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Noble Marine 2022 UK Musto Skiff National Championship at Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club - Day 2

by GBR Musto Skiff Class Association 3 Sep 2022 04:40 PDT 1-4 September 2022

Day 2 of the 2022 Noble Marine UK Musto Skiff Nationals at Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club, started with a short postponement due to light winds. As the wind started to increase (ever so slightly), the AP flag came down and everyone got into their wet suits and headed for the shore to launch.

However, just as the sails went up, the wind died again, and the AP flag was up once again up.

After a long wait ashore, as the wind tracked round the compass, the AP flag was finally down, and the fleet eventually launched around 3.30pm into a light 5-6kt SE.

Race 4

After two aborted starts, the fleet got away third time lucky under a black flag in 5kts and a building tide. Left side made sense but those who tacked off early onto the right favoured with a 10-degree shift. Guy Rivington rounded first with Ben Schooling and Rob Richardson in close pursuit.

By the leeward gate, Richardson had put his downwind speed to good use and had a narrow lead over Schooling.

The wind was fading and tide building, so the PRO shortened the course at the windward mark. With the tide pumping, the main pack were swept down towards Beachy Head and had to hoist kites to get to the finish.

At the sharp end Eddie Bridle managed to balance the tide and skilfully found a lane up the left to cross and narrowly take the bullet from Schooling and Richardson.

With the wind continuing to fade and the tide still building, the remaining races of the day were called off, and everyone headed back ashore for pasties and beer. This was followed by a class dinner and a few beers and G&Ts at the sailing club bar.

With a promising 12-15kt SE forecast for tomorrow, four races are now planned for Day 3 of the Championship. This will be a welcome decision for the Weekend Warriors who will join the Championship for racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Whilst the light winds on Day 2 were challenging for the fleet, it provided the perfect opportunity for club member, Ben Gosling-Davis, to launch his drone and get some cracking overhead shots of the only race of the day.

After Day 2, Sam Pascoe is still holding onto his first place, followed by Bruce Keen in second, and Ian Turnbull now in third.

Results after day 2:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stGBR636Sam PascoeCastle Cove SC114‑186
2ndGBR623Bruce KeenStokes Bay SC42RDG‑147
3rdGBR274Ian TurnbullUllswater YC2‑19349
4thGBR549Robert RichardsonRoyal windermere YC10‑271314
5thGBR566Jono ShelleyLargs SC / Ullswater YC34(DNC)815
6thGBR628Daniel BoatmanSunderland YC538‑1116
7thGBR624Eddie BridleBrightlingsea SC11‑166118
8thGBR638Sam BarkerCastle Cove SC8‑159623
9thGBR610Daniel TrotterSYC1465‑3525
10thRSA464Euan HurterPoint YC / Dalgety Bay SC‑18517527
11thGBR294Mike MatthewsSunderland YC‑32147728
12thGBR622Dan VincentStokes Bay SC7‑25111533
13thGBR516Richard PelleyStokes Bay SC13912‑2534
14thGBR637Bill MaughanSunderland YC12719‑2438
15thGBR375Joshua BelbenStokes Bay SC16‑24101238
16thGBR627Ben SchoolingStokes Bay SC2218‑25242
17thGBR546Ian TrotterDerwent reservoir SC171215‑2944
18thGBR593Jamie HiltonDalgety Bay / Wormit Boat Club‑2010161945
19thGBR616Dave PostonMedway YC19823(DNC)50
20thGBR605George CousinsRestronguet Sc‑2517181651
21stGBR629Brian GreensmithDerwent Reservoir SC151128‑3054
22ndNED601Paul DijkstraKWS Sneek6‑32262355
23rdGBR36Chris Webber ‑3329141356
24thGBR614Benjamin CleggBrightlingsea SC930‑352059
25thGBR483Jon GayFort William‑4139131062
26thGBR216Guy RivingtonStokes Bay SC34‑3620963
27thNED478Jelmer KuipersARZV2320‑292164
28thGBR619Stuart KeeganTynemouth211332‑4666
29thGBR582Paul MolesworthStokes Bay SC282321‑3972
30thGBR469Nathan StanierStokes Bay SC/Seafarers SC‑2926242272
31stGBR90Jamie FreemanBrightlingsea SC242230‑3276
32ndGBR594Richard SmithMedway Yacht Club27‑31222877
33rdNED484Roelof KuipersARZV‑4021312779
34thGBR608Dylan NobleUllswater YC3633(DNC)1786
35thGBR598Ian EscrittRoyal Yorkshire Dales SC‑3734273192
36thGBR113Ian StoneMaidenhead SC2628(DNC)4296
37thGBR535David AnnanGrafham Water SC353733‑38105
38thNED595Karsten GrothWV De Kreupel31(DNC)DNC33117
39thGBR547Serega Samus 3035(DNC)DNC118
40thGBR310Tom KyneBrightlingsea SC(DNC)DNF3437124
41stGBR588Andrew WhittleBrightlingsea SC38(DNC)DNC34125
42ndGBR620Steve RobsonSYC39(DNC)DNC36128
43rdGBR574Jason RickardsCVLSC(DNC)DNFDNC26132
44thGBR526Paul AndersonLargs(DNF)38DNC43134
45thGBR500Tom ConwayDerwent Reservoir SC(DNC)DNCDNC40146
46thGBR543Stephen WrightStokes Bay SC(DNF)DNCDNC41147
47thGBR97James NuttallChew Valley Lake SC(DNC)DNCDNC44150
48thGBR334Robert TrotterDerwent reservoir SC(DNC)DNCDNC45151
49thGBR178John PiattStokes Bay SC(DNF)DNCDNC47153
50thRSA561Brennan RobinsonRoyal Natal SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159
50thGBR631Mark CooperBurghfield SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159
50thGBR633Robbie WilsonWORMIT Boating Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159

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