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05/04/2003
RS Fat Face Racing Circuit Northampton SC

  • Crewsaver EOS Champs
  • 2012 RS EOS Champs
  • Llandegfedd Open 2013
  • RS 10th Anniversary Ball
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • Weir Wood 2021
  • Weir Wood 2021
  • Weir Wood 2021
Northampton Sailing Club hosted one of the very first RS events in 1994 and the RS classes have held many well organised, well supported and almost without fail, spectacularly breezy events since. This year’s RS200 and RS400 Fat Face Racing Circuit was well supported with 49 RS200s. The Race Management was slick with very good courses but the northerly wind did not play ball. Saturday saw a very patchy force 1-3 with some horror light wind patchs on the runs. Sunday saw a more steady wind with crews hiking the vast majority of the time up wind but still with some big slants. The standard continues to improve in depth in the 200s, 26 of the boats scored top ten results, many leading helms found it difficult to pull through boats now perfectly capable of staying in the leading group when they get there. With such patchy wind consistency was going to be everything with the series likely to be high scoring and so it proved. David Giles/Fiona Clark won the first race by a margin with Ann Jackson/Alan Skeens second. Hamish Calder/Severine Rees-Jones were over the horizon in race 2 with Steve/Paula Irish very comfortable in second. Race 3 was led for the majority of the race by Paul Dorer/Ian Robertson, part of the Bowmoor Youth team. They lost out though on the on the final beat to Vince Horey/Jane Jones who had led at the first mark only to have a shocker of a first run. Overnight Giles led from Ann Jackson but everyone already had a discard and it was really wide open. Ollie Holden/Sarah Freestone won race 4 from National Champions Tom and Jo Hewitson. The Irish’s third place moved them into the lead overall with a 2.3.3 score with several of the other leading contenders having bad races. The last two races were to prove very close throughout. Paul Dorer/Ian Robertson again led race 5 for long periods with very close company. This time they sailed the final part of the race very well to win from John/Chris Blundell, making quite an impression in their first year in 200’s, with Steve/Laurie Dunn third. The Irish’s challenge disappeared with an 18th. Race 6 was tight with John Lewis/Millie Parsons making the early running until having a problem with a running boat on a beat. Vince Horey/Jane Jones took up the running to win with Martin English/Bridget Cooke (Wembley) in very close company in second. Ashore most of the fleet were unaware who had won but Giles/Clark recovery to 4th and 5th in the last two races from not promising positions was crucial; they were the only boat able to count 5 top ten results. Having won at Bristol and Carsington the Giles/Clark are the form team in 200s. Probably the most impressive performance of the weekend was Dorer and Robertson with 1.2.3 who will be a real force when they work out how to stop getting OCS. Also in her first season helming Trudie Danbury/Graham Ryder were again first Doris in 10th overall. With Ann Jackson also sailing well Sarah Taylor in going to be under real pressure for first lady at the Nationals. After the first 3 major events being inland the RS200 circuits move to the sea now with the start of the Fat Face Eurocup at Carnac over Easter and Round 3 of the Fat Face Circuit at North Berwick over the May Bank Holiday.
