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Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals supported by Hyde Sails at Eastbourne Sovereign SC - Day 3

by Pete Purkiss 8 Sep 2019 07:34 PDT 6-8 September 2019
Theo Galyer - Day 3 - Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals © Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club

Race Five: The fleet got away cleanly at the start. Theo Galyer showed superior speed with his new mast to take the win by some margin over a four lap course. The race for second was keenly fought between Richard Wadsworth, Pete Purkiss and Matt Carter. Richard finished second by a skull with Pete in third and Matt close in fourth.

Race Six: The race started with a major starboard bias and two premature starters. Matt Carter judged the beat perfectly to round the windward mark first. He went on to win with a clear margin. The pack behind had close racing with Robbie Bell coming through the fleet to take second in a close battle with Pete Purkiss losing three places between the leeward mark and the finish after being rolled by Theo and. Richard Lilley finished fourth.

Race Seven: Colin Dacey rounded the windward mark first closely followed by Robbie Bell and James Bayliss. Colin and Robbie hoisted their kites prematurely prior to a major gust which sent them too low for the next mark.

James proved that even the blind pig finds the odd truffle to take the win over a frustrated class chairman. Pete had a blinding last leg to snatch third place at the pin end of the finish line. Robbie finished fourth with Colin in fifth.

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