W&OB Merlin Open 2003

16 Merlin Rockets gathered at Waveney & Oulton Broad for the 6th restricted Silver Tiller meeting and once again it was Richard Whitworth & Matthew Mee who took the meeting to take a comanding lead in the Silver Tiller series.

The three races were held in light and flukey conditions. Will Rainey & Jenny King won race 1 from Paul Davis & Liese Ward. Whitworth & Mee were lying in 3rd position but confusion at the finish line which also doubled for club racing resulted in Whitworth thinking hed crossed the line when in fact the gun was for a club racing topper. This left a surprised Tony & Louise Johnson promoted to 3rd position. Paul Davis & Liese Ward won race 2 to leave them in a commanding position overall. Whitworth sneaked a second position from Will Rainey at the finish line.

Race three saw Whitworth & Mee take first position to win the event on a tie break. Will Rainey & Jenny King were second in race 3 to finish second overall while unlucky duo Davis & Ward had to settle for 3rd position despite having the same points as the first 2 boats.




Results:
Pos. Boat Helm Race1 Race2 Race3 Points
1 3593 R Whitworth DNF 16 2 1 3
2 3629 W Rainey 1 3 2 3
3 3573 P Davies 2 1 DNS 16 3
4 3539 D Alsop 7 5 3 8
5 3592 J Massey 4 7 5 9
6 3512 S Cole 8 6 4 10
7 3555 A Dalby 5 OCS 16 6 11
8 3618 J Davies 9 4 DNS 16 13
9 3529 A Jackson 11 8 7 15
10 3494 N Crickmore 10 9 8 17
11 3550 A Johnson 3 RTD 16 DNS 16 19
12 3488 R Jackson 13 10 9 19
13 3624 S Potts 6 DNS 16 DNS 16 22
14 3230 R Suffield DNF 16 11 RTD 16 27
15 3613 P Gilbert 12 OCS 16 DNS 16 28


(Apologies - crew names not available)