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04/04/2009
RS Vareo Racing Circuit Event Burghfield SC

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The first RS Racing Circuit Event of the season for the Vareos was at Burgfield on Saturday April 4th. 22 boats arrived to perfect RS Vareo weather - force 2 with the forecast to increase as the day went on.
 
Race one started in bright sunshine with a beat halfway up the lake. First to the mark was Jeremy Symons from Llandegfedd closely followed by Mark Williams with the rest of the fleet close behind. After two laps the wind shifted making it almost a buoy to buoy course in which time Williams overtook Symonds who in turn was then passed by the ever impressive Richard Willows .
 
The course had to be changed just slightly due the wind shift for race two Willows took the lead from the off with the first six boats all within a couple of boat lenghs of each other. After much place swapping the shortened course flag went up Willows held on to win with Matt Yallop coming from 6th to finish in second, Williams held on well to finish in third & Nigel Tinkler came a very close fourth. By now it was time for lunch so ashore the whole fleet went.
 
Race three started in slightly more wind with gusts up to a force four.The pecking order changed with the wind coming up. In the lead was Yallop closely followed by Andy Temple and Andrew Wilson in third after numorus place changes throughout the fleet & gusts now coming down the lake a few people started to find the conditions tough going. On the last leg to the finish Temple went to the middle of the lake & found more breeze. Yallop held on to 2nd with Wilson coming in close behind.
 
Race four started in a steady three to four. Temple left the line like a rocket showing the fleet how to sail in the windy stuff  followed by Wilson. The two seemed to have the burners on as they pulled away from the rest of the fleet. Temple had the edge upwind with Wilson catching up downwind. At the finish it was Temple followed by Wilson & Yallop in third. Willows took fourth just doing enough to take the event on count back.

A great season opener for the RS Vareos with a few new faces on the circuit its going to be a great year. Many thanks to Burgfield for hosting the event which was so well planned they even arranged for the sun to come out .
 
 
1st   559 Richard Willows Northampton 2 1 (4) 4 11 7
2nd   162 Matt Yallop Middle Nene (4) 2 2 3 11 7
3rd   555 Andy Temple Broadstairs Sailing Club (8) 8 1 1 18 10
4th   556 Mark Williams Llandegfedd 1 3 6 (7) 17 10
5th   486 Andrew Wilson Datchet Water Sailing Club (9) 5 3 2 19 10
6th   570 Martin Barrett Ripon 6 (11) 5 5 27 16
7th   484 Nigel Tinkler Llandegfedd SC (7) 4 7 6 24 17
8th   552 Jeremy Symons Llandegfedd SC 3 6 9 (14) 32 18
9th   188 Matt Moore Middle Nene 5 7 8 (13) 33 20
10th   561 Anthony Payne Broadstairs Sailing Club (11) 9 11 8 39 28
11th   532 Kevin Jones Hayling Island (13) 10 12 9 44 31
12th   506 Peter Hall Severn Sailing Club 10 (12) 10 11 43 31
13th   261 Martyn Peters Llandegfedd SC 12 (14) 13 10 49 35
14th   172 Hugh Wray-McCann Teign Corinthian Sailing Club (14) 13 14 12 53 39
15th   481 Tom Stubbs Burghfield (19) 16 15 15 65 46
16th   156 Steve Trigg Burghfield SC 15 15 (17) 17 64 47
17th   148 Robert Norris HLSTC (18) 17 16 16 67 49
18th   534 Andy Seymour Burghfield SC 17 (20) 18 19 74 54
19th   288 Struan McDonald Whitefriars Sailing Club 16 (21) 21 18 76 55
20th   133 Neville Champion Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club 20 18 20 (23 DNC) 81 58
21st   543 Gary Miller Burghfield 21 19 19 (23 DNC) 82 59
22nd   149 James Hamilton Bury Lake Young Mariners (23 DNF) 23 DNS 22 23 DNC 91 68

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