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Musto Lark National Championships 2022 at Pentewan Sands Sailing Club - Day 3

by Samuel Bailey 3 Jun 10:23 PDT 1-4 June 2022

A light north-easterly wind met the fleet for day 3 of the Lark National Championships with calm conditions.

Race 1 saw the majority of the fleet favour a pin end start before tacking off to the right side of the course. The sausage-triangle course proved difficult with many sailors thirsty for more power and battling for positions.

Spotting the wind ahead was crucial to climb the ladder with Team Alan & Tom Krailing reaching the windward mark first to take a lead on the rest of the fleet downwind.

The battle for positions continued but it was Team Krailing who managed to take the win with John Brickwood & Andy Hicks in second and Alice Davies & Bettine Harris in third!

A real compliment to Team Davies & Harris after winning this years Lark Nationals Youth Competition and sailing the New Class Demo Boat 2540! Well Done Girls!

Race 2 saw the race area subject to even lighter winds but nevertheless the fleet attempted to start! With the pin heavily in favour, the fleet had no doubts a general recall was coming! The competition quickly changed to conversations of: "How far over were you?"

Sadly, the wind continued to die before the next sequence could begin leaving the race officer to abandon with more instructions ashore.

Surf landing proved challenging for the fleet but thankfully no damage. Almost as if it was planning, the fleet were invited to 'Pasties & Pints' (or lots of water!) back at the club in anticipation of the wind returning.

Sadly the wind did not return to the race course after several hours of waiting so the well-respected decision to abandon all racing was made. Meanwhile, the beach was filled with families happily building sand castles, surfing and SUPing.

Now ashore the fleet is preparing itself for Crews Union, the kids disco with DJ TJ, BBQ, fancy dress and the band including a former member of Pink Floyd.... How much fun can we pack into one evening!

In conclusion, a challenging days racing before tomorrows fore cast of 20knts and the tables turn to the heavy weights!

Results after day 3:

PosBoat name (Sail No)R1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1The Joker (2471)210121[14]16
2Mozzy (2521)62[16]64119
3Mowgli (2528)77[10]13220
4Smartie Pants (2533)8[14]232520
5Well Dodgey (2495)114117[12]24
6Floozie (2527)3[20]648627
7Rollergirl (2520)53986[10]31
8Nelly The Elephant (2496)4637[23]1636
9Rocket Bunney (2464)1257[16]11439
10FPSC (25271)9[15]1595RDG48
11Camenbert (1948)[15]11121313756
12Weeble (2502)23[26]510141163
13Dizzee Gillespie (2523)1012[19]15151365
14Free Willy (252)174[20]1817965
15Express Bongo (2477)18818519[22]68
16Ariadne (2468)142111[22]16870
17Twocan (2540)20181714[24]372
18Tiger Too (2538)13131317[20]1975
19Florence (2492)[24]161412181777
20Fluffy Thwarts (2509)1919212010[23]89
21Cleopatra (2541)1133821[DNF]1891
22Helly Hansen/Musto (2475)161730199[DNS]91
23Bomber (2311)[27]924242524106
24Sour Cream (2515)2123[25]232121109
25‑2529262423[27]1225110
26Black Velvet (2537)2222262522[28]117
27Polar Bear (2531)25[30]28282615122
28Rob (2491)28282232[DNF]20130
29The Hoff (2443)[29]2529262729136
30Doris (2510)[35]3131292926146
31Mlevi (2504)322732[34]2827146
32Tiger (2470)302933[35]3230154
33Dylan (2539)[33]3227333132155
34Juicy Lucy 2 (2307)34[35]35313031161
35Sweet Fanny Adams (2466)31343430[DNS]33162

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