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12/05/2001
GUL RS RACING CIRCUIT Lee On Solent SC

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  • 2012 RS EOS Champs
  • Llandegfedd Open 2013
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  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
LEE ON SOLENT Ė May 12th / 13th Over one hundred and eighty boats, intense racing, blazing sunshine and a big party. The longest winter blues in memory were finally and dramatically dispelled on the Gul RS Racing Circuit, on May 12th / 13th. Forty seven RS200ís, including most of the top teams, ensured some hot competition. In light conditions newcomer to the fleet, Mark Littlejohn (ex top Laser sailor and Shirley Robertsonís coach) gave notice that he will be a force in the class. Sailing with his son Stuart, they chose the right route on the opening beat and showed everyone the way for the first lap. Bad boy of the fleet, Jon Lewis sailing with Lizzie Humphrey reeled them in eventually to claim a narrow victory, with Angus Hemmings and Clair Nuttall in third spot. Race two saw more newcomers to the class, Paul and Suzie Hammett find winning form with Emma Harris and Trudie Danbury (who sailed in the first ever 200 event) earning second. Paul and Caroline Fisk began their consistent run of three thirds. Tom and Jo Hewitson found the go pedal in the last race of the day, overtaking early leaders Martin Wadhams and Amanda Davies on the second beat. After a tense final windward mark rounding when the wind eased and tide increased, threatened turmoil was narrowly avoided by the leading two, with the Fisks gaining third again. Sunday produced similar light wind racing and after a short delay while the wind settled and the sailors implemented their favourite remedies for the previous nights indulgences, the game recommenced. Harry and Pru Roome lead from start to finish, fighting off challenges from the Hewitsons and Lewis/Humphrey. The fifth race was sailed in the strongest breeze and the Hewitsons made no mistake. The Fisks put in another good result with a second to keep the event wide open. With several boats still in contention going into the final heat, the wind kept a trick in store to add more spice to the occasion. The Littlejohns were once again early leaders, but were chased hard by a pack containing all the overall challengers. Lewis/Humphrey lead narrowly into the last beat, but the wind began to die and swing as a sea breeze set in over the gradient wind. The situation was clear, but where to position your boat to get the first of the new wind and stay between the opposition and the line was less obvious. The Hewitons came out on top and with it clinched the event. Wadhams/Davies pulled up from fourth to second but this was not enough to prevent the Fisks from claiming a well deserved second overall. Next stop is stunning Lake Como for many teams, followed by Torbay in the middle of June on the Gul RS Circuit. 1st 655 Tom & Jo Hewitson 2nd 626 Paul & Caroline Fisk 3rd 622 Martin Wadhams & Amanda Davies 4th Jon Lewis & Lizzie Humphrey 5th Angus Hemmings & Clare Nuttall 6th Paul & Suzie Hammett
Sail No Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Position Results Helm Crew Sailing Club 655 8 0 1 2 1 1 13 1 Tom Hewitson Jo Hewitson RNCYC 626 5 3 3 3 2 0 16 2 Paul Fisk Caroline Fisk Bough Beech SC 622 6 4 2 4 0 2 18 3 Martin Wadhams Amanda Davies Medway YC 654 1 8 4 0 7 4 24 4 Jonathan Lewis Lizzie Humphrey Burghfield SC 503 3 5 0 10 6 3 27 5 Angus Hemming Clair Nuthall Stokes Bay SC 653 7 1 7 12 3 0 30 6 Paul Hammett Suzie Hammett Frensham Pond SC 520 2 14 0 5 4 6 31 7 Mark Littlejohn Samuel Littlejohn Lancing SC 609 10 2 6 6 0 10 34 8 Emma Harris Trudie Danbury Bristol Corinthians YC 618 0 24 8 1 5 7 45 9 Harry Roome Prue Room Hayling Island SC 579 4 0 5 17 8 16 50 10 Steve Restall Katie Restall Downs SC 501 18 9 0 13 11 11 62 11 Ian Pickard Laurie Dunn Bristol Corinthians YC 581 15 7 19 0 13 9 63 12 M Chapman A Porter Wembley SC 446 14 6 18 7 18 0 63 13 Cameron Hunter Andrew Robertson Bowmoor SC 264 9 18 0 16 12 12 67 14 Chris Jenkins Rachael Jenkins Frampton DSSC 637 20 16 9 8 0 15 68 15 Sarah Taylor Claire Upton-Brown Hayling Island SC 651 17 11 0 15 9 18 70 16 Charles Roome Kate Peters Hayling Island SC 553 22 0 16 19 10 5 72 17 Paul Fox Adam Fox Stewartby WSC 334 13 0 12 9 19 19 72 18 Jane Robertson Jane Howarth Bowmoor SC 615 11 20 0 14 23 14 82 19 Malcolm Morley Emma Carveth Hayling Island SC 364 12 23 13 18 16 0 82 20 Simon Gillow Kate Gillow Highcliffe SC 480 16 15 0 25 22 22 100 21 Ian Brearley Sally Brearley Hayling Island SC 602 24 13 0 21 15 30 103 22 Chris Woodard Linda Woodard Wembley SC 467 32 10 11 29 0 28 110 23 Steve Dunn Lucy Davey Stewartby WSC 371 0 28 21 20 20 24 113 24 Katrina Gilbert Jenny Rust Frensham Pond SC 405 0 17 17 31 26 26 117 25 Clare Rowbottom Lucy Matthews Locks SC 392 26 0 33 27 14 20 120 26 Ben Alexander Tom Alexander Deben YC 391 0 21 23 26 28 25 123 27 Matthew Davies Mel Pattison Hayling Island SC 457 23 22 0 35 31 17 128 28 Alice Allen Kate Baxter Bristol Corinthians YC 676 28 27 25 22 27 0 129 29 Dave Milner D Reynolds BOA 591 35 0 34 23 24 33 149 30 Tim Harrington Iain Chaney Wembley SC 387 31 42 0 30 25 23 151 31 Dan Perry Debbie Gibson Wembley SC 341 33 34 0 28 30 27 152 32 Nathan Staley Ian Robertson Bowmoor SC 625 0 33 15 49 37 32 166 33 Nygel Gardner Chris Rowland Burghfield SC 361 36 40 28 36 29 0 169 35 Prue Nash Natalie Rogers Stokes Bay SC 442 38 35 38 37 0 21 169 36 Paul White Vicky Kennedy Thorpe Bay SC 669 19 37 35 32 48 0 171 37 Sally Potter Irene Griffiths BCYC 590 43 32 0 34 34 31 174 38 Allan Perry Jo Haynes Wembley SC 230 41 0 32 40 36 29 178 39 R James A Hilton Calshot SC 570 34 25 26 47 0 47 179 40 Martin Grady Liz Hartland RNSA/HISC 327 0 46 14 39 35 47 181 41 Matt Paul Brian Tennant Wembley SC 295 27 31 29 0 47 47 181 42 Bill Sowden Julia Sowden Highcliffe SC 641 42 41 39 33 32 0 187 43 Phil Johnson Leonie Johnson CSC 535 21 26 47 47 0 47 188 44 Winston Lord ?? Lord Portchester SC 548 39 38 37 0 33 47 194 45 Keith Moody Viki Moody Lymington Town SC 242 44 43 47 39 38 0 211 46 Bill Carlton Avril Carlton Cotswold SC 660 47 44 40 49 39 0 219 47 Vicky Watling John Mather Lee-On-The Solent SC is DSQ=48 is Discard
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