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    An optimistic fleet arrived at a slightly damp Parkstone YC, for the RS200 SW Ugly Tour event sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs, following a scorching week of sunshine, the rain was rather novel. The forecast of 7-10mph was promising, offering good conditions for a pleasant days racing, especially with a forecast offering up a brighter afternoon. Rigged and ready to launch the fleet tallied out, sails up and ready to go, except the wind hadn’t got the same memo, there was none. Cue an hour or so of the fleet hanging around, thankfully with the rain having subsided, and excellent hosting by Parkstone providing cans of drink. The wind teased but didn’t appear to want to fill in, until just in the nick of time a gentle breeze began to build. Following a quick liaison between the shore team and the race officer on the water out in the race area, the course area was moved to give the best chance of getting a series in, and the fleet were a go!

    The light conditions required patience and a cool head, in the building heat, with race one getting away cleanly. The locals clearly enjoying the chance to show the rest of the fleet around the course, with the Parkstone family team of Richard/Lila Edwards taking first, from fellow Parkstone boat Will Storey/Kate Allam in second. Third place was taken by Flynn Davies/Holly Dabson, with fourth taken by another local Parkstone boat Edd Whitehead/Millie Alcock and fifth Murray Hampshire/Phoebe Warren.

    With time pushing on, and a deadline of 3:30 to start a final race, the second race would now become the final race, meaning it was all to play for, in a no discard series of two races. The tide now beginning to exit Poole harbour with some haste, created the perfect conditions for some un-scheduled starting practice, with two general recalls, the second of which was under black flag, claiming two victims. Third time lucky and we were off, the wind now building with the fleet now stretching their legs upwind, with some gentle hiking at times. It was the turn of another local boat to take the win, this time from Poole YC, with Morgan Peach/Amy Sparks taking the win, with Davies/Dabson in second, Ian Martin/Chris Catt in third, and the top five being completed by Hampshire/Warren in fourth and Whitehead/Alcock in fifth.

    It wouldn’t be an Ugly tour event at Parkstone without four more ingredients, sunshine, BBQ, beer (ok and Pimms!) and cake, which is the icing on the cake on what turned out to be a great event. I have yet to go to a club that can match the absolute quality of hosting that Parkstone can deliver, they really smash it out of the park, year after year, it really is a winning formula! Talking about winning, the event was won by Flynn Davies/Holly Dabson from Burham SC, with second place boat going to local Parkstone sailors Richard/Lila Edwards. Third and fourth place were tied on points, with Murray Hampshire/Phoebe Warren from WCSS coming out top, from local Parkstone sailors Edd Whitehead/Millie Alcock, and another Parkstone team of Will Storey/Kate Allam rounding out the top five. Silver fleet was won yet again, and clearly eyeing up a future promotion, by the Llandegfedd/Exe duo of Merrick Stanley/Victoria Upton from the second placed silver boat of another Parkstone team, Peter Loretto/Lucy Wise. Bronze fleet was won by the far travelling Cornish team from St Mawes of Rose Hallam/Benjamin Marsden from second place Bronze boat Graham/Darcie Flynn from The Chase SC.

    The tour continues at Exe SC on 18th September, after the fleet have had a weeks practice there in August at the Nationals, don’t miss it!

