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15/04/2017

  • RS200 SEAS Bough Beech
  • RS200 SEAS Bough Beech

A shifty force 3 north westerly greeted the competitors at the Bough Beech open meeting on 15th April. The fleet got away at the first attempt and it was Dave & Emma Derby who got to the windward mark in front. Despite strong challenges from Mike Green & Lynn Ratcliffe and Tom Wright & Chris Coulcher the Derby’s held on to win. The second race was led from start to finish by Dave Jessop & Sophie Mear. They got to the windward mark in front & the planed off into the distance in a gust lapping several tail-enders in the process. The Derby’s and Wright/Coulcher scrapped it out for second & third a long way behind eventually finishing in that order.  After lunch sun came out, the wind picked up a little and the third race was a much more closely contested affair. Wright/Coulcher rounded first closely followed by Simon Cory & Denise Judd. The chasing pack was led by Jules Bradley & Helen Cafferata, Green/Ratcliffe, the Derby’s and Jessop/Mear. Places changed many times but at the end it was the Derby’s who took the honours followed by Jessop/Mear and Bradley/Cafferata. With all to play for in the last race it was Bradley/Cafferata who took an early lead from Elliot Marks & Heather Denbigh and Wright/Coulcher. At this stage the Derby’s were in the pack with Jessop/Mear even further back. At the end of the first round though it was Mike Warwicker & Kate Fitzsimmons who had got through to take the lead closely followed by the Derby’s and with Jessop/Mear still chasing. On the third round however Jessop/Mear picked up a gust downwind to plane into a lead which they never relinquished to take the meeting on count back & open the defence of their SEAS title with a win.

A big thanks must go to race officer Barry Wolfenden who managed to run four good races in very shifty conditions with a minimum of fuss & no hanging around.

Dave Derby

017 RS 200 Open

Bough Beech Sailing Club

 

Results are final as of 17:25 on April 15, 2017

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Rating system: PY, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A
1st 1347 David Jessop Sophie Mear (6.0) 1.0 2.0 1.0 10.0 4.0
2nd 1438 Dave Derby Emma Derby 1.0 (2.0) 1.0 2.0 6.0 4.0
3rd 1554 Thomas Wright Chris Coulcher 2.0 3.0 4.0 (5.0) 14.0 9.0
4th 1178 Jules Bradley Helen Cafferata 3.0 (4.0) 3.0 4.0 14.0 10.0
5th 1511 Mike Green Lynne Ratcliffe 4.0 5.0 5.0 (6.0) 20.0 14.0
6th 1459 Mike Warwicker Kate Fitzsimmons (13.0 RET) 7.0 6.0 3.0 29.0 16.0
7th 1018 Simon Cory Denise Judd 5.0 6.0 (7.0) 7.0 25.0 18.0
8th 909 Jack Vincent Lizzie Fuller 7.0 8.0 8.0 (9.0) 32.0 23.0
9th 692 Elliot Marks Heather Denbigh 8.0 (9.0) 9.0 8.0 34.0 25.0
10th 1062 Tim Humphries Paula Bayntun 10.0 (12.0) 10.0 10.0 42.0 30.0
11th 1140 Hannah Mumford Tara Head (11.0) 10.0 11.0 11.0 43.0 32.0
12th 881 Richard Southern Esme Southern 9.0 11.0 (13.0 DNS) 13.0 DNC 46.0 33.0