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09/04/2016
Training & Sprints

    Event 1 of the JP Watersports RS200 Scotland tour 2016: Largs training and sprints weekend

     

    The first event of 2016 for the Scottish RS200 circuit was held at Largs on 9-10 April.

     

    The format was a day's training followed by sprint races on Sunday. The event was well attended with 17 boats, 34 sailors.

    Saturday's training was held in a southerly 8-12 knots, with bright sunshine the order of the day. A long upwind and downwind session gave sailors the opportunity to work on tacking/gybing and boat speed before lunch.

     

    After lunch starting practice followed by a race got everyone ready for Sunday's racing.

     

    After a short postponement to allow the easterly wind to fill in, sailors launched and headed out to the race track. With the wind varying from 5 - 12 knots with 90 degree wind shifts, sailing became more akin to a game of snakes and ladders.  Priorities of the day were starting cleanly, allowing the option of staying on the lifted tack and sailing towards any gusts coming down the course. It was a particularly challenging wind direction with many lulls stopping boat’s progress both upwind and down. 

     

    Seven races were completed during which the course was relayed a number of times as the wind swung from north east to south east in the Largs channel.

     

    Consistency was the order of the day and first and second places were a closely fought battle with Robbie Burns and Vicky Simpson taking the event win ahead of Roger Carter and Rachael Cooke. Four points separated third to fifth places with local sailors Martin Faulkner and Bill Forsyth taking the last of the prizes. Stuart Teasdale and Ashly Martin unfortunately missed out on 3rd due to a sailing the wrong side of a mark approaching the finish. This caught out a number of sailors including overall winner in race 1.

     

    Port Edgar will host round 2 of the tour on the 14-15 May 2016. With a few new faces and series participants having the chance to win a brand new jib, we will likely see a great turn out at the next JP Watersports RS200 Scotland tour 2016 events.

     

    Martin Faulkner

     

    Photos by Stuart Moss

     

     

    JP Watersports Scottish Tour RS200 Sprints 2016

    Largs Sailing Club

     

    Results as of 17:30 on April 10, 2016

    RS200 Fleet

    Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 17, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Tally SailNo HelmName CrewName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Nett Notes
    1st 15 1254 Robbie Burns Lady Gaga Simpson Largs SC (18.0 RAF) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 8.0 Missed Mk Race 1
    2nd 10 1088 Roger Carter Rachael Cook Loch Lomond SC 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 (3.0) 1.0 1.0 10.0  
    3rd 11 930 Martin Faulkner Bill Forsyth Largs SC 3.0 3.0 4.0 (7.0) 4.0 7.0 6.0 27.0  
    4th 8 774 Robert Walker Amy Romaniuk Helensburgh SC 6.0 5.0 (12.0) 3.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 30.0  
    5th 17 942 Stuart Teasdale Ashley Martin Kinghorn SC 1.0 (18.0 RAF) 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 18.0 DNC 31.0 Missed Mk Race 2
    6th 1 806 Brendan Matt PEYC (12.0) 4.0 6.0 10.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 38.0  
    7th 5 998 Josh Kerr Fenella Corlett Largs SC 13.0 (18.0 RAF) 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 3.0 42.0 Missed Mk Race 2
    8th 16 1281 Neil Manderson Alice Meaden Helensburgh SC 9.0 12.0 (15.0) 8.0 8.0 4.0 4.0 45.0  
    9th 12 1120 Willie Todd Dom Todd Largs SC 5.0 9.0 11.0 5.0 9.0 11.0 (18.0 DNC) 50.0  
    10th 4 284 Phil Alderson Carol Alderson Largs SC 4.0 6.0 7.0 13.0 (18.0 DNC) 18.0 DNC 18.0 DNC 66.0  
    11th 7 1098 Andrew Corlett Callum Forsyth Largs SC 11.0 (18.0 RAF) 8.0 16.0 11.0 12.0 8.0 66.0 Missed Mk Race 2
    12th 2 366 Charlotte Nunn Chloe rankin Largs SC 15.0 7.0 9.0 (17.0) 14.0 14.0 10.0 69.0  
    13th 6 447 Nick Kerr Alistair Kent Largs SC 14.0 8.0 (18.0 DNC) 12.0 10.0 9.0 18.0 DNC 71.0  
    14th 14 1393 Andrew Malone Ruridh Moss Largs SC 10.0 11.0 14.0 15.0 13.0 10.0 (18.0 DNC) 73.0  
    15th 3 1074 Jaqui Taylor Andy Taylor Largs SC 7.0 10.0 10.0 11.0 (18.0 DNC) 18.0 DNC 18.0 DNC 74.0  
    16th 9 621 Ewan Randall Innes Stewart Largs SC (16.0) 13.0 16.0 14.0 12.0 13.0 9.0 77.0  
    17th 13 202 Hugh Macgregor Peter Gibb Largs SC 8.0 (18.0 RAF) 13.0 9.0 18.0 DNC 18.0 DNC 18.0 DNC 84.0 Missed Mk Race 2

     

     

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