Brass Monkey Day 2 – Races 3 & 4

Sunday 29 January 2017

What another challenging day for the sailors. Light winds that proved very variable closer to the Kent shore you went – just near the windward mark!  The tide too meant the usual guessing game of what route to take to the leeward mark.

The first race proved to be one where most people forgot the tide and headed down to the leeward mark. The tide swept them down to the wrong side of the mark and they struggled back up. Jerry and Jonathan (both Laser 2000s) meanwhile had a battle on their own at the front, with Jerry faster upwind and Jonathan downwind, resulting in just under a minute between them.

The second race saw a very good start from Alan Thomas and Jonathan Schofield (both Laser 2000s) and the rest of the fleet realising their mistakes also took the new route. Alan’s careful judgement of when to cross the tide gave him and Angus and Thabit (Laser 2000) the advantage over the others, but Jerry and Jonathan managed to catch Angus up and overtake.  However, it was very close between Angus and Jerry – 4 seconds in it, with Jonathan just ahead of both.

The youth too had a fun time out on the water with some very tight racing that shows that for the rest of the series there is all to play for.

Well done to everyone for coming out and playing on the river.  Thank you to Ed for organising it, Team Doris (Paul and Sarah – it was great to see Susie on shore) as Race Committee and to our safety drivers and crew, some of whom would have preferred to race. Finally a thank you to Thabit’s mother for providing soup and bread for afterwards.  It was much appreciated.

NEXT RACE: Sunday 19 February. Race Start 2pm, Briefing 1pm.

We also have the results for Day one raced 2 weeks ago as a separate note on the website.

Race 3 – main fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Laser 2000 Jerry Michell & Ian 1101 0 41 21 1
Laser Radial Megan Gately 1136 0 42 38 2
Laser 2000 Jonathan Schofield & Paul Gately 1101 0 42 40 3
Laser 2000 Alan & Jan Thomas 1101 0 43 37 4
Laser 2000 Rosie Arrowsmith & James 1101 0 45 53 5
Laser 2000 Angus Gunn & Thabit 1101 0 46 17 6
Laser 2000 Jack Arbuckle & Fran 1101 0 48 10 7
Dart 16 Tony & Lizzie Gunn 906 1 18 24 8

Race 3 – youth fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Feva Reece Clark & George Lewington 1235 0 27 57 1
Topper Harry Gately 1341 0 28 42 2
RS Terra Harry Mitchell 1457 0 29 40 3
Feva Alex & Stefano 1235 0 33 10 4
Feva Tobias & Ali 1235 0 35 10 5

Race 4 – main fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Laser 2000 Alan & Jan Thomas 1101 0 30 25 1
Laser Radial Megan Gately 1136 0 31 06 2
Laser 2000 Jonathan Schofield & Paul Gately 1101 0 32 10 3
Laser 2000 Jerry Michell & Ian 1101 0 32 16 4
Laser 2000 Angus Gunn & Thabit 1101 0 32 20 5
Laser 2000 Jack Arbuckle & Fran 1101 0 39 04 6
Laser 2000 Rosie Arrowsmith & James 1101 0 39 39 7
Dart 16 Tony & Lizzie Gunn 906 1 48 29 8

Race 4 – youth fleet

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
Feva Reece Clark & George Lewington 1235 0 21 07 1
Topper Harry Gately 1341 0 23 36 2
RS Terra Harry Mitchell 1457 0 23 46 3
Feva Alex & Stefano 1235 0 24 48 4
Feva Tobias & Ali 1235 0 25 50 5
   
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