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Narrow Victory for Teague and Pound at Exe

Sunday the 8th September saw part 2 of the Exe Double Header, part of the RS200 SW Ugly Tour, sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs, following on from Saturdays event at Starcross. Following on from victory for Pete Vincent/Victoria Upton the day before, the fleet were looking forwards to yet more close racing. The only problem there seemed to be was the forecast, it hadn't looked promising for Sunday all week, and the fleet wouldn't have been surprised had the wind failed to appear. However, thankfully, forecasts are very often wrong! So the fleet set sail and headed out to sea with a light breeze, all their toes and fingers crossed that the wind would continue and build a little. 

 

Race one saw victory for Jeremy/Becca Stephens travelling up from Penzance for the Exe event, with local boat Fred Mainwaring/Liz Teague in second, from Duncan/Lorna Glen another new face for the Sunday with the previous days victors Vincent/Upton taking fourth. The author of this report would love to elaborate further on this race, were it not for one small omission, the bung... An impromptu visit to Dawlish Warren beach was certainly unexpected and gave a moment of reflection on this duckhams worthy cock up.

 

Race two started in the continuing sunshine and a gently building 6-8kts breeze, with a very close top 3 boats, it was Mainwaring/Teague who overtook John Teague/Naomi Pound on the leeward mark gate to take the lead, with Stephens/Stephens very hot on their heels to take third place. Vincent/Upton showed consistency to take another fourth, with Henry Hallam/Ollie Croft showing equal consistency to take their second fifth place.

 

Race 3 saw the wind build slightly to 8-10kts, with a bit of a shift to the right, leading to the fleets only recall of the day and Race Officer Frankie Upton getting out the black flag to keep everybody in order. Getting away cleanly at the second attempt, Teague/Pound held a narrow lead from the first windward mark, to the finish to take the race win, with Mainwaring/Teague pushing hard for their second 2nd place. Glen/Glen took another third place, from Stephens/Stephens in fourth and Hallam/Croft taking another very consistent 5th place.

 

Into the final race and three boats could take the overall win, with Mainwaring/Teague in the strongest position. The wind again increased a bit more, to now give the fleet a real workout upwind with 10-12kts and a building chop adding to the gentle swell. Teague/Pound narrowly led from Vincent/Upton at the first windward mark, with Mainwaring/Teague pulling through on the run into second place. Dave/Jan Pointer had a strong run as well, to move into third place in the building breeze with Glen/Glen in fourth. Teague/Pound held onto their lead to take the race from Mainwaring/Teague.

 

The prize giving held upstairs in the bar, saw a delicious and now legendary spread of cakes, with a plentiful supply of tea to back it up for the hungry sailors. The overall win went to John Teague/Naomi Pound from Bristol Corinthian YC, with local Exe sailors Fred Mainwaring/Liz Teague taking second. Jeremy/Becca Stephens from Penzance SC rounded out the top 3, with Duncan/Lorna Glen from Parkstone in fourth, and Pete Vincent/Victoria Upton from Bristol Corinthian/Exe in fifth. The silver fleet victory went to Dave/Jan Pointer from Parkstone with fellow Parkstone club mates Tony Wilkinson/Kirsten Glen taking second. Bronze victory was won by the very consistent St Mawes team of Henry Hallam/Ollie Croft, with local Exe team of Louis Hokings-Cooke/Rob Adams taking second. With that the fleet headed home after a much better than expected day on the water, given the forecast, having had some good racing courtesy of the slick Exe race team led by Frankie Upton. The finale of the Westcountry Boat Repairs RS200 SW Ugly Tour takes place at Chew Valley Lake SC on October 26th. There is still much to play for with all places in all the divisions up for grabs, don't miss it!
 

RS200 Open Meeting 8 September 2019

Exe Sailing Club

 

Results are final as of 17:39 on September 9, 2019

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 18, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st   1365 John Teague Naomi Pound BCYC (19.0 DNS) 2.0 1.0 1.0 23.0 4.0
2nd   418 Fred Mainwaring Liz Teague Exe SC (2.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 5.0
3rd   846 Jeremy Stephens Becca Stephens Penzance Club 1.0 3.0 4.0 (6.0) 14.0 8.0
4th   861 Duncan Glen Lorna Glen Parkstone SC 3.0 (6.0) 3.0 4.0 16.0 10.0
5th   1445 Pete Vincent Victoria Upton BCYC/Llandegfedd/Exe SC 4.0 4.0 (8.0) 5.0 21.0 13.0
6th   162 Henry Hallam Ollie Croft St Mawes SC 5.0 5.0 5.0 (8.0) 23.0 15.0
7th   1679 Dave Pointer Jan Pointer Parkstone YC 11.0 7.0 (12.0) 3.0 33.0 21.0
8th   1585 Tony Wilkinson Kirsten Glen Parkstone SC 7.0 (9.0) 9.0 7.0 32.0 23.0
9th   1452 Alistair Hodgson Joanne Worrall RYA 9.0 8.0 7.0 (19.0 DNS) 43.0 24.0
10th   536 Louis Hockings-Coke Rob Adams Exe SC 12.0 12.0 6.0 (15.0) 45.0 30.0
11th   374 Chris Baker Jenni Wyatt BCYC 6.0 11.0 15.0 (19.0 DNS) 51.0 32.0
12th   1674 Stuart Totten Tom Carr Parkstone SC 8.0 (15.0) 13.0 12.0 48.0 33.0
13th   486 Chris Crooke Katie James Exe SC (15.0) 14.0 10.0 9.0 48.0 33.0
14th   1342 Sarah Green David Green Llandegfedd 10.0 13.0 (17.0) 10.0 50.0 33.0
15th   519 Sue Branham Mike Proven Burghfield SC 13.0 10.0 (14.0) 14.0 51.0 37.0
16th   407 Francesca Neale Will Farrant South Cerney SC 14.0 (17.0) 11.0 13.0 55.0 38.0
17th   361 Grant Boorer Jonathan Carr Starcross SC (16.0) 16.0 16.0 11.0 59.0 43.0
18th   1516 Martyn Stubb Yvonne Smith CVLSC 17.0 (19.0 UFD) 18.0 19.0 DNS 73.0 54.0

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