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09/04/2016

    SEAS, Bough Beech, 9 April 2016

     

    If a journalist is someone without any ideas, but the ability to express them; and a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes. So it is I have been reminded by Sally at RS to write a race report on the latest RS200 SEAS event at Bough Beech, Saturday 9th April.

     

    14 teams were there for mostly light westerly, which gradually turned south as the day went on - probably leaving the estimable RO munching horse tranquiliser. Race 1 was won by Will Taylor and Fiona Mulcahy from the evergreen Dave Derby (well, some of his needles have shed). I managed to get a DSQ – it is said that happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour. It does mean you miss the bloody briefing. That I forgot to sail through the windward gate is just senility. Race 2 witnessed a close battle for the lead in which Cafferata and I prevailed from Taylor and Derby. The wind filled considerably for races 3 and 4, won by Taylor and Derby respectively (more admin failure aboard my boat). Will Taylor won well overall from Derby, Craig Taylor and Niami Davies were consistent with two 4ths and two 3rds to take 3rd.

     

    Thanks go to the people at Bough Beech for a very well run event, with the RO managing to make the right decisions at the right time, and no fannying around. Even if some of that involved my DSQ …

     

    Julian Bradley

    Position Boat Helm Crew   Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total Net
    1st  626 Will Taylor  Fiona Mulcahy    1 2 1 -4 8 4
    2nd  1438 David Derby  Emma Derby     2 3 -7 1 13 6
    3rd  985 Chay Taylor  Niami Davies     3 -4 4 3 14 10
    4th  1511 Mike Chapman  Lynne Ratcliffe     -7 6 2 5 20 13
    5th  655 Andrew Barnett  Jo Lloyd     5 -10 10 2 27 17
    6th  1178 Julian Bradley  Helen Cafferata     (15.0 DSQ)  1 11 6 33 18
    7th  1018 Simon Cory  Denise Judd     4 -12 6 9 31 19
    8th  1605 Kevin Druce  Izzy     -9 9 3 8 29 20
    9th  1459 Mike Warwicker  Kate Fitzsimmons     8 5 8 -11 32 21
    10th  1062 Tim Humphries  Mike Calvert     -11 11 5 7 34 23
    11th  1023 Matt Lulham-Robinson  Claudia Wilson     6 7 (15.0 RET)  15.0 DNS  43 28
    12th  839 Joe cic  Chung Chan     10 8 (15.0 OCS)  12 45 30
    13th  909 Jack Vincent  Mark Vincent     12 -14 12 10 48 34
    14th  1150 David Beaney  Julie Cronshaw     13 13 9 (15.0 RET)  50 35

     

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