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23/07/2016

    RS200 Open Meeting at Aldeburgh Yacht Club

     

    Report by Alastair McHardy

     

    6 boats took to the River Alde for the RS200 open on Saturday 23 July with visitors from Grafham, Waldringfield SC, Deben YC, and Alton Water. Four windward – leeward races were held with two back to back morning and afternoon.  Glorious weather and a pleasant easterly, force 2-3 meant the only real issue for newbies was the low tide in the morning.  Exciting starts against the tide and close to the bank lead to a few incidents.  Getting that clean start was all important as was tacking along the bank.  The fleet soon separated in both races the pack of three battling hard and getting away.  At the interval Jessop (1347) and Parsons (1477) shared the top spot.  All was to play for in the afternoon.

     

    The PRO took the fleet further up river and with the high tide in the afternoon the focus was on sailing rather than mud banks.  Again the starts were fiercely contested.  Race 3 against the tide saw the fleet tacking on the southern bank.  Ben Alexander tacked early for the mark, it looked as if it had paid dividends.  The result shows differently.

     

    Congratulations to David Jessop on his win after a great day of sailing.  Thanks goes to Aldeburgh YC for hosting and running a great event.  Next stop for the Eastern series is at Alton Water 3rd and 4th September.

    Rank

    Fleet

    SailNo

    Club

    HelmName

    PY

    race 1

    race 2

    race 3

    race 4

    Total

    Nett

    1st

    RS200

    1347

    Grafham

    David Jessop

    1047

    1.0

    (2.0)

    1.0

    1.0

    5.0

    3.0

    2nd

    RS200

    1477

    Waldringfield

    Robin Parsons

    1047

    (2.0)

    1.0

    2.0

    2.0

    7.0

    5.0

    3rd

    RS200

    1142

    Deben YC

    Ben Alexander

    1047

    (3.0)

    3.0

    3.0

    3.0

    12.0

    9.0

    4th

    RS200

    1070

    Alton Water

    Alastair McHardy

    1047

    (5.0)

    5.0

    4.0

    4.0

    18.0

    13.0

    5th

    RS200

    1149

    Waldringfield

    Mark Hodge

    1047

    4.0

    4.0

    (5.0)

    5.0

    18.0

    13.0

    6th

    RS200

    575

    AYC

    Alfie Agar

    1047

    (7.0 DNC)

    7.0 DNC

    6.0

    6.0

    26.0

    19.0

     

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