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Reports & Results



Cowes Dinghy Week 2015
01/08/2015 - 05/08/2015

Write-Up

Gurnard Sailing Club welcomed some 100 boats to the annual Cowes Dinghy Week, with entries split between seven classes and racing held over 5 days. The RS Aeros had a pleasing 10 entries with two visitors from the mainland joining the established Gurnard fleet.

After a blessing given by local Reverend Amanda Collinson, entrants took to the water on Saturday afternoon keen to battle it out for prizes.

The windy conditions on the first three days meant hard work for even the ablest of crews, and patrol boats were kept busy on all the courses. Tuesday’s race was lost to heavy winds, meaning that Race Officer Barrie Harding put on the final two races on Wednesday.

The three RS Aero rigs raced together based on handicap which produced some particularly close racing. Wins were shared by David Rickard, Jo Richards and visitor Andrew Snell. Andrew had only just taken delivery of his new boat, 1689, and had a cracking final day picking up two bullets to stage a comeback, obviously getting to grips with his RS Aero against the competitive Gurnard posse over those few days. David comfortably held the top spot in a '9', Jo took 2nd with his '7' and Andrew Snell and Andy Warren were tied 3rd with Andrew's wins clinching the tiebreak.

Trophies and prizes, kindly donated by Henri Lloyd, were presented to the winners by five times Paralympic world champion, Alexandra Rickham.
 
[Edited report, thanks to Mike Elsom] 

Results

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Rating system: PY, Entries: 11, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Sail No Club Class PY Helm Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 1018 Gurnard SC RS Aero 9 1035 David Rickard 1 1 -5 1 4 2 14 9
2nd 1485 Gurnard SC RS Aero 7 1065 Jo Richards 2 3 1 3 -6 4 19 13
3rd 1689 Army Sailing Assoc RS Aero 9 1035 Andrew Snell 3 4 -9 6 1 1 24 15
4th 1011 Gurnard SC RS Aero 9 1035 Andy Warren 5 2 -7 2 3 3 22 15
5th 1669 Gurnard SC RS Aero 9 1035 Giovanni Belgrano 7 5 2 5 5 (11.0 DNF) 35 24
6th 1015 Gurnard SC RS Aero 9 1035 Chris Hobday 4 8 8 -9 2 7 38 29
7th 1017 Gurnard SC RS Aero 7 1065 Jane Peckham (11.0 DNF) 9 3 7 7 5 42 31
8th 1021 Gurnard SC RS Aero 9 1035 Martin Bean 6 6 6 8 (10.0 DNS) 6 42 32
9th 1045 Roadford Lake SC RS Aero 7 1065 Richard Willows (11.0 DNF) 7 4 4 8 11.0 DNF 45 34
10th 1016 Gurnard SC RS Aero 7 1065 Phil Wright (12.0 DNC) 10 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNF 66 54
11th 1016 Gurnard SC RS Aero 5 1102 Phil Wright 11.0 DNF (12.0 DNC) 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 68 56




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