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Results / Boll� RS200 Grand Prix Northampton SC - 13/04/2013

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With a forecast for Sunday of up to 40 knots, the RO decided to run 4 races Saturday afternoon in a force 3-4. The order of the day was tacking into a clear port lane at the first opportunity, then hope for a shift near the shore to lay the mark.

Chris Catt and Ally Martin, who seemed to sail offwind lower than a snake's armpit (mostly) won the first 3 races from Ian Sharps and Ellie Martin (in borrowed kit). Chris Martin and Katharine Martin (you'll note a recurring theme...) won the fourth race from Martin and Sam Boatmen. The fight for third and minor places on day 1 was between them, Mark Hatsel, Rob 'Shower Boy' Struckett (also in borrowed kit) and me.

That evening Chris Catt gave a talk on 'how to sail fast downwind in marginal planing conditions', which was useful (mostly.) I think the general message was that you don't necessarily have to a have an ex-jump-jockey crew made from carbon-kevlar/titanium. Though it helps...


Sunday's wind arrived bang on time, though everyone went out regardless. Conditions, especially upwind, was like having a 4 year old child. Really annoying most of the time, but if someone tried to take it away you'd kill them for it. The RO decided not to can it after the first race. During the second reach (of 5), I heard a loud bang just behind me. Rob Struckett and Lucy Preston's shroud had pinged. The same gust binned us a few seconds later and we retired with mast still unbent. lots of  wear-rounds in race 6 (4 laps) after an enormous gust allowed the Boatmen and C and K Martin through when they nailed their gybes. Race 7 was 3 laps, whereupon the RO took mercy on their souls and called it a day.

Ian and Ellie won each of these three races to take the event from Chris Catt and Ally, and Chris and Katherine Martin.


Thank you Julian for the report


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PosFleetSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st Gold 1467 Ian Sharps Ellie Martin Burghfield Sailing Club 2 2 2 ‑7 1 1 1 9
2nd Gold 1031 Chris Catt Ally Martin Burghfield Sailing Club 1 1 1 3 ‑5 4 3 13
3rd Gold 1460 Chris Martin Katharine Martin Burghfield Sailing Club 4 3 ‑5 1 3 3 2 16
4th Gold 908 Martin Boatman Sam Boatman RYA 3 5 ‑10 2 6 2 6 24
5th Silver 1517 Mark Hatsel Rob Ashman Middle Nene Sailing Club 5 ‑8 3 4 2 5 5 24
6th Silver 1105 Chris Larr Abigail Larr Northampton Sailing Club 8 7 ‑9 9 7 8 7 46
7th Silver 937 Tim Hartley Hannah Edge Northampton Sailing Club 10 10 ‑12 12 4 7 4 47
8th Gold 1229 Rob Struckett Lucy Preston Itchenor / Papercourt 6 4 8 5 (DNC) DNC DNC 57
9th Silver 1263 Julian Bradley Alice Hudson Wembley SC 7 6 4 6 (DNC) DNC DNC 57
10th Bronze 685 Gary Livingstone Hannah Livingstone Northampton Sailing Club ‑13 13 11 13 9 6 8 60
11th Silver 1228 Joe Adams Emma Lucas Burghfield Sailing Club 9 9 6 8 (DNC) DNC DNC 66
12th Bronze 779 Peter Goodyear Nicolla Ellis WOBYC 11 11 7 11 (DNC) DNC DNC 74
13th Bronze 252 Nicola Holden Emma York Northampton Sailing Club 12 12 13 10 (DNC) DNC DNC 81
14th Bronze 1075 Paul Sanders Giles Durrell Northampton Sailing Club 14 14 14 14 (DNC) DNC DNC 90
15th   1510 Claire Walsh Darren MacNamara BCYC (DNC) DNC DNC DNC 8 DNC DNC 93
16th Bronze 632 Adrian Howe Catherine Howe Great Moor Sailing Club (DNF) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 102
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