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Flying Fifteen National Championship at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy - Day 2

by Christina Moncur 23 Sep 01:37 PDT 21-24 September 2023

Impact Marine Race Day

The fleet headed out into Weymouth Bay in a shifty North Westerly breeze.

The clear P flag starts ended on the first start as the fleet were over keen and a general recall was called. The fleet got away cleanly on the second attempt under the Black Flag for a windward leeward course.

Ben McGrane and Russ Clark in 4002 were first at the first mark and held the lead to the first gate taking the left hand gate mark followed by Andy McKee and Richard Jones in 4005 and Alastair Stevenson and James Grant in 4030. First boat around the right hand gate mark was Richard Lovering and Chris Turner in 4071.

Ben McGrane and Russ Clark, 4002, retained their lead up the following beat and to the finish followed by Richard Lovering and Chris Turner, 4071, and Andi Tunnicliffe and Ian Hopwood in 4102 were third.

The first start attempt of the second race was under U Flag and the fleet behaved well and got away clean for a second windward leeward course.

Andy McKee and Richard Jones in 4005 were first to the first mark and kept the lead around the course to finish in the lead. Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett in 3760 had another good race and finished second followed by Andy Tunnicliffe and Ian Hopwood in 4102 in third. Class president Ian Cadwallander and Si Forbes in 4055 had their best result of the series so far finishing fourth.

A squall hit the fleet as they were finishing the second race and once this had gone through the wind had shifted significantly so Woodsy adjusted the course and started the start sequence for the third race. As the preparatory signal was raised the wind shifted and the AP was raised to avoid a general recall. On the fourth attempt the fleet got away under the black flag. As the fleet headed up the beach a squall running up the coast resulted in more wind on the right hand side of the course which never reached left hand side. Woodsy made the decision to abandon the race and looking at the weather decided racing should be abandoned for the day.

The fleet headed back to shore for snacks and beer and another excellent coaching session by Adam Bowers. The daily prize-giving was held for an Impact Marine cover.

Fingers crossed for a more stable breeze tomorrow.

Results after Day 2:

PosNatSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubDivisionR1R2R3R4Pts
1GBR4002 Ben McGraneRuss ClarkNetley SCRed221‑75
2GBR4071Floaty McFloatfaceRichard LoveringChris TurnerLyme Regis SCRed412‑107
3GBR4005Fiery ChariotAndy McKeeRichard JonesDovestone SCRed3‑10418
4GBR3760 Jeremy DavyMartin HuettDraycote Water SCRed1‑17629
5GBR4102RaffiAndy TunnicliffeIan HopwoodBassenthwaite SCRed‑643310
6GBR4004FourwindsCharles ApthorpCharlie ApthorpHISCRed7‑87620
7GBR4085Mr Potato HeadShane MacCarthyRichard RiggGreystones SCRed8310‑1321
8GBR4017carbon footprintDave LucasHarry LucasGWSCRed116‑14522
9GBR4055 Ian CadwalladerSi ForbesChew Valley Lake Sailing ClubRed12‑268424
10GBR4112MauriceGreg WellsDavid TullochHISCRed10‑135924
11GBR4021 Steve GoacherTim HarperRoyal Windermere YCRed5‑1515828
12GBR4060Ffil the GreekAndrew JamesonJames GrantHISCRed912‑261233
13GBR4030AgathaAlastair StevensonDavid CulpanHISCBlue17‑3691137
14GBR4115Team EffortIan LinderMike BartonParkstone Yacht ClubBlue‑2611111638
15GBR4078B' of the BangMike PrestonKeith JamiesonRoyal Windermere YCBlue‑235171941
16GBR4061#SparksChris WaplesSimon HuntHISCRed141812‑2744
17GBR3793Fantasy IIPete AllamJo AllamParkstone Yacht ClubRed229‑23RDG [18]49
18GBR4082Fformark 3Terry ScutcherChris HewkinDubai Offshore Sailing ClubRed132316(RET [49])52
19GBR3884FlossieMark NicholsonSteve CulpittHISCGreen‑3020191756
20GBR4113Angels‑one fiveSimon KnellerJake StowGrafham WaterRed2122‑391457
21GBR4080WindbreakerSimon PattersonSimon ThompsonDraycote Water SCBlue181920‑2157
22GBR4033Sparks & BubblesJustin WaplesJackie McKellarRCYCBlue‑2716212259
23GBR3844True LuffDuncan MatthewJohn ChalkerAldebughGreen2421‑301560
24GBR3795QuaffTim JohnsonDan JohnsonChew Valley Lake Sailing ClubRed19‑29182461
25GBR3904Flying ButtressJohn CooperBen CooperLymington Town Sailing ClubBlue28728‑3463
26GBR3918 Paul BusbyNeil BarfordNorthampton Sailing Club/HISCBlue16‑38292065
27GBR4101Fancy FreeCrispin Read WilsonSteve BrownParkstone Yacht ClubBlue‑3227251870
28GBR3850FfoenixPeter HoyleStephen MoncurParkstone Yacht ClubBlue‑3735132371
29GBR4069QuindiciBill ChardJosh PreaterChew Valley Lake Sailing ClubBlue3314‑362572
30GBR4029 Matt MeeChris RobinsonRed Wharf Bay SCRed152434(RET [49])73
31GBR4088Parkstone PenguinGeof GibbonsNick GibbonsParkstone Yacht ClubRed20(RET [49])223274
32GBR3736WavebreakerPeter BannisterSimon WeatherillHayling Island Sailing ClubBlue‑3825272880
33GBR3914Defying GravityAdrian TattersallGlyn MorganParkstone Yacht ClubBlue31‑44312688
34GBR4110 Phil SnewinMark ThompsonRWYCBlue2528‑373689
35GBR4111Ffizzbizz FFizzMervyn WrightRon ElliotParkstone Yacht ClubGreen‑3632333095
36GBR3726RiffRaffDuncan GrindleyJon MortimerGrafham WaterGreen‑3530353196
37GBR3765 Chris WhiteRoger LePlaNorthampton Sailing ClubGreen‑4440243397
38GBR4103Wonder YearsJulian ClarkeNick HampsonRWYCBlue‑45413829108
39GBR4027VacqueroMichael ClappPaul TaskerParkstone Yacht ClubGreen3934‑4435108
40GBR4091Very Stable GeniusJeremy ArnoldRichard HopeHISCBlue3437‑4137108
41GBR3940Forced Family FunRichard JordanMatt ArmstrongWYC/RTYCBlue2931(RET [49])DNC [49]109
42GBR3912Dark Side of the BoomCharlie McKeeSimon MontagueHISCGreen(RET [49])334339115
43GBR3820 Russell AbrahamsJulien SmithChew Valley Lake Sailing ClubGreen‑43394040119
44RSA4009RandHedgeGraham DibbBridget DibbRoyal Southern Yacht ClubGreen(DNC [49])DNC [49]3241122
45GBR3536FizzbuzzAngus ScottPhilip SnowdonDWSCGreen4142‑4742125
46GBR4041ffidoSimon CooperAlastair CooperBewl Sailing AssociationGreen4045‑4643128
47GBR3927 John ThornleyMegan ThornleyUllswater Yacht ClubGreen(RET [49])DNC [49]4238129
48GBR4084IneffableTim O'BrienColin BurnsGWSCGreen424345(RET [49])130

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