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Results / Salcombe Merlin Rocket Week (Day 6)

Salcombe Y.C.
03/07/2022 - 08/07/2022
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With the title still not decided, competitors were welcomed by clear blue skies and the faintest of sea breezes filtering into the harbour.

RACE 11: RED v BLACK Flights, COURSE 1,3,1,3,1,3

First up in the morning race were overall leaders Tom and Rachael against second place Mike and Jane. The start was a real head scratcher. Against the ebb tide, the town side clearly had more breeze but there were some big port lifts up the Portlemouth shore and good pressure at Biddle rocks.

Mike and Jane won the start on the town side and led up through Crab Pots to Castle Point where they crossed. Tom and Rachael won the Portlemouth shore and were able to escape from the pack to lead in to Blackstone, ahead of Mike and Jane. Both teams were well clear of George and Sophie Yeoman in third.

The leading two protagonists fought out a compelling battle at the front. Tom and Rachael extended on the run but then Mike and Jane came on the beats. Despite their best efforts, there was no way through and Tom and Rachael came home with a comfortable lead to put them on nine points for the week, with Mike and Jane on eleven.

Behind these leading two there was a right old scrap for the minor places. At the first leeward mark there were eight boats overlapped, who then split to town and beach sides of the beat. Town was the winner this time with Caroline Croft and Faye Chatterton coming through to third ahead of Jon Ibbotson and Robbie Stewart who had a stellar second beat.

Tim Fells and Fran Gifford held off the challenge of Will and Rob Henderson to take fifth.

RACE 12: GREEN v BLUE Flights, Course 1,7,1,3

With the sun blazing, the temperature in the high 20s and a nice sea breeze set in, the scene was set for the final act of this hard-fought week. Christian Birrell and Luke Patience, sitting on seven points going into the last race needed a bullet to take the title.

Last year, in exactly the same scenario, Christian lost his lead in the final stages. Could he convert this time?

With a strong ebb tide under the fleet a general recall was always on the cards, although surely no one would have predicted three?! This inevitably led to some black flag disqualifications, ten in total heading home early and one more being caught out by the fairway.

Richard Whitworth and Jemima Scroggie established an early lead on the first beat to Blackstone and led for most of the first downwind leg with Andy Davis and Pippa Kilsby in hot pursuit. Christian and Luke found themselves rounding the first mark with the main bunch - not an ideal start to their bid for overall victory.

Andy and Pippa showed exceptional boat speed through The Bag passing Richard and Jemima then sailing off into the distance carving out a substantial lead by Gerston. Simon Potts and Holly McArthur had managed to close up to Richard and Jemima by Saltsone and this pair began to sail away from the chasing pack.

Christian and Luke now up to speed had quickly dispatched the bunch and found themselves in fourth but unfortunately for them it was too little too late. As the fleet re-entered the main stretch of the Harbour Andy and Pippa had it all under control, the race win now a formality as they finished the loop of the Harbour and sailed on to take the cannon.

Simon and Holly held off Richard and Jemima to take second place leaving them to finish off the podium places in third. Stuart Bithell and Katherine Kimber pipped Christian and Luke on the line finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Well done to Thomas and Rachel who, with three race wins, take the overall victory. Mike and Jane Calvert with an exceptionally consistent week were rewarded with second. Christian and Luke coming home in third.

Report by Tim Fells

Overall Results:

 

