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Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Salcombe Yacht Club Week - Day 4

by Tim Fells 12 Jul 09:21 PDT 9-14 July 2023

The breeze was again from the South West blowing F3-4 with the best pressure down the Portlemouth shore, forecast to increase over 20 knots as the race progressed.

RACE 7: BLUE v BLACK Flights, COURSE 1,7,1,3,1,3

The Portlemouth shore was again the popular place to start with those who were a bit further off the beach benefiting from a lift that took them up the shore towards Mill Bay. Matt and Hannah Greenfield one a tight battle to round first from Jon Gorringe and Matt Currell, Taxi and Olly, and Tim Fells and Fran Gifford.

As the leaders ran through The Bag they were drawn into sailing a high line allowing Mike Calvert and Emma Clarke to take pressure through on the lower route to jump into the lead. As the leaders passed Saltstone, the breeze game in strongly for a screaming reach out to Gertson and back. Chris Gould and Sophie Mackley came through to chase Mike and Emma and these two extended away on the beat back against the tide up to Blackstone.

Mike and Emma were flying and extended away to win comfortably. Behind the leading two, there was a race long battle which eventually resolved itself with Taxi and Olly taking third ahead of Jon and Matt. Caroline Croft and Peter Gray took fifth with Will and Rob Henderson just pipping Tim and Fran for sixth.

First Silver Fleet were again Steve and Ally Tyler in 13th with Richard Page and Lizzy Dalby winning Bronze in 32nd.

RACE 8: RED v GREEN Flights, Course 1,4,1,4,1,3

With the sun out and a solid F4-5 blowing down the harbour, the afternoon fleet were in for a full-on blast. The start was at the top of the tide with the fleet spread out across the harbour. Initially those closer to the town side had a nice lift, with Arthur Henderson and Tom Ballantine showing well, but a left shift allowed Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey to cross over and pick a starboard lift to round ahead of Tom and Rachael, Arthur and Tom, and Ian Dobson and Ally Potts.

Tom and Rachael picked some great pressure lines down through the harbour to take a good lead at Yalton and looked like they were on the march to their fourth bullet. However, Christian and Sam were flying and ate their way into contention on the long beat back and took the lead at Blackstone. From this point they extended, finding all the strongest gusts down the run to Yalton.

In a very impressive demonstration of strong wind sailing, the top four battled for every advantage, with Ian and Ally coming through to take second on the line behind Christian and Sam, and Arthur and Tom also getting the better of Tom and Rachael for third. James Goodfellow and Rick Comes had a storming race for fifth ahead of Simon Potts and Oliver Hatley.

Behind the leaders there were many capsizes as the rugged conditions took their toll but 38 of the 42 starters made it home.

Tom and Ed Low took Silver in 17th and Stuart Jenkins and Nicola Scaddan took Bronze in 33rd.

The PRO has decided that the forecast for Friday is going to make sailing and the recovery of boats from Mill Bay an impossibility, so racing has been cancelled. This means there will be no discard which closes the door for Christian and Sam and also Ian and Ally. Tom and Rachael hold a four point lead over Chris and Sophie with Taxi and Olly a further two points back.

