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Results / Salcombe Merlin Rocket Week (Day 5)

Salcombe Y.C.
03/07/2022 - 08/07/2022
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Competitors were greeted with warm sunshine and a Northerly breeze which was blowing all the way down through the harbour raising expectations of a much more even start line.

At the top of the leader board, with a discard, three boats were tied for the lead on 5 points with two more within two points. Thursday was therefore likely to be a pivotal day in the fight for the title.

RACE 3: GREEN v BLACK Flights, COURSE 7,3,7

The start was clean with many boats hitting the line at full speed, spread evenly across the harbour. Those in the middle prospered by getting onto port and getting a lift in pressure up the harbour. At Snapes, the leading group was Simon Potts and Holly McArthur, Mike and Jane Calvert (overnight leaders) and Simon Blake and Alex Jackson.

These leading three were joined by Stu Bithell and Katherine Kimber at Crossways, with Tom Gillard and Rachael Grey in close attendance. Taxi and Pippa were outside the top ten.

On the beat back to Gerston in a lightening breeze, Tom and Rachael came through to lead from Matt and Hannah Greenfield onto a very light run to the finish. Places remained the same, although Mike and Jane almost took second place at the line. Stu and Katherine jumped two places on the line for fourth ahead of Simon and Holly, with George and Sophie Yeoman taking sixth. Taxi and Pippa's title challenge suffered from a 10th place, meaning they have to count an 8th.

RACE 4: RED v BLUE Flights, Course 1,5,1,3,1,3

The wind had completed its switch to the South by the afternoon, the sun was out and all was set for a glamorous sail. After a clean start and a fast beat up to Blackstone, the leading two teams of Christian Birrell and Luke Patience, and Ian Dobson and Ally Potts rounded ahead of the pack.

With a well-established F2-3 sea breeze, there were few passing places. Christian and Luke continued to control the race but Caroline Croft and Faye Chatterton came through to challenge them for the lead, passing Ian and Ally.

All the top places looked locked in until the final stages. As the leading pack ran down passed the Ferry landing the breeze began to break up. Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie, followed by Matt Biggs and Becca Jones, crossed the tide to the Batson side and came blasting in with new pressure to take third and fourth at Crossways.

There was still some drama to play out. On the final beat to the line, Christian and Luke, maintaining a strong cover on Caroline and Faye, clipped a moored boat. Well, not any moored boat, a 50ft motor yacht. They had to complete a 360 penalty and this was all that Caroline and Faye needed to grab the lead and take their second bullet of the week. Christian and Luke came in second ahead of Richard and Jemima, and Matt and Becca. Dave Winder and Anna Blake had been holding a top six position all race and came home in fifth ahead of Jon Ibbotson and Robbie Stewart having their best race of the week. Ian and Ally's title challenge hit the rocks with a 12th which they have to count.

So going into the final day, when the discard will come into play, the fight at the top is between three teams. Christian and Luke have 1,2,2,2 but a bad discard of 27th. Tom and Rachael have 1,1,3,3 with a good discard of 5th. Mike and Jane have 2,2,2,3 with a discard of 5th. Tom and Rachael are in the morning race and will then have the excitement of watching their main challengers battle out in the afternoon.

The forecast is for light airs with the possibility of a sea breeze.

Report by Tim Fells

Results after day 5:

 

