K6 National Championship 2017 

2017 K6 National Championship, Weymouth 
8th – 10th September 2017 
Weymouth harbour greeted the K6 fleet for their championship on the Friday with a full 40 knots blowing over the wall. After a couple of hours wait and even with a slight reduction in the wind strength it was decided to postpone and make an early start the following day. So it was all off to the Red Lion in Weymouth and then a fabulous Italian meal at Oil Porto in the old brewery building. We’ll draw a veil over those who then hit the nightclub. 
 
Saturday dawned with a stiff breeze but good enough to get some good and what turned out to be spectacular racing. 
 
With a few new faces in the fleet no one quite knew how the order would turn out, however it was three past champions who were soon seen at the front of the fleet battling it out. 
 
The efficient race team at WPNSA turned around five 40-minute race in quick succession. The racing was tight and one mistake such as a broach or bad hoist 
quickly meant a loss of places. Mistakes were aplenty with Lawrence and Luka missing the finishing mark, Dave Hall’s team broaching just before the finish line and Neil Fulcher’s team twisting and dragging their spinnaker just to mention a few. 
 
At the end of the day a tired but happy fleet returned with Dave, Paul & Ellie tying for first with Lawrence and Luka. 
 
Saturday evening was spent at the ‘Boat that Rocks’ with the fleet enjoying fish and chips and a good chat. 
 
The forecast for Sunday was looking bleak with an increasing wind through the morning, an early start was planned with the intention of getting a race or two in before the strong wind kicked in. With the wind building even before the new start time it was decided that there would be no sailing leaving Dave, Paul & Ellie as winners on countback. 
Rank 
Fleet 
Boat Name 
Boat Type 
Sail Number 
Entered By (see RRS 75.1) 
Crew 1: 
Crew 2: 
Crew 3: 
Club 
Race 1 
Race 2 
Race 3 
Race 4 
Race 5 
Race 6 
Total 
Nett 
1st 
K6 
 
K6 
220 
Dave Hall 
June Baker 
Dave Hall 
Alice Masterman 
Blackwater SC 
-6 
15 
2nd 
K6 
AirShock2 
K6 
214 
Neil Davison 
Andrew Yonge 
Julie Willis 
HISC 
-5 
17 
12 
3rd 
K6 
Eric 
K6 
208 
Martin Wedge 
Scott Allen 
RTYC 
(10.0 RET) 
24 
14 
4th 
K6 
 
K6 
155 
Debbie Jarvis 
Heather Chipperfield 
Tracey Covell 
 
 
-8 
25 
17 
5th 
K6 
Pippi 
K6 
216 
Peter Kirby 
Richard Barker 
 
 
 
-6 
29 
23 
6th 
K6 
Galloper 
K6 
213 
Nick Jones 
Nick Jones 
Steve Dewberry 
Aldeburgh YC 
(10.0 DNS) 
10.0 DNC 
38 
28 
7th 
K6 
 
K6 
222 
Neil Fulcher 
Colin Merrett 
Ricky Idonese 
 
(10.0 DNC) 
10.0 DNF 
39 
29 
8th 
K6 
Tonic 
K6 
166 
Fraser Elms 
Georgina Smith 
HISC 
-8 
41 
33 
9th 
K6 
Juliette 
K6 
200 
Thomas Light 
Paul Light 
Vivian Light 
Delphine Light 
Lyme Regis SC & Queen Mary SC 
(10.0 RET) 
10.0 DNC 
10.0 DNS 
56 
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