8.0

(9.0)

4.0

5.0

4.0

5.0

40.0

31.0

6th

RS100

106

Michiel Geerling

NED

WV Braassemermeer

8.4

2.0

6.0

8.0

6.0

7.0

5.0

(9.0)

43.0

34.0

7th

RS100

310

David Gorringe

GBR

Lymington Town S.C.

10.2

8.0

(9.0)

2.0

9.0

6.0

6.0

4.0

44.0

35.0

8th

RS100

134

Mark Harrison

GBR

Gurnard Sailing Club

8.4

10.0

7.0

6.0

7.0

9.0

(15.0 OCS)

7.0

61.0

46.0

9th

RS100

321

Giles Chipperfield

GBR

Lymington Town S.C.

8.4

6.0

5.0

7.0

(15.0 DNC)

15.0 DNC

15.0 DNC

3.0

66.0

51.0

10th

RS100

10

Richard Rot

NED

WSV Aquadelta

8.4

9.0

10.0

10.0

8.0

8.0

9.0

(11.0)

65.0

54.0

11th

RS100

203

Chris Kirk

GBR

Queen Mary

8.4

11.0

11.0

(12.0)

10.0

10.0

7.0

10.0

71.0

59.0

12th

RS100

251

Tony Jukes

GBR

Chelmarsh

8.4

14.0

13.0

11.0

12.0

13.0

10.0

(15.0 DNC)

88.0

73.0

13th

RS100

252

Chris Jones

GBR

Chelmarsh

10.2

13.0

14.0

13.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

(15.0 DNC)

88.0

73.0

14th

RS100

151

Hector Manau

ESP

CN l'Escala

8.4

12.0

12.0

(14.0)

13.0

12.0

12.0

12.0

87.0

73.0

 



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