Congratulations!

Wedding bells will be resounding for another happy couple sometime in the future  – congratulations to Mark Somerville and Kirsty Nixon on their recent engagement. An impromptu party took place on Saturday evening, that left a few people somewhat jaded on Sunday.

Mark and Kirsty wish to thank everyone for all of the effort made organising the engagement celebrations over the weekend. They were very surprised but thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and hope everyone else did too. They were shocked but thoroughly delighted with the picture and money that were presented to them, and thank everyone. They promise to keep us posted on the wedding plans as they go along.

With the high winds on Sunday morning there weren’t many takers for the race, and those that did go out did not stay upright for long! With the rescue craft under pressure to attend to all the boats racing was abandoned for the day.

The winds continued through Sunday night but eased in time for racing  and there was glorious sunshine too. With visitors from the Southport (they were so appreciative of the wiggling bar staff that they want to come back for more!) and the Catapult Association holding their National Championship there were plenty of people on site and boats on the water.

Ian Smith woke with a start when a bucket of iced water was thrown over him by some caring friends?!

The handicap fleet were a bit eager at the start, and three boats were over the line, but only Steve Hunt returned to restart. Although Robin Dawson and Mark Somerville sailed the course, they did not receive finishing horns as they were the other two boats over at the start. Robin’s day did not improve in the afternoon as a capsize  whilst putting up the spinnaker, left Robin in the water while Toggle rushed to pick up his helm – problem was that the wind picked up, filled the genniker, and Toggle was heading in the wrong direction, he then gybed and capsized again. Robin was picked up by rescue craft, but did not hurry to get back on board – once the boat was righted, Robin just stepped aboard and sailed home….

For all those that did disappear early without paying for camping – we know who you are so settle up with the treasurer (before he catches up with you and adds commission!)

 

  

 

CATAPULT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Club             1   2   3   4 Pts
 
 1    2105  HUGH MACINTY  LOCH TUMMEL      1   1 RTD   1   3
 2     247  STUART EDE    FILEY            4   4   1   2   7
 3      17  CLIFF ANTILL  CAT ASSOCIATIO   2   7   3   4   9
 4     504  JOHN PEPEREL  CAT ASSOCIATIO   3   6   4   3  10
 5     297  FRED WOODLEY  EMBESTON         5   2   5   5  12
 6     512  NEIL GRANEAU  CAT ASSOCIATIO   9   3   6   7  16
 7     513  ALASTAIR FOR  CAT ASSOCIATIO   7   8   2 RTD  17
 8    2011  DAVE JENNING  AQUARIUS         8   5   7   8  20
 9    2078  NIGEL HARRIS  CAT ASSOCIATIO   6   9 RTD   6  21
10    2100  JONATHAN TAY  TBC             11  11   8   9  28
11      19  CHRIS PHILLI  TBC             10  10 DNS DNS  33
12     125  TOM HARRISON  CAT ASSOCIATIO DNS RTD DNS DNS  39

                          Points for RTD = 12  13  11  11
                          Points for DSQ = 12  13  11  11
                          Points for DNS = 13

 3 races to count

HANDICAP AND LASER FLEET - AUGUST TROPHY
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        4   1   5
 2    1210  S HUNT        RS400        3   2   5
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        2   3   5
 4    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         1   6   7
 5    1146  P BURNELL     RS400        5   7  12
 6    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400      DSQ   4  14
 7    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400        6   8  14
 8     338  R YARDLEY     RS300      DNS   5  16
 9  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI   7 RTD  18
10    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DSQ RTD  21

                     Points for RTD = 10  11
                     Points for DSQ = 10  11
                     Points for DNS = 11

 2 races to count

FLYING FIFTEEN FLEET - FLYING FREE TROPHY
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF           1   1   2
 2    2504  K THOMAS      FF           2   3   5
 3    3293  I PRESTON     FF         DSQ   2   6

                     Points for RTD =  4   4
                     Points for DSQ =  4   4
                     Points for DNS =  4

 2 races to count

GP14 FLEET AITKEN CUP
 
PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1   13839  H GODFREY     GP           1   1   2
 2   13259  J ROBERTS     GP           3   2   5
 3   13118  V BELL        GP           2   3   5
 4   13655  N LEWIS       GP           5   4   9
 5   13161  S SPENCE      RSFEVA       6   6  12
 6   13013  J SEDGWICK    GP         RTD   5  13
 7   13176  D LAWSON      GP         DNS  OD  15
 8   13733  A HODGKINS    GP           4 DNS  16
 9  813467  D WRIGHT      GP         DNS RTD  21
 9  213142  R HODGKINS    RS400      DNS RTD  21

                     Points for RTD =  8   9
                     Points for DSQ =  8   9
                     Points for DNS = 11

 2 races to count
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