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05/10/2019
Harken RS200 RS400 RS800 Inland Championship

  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS Inland Champions 2019
  • Harken RS Inland Champions 2019
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken RS800 INland CHampionships
  • Harken Inlands 2019 - Big Sunday
  • Harken Inlands 2019 - Big Sunday
  • Harken Inlands 2019 - Big Sunday

A record number of 22 RS800s arrived at Grafham on Saturday for the 2019 Harken RS800 Inland Championships. A light and mild south easterly seemed the order of the day.

Race one saw Tom Morris and Guy Fillmore and Luke and Emma McEwen take the leading two places right to the finish, leaving the rest to do battle with each other (and the shifts) with Ben Palmer and Amy Seabright taking third. 

For the second race the wind built slightly allowing twin trapezing throughout. Once again Tom and Guy followed by Luke and Emma took positions one and two respectively with Robert Gullan and Mari Shepherd sailing home in third.

Race 3 eventually started after the RS400s got away cleanly. Daniel Goodman and Debbie Clark went hard left up the first beat which put them miles in front around the windward mark, a position they kept all race. Leaving second place wide open, the breeze was patchy making the down wind calls difficult. James Penty and Eddie Grayson had a good battle with Chris Catt and Chris Martin all the way to the finish coming second and third respectively.

Sunday morning was wet but we all launched, looking forward to a great north westerly.

Race 4 saw the fleet spilt up the first beat and as the windward mark approached Tom and Guy were first to round it followed by the McEwen’s. Simon Horsefield and Amy Hulley unfortunately lost their mast on the first lap. During the closing stages of the race the wind changed up a gear or two and Tom and Guy dropped the kite going into to the finishing leg, Luke and Emma gave it everything and carried the kite to the finish, passing Tom and Guy just before the line.

While waiting for race 5 the wind continued to build. Even moving the jib track pin out a hole became tricky in the increasing wind. Race 5 got under way in survival conditions, Tom and Guy showing off their skills and Cameron and Darrol Moss launched in the big breeze followed by Ralph and Sophie in hot pursuit. As the race played out it was just a case of trying to keep the mast pointing upwards and trying to survive to cross the line.

After only seven 800s finished race 5 the race officer decided to bin race 6 much to the relief of the fleet.

Congratulations to our Harken Inland Champions Tom Morris and Guy Fillmore!

A fantastic weekend’s sailing, thanks go to our sponsors Harken and Rooster and to the fantastic team at Grafham Water Sailing Club.

James Penty

Wonderful photos thanks to Tim Olin - full gallery and day 2 to follow soon

 

 

RS800 Class

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 22, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st RS800 1144 Tom Morris Guy Fillmore HISC 1.0 1.0 (6.0) 2.0 2.0 12.0 6.0
2nd RS800 1220 Luke McEwen Emma McEwen Royal Lymington YC 2.0 2.0 (7.0) 1.0 6.0 18.0 11.0
3rd RS800 1171 James Penty Eddie Grayson Beaver SC (6.0) 6.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 21.0 15.0
4th RS800 1166 Ralph Singleton Sophie Singleton Restronguet SC (10.0) 5.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 26.0 16.0
5th RS800 1157 Chris Catt Chris Martin Netley SC 4.0 8.0 3.0 6.0 (23.0 DNC) 44.0 21.0
6th RS800 1232 Cameron Moss Darrol Moss Lyme Regis SC (12.0) 7.0 5.0 9.0 1.0 34.0 22.0
7th RS800 1188 Daniel Goodman Debbie Clark Stokes Bay SC 8.0 4.0 1.0 10.0 (23.0 DNC) 46.0 23.0
8th RS800 1043 Christopher Dodd Bryony Meakins Rutlands Water SC 13.0 (17.0) 11.0 7.0 5.0 53.0 36.0
9th RS800 1124 Robert Gullan Mari Shepherd HISC 5.0 3.0 8.0 (23.0 DNC) 23.0 DNC 62.0 39.0
10th RS800 900 Ricky Robinson Andy Tarboton Royal Natal YC 9.0 11.0 10.0 11.0 (23.0 DNC) 64.0 41.0
11th RS800 1203 Tim Gratton Grace Fell St Catherines College SC 11.0 12.0 12.0 8.0 (23.0 DNC) 66.0 43.0
12th RS800 1008 Ben Palmer Amy Seabright HISC 3.0 9.0 19.0 13.0 (23.0 DNC) 67.0 44.0
13th RS800 1138 Honor Fell Robbie Gilmore QMSC 14.0 15.0 9.0 (17.0) 7.0 62.0 45.0
14th RS800 1224 Fred Lord Louise Gale Carsington 15.0 13.0 13.0 5.0 (23.0 UFD) 69.0 46.0
15th RS800 1239 Michiel Geerling-van Susante Hilde Geerling-van Susante WV Braassemermeer 18.0 10.0 16.0 15.0 (23.0 DNC) 82.0 59.0
16th RS800 1156 Mary Rook Hugh Brayshaw Weston SC 7.0 14.0 17.0 (23.0 DNC) 23.0 DNC 84.0 61.0
17th RS800 1198 Alex Benfield Nicki Ireland Stokes Bay SC 16.0 20.0 14.0 12.0 (23.0 DNC) 85.0 62.0
18th RS800 949 Chubby Stifflers Mum HISC 20.0 16.0 20.0 14.0 (23.0 DNC) 93.0 70.0
19th RS800 1238 Ciaran Hurney Mel Hurney Oxford SC 19.0 18.0 18.0 16.0 (23.0 DNC) 94.0 71.0
20th RS800 924 Simon Horsfiled Amy Hulley Army Sailing Association 17.0 19.0 15.0 (23.0 DNC) 23.0 DNC 97.0 74.0
21st RS800 913 Adrian Howe Fenella Williams Oxford SC 21.0 21.0 21.0 18.0 (23.0 DNC) 104.0 81.0
22nd RS800 825 Peter Curtis James Curtis Grafham Water SC (23.0 DNC) 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 115.0 92.0

 

 

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