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28/09/2013
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    Saturdays sailing started with a moderate breeze as 25 boats filtered out to the start line for some wind over tide racing in the Solent.

     

    With the breeze consistently building race 1 got under way. Date and Wincer started the event with a bang pulling off a port flyer to head out to the right hand side. At the top mark it was Chapman/Stewart narrowly in front of Date/Wincer and a tight top pack.

     

    Blustery wind and the infamous short Solent chop saw some teams suffering breakages and took a few scalps with Date/Wincer holding strong a lead into the final downwind leg where they parked it on a gybe and gifted the first win of the day to Phillips/Crocker with Shone/Tattershall in 2nd and Saxton/Littlejohn 3rd.


    By race 2 the breeze had built making the conditions far less manageable in the lumpy conditions. At the top mark it was a similar story seeing Chapman/Stewart rounding in the top spot with Date/Wincer hot on their heels.

     

    In the strong breeze the race spread out a little with and by the next mark it was Date/Wincer leading followed by Chapman/Stewart and Phillips/Crocker in 3rd and that is how it stayed until the close.


    Race 3 saw the breeze lifting slightly and followed the same practice with Chapman/Stewart leading round the top mark this time followed by Phillip/Crocker the pairs pulled out a bit of a lead.

     

    The positions stayed like this until the last gate when Chapman/Stewart sailed into the only hole on the race course at the bottom gate and watched their 400 metre lead rapidly transform into a second place to gift Phillips their second win of the day.


    Overnight Standings
    Phillips/Crocker 1,3,1
    Chapman/Stewart 5,2,2
    Saxton/Littlejohn 3,5,4

    Sunday saw vastly different conditions with an off shore breeze and dead flat sea state. The off shore breeze and a windward mark in touching distance of the shoreline gave the fleet a bit of lottery racing with large shifts and patchy conditions.

     

    The first race was taken by Cockerill/Heather who showed an impressive level of sailing pulling out a large lead in tricky conditions followed by Date/Wincer and 3rd was Luke and Emma McEwen who had a solid performance hold off the chasing pack and extend the gap.

    For race 2 the committee held off on the start to reset the course and squared it up with a very efficient turn around. The race was taken by Date/Wincer who made a strong recovery after having to bail out at the start with 3 seconds to go, Fitzjohn/Allin in second place and an ever consistent Phillips/Crocker in 3rd.

    Sundays final race saw the breeze decreasing but with some gems flying down the race course. Dave and Louise Steed picked up one of these on the first downwind and after some smart sailing took the final race of the weekend, Phillips/Crocker in second and Fitzjohn/Allin in 3rd.


    Many thanks have to be given to everybody at SBYC for yet another outstanding event in particular the speed and efficiency with which races were turned around. Also thanks to everyone who turned up and we hope to see everyone at the inlands at Queen Mary on 12th/13th October.

     

    Thank you to Ed Chapman for the report

     

    More photos can be viewed at www.eddiemays.com.

    Rank Sail No Helm Crew Club Race_1 Race_2 Race_3 Race_4 Race_5 Race_6 Nt Pts
    1 1204 Roger Phillips Will Crocker Emberton Park SC 1 3 1 (9) 3 2 10
    2 1195 James Date Toby Wincer Port Dinorwic SC 6 1 (11) 2 1 7 17
    3 9 Ed Chapman Cam Stewart Hayling Island SC 5 2 2 4 7 (26/DNC) 20
    4 1124 Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes Dan Allin Queen Mary SC 4 4 (26/DNC) 7 2 3 20
    5 1203 Tim Saxton Sam Littlejohn Grafham Water SC 3 5 4 5 4 (8) 21
    6 1129 Luke McEwen Emma McEwen Royal Lymington YC (10) 9 5 3 6 5 28
    7 1154 David Steed Louise Steed Netley SC (26/DNC) 12 8 6 8 1 35
    8 1180 Tom Halmead Stu Jagger Homeless SC 15 (26/DNC) 3 8 10 4 40
    9 1142 Oli Woods Jane Turner
    9 8 7 (14) 5 13 42
    10 1131 Adam Cockerill Mark Heather Stokes Bay SC 12 (26/DNC) 9 1 12 9 43
    11 1200 Rich Kennedy Tom Kennedy Thorney Island SC 11 6 10 (17) 14 6 47
    12 1179 Neil farmer Karen Baker Datchet Water SC 13 7 6 (16) 9 12 47
    13 1110 Richard Clampett Grace Clark Stokes Bay SC 17 11 (26/DNC) 13 13 11 65
    14 1010 John Warburton James Clapham Cardiff YC 14 10 12 15 (17) 16 67
    15 1061 Toby Linnell Emma Warner Ruffian Sailing Team 20 14 (26/DNC) 12 15 15 76
    16 1132 Mick Whitmore Sarah Smith Eastbourne Sov SC 8 (26/DNC) 26/DNC 11 11 26/DNC 82
    17 1099 Alistair Hodgson Charlotte Heppernan Draycote Water SC (26/DNC) 13 26/DNC 10 18 18 85
    18 1196 Andy Smith Scott Jenkins Stokes Bay SC 16 15 13 20 22 (26/DNC) 86
    19 1189 Hugh Shone Hannah Tattersall Castle Cove SC 2 (26/DNC) 26/DNC 18 26/DNC 26/DNC 98
    20 932 Brian Allen Claire Allen Brightlingsea SC 19 (26/DNC) 26/DNC 19 20 17 101
    21 868 Joel Walker Sarah Crossman Lancing SC (26/DNF) 26/DNC 26/DNC 26/DNC 16 10 104
    22 1045 Oliver Dewhurst Tom Durham Datchet Water SC (26/DNF) 26/DNC 26/DNC 21 21 14 108
    23 1146 Martin Orton Ian Brooks Chichester YC 7 (26/DNC) 26/DNC 26/DNC 26/DNC 26/DNC 111
    24 1121 Paul Blackburn Phil Burchell Stokes Bay SC (26/DNC) 26/DNC 26/DNC 22 19 19 112
    25 200 Andrew Blundell Maddie Fenner Warsash SC 18 (26/DNC) 26/DNC 26/DNC 26/DNC 26/DNC 122
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