K6 Oxford SC Open 2019 

 
6th – 7th April 2019 
K6's at Oxford 
 
Oxford SC provided the only inland event the K6 class have in their calendar. A healthy fleet of 12 boats turned up with boats from as far as Torbay and Essex. 
 
Saturdays weather provided a gusty and typically shifty NE wind ranging from 8 – 18 knots. Neil Fulcher & Luka Crispin were first out of the blocks winning the first 2 races. Their march on the last was stolen by Peter & Jasper Kirkby who took the lead from the start winning by quite a margin while the rest of the fleet fought for the minor places. In the background was Harry & George Barker who in the tricky conditions were putting in a constant set of results while most of the fleet were swapping places with the front and the back. The course was shared with the Contenders and D Ones which made for some interesting manoeuvres as the shifting wind often meant urgent action to avoid fallen boats. Adding to that the fleet did not help itself with Dave Halls daughter Laura falling out the boat and Richard Addison doing a bit of spear fishing with his pole. 
The fleet retired to the bar and later to the local pub for food and drink, a tradition that keeps the fleet together socially and means good mannered racing – most of the time. 
 
Sundays wind was from the same direction but considerably lighter. Neil and Luka took the first gun but as the wind dropped it was the local team of Mike Trueman & Martin Gibson who showed the fleet around the reservoir winning then next two races. The rest of the fleet sharing places throughout the race from 2nd to last in the shifty conditions. It was however, once again in the background Harry who with a string of seconds won the event without winning a race. It was a well-deserved victory in very trying conditions. 
 
Helm 
`Crew 
Club 
Sale No 
R1 
R2 
R3 
R4 
R5 
R6 
Total 
Nett 
Harry Barker 
George Baker, Miles Roebuck 
Oxford 
105 
2.0 
2.0 
(8.0) 
2.0 
3.0 
2.0 
19.0 
11.0 
Neil Futcher 
Luka Crispin 
Stone 
222 
1.0 
1.0 
6.0 
1.0 
(7.0) 
5.0 
21.0 
14.0 
Mike Trueman  
Martin Gibson 
Oxford 
172 
(6.0) 
5.0 
3.0 
6.0 
1.0 
1.0 
22.0 
16.0 
Dave Hall 
Laura Hall 
Blackwater 
142 
5.0 
(9.0) 
4.0 
3.0 
4.0 
3.0 
28.0 
19.0 
Fraser Elms 
Georgie Smith 
Hayling Island 
166 
(7.0) 
3.0 
5.0 
7.0 
2.0 
4.0 
28.0 
21.0 
John Tabor  
Dan Robins 
Oxford 
122 
3.0 
(7.0) 
7.0 
5.0 
5.0 
6.0 
33.0 
26.0 
Tim Williams  
 
Oxford 
189 
4.0 
8.0 
(9.0) 
4.0 
6.0 
8.0 
39.0 
30.0 
Julian Cook 
Caroline Aisher, Hugo 
Royal Torbay 
164 
8.0 
6.0 
2.0 
8.0 
(13DNC) 
13DNC 
50.0 
37.0 
Peter Kirkby 
Jasper Kirkby 
Queen Mary 
216 
9.0 
4.0 
1.0 
(13DNC) 
13DNC 
13DNC 
53.0 
40.0 
10 
Paul Owen 
Amy Owen, Ollie Owen 
Oxford 
124 
(11.0) 
11.0 
10.0 
9.0 
8.0 
7.0 
56.0 
45.0 
11 
John Adcroft 
Steve Dewberry 
Aldeburgh 
109 
10.0 
10.0 
11.0 
10.0 
10.0 
(13DNC) 
64.0 
51.0 
12 
Richard Addison 
James Bennett 
Queen Mary 
10 
(13DNC) 
13DNC 
13DNC 
11.0 
9.0 
9.0 
68.0 
55.0 
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