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10/03/2012
Winter Championship Grafham Water SC


     

    A small, but perfectly formed, fleet met this weekend at Grafham for the RS700 2012 Winter Championships. It's a shame that there weren't more boats on Saturday because conditions were almost perfect and the day would have done justice to May. Sunday would have done justice to July but conditions weren't nearly perfect; no wind.

     

    The first race on Saturday got away right on time which is more than can be said for Ian Nolan who must have still been in East Anglia as the first boats were launching. He still managed to make the start (just!) - does he trail his boat with the mast up? Andy Holland and Colin "Steady" Dacey had a right ding dong all the way to the finish with local boy Colin shading it on the race home.

     

    The weekend was characterised by tight jousting and, on Saturday, rustiness after a Winter "off games" for the competitors; most took a few plunges. The wind was better than forecast, 10-15kt with cheeky gusts here and there to make it more interesting. Andy showed good speed on all points but engineered a steady series of capsizes. Ian "took advantage" of your correspondent to nip through for third. (I fell over a few times, right)?

     

    Unfortunately, all is revealed as usual at www.hamishgriffiths.com - RS700 tab. (Full url http://www.hamishgriffiths.com/index.php?p=1_23_2012-Winter-Champs)

     

    Colin, showing a bit of local knowledge, tacked off early to lead to the finish in race 2 with Andy in his slipsteam every step of the way. Hamish Griffiths had an uncharacteristically good start in the next and followed up with a storming beat ending neck and neck with Andy at the spreader mark. The wind had picked up so the 500m one-sail reach to the windward mark was interesting and Hamish's pitchpole at the "bear away" was awarded 9 points for grace and artistry. Andy had stopped capsizing by now so took the win with Ian, who had now got his sailing trousers on, just behind.

     

    Race 4 was a two horse affair. Hamish had snapped something in the previous race (he initially feared it was internal but luckily it was just the main halyard) and Andy had performed macrame with his spinnaker. Ian took a leaf out of the local boy's book, tacked off early and led all the way home.

     

    Sunday was as nice a March day as you'll see. The start of race 5 seemed promising but before the first mark boats were drifting hither and thither and Ian won the hour long 2 lapper. It took longer to get back to shore though!

     

    Ian, Andy and Colin all ended on 7 points. A good win in the last race saw Ian Nolan crowned 2012 RS700 Inland Champion.

     

    Many thanks to Grafham Water Sailing Club for a very well organised weekend, and to Simon Cray (PRO) for excellent race management.

     

    By the way, "The George" in Buckden is a great place to stay if you fancy treating yourself.

     

    Hamish Griffiths

    Sailwave results for RS Winter Championships 2012 -

    RS Winter Championships 2012

    Results as of 13:42 on March 12, 2012

    RS200 Fleet

    Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 31, Scoring system: GWSC Open Meeting (1 course/PY/3 starts)
    Rank Fleet Ranking SailNo Division HelmName CrewName Club R1
       