1 753 David Giles Fiona Clark Weirwood SC 1 3 BFD 9 4 5 22.0 2 740 Vince Horey Jane Jones King George SC 10 DNF 1 7 11 1 30.0 3 789 Steve Dunn Laurie Dunn SWSC 5 5 8 OCS 3 14 35.0 4 858 Jonathan Lewis Mad Milly Parsons Burghfield SC 6 22 6 12 5 6 35.0 5 772 Tom Hewitson Jo Hewitson KNCYC 4 10 BFD 2 9 12 37.0 6 741 Ollie Holden Sarah Freestone RYA 9 8 20 1 15 8 41.0 7 695 Paul Dorer Ian Robertson Bowmoor SC 15 23 2 OCS 1 3 44.0 8 777 Pete Vincent Louisa Fewtrell BCYC 8 13 10 5 8 21 44.0 9 827 Steve Irish Paula Irish Draycote Water SC 3 2 23 3 18 22 48.0 10 809 Ralph Singleton Ollie Singleton Chew Valley Lake SC 16 17 5 4 23 11 53.0 11 357 Trudie Danbury Ray Ryder BCYC 17 9 12 11 14 7 53.0 12 756 Hamish Calder Severine Rees-Jones Royal Highland YC 19 1 16 15 OCS 4 55.0 13 844 John Blundell Chris Blundell Hallamshire SC 30 15 4 23 2 17 61.0 14 771 Marshall King Heather King RStGYC 12 4 19 6 39 25 66.0 15 845 James Stewart Elaine Turner Stokes Bay SC 32 7 BFD 10 12 10 71.0 16 840 Martin English Bridget Cooke Wembley SC 23 11 25 19 17 2 72.0 17 626 Paul Fisk Carolyn Fisk ECA 20 14 22 20 6 15 75.0 18 722 Ann Jackson Alan Skeens Burghfield SC 2 18 3 25 36 31 79.0 19 739 Andrew Robertson Natasha Lister Bowmoor SC 18 24 7 33 10 23 82.0 20 743 Andi Riley Julie Mander Srewartby Water SC 13 19 30 18 25 9 84.0 21 797 Sam Mettam Vicky Burr Royal Naval SA 11 34 24 21 16 13 85.0 22 852 Patrick Altoft Deborah Greenland Ripon SC 14 32 11 8 24 30 87.0 23 732 Sue Antonelli Jo Lloyd Littleton SC 27 20 9 13 19 26 87.0 24 848 Ian Pickard Laura Woosey BCYC 7 26 18 42 13 28 92.0 25 702 Mike Dencher Anna Harding Chew Valley Lake SC 25 6 17 37 30 19 97.0 26 604 Simon Davis Mary Davis Bassenthwaite SC 28 12 26 34 7 DNC 107.0 27 692 Mark Savitsky Alec Savitsky Great Moor SC 44 16 14 29 20 35 114.0 28 846 Jeremy Stephens Adam Poole Penzance SC 33 39 13 14 31 29 120.0 29 484 David Leach Niall Myant Itchenor SC 26 33 29 24 DNC 16 128.0 30 345 Karen Baker Sally Potter Tynemouth SC 38 25 27 16 29 39 135.0 31 392 Ben Alexander Liz Alexander Deben YC 39 28 15 26 33 37 139.0 32 535 Simon Gillow Beefcake Hewett Wembley SC 21 36 41 30 32 20 139.0 33 609 Chris Brann George BCYC 31 21 21 OCS DSQ 18 140.0 34 839 Stephen Seargeant Claire Paul Wembley SC 29 29 28 27 28 DNC 141.0 35 437 Jon Watkins Marielle Watkins Hunts SC DNC 27 33 22 26 34 142.0 36 654 Lucy Davey Jane Sutor DORIS 35 38 36 17 27 32 147.0 37 449 Vanda young Jonathan Jowett LSC 37 46 35 28 21 38 159.0 38 837 Tim Gray Wendy Gray Staunton Harold SC DNC 37 40 35 22 27 161.0 39 383 Paul Goodwin Kate Gillow Draycote Water SC 36 30 31 36 34 40 167.0 40 498 Matt Ambrose Becky Hobson Deben YC 40 31 32 32 37 41 172.0 41 602 Chris Woodard Jane Hill Felixstowe Ferry SC 22 40 38 38 35 43 173.0 42 808 Sarah Taylor Claire Upton-Brown HISC 24 35 34 31 DNC DNC 173.0 43 863 Alan Perry Marcelle Newbold 42 44 43 DSQ 41 24 194.0 44 838 Paul Williamson Hazel Williamson SHSC 43 42 44 39 38 33 195.0 45 550 Martin Jones Kerry Jones Burghfield SC 41 41 39 41 40 36 197.0 46 744 Carolyn Doherty Jo Wotton Wembley SC 34 45 37 40 DNC DNC 205.0 47 663 Tony Vance Ros Browne Wanlip SC 45 47 45 43 42 42 217.0 48 666 Iain McGregor Olivia McGregor Salcombe YC DNF 43 42 DNC DNC DNC 232.0
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