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15/03/2003
RS Fat Face Racing Circuit Bristol Corinthain YC

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RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit at Bristol Corinthian YC the summer heat wave in March. The 2003 RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit kicked off with a very healthy entry of 45 boats, lots of new boats and weather we would have been delighted to have in June. Saturday saw a puffy force 4 from the Northeast, which, unusually for BCYC, was quite stable, and bright sunshine. Sunday produced really strong sun and tans but the wind gave PRO Rhys Lankester nightmares as it could not make up its mind if it wanted to come from the south east or north east; at times it was coming from both directions on different parts of the lake with not a lot in between. With the RS300s and Vareos also racing the wind did not stay constant enough over the 15 minute start sequence for the start line and windward leg to stay true; the race teams did very well to get three decent races in under such conditions. Obviously the inventors of the snakes and ladders board game had sailed at BCYC on such days as wind strengths varied from force 2 and 4, and 90 degrees in direction at least twice each beat. In Race 1 Pete Vincent/Louisa Fewtrell just led at the end of the first run closely followed by old crew Trudie Danbury/Laurie Dunn and Steve Sargent/Karen Garlick, part of the epidemic of new boats from Wembley. Vincent/Fewtrell liked the close reaches on the trapezoid second lap and pulled well clear to win with Danbury/Dunn very chirpy in second. Lee Sydenham/Anne Vaudrey then really found forward gear to win the next two races; the third by a huge distance. The Danbury/Dunn team showed Doris power had really arrived with an excellent second place in the third race to claim second place overall overnight ahead of the consistent Dave Giles/Fiona Clark and, far more importantly, Ugly Vincent. First race on Sunday saw the overall situation really open up. Vincent/Fewtrell were given OCS by a blind race officer, both Sydenham and Giles had recorded their worst results and Jon Lewis/Camille Parsons came right into the frame with a convincing race win with Cliff/Bec Milliner second. Race 5 proved eventful and the turning point of the weekend. A big shift and drop in wind in the last 90 seconds before the start left the majority of the fleet too close to the committee boat unable to get down the other end. This was compounded 30 seconds after the start when any boat near the pin tacked onto port in two forces more wind. Sydenham/Vaudry were in exactly the right place at the right time and stormed away in fresh breeze from the NE. Any boat in the middle or right looked dead and buried including David Giles who was a dot in a whole world of trouble until he played his huge get out of jail card and suddenly tacked onto new breeze from the SE giving him a huge starboard lift and into the top ten at the first mark. Lee and Anne had already gone round the mark and had a race long big lead until the final run. Stuck in gentle breeze they had to fight hard to get across to new breeze bringing the chasing pack ever closer. A very relieved Lee just held on to beat Giles at the finish with the first 4 boats covered by less than 4 boat lengths. Giles scored a vital second with Josh Gebhard/Simon Evans an impressive third. Race 6 and John/Chris Blundell in their first RS200 event topped an excellent day by leading at mark 1. Giles and Vincent in 6.7 gybed first into new breeze to move to 1.2 on the first run, positions they held to the finish in a close tussle. Blundell just got the better of Ollie Holden/Sarah Freestone to claim third. Giles finishing salvo of 1.2 gave him overall victory despite Sydenhams three race wins. A very relieved Vincent just claimed third on discard from the Doris boat, the star performers of the weekend. Charlie Roome/Jodi Dyer, just back from his trip round the world, just pipped Paul Dorer/Ian Robertson for first youth. Perhaps the real story was that its only March and already the fleet has red faces, panda eyes and very strange tan lines on their necks from wearing drysuits. Pete Vincent
