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21/04/2001
Bough Beech SC

  • Crewsaver EOS Champs
  • 2012 RS EOS Champs
  • Llandegfedd Open 2013
  • RS 10th Anniversary Ball
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
Early Spring sunshine and fickle wind greeted the RS200 and RS300 competitors at Bough Beech on Saturday April 21st. Two races were held before lunch in the best wind of the day with a fairly steady force 2-3. After lunch the wind gave the Race Officer a nightmare; every time he moved the windward mark the wind changed by a good 30-40 degrees. He was able to give the fleets two more good races although the patience of the competitors was severely tested as the wind completely disappeared for periods; the 300's in one race tacked on every leg of a triangle!!! In race 1 for the 200's Tom and Jo Hewitson had a real get of jail card as they found a huge lift on the left side of the course to give them a race winning lead at the first mark. Jon Lewis and Sarah Allan were also convincing in second with Chris and Linda Woodard pulling through to third just ahead of Dave and Nicky Derby. In their first 200 Open Paul and Suzie Hammett led race 2 but could not hold off the Lewis/Allan team, the Hammetts were second with the Derbys third and Pete Vincent/Trudie Danbury fourth. The wind went through most direction in race 3, the Hewitsons led but lost out on the second beat in a flat calm as Jon Lewis sailed round them in new breeze. Vincent gained 11 places in one leg to jump to second with Paul/Caroline Fisk also picking up many places. Lewis held on down the final run to win from the fast finishing Fisks with the Hewitsons third. The Hammetts made no mistake in the fourth race protecting their early lead to win from the Hewitsons and Richard Bone of the home club. So Lewis returned to form with another emphatic win against many of the leading 200 sailors, he is obviously going to be the man to beat this year. Also laying the standard down for the rest of the fleet was 300 National Champion Jerry Wales who survived some nervous opening beats to record four race wins. The very patchy breeze did give him many anxious moments with Barry Steel a constant threat. The home club boats of Alastair Wood and Patr ick Wood both had their moments, both recording a second place. Overall 200's. 1. The Quiff Jonathan Lewis Sarah Allan Burghfield 4 pts 2. The Crunch Tom Hewitson Jo Hewitson Wembley 6pts 3. New kids on the block Paul Hammett Suzie Hammett Frencham 10pts 4. Its a 12.00 start Dave Derby Nicky Derby Bough Beech 11pts 5. Hairy RS Paul Fisk Caroline Fisk Bough Beech 12pts 6. Ugly Doris Pete Vincent Trudie Danbury Bristol CYC 14pts
See report above
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