X

Result Details

Event name: National Circuit
Date: 27 June 2009
Type: Championship
Club: Royal Torbay YC
Classtype:RS200 , see more results

Round six of the RS200 National Circuit at the Royal Torbay YC – proof that windguru is not always a helpful thing.

 

With windguru only forecasting 2-5 knots all weekend many,many boats did not fancy the long drive to the English Rivera for resultant light wind drifts favouring instead house work, painting the bathroom or watching Wimbledon. Oh yea of little faith!

So a surprisingly small fleet by RS200 standards, not helped by the Exe and Starcross boats staying at home for the Exe Estuary Regatta, were treated to a first class event by the Royal Torbay who were the friendliest of hosts with an excellent slip team sorting out trolleys and an excellent £5 meal in the evening. The race team also did a fantastic job with some very smart turn arounds and constantly moving marks, often during races, to keep true courses as the wind clocked round on each day.

By the time competitors arrived there was already a decent little breeze from the south so the race officer was confident at the briefing racing would be able to start on time. As the fleet arrived at the start line the sea breeze filled in right on cue and race 1 started in 8 knots from the south east. James Boyce/Sam Tozer obviously liked these conditions and scored a convincing win from Sam Littlejohn/Marinthe Evangdidis and Nick Charles/Helen Wightman. Conditions became truly glorious for the second race with clear blue skies, sunshine and 12-14 knots; worth staying at home for! With it paying to start heating it up downwind Charles/Wightman won by some distance from Boyce/Tozer and Littlejohn/Evangdidis. Race 3 saw the third different winner of the day with Hamish Walker/Claire Stubbs leading throughout closely pressed by Pete Vincent/Tessa Nicholls recovering from their disaster on the start line in race 1.

Sunday’s weather was not in the same league, grey with even a hint of rain and a light north easterly. The 5-8 knot breeze never fully settled in direction as it kept on flicking north keeping the mark layers very busy all day. Whatever Hamish and Claire had for dinner the previous night I want some; either that or they had a 400 main up as they disappeared into a huge, huge lead in race 4. Paul and Pat Teague claimed second from Boyce/Tozer. Walker/Stubbs then made it 3 race wins in a row in race 5, this time Jane Olive/Guy Filmore won the tight battle for second.

It was still tight going into the final race but Hamish’s determined bid to be as far left as possible, either that or he really wanted an ice cream, did not work as Boyce/Tozer led at mark 1 and did not make a mistake. With the Teague’s again second and Clive Eplett/Bryony Gregory at last finding the forward button in their new boat third, all depended on how far Walker/Stubbs could climb back up the fleet. The answer, sixth, was not good enough, James Boyce and Sam Tozer winning by two points to also take over leading the National Racing Circuit; how scary is that!

The Teague’s won the silver division from Paul Whitbread/Helen Winward and daughter Liz Teague/Pete Cruickshank; cutting their sons, John Teague, lead at the top of the silver division on the Racing Circuit to 8 points. Tina Mackie/Katie Savage from Torpoint just beat club mates Neil and Lucy Chadborn to win the bronze but Matt and Ellie Sheahan preserve their overall lead.

Oh and by the way if you have not got your entry for the GUL RS200 Nationals in yet – PANIC; ONLY 25 places left.

 

Rank SailNo Helm Crew Nett Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 1088 James Boyce Sam Tozer 10 1 2 3 3 6 1
2 566 Hamish Walker Clare Stubbs 13 4 8 1 1 1 6
3 940 Sam Littlejohn Marlanthe Evangdidis 19 2 3 4 9 3 7
4 1285 Paul Teague Pat Teague 27 5 10 8 2 13 2
5 953 Nicholas Charles Helen Wightman 29 3 1 5 17 15 5
6 584 Paul Whitbread Helen 36 6 6 9 8 8 8
7 464 Liz Teague Pete Cruickshank 41 8 4 11 7 16 11
8 865 Steve Davis Kate Havill 42 7 13 13 4 5 18
9 481 John Teague Lyn Billows 43 9 5 7 12 10 19
10 537 Clive Eplett Bryony Gregory 49 14 12 15 11 9 3
11 1327 Pete Vincent Tessa Nicholls 55 19 11 2 14 14 14
12 529 Toby Ashton Rachel Ashton 55 11 9 6 20 12 17
13 1087 Tim Ellis Ed Cowell 55 10 7 10 18 18 10
14 1324 Adam McGovern Clair Brunner 57 16 16 18 6 4 15
15 1301 Jane Olive Guy Fillmore 63 15 14 19 16 2 16
16 924 Tina Mackie Katie Savage 66 18 20 14 5 17 12
17 604 Neil Chadborn Lucy Chadborn 66 13 25 12 13 19 9
18 408 Paul Procter Eddie Wright 66 12 15 20 15 11 13
19 344 Ian Mill Claire Stopps 71 25 25 25 10 7 4
20 426 Michael Bagge Josh Turner 91 17 17 16 21 23 20
21 1299 Alex Isidro Joan Isidro 101 21 19 17 24 21 23
22 370 Gary Parks Bernie Parks 103 20 18 21 22 22 22
23 1258 Adrian Peach Morgan Peach 113 25 25 25 19 20 24
24 888 Matt Sheahan Ellie 118 25 25 25 23 24 21
comments powered by Disqus