United Kingdom

16/07/2005
Fat Face RS Racing Circuit Event Filey SC

RS600 Fat Face Circuit Filey Sailing Club 16-17th July 2005 The 6th RS600 Fat Face Circuit Event was held at Filey Sailing Club combined with their annual Filey Regatta. The weekend had glorious sunny weather both days with Force 2-3 winds on Saturday picking up to Force 4 Sunday afternoon once the see breeze had kicked in. Filey has a large enclosed bay, which gives excellent sailing conditions. The regatta had a good turnout with approx 130 boats on 2 courses, a P course and Windward Leeward. There were fleets of Enterprises, Scorpions, National 12, Phantoms, RS200, Lasers all with their own class starts and a general handicap fleet on both courses. The evening BBQ was superb with cheep beer, lots of fun had by all. Having close by camping facilities allowed us to enjoy the evening without any thought of having to travel to accommodation. The RS600 sailed on the P course with 4 races 3 to count. Unfortunately we only had 4 boats turn out but this was not all bad because we raced in with the general handicap fleet of 33 boats (we needed 6 boats for our own start). This made starting interesting as the race officer liked to set port biased lines. Within the RS600ís Race 1 saw Ian Marshall get a good start on Port followed by Dave Nunn also managing to start on port. As the race progressed Ian extended his lead and Jamie Mawson caught up with Dave. Jamie and Dave were neck and neck the rest of the race with Dave going onto get second. Richard Gaunt had dropped back far enough to be finished a lap early and on average lap times combined with the breeze dropping off Richard received a 10th place overall with Ian getting a 19th. Race 2 saw Dave going for a brave port hand flyer only to back out at the last second or two with Jamie and Ian getting the best starts. Jamie lead right up to the last mark until Ian overtook him on the short beat to the finish by using the left hand side of the course. Race 3 was on the Sunday, delayed until the afternoon once the sea breeze kicked in. Jamie made the best start followed by Ian then Dave. The Breeze was good until Jamie approached the bottom of the P course and sailed into a big hole, joining the rest of the parked up boats. This allowed Ian and Dave to catch up. Ian and Dave getting the wind first went on to get 1st and 2nd, Ianís 3rd bullet of the weekend. Race 4 started in a nice Force 4 wind with Jamie getting the best start closely followed by Dave, Ian after a poor start sailed will be catch and overtake Dave but Jamie extended his lead. Ian retired at this point knowing he had 3 winds to count. This race did however make Jamie and Daveís weekend as we received 1st and 2nd place overall in the handicap fleet. Thanks must go to Filey Sailing club for a great regatta and a superb BBQ. Hopefully next year we will get enough boats for our own start.
Race 1

 

 

 

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Points

Position

Handicap Fleet points / position

Ian Marshall

979

RAFSA

1

1

1

DNF

3

1

43/ 19

Jamie Mawson

861

Ulley

3

2

3

1

6

2

32/ 9

Dave Nunn

826

Datchet Water

2

3

2

2

6

3

36/ 12

Richard Gaunt

904

 

4

4

4

4

12

4

47/ 20

 

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