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29/06/2013
Bollé RS200 Grand Prix

    Matt Mee and Emma Norris took a greatly deserved victory on a weekend of perfect weather, big fleets and incredible social.  

    Finishing consistently inside the top five in some shifty conditions Matt and Emma took the win by seven points. Behind were the Rusden brothers (Royal Lymington), again with consistency their greatest attribute. Third place and employing rocket ship pace were Chris Catt and Ally Martin (Burghfield) who after posting three second places the first four races must have felt confident, but unfortunately couldn’t to hold their form into final races. 

    The fleet were welcomed to Hayling on Saturday by clear skies and a gentle breeze. After a short delay waiting for the wind to swing and a fickle sea breeze to establish the fleet got underway. A large shift favoured the pin end and gave a port tack heavy beat. The finishing order was pretty much your position from the pin with Andy Shaw (Itchenor) and Chris and Katharine Martin (Burghfield) port taking the fleet and sailing off to first and second place.

    The second race was much more snakes and ladders with the wind going hard left on the first beat before dying. Ben Palmer and Kate Gibbs (HISC) along with Chris and Ally stretched out a long lead as the fleet struggles to complete a lap.

    The third race again saw large shifts but with the pressure a bit steadier the fleet managed two laps. The contenders for the weekend were now establishing their authority as Matt and Emma extended to win from Chris and Ally.

    The fleet returned to shore with the extra bonus of cakes beside the tally board making sure no-one forgot to return their bands. With the skies still clear and the air warm a beach volleyball court was constructed, complete with sand dunes as a stands and an upturned tender for a beach bar. Volley My Balls lost out in a tight final against Ghetto Balls before the fleet headed sandy footed to the bar to make merry and throw outrageous shapes at the disco. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better attended social, so a massive thanks to Tim Ellis, Ally Martin, Ian Sharps, Ellie Martin and HISC Marine Manager Mitch Webb for their hard work!

    Unfortunately it wasn’t just the sailors’ heads which were foggy on arrival to the boat park Sunday morning. As a mist rolled in, my head ache grew worse! With fear of losing racing a postponement went up. Luckily the sun burnt through and the fleet launched into a building sea breeze for some champagne sailing conditions.

    Now, I’m not sure if it was the mist shrouding transits, peoples weary heads, or just being pumped up from the volleyball but the fleet struggled through five general recalls before getting away on the sixth attempt (minus 12 boats!).  Edd Whitehead and Alice Kingsnorth (Parkstone) took the win followed by now familiar names Chris and Ally and Matt and Emma.

    Home boat Alan Roberts and Chris Oneil won the penultimate race before Matt and Emma rounded off their superb weekend with a bullet in the final race.

    It’s a great privilege for HISC to host an open and it’s always nice to see so many visitors enjoying the club.  Hopefully we’ve set a standard for future years!

    Congratulations again to Matt and Emma.

    1st Matt Mee and Emma Norris (Red Wharf Bay)

    2nd James and Will Rusden (Royal Lymington)

    3rd Chris Catt and Ally Martin (Burghfield SC)

    1st Silver Russell and Emily Peters (HISC)

    1st Bronze Daniel and Martyn Lewis (Draycotes Water SC)

