Graduate National Championships 2007

Results are final as of 12:58 on May 28, 2007

Overall

Sailed:6, Discards:1, To count:5, Entries:11, Scoring system:My scoring system
Rank SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 2873 Stephen Cockerill Jack Cockerill Stokes Bay SC 3.0 (4.0) 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 12.0 8.0
2nd 2839 Alan Warren Linda Dobson Chipstead SC 1.0 (3.0) 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 14.0 11.0
3rd 2878 David Ivens Lesley Johnson Bolton SC 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 (6.0) 18.0 12.0
4th 2962 Roger Cherrill Katherine Cherrill Chipstead SC 2.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 (12.0 DNS) 4.0 30.0 18.0
5th 2880 Stewart Eaton Andrew Henstock West Oxfordshire SC 5.0 5.0 5.0 (9.0) 4.0 2.0 30.0 21.0
6th 2896 Richard Thorpe Jane Thorpe Toddbrook (6.0) 6.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 33.0 27.0
7th 2700 Anne Bottoms Emily Bottoms Hunts SC (9.0) 8.0 8.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 43.0 34.0
8th 2977 David Senior Pauline Senior Bolton 7.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 (12.0 DNS) 9.0 50.0 38.0
9th 2470 Nick Richardson Michael Richardson Tees & Hartlepool YC (12.0 DNF) 10.0 9.0 7.0 7.0 10.0 55.0 43.0
10th 2974 David Wilson Sandra Wilson Broadwater 8.0 9.0 (12.0 DNS) 12.0 DNS 12.0 DNS 7.0 60.0 48.0
11th 2900 James Bottoms Anne Hulbert Tudor Sailing Club (12.0 DNF) 12.0 DNF 10.0 12.0 DNF 12.0 DNS DNC 70.0 58.0

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FF JACKPOT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS DNS DNS   1   1   2
 2    3293  I PRESTON     FF         DNS DNS DNS   2   2   4

                     Points for RTD =  0   0   0   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  0   0   0   3   3
                     Points for DNS =  3

 2 races to count
HANDICAP MAY HOLIDAY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1    1298  S HUNT        RS400        1   8 RTD   1   2   4
 2    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        6   1   3   4   5   8
 3    1303  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        5   2   4   2   6   8
 4     379  R DAWSON      RS200      DNS   3   2   3 RTD   8
 5  174889  S HALL        LASER RADI   3   4   6   7   3  10
 6     913  JoHARDIE      RS200      DNS   7 DNS   6   1  14
 7  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          4   5   5   7   7  14
 8    3473  M MOORE       FF           2   6   7 DNS DNS  15
 9   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS DNS DNS   5   4  29
10    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS   9 DNS  13  11  33
11  131943  J ROWBOTHAM   LAS        DNS DNS DNS  11   8  37
12  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS        DNS DNS DNS  12   9  39
13   13176  D LAWSON      LAS        DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS  41
14  173813  P BURNELL     RS400      DNS DNS DNS   7 DNS  43
15  125514  R BRYCE       LAS        DNS DNS DNS  10 RTD  44
16   45866  L TYSON       TOP        DNS DNS DNS  14  12  44
17    1146  P BURNELL     RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS  10  46

                     Points for RTD =  7  10   9  15  15
                     Points for DSQ =  7  10   9  15  15
                     Points for DNS = 18

 3 races to count
MIRROR PEEL POT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1   69960  M CHAPPEL     MS         DNS DNS DNS   1   1   2
 2   70466  D TODHUNTER   MS         DNS DNS DNS   2   2   4

                     Points for RTD =  0   0   0   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  0   0   0   3   3
                     Points for DNS =  3

 2 races to count

Sunday

The initial forecast of wind and rain seemed to be correct, and as the boats prepared for the race the wind seemed to pick up. However, once the racing was under way the stronger gusts had eased and the sailors had to contend with shifts being dependant on where the gusts were coming from. 30 mins into the race and the wind faded almost completely as a northerly breeze tried to fight with the easterly that had prevailed until then. At lunchtime the wind seemed to have settled down, but there’s plenty of time for things to change before the next race…. Would Neil and Judith venture out? They did untie the cover but after a bit of pondering of the gusts passing through, retied it and gave up for the day.

Well the race did ease by the time the 2nd race started, however, just after the lead boats rounded the windward mark the first squall came in, and that sent Shunty for a swim allowing William past, but with the wind gusting William had to drop the gennaker for the gybe mark. Scumper having had to return to shore to re-rig the gennaker again was fortunate that the race sequence had been postponed, made best use of Toggle’s weight and held the gennaker to the gybe mark to take the lead which he maintained for the full race.

The gusts did come and go, but when they were there everyone had to be on their guard as  massive shifts were encountered on the beat, and all they could do off wind was bear away and enjoy!

The wind seemed to increase even more before the final race of the day (only to ease at the top of the beat!). When the fleet was out of the shade of the shore the wind was certainly there in force and there were some spectacular reaches that everyone survived.

In the GPs Dave Lawson was sailing with Ken Bell and won both races from Mike Fairlamb and Sally Roberts. Scumper and Toggle led the handicap fleet but there were strong challenges from Robbie D with Matty Fairlamb in an RS200. The standard of racing has been very high and positions seem to be dependant on being in the right place to get the wind, as well as making less mistakes than the other competitors.

With strong on-shore winds, returning to shore after the race was spectacular at times as the boats had little steerage due to raised centreboards and rudders. Sam Hall was quoted as demonstrated ‘an interesting way’ of stopping his boat. Jo Hardie ended up in the reeds (sshhh – don’t tell the National Park) after a capsize. John Halliday had to make several attempts to get ashore safely as he tried to cope with some unplanned gybes, but Shunty was there (waist deep) to lend a helping hand

One last race for the Graduates tomorrow, but two more for the club boats – will the forecast prove right again? If so there’ll be some tired people tomorrow evening!

GP LYNE TANKARD

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      LAS          1   1   2
 2   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP           2   2   4
 3   13118  V BELL        GP          OD DNS   7

                     Points for RTD =  3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  3   3
                     Points for DNS =  4

 2 races to count

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