Results / Easter Egg Waldringfield - 09/04/2023
RS200 Sailing Chandlery EaSEA Traveller Round 3 at the Waldringfield Easter Egg
9-10th April 2023
A record turnout, 28 RS200s descended on Waldringfield Sailing Club to battle it out in the 3rd round of the EaSEA traveller series. It was a weekend of contrasts with wall to wall sunshine and light winds on Sunday, then Monsoon conditions and gusts over 30 knots on Bank Holiday Monday.
Race one started in a light Southerly with a long beat against the flood tide making for some fantastic early season tacking practice as the fleet worked the righthand bank.
Antony and Jo Gifford, having travelled all the way from the Royal Tay Yacht Club, made the starboard end of the start line their own and shot into an early lead from local favourites Ian and Alyson Videlo. These two swapped places a couple of times but it was Antony and Jo who ultimately won through with Alan Krailing and Libbie Bush in 3rd.
Race two and Antony and Jo were at it again this time port tacking the fleet from the pin end, having held the lead for most of the race they were overhauled late on by the super-fast pairing of Tom Ahlheid and Bee Nee taking the win, and Ian and Alyson coming through for another 2nd place.
Race three with the breeze building to 10 knots, the Giffords and Videlos were battling it out once again, but this time it was the younger generation leading the way with James and Rory Gifford battling it out with Stephen and Chris Videlo. Ultimately it was Team Videlo that took the win, with James and Rory in a very strong 2nd , and Archie Penn and Alex Bell-Jones 3rd.
Sunday’s weather turned out to be exactly as forecast and there was a distinct lack of enthusiasm for rigging as the rain continued to pour. This temporary inconvenience ultimately proved more than worth it with most returning grinning ear to ear after some fantastic downwind legs (personally I was less keen on the upwind bit against the strong tide!).
Matt and Will Taylor showed that these were the conditions they had been waiting for - shooting off into an unassailable lead with Videl’s Stephen and Chris, and Ian and Alyson, vying for 2nd. In the end youth gave way to experience with Ian and Alyson finishing runners-up.
In the final race of the day it was again Matt and Will at the front early on with Stephen and Chris hot on their heels. Ultimately it was Stephen and Chris who broke clear to take the win and with it the event. Tom and Char Stewart showed that the breeze had blown away the early season cobwebs with a strong 3rd place.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who made the event possible and thanks also to all those making long trips to compete, we hope to see you all again next year!
By Alan Krailing
Prize giving photos thanks to Will Taylor
Sailing photos thanks to Alexis Smith
|Waldringfield Sailing Club|
|Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Rating system: PY, Entries: 28, Scoring system: Appendix A|
|Rank||Sail No||Club||Helm Name||Crew Name||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||Total||Nett|
|1st||1447||Waldringfield SC||Stephen Videlo||Chris Videlo||4||-6||1||3||1||15||9|
|2nd||1155||Waldringfield SC||Ian Videlo||Alyson Videlo||2||2||-14||2||7||27||13|
|3rd||1576||Waldringfield SC||Alan Krailing||Libbie Bush||3||-14||4||4||4||29||15|
|4th||1436||Frensham Pond SC||Tom Ahlheid||Bee Nee||-11||1||5||8||5||30||19|
|5th||1673||Waldringfield SC||Harry Chatterton||Tim Crossley||-14||7||8||6||6||41||27|
|6th||573||Lymington Town SC||Will Taylor||Matt Taylor||15||10||-19||1||2||47||28|
|7th||1350||Waldringfield SC||Thomas Stewart||Charlotte Stewart||7||11||-12||7||3||40||28|
|8th||1421||University of Strathcyde SC||James Gifford||Rory Gifford||5||-18||2||11||12||48||30|
|9th||1720||Waldringfield SC||Chris Mayhew||9||8||-10||10||9||46||36|
|10th||1021||Waldringfield SC||Cameron Harris||Abi Holden||(29.0 DNC)||9||7||16||13||74||45|
|11th||1521||QMSC/Sutton SC||Matt Venables||Bethan Matthew||6||5||6||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||75||46|
|12th||1182||Waldringfield SC||Andrew Nunn||Becky Rains||13||-23||16||9||8||69||46|
|13th||785||Queen Mary SC||Andrew Wishart||James Hayward||16||-17||15||5||11||64||47|
|14th||1358||Queen Mary SC||Charlie Whitaker||Lucy Gates||-21||13||9||12||15||70||49|
|15th||1200||Royal Natal Yacht Club||Ryan Robinson||Imogen Bellfield||10||-16||11||13||16||66||50|
|16th||1397||Royal Tay YC||Antony Gifford||Jo Gifford||1||3||20||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||82||53|
|17th||1179||Waldringfield SC||Archie Penn||Alex Bell Jones||18||4||3||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||83||54|
|18th||433||Waldringfield SC||Adam Fuller||Saffron Hill||17||15||(29.0 DNC)||15||10||86||57|
|19th||1247||Waldringfield SC||Issy Taylor-Jones||Cara Bland||8||12||13||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||91||62|
|20th||1638||Waldringfield SC||Hattie Collingridge||Sarah Northey||-23||21||22||14||14||94||71|
|21st||1310||King George Sailing Club||Andrew Mitchell||Sam Cannell||20||19||21||17||(29.0 DNC)||106||77|
|22nd||1727||Queen Mary SC||David Copse||Rowan Copse||12||22||18||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||110||81|
|23rd||1142||DYC||Ben Alexander||Liz Alexander||19||20||17||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||114||85|
|24th||985||Felixstowe Ferry||Tilly Jones||Chris Jones||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNF||29.0 DNF||18||17||122||93|
|25th||430||King George||Kentaro Yamada||Cameron Currie||25||25||24||19||(29.0 DNC)||122||93|
|26th||540||Waldringfield SC||Ines Green||Bea Green||24||24||23||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||129||100|
|27th||1031||Waldringfield SC||Lucy Rains||Julian Rains||22||26||26||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||132||103|
|28th||1072||Waldringfield SC||Andrew Bush||Amelia Mayhew||26||27||25||(29.0 DNC)||29.0 DNC||136||107|