Abersoch Innit?

Congratulations to Keith Jamieson and Maf Smith on attaining second overall in the Flying Fifteen Classic Nationals held at Abersoch last week. Word has it he was beaten by age!

Saturday’s racing was held in light to medium airs with a turnout of 10 boats for the 2nd fleet challenge trophy of the season. The asymmetrics weren’t able to gain ground offwind because of the lack of gusts, so it was Tim Smith that took the overnight lead.

Roy and Kayla had some close racing with William and Lesley for the first couple of races, indeed William only got past in the second race when Roy hit the windward mark – Roy must have thought he could walk on water at that stage because he had been flying the gennaker on a leg so close that it could have been a beat, and still managing to luff William.

Congratulations to Toddy and Ron for biting the bullet and entering the series. Toddy just can’t seem to stop laughing (even when he misses out marks!). Toddy had another good day on Sunday – capsized, couldn’t work out where the buoys are (but was told the secret that even marks have a white band). Get out there and join them

Sunday’s racing was held in better winds – too much like hard work for Rhonny (or so she claimed) especially with a full rig. Paul Burnell, Tim Chittenden, Ian Macpherson, and Arnie Helling all went swimming. Roy and Kayla wondered what else could go wrong – decided it could be a collision and it was! Mike Fairlamb, whilst avoiding hitting the committee boat, and taking out the OD, tacked and had to tack again to avoid hitting Roy, but the merging of their boats meant it was time to do some turns!

Stuart Brookes had a good day’s racing, but having to count a DNS put him out of the reckoning. Anyway, after an eventful three races, all was over  just after 3pm which gave everyone plenty of time to get home for the football. It was Tim Chittenden that came out on top after counting a 3rd for being OD on Saturday.

Overall results

FLEET CHALLENGE B

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS         OD DNS DNS   1   2   2   8
 2   70142  T SMITH       MS           3   2   1   5  10 DNS  11
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        4   3   2  OD DNS DNS  12
 4     114  T FLYNN       M16          5   1   3   4   8 RTD  13
 5  167828  S HALL        LAS          2   5   4   6   7   5  16
 6  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          1   8   7   7   5   6  19
 7    3520  S BROOKES     FF         DNS DNS DNS   2   1   1  22
 8  173813  P BURNELL     RS400        8   4   6 DNS DNS   4  22
 9   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           6   7   5   8   9 DNS  26
10   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400        7   6 RTD  10 RTD DNS  34
11  125514  R BRYCE       LAS        DNS DNS DNS   9   6   3  36
12   21863  D TODHUNTER   MS           9 RTD   8 RTD DNS RTD  37
13   35784  R LEE         MS          10   9   9 RTD DNS DNS  42
14   40894  A BAINBRIDGE  TOP        DNS DNS DNS   3   4 DNS  43
15    3521  K JAMIESON    FF         DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 DNS  57
16   90003  A HELLING     TOP        DNS DNS DNS  11  11 DNS  58
17   35748  M HULL        MS         DNS DNS DNS DNS  12 DNS  66

                     Points for RTD = 11  11  11  14  14   9
                     Points for DSQ = 11  11  11  14  14   9
                     Points for DNS = 18

 4 races to count
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