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Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff National Championships at Sunderland Yacht Club - Day 3

by Ben Schooling 31 Jul 2021 21:08 PDT 29 July - 1 August 2021

Another cracking day's racing after a rather grey horizon met the fleet on Saturday morning, but the flags were fluttering on their staffs, so the launch flag was dropped and Day 3 of the 2021 Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff National Championships at Sunderland Yacht Club was on!

Race 7

The breeze on the course was 8-12 kts with a big rolling swell making it very tricky for the pond sailors! After 2 attempts, the fleet then got off the line with a black flag, which took out Peter Greenhalgh and Dan Trotter. Ryan Seaton led around the windward mark with Sam Pascoe and Andy Tarboton just behind. Sam passed Ryan down the second run. All three got confused by how many laps, but eventually worked out that it was three. Sam finished first, followed by Ryan, and then Andy.

Race 8

The breeze had dipped a little to 5-9 kts, and with the tide running under the fleet, it made for a very tricky start. The standard port end start and left hand phase was no longer the key to success, and it was Euan Hurter who worked up the middle of the beat to round ahead of Alistair Conn with Schooling in 3rd. By the finish, Hurter had extended to a comfortable win with Schooling in 2nd and Eddie Bridle showing great pace to pull through to 3rd.

Race 9

After a short break and a general recall, race 9 got under way with a very light north easterly breeze. Most of the fleet stuck to the narrative and headed left, which seemed to have paid all day.

A handful headed right to some slightly better pressure, with Ben Clegg leading at the windward and Jamie Hilton in tow. The downwind leg saw some movement with Bill Maughan taking the lead at the leeward, followed by Hilton. The majority of the fleet headed back out to sea and the race committee decided that was plenty for the day, finishing it at the windward mark. Maughan held on to the lead, followed by Ian Turnbull and Ben Clegg.

Back ashore the fleet enjoyed the Lions match on the big screen in the clubhouse with a few quiet beers.

After a tough day on the water, the top 4 is very close on points. Jamie Hilton has moved right up the leader board to 2nd after winning the day with a 4, 4, 6. Sam Pascoe has a narrow lead, with Andy Tarboton in 3rd and Jono Shelley a point behind in 4th. It really will be all to play for on the final day!