Pos Sail No Fleet Boat name Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Pts
1st 3759 Gold Red Mistress Thomas Gillard Rachael Gray   1   5   3 3   1   13
2nd 3691 Gold Quick Fix Mike Calvert Jane Calvert   5   2   2 2   3   14
3rd 3735 Gold Lasagne dish Andy Davis Pippa Kilsby 1     3 1     8 10   23
4th 3803 Gold Black Swan Caroline Croft Faye Chatterton 10   1     13   5   1 30
5th 3802 Gold Khalesi Simon Potts Holly McArthur 13     9 2     4 5   33
6th 3788 Gold Blue my mind Christian Birrell Luke Patience   2 2   27   1     2 34
7th 3811 Gold Bruce Stuart Bithell Katherine Kimber 2     4 18     6 4   34
8th 3795 Gold Goon Simon Blake Alex Jackson   6   8   7 5   15   41
9th 3726 Gold Arwen Will Henderson Rob Henderson   15   6   6 6   8   41
10th 3812 Gold Maumahara Chris Gould Rob Allen 11   8     18   3   11 51
11th 3777 Gold Mockingjay George Yeoman Sophie Yeoman   4   20   9 14   6   53
12th 3676 Gold Hot Totty Antony Gifford Jo Gifford   14 15   7   9     9 54
13th 3799 Gold Simply Scrumptious Paul Rayson Chris Hill 7     7 21     13 9   57
14th 3696 Gold Tiger Tiger Alex Warren Jonty Freeman   17 5   12   21     8 63
15th 3775 Gold Night Fury Chris Jennings Peter Nicholson   8   13   16 13   17   67
16th 3700 Gold Brazilian Rob Kennaugh Andrew Prosser   12 10   6   17     23 68
17th 3687 Gold Mellow Yellow Matt Greenfield Hannah Greenfield 8     24 26     9 2   69
18th 3679 Gold Daddys boat Nick Heginbotham Rory Gifford 5   13     8   22   22 70
19th 3727 Silver Fragile Mark Stockbridge James Gifford 16     17 22     2 16   73
20th 3709 Silver Wild at Heart Jack Norton Dave Royce   18 7   5   18     25 73
21st 3807 Gold Baloo Tim Saxton Mary Henderson   16 4   13   12     30 75
22nd 3791 Gold Didley Squat Jon Gorringe Mimi Gorringe 18     11 25     7 14   75
23rd 3784 Gold Strung up Ian Dobson Ally Potts 3   (BFD)     1   1 DNC 12 78
24th 3703 Gold Faithless Richard Whitworth Jemima Scroggie   10 (BFD)   4   4   DNC 3 82
25th 3801 Gold Pokey Matt Biggs Becca Jones   3 (BFD)   9   7   DNC 4 84
26th 3787 Gold Quicksilver Chris Martin Samuel Bailey 14     19 11     12 28   84
27th 3730 Silver Blood Sweat and Beers Paul Hollis Ben Hollis   13 9   16   15     37 90
28th 3645 Gold Blue Velvet Steve Hall Simon Haighton 9     10 3     (BFD) 11 DNC 94
29th 3814 Gold After you James Goss Chris White       1 8     14 12 DNC 96
30th 3539 Gold Gangsta Paradise Dan Alsop Jennie King   29 16   20   8     26 99
31st 3756 Gold Robert Sophie Mackley James Ward 34     14 15     16 25   104
32nd 3781 Gold The Force Awakens David Winder Anna Blake 19   6     14   (BFD) DNC 5 105
33rd 3683 Gold Bluebird Arthur Henderson Olivia Bell   (BFD)   12   11 10   13 DNC 107
34th 3764 Gold Fancy Liqour Tim Fells Frances Gifford 12   (BFD)     4   10 DNC 21 108
35th 3710 Gold Paradigm Shift Jon Ibbotson Robert Stewart 17   (BFD)     12   18 DNC 6 114
36th 3746 Gold Point n squirt James Wells Anna Aylward   9 3   34   (BFD)   DNC 10 117
37th 3731 Silver Mayhem Andy Jones Maddie Jones   20 20   39   20     18 117
38th 3684 Silver Keyser Soze Tom Low Ed Low   25   27   21 23   21   117
39th 3690 Silver General Lee Lucy Harridge Andrea Downham 31     15 30     20 23   119
40th 3796 Gold Roberta William Warren Megan Pascoe 23   (BFD)     10   11 DNC 16 121
41st 3666 Gold …ted… John Meadowcroft Ollie Meadowcroft 15   (DNF)     15   17 DNC 15 123