Results after Day 4:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubFlightFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st3759Thomas GillardRachael GraySheffield Viking SC/Staunton HaroldGreenPlatinum1  11  47
2nd3803Chris GouldSophie MackleyLymington Town Sailing ClubBlackPlatinum 2 3 42 11
3rd3805Andy DavisOlly MeadowcroftSouth StaffsBlackPlatinum 7 2 13 13
4th3820Caroline CroftPeter GrayLymington Town SCBlackPlatinum 3 4 65 18
5th3795Alex JacksonPippa KilsbyShoreham SCRedPlatinum2 8  5 823
6th3812Tom StewartRob AllenSYCRedPlatinum6 2  10 725
7th3791Jon GorringeMatt CurrellParkstone YCBluePlatinum 106 5 4 25
8th3683Arthur HendersonTom BallantineSYCRedGold17 5  3 328
9th3691Mike CalvertEmma ClarkeAxe SCBluePlatinum 224 3 1 30
10th3764Tim FellsFrances GiffordSYCBluePlatinum 19 13 7 30
11th3726Will HendersonRob HendersonSYCBlackPlatinum 4 5 166 31
12th3703Richard WhitworthJemima ScroggieParkstone YCBlackPlatinum 5 7 218 32
13th3775Chris JenningsPete NicholsonBurghfield SCBluePlatinum 63 14 9 32
14th3611Jenny DoddsChris DoddsRYAGreenGold9  66  1132
15th3802Simon PottsOliver HatleyBurghfield Sailing ClubRedPlatinum7 11  8 632
16th3787Chris MartinSam BaileyMidland SCBluePlatinum 1110 4 8 33
17th3722Roger GilbertJane GilbertFrencham Pond SCRedPlatinum5 7  12 1034
18th3645Steve HallCharlotte StewartRoyal Corinthian YC/Waldringfield SCRedPlatinum11 12  7 939
19th3678Stephen CrookSally TownendHollingworth LakeGreenGold8  88  1539
20th3687Matthew GreenfieldHannah GreenfieldChew Valley LakeBlueGold 916 9 10 44
21st3694Steve TylerAlly TylerParkstoneBlackSilver 12 10 1413 49
22nd3727Mark StockbridgeJames GiffordUpper ThamesGreenGold14  1211  1451
23rd3738Simon BlakeMolly BlakeRoyal BrightonGreenPlatinum21  1312  1258
24th3788Christian BirrellSam BreareyParkstone YCRedPlatinum3 1  (BFD) 164
25th3784Ian DobsonAlly PottsBurwain SC/HISCGreenPlatinum4  (WAY)2  267
26th3796William WarrenMegan PascoeShoreham SCBlueGold 1328 15 14 70
27th3676Antony GiffordJo GiffordRoyal Tay YCGreenPlatinum13  1122  2672
28th3746James WellsAnna AylwardRYARedGold16 18  21 2075
29th3666John MeadowcroftKaty MeadowcroftUpper ThamesBluePlatinum 2125 10 21 77
30th3679Nick HeginbothamRory GiffordHollingworth Lake/South CaernarvonshireRedGold31 14  13 2179
31st3753David ConlonSarah ConlonBrightlingsea SCBlueGold 1915 19 27 80
32nd3757Tim ParsonsAndy ServiceLyme RegisBlueSilver 1422 21 24 81
33rd3641Mark WaterhouseIsobel StewartSYCBlueGold 1724 24 16 81
34th3702Duncan SalmonRuth HanstaterSYCGreenGold22  1820  2282
35th3749Colin AndersonSean AndersonBartleyRedSilver24 17  26 1885
36th3710Jon IbbotsonRobert StewartWaldringfieldBlackPlatinum 29 23 1717 86
37th3715Richard CookeRussell HallWembleyBlackSilver 18 21 2225 86
38th3801Matt BiggsBecka JonesBartley SCGreenPlatinum12  97  DNC87
