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02/06/2002
Fat Face Racing Circuit Derwent

  • Crewsaver EOS Champs
  • 2012 RS EOS Champs
  • Llandegfedd Open 2013
  • RS 10th Anniversary Ball
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
This was an awesome event for the 200ís with 40 boats making the trip with the vast majority of the form boys present. The front of the fleet was ridiculously close and although the front 8 overall were miles clear on points this was not a true reflection on the standard of the rest of the fleet as all the leading boats found to their cost when they could not pull through. Such was the competitive nature of the event that overall victory and all leading places overall changed hands on the last gybe of the last race. Day 1 really set the scene. Hamish Calder/Severine Rees Jones won race 1 with Jon Lewis/Paula Hall second and Mike Saul/Sophie Hartley third. Race 2 saw Pete Vincent/Trudie Danbury and Calder/Rees Jones called OCS when in strong position. Lewis/Hall then led throughout with Steve Dunn/Sarah Allen second and Ian Pickard/Laurie Dunn third. Vincent/Danbury and Calder/Rees Jones made no mistake in race 3 being 1.2 from start to finish with Ollie Holden/Sarah Freestone third. All the leading boats had one race they would rather not talk about and already Dunn/Allen were in pole position, the only boat with three top 5 results. Day 2 was really Dunn/Allenís day. Calder/Rees Jones led race 4 from start to finish with Saul/Hartley second and Holden/Freestone third. Pickard/Dunn had a flying start to race 5 and looked to have a comfortable lead but Dunn/Allen hunted them down and won by a good margin. Race 6 was led from the start by Dunn/Allen and when the course was destroyed by a wind shift looked to have an easy victory in their grasp on a procession course. The leading group was having none of this and kept the pressure on amongst plenty of action at the leeward mark. Dunn/Allen held on though to win from Pickard/Dunn and Vincent/Danbury. Dunn/Allen were now in overall lead being the most consistent performer. Saul/Hartley had a great day with 2.3.4 to move into real contention but with two discards allowed the event was still wide open with the top 7 in with a shout. Day 3 and Calder/Rees Jones led at mark 1 in race 7. Lewis/Hall though were through at the first leeward mark. After the previous day when the fleet knew he was on the water by the amount of verbal that was coming out of his boat, as he had a relatively off day, Lewis let his sailing do the talking to win the race by a rude margin. Saul/Hartley sailed a blinder to recover from a relatively poor first mark position to claim second with Dunn/Allen third. Race 8 saw a nightmare of a start as the wind swung in the last 40 seconds to make it impossible to cross the line on starboard. The top 7 overall got out of the carnage to all be in contention at the first mark. Lewis/Hall disappeared in the lead on the first race to leave the next five to have a titanic battle as ever boat changed places on every leg. Dunn/Allen though were always in the top 5 and looking like they were going to secure overall victory. Lewis/Hall were awesome in real breeze, won by a big margin and then waited to watch the outcome of the battles behind. Saul/Hartley were in second coming into the final mark but Pickard/Dunn got the gust at the right time to shoot up his inside and then perform a perfect gybe inside a capsized 400 to claim second. Dunn/Allen were in fourth 100 yards from the final mark but both Vincent/Danbury and Holden/Freestone burnt over the top of them to drop them to sixth. This left Lewis/Hall on equal points with Dunn/Allen one point ahead of Saul/Hartley with overall victory to Lewis/Hall on most number of firsts. Behind the front seven former Enterprise National Champion Alan Gillard, with son Tom crewing, showed he will be a real force finishing 8th overall in his first large RS200 event. Richard Whiteley/ Anne Saul, part of the large Ripon contingent, had a very consistent regatta to finish 9th. Sue Antonelli/Jo Lloyd were always in contention to score a really good 10th overall whilst 200 stalwarts Andi Riley/Julie Marsden had their best performance at a Racing Circuit event in 11th overall. Jon Lewis and Paula Hall now have a commanding lead in the Fat Face Racing Circuit. Next is the GUL Grand Slam event at Lee on Solent; it will have to go some to be as exciting as this.
Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club Race1 Race2 Race3 Race4 Race5 Race6 Race7 Race8 Pts
1st 754 Jonathan Lewis Paula Hall Burghfield SC 2 1 11 6 7 5 1 1 16
2nd 789 Steve Dunn Sarah Allan Stewartby Water SC 5 2 5 4 1 1 3 6 16
3rd 790 Mike Saul Sophie Hartley Ripon SC 3 5 12 2 3 4 2 3 17
4th 756 Hamish Calder Severine Rees Jones Royal Highland SC 1 OCS 2 1 5 6 5 DNS 20
5th 728 Ian Pickard Laurie Dunn Bristol Corinthain YC 15 3 6 11 2 2 8 2 23
6th 777 Pette Vincent Trudie Doris Danbury Bristol Corinthain YC 4 OCS 1 9 8 3 6 4 26
7th 741 Ollie Holdon Sarah Freestone HISC 7 4 3 3 4 9 7 5 26
8th 725 Alan Gillard Thomas Gillard Sheffield Viking SC 6 10 4 5 9 10 4 DNS 38
9th 614 Richard Whiteley Anne Saul Ripon SC 8 11 9 16 18 12 12 8 60
10th 732 Sue Antonelli Jo Lloyd Littleton SC 9 14 10 8 17 11 10 14 62
11th 743 Andi Riley Julie Marsden Stewartby Water SC 17 9 7 14 21 18 9 7 63
12th 602 Chris Woodard Linda Woodard Wembly SC 11 15 16 18 14 8 11 10 69
13th 535 Simon Gillow Tracey Hill Wembly SC 10 6 13 30 11 22 22 18 80
14th 623 Luke Shaw Marie Kassell Wembly SC 20 21 21 15 13 7 15 15 85
15th 329 Alex Good Ben Lister Ripon SC 13 8 26 24 15 19 21 9 85
16th 661 Graeme Henry Shona Redpath St Marys Loch 14 13 29 10 24 17 17 16 87
17th 766 Ian Smith Nikki Smith Ripon SC 25 20 8 26 19 13 18 12 90
18th 604 Simon Davis Mary Davis Wembly SC 22 7 15 21 10 16 DNS DNS 91
19th 706 Martin English Yami Wembly SC DNS 17 18 27 6 23 20 11 95
20th 437 Jon Watkins Hannah Watkins Hunts SC 12 23 17 7 25 30 DSQ 13 97
21st 443 Andy Griffith Julia Camm Bartley SC 21 18 14 12 20 14 30 DNF 99
22nd 710 Andrew Hartley Eve Hartley Ripon SC 18 19 25 13 16 26 16 23 105
23rd 544 Katie Masterson Fiona Foulkes St Marys Loch 23 12 22 22 23 21 19 17 113
24th 345 Karen Baker Alan Baker Tynemouth 19 16 28 19 27 24 14 DNF 119
25th 723 Evan Dunn Sandy McSekey Loch Lamond SC OCS 24 23 17 22 25 13 21 120
26th 716 Dave Smith Sue Smith Ripon SC 16 OCS 19 20 12 15 DNS DNF 123
27th 684 Heather Matthews Lucy Matthews Blithfield SC 26 30 24 25 DNS 20 24 DNF 149
28th 683 Dave RedPeath Ana Renz SMLSC 28 25 20 23 DNS 28 28 DNF 152
29th 332 Martin Smith Barbara Haworth ELSC 24 26 27 28 29 29 26 22 153
30th 310 Peter Craggs Ronnie Carter York Railway Institute SC DNS 29 35 31 26 27 27 19 159
31st 445 Colin Haighton Simon Haighton Hykeham SC 34 22 31 33 28 32 23 DNF 169
32nd 321 Jonathan Thompson Rosemary Thompson Ripon SC 31 28 32 36 32 33 29 20 172
33rd 447 Allen Tunnineley Mike Rome Ripon SC 29 31 36 32 30 36 33 26 181
34th 685 Chris Sutton Heather Sutton Shustoke SC 30 OCS 33 29 34 34 31 DNS 191
35th 379 Andy Young Sam Young Scaling Dam SC 32 27 34 34 33 35 DNS DNS 195
36th 586 Paul Willis Jo Hinsley Filey SC 33 32 38 35 35 38 DNS 24 197
37th 446 Jonathan Briggs Amy Holland Winsford Flash DNS DNS DNS 38 31 37 25 25 197
38th 213 Josh Gebhard Judi Gebhard DRSC 27 DNS 30 DNF DNS 31 DNS DNS 211
39th 450 Julie Greenwood David Murphy Scaling Dam SC 35 DNF 37 37 36 39 32 DNS 217
40th 215 Giles Lewis Karen Rhodes Broxbourne SC DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 246