42nd 3711 Gold Sylvia Chris Kilsby Tom Morris 21     33 31     19 20   124
43rd 3753 Gold Appetite for Destruction David Conlon Sarah Conlon   11 (BFD)   29   11   DNC 13 125
44th 3725 Silver Island Girl Andrew Squire Laura Squire   RDG   21   26 27   26   125
45th 3625 Silver Carbon Adventures Andy Harris Sara Warren 28   11     19   36   33 127
46th 3745 Silver Outnumbered Paul Dean Hannah Burt 32   21     23   24   29 129
47th 3702 Silver Salmon en croute Duncan Salmon Ruth Hanstater   7 (BFD)   17   19   DNC 27 131
48th 3749 Silver Stanley Colin Anderson Sean Anderson   39 12   36   28     17 132
49th 3659 Gold Zeno Julian Parry Leise Scott 35     16 19     33 31   134
50th 3773 Silver No. 34 Alan Warren William Carroll 20   14     33   23   45 135
51st 3790 Silver Pointer Colin Brockbank Vana Vlastaki 22     22 14     (DNF) 18 DNC 137
52nd 3647 Silver Liquid Dreams Hywel Bowen‑Perkins Lucy Penwarden 24   18     29   28   39 138
53rd 3789 Silver Off‑piste Nick Scroggie Edward Scroggie   31   23   32 16   37   139
54th 3678 Gold Nora Steve Crook Sally Townend 6   (BFD)     5   BFD DNC 7 140
55th 3761 Bronze Beast Quest David Bursey Frances Bursey 40   23     34   25   20 142
56th 3766 Gold The Bear Andy Dalby Mark Oakey   (BFD)   18   17 29   19 DNC 144
57th 3748 Silver White Tiger Nigel Brooke Suzie Brooke   26   29   30 30   32   147
58th 3768 Gold Hulla Baloo Rob Cage Hatty Cage   27 17   43   42     19 148
59th 3615 Silver Edgar Stuart Bates Louisa Archer   22 (BFD)   10   32   DNC 24 149
60th 3671 Silver Snakey B Piers Lambert Andy Bines 37     25 24     29 35   150
61st 3598 Silver Bar Humbug Robert Smith Suzy Brough   37 19   41   24     31 152
62nd 3665 Silver Still not over Ross Jackson Dave Reid 25     30 33     38 27   153
63rd 3715 Silver Truly Scrumptious Richard Cooke Russell Hall   21   32   42 37   24   156
64th 3555 Silver Sam Blocksidge Sam Blocksidge Will Wilkinson   34   38   31 22   33   158
65th 2663 Silver Tyrrannosaurus Rex Christopher Haworth Jo Haworth 27   34     25   44   32 162
66th 3648 Silver Bang Tidy Antonia Wright Jamie Wright 30   24     44   27   46 171
67th 3657 Silver Revolution Anthony Lofts Sophie Penwarden 38     42 28     30 34   172
68th 3724 Silver Sublime Joe McLaughlin Sean Roberts 36   (BFD)     20   15 DNC 42 174
69th 3806 Silver Blue Tit Ben Jones Helen Hilditch   23   28   24 38     DNC 174
70th 3705 Silver Two pints of lager Geoff Wright Tom Gurney 29   SCP     27   31   40 174
71st 3518 Bronze Smoked Salmon Timothy Harms Amelia Little   30 27   35   39     43 174
72nd 3622 Silver The Edge Christian Hamilton Jacintha Hamilton‑Love 41     26 38     21 49   175
73rd 3794 Bronze Icthys Julian Harms Richard Adams   19 (BFD)   37   33   DNC 28 178
74th 3607 Silver The Fifth Element Steve Conroy Anna Rayson 33     36 42     37 30   178
75th 3704 Bronze Factory Maid Jemma Horwood Nicola Bass   32   34   43 36   36   181
76th 3602 Silver Ambience Martin Evans Chris Evans   33 28   46   31     47 185
77th 3547 Bronze Moondance Assasin Peter Male Tim Male 52   25     36   40   38 191
78th 3771 Bronze Skip Alex Pausey Matthew Percival   43   35   35 41   38   192
79th 3611 Gold The Phantom Menace Jenny Dodds Chris Dodds 4           DNC DNC 7 DNC 194
80th 3563 Gold Leader David Hall Isobel Stewart 46     (DNF) 23     43 22 DNC 195