39th3793James GoodfellowRick CornesWeston SCRedPlatinum(WAY) 13  11 588
40th3731Andy JonesMaddie JonesBurghfieldRedSilver18 19  23 2989
41st3804Mary Henderson-WhiteRupert Henderson-WhiteSYCGreenGold28  2216  2793
42nd3625Andrew HarrisMatty KeyTamesisBlackSilver 27 16 2526 94
43rd3732Ben HollisLewis FowlerBartley SCRedSilver33 20  24(DNC)1794
44th3735David WinderAnna BlakeHollingworth LakeBlackPlatinum 16 15 9(BFD) 99
45th3780Sarah RichardsNigel WakefieldLymington Town/ Netley SCBlackGold 15 (WAY) 1511 100
46th3725Andrew SquireSimon EvansSYCBlackSilver 25 19 3129(DNC)104
47th3799Paul RaysonChristian HillSYCRedGold15 (DNF)  19 13106
48th3806Ben JonesHelen HilditchSYCRedSilver35 26  29 19109
49th3769Graham Cranford-SmithOliver WinderSYCBlackSilver 34 25 3220 111
50th3773Alan WarrenWilliam CarrollShorehamBlueSilver 3029 25 28 112
51st3684Tom LowEd LowWest Hoe SCGreenSilver20  (WAY)18  16113
52nd3696Alex WarrenPhil DalbyShoreham SCBlackGold 8 (DNF) 2819 114
53rd3789Nick ScroggieClaire JohnstoneParkstoneBlackSilver 23 (DNF) 1815 115
54th3716Steven LeneyGill LeneyBlithfield SCGreenGold10  (DNC)23  24116
55th3794Julian HarmsGeorge BenderMidland SCRedSilver39 21  27 30117
56th3697Richard PageLizzy DalbyHamptonBlueBronze 3232 31 32 127
57th3815Mark BarwellLou JohnsonLymington Town SCGreenGold25  1728  DNF129
58th3790Colin BrockbankVana VlastakiWembleyGreenSilver19  (DNC)29  23130
59th3671Piers LambertSophie PenwardenBrightlingseaBlueSilver (PRP)23 27 22 131
60th3647Hywel Bowen-PerkinsLucy PenwardenSYC/HamptonBlueSilver 2834 35 34 131
61st3622Christian HamiltonMichael HamiltonNetleyBlueSilver 36(BFD) 17 23 135
62nd3569Ben LulhamSamantha LulhamBlakeneyBlueSilver 3830 36 31 135
63rd3692Steve ConroyAnna RaysonSYCRedSilver36 31  34 36137
64th3659Julian ParryLivvy BellHollingworth LakeBlackGold 26 (BFD) 2035 140
65th3705Geoff WrightKatie NkugwaBlithfieldRedSilver41 35  30 34140
66th3781David HallEmilie HoodBlackwater SCGreenPlatinum26  (DNF)26  32143
67th3709Jack NortonDave RoyseRanelaghBlackGold (DNC) 14 DNF12 144
68th3730Paul HollisLouisa ArcherBlithfieldGreenSilver29  2041  DNC149
69th3670Mark McKeeverEvan BaseMidland SCBlueBronze 3327 32 (DNC) 151
70th3677Timothy BarrChris MartinTamesisGreenBronze30  (WAY)30  38157
71st3463Jon CowperHannah HutchingsHuntsRedBronze44 36  40 37157
72nd3547Peter MaleTim MaleBlithfield SCRedSilver40 (DNF)  35 28162
73rd3633Timothy HarmsAmelia LittleHampton SCRedSilver42 (DNF)  33 35169
74th3768Rob CageHatty CageThames Sailing ClubGreenGold23  (DNC)(DNC)  31172
75th3766Andrew DalbyAimee DalbyBurghfieldBlackGold 31 24 (DNF)DNC 173
76th3652John BellSuzi BellHamptonBlueSilver 24(DNF) 34 DNC 176
77th3786Michael WilsonHelen WilsonIsle of ManRedSilver(DNC) 33  DNF 25176
78th3598Robert SmithSuzy BroughSYCGreenSilver32  (BFD)33  DNF183
79th3816Phil EmeryPhoebe PaineWhitstableBlackSilver 37 (DNC) DNF30 185
