United Kingdom

22/10/2016
Magic Marine Inland Championship

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW 2016

RS300 INLAND CHAMPION STEVE SALLIS!

 

Great event photos thanks to David Whitefield and Kay Peters

 

RS300 Inland Championship and Magic Marine RS300 Grand Prix Final Event

 

The RS300 Inland Championship and Magic Marine Grand Prix final event were held at Hykeham SC over the weekend of 22-23 October. 18 visitors joined 6 home boats for the event. The first day was held in generally sunny conditions with a light to gentle breeze from the North-East, which is not the ideal direction for Hykeham and was always going to challenge the competitors. The Race team lead by Sam Mason did an excellent job of making the most of the conditions setting a course using the whole lake and turning around the 3 back to back races with minimal delay.

 

Local knowledge and concentration would be as important as boat speed and Steve Sallis made the most of the home advantage with three bullets on day one.  In race one Steve was closely challenged by Tim Keen (Sheffield Viking) and Alistair McLaughlin (Prestwick) who took 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In race two it was again Tim and Steve battling for the lead, but on the long downwind leg Luke Pepper (Hykeham) and Chris Bridle (Hykeham) used their local knowledge to find the stronger breeze and passed Tim and Steve. There was a close battle up the final beat and unfortunately for Luke a momentary lapse of concentration sent him too close to the trees allowing Steve and Chris to pass, holding 1st and 2nd to the finish with Luke 3rd and Tim 4th, who was surely feeling a bit baffled how he had been passed by the three Hykeham boats.

 

In race three Rob Jones (Warsash), who is more used to the wide open lumpy stuff, seemed to have picked up some local knowledge from races one and two and took the lead on the first lap, but with Steve just behind, two races of experience at Hykeham was never going to match 30+ years. Rob held on to second followed home by Alistair in 3rd.

 

After soup, tea and cakes at the club the fleet made their way to the Fox and Hounds in the evening for a meal and a few beers.

 

The forecast for day two was for the wind to be more Easterly and slightly stronger, but it seemed to swing anywhere from North-East to East.  In races four and five Tim sailed impeccably taking both races after a close battle with Steve, who followed him home in both races. In race four it was Paul Watson who led the chasing group to take 3rd.  In race five Alistair took his third 3rd of the weekend.

The final race was led by Chris Bridle from the first mark, a lead he was to extend, looking comfortable for a victory right up to the point where he rolled it in on the run in one of the stronger gusts of the day. This left Alistair to take the win followed home by Tim in 2nd and Steve in 3rd.  Despite Tim’s 1, 1, 2 on day 2 Steve had done enough to secure the overall victory and the RS300 Inland Championships.

 

RS300 Inland Championshipl top five results:

1st

Steve Sallis

Hykeham SC

7 pts

2nd

Tim Keen

Sheffield Viking SC

10 pts

3rd

Alistair McLauchlin

Prestwick SC

15 pts

4th

Paul Watson

Bowmoor SC

22 pts

5th

Luke Pepper

Hykeham SC

26 pts

 

The event also concluded the RS300 Magic Marine Grand Prix series. Tim Keen had already secured the overall win, not even needing to count his second in the final event.

 

RS300 Magic Marine Grand Prix series overall top five:

1st

Tim Keen

Sheffield Viking SC

2nd

Dave Acres

Emsworth SC

3rd

Alistair McLauchlin

Prestwick SC

4th

Steve Sallis

Hykeham SC

5th

Steve Bolland

Bristol Corinthian SC

 

The top 5 received vouchers generously donated by Magic Marine as part of their sponsorship of the series.

 

By Steve Sallis

 

 

 

 

Magic Marine RS300 Inland Championships 2016      
                       
Hykeham SC                  
                       
Overall results                  
                       
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 24, Scoring system: Appendix A            
Rank SailNo Club HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 476 Hykeham SC Steve Sallis 1 1 1 2 2 -3 10 7
2nd 328 Sheffield Viking SC Tim Keen 2 4 -8 1 1 2 18 10
3rd 490 Prestwick SC Alistair McLaughlin 3 -7 3 5 3 1 22 15
4th 337 Bowmoor SC Paul Watson 4 6 4 3 -7 5 29 22
5th 540 Hykeham SC Luke Pepper 6 3 5 4 -8 8 34 26
6th 411 Bristol Corinthian YC Steve Bolland 5 5 7 6 4 (25.0 DNC) 52 27
7th 480 Warsash SC Rob Jones 13 -16 2 11 6 9 57 41
8th 510 Hykeham SC Andy Bayliss 8 8 9 -13 11 7 56 43
9th 373 Stewartby SC Richard Hargreaves 7 -12 11 7 9 11 57 45
10th 527 Warsash SC Ian Clark -19 14 12 8 12 4 69 50
11th 542 Hykeham SC Chris Bridle 9 2 (25.0 DNF) 10 5 25.0 DNF 76 51
12th 528 AttenboroughSC Jonathan Adams 10 15 10 12 (25.0 DNC) 6 78 53
13th 424 Waveney & Oulton Broad SC Richard Fryer 11 11 -13 9 10 12 66 53
14th 417 Stewartby SC Dan Treloar 14 9 -17 15 16 10 81 64
15th 555 Bartley SC Richard Le Mare 12 10 18 22 13 (25.0 DNC) 100 75
16th 422 Bough Beech SC Alistair Wood 22 18 6 16 14 (25.0 DNF) 101 76
17th 385 Prestwick SC Scott Johnston (25.0 DNF) 22 14 14 17 15 107 82
18th 384 Leigh-on-sea SC John Charles 16 19 15 20 (25.0 DNF) 13 108 83
19th 352 Alton Water SC Bob Peak 18 -20 19 17 18 16 108 88
20th 515 Hykeham SC John Peters 17 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 18 15 14 114 89
21st 479 Stewartby SC Julian Gunnell 15 17 20 19 (25.0 DNF) 18 114 89
22nd 547 Girton SC Matt Kirman 21 13 16 21 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 121 96
23rd 518 Hykeham SC Alex Harding 20 21 21 -23 19 17 121 98
24th 507 Midland SC Simon Daniels (25.0 DNF) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 150 125