Pos Sail No Boat name Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Pts
1st 3759 Red Mistress Thomas Gillard Rachael Gray   1   ‑5   3 3   1   1   9
2nd 3691 Quick Fix Mike Calvert Jane Calvert   ‑5   2   2 2   3   2   11
3rd 3788 Blue my mind Christian Birrell Luke Patience   2 2   ‑27   1     2   5 12
4th 3735 Lasagne dish Andy Davis Pippa Kilsby 1     3 1     8 ‑10     1 14
5th 3803 Black Swan Caroline Croft Faye Chatterton 10   1     ‑13   5   1 3   20
6th 3811 Bruce Stuart Bithell Katherine Kimber 2     4 ‑18     6 4     4 20
7th 3802 Khalesi Simon Potts Holly McArthur ‑13     9 2     4 5     2 22
8th 3784 Strung up Ian Dobson Ally Potts 3   (BFD)     1   1   12 7   24
9th 3703 Faithless Richard Whitworth Jemima Scroggie   10 (BFD)   4   4     3   3 24
10th 3726 Arwen Will Henderson Rob Henderson   ‑15   6   6 6   8   6   32
11th 3801 Pokey Matt Biggs Becca Jones   3 (BFD)   9   7     4   12 35
12th 3795 Goon Simon Blake Alex Jackson   6   8   7 5   ‑15   9   35
13th 3814 After you James Goss Chris White       1 8     14 12     6 41
14th 3645 Blue Velvet Steve Hall Simon Haighton 9     10 3     (BFD) 11     8 41
15th 3777 Mockingjay George Yeoman Sophie Yeoman   4   ‑20   9 14   6   10   43
16th 3812 Maumahara Chris Gould Rob Allen 11   8     18   3   11     51
17th 3764 Fancy Liqour Tim Fells Frances Gifford 12   (BFD)     4   10   21 5   52
18th 3687 Mellow Yellow Matt Greenfield Hannah Greenfield 8     24 ‑26     9 2     11 54
19th 3676 Hot Totty Antony Gifford Jo Gifford   14 ‑15   7   9     9   15 54
20th 3683 Bluebird Arthur Henderson Olivia Bell   (BFD)   12   11 10   13   8   54
21st 3781 The Force Awakens David Winder Anna Blake 19   6     14   (BFD)   5 11   55
22nd 3710 Paradigm Shift Jon Ibbotson Robert Stewart 17   (BFD)     12   18   6 4   57
23rd 3799 Simply Scrumptious Paul Rayson Chris Hill 7     7 21     13 9     (BFD) 57
24th 3696 Tiger Tiger Alex Warren Jonty Freeman   17 5   12   ‑21     8   17 59
25th 3775 Night Fury Chris Jennings Peter Nicholson   8   13   16 13   ‑17   12   62
26th 3727 Fragile Mark Stockbridge James Gifford 16     17 ‑22     2 16     13 64
27th 3709 Wild at Heart Jack Norton Dave Royce   18 7   5   18     ‑25   19 67
28th 3679 Daddys boat Nick Heginbotham Rory Gifford 5   13     8   ‑22   22 19   67
29th 3700 Brazilian Rob Kennaugh Andrew Prosser   12 10   6   17     23   (BFD) 68
30th 3753 Appetite for Destruction David Conlon Sarah Conlon   11 (BFD)   29   11     13   9 73
31st 3796 Roberta William Warren Megan Pascoe 23   (BFD)     10   11   16 13   73
32nd 3807 Baloo Tim Saxton Mary Henderson   16 4   13   12     30   (BFD) 75
33rd 3791 Didley Squat Jon Gorringe Mimi Gorringe 18     11 25     7 14     (BFD) 75
34th 3539 Gangsta Paradise Dan Alsop Jennie King   ‑29 16   20   8     26   7 77
35th 3730 Blood Sweat and Beers Paul Hollis Ben Hollis   13 9   16   15     ‑37   28 81
36th 3787 Quicksilver Chris Martin Samuel Bailey 14     19 11     12 28     (BFD) 84
37th 3756 Robert Sophie Mackley James Ward ‑34     14 15     16 25     14 84
38th 3666 ...ted... John Meadowcroft Ollie Meadowcroft 15   (DNF)     15   17   15 22   84
39th 3702 Salmon en croute Duncan Salmon Ruth Hanstater   7 (BFD)   17   19     27   18 88
40th 3766 The Bear Andy Dalby Mark Oakey   (BFD)   18   17 29   19   17   100
