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02/10/2010
Inland Championship GWSC

  • RS500 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS500 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018

The RS500 fleet arrived at Grafham to be greeted with a light and shifty breeze.   Phillip Highfield and Tamsin Butcher made the most of a good start and first beat to win races 1 and 2 closely followed by Peter and Jamie Curtis.  Further down the fleet the large shifts were causing a large amount of place changing Alan and Linda Fraser working the shifts well to take 3rd in Race 1 and David Houghton and John Symonds 3rd in Race 2. 

 

A swing in the wind before the start allowed Phillip and Tamsin to port tack the fleet to lead at the first mark with a group of boats just behind.  Peter and Jamie showed great speed in the dying breeze to pass on the 2nd upwind and take the win.   Felicity Slater and Molly Brown where travelling very fast downwind to finish 3rd pushing Phil and Tamsin hard to the finish.

 

The discussion in the bar that evening was whether we would sail at all on Sunday with forecasts of 2-3 mph for Sunday.  Luckily the wind ignored the forecast and the fleet woke on Sunday to a strong Force 4.

 

Phillip and Tamsin led from the start to win the race 4.  Behind them a close battle was being fought between Peter and Jamie and Hamish Stewart and Stephen Hackett trading places every leg till a broken centreboard forced Hamish and Stephen to retire.  Peter and Jamie taking the second.  David and John finishing a comfortable 3rd.

 

 With the wind building Phillip and Tamsin continued there good form to take another win to wrap up the Championship.  David and John clearly enjoying the conditions finishing 2nd.  Tim Hulley and Ray Mason finishing third.  Peter and Jamie Claimed 4th to secure 2nd overall.

 

With the top 2 positions decided the last race was all about 3rd with David and John and Tim and Ray level on points going into the last race.

 

Phil and Tamsin again led the fleet with a tight fought battle developing behind them between the 2 boats battling for 3rd.  With just the last reach to the finish to go David and John followed Phil and Tamsin round for a 4th lap, both not realising the race officer had set 3 laps instead of the 4 laps in the previous race.  This allowed Tim and Ray to take the race win and 3rd Overall by 1 point.  David and John recovered to take 2nd and finish 4th Overall.

 

A mention must go to Felicity Slater and Molly Brown who fought on despite multiple capsizes to finish every race on Sunday and take 5th Overall

 

Thanks must go to everyone at Grafham for an excellent weekend.

 

1st RS 500 665 Phillip Highfield Tamsin Butcher Great Yarmouth and Gorleston SC 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 9.0 6.0
2nd RS 500 659 Peter Curtis James Curtis Island Barn Reservoir SC 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 (15.0 DNC) 26.0 11.0
3rd RS 500 671 Tim Hulley Ray Mason Weir Wood SC 4.0 4.0 (6.0) 4.0 3.0 1.0 22.0 16.0
4th RS 500 795 David Houghton John Symonds Great Yarmouth and Gorleston SC 7.0 3.0 (9.0) 3.0 2.0 2.0 26.0 17.0
5th RS 500 747 Felicity Slatter Molly Brown Royal Hospital School 6.0 6.0 3.0 (7.0) 7.0 5.0 34.0 27.0
6th RS 500 519 Simon Payne Fenella Williams Whitefriars 9.0 8.0 8.0 5.0 5.0 (15.0 DNC) 50.0 35.0
7th RS 500 538 Emily Talbot Annabel Larkin Weir Wood SC 8.0 (12.0) 10.0 8.0 6.0 4.0 48.0 36.0
8th RS 500 517 Richard Morley Sue Morley Burghfield SC 5.0 7.0 4.0 6.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 52.0 37.0
9th RS 500 624 Allan Fraser Linda Fraser Datchet Water SC 3.0 5.0 7.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 60.0 45.0
10th RS 500 525 James Tanner Lucinda Blain Burghfield SC 12.0 9.0 5.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 71.0 56.0
11th RS 500 550 Hamish Stewart Stephen Hackett Datchet Water SC 10.0 10.0 11.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 76.0 61.0
12th RS 500 748 Anna Zmura Keith Sykes Gorleston SC 11.0 11.0 13.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 80.0 65.0
13th RS 500 746 Emily Hassal Rebecca Taylor Royal Hospital School 13.0 13.0 12.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 83.0 68.0
14th RS 500 605 Rory Coutts Isabella Coutts Grafham Water SC 14.0 14.0 14.0 (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 87.0 72.0
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