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Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championships at Porthpean SC - Day 2

by Steve Bolland 14 Sep 2019 09:31 PDT

After the proper man's wind of day 1, the second day of the Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals was more to the liking of those who prefer sitting scrunched up in the bottom of the boat.

We were treated to seven hours of this as we chased the wind round the bay until it eventually settled enough to get some races in. I would like to say that we enjoyed three races but that would be stretching it a bit.

Winner of the day was Steve Cockerill who had two race wins in his scoreline today. Also going well was Pete Mackin in what is possibly the brightest boat ever built. He had two second places and was within an ace of winning the last one.

Harry McVicar also moved up the leader board with a couple of countable results. Others also had good days but I've forgotten who they are. Sorry about that. Anyway, the top four position are separated by only six points so it's tight at the top.

The evening was spent relaxing at Porthpean Sailing Club, enjoying sponsor Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney, with a curry, washed down with plenty of Doom Bar and a few spiced rums on the boom of doom.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st339Steve CockerillStokes Bay SC6‑85411320
2nd411Steve BollandBristol Corinthian YC113(OCS)46924
3rd523Harry McVicarDraycote Water SC43‑7255524
4th544David AcresEmsworth SC5216‑77425
5th476Steve SallisHykeham SC27143(OCS)4232
6th490Alistair MclaughlinPrestwick SC9‑1716133133
7th556Peter MackinStokes Bay SC125‑18522834
8th528Paul WatsonBowmoor SC362(OCS)1181141
9th555Richard Le MareCastle Cove SC846(OCS)1214751
10th525Mark CooperBurghfield SC141041010(DNC)654
11th393Chris ArnellChristchurch SC‑15121079121363
12th500Pete EllisStewartby Watersports Club7141181415‑1669
13th351Rob FordTattingstone Valley SC10139131311‑1469
14th473Harry KennedyStokes Bay SC‑1915159691872
15th313Ben GreenLymington Town SC119812‑17171774
16th373Richard HargreavesStewartby Watersports Club131112‑1615161279
17th422Alastair WoodMedway YC18(DNC)DNC11810DNC93
18th395Ben HeppenstallWhitefriars SC1719(DNC)1416DNC1099
19th450Mark HenmanSouth Shields SC21181715(OCS)131599
20th386Paul BarkerMelldalloch SC161613(DNC)DNCDNC19110
21st532Cheryl WoodPennine SC20(DNC)DNC17181920117
22nd427David CoulsonStewartby Watersports Club(DNF)DNCDNC18191821122

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