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Bosun Bob's RS400 Frostie Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club - Week 1

by Robert Hastings 10 Nov 2018 09:55 PST 4 November 2018

Sunday 4th November saw the first day of the Bosun Bob's RS400 Frostie Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. Seventeen boats took to the water and the racing was fierce!

The day started with nice a bright and really fresh breeze coming off the land at Holywood, but typically the wind started to calm down just before the first race, but there was enough to make us all hike. The first race saw some chap called Ryan Seaton teamed with Tiffany Brien take the lead from the first mark and they managed to hold onto the lead until the end, not bad for a pair of novices.

The second race was a bit more of a ding dong with Peter Kennedy & Stevie Kane leading the first round, closely pursued by Tom Purdon and Rory Fekkess, but by the next lap, Paul McLaughlin and Owen McKinley had over taken both of them to take the win.

The third race kicked off and the wind started to bend to the left. Luckily for veteran sailor Liam Donnelly and Skinny Rick it paid dividends and they lead from start to finish. Liam didn't stop smiling for the rest of the day which was a strange sight!

This Sunday 11th November, racing starts at 13.30. As a result of the tight racing and crowded mark roundings, it has been decided that there will be a spreader mark at the windward mark and the leeward mark will be gate marks. Hopefully this will reduce the scrapes and colourful language. Numbers on the start line should be up with Bob Espey, Hammy Baker, Neil Cody, Ed Cody & Sam Pickering joining the fun.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1376Tiffany Brien RNIYC1629
2nd1406Paul McLoughlinJohn FergusonCushendall SBC41510
3rd1004Tom Purdon SLYC52310
4th1264Barry McCartinAndrew PenneyCSBC24612
5th1405Liam DonnellyRick McCaigCSC95115
6th815Trevor D'ArcyAlan McClernonCSC38415
7th1178Brian HolmesWendy SmythColeraine YC67922
8th578Peter KennedyStephen Kane 153725
9th1353Rob Hastings RNIYC791127
10th484Shaun Ritson  1310831
11th1440Simon HutchinsonBen WilliamsRNIYC10131033
12th941Fiona AtkinsonSteve AtkinsonCSC8121636
13th825Paul RobinsonS TolandCSC11141237
14th840Neil CalvinRoger PerrotCSC14111439
15th500Frank McFarlaneKyle MercerCSC12161543
16th1379Neill StrainJohn FergusonRNIYC16151344
17th1001Woo KearneyAdam McCulloughRNIYCDNS171853

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