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14/04/2019
Standalone Open Meeting

On 14 April, 3 visitors joined the Frensham Pond RS200 home fleet for an Open shared with the Larks.  A chilly easterly wind greeted competitors and gave RO Bruce Hill a challenging first race as the wind veered to the south. At the end of the first leg there were even a couple of spinnakers to be seen!  First to the “windward” were cousins Stephen and Rebecca Videlo followed by Katrina Gilbert and Jenny Rust who had made the best of the interesting leg despite an uncharacteristically late start.  Matt Shorrock crewed by mum, Katie were in third and these three boats had a comfortable lead gap over the rest of the fleet ultimately finishing in this order.

 

Race 2 saw a course change and the wind picked up producing a few interesting moments in the gusts. Katrina and Jenny had a much better start and looked to have the first beat won. However, the Videlos rounded mark 1 first followed by Freya Darnton and Crispin Beaumont and then John Brooker and Yasmin Sfaxi.  The increased wind led to some screaming reaches and a few bundles at marks.  The Videlos retained their lead after a good battle with Katrina and Jenny, with the Shorrocks in third.

 

After lunch the wind seemed to die and became even more southerly. Freya and Crispin were first to the windward chased by FPSC class captain Stefan Bennett crewed by Nicki Yelland with Katrina and Jenny third.  As the wind came back there was a real tussle for supremacy with the lead being shared between those mentioned plus the Shorrocks and the Videlos.  The Videlos prevailed to take their third bullet and the win overall. They were followed by Freya and Crispin and then Katrina and Jenny.

 

In Race 4 Stefan and Nicki were first to the windward mark but in a fickle wind were unable to hang on. The usual suspects were involved in the battle and this time Matt and Katie Shorrock won from Katrina and Jenny with the Videlos third.

 

So overall the top 3 were Stephen and Rebecca Videlo, then Matt and Katie Shorrock and then Katrina Gilbert and Jenny Rust.

 

Prizes were presented by Stefan Bennett and everyone enjoyed warming up over cups of tea and the famous Frensham “spread”. Congratulations to RO Bruce Hill for getting four races sailed in tricky conditions….he earned his bottle of wine.

 

Stepanie Videlo

Rank

SailNo

HelmName

CrewName

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

Points

1st

1636

Stephen Videlo

Rebecca Videlo

Waldringfield / Frensham Pond S C

1

1

1

(3)

3

2nd

864

Matt Shorrock

Katie Shorrock

Frensham Pond S C

(3)

2

3

1

6

3rd

1163

Katrina Gilbert

Jenny Rust

Frensham Pond S C

2

3

(4)

2

7

4th

452

Freya Darnton

Crispin Beaumont

N/A

(4)

4

2

4

10

5th

1102

John Brooker

Yasmin Sfaxi

Frensham Pond S C

5

5

(8)

6

16

6th

1613

Stefan Bennett

Nicki Yelland

Frensham Pond S C

6

6

5

(7)

17

7th

1159

Fiona Taylor

Gordon Taylor

Frensham Pond S C

(7)

7

7

5

19

8th

719

Richard Harding

Tristan Harding

Frensham Pond S C

8

(11 DNF)

6

8

22

9th

1518

Kate Taylor

Richard Dean

Frensham Pond S C

(10)

8

9

9

26

10th

1009

Simon Shillaker

Katie Shillaker

Lee on Solent /Hillhead S C

9

(11 DNF)

11 DNC

11 DNC

31

 

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