Ranking 2 Games 3 & Whitlingham Cup

Sunday morning came and with it a drop in the wind, which still came from the East but was only at some 5-7 knots. The weather was also warmer which made it very pleasant for competitors and the manyRM Ranking (2) spectators alike.

23 skippers made it to the Seeding start lines and once again the leading four skippers from Saturday Brad Gibson, Peter Stollery, Darin Ballington and Graham Bantock were all at the front of the fleets and were joined by a fast improving Tony Guerrier who obviously enjoyed the lighter conditions. Darin Ballington was not having such a good morning.

By lunchtime Graham was in 1st place, Peter in 2nd, Tony in 3rd with Brad in 4th after a poor (by his standard) second race, and getting hooked on a buoy in the fourth.

The question on everybody’s mind was, will Graham win?

After lunch the wind dropped even further, which made it more difficult for the skippers, especially after a couple of slight wind shifts.

Graham continued to sail well in the afternoon session, but could not match Brad’s three firsts and a 2nd and despite Graham winning the last race, after all the results and discards were taken into account Brad came out on top with Graham a point behind. Congratulations to both skippers on giving us all a great finish to the event.

RM Ranking (2a)Vice Chairman of South Norfolk District Council, Councillor David Goldson, kindly came along to present the Whitlingham Cup and Prizes.

As event organiser I really would like to thank all those members of the NMYC for giving up their time to help run the event.

Results

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Brad Gibson 42 Birkenhead 11.0 5.0 8.0 1.0 14.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
2 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford 12.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 9.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 1.0
3 Peter Stollery 39 Guildford 16.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 14.0
4 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers RYC 24.0 2.0 1.0 7.0 2.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 9.0
6 Nigel Winkley 87 n/a 27.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 5.0 10.0 6.0 3.0
5 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park 27.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 1.0 7.0 4.0 2.0 7.0
7 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA 39.0 7.0 7.0 14.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 8.0
9 Roger Stollery 17 Guildford 47.0 1.0 10.0 10.0 12.0 9.0 6.0 11.0 11.0
8 Alf Reynolds 142 Chelmsford 47.0 5.0 13.0 6.0 7.0 12.0 5.0 12.0 22.0
10 John Shorrock 29 Guildford 51.0 2.0 4.0 13.0 13.0 24.0 13.0 13.0 6.0
11 Martin Crysell 52 Guildford 55.0 4.0 9.0 11.0 15.0 10.0 11.0 10.0 13.0
12 Victoria Gibson 62 Birkenhead 56.0 6.0 11.0 18.0 11.0 15.0 9.0 9.0 10.0
13 John Smith 43 Manor Park 61.0 3.0 12.0 9.0 10.0 13.0 21.0 14.0 16.0
14 John Taylor 16 Fleetwood 66.0 7.0 17.0 12.0 24.0 16.0 12.0 15.0 4.0
15 Henning Faas 68 Ger, VdMYS 67.0 8.0 15.0 20.0 17.0 19.0 18.0 4.0 5.0
16 Peter Crisp 23 Swanley 68.0 9.0 24.0 4.0 6.0 11.0 20.0 24.0 18.0
17 Hugh McAdoo 116 Guildford 72.0 4.0 15.0 17.0 16.0 8.0 14.0 18.0 15.0
18 Terry Rensch 92 Guildford 79.0 12.0 16.0 21.0 8.0 14.0 17.0 17.0 12.0
19 Nick Eastwood 91 Broads 97.0 10.0 18.0 19.0 18.0 24.0 16.0 16.0 19.0
20 Alan Viney 51 Guildford 98.0 10.0 19.0 16.0 19.0 17.0 19.0 21.0 17.0
21 Dave Alston 110 Leicester 100.0 11.0 20.0 15.0 22.0 20.0 15.0 19.0 20.0
22 Mick Howard 31 Broads 114.0 9.0 22.0 22.0 21.0 21.0 22.0 20.0 21.0
23 Phil Holliday 66 Watermead 115.0 11.0 21.0 24.0 20.0 18.0 23.0 22.0 24.0

Report, Photos and Results courtesy of Vinnie Zammit

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