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21/04/2007
RS Vareo Fat Face Racing Circuit Burghfield SC

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Nineteen RS Vareos met at
Burghfield SC in much more than 19 degrees of  for the inaugural event of the Fat Face circuit, many having traveled from distant clubs.

 

Race 1 started cleanly in generally light breeze but with strong enough gusts leading to swimming for the unlucky.  Close racing was enjoyed by all wherever they were in the fleet as the wind direction meant a tight windward/leeward course across the lake.

Matt Moore looked set to win after rounding the final mark but a quick tack by Nationals champ Chris Larr snatched him victory by an inch.

 

The traditional at BSC hospitality; lunch on the club verandah then so fortified by chilli and other delicacies -the fleet set forth for the second race in an increasing breeze. A slight change of course due to a wind change now left the fleet an interesting challenge  - an island almost smack in the midst of the beat/run! Perhaps it was the chilli but more likely another wind shift 30s before the start caused most of the fleet OCS at the start and to the first ever RS Vareo general recall.  Second time around the fleet was away and this time Martin Barrett won closely followed by Chris Larr with Matt Moore third.

 

Going in to race 3 Chris seemed best positioned to take the event. But the shifty wind near the windward mark and the difficult tactical decisions led to many place changes throughout the fleet. Dan Partington mastered the conditions to take the race followed by Matt and Martin Peters with his best result of the day.

 

After three races each with different winners Matt Moore showed his consistent mastery of the conditions and won the event by 2 points followed by Dan Partington and Martin Barrett.  The Merit Prize was awarded to Nigel Best – who had driven a long way to his first Fat Face event.  Well done Nigel. 

 

Results Overall

Sailed:3, Discards:0, To count:3, Entries:19, Scoring system:My scoring system

Rank

Fleet

SailNo

Helm

Club

R1
 

R2
 

R3
 

Total

Nett

1

Vareo

188

Matt Moore

Middle Nene SC

2.0

3.0

2.0

7.0

7.0

2

Vareo

126

Dan Partington

Bala

3.0

5.0

1.0

9.0

9.0

3

Vareo

354

Martin Barrett

Yorkshire Dales SC

4.0

1.0

7.0

12.0

12.0

4

Vareo

361

Chris Larr

GWSC

1.0

2.0

11.0

14.0

14.0

5

Vareo

322

Mark Hayzelden

Burghfield SC

7.0

7.0

5.0

19.0

19.0

6

Vareo

206

Dave Machin

Netley SC

6.0

8.0

6.0

20.0

20.0

7

Vareo

213

Darran Smith

Teign Corinthian

11.0

6.0

4.0

21.0

21.0

8

Vareo

340

Chris Romans

Portishead YC

8.0

4.0

10.0

22.0

22.0

9

Vareo

431

Jim Hood

Weston

5.0

10.0

8.0

23.0

23.0

10

Vareo

261

Martin Peters

Llandegfedd

10.0

11.0

3.0

24.0

24.0

11

Vareo

485

Anthony Payne

Broadstairs SC

9.0

9.0

9.0

27.0

27.0

12

Vareo

402

Scott Butler

Hardway SC

12.0

14.0

12.0

38.0

38.0

13

Vareo

243

Gavin Clark

Swanage SC

15.0

15.0

13.0

43.0

43.0

14

Vareo

263

Chris Wood

Broadstairs SC

19.0

12.0

14.0

45.0

45.0

15

Vareo

156

Steve Trigg

Burghfield SC

14.0

13.0

18.0

45.0

45.0

16

Vareo

148

R Norris

HLSTC

13.0

20.0 DSQ

15.0

48.0

48.0

17

Vareo

133

Neville Champion

BC YC

16.0

16.0

16.0

48.0

48.0

18

Vareo

450

Flora Ellis

Alton Water

17.0

17.0

19.0

53.0

53.0

19

Vareo

212

Nigel Best

Alton Water SC

18.0

18.0

17.0

53.0

53.0

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