80th3706Kevin AndersonHamish KempSYCBlueBronze (DSQ)(DNF) 38 33 189
81st3648Jamie WrightMimi GorringeShoreham SCBlueSilver 3538 (DNF) DNC 191
82nd3707Stuart JenkinsNicola ScaddanHamptonGreenBronze(DNF)  (DNF)42  33193
83rd3627Ali WallaceCat WallaceSouth Cerney SCBlueBronze 39(DNF) 37 DNC 194
84th3747Clive EplettRebecca VideloFrensham PondBlueGold 20(DNF) (DNF) BFD 197
85th3511Andrew MillsEllie MillsHampton SCBlueBronze (PRP)(DNF) 43 36 197
86th3813Steve HarlingEleanor ThomasStarcross YCRedBronze43 (DNF)  39 DNC200
87th3530Michael CollesLauren MorganMidlandBlueBronze 41(DNF) 44 DNC 203
88th3539Dan AlsopJennie KingLyme RegisRedSilver27 (DNF)  DNF DNF204
89th3587Henry MasonGeorge MasonBlithfield SCGreenBronze46  (DNC)40  DNC204
90th3567Martin SmithKaren BestonRedditchGreenBronze49  (DNC)39  DNC206
91st3656Charlotte GoughDave GoughStarcrossRedSilver34 (DNC)  DNC DNC211
92nd3621Tristram SquirePeter SlackSYCBlackBronze (BFD) (DNC) 36DNF 213
93rd3771Alex PauseyMatthew Percival-SteinUpper ThamesBlackBronze (WAY) (DNC) 37DNC 214
94th3675Rob HatleyJoe HatleyTamesisBlueBronze (WAY)37 (DNC) DNF 214
95th3740Patrick BlakeJilly BlakeLymington Town SCRedGold37 (DNC)  DNCDNC 214
96th3368Ian LaingAndrew HuntHollingworth LakeGreenBronze51  (DNC)45  DNC214
97th3686Kevin RoseJohn DonaghueUpper Thames SCBlackBronze (DNF) (DNC) 38DNC 215
98th3733Steve MitchellJulie NutallTorpoint MosquitoRedGold38 (DNC)  DNC WAY215
99th3748Nigel BrookeSuzie BrookeLymington TownBlackSilver 40 (DNC) DNFDNC 217
100th3650Gareth GriffithsKrysti GalpinLymington Town SCBlackBronze 43 (DNC) DNCDNC 220
101st3561Joe ShawJulie CranshawWembleyRedBronze45 (DNF)  DNF DNC222
102nd3333John AdamsRos Warwick - HallerTamesis SCGreenBronze(DNF)  (DNC)46  DNC223
103rd3800Richard BramleyTony ChealShoreham SCRedBronze47 (DNC)  DNF DNC224
104th3599Nigel CooperEllen Cooper-De GrooteSYCGreenBronze48  (DNC)(DNF)  DNC225
105th3589John HollandsHannah BridgerHamptonGreenBronze50  (DNC)(DNF)  DNC227
106th1079Richard HarrisMaddie HarrisTamesisBlueSilver (DNC)(DNC) DNC DNC 236
106th3602Martin EvansChris EvansHamptonGreenSilver(DNC)  (DNC)DNC  DNC236
106th3672John CooperHilary BradshawWhitstableBlackSilver (DNF) (DNC) DNCDNC 236
106th3654Geoffrey CoxMonika PapiezSYCBlueBronze (DNC)(DNF) DNC DNF 236
106th3809Jon TurnerRichard ParslowLyme Regis SCBlackPlatinum (DNC) (DNF) DNCDNF 236
106th381Huw ReynoldsPhil ScottWhitstableBlackBronze (DNF) (DNC) DNCDNC 236
106th3714Alan MarkhamSue MarkhamLymington Town SCBlackSilver (DNF) (DNC) DNCDNC 236
106th3586Kieron MasonBelinda MasonBlithfield SCGreenBronze(DNC)  (DNC)DNC  DNC236
106th3704Jemma HorwoodNicki BassWembleyBlackSilver (DNC) (DNC) DNCDNF 236
106th3762Malcolm HyamsDan BarrettMidland SCBlueBronze (DNC)(DNC) DNF DNC 236

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