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RS800 European Championship at Circolo Vela Torbole - Overall

by Rory Hunter 27 Jul 2019 22:57 PDT 23-27 July 2019

Day five began with a lingering Northerly wind causing a postponement on shore. Much debate was had amongst the Garda veterans about what was going to happen with the breeze. There was plenty of speculation that the day was not going to happen although it was probably more a case of wishful thinking from those not wanting to fall down the leader board.

After about an hour's wait the breeze came in and it was all on to decide the championship. Race one got interesting off the start with a group of boats hooking up into a bit of breeze from the left and managing to sail a lift all the way over to the cliff. Frances and Tom stormed through to take the win over the Jenkins and, despite a boat breakage, managed to effectively wrap up the championship with a race to spare.

Race two was a short affair with some ominous looking clouds in the distance halting racing after one lap. Andy and Ali Jeffries continued their impressive form over the second half of the regatta to come through for a 3rd place, jumping them ahead of Stevie Wilson and Rory Hunter on the leader board for 2nd overall.

So Garda is over for another year and it did not fail to deliver. Great breeze every day with a super high standard of racing. There were seven different race winners from ten races. A great time was had off the water as well - both the bar at the sailing club and Winds Bar were certainly visited a few times over the five days!

More photos from Elena Giolai: and from Emma Grayson:

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 20th Anniversary Nationals in Eastbourne! Visit event website for more information.

Next up is Rooster RS800 National Tour event at Lyme Regis Regatta 3-4 Aug. More info available here.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1GBR 1234Frances Partington / Tom Partington3726551‑91(dns)30
2GBR 1228Andy Jeffries / Allyson Jeffries(ocs)9‑261022226336
3GBR 1215Steve Wilson / Rory Hunter53113143(ufd)9‑1239
4GBR 1207Phil Walker / John Mather116418(dns)‑14103144
5GBR 1144Tom Morris / Guy Fillmore883243(dns)(dns)8844
6GBR 1171James Penty / Eddie Grayson2‑161377741‑14546
7GBR 1220Luke McEwen / Milly Boyle‑3211431810(dns)4647
8GBR 1222Paul Jenkins / Peter Jenkins‑19510812‑138321058
9GBR 1231Hugh Shone / Hannah Tattersall1311‑21‑1791957964
10GBR 961Megan Brickwood / Stephanie Orton1249‑201395‑1711770
11GBR 1194Joe Joyner / Will Broom1421451415128‑17‑2484
12FRA 1236Gilles Peeters / Heloise Baize10‑17171261016(ufd)16289
13GBR 1131Rebecca Diamond / Ed Fitzgerald41471516(dns)‑2613101190
14GBR 1203Tim Gratton / Fiona Hampshire110‑2016111761119(bfd)91
15GBR 1187Geoff Carveth / Lesley Dhonau1712513‑211118195(bfd)100
16GBR 1139Eddie Bridle / Ed Gibbons20‑30‑23111081742119110
17GBR 1121Ben Clegg / Abi Embser ‑ Kay‑341389151213(dns)3318121
18GBR 1225Stephen Cockerill / Sarah Cockerill9‑26182220(dns)2416124125
19GBR 1204Martin Orton / Ian Brooks‑2915121424167(dnf)2416128
20GBR 1188Daniel Goodman / Debbie Clark1521‑32192621‑27141513144
21GBR 11Robert Gullan / Calum Healey722(dnf)(dns)dns620211314146
22GBR 1064Chris J Haworth / Stuart Aston619(dns)(dns)192429122317149
23GBR 1232Cameron Moss / Darrol Moss16206(dns)3014156(dns)dns150
24GBR 1043Christopher Dodd / Bryony Meakins24‑29242118‑261972615154
25GBR 1145Peter Bromley / Chris Doe18181523‑2722252318(dns)162
26GBR 1224Fred Lord / Louise Gale23(dns)16262519232222‑28176
27GBR 1200Richard Smith / Ellie Smith22(ufd)272722272118(dns)25189
28GBR 885Chris Feibusch / Nick Jerkins(dns)23221817(dns)11dns20bfd197
29GBR 834Chris Matthews / Ali Hinds3027‑34252320(dns)203223200
30GBR 1126George Smith / Alice Crick212425282928(dns)(dns)2827210
31GBR 1198Alex Benfield / Nick Ireland26‑353130‑382528242726217
32GBR 1241Stephen Brown / Phil Bairstow31282929‑32‑3230263121225
33GBR 1195Graham Williamson / Jeremy Williamson282519242823(dns)(dns)dnsdns233
34GBR 1057Mark Oakey / Emily Robertson27(dns)2834(dns)dns221534dns246
35GBR 1115Stuart Keegan / Sophie Johnston38313033‑393034(dns)2922247
36NED 878Tjeerd van Rij / Matthijs de Langen333233323429(dns)(dns)3029252
37GBR 1238Ciaran Hurney / Mel Kwan‑3534‑3631333431273531256
38GBR 1140John McKelvie / David Jessop253335(dns)35(dns)dnsdns2520259
39FRA 1101Alexandre Emanuel / Anne Fromentoux3738‑393536333225(dns)30266
40GBR 913Adrian Howe / Fenella Williams(dns)36383737(dns)33283732278
41FRA 1105Francois Bergasse / Johanne Ulrich363740363131(dns)(dns)3633280
42SUI 1180Uwe Hoffmann / Julius Haffmann(dnf)3937(dns)dnfdnsdnsdnsdnsdn334

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