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Gul GP14 World Championship at Mount's Bay Sailing Club - Day 2

by Michelle Evans 30 Jul 2018 23:08 PDT 29 July - 3 August 2018
Day 2 of the Gul GP14 Worlds at Mount's Bay © Lee Whitehead /

The lack of competition during Sunday for Day One of the Gul 2018 GP14 World Championship obviously whetted the appetite for competition as 80 turned out for the quiz which, remarkably, was won by team Chase & Tynemouth.

Day 2 (Monday) looked like it was going to involve a battle of wits with the water rather than the quizmaster as we were greeted with clouds and a light breeze. From the shore the forecast F4 looked accurate as we queued up to get down the slip way.

After a quick practice gate start we were off. Dave Young and Nic Booth (South Staffs SC) were the first pathfinder although it took two attempts to get it going with the first start abandoned. Finally, we were off for the first race of the champs.

This is where it gets highly technical. The only way to describe the wind and sea state was 'a bit weird'! Going upwind you were surfing waves and downwind it was just odd. There was some big chop but the wind was probably a F3. It was also really shifty. There were a few pond sailors struggling to find their feet, including Shane MacCarthy who fell out as he was about to go through the gate and Jack Bennett (Shustoke SC) who fell out half way up the first beat.

Race one looked like business as usually for Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe (Burwain SC) when they won but the results behind them were a little more interesting. Second was Colman Grimes and Sam Wray (Skerries/Sligo) and Sam Mettam and Tim Saunders (Papercourt/Staunton) were third.

The pathfinder for Race two was Nick Devereux and Geoff Edwards from Budworth SC and it didn't pay for them, or any of us who went early and left. The waves and wind died down a little for the second but it was still incredibly shifty and difficult to pick. Having managed to stay in the boat for this race Shane and Taxi showed their prowess and won. The jury were enjoying themselves in this race and although it wasn't really that easy to pump given the lumpiness, Steve and Jack Bennett, John Hayes and Joel James (Southport SC) were waved at to do turns. The most amusing infringement though was Paul and Tom Simes (Cardiff Bay SC) who were done on the line and had to sail back to do their turns. Second was Matt Burge and Simon Potts (Poole YC) and third Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson (Sheffield Viking/East Antrim).

The highlight of my day came after Race two as Taxi sailed an unsuspecting Shane towards me when he got caught short and I was flashed by the world champ. The second highlight of my day came watching Andy Smith and Phil Hodgkins first effort at a gate start for Race three. Later winning a WOW award (Wally of the Worlds) the boys managed to start the wrong side of the buoy on the first attempt. After a general the got off to a flier and the Gingerboats team lead from start to finish with Matt Burge taking another second and Ross Kearney and Ed Bradburn from South Staffs SC a third.

The results at the end of the three races looked very odd with no one pairing really showing consistency and some championship hopes already dashed. Tomorrow brings the Platinum Fleet cut after the fourth race of the day and hopefully less 90 degree wind shifts!

Thanks to today's sponsors HD Sails, Yachting Sunnies, Typhoon Covers, Dinghy Tec, Selden and Impact Marine.

