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08/07/2017

  • Royal Findhorn 2017
  • Royal Findhorn 2017

Findhorn in the north east of Scotland on the Moray coast was a top venue for the latest Scottish RS200 event. Those who made the journey and 1 local boat had a cracking weekend of racing and a great time in the lovely village and surrounds of Findhorn. Saturday was anything between force 2 and force 4 plus, with importance on staying in the lines of breeze and not getting on the wrong side of the many shifts coming off Culbin forest. Everyone had some exciting racing with plenty of place changing at the front of the fleet and some really close racing battles to keep it interesting. Robbie and Jenny Wilson lead with a 1 / 1 / 2 closely followed by Brendan Lynch and Matt Morson with a 1 / 2 / 4, Martin Faulkner and Bill Forsyth in 3rd overnight, with mini Wilson (Ewan) and Michael O'Donovan rueing some minor gear failure issues (Dad Wilson has to do something to stay ahead of the loon!? 


Saturday night was spent with the 400 fleet after they had finished their swimming and capsize practise out on the course. It was a tricky business dodging them in the bar too....

Sunday brought a lighter but steady force 1 wind much more suited to the loons of Ewan and Mike, who disappeared away with a 1 / 1 / 2 to bag them third overall. It was a big tussle between oldies Robbie and Jenny versus Brendan and Mathew who sailed really well bagging a very smart 1st place in race 2. Then it was down to whoever got the best result in the last to win the event. After the loons shot away in first place in the last race the oldies were leading round the youngsters after lap one but let them slip cover on lap two and they came back ahead half way up the beat, with a tacking duel commencing which was a first time for the Wilsons since the 1990's resulting in the inevitable looking for the bath toys with the boat filling up with water, and Mrs Wilson commenting that going round corners is not our forte. This went down really well with Mr Wilson who duely carried on tacking to finally do a good impression of the Bismarck by the top mark! Brendan and Matthew sailed away to a very well deserved overall victory with a second in the last race followed by Martin and Bill passing the floundering Wilsons still looking for the yellow duck!

Big thanks to Royal Findhorn Yacht Club for some excellent race management and putting on a great event and hospitality. 

Martin Faulkner

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A

 

Rank

Class

SailNo

Club

HelmName

CrewName

Rating

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

 

 

1st

RS200

806

PEYC

B Lynch

M Morson

1047

1

4

2

3

1

2

13

9

 

 

2nd

RS200

1621

WBC

R Wilson

J Wilson

1047

2

1

1

2

4

4

14

10

 

 

3rd

RS200

781

WBC

E Wilson

M O’Donovan

1047

5

3

4

1

2

1

16

11

 

 

4th

RS200

930

LSC

M Faulkner

B Forsyth

1047

3

2

3

4

3

3

18

14

 

 

5th

RS200

1283

RFYC

G Munro

K Munro

1047

4

5

6.0 DNS

5

5

5

30

24