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19/06/2010
Gul RS700 Grand Prix Beer SC

  • RS700 Nationals Plymouth 2014
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Despite the forecast for light winds two days of great racing were had at picturesque Beer SC, with significant sampling of the local beverages on both Friday and Saturday night!

After a hour or so delay on Saturday, to wait for the breeze to settle down to a NE the race officer set a course downwind of Seaton. With the tide running east it looked as though going right up the beat to stay offshore longer would pay off but going left, getting the boat going down the waves and then using the extra breeze and the lift that there seemed to be inshore turned out to pay off, at least on most laps. In the first 2 races Tony Dencher seemed to get the better of these shifts to get 2 bullets. With Rob Jones and Jon Heissig getting a second each and Jerry Wales consistent with 2 thirds. The final race on Saturday saw some very big shifts especially around the leeward mark as the breeze died off, with boats on opposite tacks heading the same direction at times. Jon Heissig managed to keep it together best to come first followed by Jerry Wales and then Rob Jones.

Saturday night featured some lovely food laid on by the Beer SC ladies washed down with some beer at the club and then a few local ciders at the Dolphin Hotel, making the steep walk up to the campsite a challenge.

Sunday dawned clear and sunny with a stunning view from the campsite all the way to Portland Bill. After a big breakfast at the beach cafe the sea breeze was filling in nicely. The southerly breeze and constant tide across the course made for very close racing with starts and boatspeed being crucial. Mike Dencher got it spot on in the first 2 races to take 2 bullets with Jon Heissig and Rob Jones runnersup in the first race and Andy Holland and Jon Heissig in the second race. In the final race Andy Holland led from the start with a brilliant port end flyer, with Jon Heissig taking second and Rob Jones making a well timed early gybe to roll Tony Dencher on the last run to grab third place.

Overall for the weekend Jon Heissig took the trophy with Jerry Wales and then Tony Dencher runners up.

Sailing Results

RS700 Beer Open 2010

Entries: 16      Races Sailed: 6      Discard: 1


Series PlaceSail No Fleet Helm Club Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1882 Gold Jon Heissil LYC 10 5 2 1 2 3 2
21000 Gold Jerry Wales Queen Mary 16 3 3 2 4 4 5
3870 Gold Tony Dencher Netley 17 1 1 6 6 5 4
4769 Gold Rob Jones Weston 19 2 8 3 3 9 3
5906 Gold Andy Holland Hunstanton 23 9 5 8 7 2 1
6993 Gold Ian Nolan Hunstanton 31 4 6 9 5 17 7
7962 Gold Steve Marshall Sully 35 6 4 10 8 7 10
8758 Gold Colin Dacey GWSC 42 10 9 4 11 10 9
9767 Gold Stuart Riches Hunstanton 42 8 13 5 10 8 11
10908 Gold Mike Dencher Castle Cove 44 17 17 17 1 1 8
11875 Silver R Bell Snettisham Beach 49 17 11 17 9 6 6
121001 Gold Eddie Gatehouse Chichester 49 12 7 7 13 11 12
13766 Silver Graham Blake Queen Mary 60 11 12 17 12 12 13
14715 Silver S McDonald Starcross 62 7 10 11 17 17 17
15841 Silver Hamish Griffiths Queen Mary 66 13 14 12 14 13 15
16707 Silver Ray Tyner   70 14 15 13 15 14 14

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