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K6 Eurocup at Circolo Velico AVAL-CDV, Lake Como - half-way report

by Heather Chipperfield 28 Jun 2019 03:37 PDT
K6 Eurocup at Lake Como © Fernando Del Parigi

The K6 fleet decided they'd like a change of venue for their bi-annual European Regatta, so 20 boats are currently here in the stunning surroundings of Gravedona, Northern Lake Como. The friendly club of AVAL-CDV are being the perfect hosts, as ever. It's hotter than Hades, so the best place to be is in a F4 breeze, sailing three exciting races/day whilst trying not to be distracted by the wonderful scenery.

The excellent race team are keeping everyone on their toes, turning races around so fast that they are sending RIBs around to tell us to stop us snacking and get ready for the next race.

After three days of racing, the Birbeck Brothers - Steve & Ross - are running away with the event, with five race wins from eight races. It isn't being made easy for them, however, with very close racing throughout the fleet.

Day one was fabulous for the other brother team - George & Guenter Blatnig - who put in two second places after reading the lake perfectly, having already cycled 50km.

The other race winners, Dave Hall & Graham Hoy on day 2 and John Adcroft & Steve Dewberry and Fraser Elms & Georgie Smith & Heather Chipperfield on day 3 have been celebrating hard.

Two more days to go; five more races, one more discard. There's everything to play for. And, of course, loads of gelato, pasta, vino, divertimento.

Mid-Week Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1GBR 165Mildly MoistStephen BirbeckRoss BirbeckRoyal Torbay YC11211‑31‑37
2GBR 142 Dave HallGraham HoyBlackwater SC6‑7153‑82522
3GBR 164Ping the PeasJulian CookCaroline Aisher Hugo FitzjohnRoyal Torbay YC33‑6‑7645223
4GBR 222all the GearNeil FulcherDylan Wells Harry ClarkeStone SC‑54435‑73423
5GBR 166TonicFraser ElmsGeorgie Smith Heather ChipperfieldHayling Island SC7‑127922‑11128
6GBR 195MalarkySteve BalesJon Rigby Ued WebRuthland SC ‑95‑148454632
7GBR 216PippiPeter KirkbyRichard BarkerQueen Mary SC‑16‑1152969738
8AUT 146SuperflyGeorge BlatnigGünter BlatnigUnion YC Woerthersee22‑15‑128981039
9GBR 159BackstopGiles ChipperfieldFiachra EtchinghamLymington Town SC8636‑13‑1010841
10GBR 172Red SharkMike TruemanStewart Pegam James BennettOxford SC4108411‑146‑1543
11GBR 1159Les fromage mangeant singesDavid GorringeAndy HeissigLymington Town SC108‑11107‑1571153
12GBR 109OverdraftJohn AdcroftSteve DewberryAldeburgh YC‑1716131114113‑1768
13GBR 124Happy FeeetPaul OwenAmy Owen Oliver OwenOxford SC119‑18131011‑161670
14GBR 208EricMartin WedgeMaurice CousinRoyal Torbay YC(RET)(RET)914151212971
15GBR 213galloperNick JonesAlex CooperAldeburgh YC141312‑171213‑181276
16GBR 122 John TaborMartin GibsonOxford SC121410‑16‑1716151380
17GBR 08Vegetables don't screamPhil WaterfallChris GomerSt Mawes SC15151615(RET)‑18141489
18GBR 161Dark & StormyJeff van der BorghtDavid Guthrie Hugh DuncanLyme Regis SC131717‑18161717(DNF)97
19GBR 104CourageousRichard AddisonRicky BuroAldeburgh YC1818(RET)191819(DNF)18110

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