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tn_judymikedogfightA misty Saturday morning greeted 19 Albacores that had travelled from as far as South End and Strathclyde but it wouldn't put a dampener on what was a great weekends racing.

 

Race 1 set off in a easterly force 3 which remained for the rest of the day. Michael Mac and Flip Foulds led around the windward mark with Paul and Judy and Crawford Reid and Bjorn in close pursuit. After many changes of position and Crawford losing his crew overboard, the final positions were Michael, Judy and Dave Hammond crewed by Aaron White. Mike Banner showed some good speed and finished 4th.

Race 2 followed a similar pattern this time Judy got the better of Mike and took the bullet with Mike 2nd, Matthew Thompson and John Howard took 3rd.

Race 3  another bullet for Judy, Mike 2nd and Dave Hammond 3rd.

Race 4 Judy lead for the first part of the race only to gybe with no kicker and loose the boom of the gooseneck. She had to stop and put it back on, allowing Mike and David through. It was a dog fight until the end, this time David took the bullet Judy 2nd and Mike 3rd. After a hard days sailing it was into the clubhouse for a well earned beer and a committee meeting. After that, the majority of the fleet went back to Judy and Paul's gaff for more beer and curry. A good evening was had by all.

Race 5 With all to play for, Mike needed to win and Judy had to be 3rd or worse. Judy sailed a great first beat and led, Mike got water at the first mark but Judy sailed higher than Mike on the run and managed to regain the lead. After a great beat Judy opened up a large gap that stayed til the end winning by over a minute and a half. Mike took 2nd and Dave 3rd.

A great time was had by all , I would like to thank everyone who made the time to come up and support the event and a special thank you to ex Albacore sailors Peter Snowdon and Keith Caush for running the event.

 

winnersjudyandpaul

 

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BOAT NO HELM CREW CLUB RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 SCORE OVERALL POSITION
7518 JUDY ARMSTRONG PAUL ARMSTRONG SCALING DAM SC 2 1 1 2 1 5 1
6493 MICHAEL MCNAMARA FLIP FOULDS NORFOLK BROADS SC 1 2 2 3 2 7 2
7920 DAVID HAMMOND AARON WHITE OGSTON SC 3 4 3 1 3 10 3
8069 ANDREW ELLIOTT JANET CAMPBELL ROTHERHAM SC 5 5 5 4 4 18 4
6703 CRAWFORD REID BJORN HANGHUJ STRATHCLYDE SC 6 6 6 6 5 23 5
6439 JEAN SIMMONS DEREK SIMMONS SOUTH CERNEY SC 8 7 4 7 7 25 6
7425 MATTHEW THOMPSON JOHN HOWARD TCSC 7 3 7 9 20 RTD 26 7
8133 MIKE BANNER NIGEL MILLER WINSFORD FLASH 4 10 8 10 8 30 8
7416 JEFF KENWORTHY SIMON COOK SCALING DAM SC 9 8 9 13 11 37 9
6814 JOHN CARLIN NICOLA CARLIN WEST KIRBY 10 15 11 11 6 38 10
6918 JOHNNY DELLOW JOSIE BELL WESTON S H 17 11 13 8 10 42 11
6913 KEN RICHARDS DAVE HODGESON SCALING DAM SC 12 12 10 12 9 43 12
8129 PHIL TINDALL ROY BOX MAIDENHEAD 13 14 12 5 14 44 13
7911 KEVIN CLARKE KATHRYN HAYFIELD DELPH SC 11 9 17 16 12 48 14
6959 RICHARD SMITH WIGGY B Y C 14 13 16 14 13 54 15
6956 MATTHEW METCALFE- SMITH PAUL METCALFE- SMITH OGSTON SC 16 17 18 15 15 63 16
6826 MATT HOCKING RUTH HOLMES SOUTH CERNEY SC 15 16 14 20RTD 22 DNS 65 17
5122 TOM HOWARD ANGELA HOWARD SCALING DAM SC 18 18 15 22 DNS 22 DNS 73 18
6405 NIALL WHITE KATY WATSON SCALING DAM SC 20 RTD 19 19 22 DNS 16 74 19