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Fat Face Racing Circuit Hayling Island S.C.

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Fat Face RS400 Open at Hayling Island Hilliar/Jagger win closing circuit event The final event of the 2006 Fat Face circuit was hosted by Hayling Island S.C. on the weekend of 23/24 September and was shared with the RS200s, RS600s and RS700s to make a very social weekend. Fortunately, both sun and wind also came out to play, so the fleets enjoyed 6 close and competitive races. Race one got underway in 15 knots and a lumpy sea. Michael Adams/David Stedman hit the left of the tide-influenced beat to lead at the first mark and held the lead until the second lap, when Chris Gowers/June Riley powered through. Tom Halhead/Chris Bishop and Paul Hilliar/Stu Jagger also got through but Gowers/Riley held their nerve to win, followed by Hilliar/Jagger and Halhead/Bishop. Following a general recall in the second race, Halhead/Bishop chose the left side of the beat and then stretched their lead on the downwind. Gowers/Riley and Hilliar/Jagger chased but could never catch the flying Bristolians so it finished with Gowers/Riley in third behind Hilliar/Jagger. For race three the tide had changed and the wind built, giving large and steep waves for the crews to contend with. With no ‘friendly’ waves at all, keeping the boat from sailing through the waves was the highest priority! Gowers/Riley shot out of the favoured end and showed class to sail away from the fleet in the tough conditions. Howard Farbrother/Sam ‘Agent Provocateur’ Parker chased hard but were overhauled first by Hilliar/Jagger then by Halhead/Bishop. Overnight, Gowers/Riley held a one point lead over Hilliar/Jagger, with Halhead/Bishop a further one point behind. The multi-class social was well attended, very lively and led to many sore heads the next morning, which might explain why several boats misjudged how long it would take to get to the race course and missed the first start! Fortunately for the latecomers, the first start was a recalled. With the tide running sideways over the course and 10 knots of wind, Rick Peacock/Ian Dobson won the start but by the first mark were overhauled by Hilliar/Jagger. Halhead/Bishop chased hard and briefly took the lead but couldn’t maintain it and ended up second, with a charging Jon Cooper/Becci Wigley taking third. For the second start, the tide had moderated and Hilliar/Jagger took an early lead from Peacock/Dobson. These two built up quite a lead on the pack but eventually Peacock/Dobson were reeled in by Rob Jones/Liz Jones and Halhead/Bishop. Hilliar/Jagger won the race and with it, the event but the race for second place went down to the wire. Halhead/Bishop just overtook the Jones’ after the Jones’ chose to take their spinnaker down on the final close reach to the finish and Halhead/Bishop sailed straight underneath. For the final race of the event, the wind had dropped to about 8 knots. James Downer/Trevor won the start and looked good early on, along with the Jones’. However the fleet had failed to take the tide change into account and sailed way past the new layline, leaving Hilliar/Jagger in the lead. While first was settled, the maths for second overall meant that if Gowers/Riley could finish second then they would be second overall. With Peacock/Dobson also at the front of the pack, the placings were eventually settled on the final run. Hilliar/Jagger won, with Peacock/Dobson just ahead of Halhead/Bishop and Gowers/Riley. This left Hilliar/Jagger as the winners of their first Fat Face Event, followed by Halhead/Bishop, Gowers/Riley, and Peacock/Dobson. A fine 1-2 for Bristol Corinthian Y.C. Halhead/Bishop comfortably won the overall Fat Face circuit, winning two events and never placing outside the top 3.

Sailed:6, Discards:1, To count:5, Entries:19

Rank Class SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st RS400 1121 Paul Hilliar Stu Jagger Bristol Corinthian Y.C. (2.0) 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 9.0 7.0
2nd RS400 1240 Tom Halhead Chris Bishop Bristol Corinthian Y.C. (3.0) 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 14.0 11.0
3rd RS400 1204 Chris Gowers June Riley Port Dinorwic 1.0 3.0 1.0 (4.0) 4.0 4.0 17.0 13.0
4th RS400 1201 Rick Peacock   Bartley S.C. 6.0 4.0 (20.0 BFD) 5.0 6.0 2.0 43.0 23.0
5th RS400 735 Rob Jones Liz Jones Weston SC 5.0 (8.0) 5.0 6.0 3.0 7.0 34.0 26.0
6th RS400 1217 John Cooper Becci wigley LTSC 7.0 6.0 7.0 3.0 5.0 (DNC) 48.0 28.0
7th RS400 1047 Michael Adams David Stedman Bexhill 4.0 5.0 6.0 (12.0) 8.0 11.0 46.0 34.0
8th RS400 1251 Howard Farbrother Louise Hosken QMSC 9.0 7.0 4.0 7.0 (10.0) 10.0 47.0 37.0
9th RS400 733 Nev Watson Lou Watson Weston SC 8.0 9.0 9.0 8.0 (13.0) 5.0 52.0 39.0
10th RS400 1267 Ronan Kenneally Roger O'Gorman Royal Cork (10.0) 10.0 8.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 55.0 45.0
11th RS400 1210 James Downer Trevor Scovell   13.0 11.0 (20.0 BFD) 10.0 7.0 8.0 69.0 49.0
12th RS400 1088 Alan Kenyan Richard Kenyan   (DNC) 13.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 6.0 72.0 52.0
13th RS400 1073 Adam Oliver Ben Delap Aldeburgh 12.0 14.0 11.0 14.0 14.0 (DNC) 85.0 65.0
14th RS400 944 Winston Lord Vicky Lord Weston SC 11.0 12.0 (DNC) 13.0 11.0 20.0 DNS 87.0 67.0
15th RS400 693 J Salty Shirley Solihull Bartley 14.0 15.0 12.0 (18.0) 15.0 13.0 87.0 69.0
16th RS400 577 Peter Travis Peter Davis Castle Cove 15.0 17.0 (DNC) 16.0 16.0 12.0 96.0 76.0
17th RS400 810 Richard Arthur Sue Arthur QMSC (DNC) 18.0 20.0 DNS 15.0 17.0 20.0 DNF 110.0 90.0
18th RS400 688 Adam Thompson Olivia Havranek Aron YC 16.0 19.0 (20.0 BFD) 17.0 18.0 20.0 DNF 110.0 90.0
19th RS400 1165 Chris Hitchman Stuart Roberts Barkley (DNC) 16.0 20.0 DNF DNC DNC DNC 116.0 96.0
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