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Miracle National Championship at Bala Sailing Club - Day 2

by Brian Jones 6 Aug 2018 14:07 PDT 5-10 August 2018

The wind was awake before the competitors, blowing nicely down the lake so with a clean start the fleet was away on time sailing a similar but slightly longer course. There was some good close competition with the variable always being which side of the beat to go?

The shore side paid handsomely in Race 3 with Graham Watts & Helen Jack nearly regaining the lead after losing out on the previous beat Louise Moulden & Luke Tonge also going the same way to pull through to a sixth place. David & Lara Turtle had fought hard to narrowly lead the race and take the bullet ahead of the Mifsuds.

Race 2 was won by the Mifsuds with Hannah Smith & Thomas Metcalfe getting the wooden spoon for forgetting to go through the upwind gate until the last second so costing them a place or two. Eamon & Thomas Cuthbert gained a brilliant second. The spinnaker reaches were tighter and longer today giving the fleet some better sailing. Cathy Goodwin & Leah Murphy sailing 662 (the oldest boat in the fleet) had a good day recording a 7th and a 10th with Leah sailing the same boat coming 2nd overall in the combined Youth and Juniors making it a first in the Juniors.

It was ideal conditions for them with less wind than the previous day and some very close downwind legs.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st3825 Andrew MifsudMichela MifsudBirzebbuga SC1124
2nd4026IndyDavid TurtleZara TurtleShustoke SC36110
3rd4010 Dave SouthwellRebecca / DanielleLeigh & Lowton SC25411
4th4016 E CuthbertTBA 42511
5th3813WattknotGraham WattsHelen JacksStaunton Harold SC64313
6th3805PamelaHannah SmithThomas MetcalfeThornbury SC58821
7th4115Queen BeeRichard BrameldTodd BrameldWelton SC1031124
8th4100Lilly GraceLouis MaldenTBADelph SC810624
9th662BreezeCathy GoodwinLeah MurphyPort Dinorwic SC137929
10th4020Fighting LadyJohn TippettKathy BoultonDraycote Water SC791531
11th4021Carbon CopyBrian JonesJohn GreenMaidenhead SC1512734
12th4104MilloviaIan SouthwellMolly / Olivia / MaxineLeigh & Lowton SC16141040
13th4007 S RedcliffeTBA 11181241
14th4110Split the WindPaul RobinsonNathan RobinsonWhitefriars SC9171642
15th2007PlonsMarcel NeuteboomGuila NeuteboomARZV Netherlands14151443
16th3835 Peter MifsudTBABirzebbuga SC18131344
17th4052The Woolfox RocketDavid ReedJean ReedGirton SC17111745
18th3101Miss AdventureAndrew RobinsonJames RobinsonWhitefriars SC12161846
19th4098Lily AnnIan BrownLilly / Mia BrownDelph SC20191958
20th3770 David HerbtrittJosie AirnsShotwick SC21202061
21st3592WellwindyWil HitchmanTBABala SC19212363
22nd4108 Geoffrey WeirAndrew DoncanShotwick SC22222165
23rd3670Great ExpectationsGillian GibsonKenneth GibsonThornton Steward SCDNF242271
24th4112 John CoultonGwynneth FranklinPennine SCDNF232472

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