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23/09/2017

  • Burghfield 2017

I recently noted that the Dyslexia Research Trust is located, perhaps cruelly, near Reading. Also near this thriving metropolis is the Blue Lagoon that is Burghfield Sailing Club, hosts of round 6 of the 2017 RS200 SEAS series.  The water there has this anti-weed blue dye in it. Some would say it lends the idyll an opalescent romance: others might say it looks like an alcopop, coincidentally one of my daughter’s pet names for her father. The turnout of 18 mostly club racers was very much in the SEAS spirit (i.e. not too many flinty-eyed sailing gods). Peter Vincent Esq came from as far as Wales, and never let it be said he’s a stick in the mud. Oh …)

 

We managed to start last in Race 1, fiddling and fumbling our way up a light and treasonous windward leg. All a bit sketchy – Jessop and Mears in Naughty Ripples led and won. Race 2 – no idea what happened. We picked up a clump of weed, and before I knew it we were 100 metres DFL … so RTD. 864 won? After lunch, the wind filled a wee bit - Race 3 and the Shrimp and me in Bôte D’Azur came inside Jessop and Mears at the first leeward and never looked back (save the occasional disdainful gurn, obvs). I had that horrible feeling all the way round race 4 … you know the one. ‘Did the RO actually see me over the line at the gun?’ As he was not actually Stevie Wonder, we’d a somewhat vain time circulating most of the race 1st and crossing the line 2nd… OCS, to add to our list of acronyms. Endeavour contender Nigel Wakefield and Emma Sanderson won this race from the consistent Jessop and Mears who won overall. Meh, results below. SEAS overall results to follow when I get the time.

 

All credit to the warm Burghfield welcome, the plethora of cakes and driving beer at the bar. Praise in particular to the RO who did such a fab job in very tricky conditions.

 

Julian Bradley

27 September 2017

Rank

Boat_Class

helmname

crewname

Sail_Number

Sailing_Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

Nett

1st

RS200

David Jessop

Sophie Mear

1347

Grafham Water SC

1.0

(2.0)

2.0

2.0

7.0

5.0

2nd

RS200

Nigel Wakefield

Emily Sanderson

1262

Spinnaker SC

(9.0)

1.0

4.0

1.0

15.0

6.0

3rd

RS200

Andy Shorrock

Jackie Bonella

864

Frensham Pond

2.0

3.0

(7.0)

4.0

16.0

9.0

4th

RS200

Trudie Fell

Kristof Jenkins

1329

Burghfield SC

(6.0)

5.0

3.0

3.0

17.0

11.0

5th

RS200

James Anderson

Alyshia Anderson

463

Burghfield SC

3.0

4.0

(10.0)

8.0

25.0

15.0

6th

RS200

Kevin Druce

Izzy Frazer

1605

Burghfield SC

8.0

6.0

(12.0)

5.0

31.0

19.0

7th

RS200

Alex Beaney

Hannah Liptrot

1025

Wembley SC

(13.0)

7.0

8.0

6.0

34.0

21.0

8th

RS200

Julian Bradley

Helen C

1178

Wembley SC

5.0

(19.0 DNC)

1.0

19.0 OCS

44.0

25.0

9th

RS200

Alistair Hodgson

Joanna Worrell

1452

RYA

(11.0)

8.0

9.0

9.0

37.0

26.0

10th

RS200

Pete Haddrell

Flea Haddrell

1330

Burghfield SC

7.0

9.0

11.0

(14.0)

41.0

27.0

11th

RS200

John Crook

Daniel Crook

694

Burghfield SC

(16.0)

10.0

6.0

12.0

44.0

28.0

12th

RS200

Martin Lown

Colin Lown

345

Island barn

4.0

14.0

(16.0)

11.0

45.0

29.0

13th

RS200

Aled Bath

Monty/Imogen Bath

1094

Burghfield SC

12.0

(15.0)

5.0

13.0

45.0

30.0

14th

RS200

Johny Olia

Natalie Messingham

1117

Datchet Water SC

(15.0)

11.0

14.0

7.0

47.0

32.0

15th

RS200

Sue Brannam

Mike Proven

519

Burghfield SC

10.0

12.0

(15.0)

10.0

47.0

32.0

16th

RS200

David Vialls

Emily Vialls

1280

Littleton S C

14.0

13.0

(18.0)

17.0

62.0

44.0

17th

RS200

Pete Vincent

Kimberley Sharpe

1445

Llandegfedd

17.0

(19.0 DNF)

13.0

16.0

65.0

46.0

18th

RS200

Mark Catherall

Ellen Catherall

1401

Burghfield SC

(18.0)

16.0

17.0

15.0

66.0

48.0