1st 753 David Giles Fiona Clark Weir Wood S C 5 2 3 13 2 1 13.0 2nd 854 Lee Sydenham Ann Vaudry Stokes Bay S C 6 1 1 23 1 12 21.0 3rd 777 Pete Vincent Louisa Fewtrell BCYC 1 9 7 OCS 13 2 32.0 4th 357 Trudie Danbury Laurie Dunn Bristol Corinthian Y C 2 13 2 9 6 16 32.0 5th 754 Jonathan Lewis Mad Milly Parsons Burghfield S C 8 3 13 1 18 10 35.0 6th Ralph Singleton Oliver Singleton Chew Valley S C 14 24 9 5 7 5 40.0 7th 771 Marshall King Heather King Datchet Water S C 7 5 27 11 8 9 40.0 8th 805 Cliff Milliner Bec Milliner Cotswold S C 10 4 8 2 23 21 45.0 9th 787 Charles Roome Jodi Hayling Island S C 16 11 14 12 5 8 50.0 10th 695 Paul Dorer Ian Robertson Bowmoor S C 3 10 20 6 15 23 54.0 11th 848 Ian Pickard Lucy Matthews Bristol Corinthian Y C 11 8 4 19 16 18 57.0 12th 739 Jane Robertson Helen Rollinson Bowmoor S C 13 19 15 8 28 7 62.0 13th 788 Andy Robertson Squirt Bowmoor S C 17 14 6 20 11 22 68.0 14th 743 Andi Riley Julie Marsden Stewartby Watersports Club 23 7 18 18 14 15 72.0 15th 741 Oliver Holden Sarah Freestone Hayling Island S C DNC 18 5 3 OCS 4 75.0 16th J Blundell C Blundell Hallamshire S C 38 35 32 4 4 3 78.0 17th 820 Josh Gebhard Simon Evans Derwent Reservoir S C 25 25 11 29 3 20 84.0 18th 840 Martin English Bridget Cooke Wembley S C 18 6 19 27 33 14 84.0 19th 535 Simon Gillow Tracey Hill Wembley S C 24 12 16 OCS 20 13 85.0 20th 581 Mike Chapman Geraldine Marks Wembley S C 22 26 31 10 24 11 93.0 21st 732 Sue Antonelli Jo Lloyd Littleton S C 29 15 28 15 10 26 94.0 22nd 839 Stephen Sergeant Karen Garlick Wembley S C 4 22 24 25 21 DNC 96.0 23rd Sarah Taylor James Stewart Stokes Bay S C 9 OCS 12 7 25 DNC 98.0 24th 722 Ann Jackson Alan Skeens Burghfield S C 15 OCS 10 17 12 DNF 99.0 25th 846 Jeremy Stephens Jane Sutor Penzance S C 30 17 23 32 17 17 104.0 26th 609 Chris Brann George Arkwright Bristol Corinthian Y C 26 DNF 21 28 26 6 107.0 27th 345 Jaemi Gebhard Karen Baker Derwent Reservoir S C 20 28 30 14 31 19 111.0 28th 815 Matt Davies Melissa Pattison Hayling Island S C 12 27 26 26 36 27 118.0 29th 392 Ben Alexander Liz Alexander Deben Yacht Club 19 20 22 24 34 34 119.0 30th 359 Christian Humphrey Michelle Maynard Bristol Corinthian Y C 21 16 17 21 DNF DNC 120.0 31st 702 Mike Dencher Anna Harding Chew Valley S C 27 21 29 22 30 28 127.0 32nd 744 Carolyn Doherty Joanne Wotton Wembley S C 37 DNC 25 OCS 9 24 140.0 33rd 498 Matt Ambrose Ruth Baker Deben Yacht Club 31 31 33 33 19 DNC 147.0 34th 780 Paul Teague Elizabeth Teague Bristol Corinthian Y C 40 29 37 35 22 25 148.0 35th 863 Alan Perry Marcelle Newbold Wembley S C 34 32 40 16 32 37 151.0 36th 383 Paul Goodwin Kate Gillow Draycote Water S C 28 23 34 OCS 37 32 154.0 37th 464 David Sweet Jackie Ireland Chew Valley S C 33 33 38 30 29 31 156.0 38th 420 Simon Howell Guiseppe Cotswold S C 32 36 36 OCS 27 30 161.0 39th 652 Mitch Webb Sam Rowe Downs S C 35 34 39 31 35 33 168.0 40th 826 Chris Reid Tess Reid Bristol Corinthian Y C 36 37 35 34 39 36 178.0 41st 697 Toby Peacock Sarah Peacock Chew Valley S C DNC 30 DNC OCS 38 29 187.0 42nd 411 Will Rhodes TBA DNC DNC DNC 37 42 35 204.0 43rd 728 Competitor 59 TBA DNC DNC DNC 36 40 38 204.0 44th 842 John Callaghan Jules Haskell Hayling Island S C 39 DNC 41 38 41 DNC 204.0
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