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17/06/2007
Middle Nene SEAS Middle Nene SC

  • Crewsaver EOS Champs
  • 2012 RS EOS Champs
  • Llandegfedd Open 2013
  • RS 10th Anniversary Ball
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • Weir Wood 2021
  • Weir Wood 2021
  • Weir Wood 2021
Photo by Laurie Jones
 
Middle Nene SC held their second South-East Area Series RS200 open
meeting on Sunday 17th June. Eighteen boats, including nine visitors,
were grateful to be greeted by a force two south westerly and warm
sunshine - considerably better than forecast!

Early race one leaders Mike Chapman/Lynne Ratcliffe were passed downwind by Rob Janering/Marianthe Evangelides closely followed by John and Andrew Gill. Local team Matt Yallop/Debbie Walkerdon steadily picked their way up the fleet to finish fourth. The second race saw Steve Dunn/Rachel Jones making the most of the shifts to steal past Chapman/Ratcliffe and Simon Gillow/Emma Harniman to win.

After a relaxing lunch in the sunshine, Race Officer Laurie Jones and
his team did well to fit in two more windward-leeward races as the breeze began to fade.

Mark and Sue Pogmore in their brand new boat emphatically won the third race from Chapman/Ratcliffe. Jasper and Fergus Barnham had their best result of the series coming third, just ahead of local class captain Mark Hatsell crewed by Rob Ashman.

As the wind died, Chapman/Ratcliffe held on to their lead to win the
final race and the meeting. The Gills finished second overall, a point
clear of Gillow/Harniman in third.

Thanks to Middle Nene SC for hosting their second successful RS200
event. The South-East Area Series now moves on to Bexhill SC on Sunday
24th June, followed by Weirwood on Sunday 1st July.

1st RS200 941 Mike Chapman and Lynne Ratcliffe (Bough Beech / Bexhill) 5pts
2nd RS200 1144 'Blues Brothers' John Gill and Andrew Gill (Wembley SC) 8pts
3rd RS200 1147 'Blood, Sweat and Cheers' Simon Gillow and Emma Harniman (Wembley SC) 9pts
4th RS200 1130 Rob Janering and Marianthe Evangeledis (Wembley SC) 12pts
5th RS200  789 Steve Dunn and Rachel Jones (RYA) 12pts.
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