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Squib National Championship at Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Day 4

by Keith Davies 26 Jun 22:47 PDT 22-28 June 2019

The 51st Squib National Championship race 3 for the Abersoch Trophy and race 4 for the Royal Corinthian Plate were sailed today after racing being postponed yesterday due to lack of wind.

RTYC Race officer, Bill Butcher, had no difficulty setting a triangle /sausage course in the centre of Torbay in the freshening North Easterly wind. After a clear start RicO'Shea 136 took the lead at the windward mark closely followed by Aquabat 13 and Helmut Hydeing 105, Nigel and Jack Grogan from RCYC. They held these positions until the end of the race. Flame 802, Richard Smith and Jamie Freeman from WOBYC won the silver fleet with 16th position and Buccaneer 20, Sam and Ray Prime won the bronze with 25th. The 51st anniversary prize was won by Mosquito 727, Ben Luddington and Chris Brown from RCYC. Tuesdays sponsor The Old Salt Loft provided the prizes.

Race 4 was run back to back with race 3 but on a more simple windward /leeward course. After some port end congestion at the start Squiggle established a lead closely followed by RicO'Shea and Brimstone. As the breeze increased the Grogans in Helmut Hydeing, chipping away at the leading trio finally moved up to second at the finish. To their surprise they learnt that Squiggle had been U flagged at the start and so they won the race that they were sponsoring. Nemesis 806, Raymond Apthorp and Ian Brand from RBCYC (Burnham) won the silver fleet and Buccaneer 20, won the bronze fleet.

51st Anniversary prize was won by Quantum 780, Eddie Harper and Steve Dadd from Weymouth. Many thanks to Hyde sails for their generous sponsorship and free bar.

Squiggle's UFD deprived them of the overall lead which was now taken over by RicO'Shea with Helmut Hydeing second. The top 7 boats all have under 20 points in what is becoming a high scoring regatta. With strong winds forecast for the remainder of the week the championship has become an intriguing event and is still very open.

Results after Day 4:

PosBoatNameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stRicO'Shea (G)136Steve AllsoMark HoganSCYC2‑19125
2ndHelmut Hydeing (G)105Nigel GroganJack GroganRCYC4‑16318
3rdSquiggle (G)142Jono BrownChris DunnRCYC816(UFD)15
4thGhost Rider (G)758Mike FenwickPenny FenwickWeymouth Sailing Club‑2124915
5thBacchante VII (G)52Joe HenryRoland WilsonRNSA/RVYC1‑3412417
6thGrayling (G)23Richard RobinsonMark ThompsonSCYC648‑1018
7thBrimstone (G)73Bryan RileyJenny RileyWaveney & Oulton Broad YC‑15611320
8thHumphrey (G)823Robert CoyleMarc RawinskyRCYC‑23155626
9thSpoof (G)811Micky WrightAlex PorteousRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club‑25910827
10thAllegro (G)134Colm DunneRob GillKinsale514‑181534
11thMoonstone (G)96Malcolm BlackburnDave ShielSCYC7‑24131434
12thPani Munta (G)128Mike ProbertJames BryerRCYC3‑26151836
13thPocahontas (G)872Mike HughesGary CatterallSCYC147‑311637
14thAquabat (G)13Stu RixSteve Warren‑SmithRoyal Victoria Yacht Club(UFD)292738
15thWhite Magic (G)828David WinesKeith DaviesWest Hoe Sailing Club20‑3771138
16thGuy Fawkes (G)72Phil AspinallHowie EnkelRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club193‑291941
17thAlchemy (G)800Gerard P DysonTony SaltonstallRoyal Yorkshire Yacht Club9‑3030544
18thEssayess (G)849Phil SnewinBrian HollanSCYC11‑20201344
19thWizard (G)623Christopher GibsonBen GibsonRoyal Victoria Yacht Club171219‑2448
20thLady Penelope (G)819Malcolm HutchingsJackie HutchingsRCYC & BSC‑3021171250
21stFlame (S)802Richard SmithJamie FreemanWOBYC132216(DSQ)51
22ndNemesis (S)806Raymond ApthorpIan BrandRBCYC (Burnham)22‑23212164
23rdAldebaran (S)153Iain JonesPeter JacksonWeymouth SC28532‑3365
24thCheque Mate (G)157Ian GrayIan SimonsRCYC16‑36242565
25thCroc (S)855Chris JordanGillian JordanWaveney & Oulton Broad YC18‑35262266
26thPerfection (B)44Jill FlemingVincent DelanyRoyal St George Yacht Club3210‑382971
27thClever Dick (G)810Richard SullivanSue HarperRNSYC / WOBYC27‑45271771
28thOutlaw (S)595Ian ScottDave HydeRCYC(DNC)8353073
29thBuccaneer (B)20Sam PrimeRay PrimeRVYC‑2928252073
30thSquibbo (S)16Matthew KeelyJohn MatthewsWOBYC‑3518233576
31stFerry Buoys (G)902Andrew MoorePeter HallinanFFSC12‑46333277
32ndBacchante (G)901Gez BrownHarvey WordenS.C.Y.C31‑48222679
33rdIncendio (S)33Chris RustJames VineerPortsmouth Sailing Club1013(DNF)DNC81
34thGhost (S)840Steve NorthmoreKim VaseyWest Hoe Sailing Club24‑49342381
35thArtemis 2 (S)36Philip RustMike RustBrightlingsea SC26‑39282781
36thSatu (B)708Kevin GibsonMarney GibsonRoyal Victoria Yacht Club4011‑424091
37thSupernova (G)605Ian KeelyJames BaxterW&OBYC(UFD)319UFD98
38thCariad Bach (G)132Alan JohnsonDavid GarlickSCYC(UFD)2714UFD99
39thPot Black (B)147Marc MoncrieffOliver HuntWaveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club3725‑4039101
40thEcho (S)853John BartonJennie KingWest Hoe36‑434128105
41stLucky Number (G)906David LloydMark StonesPortsmouth S C‑43413631108
42ndAtom (B)512Christopher WhiteJohn LeePortsmouth Sailing Club4517‑5247109
43rdFestina Lente (B)678Julia BatchelorBill WrightRoyal Corinthian YC4232‑4436110
44thJubilation (B)86Ray CappJim MitchellWeymouth Sailing Club33‑473938110
45thSparki (B)428Lisa GuyRoger GuyISC CCYC34‑444337114
46thMagic Roundabout (S)736Jason PhelpsCarl AndersonRoyal Corinthian Yacht Club4140‑4934115
47thAtomic (S)137Mark FowleRobin HarrisRORC3938‑5041118
48thBootneck (S)796John LewisPaul HoppinsRWYC(DNF)423743122
49thCheap Thrill (S)384Chris AgarLauren BatesRCYC / RBYC(DNF)334845126
50thQuantum (B)780Eddie HarperSteve DaddWeymouth SC38‑504648132
51stEclipse (B)227Georgia GriceMark BriggsPortsmouth Sailing Club46‑514542133
52ndMosquito (B)727Ben LuddingtonChris BrownRoyal Corinthian (Burnham‑on‑Crouch)44‑525146141
53rdBlue Orca (S)904Michael BrownRichard BakerRoyal Dart Yacht Club(DNC)DNC4744149
54thLast Gasp (B)578Tim JohnsonDiane JohnsonPortsmouth SC(DNF)53DNCDNC169
55thSecond Time Around (B)856Peter DaleJulian SmithRutland(DNC)DNCDNCDNC174
55thCrossfire (G)797David BestPete RichatdsPSC & SCYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC174
55thRock'n'Roll (S)845John SparrowRalph BanthorpeSCYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC174

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