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11/02/2006
RS700 GUL Winter Championships Hayling Island

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Gul RS 700 Winter Championship Hayling Island Saturday dawned over Hayling Island with a forecast from the met office for force 3-4 later 5. What transpired was a force 0 with some sunshine so to avoid any risk of sunstroke in February, most people decamped to the bar for rugby and beers, and the wait for the front coming in from the west. Sunday was very different with rain and force 4-5 for the 18 entries who had travelled from Wales, Norfolk and the South Coast. Racing was held over a short course in Chichester Harbour. Race 1 Pete Greenhalgh lead round the windward mark followed by Alex Koukoourakis and Matt Humphries, at the finish it was Greenhalgh with Humprhries emerging from a tussle with Koukourakis third. Race 2 The lead was fought over between Koukorakis and Greenhalgh with many place changes, eventually Greenhalgh got through upwind to secure the victory. Race 3 Again Greenhalgh was the early leader until a capsize (happens to the best of us !) handed first place to Humprhries chased by Leigh Allbrecht. At the finish it was Humphries from Allbrecht with the now upright Greenhalgh in third. However, both Humprhries and Allbrecht were OCS handing the race and the meeting to Pete Greenhalgh with Alex koukarakis second and a consistent Rob Chaplin third. In addition to the very welcome prizes from Gul for the top 3, special prizes were also awarded to the ‘Mid Fleet Maestro’, Nigel Walbank and to ‘Dancing’ Dave Gorringe for his commitment to Apres Sail. Overall the event was a great curtain raiser to the season and allowed a few of us to dust off the cobwebs. The next event will be the opening round of the Fat Face circuit at Chew Valley on March 11th and 12th. With a lot of new faces joining the fleet it is going to be exciting to see what the season will bring on top of the success of last year. Stephen Butcher
Sailed:3, Discards:0, To count:3, Ratings:PY, Entries:18, Scoring system:My scoring system Rank Class SailNo Helm Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett 1st RS700 849 Pete Greenhalgh HISC 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 2nd RS700 913 Alex Koukourakis ESSC 3.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 7.0 3rd RS700 941 Rob Chaplin QMSC 8.0 4.0 4.0 16.0 16.0 4th RS700 760 Steve Marshall Margam SC 4.0 7.0 8.0 19.0 19.0 5th RS700 769 Mark Pollington HISC 5.0 11.0 9.0 25.0 25.0 6th RS700 931 Graham Simmonds HISC 10.0 9.0 6.0 25.0 25.0 7th RS700 933 Matthew Humphries Weston SC 2.0 5.0 19.0 OCS 26.0 26.0 8th RS700 902 David Gorringe LTSC 6.0 10.0 10.0 26.0 26.0 9th RS700 951 Steve Butcher HISC 14.0 6.0 7.0 27.0 27.0 10th RS700 775 Nigel Walbank LTSC 13.0 12.0 3.0 28.0 28.0 11th RS700 861 Eddie Gatehouse CYC 15.0 8.0 5.0 28.0 28.0 12th RS700 939 Lee Allbrecht QMSC DNC 3.0 19.0 OCS 41.0 41.0 13th RS700 741 Ned McNulty Stokes Bay SC 16.0 14.0 11.0 41.0 41.0 14th RS700 934 Matt Stark Netley SC DNC 13.0 12.0 44.0 44.0 15th RS700 9031 Tim Dickinson HISC 7.0 19.0 DNF DNC 45.0 45.0 16th RS700 944 David Cummins QMSC 9.0 19.0 DNF 19.0 DNF 47.0 47.0 17th RS700 912 Ian Nolan HSC 11.0 19.0 DNF 19.0 DNS 49.0 49.0 18th RS700 893 Richard Lilley LTSC 12.0 19.0 DNF 19.0 DNS 50.0 50.0
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