    R2
       
    R3
       
    R4
       
    R5
       
    Total Nett Notes
    1st RS200 G 1311 23 Matt Mee Emma Norris Red Wharf Bay SC/Hollingworth Lake SC 1.0 2.0 2.0 (7.0) 1.0 13.0 6.0
    2nd RS200 G 1481 13 James Rusden Will Rusden Highcliffe SC 2.0 1.0 (5.0) 1.0 2.0 11.0 6.0
    3rd RS200 G 1467 16 Ian Sharps Ellie Martin Burghfield 6.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 (9.0) 25.0 16.0
    4th RS200 G 658 21 Jonny McGoven Sarah Williams PDSC 3.0 (9.0) 6.0 6.0 5.0 29.0 20.0
    5th RS200 S 1473 34 Steve Dunn Karen Baker Parkstone 8.0 (14.0) 10.0 2.0 4.0 38.0 24.0
    6th RS200 S 1088 35 James Boyce Sam Tozer Papercourt Sailing Club (10.0) 3.0 9.0 4.0 8.0 34.0 24.0
    7th RS200 G 1031 5 Chris Catt Tom Wright Burghfield SC 4.0 4.0 13.0 11.0 (24.0) 56.0 32.0
    8th RS200 G 1136 9 Christian Birrel Niki Birrel Leigh+Lowton Sailing Club 5.0 10.0 12.0 5.0 (16.0) 48.0 32.0
    9th RS200 G 822 22 Ed Whitehead Alice Kingsnorth Parkstone 11.0 (16.0) 8.0 9.0 6.0 50.0 34.0
    10th RS200 S 1231 80 Matt Giles Ian Gill Wier Wood SC 9.0 12.0 (14.0) 10.0 10.0 55.0 41.0
    11th RS200 S 1263 79 Julian Bradley Chloe Sideris Wembley Sailing Club 14.0 11.0 4.0 (23.0) 13.0 65.0 42.0
    12th RS200 S 1301 26 Pete Vincent Charlotte Messy Cotter Bristol CYC 7.0 13.0 3.0 (21.0) 20.0 64.0 43.0
    13th RS200 G 1325 18 Charlotte Savage Mike Wood Island Reservoir SC 16.0 21.0 7.0 8.0 (22.0) 74.0 52.0
    14th RS200 B 594 115 Simon Skinner Nichola Skinner Welsh Harp 12.0 8.0 17.0 17.0 (27.0) 81.0 54.0
    15th RS200 B 1336 90 Roy McCubbin Kirsty McSeveney Weston SC 21.0 7.0 15.0 12.0 (23.0) 78.0 55.0
    16th RS200 S 1378 36 Mikey Saul Meg Fletcher Yorkshire Dales (32.0 OCS) 5.0 11.0 18.0 25.0 91.0 59.0
    17th RS200 B 593 118 Chris Bower Ian Mairs Parkstone 13.0 (25.0) 19.0 20.0 15.0 92.0 67.0
    18th RS200 B 1389 109 Paul Lewis Rosie Breerlery Locks Sailing Club 17.0 17.0 (21.0) 19.0 14.0 88.0 67.0
    19th RS200 B 1295 125 Kevin Druce Lydia Frew Datchet SC (26.0) 18.0 23.0 15.0 12.0 94.0 68.0
    20th RS200 S 1402 53 Rob Jannering Hugh Mehta Wembley Sailing Club 15.0 (22.0) 18.0 16.0 19.0 90.0 68.0
    21st RS200 794 Nicholas Smith Brian Smith Bowmoor Sailing Club 25.0 19.0 (26.0) 14.0 11.0 95.0 69.0
    22nd RS200 S 1419 73 Toby Ashton Rachel Ashton Burghfield SC 20.0 (23.0) 20.0 13.0 17.0 93.0 70.0
    23rd RS200 B 1333 94 Russell Collister June Collister Isle of Man Yacht Club (22.0) 15.0 16.0 22.0 21.0 96.0 74.0
    24th RS200 1290 Steven Claylon James Head RHYC 18.0 (27.0) 27.0 27.0 3.0 102.0 75.0
    25th RS200 B 1154 114 James Williams Sarah Tuppen Royal Harwhich YC 28.0 (29.0) 22.0 25.0 7.0 111.0 82.0
    26th RS200 864 Pete Bunch Felix Danczak GWSC 19.0 20.0 24.0 26.0 (29.0) 118.0 89.0
    27th RS200 1065 James Wright Oliver Wright Rotherham Sailing Club 23.0 24.0 25.0 (28.0) 18.0 118.0 90.0
    28th RS200 133 Robert Cowell Philip Hardisty Manx Sailing and Cruising Club 24.0 26.0 28.0 (29.0) 26.0 133.0 104.0
    29th RS200 633 Samuel Collins Melanie Kwan Wembley Sailing Club 27.0 28.0 (30.0) 24.0 28.0 137.0 107.0
    30th RS200 779 Peter Goodyear Nicolla Ellis Burton Sailing Club 29.0 (31.0) 29.0 30.0 31.0 150.0 119.0
    31st RS200 B 786 168 Joe Hunt Lucie Parsons RHYC 30.0 30.0 31.0 (32.0 DNC) 30.0 153.0 121.0

