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12/07/2003
RS Fat Face Racing Circuit Hayling Island SC

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Biggest ever RS200 Open Meeting 68 RS200's in the sunshine of Hayling Island for the Fat Face Racing Circuit on July 12/13 was a new record for any RS200 Racing Circuit event. With first class race management from PRO Nick Rawling and his team, non stop sunshine, reasonable winds, HISC's fantastic new club house, huge fleet and all the leading contenders what more could a self respecting 200 sailor want? Well getting a pint of beer from the clubs bar would have been a good idea as a rather under staffed bar fell well short of the standard of the restaurant. Saturday and clear blue skies produced a 8-10 knot sea breeze. Race 1 saw Jon Lewis/Millie Parsons start right at the leeward end and the only boat to hit the left hand corner with handsome result with a good lead. Lee Sydenham/Anne Vaudrey and Geoff Carveth/Sarah Allen slowly eroded his lead, with only 2 laps set the second run was a close affair and it was Sydenham that gained the overlap at the final leeward mark. Sydenham then conclusively proved he could not count by starting a third beat as a relieved Lewis giggled his way to the finish line. Sydenham has his counting beads out for race 2 and did not make the same mistake to win from Carveth with Hamish Calder/Severine Jones third. Race 3 saw the first recall and the first batch of OCS's. Martin Jones/Clare Rowbottom made a magnificent start when it counted to finish second behind Steve and Paula Irish with David Giles/Fiona Clark third. Sunday had glorious sunshine and most of the fleet could appreciate it as they did not have hangovers thanks to HISC bar. Sharing a course with 600's did not prevent the PRO turning round races quicker than it took to buy a round. Out in the race area there was a good gradient breeze from the south east slightly stronger than Saturday. Carveth and Allen took complete control of proceedings with good starts at the leeward end they led race 4 and 5 from start to finish to virtually seal overall victory. Giles and Clark also did themselves a power of good with 2.4 results as other leading contenders struggled for consistency. Andy and Katie Shorrocks, making a guest appearance from Laser 4000's, were very solid in 4.5. For the final race the breeze built to a force 4 and with the tide slackening there was a massive bulge on the start line and six of the final top 12 overall were black flagged. With Carveth keeping a close eye on the Irish's, Giles won the race to round off an impressive Sunday. Behind Ian Pickard/Lucy Matthews had discovered their toe straps and were second but lost out to fellow Bristol CYC members Trudie Danbury/Bert on the final beat much to everyone’s amusement. Worryingly for all 200 sailors Geoff Carveth has competed in 3 large RS200 events. The 1997 Inlands, the 2001 Nationals and now the largest ever RS200 Racing Circuit event and has won all three. He must start favourite for the RS200 Nationals at Restronguet, entries for which will now break the 100 boat limit. There are though plenty of well known dinghy helms in good form in the 200's and there is going to be red hot competition.
Geoff Carveth Sarah Allan HISC/Littleton 14 1 David Giles Fiona Clark Weirwood 15 2 Steve Irish Paula Irish Draycote 22 3 Lee Sydenham Anne Vaudry Stokes Bay 24 4 Tom Hewitson Jo Hewitson RNCYC 34 5 Steve Dunn Carole Dunn SWSC 39 6 Jonathan Lewis Milly Parsons Burghfield 40 7 Adnrew Shorrock Katie Shorrock Frensham 43 8 Hamish Calder Severine Jones Royal Highland 54 9 Martin Jones Clare Rowbottom Itchenor 58 10 Harry Roome Prue Roome HISC 66 11 Peter Vincent Louisa Fewstrell Bristol 69 12 James Stewart Elaine Taylor Stokes Bay 69 13 Paul Fisk Caroline Fisk ECA 70 14 Ian Pickard Lucy Matthews BCYC 72 15 Ralph Singleton Oliver Singleton CVLSC 78 16 Cliff Milliner Bec Milliner CSC 80 17 Sarah Taylor Claire Upton-Brown HISC 81 18 Charles Roome Jodi Dyer HISC 82 19 Marshall King Heather King Datchent 82 20 Nick Peters James Peters HISC 85 21 Jeremy Stephens Adam Poole Penzance 92 22 Colin Staite Katie Haighton Bartley 109 23 Andy Robertson Emily Haworth Bowmoor 115 24 Bryony Percy Jo Carr HISC 120 25 Frances Peters Pippa Williams HISC 122 26 Melvyn Cooper Kate Peters HISC 124 27 Mike Dencher Anna Harding Chew Valley 125 28 Simon Gillow Tracey Hill Wembley 128 29 Trudie Danbury Graeme Ryder Bristo Corinthian 129 30 Sue Antonelli Jo Lloyd Littleton 129 31 Paul Dorer Ian Robertson Bowmoor 134 32 Chris Darling Helen Williams Itchenor 138 33 Ben Alexander Liz Alexander Deben 141 34 Mike Chapman Sheridan Killwick Wembly 141 35 Lucy Davey Jane Sutor Doris/BCYC 149 36 Mark Chisnell Rebecca Kent HISC/RYA 152 37 James Boyle Lizzie Chellew Papercourt 155 38 Stephen Seargeant Jo Haynes Wembley 167 39 Vanda Young Jon Jowett Littleton 172 40 Matt Davies Dotti Cormack HISC 177 41 Jo Wotton Marcelle Newbold Wembly 182 42 Paul Goodwin Kate Gillon Draycote 190 43 Sarah Pammer Damian Holmes Bowmoor 206 44 Martin Vinsan Heidi Dodd 208 45 Philip Pascall Nicholas Blevins Itchenor 209 46 Tracy Moss Gemma McIntyre HISC 215 47 Simon Howell James Rodgers Wembley 215 48 Sarah Covington Helen Clarke HHSC 220 49 James Weatherstone Hilary Weatherstone HISC 233 50 Neil Shemmings Tom Bartlett Fishers Green 236 51 Stuart Bloese Carol Bloese HISC 248 52 Una Hodlkins Anne Faux Datchet 252 53 Charles Miscampbell Clare Senior HISC 257 54 Dan Perry Caren Garlick Newcastle University 259 55 James Hewitt Emma Moscoso Hoc 267 56 Graham Denny Steve Dawson FOSSC 269 57 Mike France Louise Wiles HISC 275 58 Michael Barnes Ernie Hatton Weir Wood 279 59 Lynne Ratcliffe Gail Pawson Bough Beech 281 60 Matt Ambrose Ruth Baker Deben 291 61 Nic Rivers Matthew Rivers Leigh-on-sea 293 62 Malcolm Smith Sharon Smith HISC 303 63 Matthew Hall Brian Tennant Weston 308 64 Daniel Oakes Victoria Burr Thorney Island 308 65 Sarah Auckland Snna Staniforth HISC 308 66 Mike Crear Nick Creak Itchenor 312 67 Ned Smith Catherine Scholls ISC 315 68
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