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20/05/2018

  • RS200 Great Eastern Tour, RCYC, May 2018
  • RS200 Great Eastern Tour, RCYC, May 2018

Report by Alex Porteous

 

The Fox’s Chandlery RS200 Great Eastern Traveller Series had its second event of 2018 at Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on 20th May. After the disappointment of no wind and therefore no dinghy racing Saturday morning, it was promising to see a gentle breeze on Sunday morning for the RCYC RS200 Open. 11 boats including 4 visitors and a couple of rusty squib sailors set out to compete in 4 races set by Edwin Buckley and the Phoebe race team.

With the wind coming straight down the river, the question on everyone’s lips was which side of the river to go. Short tacking was the order of the day with many a roll tack attempted (and some even achieved!). With no depth meters, it was a tricky call as to how far the boats went in and for those of us more used to keels it was great to be able to raise the centreboard to get off the bottom!

The first race of the day saw Simon Cory and Denise Judd from Downs Sailing Club take the win followed closely by Ellen Morley (crewed by Dylan Collingbourne) and Charlie Pitcher (crewed by Izzie Corbett). Race two saw Ellen go one better taking the win and pipping Jo Tribe and Emily Davies. Andrew and Daisy Nunn from Waldringfield Sailing Club took third spot. It was in this race that some of us realised the importance of remembering to put the centreboard down after rounding the leeward mark in a very strong tide (not going to forget that one in a hurry!)

There was a short break between Race 2 & 3 as sandwiches & snacks were eaten (special mention to Kate Rands in the safety boat who had a plethora of chocolate goodies!) and the boats regrouped. 

Race 3 saw Jo Tribe leading this time from start to finish closely pursued by Ellen Morley and the Nunns. Special mention goes to Scott and Sophie who had a cracking race and were just pipped at the line for 5th place.

Going into Race 4, Ellen and Dylan had the event in the bag but for the remaining positions it was all to play for.  An individual recall was called, however no boats went back and it was on the finish line that Charlie Pitcher and Izzie Corbett unfortunately discovered that their 1st place was not to count. Positions shifted up one and once more we saw Ellen and Dylan at the front, with the Nunns moving to second and Jo Tribe taking third spot.

The final results saw Ellen and Dylan from Burnham SC take first place overall, Jo and Emily (also from BSC) second and Andrew and Daisy Nunn (Waldringfield SC) third place.

Many thanks go to RCYC for hosting the event and also to the race officers for a fantastic day’s racing. Also to Carl Anderson for organising.

 

Photos thansk to Sue Law

Overall Results

 

Pos

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Points

1

1345

Ellen Morley

Dylan

4

2

1152

Jo Tribe

Emily Davies

6

3

1182

Andrew Nunn

Daisy Nunn

8

4

1018

Simon Cory

Denise Judd

9

5

1323

Micky Wright

Alex Porteous

15

6

1660

Charlie Pitcher

Izzie Corbett

17

7

1515

James Hutton Penman

Nick Hutton Penmon

18

8

1040

Thomas Rands

Christie Peel

19

9

1164

Scott Ellis

Sophie Dawson

22

10

110

Jason Phelps

Nick Clark

29

11

879

Carl Anderson

Nick Peel

32

 

 

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