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10/09/2005
RS Fat Face Racing Circuit Hayling Island SC

  • RS700 Nationals Plymouth 2014
  • RS700 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS700 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
10 days after the end of the nationals and with no wind forecast for the weekend, the 700ís for the Hayling island open meeting turned out an impressive 30 strong fleet. Following a long postponement the fleet made there way out to Hayling bay in a 5 knot breeze. Matt Humphreys shot off the line in race 1, with Tim Dickenson and Steve Butcher in hot pursuit. This order remained the same at the finish followed by the late recovering Neil Robinson and Andy White. The fleet got away at the second attempt in race 2, with Robinson continuing his tradition of corner banging, hit the right hand side of the course and the front. Dave Smithwhite and Dickinson tussled hard. Robinson extended his lead to the finish with Smithwhite getting the better of Dickinson, White and Ian Mitchell followed. Andy White led off the line in the dying breeze of race 3, to lead at the windward mark. Only challenged by Butcher, White won by a handsome margin, Nicky Griffin, the only lady 700 sailor, finishing third. Robinson recovered well piping Steve Marshall for Fourth. Sunday morning dawned with a 10 knot shifty Northerly breeze across Hayling Bay and with a couple of points separating the top 5 sailor, some great racing was in store. Robinson continued his early form hitting a corner and the lead, to take the first race of the day. Butcher and Lee Albrieght leading home the pack. The sun began to shine over the land as race 4 commenced, causing a drop in the wind speed and huge swings in direction. Butcher and Griffin lead down the first run, as the wind restablished itself Butcher maintained his lead, but Griffin was taken from behind by the 700 sailors ganged up behind her. White recovered well into 2nd, early leader Bob Chaplin 3rd and Ian Swann in 4th. The stage was set for the final race with Butcher needing to keep Robinson close to secure the event. Ian Nolan port tacked the fleet, but it was Humphreys who lead at the windward mark. Robinson and Butcher were neck and neck within the chasing group. But it was Butcher who took the initiative, as Robinson could not resist his natural urge to hit a corner. Humphreys maintained his lead to the finish. Steve Butchers 2nd. Smithwhite followed in 3rd and White 4th.. Steve Butcher impressive consistency gives him a well deserved event win. Neil Robinson piped Andy White on count back, with Matt Humphreys doing the same to Dave Smithwhite for 4th.
1 3 RS700 891 Stephen Butcher HISC 3.0 10.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 10.0 2 27 RS700 744 Neil Robinson HISC 4.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 7.0 6.0 16.0 3 21 RS700 900 Andy White Draycote 5.0 4.0 1.0 7.0 2.0 4.0 16.0 4 23 RS700 933 Mat Humphreys Weston 1.0 6.0 8.0 5.0 10.0 1.0 21.0 5 7 RS700 922 Dave Smithwhite HISC 7.0 2.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 3.0 21.0 6 16 RS700 9031 Tim Dickinson HISC 2.0 3.0 13.0 8.0 13.0 5.0 31.0 7 24 RS700 941 Bob Chaplin QMSC 10.0 19.0 6.0 9.0 3.0 DNC 47.0 8 26 RS700 939 Lee Albreigt QMSC 13.0 8.0 12.0 3.0 DNC 11.0 47.0 9 10 RS700 806 Nicky Griffin HISC 16.0 7.0 3.0 14.0 11.0 DNF 51.0 10 17 RS700 936 Ian Mitchell HISC 15.0 5.0 11.0 6.0 14.0 16.0 51.0 11 18 RS700 854 Tim Polglase HISC 6.0 12.0 19.0 13.0 19.0 7.0 57.0 12 1 RS700 861 Eddie Gatehouse HISC 9.0 DSQ 17.0 15.0 9.0 8.0 58.0 13 22 RS700 798 Nick Rawlings HISC 8.0 16.0 14.0 24.0 6.0 15.0 59.0 14 15 RS700 890 Ian Swann HISC 21.0 9.0 10.0 18.0 4.0 22.0 62.0 15 11 RS700 931 Graham Simmons HISC 14.0 13.0 15.0 16.0 15.0 14.0 71.0 16 9 RS700 872 Luke South PYC 20.0 22.0 7.0 19.0 8.0 20.0 74.0 17 2 RS700 912 Ian Nolan Hunstauton 18.0 11.0 16.0 22.0 21.0 9.0 75.0 18 5 RS700 760 Steve Marshall Corus SC 22.0 21.0 5.0 21.0 18.0 13.0 78.0 19 4 RS700 741 Ned McNulty Stokes Bay 17.0 14.0 20.0 12.0 17.0 19.0 79.0 20 19 RS700 866 Gerald Hughs HISC 11.0 DNC DNC 11.0 12.0 17.0 81.0 21 12 RS700 839 Simon Lytton HISC 23.0 15.0 18.0 DNF 22.0 18.0 96.0 22 RS700 882 Jon Heissig LTSC DNC DNC DNC 10.0 16.0 12.0 98.0 23 28 RS700 880 Howard Edwards QMSC DNC 20.0 22.0 20.0 20.0 21.0 103.0 24 13 RS700 873 Adam Golding HISC 12.0 18.0 DNC 26.0 24.0 DNF 110.0 25 20 RS700 774 Adrian Stell Tudor 19.0 DNF 21.0 17.0 DNF 23.0 110.0 26 8 RS700 934 Matthew Stark Netley DNC DNC DNC DNF 23.0 10.0 123.0 27 6 RS700 940 Harold Smith CVLSC 24.0 17.0 DNC 25.0 DNF DNC 126.0 28 14 RS700 731 Robert Dickenson HISC 25.0 23.0 DNC DNF DNF DNF 138.0 29 RS700 831 Mark Nicholson HISC DNC DNC DNC 23.0 DNC DNC 143.0
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