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19/04/2019
Easter Egg

  • Waldringfield Easter Egg 2019
  • Waldringfield Easter Egg 2019

RS200’s at Waldringfield SC Easter Egg   

Report by Robin Parsons

Photos © Alexis Smith

 

Several visitors came to bolster the fast expanding home fleet of RS200s for the Waldringfield Easter Egg Regatta on 19/20 April.  21 boats took part which made for some excellent close racing in the first event of the 2019 Fox’s Chandlery Eastern Travellers circuit for RS200s.  

 

The weather could not have been better with Force 2-4 winds combining with bright sunshine.  A figure of eight course was set for the first 2 races with competitors eager to enjoy the conditions.  Unfortunately, many were too eager in the second start with the tide pushing many towards the pin and over the line.  A general recall was sounded together with a black flag which made for a clean re-start.  Stephen Videlo and Maddie Harris won both the first 2 races with MJ and Fran Gifford picking up a second and third.

 

In Race 3 the Race Officer decided to show off as much of the river as possible with the furthest marks at each end placed half way towards Felixstowe Ferry and Woodbridge respectively.  Stephen and Maddie recorded another first while Will Taylor and Matt Taylor showed their consistency by picking up another fourth to add to the two recorded earlier and as visitors, showed that local knowledge wasn’t everything.

 

Race 4 was set with a very short first beat across the tide, - ideal conditions for a general recall!  The 21 starters surely obliged and the black flag was then implemented for all of the remaining races.  Ian and Alyson Videlo took the win as a testing last reach made competitors decide which side of the river they needed to follow and how soon they should cross the tide to make the finish.  Adam Fuller and Aaron Woolf called it right and made up several places to take second, while Will and Matt Taylor maintained their consistency with a third.

 

Race 5 resulted in a well-earned win for Hattie Collingridge and Katie Spark followed by Stephen and Maddie, with Archie Penn and Alex Bell-Jones in third.

 

The final race was significant for 3 competitors being black flagged which was particularly unfortunate for Adam and Aaron who had already been black flagged in Race 5 and thus were heavily impacted in their overall result.  However, Stephen and Maddie returned to form with a win to seal overall victory.

 

Big thanks to the Race, Safety and Galley teams at Waldringfield who ensured an enjoyable weekend for all competitors.

We can only hope that the weather contributes in the same way at the next event in the Fox’s Chandlery Eastern Circuit which takes place on 2nd June at Burnham Sailing Club.

 

Rank

Sail No

Helm

Crew

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Net

1st

1447

Stephen Videlo

Maddie Harris

1

1

1

-4

2

1

10

6

2nd

1179

Archie Penn

Alex Bell-Jones

3

-10

2

5

3

4

27

17

3rd

573

Will Taylor

Matt Taylor

4

4

4

3

-5

3

23

18

4th

1155

Ian Videlo

Alyson Videlo

6

2

8

1

-10

2

29

19

5th

1421

MJ Gifford

Fran Gifford

2

3

5

7

6

(22.0 BFD)

45

23

6th

1673

Harry Chatterton

Connor Line

-13

11

3

6

4

5

42

29

7th

1663

Hattie Collingridge

Katie Spark

9

6

-11

8

1

7

42

31

8th

540

Bea Green

Chris Mayhew

5

5

-17

14

13

8

62

45

9th

1209

Geoff Mayhew

Sarah Northey

7

9

-12

11

11

9

59

47

10th

1477

Robin Parsons

 Kim Ford

10

-14

6

9

14

12

65

51

11th

1628

Matt Fowler

Lynne Ratcliffe

11

-16

10

16

9

6

68

52

12th

433

Adam Fuller

Aaron Woolf

12

8

9

2

(22.0 BFD)

22.0 BFD

75

53

13th

1182

Andrew Nunn

Nicole Mayhew

-17

12

15

10

8

10

72

55

14th

1581

Ben Stone

Hamish Stone

15

7

7

-18

15

15

77

59

15th

1340

Ed Harris

Peter Farthing

14

15

-21

15

7

11

83

62

16th

1247

Cara Bland

Luke Minchin

8

17

16

12

12

(22.0 BFD)

87

65

17th

1142

Ben Alexander

Elspeth Orme

21

13

13

(22.0 DNC)

16

17

102

80

18th

1149

Mark Hodge

Becky Hodge

18

19

14

19

(22.0 DNC)

13

105

83

19th

786

Joe Hunt

Lucy Nunn

19

18

20

17

(22.0 DNC)

14

110

88

20th

1180

Hannah Mayhew

Adam Steele

16

-21

19

20

17

16

109

88

21st

1638

Angus Collingridge

Kate White

20

20

18

13

18

(22.0 DNF)

111

89

 

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