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18/06/2016
Magic Marine Southern Championships

  • RS700 Southern Championship Lymington Town SC 18-19 June 2016
  • RS700 Southern Championship Lymington Town SC 18-19 June 2016
  • RS700 Southern Championship Lymington Town SC 18-19 June 2016
  • RS700 Southern Championship Lymington Town SC 18-19 June 2016
  • RS700 Southern Championship Lymington Town SC 18-19 June 2016

Cheeky YouTube footage of Richard's Lymington blast here

 

The 2016 Magic Marine Southern Championship was hosted by Lymington Town Sailing Club 18/19 July 16. Although not originally planned as a RS700 event it became apparent that there was growing / rejuvenating home fleet that were keen to join the rest of the RS Classes at this huge showcase event (160 boats in total!).

 

With RS700 competitors travelling from as far away as Snettisham Beach it was clear that there would be some competitive sailing… or they were just attracted by the legendary LTSC social!

 

Day 1 – With all competitors arrived in good time there was plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely rigging session in the boat park, while catching up with some familiar faces. With the slower RS fleets launched first, the RS700 sailors watched them from the balcony as they drifted down the river on the ebb tide.   It was clear from the outset that the forecast was looking correct and we would be spending most of the day in light conditions! 30 minutes later RS700 fleet were launched with the RS500’s and RS800’s, and headed for Course B - just to the north of the river entrance. As we neared the race course the wind picked up to an encouraging 8-10kts; this was a great relief as there was a ripping tidal current to contend with.

 

Race 1 – The RS700’s were the first fleet to start with the competitors struggling to keep the right side of the line in the tide. The start sequence caught a couple of sailors out who were still bimbling down towards the start line. Ed Reeves made a clean get away with fellow locals Richard Lilley and Richard Keeton in close pursuit. Throughout the race Ed maintained his lead, but Richard Wadsworth closed in on Richard L – exchanging positions a number of times as they vowed for 2nd place. On the last downwind leg, the wind began to die and swung more northerly. Richard W gybed off early and arrived directly on the new lay line where he rounded the leeward mark on the transom of Ed. With the pair unsuccessfully trying to hold their kites to the finish, it was a scramble to drop the kites and reach for the line – with Ed taking the honours.

 

Race 2 – Got underway in a marginal but sailable light wind. With a few well-placed tacks Richard W delivered his svelte frame to the windward mark first and began pulling away from the chasing pack… at this point the wind completely died and the race was abandoned.

 

Race 2 Mk 2 – After about an hour of taking in the scenery and enjoying the day, the wind filled in from the north-west and the race got underway again. Richard W again made good speed to the windward mark and continued to extend a sizeable lead throughout the race with Colin Dacey bringing in a comfortable second place ahead of Ed. Richard W will be exchanging the secrets of his light wind rig settings for beers at the pre-Nationals Training Session!

 

Day 2 – Although not as sunny as the previous morning, the wind was looking much more favourable as the competitors headed out to the race-course, with some sailors beginning to wish they’d dressed more appropriately (me!). Unfortunately the Fleet lost 2 sailors before the start of the first race; Richard Lilley ‘fell in action’ on the dance-floor during the Saturday night social and Ed broke something ‘boat related’ on the way out to the racecourse.

 

Race 1 – The first race got underway in a solid F4 with all sailors enjoying ‘powered up’ rigs and able to foot off. Ian Nolan and Colin came into their own in these conditions to lead Richard W around the windward mark. Ian, Colin and Richard W were close formation for the whole race with Ian and Colin regularly exchanging the lead, however, on the final downwind leg, Richard W stole the advantage by gybing off ‘early’ to hit the layline and overtake the Snettisham boys. With a race to the line, Richard W took the honours with Ian in second and Colin a close third.

 

Race 2 – The wind and challenging sea state continued to build as the second race got underway with all competitors swinging off their downhauls to shed power upwind. Ian Nolan again showed great pace up the first beat with Richard W on his tail around the windward mark. After a tentative wobbly mark rounding through the waves, Ian and Richard were confronted by a 45ft yacht in their way being shouted at by the safety boat. With the yacht trying to manoeuvre erratically out of the way Richard W dipped behind and Ian shot across the bows of the confused day trippers! Richard W hoisted the kite and got on the power first to take the lead. This was to be short lived though as he went for a swim on the next leg whilst trying to find his illusive footstrap (GoPro footage to follow!). Ian had a lonely race for the remainder of the race until Richard W caught back up at the last mark…albeit with Richard W heading in the wrong direction out of control with the kite up. Ian graciously avoided him to take his first win of the weekend, with Richard W coming in second and Colin taking third.