     John Teague

    RS200 Open 2021

    Parkstone Yacht Club


    Results are provisional as of 15:14 on July 26, 2021


    Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Entries: 33, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Division Sail Number Helm Name Crew Name Club R1 R2 Total Nett
    1st Gold 985 Flynn Davies Holly Dabson Burnham Sailing Club 3.0 2.0 5.0 5.0
    2nd Gold 1647 Richard Edwards Lila Edwards Parkstone Yacht Club 1.0 6.0 7.0 7.0
    3rd Gold 1215 Murray Hampshire Phoebe Warren WCSS 5.0 4.0 9.0 9.0
    4th Gold 1626 Edd Whitehead Millie Alcock Parkstone YC/ Filey 4.0 5.0 9.0 9.0
    5th Gold 1652 Will Storey Kate Allam Parkstone YC 2.0 8.0 10.0 10.0
    6th Gold 16 Chris Webber Nicola Webber Pevensey Bay Sailing Club 8.0 7.0 15.0 15.0
    7th Gold 1722 Morgan Peach Amy Sparks Poole Yacht Club 15.0 1.0 16.0 16.0
    8th Gold 1603 Ian Martin Chris catt Netley 13.0 3.0 16.0 16.0
    9th Gold 920 Oli Aldridge Phoebe Connellan Parkstone/Middle Nene 6.0 12.0 18.0 18.0
    10th Gold 1365 John Teague Naomi Pound Bristol Corinthian YC 10.0 9.0 19.0 19.0
    11th Gold 846 Jeremy Stephens James Stewart Penzance SC 11.0 10.0 21.0 21.0
    12th Gold 861 Duncan Glen Lorna Glen Parkstone YC 12.0 13.0 25.0 25.0
    13th Silver 609 Merrick Stanley Victoria Upton Llandegfedd SC/Exe SC 9.0 19.0 28.0 28.0
    14th Gold 629 Rob Henderson Mat Currell Lymington Town SC 19.0 11.0 30.0 30.0
    15th Silver 1665 Peter Loretto Lucy Wise Parkstone YC 18.0 14.0 32.0 32.0
    16th Silver 1635 Andrew Barnett Caitlin Barnett Island Barn RSC 16.0 16.0 32.0 32.0
    17th Silver 1679 Dave Pointer Jan Pointer Parkstone YC 14.0 20.0 34.0 34.0
    18th Gold 1395 Nigel Bird Andy Bird R Y A 21.0 15.0 36.0 36.0
    19th Silver 1684 Amy Boyle Roisin Halloran St Mawes 17.0 21.0 38.0 38.0
    20th Gold 1611 Niki Birrell Toby Lewis Parkstone YC 7.0 34.0 DNC 41.0 41.0
    21st Silver 1585 Tony Wilkinson Kirsten Glen Parkstone YC 23.0 18.0 41.0 41.0
    22nd Silver 1658 John Harvey Sarah Madisson Thornbury Sailing Club 26.0 17.0 43.0 43.0
    23rd Gold 1445 Peter Vincent Charlotte Cotter Llandegfedd and Bristol CYC 22.0 22.0 44.0 44.0
    24th Bronze 1080 Rose Hallam Benjamin Marsden St Mawes SC 24.0 23.0 47.0 47.0
    25th Bronze 967 Graham Flynn Darcie Flynn The Chase Sailing Club 25.0 24.0 49.0 49.0
    26th Bronze 1685 Roger Storey Phil Brook Parkstone YC 27.0 25.0 52.0 52.0
    27th Silver 1452 Alistair Hodgson Ella Spain Upton Warren SC 20.0 34.0 BFD 54.0 54.0
    28th Silver 1691 James Shrives Samuel Shrives RNSA 31.0 26.0 57.0 57.0
    29th Bronze 983 Shaun Robson Marie Smith Parkstone YC 30.0 27.0 57.0 57.0
    30th Bronze 1516 Martyn Stubbs Yvonne Smith Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club 29.0 28.0 57.0 57.0
    31st Silver 1030 Robin Phipps Andrew Smith Parkstone YC 28.0 29.0 57.0 57.0
    32nd Silver 952 Paul Robson Rick Lindsley Reading SC 32.0 30.0 62.0 62.0
    33rd Gold 1621 Henry Hallam Ashley Hill St Mawes SC 34.0 DNS 34.0 DNC 68.0 68.0

    Scoring codes used

    Code Description Points
    BFD Black flag disqualification under rule 30.4 34
    DNC Did not come to the starting area 34
    DNS Came to the start area but did not start 34


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