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Write-up

The weather gods were most definitely smiling for the 52nd Warming Pan, at Hamble River Sailing Club on the 3rd weekend in March. 62 boats enjoyed a classic combination of close river racing and Solent shenanigans under bright sunshine with a capricious and gusty north westerly breeze.
The Merlins were the biggest fleet by far with 22 boats lining up to start the 64th year of the iconic Silver Tiller national racing circuit, sponsored by Craftinsure.
On both days all the six fleets including the Merlins, raced from the HRSC startline, with everyone except the Foxers completing the majority of the racing on a windward/leeward racetrack outside the river entrance, prior to a challenging return up river to the finish, especially in the afternoon races when the infamous 'Hamble ebb' had properly kicked in.
The Merlin fleet was won by Andy Davis and Tom Pygall with a consistent 4, 2, 2 scoreline. Jasper Burnham and Graham Sexton were second winning two races but failing on the consistency front with their other scores being an 8th and a DNF. Last year's winner Richard Whitworth sailing with his new crew Emma Norris were 3rd overall after a steady improvement through the weekend culminating in a last race victory.
The volunteers from Hamble River Sailing Club worked so hard all weekend to provide a top quality series - food, drink, excellent race management and a warm welcome to all competitors.
The invited class list and dates for the 53rd Hamble Warming Pan will be released in the Autumn.

Results

PlaceSail NoBoat nameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Points
13684Keyser SozeAndy DavisTom PygallBlithfield/Whitstable422(DNF)8
23758BazingaJasper BarnhamGraham SextonSnettisham Beach SC/Thorpe Bay YC181(DNF)10
33703Boat nameRichard WhitworthEmma NorrisPYC‑1173111
4373The Black BoatDavid HayesOlly WellsHayling Island SC33‑8SCP 20%12
53754Didley PokeyJon GorringeNicki BassParkstone YC‑747314
63727FragileTim FellsJerry EplettSalcombe YC295(DNS)16
73761Beast QuestDave WadeBen RaynerNetley SC‑856617
83656Boat nameOlly TurnerAlex WarrenStarcross YC/Shoreham YC1019(DNF)20
93759Red MistressSam PascoeMegan PascoeWeymouth SC96‑12924
103539Gansta ParadiseDan AlsopWilliam CarrolLyme Regis611‑15SCP 20%26
113745Where's WoosterSteve CockerillSarah CockerillHayling Island SC512‑141027
123733DarksideTom StewartPhil DolbyNorthampton SC(DNC)DNC4431
133724SublimeNeale JonesJan AdamsHayling Island SC‑15SCP 20%101236
143676Hot TottyTim HarrisonFrances GiffordRanelagh SC1614‑19838
153740Why AskPat BlakeJill BlakeCookham Reach SC14‑16131138
163707Monkey BusinessAlex JacksonJames WarrenShoreham SC(DNC)DNC11741
173751Strings AttachedMark BarwellLouise JohnsonLymington Town SC1215‑201441
183712Oakey DokeyIan SharpsEllie SharpsBurghfield1313(DNC)DNC49
193714KevinAlan MarkhamDebbie WalkerUpper Thames(DNC)DNC161352
203559Smart CookieL ToshJack ToshUpper Thames(DNC)DNC181556
213627SnorterAlex JonesJack DeungCookham Reach SC(DNC)DNC171656
223709Wild at HeartTom LonsdaleAlice MarkhamHTSC(DNC)DNCSCP 20%DNF69

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