41st 3690 General Lee Lucy Harridge Andrea Downham ‑31     15 30     20 23     16 104
42nd 3790 Pointer Colin Brockbank Vana Vlastaki 22     22 14     (DNF) 18     29 105
43rd 3625 Carbon Adventures Andy Harris Sara Warren 28   11     19   ‑36   33 15   106
44th 3773 No. 34 Alan Warren William Carroll 20   14     33   23   ‑45 18   108
45th 3615 Edgar Stuart Bates Louisa Archer   22 (BFD)   10   32     24   27 115
46th 3749 Stanley Colin Anderson Sean Anderson   ‑39 12   36   28     17   23 116
47th 3746 Point n squirt James Wells Anna Aylward   9 3   34   (BFD)     10   BFD 117
48th 3731 Mayhem Andy Jones Maddie Jones   20 20   39   20     18   (BFD) 117
49th 3745 Outnumbered Paul Dean Hannah Burt ‑32   21     23   24   29 20   117
50th 3684 Keyser Soze Tom Low Ed Low   25   ‑27   21 23   21   27   117
51st 3789 Off‑piste Nick Scroggie Edward Scroggie   31   23   32 16   ‑37   16   118
52nd 3725 Island Girl Andrew Squire Laura Squire   RDG   21   26 ‑27   26   24   122
53rd 3711 Sylvia Chris Kilsby Tom Morris 21     33 31     19 20     (BFD) 124
54th 3768 Hulla Baloo Rob Cage Hatty Cage   27 17   ‑43   42     19   20 125
55th 3724 Sublime Joe McLaughlin Sean Roberts 36   (BFD)     20   15   42 14   127
56th 3647 Liquid Dreams Hywel Bowen‑Perkins Lucy Penwarden 24   18     29   28   ‑39 32   131
57th 3761 Beast Quest David Bursey Frances Bursey ‑40   23     34   25   20 31   133
58th 3659 Zeno Julian Parry Leise Scott 35     16 19     33 31       134
59th 3665 Still not over Ross Jackson Dave Reid 25     30 33     ‑38 27     21 136
60th 3715 Truly Scrumptious Richard Cooke Russell Hall   21   32   ‑42 37   24   23   137
61st 3671 Snakey B Piers Lambert Andy Bines ‑37     25 24     29 35     24 137
62nd 3678 Nora Steve Crook Sally Townend 6   (BFD)     5   (BFD)   7 BFD DNC 140
63rd 3611 The Phantom Menace Jenny Dodds Chris Dodds 4               7 DNC DNC 10 143
64th 3748 White Tiger Nigel Brooke Suzie Brooke   26   29   30 30   32   ‑33   147
65th 3555 Sam Blocksidge Sam Blocksidge Will Wilkinson   34   ‑38   31 22   33   30   150
66th 3598 Bar Humbug Robert Smith Suzy Brough   37 19   41   24     31   (BFD) 152
67th 3794 Icthys Julian Harms Richard Adams   19 (BFD)   37   33     28   35 152
68th 2663 Tyrrannosaurus Rex Christopher Haworth Jo Haworth 27   34     25   ‑44   32 34   152
69th 3518 Smoked Salmon Timothy Harms Amelia Little   30 27   35   39     ‑43   22 153
70th 3648 Bang Tidy Antonia Wright Jamie Wright 30   24     44   27   ‑46 28   153
71st 3705 Two pints of lager Geoff Wright Tom Gurney 29   (SCP)     27   31   40 26   153
72nd 3657 Revolution Anthony Lofts Sophie Penwarden 38     ‑42 28     30 34     26 156
73rd 3815 The Kraken Tony Johnson Louise Johnson   (DNF)     32   34     14 DNC 25 166
74th 3607 The Fifth Element Steve Conroy Anna Rayson 33     36 ‑42     37 30     30 166
75th 3602 Ambience Martin Evans Chris Evans   33 28   46   31     ‑47   33 171
76th 3806 Blue Tit Ben Jones Helen Hilditch   23   28   24 38         DNC 174
77th 3547 Moondance Assasin Peter Male Tim Male ‑52   25     36   40   38 35   174
78th 3622 The Edge Christian Hamilton Jacintha Hamilton‑Love 41     26 38     21 49       175
79th 3816 Wild Horses Phil Emery Karen Emery       40   46 25   39   25   175
80th 3652 Time and tide John Bell Suzi Bell           28   26   41 21 DNC 177