    RS400 Fleet

    Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 19, Scoring system: GWSC Open Meeting (1 course/PY/3 starts)
    Rank Fleet Ranking SailNo Division HelmName CrewName Club R1
       
    R2
       
    R3
       
    R4
       
    R5
       
    Total Nett Notes
    1st RS400 1383 Nick Craig Toby Lewis Frensham SC (1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 4.0
    2nd RS400 1395 Paul Allen Jude Allen Leigh+Lowton SC 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 (7.0) 15.0 8.0
    3rd RS400 1186 Dave Exley Rich Brown Leigh+Lowton Sailing Club 5.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 (6.0) 20.0 14.0
    4th RS400 1298 Martin Parker Liam Parker Leigh+Lowton SC 3.0 5.0 (6.0) 4.0 5.0 23.0 17.0
    5th RS400 1275 Jasper Barnham Graham Sexton Snettisham Beach SC (8.0) 6.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 27.0 19.0
    6th RS400 1014 Hamish Gledhill Simon Dowse West Riding Sailing Club 4.0 4.0 4.0 7.0 (9.0) 28.0 19.0
    7th RS400 1139 James George Izzi Mitchell Queen Mary Sailing Club 6.0 8.0 7.0 8.0 (11.0) 40.0 29.0
    8th RS400 1029 Wayne Fletcher Deb Fletcher Scaling Dam (13.0) 7.0 9.0 6.0 8.0 43.0 30.0
    9th RS400 1325 Joan Cooper Becci Wigley Lymington TSC 11.0 (20.0 DNF) 8.0 9.0 10.0 58.0 38.0
    10th RS400 1263 Chris Bailey Jane Bailey 9.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 (20.0 DNC) 58.0 38.0
    11th RS400 725 Bill Kenyon Ben Ditchburn Budworth SC 12.0 11.0 (13.0) 12.0 4.0 52.0 39.0
    12th RS400 840 Peter Snowdon Pippa Fletcher Scaling Dam 10.0 10.0 11.0 (16.0) 13.0 60.0 44.0
    13th RS400 854 Dave Rickard Chris Brown Weston SC (20.0 OCS) 16.0 17.0 11.0 2.0 66.0 46.0
    14th RS400 1313 Emmet Ryan James Ryan Royal St George Yacht Club 7.0 13.0 (18.0) 13.0 14.0 65.0 47.0
    15th RS400 1340 Sam Neil Neil Cooney GWSC 14.0 12.0 12.0 (15.0) 12.0 65.0 50.0
    16th RS400 964 Emma Johnstone Pip Johnstone Locks Sailing Club (15.0) 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 72.0 57.0
    17th RS400 852 Mourice Barnes Sam Wilford Hollowell Sailing Club 16.0 15.0 15.0 (18.0) 17.0 81.0 63.0
    18th RS400 1240 Simon Read Eleanor Read Lee on Solent Sailing Club 17.0 17.0 16.0 17.0 (18.0) 85.0 67.0
    19th RS400 809 Tom Osorio Zoe Osorio Ulswater YC (20.0 DNC) 20.0 DNC 20.0 DNC 20.0 DNC 16.0 96.0 76.0

    RS600 Fleet

    Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 6, Scoring system: GWSC Open Meeting (1 course/PY/3 starts)
    Rank Fleet Ranking SailNo Division HelmName CrewName Club R1
       
    R2
       
    R3
       
    R4
       
    R5
       
    Total Nett Notes
    1st RS600 867 Richard Broughton   GWSC 1.0 1.0 (2.0) 1.0 2.0 7.0 5.0
    2nd RS600 702 John Charles   Leigh on Sea SC 3.0 3.0 1.0 (7.0 DNC) 1.0 15.0 8.0
    3rd RS600 963 Mark Cooper   Burghfield Sailing Club 2.0 2.0 (7.0 DNC) 2.0 4.0 17.0 10.0
    4th RS600 895 Adam Peak   Alton Water (4.0) 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 17.0 13.0
    5th RS600 9 Alistair Forman   GWSC 5.0 (7.0 DNC) 4.0 4.0 6.0 26.0 19.0
    6th RS600 941 Chris Boshier   Thorpe Bay YC (7.0 DNC) 7.0 DNC 7.0 DNC 7.0 DNC 5.0 33.0 26.0