Results after Day 3:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st561Sam PascoeCastle Cove Sailing Club27‑1383419‑3334
2nd593James HiltonDalgety Bay SC/Wormit BC‑193‑4395544636
3rd590Andy TarbotonHenley Midmar Yacht Club11045783‑14‑2738
4th566Jono ShelleyLargs SC4‑2674175‑301139
5th610Daniel TrotterDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club‑2243222(BFD)192254
6th432Ryan SeatonCarrickfergus Siling Club‑30‑3116793251557
7th464Euan HurterPoint Yacht Club/Dalgetty Bay SC11‑18‑1810817101865
8th600Alistair ConnDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club951115‑25‑41861367
9th609Peter GreenhalghWorsash Sailing Club246112111(BFD)15‑2570
10th624Eddie BridleBrightlingsea Sailing Club817141321‑25‑233581
11th622Dan VincentStokes Bay Sailing Club51352412‑321310‑3982
12th556Billy MaughanChew Valley Sailing Club72‑371419‑312221186
13th619Stuart KeeganDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club‑3420211410‑25161486
14th627Ben SchoolingStokes Bay Sailing Club1323‑26‑421715721087
15th614Ben CleggBrightlingsea Sailing Club318‑31242229‑36390
16th274Ian TurnbullUllswater Sailing Club‑2882‑3026211920298
17th294Mike MatthewsSunderland Yacht Club10‑3930162018(BFD)84106
18th549Robert RichardsonRoyal Windermere Yacht Club2112‑3231420‑311820108
19th582Paul MolesworthStokes Bay Sailing Club20‑35232110126‑2619111
20th615Andrew PeakeMedway Yacht club179932131121‑35‑38112
21st628Daniel BoatmanSunderland Yacht Club611102227‑302025‑30121
22nd546Ian TrotterDerwent Reservoir SC(DNS)25281115‑3391124123
23rd605Robbie WilsonWormit Boating Club161415‑3416231727(DNC)128
24th297George CousinsRestonguet Sailing Club‑31‑34192829918239135
25th487Sean ThijsseStokes Bay‑413024‑333019141212141
26th305Gillies MunroRoyal Forth Yacht Club‑45223418‑3913113118147
27th375Joshua BelbenStokes Bay Sailing Club‑432122201814‑352428147
28th629Brian GreensmithDerwent Reservoir SC1227623‑4226‑322826148
29th526Archie MasseyItchenor Sailing Club‑4416173634‑3726716152
30th616Dave PostonMedway Yacht Club23‑3612‑393336121323152
31st200Kieran GrahamDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club2519‑312723‑44282221165
32nd289Josh DawsonDerwent Reservoir32‑52‑39173134301717178
33rd594Richard SmithMedway Yacht club18‑51362522‑49163232181
34th350Brennan Robinson ‑33332719‑3727153331185
35th479Yaroslav PetrovRussia1524‑46373224‑433735204
36th535David AnnanGrafham Water Sailing Club272829‑46‑3838243429209
37th527Andrew Hooton 37293326‑486(RET)4636213
38th315Jason RickardsChew Valley Sailing Club26152543‑50463441(DNC)230
39th618Adam OvingtonTynemouth Sailing Club404235442816(DNF)29(DNC)234
40th483John EvansDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club353820(DNS)412937‑4334234
41st75Callum EscrttYorkshire Dales Sailing Club‑46(RET)4138354042397242
42nd598Ian EscrittYorkshire Dales Sailing Club3953456492827(DNC)(DNC)247
43rd611Neal JonesItchenor Sailing Club1450(DNF)29635(RET)DNCDNC262
44th90Jamie FreemanBrightlingsea Sailng Club293240‑50‑5348384041268
45th625John McAfeeDerwent Reservoir SC4243‑47‑454039364240282
46th547Serega SamusWilsonian Sailing Club(DNF)44383551503345(DNC)296
47th334Robert TrotterDerwent Reservoir SC36454248434541‑52(DNC)300
48th588Andrew WhittleBlackwater Sailing Club3848(DNF)403643(DNF)51DNC320
49th542Ron BarnesThorpe Bay Yacht Club5247(DNF)4946‑54464742329
50th255Andrew ScottDalgety Bay Sailing Club484044544551(RET)50(DNC)332
51st254Liam AlcockDerwent Reservoir SC(DNF)(DNS)50475555404843338
52nd310Tom KyneBrightlingsea Sailing Club(DNF)(DNF)51535452444937340
53rd620Steve RobsonDerwent Reservoir SC474149415247(RET)(DNC)DNC341
54th500Tom ConwayDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC5147DNF3938DNC367
55th216Guy RivingtonStokes Bay Sailing Club503748(DNC)(DNC)DNCBFD44DNC371
56th570Martin BinghamDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club5146(DNF)(DNF)DNCDNC45RET44378
57th543Stephen WrightStokes Bay Sailnig Club(DNF)55(DNS)55DNF53RET5345389
58th456Ed GibbonsBrightlingsea Sailing Club(DNF)(DNF)DNS524442RETDNCDNC394
59th557Chris TurnerLyme Regis Sailing Club4954(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC423
60th501Peter Doherty (DNS)49(DNF)57DNFDNCDNFDNCDNC426
61st143Lee BoatmanSunderland Yacht Club(DNF)(DNS)DNSDNCDNCDNC47RETDNC431
62nd253Josepth TrotterDerwent Reservoir SC/SYC(DNF)(DNS)DNF56DNSDNCDNCDNCDNC440

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