 

Race 3 – By the start of race 3 the weekend had taken its toll on the starting line up; Ed Reeves – boat breakage, Richard Lilley – freak dance floor injury, Spike Daniels – spinnaker dressed around forestay, Ian Nolan – old man cramp hands, Tig Williams – MIA. By the time the third race got underway, the conditions had built to ‘fresh to frightening’ and saw Richard W round the windward mark first. At this point the author is unable to add any commentary on the race - he was too busy hanging on for dear life with a permanent look of horror on his face as his boat made ungodly noises as it systematically took off and submerged through the mogul field of waves downwind. Richard W ‘hung on’ to take first place ahead of Matt Connor and Colin with a well-earned third place. With only Matt (let’s go again) Connor hanging around for a 4th race the race officer settled on it being a 5 race series.

 

Overall, Richard Wadsworth (Stokes Bay SC) won 1st place, with Colin Dacey (Snettisham Beach SC) in 2nd place and Ian Nolan (Snettisham Beach SC) taking a credible 3rd place.

 

I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lymington Town SC for hosting such a spectacular event in which over 70 club members volunteered to help out in some way. Albeit the launching and trolley team clearly found a way to enjoy themselves… “are you sure its shallow enough to jump out here?!”

 

A massive thank you to our sponsors Magic Marine, Volvo Cars and Harken. I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming European Championship in Garda, 25-29 Jul 16, and National Championship at Hayling Island SC, 25-28 Aug 16.

 

Yours aye,

 

Richard Wadsworth

UK RS700 Class Association Chairman

 

Photo thanks to Sportography.tv

Full gallery here

 

FINAL RESULTS BELOW.

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Sailwave results for Magic Marine RS Southerns Championships 2016 at Western Solent 2016

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Magic Marine RS Southerns Championships 2016

Western Solent

 