    RS700 Fleet

    Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 4, Scoring system: GWSC Open Meeting (1 course/PY/3 starts)
    Rank Fleet Ranking SailNo Division HelmName CrewName Club R1
       
    R2
       
    R3
       
    R4
       
    R5
       
    Total Nett Notes
    1st RS700 993 Ian Nolan   Snettisham Beach SC (3.0) 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 10.0 7.0
    2nd RS700 758 Colin Dacey   GWSC 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 2.0 3.0 10.0 7.0
    3rd RS700 906 Andy Holland   Hunstanton 2.0 2.0 1.0 (5.0 DNC) 2.0 12.0 7.0
    4th RS700 1013 Hamish Griffiths   Queen Mary Sailing Club 4.0 4.0 (5.0 DNC) 5.0 DNC 4.0 22.0 17.0

    RS800 Fleet

    Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 18, Scoring system: GWSC Open Meeting (1 course/PY/3 starts)
    Rank Fleet Ranking SailNo Division HelmName CrewName Club R1
       
    R2
       
    R3
       
    R4
       
    R5
       
    Total Nett Notes
    1st RS800 1124 Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes Daniel Allen Ditkisham Sailing Club 1.0 2.0 (4.0) 1.0 1.0 9.0 5.0
    2nd RS800 1187 David Hivey James Barlow Sailing Togs (10.0) 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 18.0 8.0
    3rd RS800 1180 Tom Halhead Stu Jagger Bristol YC 6.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 (7.0) 20.0 13.0
    4th RS800 872 Ed Chapman Sarah Martin HISC 2.0 5.0 (6.0) 6.0 4.0 23.0 17.0
    5th RS800 1160 Dan Kilsby Bart Bridgen Stokes Bay 7.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 (13.0) 33.0 20.0
    6th RS800 913 Hugh Shone Hannah Tattersall Castle Cove SC 8.0 3.0 5.0 9.0 (19.0 DNC) 44.0 25.0
    7th RS800 1135 Ally Martin Claire Cumming Burghfield SC 3.0 (16.0) 11.0 8.0 5.0 43.0 27.0
    8th RS800 1178 Frances Peters Nicola Groves HISC 4.0 7.0 9.0 7.0 (11.0) 38.0 27.0
    9th RS800 1128 Mary Rook Mari Shepherd Lyme Regis (19.0 DNF) 12.0 10.0 5.0 3.0 49.0 30.0
    10th RS800 1146 Martin Orton Ian Brooks Chichester YC/Treadur Bay YC (13.0) 9.0 7.0 10.0 8.0 47.0 34.0
    11th RS800 1195 James Dale Toby Wincer 5.0 8.0 8.0 (19.0 DNC) 19.0 DNC 59.0 40.0
    12th RS800 1014 Matt Chapman Haley Boam CULSC 12.0 11.0 (15.0) 11.0 9.0 58.0 43.0
    13th RS800 866 Tim Norris Oliver Scrimshaw Plymouth University 11.0 (15.0) 14.0 14.0 6.0 60.0 45.0
    14th RS800 1148 Andrew Peake Stephanie Brimacombe Whitstable 9.0 10.0 12.0 15.0 (19.0 DNC) 65.0 46.0
    15th RS800 1058 Toby Linnell Jody Warner Ruffian Sailing Club (16.0) 13.0 16.0 16.0 10.0 71.0 55.0
    16th RS800 1162 Tom Partington Pete Matthews Hayling Island Sailing Club 14.0 (17.0) 17.0 12.0 12.0 72.0 55.0
    17th RS800 1131 Ant Harvey Mike Stone Mumbles YC 15.0 14.0 13.0 13.0 (19.0 DNC) 74.0 55.0
    18th RS800 886 Will Cook James Barnett Welland Yacht Club 17.0 (19.0 DNC) 19.0 DNC 19.0 DNC 19.0 DNC 93.0 74.0



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