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Lymington Respect Gin XOD Week 2024 Day 1

by Rory Paton 9 Jun 21:43 PDT 8-12 June 2024
Lymington Respect Gin XOD Week 2024 Day 1 © Billy Milner

Twenty-four X boats appeared on the start line for day one of Lymington Respect Gin XOD Week 2024. A very shifty and patchy wind and a turning spring tide gave Mike Cowan and his team a tricky time on David Da Cunha’s Committee boat Siesta.

In race 1 after a general recall the race started under flag Z. Clare De Lune escaped the pack to have a convincing win ahead of X-Ray. Further back Mayfly just managed to get clear of Venus and Astra at the leeward mark to get through to 3rd. In winning the first race of the regatta Claire De Lune also won the Persephone Salver.

In race 2 again after a general recall once again we started under flag Z this time a clear start. Having felt the relief of the clear start, the fleet piled up at the moveable windward mark. Various different theories were on display on the run to H. Mayfly, who had been pretty far back, managed to keep in the wind and avoided the holes to gain the lead. Thereafter she managed to keep in phase with the huge self-tacking windshifts. Claire de Lune who had lead at mark 1 managed a very good recovery to finish 2nd ahead of Heyday and Fury with X-ray in 5th.

Results after Day 1: (two races)

X33 Simon McCarthy, Jeremy Baker and Mike Crow 3pts
X161 Rory and Amanda Paton and Steve Tylecoate 4pts
X117 James Markby, David Bedford and Ben Paton 7pts
X78 Andy Oddie, Kev Lindsay and Sam De La Feuillade 10pts
X63 Steve and Izzy Adshead and Leslie Ross 13pts

Kindly supported by Sanders Sails, Respect Gin, Copper Lining Wine, Harken/Baker Marine, Force 4, North Sails.

Full results can be found here.

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