K6 2013 Nationals, Parkstone YC, Poole Harbour

Day two arrived with similar breeze but heavy rain as the crews rigged. With a trip to the cinema looking preferable, fortunately the clouds parked themselves over Bournemouth leaving the bay clear and dry. Race one saw Elms/Smith in classic form up at the front, match racing 2 boats past the lay line for the leeward mark forcing them to beat back, and then managing to lasso the mark with their kite sheet and park-up. Always the crowd pleasers!

Hitchcock/Nicholson took that race with team Crispin close behind again. Chris Bower had commented how sharp the starting was, and the general recall in the second race suggested the fleet was starting to get a little too sharp. After the start, a reasonable sized shift in the second race gave those on the left hand side of the beat the advantage and team Crispin with their black kite lead pretty much from start to finish with Hitchcock/Nicholson behind. Team Davison x2/Yonge we now in their strude and took third, with the 4-6 placed boats overlapped on the finish line - racing as it should be. Race 3 was less shifty and more a question of trying to spot where the best extra pressure was with Hitchcock/Nicholson being the best detectives closely followed by Smithwhite/Wedge/Aydeniz. Leading the fleet on the fetch home, Fulcher/Polston/Crisp very magnanimously showed the rest of the fleet just where the sandbank was at the entrance.

 
Rank Tally Sail No Helm Crew Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Total Nett
1st 6 155 David Hitchcock Ian Nicholson Hayling Island SC 1.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 1.0           8.0 5.0
2nd 11 159 Lawrence Crispin Luka Crispin Stone SC 2.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 3.0           12.0 8.0
3rd 3 208 Dave Smithwhite Martin Wedge/Riki Aydeniz Hayling Island SC 3.0 1.0 5.0 5.0 2.0           16.0 11.0
4th 10 222 Neil Fulcher James Polston/Michaela Crisp Stone SC 6.0 5.0 4.0 8.0 4.0           27.0 19.0
5th 2 216 Peter Kirby Richard Barker/Fran Gifford Queen Mary SC 7.0 2.0 11.0 6.0 5.0           31.0 20.0
6th 5 214 Neil Davison Andrew Yonge/James Wood Davison Itchenor SC 9.0 6.0 7.0 3.0 6.0           31.0 22.0
7th 15 162 Ian Robson Sandy Johnson/John Burton Aldeburgh YC 8.0 9.0 3.0 4.0 18.0 DNF           42.0 24.0
8th 13 166 Fraser Elms Georgina Smith Hayling Island SC 4.0 7.0 9.0 7.0 12.0           39.0 27.0
9th 12 200 Gary Phare Neil Harris Royal Torbay SC 5.0 8.0 10.0 9.0 8.0           40.0 30.0
10th 4 156 Jonathan Calascione Pyers Tucker/David Mossman Itchenor SC 12.0 15.0 6.0 10.0 7.0           50.0 35.0
11th 8 209 Chris Hyde Martin Fidgeon Carsington SC 10.0 10.0 8.0 13.0 10.0           51.0 38.0
12th 17 174 Paul Young James Nicholson   17.0 11.0 14.0 12.0 9.0           63.0 46.0
13th 14 115 Michael Stone Daniel Stone Stone SC 11.0 13.0 13.0 11.0 13.0           61.0 48.0
14th 1 213 Nick Jones Mike Butler/Dave Peel Aldeburgh YC 15.0 12.0 16.0 14.0 11.0           68.0 52.0
15th 9 137 David Wood Fran Wood/Debs Wolton Stone SC 13.0 16.0 12.0 16.0 15.0           72.0 56.0
16th 16 119 Terry Wilkinson Ron Elliot Queen Mary SC 14.0 17.0 15.0 15.0 16.0           77.0 60.0
17th 7 122 John Tabor Chris Burrows Oxford SC 16.0 14.0 17.0 17.0 14.0           78.0 61.0


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