    1st 20 Gold 1311 Matt Mee Emma Narvis Redwharf Bay SC (7.0) 5.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 20.0 13.0
    2nd 3 Gold 1481 James Rusden Will Rusden Royal Lymington 4.0 3.0 6.0 (8.0) 4.0 3.0 28.0 20.0
    3rd 25 Gold 1031 Chris Catt Ally Martin Burghfield (11.0) 2.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 9.0 33.0 22.0
    4th 5 Gold 1350 Ben Palmer Kate Gibbs HISC 6.0 1.0 3.0 10.0 (15.0) 6.0 41.0 26.0
    5th 9 Gold 822 Edd Whitehead Alice Kingsnorth Parkstone 9.0 14.0 7.0 1.0 (23.0) 5.0 59.0 36.0
    6th   Gold 1508 George Yeoman Sophie Ormsby Itchenor SC 8.0 (19.0) 14.0 6.0 9.0 8.0 64.0 45.0
    7th 15 Gold 1540 Chris Martin Katharine Martin Burghfield 2.0 20.0 17.0 (47.0 BFD) 5.0 2.0 93.0 46.0
    8th 34 Gold 1416 Alan Roberts Chris O'Neill HISC 5.0 17.0 (19.0) 11.0 1.0 13.0 66.0 47.0
    9th 35 Gold 940 Dicken Mclean Hannah Young HISC 14.0 12.0 5.0 (47.0 BFD) 8.0 10.0 96.0 49.0
    10th 40 Silver 4 Russell Peters Emily Peters   18.0 (23.0) 9.0 5.0 11.0 11.0 77.0 54.0
    11th 6 Gold 751 Lee Sydenham Emma Hivey ASA 22.0 13.0 4.0 (47.0 BFD) 13.0 7.0 106.0 59.0
    12th 24 Silver 681 Phil White Lucy Preston Papercourt 13.0 18.0 15.0 (47.0 BFD) 2.0 12.0 107.0 60.0
    13th 36 Silver 1423 Steve Janering Chloe Sideris Wembley 28.0 10.0 10.0 (47.0 BFD) 10.0 4.0 109.0 62.0
    14th 32 Silver 1325 Charlotte Savage Oliver Bennett Lancing 19.0 (28.0) 8.0 13.0 14.0 15.0 97.0 69.0
    15th 29 Silver 1521 David Sayce Fiona Sayce HISC (27.0) 6.0 23.0 9.0 18.0 17.0 100.0 73.0
    16th 8 Silver 1422 Caroline Martin Ben George Lee on Solent 24.0 16.0 (24.5) 4.0 16.0 16.0 100.5 76.0
    17th 33 Silver 1510 Claire Walsh Darren McNamar BCYC (21.0) 9.0 18.0 16.0 12.0 21.0 97.0 76.0
    18th 18 Silver 1228 Joe Adams Emma Lucas Burghfield 23.0 (27.0) 20.0 17.0 6.0 14.0 107.0 80.0
    19th 31 Bronze 1515 Daniel Lewis Martyn Lewis Draycote Water SC 12.0 7.0 (28.0) 15.0 27.0 19.0 108.0 80.0
    20th 17 Silver 1389 Paul Lewis Rosie Brealy Locks 25.0 8.0 12.0 18.0 21.0 (47.0 DNC) 131.0 84.0
    21st 14 Bronze 1004 Charlie Poyner James Poyner Emsworth SC (36.0) 30.0 16.0 7.0 26.0 18.0 133.0 97.0
    22nd 21 Silver 792 Maia Walsh Peter Bentley Bewl Valley SC 10.0 35.0 31.0 14.0 20.0 (47.0 DNC) 157.0 110.0
    23rd   Gold 854       1.0 4.0 13.0 (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 159.0 112.0
    24th 41 Bronze 1360 Simon Childs Kate Jessup HISC 33.0 (43.0) 29.0 12.0 24.0 22.0 163.0 120.0
    25th 1 Gold 1382 Tom Morris Emma Porteous HISC 3.0 15.0 11.0 (47.0 BFD) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 170.0 123.0
    26th 28 Bronze 589 Clive Eplett Thelma Cooper FPSC/HISC 16.0 22.0 21.0 (47.0 BFD) 19.0 47.0 DNC 172.0 125.0
    27th 37 Bronze 337 Mike Partridge Claire Davis HISC (38.0) 31.0 30.0 20.0 25.0 20.0 164.0 126.0
    28th 13 Bronze 533 Nicholas Rees Evelyne Schotte HISC (34.0) 33.0 32.0 21.0 22.0 23.0 165.0 131.0
    29th 10 Bronze 584 Tim Freeman Hannah Sands Warsash SC 31.0 32.0 (38.0) 23.0 28.0 25.0 177.0 139.0
    30th 42 Bronze 1152 M Brickwood V Brickwood HISC 30.0 21.0 26.0 (47.0 BFD) 17.0 47.0 BFD 188.0 141.0
    31st 4 Bronze 1173 Chris Larr Abigail Larr Northampton (42.0) 36.0 35.0 19.0 29.0 24.0 185.0 143.0
    32nd 27 Gold 1488 Mark Heather Ed Cowell Wilsonian SC 20.0 11.0 24.5 (47.0 BFD) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 196.5 149.5
    33rd 12 Bronze 1182 Andrew Barraclough Mike Herman Rickmansworth SC (40.0) 34.0 34.0 24.0 33.0 27.0 192.0 152.0
    34th 39 Bronze 221 Kim King Zoe King HISC 35.0 (41.0) 40.0 27.0 31.0 28.0 202.0 161.0
    35th 7 Bronze 1514 Paul Fisk Caroline Fisk HISC 26.0 24.0 22.0 (47.0 BFD) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 213.0 166.0
    36th 2 Bronze 1330 Pete Haddrell Flea Haddrell Cotswold SC (43.0) 40.0 39.0 28.0 32.0 29.0 211.0 168.0
    37th 44 Bronze 1278 Adrian Stell Rosamund Stell   (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 22.0 30.0 26.0 219.0 172.0
    38th 23 Silver 1343 Edward Chapman Rachel Jarvis   15.0 37.0 27.0 (47.0 BFD) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 220.0 173.0
    39th 22 Bronze 918 Adam Wright Ferdinand Wright HISC 37.0 29.0 (47.0 DNC) 25.0 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 232.0 185.0
    40th 11 Bronze 789 Henry Rees Rachel Cherry Stokes Bay SC 32.0 26.0 33.0 (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 232.0 185.0
    41st 26 Bronze 551 Clare Whitehill Beth Matthews   39.0 38.0 37.0 26.0 (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 234.0 187.0
    42nd 30 Bronze 349 Philip Mileham Douglas Mileham HISC (47.0 DNS) 25.0 36.0 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 249.0 202.0
    43rd 38 Gold 1467 Ian Sharps Ellie Martin   17.0 (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 252.0 205.0
    44th 16 Bronze 1175 Toby Strauss Sarah Smith HISC 29.0 39.0 (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 256.0 209.0
    45th 19 Bronze 1409 James Gardner Anne Gardner HISC 41.0 42.0 (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 271.0 224.0
    46th 43 Bronze 1192 Cameron Davis Zoe Davis HISC (47.0 DNC) 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 47.0 BFD 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 282.0 235.0
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