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Bainbridge Staunton Blaster Easter weekend

by Ann Nugent 8 Apr 07:49 PDT 4-5 April 2021

Thank you to all our members who joined us for the Bainbridge Staunton Blaster over the Easter Weekend, with racing on both the Sunday and Monday.

More than 40 boats took to the water ensuring keen competition across the fleet. Five races, four handicap and one pursuit (with one discard), set over the Easter Sunday and Monday provided the perfect start to the sailing season.

Day 1 saw sunshine and steady wind through the day. After a challenging first race, Pete Gray/ Rich Pepperdine (Scorpion) fought back to take two bullets (race 2 and 3) holding off the Scorpion of Tom Gillard/ Rachael Rhodes who took second place in both of these two races after a great start to the day with a bullet in race one. Corey Newton (Supernova) put in a solid performance finishing - 2,3,3 respectively through the day 1.

Day 2 started with snow, which soon cleared up, to give lulls and strong gusts through the two races - one handicap and one pursuit. The Gillard/Rhodes (Scorpion) made a clean sweep of the day with bullets in both the handicap and final pursuit race. This saw the duo take the cup and first spot on the podium. Meanwhile Gray/Pepperdine (Scorpion) were pipped into second place on both races, giving them an overall second place in the event. Newton (Supernova) continued with his solid racing to finish third overall. Nathan Smith (Laser) was the highest place youth helm - with a very convincing fourth place finish overall.

Other notable performances making up the top ten joining Nathan Smith (4th), Graham Newton (5th) and Matt Lathoud (6th) were the RS200s of Lawrence Hayward and Amy Nugent (7th) and Nigel and Di Pepperdine (10th), Graham Watts and Helen Jacks (Miracle, 8th) and Michael Gifford (Solo, 9th). The event was also a good practice for the Streaker Fleet aheads of their Nationals at the club in July and for the newly formed RS Aero Fleet, with John Blundell having two top 10 results (and a capsize) on his first day of racing the Aero 7.

Thank you to sponsors Bainbridge International

Thank you to our sponsors Bainbridge International who supplied a host of prizes in addition to the usual cups! Bainbridge international Ltd, is the world's oldest Sailcloth and Hardware manufacturer and distributor. Whilst the company has an an enviable reputation as a sailcloth and fabric specialist it also supplies a wide range of marine products.

Thank you to our members and race teams - looking ahead

Thank you to our race reams, for a great job on the water and to all our members who ensured a really enjoyable weekend racing and cruising. Looking ahead, we're back on the water on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, both racing and cruising, there'll be news to come on training, open meetings and more. To find out more about Staunton Harold Sailing Club please check out our website, or contact us via

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewPYR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stScorpion2013Tom GillardRachael Rhodes10411‑22115
2ndScorpion2042Pete GreyRichard Pepperdine1041‑511226
3rdSUPERNOVA1249Corey Newton 1077233‑5311
4thLaser203181Nathan Smith 11003‑944617
5thLaser209956Grahame Newton 1100‑6563519
6thLaser190900Mathieu Lathoud 1100775‑8423
7thRS2001620Lawrence HaywardAmy Nugent1046‑19141411847
8thMiracle4114Graham WattsHelen Jacks119412‑212010951
9thSolo5652M J Gifford 1142447(DNC)DNC59
10thRS2001318Nigel PepperdineDi Pepperdine1046138(DNC)9DNF74
11thRS AERO 73687John Blundell 10658619(DNC)DNC77
12thFireball15096Rob WatsonSimon Foskett95222128(DNC)DNC86
13thFireball14935Andy FoskettLesley Foskett952211110(DNC)DNC86
14thLaser RADIAL183142Darrell Sleep 1147141812(DNC)DNC88
15thEurope248Joe Penhaul‑Smith 1141181518(DNC)DNC95
16thLaser RADIAL182440Nick Waters 1147162016(DNC)DNC96
17thEurope403George Crammond 1141(DNC)DNCDNC67101
18thRS2001162Russ CoggraveLucy Mallory1046202224(DNC)DNC110
19thBLAZE823John Ironmonger 1033(DNS)1015DNCDNC113
20thSolo5714Tim Gray 1142917(DNC)DNCDNC114
21stLaser68Mick Papp 1100232523(DNC)DNC115
22ndSolo5645Phill Honnor 1142(DNC)199DNCDNC116
23rdLaser 4.70Oliver Hamilton 1208302617(DNC)DNC117
24thStreaker1783Alan Bennett 11281516(DNC)DNCDNC119
25thLaser RADIAL164810Cora Kenmuir‑Hogg 11471023(DNC)DNCDNC121
26thLaser RADIAL188351Charles Saunders 1147242825(DNF)DNF121
27thRS AERO 53439Paul Williamson 1136(DNF)2411DNCDNC123
28thRS200937Paul MunroLynne Munro1046292926(DNC)DNC128
29thLaser147659Grahame Smith 110028(DNC)21DNFDNC137
30thLaser179604Nick Williams 110027(DNC)22DNCDNC137
31stLaser RADIAL68Mick Papp 1147(DNC)DNCDNC7DNF139
32nd200021425Brett CokayneJames Cokayne11142627(DNC)DNCDNC141
33rdSTREAKER1627Mike Jones 112811(DNC)DNCDNCDNC143
34thRS VAREO377Stuart Mansfield 10932530(DNC)DNCDNC143
35th200021730Ethan LowingEd Green1114(DNC)DNCDNC12DNF144
36thCOMET683Kris Kenmuir‑Hogg 1210(DNC)DNC13DNCDNC145
37thScorpion2034Debi GibsonSimon Forbes1041(RET)13DNCDNCDNC145
38thSolo5468Richard Charles 114217(DNC)DNCDNCDNC149
39thRS2001006Andy MarriotAllan10463231(DNC)DNCDNC151
40th200021444David PrudenTim Holman111431(DNC)DNCDNCDNC163
41stLaser201153Matthew Beardshaw 1100(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNC176
41stLaser158424Kenny Upchurch 1100(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC176
41stMIRROR (D/H)70351Becky PriestAlex Saunders/Ella Saunders1390(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC176

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