Results are final as of 18:00 on June 19, 2016

RS 400 Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 41, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Division Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Nett
1st RS 400 B   RS 400 1441 Portchester SC Paul Oakey Jamie Pidduck
GBR
      1.0 (12.0) 2.0 4.0 4.0 1.0 24.0 12.0
2nd RS 400 B   RS 400 1454 Llangorse SC Jon Heissig Nicky Griffin
GBR
      2.0 2.0 (3.0) 3.0 2.0 3.0 15.0 12.0
3rd RS 400 B   RS 400 1202 Walsall Sam Knight Sam Pickering
GBR
      (16.0) 3.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 29.0 13.0
4th RS 400 B Chaos monkey RS 400 1418 Queen Mary sc Howard Farbrother Dan Martin
GBR
      5.0 (13.0) 6.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 29.0 16.0
5th RS 400 B Jim RS 400 1189   Steve Restall Chris Stubbs
GBR
      3.0 5.0 4.0 12.0 5.0 (14.0) 43.0 29.0
6th RS 400 B   RS 400 1433 Lymington Town SC Rob Martin Jan Martin
GBR
      6.0 1.0 10.0 6.0 12.0 (42.0 DNC) 77.0 35.0
7th RS 400 B   RS 400 1017 Oxford SC Sean Cleary Steven Tyner
GBR
      (29.0) 7.0 8.0 9.0 7.0 4.0 64.0 35.0
8th RS 400 B   RS 400 1439 Lymington Town SC Kevin Podger Heather Chipperfield
GBR
      (42.0 DNC) 9.0 14.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 83.0 41.0
9th RS 400 B 2 Thirsty RS 400 1452 Bartley S.C. Howard Eeles Wayne Hancox
GBR
      15.0 6.0 18.0 (23.0) 10.0 6.0 78.0 55.0
10th RS 400 B   RS 400 1192 Littlehampton Jack Munnelly Jack Munnelly
GBR
      (42.0 OCS) 15.0 12.0 7.0 11.0 11.0 98.0 56.0
11th RS 400 B   RS 400 684 Eastbourne Matt Fowler Greg Shipley
GBR
      20.0 (42.0 DNF) 5.0 14.0 8.0 13.0 102.0 60.0
12th RS 400 B   RS 400 1356 Llandegfedd and BCYC Pete Vincent tba
GBR
      14.0 4.0 9.0 18.0 23.0 (42.0 DNC) 110.0 68.0
13th RS 400 B   RS 400 1435 Netley Matthew Sheahan Ellie Sheahan
GBR
      21.0 10.0 (25.0) 15.0 16.0 8.0 95.0 70.0
14th RS 400 B   RS 400 1190 Chew valley lake sc Stephen Jones Andy Harris
GBR
      11.0 (42.0 BFD) 15.0 19.0 17.0 10.0 114.0 72.0
15th RS 400 B   RS 400 904 Oxford Sailing Club Grant Blake Jessica Barker
GBR
      (19.0) 19.0 17.0 17.0 13.0 9.0 94.0 75.0
16th RS 400 B Comfortably Numb RS 400 1390 QMSC Andy Hatch Dan Hawkins
GBR
      30.0 (42.0 BFD) 20.0 10.0 9.0 12.0 123.0 81.0
17th RS 400 B   RS 400 1444 Lee on Solent Nick Martin Caroline Martin
GBR
      13.0 8.0 11.0 11.0 (42.0 DNC) 42.0 DNC 127.0 85.0
18th RS 400 B BoatyMcBoatFace RS 400 836 TISC Adam Humphrey Jo Humphrey
GBR
      18.0 (42.0 DNC) 24.0 16.0 15.0 17.0 132.0 90.0
19th RS 400 B   RS 400 1051   George Bridge Henry Marsh
GBR
      (25.0) 16.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 15.0 119.0 94.0
20th RS 400 B   RS 400 1184 Oxford S C Tim Williams Bob Clements
GBR
      17.0 11.0 28.0 20.0 20.0 (42.0 DNC) 138.0 96.0
21st RS 400 B   RS 400 854   Chris Brown  
GBR
      23.0 (42.0 DNC) 22.0 24.0 19.0 16.0 146.0 104.0
22nd RS 400 B Harum Scarum RS 400 1290 Queen Mary Sailing Club David Brown Rebecca Brown
GBR
      4.0 (42.0 DNC) 7.0 13.0 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 150.0 108.0
23rd RS 400 B   RS 400 1404 Lymington Town SC Matthew Thomas Matthew Thomas
GBR
      12.0 14.0 16.0 25.0 (42.0 DNC) 42.0 DNC 151.0 109.0
24th RS 400 B   RS 400 1333 Lymington Town SC Liam Willis Julie Willis
GBR
      7.0 (42.0 BFD) 13.0 8.0 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 154.0 112.0
25th RS 400 B   RS 400 934 Warsash SC David Swift Rob Burgess
GBR
      27.0 18.0 31.0 22.0 14.0 (42.0 DNC) 154.0 112.0
26th RS 400 B   RS 400 1287 Starcross Sailing Club James Bowman Jonathan Carr
GBR
      32.0 17.0 26.0 28.0 22.0 (42.0 DNC) 167.0 125.0
27th RS 400 B   RS 400 1236 Lymington Town SC Mike Baker June baker
GBR
      34.0 20.0 27.0 26.0 18.0 (42.0 DNC) 167.0 125.0
28th RS 400 B L RS 400 1019 Dell Quay SC Rob Corfield Tom Dobbs
GBR
      8.0 23.0 (42.0 DSQ) 30.0 26.0 42.0 DNC 171.0 129.0
29th RS 400 B   RS 400 1322 Chichester YC Gideon Ewers Gilly Ewers
GBR
      22.0 21.0 32.0 29.0 25.0 (42.0 DNC) 171.0 129.0
30th RS 400 B   RS 400 1414 Bartley Caroline Downing Jason McDonnell
GBR
      10.0 (42.0 BFD) 19.0 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 197.0 155.0
31st RS 400 B Sarenne RS 400 1060 Dell quay Pete Pickford Chris Carpenter
GBR
      26.0 22.0 35.0 32.0 (42.0 DNC) 42.0 DNC 199.0 157.0
32nd RS 400 B L RS 400 1022 Shoreham SC Andy Clark lukasz sieniawski
GBR
      24.0 24.0 33.0 (42.0 DNF) 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 207.0 165.0
33rd RS 400 B   RS 400 689 Thorney Island Sailing Club Matthew Wright Gavin King
GBR
      33.0 (42.0 DNC) 29.0 42.0 DNC 24.0 42.0 DNC 212.0 170.0
34th RS 400 B Racing Sober RS 400 1447 Lymington Town SC John Cooper Becci wigley
GBR
      9.0 (42.0 DNC) 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 219.0 177.0
35th RS 400 B   RS 400 1231 Royal Lymington YC Neil Carden Clare
GBR
      28.0 (42.0 DNF) 23.0 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNS 42.0 DNC 219.0 177.0
36th RS 400 B Pink Panther 3 RS 400 527 Warsash Andy Powell Steve Broom
GBR
      (42.0 DNF) 42.0 DNF 30.0 27.0 42.0 DNS 42.0 DNC 225.0 183.0
37th RS 400 B   RS 400 744 Lymington Town SC Simon Cameron Nick cameron
GBR
      (42.0 OCS) 42.0 BFD 34.0 31.0 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 233.0 191.0
38th RS 400 B   RS 400 1342 qmsc Max Tosetti Jenny Douglas
GBR
      31.0 (42.0 BFD) 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 241.0 199.0
39th RS 400 B Rosie Rocket RS 400 1256 Lymington Town SC Adrian Bateman Abby Keightly-Hanson
GBR
      (42.0 OCS) 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNF 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 252.0 210.0
39th RS 400 B Joseon RS 400 1392 SURBITON Chris Stanton Louise Hosken
GBR
      (42.0 DNC) 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 252.0 210.0
39th RS 400 B   RS 400 1210   Mike Partridge  
GBR
      (42.0 DNC) 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 42.0 DNC 252.0 210.0
 

