United Kingdom

13/06/2009
RS600 Racing Circuit Lee-on-the-Solent SC


                10 boats turned out on the weekend of the 13th of June, with entries coming from as far away as Cardiff and Pembrokeshire. On arriving at Lee on Solent the wind did not look promising with a flat calm right across to Cowes. Racing got under way as published at 1 o’clock, the fleet trapezed out to the committee boat but by the time the race started it was sitting down sailing. The fleet got away after the 300s with only an individual recall, James Sainsbury opened his account he intended to go on with a 1st, followed in closely by Ifan James from Pembs YC and Andy Heissig in third. The second race took place after a postponement for the wind, which filled in enough for some to get onto the wire. The racing was much tighter this time round with a few shouts at the gybe marks from mid fleet, out in front Sainsbury took another 1st with Jon Powell in second. The third race of the day saw the wind die again and local Mike Ellis who led round the first mark suffered downwind to finish 5th. Sainsbury and Ifan James were the first 2 boats home.

                On Sunday there was little wind again, just enough to trapeze upwind for the first race, in which a few went left up the beat when the tide favoured the right, Sainsbury continued his dominance of the event with Heissig and John Bradbury from Mount Batten SC following him in. In race 5 the wind built on the 2nd beat to comfortable trapezing weather, it was the only one that Sainsbury didn’t win, Ifan James was first, with Sainsbury behind and Ellis following them in. The wind continued to build for the final race with all the fleet finally getting to stretch their legs, Ellis lead round the top mark but went the wrong way up the 2nd beat and came in 2nd behind Sainsbury with Jon Powell 3rd.

                Thanks must go to the race officer, safety boat crews, all the people on the beach and the very helpful galley staff who provided cake and a drink free of charge after racing.

1st

RS600

827

James Sainsbury

 

GWSC

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

(2.0)

1.0

7.0

5.0

2nd

RS600

918

Ifan James

 

Pembs YC

2.0

4.0

2.0

(5.0)

1.0

4.0

18.0

13.0

3rd

RS600

732

Michael Ellis

 

HHSC

(9.0)

3.0

5.0

4.0

3.0

2.0

26.0

17.0

4th

RS600

954

Jon Powell

 

Paignton SC

6.0

2.0

4.0

(7.0)

4.0

3.0

26.0

19.0

5th

RS600

679

Will Colles

 

Cardiff Bay YC

4.0

(8.0)

3.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

31.0

23.0

6th

RS600

876

Ian Parker

 

Netley SC

5.0

9.0

(11.0 DNF)

9.0

6.0

7.0

47.0

36.0

7th

RS600

901

Alan Goule

 

Paignton SC

7.0

7.0

(11.0 DNF)

10.0

7.0

6.0

48.0

37.0

8th

RS600

984

Andy Heissig

 

Lymington Town SC

3.0

(11.0 DNF)

11.0 DNS

2.0

11.0 DNF

11.0 DNS

49.0

38.0

9th

RS600

983

Jon Bradbury

 

Mount Batten SC

8.0

6.0

(11.0 DNF)

3.0

11.0 OCS

11.0 DNS

50.0

39.0

10th

RS600

785

Andrew Smith

 

Netley SC

10.0

5.0

(11.0 DNS)

8.0

11.0 DNF

11.0 DNS

56.0

45.0

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