Frensham Pond SC RS200 Open 6 November 2011

There was a Northerly 3 to 4 for the RS200 Open at Frensham Pond with some decent gusts thrown in for good measure.

In the first race James and Eluned Stewart held on in front for the first lap until Roger and Jane Gilbert took the lead until the end. Matt Giles and Ian Gill were over at the start and returned and recovered very well to finish 2nd.

In the second race Matt/Ian made no mistake with their start and were closely swapping the lead with Maria Stanley and Ben Pym with Roger/Jane close behind. Matt/Ian held onto the lead as Roger/Jane pushed into second on the final lap leaving these teams both on 3 points at lunch.

In the third race, James/Eluned held onto the lead for the first two laps until Roger/Jane and Maria/Ben overhauled them and Katrina Gilbert and Jenny Rust squeezed into 3rd on the final lap.

In the final race Jonathan Moss and Sophie built on their improving form, holding the lead for the first two laps until Roger/Jane and James/Eluned finished 1,2 with Matt/Ian taking fourth to give them second overall.

An excellent day’s racing was had and thanks were due to race officer Andy Shorrock who even provided some sunshine late in the day.

Results Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Ratings: PY, Entries: 13, Scoring System: Appendix A

Rank Sail No. Club Helm Name Crew Name R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1 1286 Frensham Pond SC Roger Gilbert Jane Gilbert 1 (2) 1 1 5 3
2 1231 Weir Wood SC Matt Giles Ian Gll 2 1 (6) 4 13 7
3 1203 Netley SC James Stewart Eluned Stewart 3 (5) 5 2 15 10
4 1276 Royal Ocean Racing Club Maria Stanley Ben Pym 5 3 2 (DNF) 24 10
5 37 Frensham Pond SC Katrina Gilbert Jenny Rust (4) 4 3 3 14 10
6 770 FGSC Jonathan Moss Sophie 6 (8) 4 5 23 15
7 1259 Frensham Pond SC Clive Eplett Jack Hardie 7 (9) 8 6 30 21
8 1154 Royal Harwich YC James Williams Sarah Tuppen 8 6 (9) 7 30 21
9 1150 Castaways David Beaney John Beaney (9) 7 7 8 31 22
10 639 Frensham Pond SC Stefan Bennett Ollie/Conor Hudson (11) 11 10 9 41 30
11 1274 Frensham Pond SC Matthew Shorrock Oliver Fitzgerald 10 10 (12) 10 42 30
12 615 Dorchester SC Chris Greenough Peter Walker (13) 12 11 12 48 35
13 852 WSC Tom Whicher Clare Shinton 12 13 (DNF) 11 50 36