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Dinghy Shack National 12 Sprint Event at Burghfield Sailing Club

by Tom Lee 14 Apr 07:05 PDT 9 April 2022
Burghfield National 12 Open © Mr Camm

Four visitors came to join the 5 local boats for the N12 Burghfield sprint event sponsored by Dinghy Shack. The wind was a shifty north westerly 10-15kts with the odd gust in the low 20's.

Race officers Ann and Nick Jackson assisted by Charlotte Bell set a short trapezoid course at the top end of the lake. With the aim of running 8 two lap races during the day.

The first 2 races were won by Graham and Anya Camm with Ian and Alex Gore, Jon Ibbotson and Rachel Smith and Jon and Mandy Thornton filling up the podium places so clearly sailing as a family is the way to go! The shifty wind made for a good game of snakes and ladders with a lot of place changes, as well as keeping the mark laying team of Mike Bell and David and Rowan Copse busy.

In race 3, Jon and Rachel took the win followed by Graham and Anya and George Finch and Toby Hunt in third. After 4 races, the fleet retired to the club house for a well earned lunch, with Graham and Anya leading having scored 3 firsts and a second.

In the afternoon the wind had increased slightly and shifted requiring a course reset of the course and start line move, this didn't last long however and by the second afternoon race we were back where we started. Graham and Anya scored another two firsts and two seconds giving them a comfortable win overall, Jon and Rachel scored two wins during the day but where beaten to second place by Ian and Alex's more consistent results.

Dan Meadowcroft crewed by Zoe Ballantyne was 1st under 21, and Nigel and Chris White first non foiler.

All prize winners received discount vouchers as well as a range of goodies donated by our series sponsor Dinghy Shack.

Next dinghy shack event is at Salcombe Yacht club on April 30th - May 2nd.

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R8R8Pts
1stGraham CammAnya Camm3530Burghfield Sailing Club1st1st2nd1st1st2nd2nd1st7
2ndIan GoreAlex Gore3525Up River Yacht Club2nd3rd4th2nd2nd3rd1st2nd12
3rdJon IbbotsonRachel Smith3540Burghfield Sailing Club6th2nd1st3rd4th1st4th3rd14
4thJohn ThorntonMandy Thornton3443Burghfield Sailing Club3rd4th8th4th3rd4th3rd4th21
5thDan MeadowcroftZoe Ballantyne3471Upper Thames4th6th6th5th5th5th6th7th31
6thGeorge FinchToby Hunt3551Royal Harwich YC8th8th3rd6th7th7th9th5th36
7thThomas LeeJennefer Bugge3545Burghfield Sailing Club7th9th5th8th8th9th5th6th39
8thNigel WhiteChis White3445Burghfield Sailing Club5th5th9th9th6th8th7th9th40
9thPaul KeelingIzzy Keeling3469Blithfield9th7th7th7th9th6th8th8th43

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