Eastern District Marblehead Ranking 11th April 2015 (Day 1)

The day started very grey and overcast as the 23 skippers made their way to the Chelmsford Radio Yacht Clubs Channels Lake to take part in this Ranking Event.

Race Officer Graham Childs assisted by George Beacroft set a windward– leeward course taking advantage of the longer bank of the lake as the wind was around 15 knots from the west.

The fleet were separated into A and B fleet for the seeding races these races were won byDSCN0370 Peter Stollery sailing his own designed and built boat “Uproar” and Brad Gibson also with his own designed and built boat “Grunge”.

May be there is something in this DIY thing!

Just as the 2nd seeding race had finished the sky’s opened with a heavy rain and white horses on the lake delayed the racing for a short time.

The course was changed during the break to adjust for the slight change in direction however they kept the windward—leeward format with a spacer mark to avoid conflict at the windward end. This course remained for the rest of the day.

Most skippers found either C1 or C2 rigs the order of the day with only the exception opting for B1 Rig.

There was very close racing throughout the day with a very good tempered atmosphereEDMarbleheadRanking1a with very few incidents requiring penalty turns. There were two protest hearings and even these were not acrimonious but rather to obtain average score due to being hindered by an offending boat.

Brad Gibson won the day with a score of 6 from the 8 races after the two discards, Graham Bantock was second on 14 points and Peter Stollery third also with 14 Points.

RESULTS

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Brad Gibson 42 Birkenhead Grunge 6.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0
2 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford Quark 14.0 3.0 2.0 6.0 4.0 3.0 15.0 1.0 1.0
3 Peter Stollery 39 Guildford Uproar 14.0 1.0 12.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0
4 Chris Harris 25 Windrush Magick 3 17.0 2.0 8.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 5.0
5 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford Prism 26.0 4.0 7.0 7.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 14.0 2.0
6 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park Rok 39.5 5.0 4.0 12.0 6.0 12.0 8.5 5.0 11.0
7 James Edwards 118 Yeovil Paradox 45.0 8.0 21.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 9.0 9.0
8 Martin Crysell 52 Guildford Prime Number 46.0 11.0 3.0 15.0 24.0 9.0 6.0 7.0 10.0
9 Hugh McAdoo 16 Guildford Prime Number 51.0 10.0 6.0 5.0 12.0 16.0 10.0 19.0 8.0
10 Tony Gurrier 50 Quarks   51.0 2.0 14.0 16.0 24.0 24.0 7.0 6.0 6.0
11 John Shorrock 29 Guildford Quark 54.0 4.0 5.0 15.0 15.0 6.0 12.0 18.0 12.0
12 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services Quark 54.2 9.0 10.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 9.2 17.0
13 Graham Barthol 65 Coalhouse Fort Starkers Cubed 55.0 7.0 17.0 10.0 7.0 15.0 5.0 11.0 15.0
14 Austin Guerrier 46 Three Rivers Prime Number 60.0 9.0 24.0 9.0 16.5 11.0 16.0 8.0 7.0
15 Roger Stollery 117 Guildford Uproar 61.0 3.0 13.0 24.0 15.0 7.0 13.0 10.0 16.0
16 Victoria Gibson 62 Birkenhead Paradox 74.0 5.0 11.0 17.0 16.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 13.0
17 Terry Rensch 92 Guildford Quark 81.0 8.0 15.0 18.0 17.0 24.0 11.0 16.0 14.0
18 Phil Holiday 66   Quark 87.0 7.0 19.0 15.0 10.0 13.0 23.0 23.0 23.0
19 Vinnie Zammit 17 Tri-Services Prime Number 91.0 6.0 24.0 24.0 11.0 18.0 23.0 14.0 19.0
20 John Cleave 01 Ryde Skalpel  98.0 6.0 9.0 11.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0
21 Richard Uttley 125 Emsworth Slipper Starkers Cubed 100.0 10.0 20.0 21.0 24.0 17.0 18.0 17.0 18.0
22 Rob Vice 89 Clapham Mystick 104.0 12.0 16.0 19.0 18.0 19.0 23.0 23.0 20.0
23 Alf Reynolds 142 Chelmsford Paradox 115.0 11.0 18.0 20.0 24.0 20.0 23.0 23.0 23.0
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