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St Mary's Loch Regatta St Mary's Loch

  • 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
It was nearly a clean sweep for reigning RS200 Scottish Champ Graeme Henry at St Marys Loch Regatta on 24/25th August for the 6th event of the Scottish RS200 Series . However Kirsty & Sandy McSeveney had other ideas in the only Sunday race by taking line honours ahead of Henry /Redpath in a dying F1 . However this wasn't enough to stop Henry /Redpath clinching the weekend with the near perfect score of 1,1,2 . Numbers were boosted to 16 boats with 6 visitors from the South sensibly cashing in on the Bank Holiday to enjoy the beautiful Borders countryside . Race 1 started in a shifty F2 with Henry /Redpath establishing a commanding lead early on which they held to the line. Winsford Flash visitors Paul & Sharon Plested in the first outing in their new RS200 were chasing closely in second and managed to maintain this position to the finish . The McSeveney sisters were 3rd and Richard Evans and borrowed crew Stuart 4th . Race 2 developed much the same way but this time in a fading breeze and race officer John Robertson soon had to shorten the course finishing the fleet on the downwind leg .The usual suspects of Henry /Redpath were 1st, P & S Plesteds 2nd but other local sailors Katie Masterson and Fi Foulkes 3rd this time and Gavin & Nicholas Marshall making maximum use of a temporary filling breeze to make a late charge past others less fortunate to take 4th . Sunday started with low cloud and little wind , but the fleet were set off on a windward/ leeward course this time and soon the pack were chasing Henry/Redpath and the Plesteds who by now were settling in to the new boat . Unfortunately the breeze failed completely and the S flag was broken out on the committee boat . With little or no wind the final windward leg became a battle of wits and patience as the fleet slowly ghosted to the finish with places changing agonisingly slowly . This time however the McSeveney girls had found that wee bit extra speed and popped over the line ahead of Henry/Redpath . It was several minutes later when Richard Evans drifted across the line followed closely by Douglas & Kirsty Hamilton . This win puts Graeme Henry & Shona Redpath 1 point ahead of Katie Masterson & Fi Foulkes in the overall series so its all to sail for in the final event at Loch Tummel in September.
1. Graeme Henry & Shona Redpath 661, 4pt 2. Kirsty & Sandy McSeveney 689 ,10pt 3. Paul & Sharon Plested 813 , 11pt 4. Katie Masterson & Fi Foulkes 544 16pt 5. Douglas & Kirsty Hamilton 783, 16pt 6. Richard Evans & Stuart 516 , 17pt 7. Gavin & Nicholas Marshall 314, 21pt 8. Dave Redpath & Anna Renz 683 ,23pt 9. Jonathon Briggs & Amy Holland 446 , 23pt 10. Richard Davies & Wendy Porteous 232 , 29pt 11. Jonathan Thompson & Rosemary Thompson 321 , 30pt 12. Stephen de Jong & Caroline Briggs 447 , 39pt 13. Julie Greenwood & David Murphy 450 , 39pt 14. Jane Telford & Christopher Telford 220 , 42pt 15. Gary Rodmell & Graeme Rodmell 507 , 42pt 16 Pete Birrell & Brenda Renz 453 , 47pt
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