81st 3569 Time Zulu Ben Lulham Sam Lulham 45   (BFD)     37   32   34 29   177
82nd 3714 Kevin Alan Markham Sue Markham   24   37   39     41   37   178
83rd 3733 The Darkside Steve Mitchell Julie Nutall     30   45   35     35   34 179
84th 3704 Factory Maid Jemma Horwood Nicola Bass   32   34   43 36   36   (DNF)   181
85th 3706 Monkey Puzzle Kevin Anderson Sadie Anderson   35 32   44   40     ‑50   31 182
86th 3697 Too Dark and Stormy Richard Page Nicola Scaddan 42   22     41   42   ‑51 41   188
87th 3771 Skip Alex Pausey Matthew Percival   ‑43   35   35 41   38   39   188
88th 3563 Leader David Hall Isobel Stewart 46     (DNF) 23     43 22     BFD 195
89th 3675 White Sauce er er Rob Hatley Joe Hatley   38 31   ‑49   47     49   32 197
90th 3736 Metachrosis Jon Bloice Philippa Bloice   36   41   38 43   ‑45   43   201
91st 3707 Monkey Business Stuart Jenkins Imogen Jenkins ‑48   35     40   39   48 40   202
92nd 3750 Indiscretion Neal Lillywhite Freya Lillywhite 39   (BFD)     45   41   44 36   205
93rd 3740 Why ask Patrick Blake Jill Blake 26     31       34 (DNF)   DNC DNC 213
94th 3621 Raunchy Tristram Squire Peter Slack   41   44   47 ‑51   40   45   217
95th 3463 Smoke on the water Jon Cowper Abby Freely 47   (BFD)     49   35   54 38   223
96th 2604 Satisfaction Jeremy Stein Sarah Percival 49     46 48     45       36 224
97th 3599 Harry Nigel Cooper John Hollands 50     45 ‑53     49 43     37 224
98th 3502 Shindig Scott Smith Christopher Smith   44 33   50   44     55     226
99th 3606 Take it Easy Joseph Woods Jonathan Woods   45 38   54   52     ‑56   38 227
100th 3686 If Kevin Rose Emily Charles 43     39 40     (Fway) 46     Fway 229
101st 3530 Sir Topaz Mike Colles George Bender   40   43   ‑51 49   50   48   230
102nd 3800 Brambles Richard Bramley Tony Cheal   47   47   ‑53 50   42   44   230
103rd 3813 Pace Maker Steve Harling Eleanor Thomas 51   26     48   (DNF)     46 DNC 232
104th 3333 Precious John Adams Rosalind Warwick‑Haller ‑53     50 52     48 44     39 233
105th 3561 Snorting Joe Shaw Patricia Hickey ‑54   37     50   47   53 47   234
106th 3805 Nermal Mark Reddington Michelle Evans   42 (BFD)   51   45     36   DNC 235
107th 3769 Disciple Graham Cranford Smith Fiona Cranford Smith             26   29 DNC BFD DNC 238
108th 3368 Debutant Ian Laing Andrew Hunt       48   54 46   47   49   244
109th 3511 Heaven Sent Andrew Mills Ellie Mills 44   (DNF)         46   52 42 DNC 245
110th 3762 Rimonim Malcolm Hyams Dan Barrett 55       55       48   DNC 40 259
111th 3586 Shadowplay Kieron Mason Belinda Mason   46   49   55 48   (DNF)     DNC 259
112th 3809 Ecstacy Jon Turner Richard Parslow           22     DNF DNC DNC DNC 266
113th 3654 Tales of Acapulco Geoffrey Cox Monika Papiez   (DNF) 36   47         DNC DNC DNC 266
114th 3670 Filthy Gorgeous Mark McKeever Gracie McKeever   28 (DNF)           DNC DNC DNC DNC 272
115th 3751 Narnia Huw Reynolds Philip Scott   (DNF)       52     DNC DNC DNC DNC 296
116th 3589 Fat Bottom Girl John Hollands Alexandra Parker               DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 305
116th 3672 Bola Bola John Cooper Hilary Bradshaw               DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 305

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