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Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 at Stokes Bay Sailing Club - Day 3

by Mark Jardine 14 Aug 2021 15:02 PDT 12-15 August 2021

It was a long day on the water for the fleet at Stokes Bay in the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals, with a brief pit-stop ashore, after the first race, while the wind took a break before a sea breeze filled in.

Four races were completed today, bringing the series back on track with nine now in the bag and the second discard now in play.

Conditions were close to ideal some of the afternoon, with sunshine and just about enough breeze to keep foiling, but the odd hole in the wind was ready to catch out the sailors, leading to boats dropping off the foils accompanied by a loud - and sometimes unrepeatable - exclamation.

With no-one able to find consistency, not even 'Mr Consistent', Paul Gliddon, an intriguing final day is on the cards with the top five now separated by only six points.

With the discards taken into account David Hivey has moved into the lead on 20 points, followed by Dan Ward and Eddie Bridle tied on 22 points, Jim McMillan on 25 points and Paul Gliddon on 26 points. With three more races scheduled for the final day, this championship is most definitely going down to the wire!

Battles are being played out throughout the fleet, but the rivalry on the water is matched by the friendships ashore, and the sailors are spending the evening chatting through the day, mishaps on the water and developments within the class.

The wind will be stronger again on Sunday, maybe gusting 25 knots at times, which could make things interesting!

IMCA UK would like to say a massive thank-you to the event sponsors, who have been so good to the Moth class, especially during these times.

  • Wetsuit Outlet - Since 2004, Wetsuit Outlet has grown from humble beginnings into Europe's largest supplier of watersports clothing and equipment. Last year Wetsuit Outlet celebrated shipping over 2 million orders since starting 16 years ago. How did they do it? By offering quality products at competitive prices whilst having the best customer service in the business. Wetsuit Outlet stock top brands including Zhik, Gill, Musto, Gul, Crewsaver and more!

  • Noble Marine - continued support has allowed IMCA to subsidise entry fees for this year's championship, the support we receive is directly linked to the policies they provide Moth sailors with a discount for class members.

  • Blueteq - as well as hosting the online entry system, they are sponsoring beer and pasta during the event.

  • Maguire Boats - Builders of the market leading Exocet Moth, Simon and the team will be on site for the whole event providing support for their four-time World Championship winning boats.

  • Ronstan - From the outset of Foiling Moths, Ronstan have supplied light, strong and efficient hardware in the UK and Internationally to all level of sailors. With a range of blocks designed by sailors specifically for the class it is the choice of recent World Champions.

The class encourages Moth sailors to support our sponsors wherever possible, since they are so good at supporting us.

Find out more about the class on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MothClassUK

Provisional Results after Day 3: (nine races, 2 discards)

PosHelmClubSail NoR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1David HiveyWPNSA4817bfd1523414620
2Dan WardStokes Bay463623161927722
3Eddie Bridlebrightlingsea4826172912361222
4Jim McMillanNetley Sailing Club4813bfd2617853125
5Paul GliddonNetley Sailing Club4637444442115426
6James GrayStokes Bay SC454835121021972332
7Alex AdamsWPNSA454677339736534
8Mike LennonHISC4766689464612812964
9Dominic HuttonStokes Bay SC4717513101161114191066
10Billy Vennis-OzanneWPNSA Stokes Bay SC47159331521151049870
11Doug PybusQMSC4837231281746512151180
12Christian HamiltonNetley Sc4533103214138231381682
13Jack WetherellWPNSA463582377rtd2910101883
14Andy JeffriesEastbourne Sovereign SC438613251112112115211396
15Ben CleggBrightlingsea sailing club486912922141040201624103
16Josie GliddonNetley Sailing club452215151820231691319105
17Ed RedfearnBSC3980191616192114171112105
18Jeremy HartleyStokes Bay476522244615166193021123
19Joe AdamsOxford sailing club4048241924181320231417124
20Adam GoldingHISC4589201720464618181823134
21Paul JenkinsEastbourne Sovereign SC4442172021161437342425137
22James RossNetley SC4807251417291732472815145
23Jason BelbenStokes Bay Sailing Club4509rtd6rtd851474747159
24Greg GoodrumSBSC4713262646464613162314164
25Alex BaroneBewl valley sailing club4100dnfrtdrtd252215212026175
26Paul BeardQMSC4527282330rtd1732bfd22179
27David SchafftSVSS448930rtd29241833284720182
28Brad GibsonMYA3169282746222435282727183
29Steve McLeanHISC46693131282319dnc262931187
30Andrew JarvisOxford Sailing Club4721162127464624bfd2629189
31James PhareQmsc4780141226264625474747196
32Kyle StonehamWPNSA470546181354627474747202
33Tom Lambertwilsonian sc4208212925464628253447208
34Eddie GatehouseHISC4758293032464636272532211
35Donald SmithASYC4361343431284639293534225
36Charlie EllseRestronguet sailing club47454646464646?333128230
37David JessopHISC4673114619464634304747232
38Andrew FriendNorfolk Punt Club4578464646464626222233241
39Gareth DaviesBrightensea sailing club4760bfd113027rtd47474747254
40Orkun SoyerDraycote Sailing Club477935rtdrtdrtdrtd38353330263
41Henry ReesSBSC4035334646464630471747264
42Nic StreatfeildRutland4492184646464622474747271
43James SainsburyRutland sc454532rtdrtdrtd4647474747310
44David SmithwhiteHISC476446rtdrtd464647474747324
45Graham SimmondsHayling Island SC4656464646464647474747324
46Cian ByrneRCYC4390464646464647474747324
47Graham BriddleBrightlingsea4385     313232bfd?

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