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11/06/2005
Fat Face RS Racing Circuit Burghfield SC

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RS Vareo Fat Face Circuit at Burghfield 11th June The Fat Face RS Vareo event at Burghfield on 11th July was preceded on the Friday evening by an excellent training and video session by twice National Champion Jonathan Lewis. Light winds and sunshine greeted the boats from as far apart as Yorkshire, Devon and Wales, and race officer Steve Middleton started race 1 on time with a shared start with the RS300 event. Having spotted the massive shift onto port that the RS300ís got most of the fleet went for the pin end, and local expert Christopher Froehlich (Burghfield SC) gradually pulled away from the rest of the fleet on the first leg in very light & shifty conditions. Or possibly the visitors were not too sure where to go with some of the marks hidden carefully behind islands! Froehlich gradually opened up his lead until the run when he sat, frustrated, in a hole whilst the rest of the pack rushed up with spinnakers flying on a sustained gust. Martin Barrett (Craven SC) & Mark Williams (Llandegfedd SC) glided past him. By the final mark, Williams had overtaken Barrett for first place, & Paul Craft (Teign Corinthian YC) had overtaken Froehlich. Needless to say no Vareo was in danger of being caught by speed cameras on the adjoining M4. After a prolonged lunch break waiting for some wind, and enjoying the video of the morning race, the second race was also sailed in very light and shifty conditions. Froehlich again got away but this time managed to stay well ahead to the end, Craft coming second and Barrett third. Race 3 was cancelled due to lack of wind to give the top three 5 points each. Froehlich was awarded the trophy as the only one of the three with a first, Craft coming second & Barratt third. Dominic Hurnall of Datchet Water SC was awarded the Merit Prize for the best improver. 22 Vareos attended the event which is the largest ever turnout for an Open Meeting and hopefully is an indication of the popularity of this relatively new singlehander with asymmetric spinnaker.

Full results

Pos

Sail No

Helm

Club

R1

R2

Pts

1

162

Christopher Froehlich

Burghfield SC

4

1

5

2

239

Paul Craft

Teign Corinthian YC

3

2

5

3

354

Martin Barrett

Craven SC

2

3

5

4

391

Mark Williams

Llandegfedd SC

1

7

8

5

322

Mark Hayzelden

Burghfield SC

6

4

10

6

390

Nigel Tinkler

Llandegfedd SC

5

5

10

7

334

Nick Crickmore

Waveney & Oulton Broad

10

6

16

8

403

Steve Carr

Hardway SC

8

8

16

9

188

Matt Moore

Middle Nene SC

7

11

18

10

156

Andrew Trigg

Burghfield SC

9

9

18

11

204

Gavin Steven

Ripon SC

11

12

23

12

416

Dominic Hurndall

Datchet Water SC

15

10

25

13

206

Dave Machin

Netley SC

14

14

28

14

172

Hugh Wray-McCann

Teign Corinthian YC

12

19

31

15

207

David Bates

Datchet Water SC

18

13

31

16

425

Paul Nurser

Rickmansworth SC

16

16

32

17

243

Gavin Clark

Chichester YC

13

20

33

18

148

Robert Norris

Burghfield SC

19

18

37

19

402

Scott Butler

Hardway SC

DNC

15

38

20

179

Eddie McDonald

Burgfield SC

21

17

38

21

261

Chris Greenwood

Bristol Corinthian YC

17

21

38

22

348

Martin Denly

Burghfield SC

20

22

42

 

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