RS 700 Fleet

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 9, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Division Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Nett
1st RS 700 B   RS 700 720   Richard Wadsworth  
GBR
      (2.0) 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0   7.0 5.0
2nd RS 700 B   RS 700 1027 Snettisham Beach SC Colin Dacey  
GBR
      (10.0 OCS) 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0   21.0 11.0
3rd RS 700 B Sail 4 Cancer RS 700 1023 Snettisham Beach SC Ian Nolan  
GBR
      6.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 (10.0 DNC)   23.0 13.0
4th RS 700 B   RS 700 954 Lymington Town SC Richard Keeton  
GBR
      3.0 (7.0) 4.0 4.0 4.0   22.0 15.0
5th RS 700 B   RS 700 949 Queen Mary Matt Conner  
GBR
      (10.0 OCS) 10.0 DNC 5.0 5.0 2.0   32.0 22.0
6th RS 700 B   RS 700 825 Royal Lymington YC Ed Reeves  
GBR
      1.0 3.0 (10.0 DNF) 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC   34.0 24.0
7th RS 700 B   RS 700 808 Southampton Spike Daniels  
GBR
      5.0 5.0 (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC   40.0 30.0
8th RS 700 B Tak Tigz Too RS 700 938 Lymington Town SC Tig Williams  
GBR
      7.0 6.0 (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNF 10.0 DNC   43.0 33.0
9th RS 700 B Bravo RS 700 945 Lymington Town SC Richard Lilley  
GBR
      4.0 (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC   44.0 34.0
 

RS 800 Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Division Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Nett
1st RS 800 B   RS 800 1163 WPNSA Jack Hawkins Rory Hunter
GBR
      3.0 1.0 6.0 (7.0) 1.0 3.0 21.0 14.0
2nd RS 800 B   RS 800 1212 eastbourne Andy jeffries allyson jeffries
GBR
      6.0 2.0 5.0 (8.0) 2.0 1.0 24.0 16.0
3rd RS 800 B Chalida Vijitvongthong RS 800 1219 Lymington Town SC Peter Barton Chris Feibusch
GBR
      8.0 3.0 1.0 (13.0 DNF) 3.0 2.0 30.0 17.0
4th RS 800 B   RS 800 1203 Grafham Tim Saxton Fiona Hampshire
GBR
      4.0 8.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 (13.0 DNC) 32.0 19.0
5th RS 800 B Iris RS 800 1220 Royal Lymington YC Luke McEwen Emma McEwen
GBR
      2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 8.0 (13.0 DNC) 33.0 20.0
6th RS 800 B   RS 800 1138 RYA Martin Boatman Andrew Brown
GBR
      5.0 (7.0) 4.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 28.0 21.0
7th RS 800 B Got tweed RS 800 1010 Torquay John Warburton James Clapham
GBR
      1.0 (12.0) 9.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 39.0 27.0
8th RS 800 B   RS 800 1202 Warsash SC Andrew Blundell  
GBR
      7.0 6.0 (10.0) 4.0 7.0 4.0 38.0 28.0
9th RS 800 B   RS 800 1146   Martin Orton Ian Brooks
GBR
      10.0 9.0 8.0 6.0 (13.0 DNF) 13.0 DNC 59.0 46.0
10th RS 800 B   RS 800 1221   James Hughes Toby Wincer
GBR
      9.0 11.0 7.0 (13.0 DNF) 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 66.0 53.0
11th RS 800 B   RS 800 1145 Stokes Bay SC John Booth Debbi Booth
GBR
      11.0 5.0 12.0 (13.0 DNC) 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 67.0 54.0
12th RS 800 B   RS 800 1144 Datchet Water SC Daniel Goodman Debbie Robertshaw
GBR
      12.0 10.0 11.0 (13.0 DNF) 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 72.0 59.0

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