Full list of prize winners can be found on the GP14 website. You can follow the coverage live by visiting the GP14 coverage page, or via the GP14 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3Pts
1st14095Matt BurgeSimon PottsPoole YCGold162220
2nd14248Tom GillardAndy ThompsonSheffield Viking / East Antrim BCGold631322
3rd14242Ross KearneyEd BradburnRNIYC/ South Staffs SCGold175325
4th14240Ian DobsonAndy TunnicliffeBurwain SCGold122528
5th14021Graham FlynnKeith DuttonChase SC / South Staffs SCGold719430
6th14185Nick CraigTobytastic LewisFrensham Pond SC/ Burghfield SCGold991533
7th13654Neil MarsdenDerek HillBlackpool & Fleetwood SCGold1413835
8th14203Shane McCarthyAndy ThompsonGreystones SCGold2011738
9th14050Sam WatsonBen SwainsonNantwich and Border SC/ Southport SCGold11122043
10th14076Ger OwensMelanie MorrisRoyal St George YCGold5172244
11th14238Stephen GrahamLee TennantBurwain SCGold8152447
12th13977Jim HuntLiz SeniorSouth Staffs SCGold2321650
13th14202Ciaron JonesTim JonesHolyhead DCSilver3241652
14th13417Mike SeniorChris WhiteSouth Staffs SCGold25181154
15th14206Andy SmithPhil HodgkinsBassenthwaite SCGold4410155
16th14082Steve BennettJack BennettShustoke SCGold4371060
17th14121Andrew ClewerSarah CollingwoodPoole YCGold18291461
18th14146Sam MettamTim SaundersPapercourt SC/Staunton Harold SCGold3233965
19th14219Curly MorrisLaura McFarlandEast Antrim / Newtownards SCGold4681973
20th13938Adan McCulloughJane KearneyRNI YC/ South Staffs SCSilver4027976
21st14188John HayesJoel JamesSouthport SCGold4228777
22nd14064Dave LawsonJoe RobertsBassenthwaite SCGold15352878
23rd14144Colman GrimesSam WraySkerries SC/Sligo YCGold2245884
24th14145Adam McGovernEleanor DaviesHollingworth Lake SCGold39262186
25th13721Nick DevereuxGeoff EdwardsBudworth SCGold10334689
26th14091Gary DeighanDale KnowlesBolton SCGold36164193
27th14224Peter GrayRichard PepperdineStaunton Harold SCGold27303794
28th14178Jason TindaleSebastian Lammens- KeepingBarbados SCGold29362994
29th14166Richard HamHugh GillTollesbury SC / Sutton DCSilver7961297
30th14209Gareth GallagherRichard GallagherLough Foyle YCSilver37372397
31st14214Keith LoudenAlan ThompsonRYAGold214336100
32nd14235Alan BlayDavid JohnstonSutton DCGold264925100
33rd14110Dave YoungNic WhiteSouth Staffs SCGold413926106
34th13838Justin SmithSarah DaviesTynemouth SC/South Staffs SCGold44561110
35th14047Sam ThompsonLeanne ThompsonRNSA / Mounts Bay SCGold543227113
36th13444John BallDave PannellBrightingsea SCGold571443114
37th14237John Patrick McCaldinCarolyn McCaldinLough Erne YC/ Slogo YCGold134162116
38th14217Mark PlattSam PlattBolton SCGold333449116
39th14116Peter BoyleSteven BoyleSutton DCSilver124759118
40th14210Richard InstoneSteve ParkerChase SCGold631145119
41st14227Justin JonesChris AndersonSouth Staffs SCGold247718119
42nd14241Dave WinderOli WellsHollingworth Lake SCGold315040121
43rd13815George MeredithNeil MeredithDovey YCBronze226834124
44th14105Katie DwyerMichelle RowleySutton DCSilver504431125
45th14132Fergus BarnhamAndy HunterSnettisham Beach SC / Nantwich & BorderGold385532125
46th14177Eden HylandJosh HylandChase SCSilver285448130
47th14054Doire SheilsAndrew SextonSkerries SCSilver195857134
48th13300John BlundellSam JonesStaunton Harold SCGold812530136
49th14236Tony WoodsSeonaid YoungGlossop SC / SSSCGold554042137
50th13769Richard AdamsMatt SmithMidland SCGold456333141
51st14232Ben IliffeRichard NurseBurton SCGold485244144
52nd13870Maciej MatyjaszczukAndy FerringtonWelsh Harp SCSilver563854148
53rd13896Rob LibbyBrian BowdlerLooe SCSilver723147150
54th13555Innes ArmstrongGeorge GrahamBurwain SCGold475952158
55th14089Paul SimesTom SimesCardiff Bay YCSilver626635163
56th13917Joshua PorterSara GowdyNewtownards SCSilver307267169
57th14201Hugh DevereuxMalcolm BirdBudworth SCSilver584863169
58th14247John McGuinnessDonal McGuinnessMoville Boat ClubGold496951169
59th14090Neal GibsonGeoff PhilllipsRedoubt SCGold526256170
60th13326Chris MartinSamuel BaileySouth Staffs SCSilver358453172
