EYC Open Regatta – 3 & 4 September 2016

A busy weekend with mixed weather was what we experienced for our open weekend. Saturday proved to be sunny with a good breeze punctuated by ever increasing gusts. Sunday was a winder day with less gusts, which actually made racing easier. Despite all this, it was a lot kinder than the forecast for the weekend which put some people off.

On Sunday we welcomed for another year the GP14 Association – hard on the heels of their nationals.  A hardy group turned up to take on the challenge of the wind and the tides.  We also held our cruiser race, most of whom had already raced the day before in the Gravesham race.  They were away for a long time….but all came back safe and sound!

It was a busy weekend and I want to thank everyone who assisting with the planning and implementation on and off the water: the race officers and assistants, safety skippers and crew, the shore volunteers, the galley/BBQ helpers, bar staff and anyone else I have forgotten.

Results below:

Saturday:

Mixed fleet

Boat Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Overall Position
Laser Radial William Wilding 1 1 3 1
Dart 16 Angus Gunn & Thabit Choudhury 5 3 1 2
Laser Radial Rosie Arrowsmith 2 2 5 3
Hobie Pacific Ed Sumner & Jack Arbuckle 4 5 2 4
Stratos Keel Nick & Paul Gately 7 4 4 5
Osprey Ron Cook & Jane Hickley 3 DNS DNF 6
Laser 2000 Richard Wilding & Jan Thomas 6 DNF DNF 7
RS 800 Jeremy Michell & Gabriel Walsh DNS DNS DNS 8
Laser Radial Tom Clark DNF DNS DNS 9
Laser Radial Megan Gately DNF DNs DNS 10

Sunday:

GP14

Boat Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Position
14151 Steve Cooper 45 mins 19s 39 mins 15s 40 mins 42s 1
14166 Richard Ham 45 mins 54s 40 mins 41s 39 mins 16s 2
13421 Macies Matysaszczuk 54 mins 39s 40 mins 51s 40 mins 54s 3
13316 Richard Ward DNF 41 mins 55s DNS 4

Topper (Youth)

As the youth raced in full-rig on the Saturday and then 4.2-rig on the Sunday, we amalgamated their results, so the overall positions were:

1st Harry Gately
2nd Daniel Wilding
3rd Lizzie Gunn

Mixed Fleet

Boat Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Overall Position
Miracle 4012 Jeremy Michell & Kim May-P 2 1 1 1
Laser Radial James Vick 1 2 2 2
Laser 2000 Gabriel Walsh & Thabit Choudhury 4 3 3 3
Laser Radial William Wilding 3 8= 4 4
Kinsman John Edmonds & Barbara 5 4 4 5
Topaz 14 James Haddock, Rosie & Karl 7 6 6 6
Stratos Keel Sankofa Warner, Rahim & Tobias DNF 8= 7 7
RS Feva Enzo Daghini & Megan Gately DNF 5 DNS 8
   
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