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14/04/2007
RS700 Fat Face Racing Circuit Lymington Town SC

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Feast or famine - Another light wind event for the 700’s

 

With a forecast which wasn’t quite setting the heart racing, the 700 fleet gathered at Lymington Town Sailing Club over the weekend of the 14th and 15th April for the second round of the 2007 Fat Face circuit. 

 

After a number of delays the race committee started race one as soon as a zephyr held steady and with sufficient strength to set a course.  Paul Hayden led the fleet up the first leg to round the windward mark first followed by Rob Chaplin and Matt Humphreys.  These three seemed to have things sewn up down the first run until they all proceeded to sail through the finish having misread the course board.  This allowed local sailor Ben Cooper to take the lead followed by Andy Heissig joining the fleet from the 600’s for the weekend.  Matt was able to recover and steal second place back down the last run but it was Ben who led at the finish.

 

Race two saw some of the most dramatic changes in wind direction with kites being flown at times up the second beat.  The race started well in the best wind of the weekend with the majority of the fleet going left up the first beat.  Matt and Andy White chose the alternative option which almost paid as they were just led at the windward mark by Ben Cooper, making the most of his local knowledge.  Matt managed to gybe inside Ben at the spacer mark to take the lead through to the finish.

 

The final race saw the entire fleet head for the shoreline and the slacker tide.  Matt and Andy judged the tack best and pulled out a significant lead over the fleet through to the finish.  Some massive holes saw many of the fleet struggling to make it through the finish line with some frustrating place changes as a result.  Mention must also be made of Rob Chaplin who took a very serious dislike to one particular buoy and decided to attack it for what can only be assumed are personal reasons.

 

Sunday dawned with beautiful sunshine and a very light and fickle breeze.  The race committee sensibly held the fleet on shore and when the sea breeze showed no sign of arriving by lunchtime further racing was cancelled.

 

Thanks go to Lymington Town for their usual warm welcome and excellent race management and to Fat Face for their continued support.  The circuit now moves on the Weymouth on the 12th and `13th May for round 3 along with the 600’s and 500’s.  Let’s hope for a repeat of the champagne conditions we had last year.

 

Sailwave results for RS Open Meeting 2007 Lymington Town Sailing Club

Lymington Town Sailing Club
RS Open Meeting 2007

FINAL RESULTS for Fleet = RS 700

Sailed:3, Discards:0, To count:3, To qualify:1, Ratings:PY, Entries:15, Scoring system:My scoring system


Rank Fleet Flight Boat Class SailNo Helm Crew PY R 1 R 2 R 3 Total Nett
                  14 April 2007 14 April 2007 14 April 2007    
                  13.00.00 13.00.00 13.00.00    
1 RS 700   Rooster Sailing RS 700 933 Matt Humphreys     2.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 5.0
2 RS 700   King Edward II RS 700 876 Ben Cooper     1.0 2.0 3.0 6.0 6.0
3 RS 700     RS 700 GBR Rob Chaplain     3.0 5.0 6.0 14.0 14.0
4 RS 700     RS 700 900 Andy White     6.0 3.0 8.0 17.0 17.0
5 RS 700   El Torito RS 700 765 Paul Hayden     4.0 9.0 4.0 17.0 17.0
6 RS 700     RS 700 882 Andy Heissig     5.0 12.0 1.0 18.0 18.0
7 RS 700   Kings Lynn Audi RS 700 906 Andy Holland     7.0 4.0 14.0 25.0 25.0
8 RS 700     RS 700 802 Gary Austin     8.0 14.0 7.0 29.0 29.0
9 RS 700   Zikes RS 700 902 Dave Gorringe     13.0 7.0 9.0 29.0 29.0
10 RS 700     RS 700 841 R Smith     9.0 6.0 16.0 DNF 31.0 31.0
11 RS 700     RS 700 861 Eddy Gatehouse     11.0 10.0 10.0 31.0 31.0
12 RS 700     RS 700 724 Ian Martin     14.0 13.0 5.0 32.0 32.0
13 RS 700     RS 700 820 Phil Dickinson     10.0 11.0 13.0 34.0 34.0
14 RS 700     RS 700 963 Mark Pollington     15.0 8.0 12.0 35.0 35.0
15 RS 700   Sail 4 Cancer RS 700 960 Ian Nolan     12.0 15.0 11.0 38.0 38.0

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