61st14179Andy HateleyBev HateleySouth Staffs SCGold825638176
62nd13668Kim PickeringSam Jake ThompsonWinsford Flash SCSilver656168194
63rd13207Adrian LeeJordan LuptonYoughal SCSilver735174198
64th13693Richard AbernsternIsabel WaterfallTodbrook SC/ Plymouth Uni SCBronze666765198
65th14157Ed CoyneSyzmon MatyjaszczukWelsh Harp SCSilver706564199
66th14128Stephen ThompsonMartin BoobyerPoole YCBronze6020DNS200
67th14135Paul OwenMichelle EvansSouth Staffs SCGold746066200
68th13421Helen AllenLucie BarrieWelsh Harp SCBronze774680203
69th14151Stephen CooperEugene ShrimptonWelsh Harp SCSilver517479204
70th14063Steve HeywoodPeter BramwellHollingworth Lake SC / Mounts Bay WABronze844284210
71st14208Mark McKeeverKevin HopkinsMidland SCSilver3457DNS211
72nd14225Cathal SheridenDavid CookeSkerries SCSilver855373211
73rd13611Will CroxfordDave CroxfordSouth Staffs SCSilver716478213
74th14199Frank NicklessBen PickeringChase SCGold838155219
75th14051Chris BeddowChris CookSouth Staffs SCBronze539276221
76th14030Colin MidgleyGeorgia KnowlesDerwent Reservoir SC/Southport SCSilver697383225
77th14821Ed DuttonRichard BoothSouth Staffs SCSilver6110069230
78th14174John TooneCatherine TooneChelmarsh SCSilver929350235
79th13237Tomasz SzakolaCharlie CotterWelsh Harp SCBronze6776100243
80th14212Michael CoxCatherine ChimneyNewtownards SCSilver908570245
81st14062Alan JonesSue WatsonBassenthwaite SCBronze897881248
82nd13551Tim EdomSarah AgnewPoole YCBronze5910290251
83rd14133Jack ButtimerAdam McDonaghYoughal SCBronze6882101251
84th14168Chris HawkesCathy HawkesPoole YCSilver988077255
85th14014Andy WadsworthAndy ShrimptonWelsh Harp SCBronze8010175256
86th14061Michael CollenderBrian WalkerMullingar SCBronze1057088263
87th14032Neil DaviesAlex WaltonChase SCSilver999571265
88th13180Martin DewsVictoria DewsDonaghadee SCBronze1147182267
89th14088Duncan FraserGail FraserCeylon Motors YCBronze1118872271
90th14119Megan HicklinHayley RamadharSouth Staffs SCSilver64DNC89273
91st13420Les BurnsAlice MorrisHolingworth Lake SCBronze1067592273
92nd13949Peter NugentCharles SaundersStaunton Harold SCBronze1028787276
93rd14120Melanie BrownNicola BrownPoole YCBronze1127986277
94th4615Steve ParryJens KuhnYork Railway Institute SCBronze978994280
95th14044Richard ConnettSerena ConnettWelsh Harp SCBronze7810796281
96th14220Peter StoreyNick MedlicottMidland SC/Mounts Bay SCSilver7686DNS282
97th14027Neil GoodheadBrian BatesSouth Staffs SCSilver9510385283
98th14048Paul LesterNathan KingChase SCSilver949793284
99th13276Adam VaughanPhil PethybridgeDerwent Res SC /Royal Varuna YCBronze969199286
100th14230Ralph Haliburton ChaplinAdam Haliburton ChaplinBlackpool & Fleetwood YCBronze9390105288
101st13821Tim MackEmily MeredithLymington Town SCBronze8796107290
102nd14056Arthur LoganFiona LoganCastle Semple SCBronze9194106291
103rd14239Steve TurnerDave PickeringChase SCBronze8610997292
104th14234David InnesMatthew InnesFrensham Pond SCBronze7598DNS293
105th14057Ann PennyJulie CourtneyDerwent Res SC / Bolton SCBronze10483110297
106th13794Nick BrandonLisa CarpenterSouth Staffs SCSilverDNFDNC60300
107th13624Ciaran KeoghLauren DonagheyGreystones SC/ Sligo YCBronze88112102302
108th13933Zena MartinLeanne PilkingtonBolton SCBronze10810491303
109th13684Ian SparksMike JonesPoole YCBronze100108103311
110th14097Terry EdwardsDarren HeathSouth Staffs SCBronzeDNC9995314
111th14059Michael DaviesKaren AlexanderSouth Staffs Sailing ClubBronze11310598316
112th13575William MackAndrew MackDovey YCBronze109113104326
113th13566Martin TempleJonathon PughSouth Staffs SCBronze107114108329
114th14067Philip GriffinJoanna GriffinChelmarsh SCBronze103110DNS333
115th13263Keith BuddenBen RobertsTrimpley SCBronze115111109335
116th13864Andrew ToddJohn McGuinessFrensham Pond SCBronze110106DNS336
117th14094Martin BowerLisa WoodsBlithfield SCSilver101DNSDNC341
118th13251Lawrence CreaserJames HockleyHayling Island SCGoldDNCDNCDNC360
118th13727Tim DaviesMark CollingwoodChelmarsh SCBronzeDNSDNSDNC360

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