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RS100s at the Ullswater Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy

by John Richardson 12 Jul 2018 03:01 PDT 7-8 July 2018

Six 100s entered which gave us fleet status for the event. Four boats launched on Saturday for the first race.

The OD, keen to get sailing, saw a brief patch of wind and lowered the A P flag. 172 boats launched, with the start line right across the lake off the club. The end of the line on the far shore was impossible to see through the sails and we started after general and on black flag. The lake was like a mill pond with small localized patches of wind appearing in different directions!

Artur Dembinski was doing well at first mark but then I lost sight of him in the crowd. I did not see another 100 for the next two hours. As I approached the top mark the leading boats sailed past back to the finish line, I was looking for a 100 spinnaker but no one was in front of me. I rounded the mark hoisted my kite and made for home. First saw Robert, then Richard and Artur.

Day one John in #441 62nd; Robert in #140 70th; Richard in #122 135th; Artur in #480 148th. 8.32 miles sailed in 4 hours!

Sunday promised more wind, course was set, breeze did a 180 degree shift, the course was changed general recall, spinnakers up, down, etc. Eventually wind settled down and Robert the hit turbo button and finished sixth on handicap, 29th overall and first singlehanded asymmetric. John was 57th and second singlehanded asymmetric. Richard 113th, and fourth singlehanded asymmetric. Artur 154th and seventh asymmetric.

RS100 Results:

1st Robert Richardson, Royal Windermere Yacht Cub
2nd John Richardson, Royal Windermere Yacht Club
3rd Richard Purdy, Kielder Water Sailing Club
4th Artur Dembinski, Ullswater Yacht Club
DNS Gavin Benbow, Royal Windermere Yacht Club
DNS Nick Heathers, Royal Windermere Yacht Club

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