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27/05/2006
RS Fat Face Racing Circuit Derwent SC

  • 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
The 5th round of the Fat Face circuit hit Derwent Reservoir in beautiful Northumberland over the Bank holiday weekend.Or rather Derwent hit the event full in the face with force 7, wound up to 40 mph at times. We promised terrific sailing and bee jaybers you got it. With a top notch RYA dude in charge in the committee boat, after a bit of coaching on RS windward leeward courses, 24 competitors shot out from the starting blocks for race 1. Tom & Joe Hewitson (Rickmansworth) made good of the short course and 3 laps piping Matt & Emma Jenkins (Pennine) over the line after some hairy down wind sailing. Further discussion with the "man in the motorboat" as the wind swung further south produced a peach of a course with a half mile /half hour beat & 90 second (it seemed like that) run downwind to a standard leeward gate. Race 2 & 3 had six laps signalled when we were expecting the postponement or abandoned flags. Fully hiked pounding up the beat again Ronald Millar & Jennie Reekie from Dalgety Bay were this time on the heels of Matt & Emma pursued by Keith Escritt & Sophie Hartley. (Yorks. Dales).The fleet blasted past the windward mark as the kites exploded from their chutes. Three questions arose before the second breath, as the dam wall raced towards you. When to gybe, where to gybe or chicken out & tack? We were certainly only going to do this once down wind at this speed. The sight of the National Champ tacking down wind made the mind up for a lot of us. But some did succeed while others made quick recoveries. The one boat to avoid the plunge proved to be the leaders after day one with two firsts and a second Matt & (mighty atom) Emma hiking limpet like all day. The Silver fleet saw Martin Penty & Jeremy Collins(Beaver) Hartleys (A&E) and the Gebhards (you guessed it J) still in the hunt of the leaders. Jonathon Thompson & Dan Philips (Ripon) and the Smiths (M&B) from Delph were again right up with pack to make for a very competitive second day. If the sailing was Blast the social was too. "Mint" the band was described as? Travis to Greenday.Verve to Proclaimers had them pogoing to the rafters. Some succumbed to the demon drink at 5am it was lights out. Day 2 dawned sun & blue sky again, force six gusting seven.. Great practice for Garda some said. The gybing was slicker or were we just more used to it now. Just one mistake separating places at the finish. The champs said they hadn't had more than a hand full of days at great high speed sailing as this weekend. Well they won the three races and the event. Well done Tom & Joe. Matt & Emma Second was it the demon drink? Improving Keith & Sophie third. Watch out for Martin & Jeremy fourth, you gold fleet members. See you at Weymouth town for the next round. Andrew Hartley
Derwent Resevoir Sailing Club
RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit Event

Final Results

Sailed: 6  Discards: 1

Rank Fleet Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Nett Notes
1 Gold 772 Tom Hewitson Jo Hewitson Ricksmansworth S.C. 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 7.0  
2 Gold 725 Matt Jenkins Emma Jenkins Sheffield Viking 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 10.0  
3 Gold 876 Keith Escritt Sophie Hartley Yorkshire Dales 8.0 12.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 23.0  
4 Silver 865 Martin Penty Jeremy Collins Beaver S.C. 9.0 6.0 2.0 10.0 7.0 2.0 26.0  
5 Gold 1167 Ronald Millar Jennifer Reekie Dalgety Bay S.C 3.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 DNF 12.0 26.0  
6 Silver 1020 Andrew Hartley Eve Hartley Ripon 7.0 5.0 13.0 5.0 6.0 10.0 33.0  
7 Bronze 932 Martin Smith Barbara Smith Delph 5.0 11.0 DNS 6.0 8.0 7.0 37.0  
8 Bronze 1092 Jon Thompson Dan Philips Ripon 15.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 9.0 8.0 38.0  
9 Silver 980 Dave Gebhard Jackie Gebhard DRSC 12.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 11.0 10.0 43.0  
10 Silver 1176 Georgie Hill Roger Tait Scaling Dam 10.0 4.0 8.0 13.0 10.0 DNF 45.0  
11 Bronze 477 Jonny Harrison Simon Benson DRSC 19.0 9.0 12.0 11.0 12.0 9.0 53.0  
12 Bronze 1015 Wayne Fletcher Deb Fletcher Scaling Dam 11.0 DNF DNS 9.0 2.0 3.0 68.0  
13 Silver 1087 Jethro Gebhard Carinna DRSC 13.0 DNF DNS 12.0 3.0 6.0 77.0  
14 Silver 820 Josh Gebhard Ginger Jeffery DRSC 6.0 10.0 9.0 DNS DNS DNS 111.0  
15 Bronze 526 Liz Jamie Liz Copland Dalgetty Bay S.C. 20.0 14.0 10.0 DNF DNS DNS 130.0  
16 Silver 1074 Ben Dutton Emma Fell Budworth 18.0 15.0 11.0 DNS DNS DNS 130.0  
17 Bronze 1173 Andrew Price Hannah DRSC 14.0 13.0 DNS DNS DNS DNS 156.0  
18 Bronze 202 Robbie Burns Viki Simpson DRSC 4.0 DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 176.0  
19 Bronze 1120 Jake Gebhard Andy Conn DRSC 16.0 DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 188.0  
20 Bronze 520 Richard Startup Kate Startup DRSC 17.0 DNF DNS DNF DNS DNS 189.0  
21 Bronze 1057 Paul Lewis Ruth Evans Ullswater 21.0 DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 193.0  
22 Bronze 270 Steve Hanby Matt Brown Beaver S.C. 22.0 DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 194.0  
23 Bronze 479 Steve Gibbon Julie Gibbon Kielder Water 23.0 DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 195.0  
24 Bronze 227 Neil Kelsall Paula Kelsall Banbury S.C. DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 215.0  
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