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31/08/2012
Magic Marine UK RS Vareo National Championships Netley SC


    Pilling & Pilling Win RS500 Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy Fat Face Circuit event.

    Husband and wife team, Chris and Natasha Pilling (Hickling Broad SC), won the RS500 Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy Fat Face Circuit event last weekend. With just three points separating the top five boats, it was a hard-fought contest right up to the last gun. It would be easy to assume that, given the 20-25 knot breeze, the heavier crews would be at the head of the pack – this was not the case. The Pilling’s two bullets gave them the advantage, but there was lots of place changing during three races in feisty conditions. And there was no distinct advantage to be had in crew choice – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places were respectively a husband and wife, two young sisters, and two heavy ringers from RS. The RS500 really is for all! With the next Fat Face Racing Circuit event at Stokes Bay only a few weeks away, Pilling/Pilling are the ones to watch, but sisters Jeni and Kate Todd (Datchet Water SC), and the youth pairing John Holmes and Hamish Ellis  (Emsworth Slipper SC) are snapping at their heels!

    RS Open - 500's

    Overall

    Sailed:3, Discards:0, To count:3, Entries:9, Scoring system:My scoring system
    Rank SailNo Fleet Helm Crew Club Tally R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
    1st 523 RS500 Chris Pilling Natasha Pilling Hickling Broad SC 3 6.0 1.0 1.0 8.0 8.0
    2nd 566 RS500 Jeni Todd Kate Todd Datchet Water SC 2 5.0 2.0 3.0 10.0 10.0
    3rd 584 RS500 Demo Dave Riki Hooker Bexhill SC 7 1.0 5.0 5.0 11.0 11.0
    4th 505 RS500 Dan Jaspers John Partridge TIWSC 8 2.0 3.0 6.0 11.0 11.0
    5th 551 RS500 John Holmes Hamish Ellis ESSC 1 3.0 4.0 4.0 11.0 11.0
    6th 522 RS500 Dave Young Jennie Horton Whitefriars 6 4.0 6.0 7.0 17.0 17.0
    7th 519 RS500 Peter Mallaband Jennie Horton/Chris Young Whitefriars 5 10.0 DNS 10.0 DNS 2.0 22.0 22.0
    8th 3 RS500 Alex Ford Lauren Stell LDC 9 10.0 DNS 10.0 DNS 10.0 DNS 30.0 30.0
    8th 546 RS500 Anna Ackroyd Nathan Ackroyd Norfolk Broads YC 4 10.0 DNS 10.0 DNS 10.0 DNS 30.0 30.0

    Scoring codes used

    Code Description Points
    DNS Came to the start area but did not start 10



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