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Llandudno Race reports and results 9 years 1 month ago #8511

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Report of day 1 from Jerry Rook

The shifty 5 knot Northerly sea breeze turned out better than the forecast 1-2 knots and the fleet were lucky to get in the 2 races on the programme in the wall-to-wall sunshine..
Defending champions Barney Harris and David Byrom from the USA won the first race in fine style but could only manage 11th in the second which was won by Tom Gillard from Phil Smith crewed by Steve Graham. The series is lead by "Mr Consistent" Nev Herbert and Mark Fowler who had 2 thirds
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Re: Llandudno Race reports and results 9 years 1 month ago #8512

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From Mike Banner/Jerry Rook

Day 2 Albacore Nationals LLandudno

The sun stayed strong and the wind light but just enough to get three races in on Day 2 of the Albacore Nationals at LLandudno SC in North Wales. Each of the three races saw plenty of place changes with one mistake easily costing 5 places in the competitive fleet. Races 3 and Race 5 were won by Tom Gillard & Andy Elliot with Barney Harris& David Byron taking the 4th. Weed on the board or rudder was a problem in quite a few areas of the course on top of the risk of sunburn! Overall Tom Gillard and Andrew Elliot lead ahead of Barney Harris and David Byron (who are also counting an unheard of 10th) with Nev Herbert and Mark Fowler in third. The event concludes on Monday with the weather forecast indicating more of the same. Final results and pictures to follow.

Top 10 After 5 races (with 1 discard)
1) Tom Gillard & Andy Elliot
2) Barney Harris & David Byron
3) Nev Herbert & Mark Fowler
4) John & Paul Gimson
5) Michael McNamara & Flip Foulds
6) Judy & Paul Armstrong
7) Phil Smith & Steve Graham
8) Rob Lyne & Pete Grey
9) Norman Halstead & Sue Morris
10) Matt Potter & Nicola Ogden
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Re: Llandudno Race reports and results 9 years 1 month ago #8515

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Today's report from Norman:

Race 6 started in a force 2 Northerly, which steadily dropped until it almost stopped at which point the direction started moving around too. A bit like Maidenhead on a good day! The unstable wind meant us hanging around for an hour or so before race 7 was cancelled and everyone came ashore for (liquid) sustenance.


I'm not sure if race 6 was completed or not, so dont have final results.

The new Champions are Tom Gillard and Andy Elliott.
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Re: Llandudno Race reports and results 9 years 1 month ago #8516

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I hope Mike Banner is sending in full results.
Llandudno Sailing Club did a very good job in very difficult circumstances - my crew actually got his bottom on the side-deck on 2 occasions during the weekend- not actually hiking though!
It was good to be reminded of all I had forgotten about light-weather racing.
It was also good to see plenty of younger competitors including the winning helmsman

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Final Positions:
Full results and report to follow.
Helm's name           Boat #    Position

Tom Gillard            8153     1
Barney Harris          6710     2
John Gimson            7504     3
Nev Herbert            8155     4
Judy Armstrong         7518     5
Michael McNamara       6493     6
Phil Smith             8152     7
Norman Halstead        6403     8
Robert Lyne            8154     9
Matt Potter            7143     10
Jerry Rook             8128     11
Phil Tindall           8129     12
Mike Hartley           7915     13
Johnnie Dellow         6918     14
John Carlin            7991     15
Jean Simmons           6439     16
Mike Banner            8133     17
Matthew Metcalfe-Smith 8158     18
John Herbert           8130     19
Crawford Reid          6703     20
Colin Walters          8131     21
Dave Whittle           7508     22
Matthew Thompson       7425     23
Eddie Brooks           7177     24
Richard Smith          6959     25
Martin Anderson        8080     26
Gordon Scott           5857     27
Andy Pearce            7525     28
Hugh Fletcher          7510     29
Howard Blunt           8070     30
Steve Bailey           5881     31
Paul Sleeman           1924     32
Kevin Clark            7911     33
Derek Gibbon           7176     34
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Re: Llandudno Race reports and results 9 years 1 month ago #8518

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Are the full race by race results available yet?

Btw, video found on Youtube of Albacore Nationals 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqKV_M93fag&hd=1

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