81st 3697 Bronze Too Dark and Stormy Richard Page Nicola Scaddan 42   22     41   42   51 198
82nd 3706 Bronze Monkey Puzzle Kevin Anderson Sadie Anderson   35 32   44   40     50 201
83rd 3815 Silver The Kraken Tony Johnson Louise Johnson   (DNF)     32   34 DNC DNC 14 202
84th 3714 Silver Kevin Alan Markham Sue Markham   24   37   39     41 DNC 202
85th 3736 Bronze Metachrosis Jon Bloice Philippa Bloice   36   41   38 43   45   203
86th 3733 Gold The Darkside Steve Mitchell Julie Nutall     30   45   35   DNC 35 206
87th 3569 Silver Time Zulu Ben Lulham Sam Lulham 45   (BFD)     37   32 DNC 34 209
88th 3707 Bronze Monkey Business Stuart Jenkins Imogen Jenkins 48   35     40   39   48 210
89th 3816 Silver Wild Horses Phil Emery Karen Emery       40   46 25   39 DNC 211
90th 3740 Gold Why ask Patrick Blake Jill Blake 26     31       34 DNF DNC 213
91st 3675 Bronze White Sauce er er Rob Hatley Joe Hatley   38 31   49   47     49 214
92nd 3652 Silver Time and tide John Bell Suzi Bell           28 DNC 26 DNC 41 217
93rd 3621 Bronze Raunchy Tristram Squire Peter Slack   41   44   47 51   40   223
94th 3502 Bronze Shindig Scott Smith Christopher Smith   44 33   50   44     55 226
95th 3686 Bronze If Kevin Rose Emily Charles 43     39 40     (F/way) 46 DNC 229
96th 3750 Gold Indiscretion Neal Lillywhite Freya Lillywhite 39   (BFD)     45   41 DNC 44 230
97th 3530 Bronze Sir Topaz Mike Colles George Bender   40   43   51 49   50   233
98th 3805 Silver Nermal Mark Reddington Michelle Evans   42 (BFD)   51   45   DNC 36 235
99th 3769 Silver Disciple Graham Cranford Smith Fiona Cranford Smith           DNC 26 DNC 29 DNC 238
100th 3800 Bronze Brambles Richard Bramley Tony Cheal   47   47   53 50   42   239
101st 3599 Bronze Harry Nigel Cooper John Hollands 50     45 53     49 43   240
102nd 3561 Bronze Snorting Joe Shaw Patricia Hickey 54   37     50   47   53 241
103rd 3606 Bronze Take it Easy Joseph Woods Jonathan Woods   45 38   54   52     56 245
104th 3463 Silver Smoke on the water Jon Cowper Abby Freely 47   (BFD)     49   35 DNC 54 246
105th 3813 Bronze Pace Maker Steve Harling Eleanor Thomas 51   26     48   (DNF) DNC DNC 247
106th 3333 Bronze Precious John Adams Rosalind Warwick‑Haller 53     50 52     48 44   247
107th 2604 Bronze Satisfaction Jeremy Stein Sarah Percival 49     46 48     45   DNC 249
108th 3368 Bronze Debutant Ian Laing Andrew Hunt       48   54 46   47 DNC 256
109th 3586 Bronze Shadowplay Kieron Mason Belinda Mason   46   49   55 48   (DNF) DNC 259
110th 3511 Bronze Heaven Sent Andrew Mills Ellie Mills 44   (DNF)       DNC 46 DNC 52 264
111th 3809 Gold Ecstacy Jon Turner Richard Parslow           22 DNC DNC DNF DNC 266
112th 3654 Bronze Tales of Acapulco Geoffrey Cox Monika Papiez   (DNF) 36   47     DNC DNC DNC 266
113th 3670 Bronze Filthy Gorgeous Mark McKeever Gracie McKeever   28 (DNF)       DNC DNC DNC DNC 272
114th 3762 Bronze Rimonim Malcolm Hyams Dan Barrett 55       55     DNC 48 DNC 280
115th 3751 Bronze Narnia Huw Reynolds Philip Scott   (DNF)       52 DNC DNC DNC DNC 296
116th 3589 Bronze Fat Bottom Girl John Hollands Alexandra Parker           DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 305
116th 3672 Silver Bola Bola John Cooper Hilary Bradshaw           DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 305

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