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26/05/2007
RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit Filey SC

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RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit at Filey – some varied weather

 

For the second year the RS200’s Fat Face Circuit went to the North Yorkshire coast at Filey to be richly entertained by Filey SC. An ever changing forecast promising grim weather; no one was actually too sure when the front with wind and rain would arrive, combined with a windy season seeing too many days at events lost to strong winds already led to many people staying at home. Although this hides a rather strange contradiction, many northern based boats have often argued that more circuit events should be held in the north and then do not support such events when they are. I have got to the point where I have ceased to try and understand this instead being grateful I was sensible enough to be among the 22 boats that did make the trip to a fine venue, with good race management and sea conditions you don’t see too often.

 

 

Saturday could have been very light and variable but the majority of the three races were held in 7-10 knots from the east which slowly clocked to the south east. Keith Escritt/Anne  Saul looked to have a very healthy lead but a visit to the finish line a lap too early  looked to have been costly but they just held on to win from Matt/Emma Jenkins and Trudie Fell/Karen Baker. Showboating, a practice run to make sure they could carry the kite to the line, an inability to count or colour blind they thought the shortened course flag was up? Keith was keeping the reason for his error to himself. Anyway National Champion Roger Gilbert/Jane Willian did not indulge in such teasing of the fleet and won race 2 comfortably from Nick Charles/Juliet Kingsnorth and the Jenkins. Newcomers to 200’s and 200 events, Stephen and Danielle Graham from Burwain, led race 3 for a long period but Charles/Kingsnorth ground their advantage away to win on the final run from the Grahams and David/Jane Hivey.

 

Sunday was a very different day; the wind had swung to the north east early in the day and there was already quite a sea running by the time the rescue boats were launched. For the three races the wind was between 17-21 knots with the sea getting progressively bigger as the day went on. This produced for the second year in a row very memorable fun filled rides on the big long waves. With local forecasts predicting the wind to increase when the rain arrived PRO Peter Crook showed great sense and the heart felt support of the fleet in really getting on with the racing with the warning flag being raised almost the moment the previous race had finished. The rain arrived whilst we were packing boats up and the bay was very bleak by the time we towed the boats up the hill.

 

Roger Gilbert/Jane Willian won the event in the most emphatic possible way winning all three races in the breeze leading at every windward mark. Although they only won overall by a point this does not indicate their dominance on Sunday. Nick Charles/Juliet Kingsnorth scored three seconds but had quite a dogfight in race 4 and 5 with fellow Bristol CYC sailors Ian Pickard/Lucy Matthews plus Trudie Fell/Karen Baker who passed them downwind in race 6.

 

With over half the fleet gold sailors the silver and bronze division sailors had to battle hard for places. Andrew and Eve Hartley won the silver division in 9th place overall.  JP McCaldin/Jess Copland won the bronze from fellow Dalgety Bay sailors Liz Jamie/Carolyn Priestley.

 

With many thanks to Filey SC for a great event. It’s off to Stokes Bay for the next Fat Face event and the RS Ball lets see how Roger copes with Solent chop with a hangover.

 

Pete Vincent.

RS200 Fat Face Circuit

Filey Sailing Club

Results are final as of 14:18 on May 27, 2007

Overall

Sailed:6, Discards:1, To count:5, Entries:22, Scoring system:My scoring system

Rank

Fleet

SailNo

Helm

Crew

Club

Rating

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

Notes

1st

Gold

1219

Roger Gilbert

Jane Willian

Frensham Pond

 

(4.0)

1.0

4.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

12.0

8.0

 

2nd

Gold

953

Nick Charles

Juliet Kingsnorth

Bristol Corinthian

 

(7.0)

2.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

16.0

9.0

 

3rd

Gold

725

Matt Jenkins

Emma Jenkins

Sheffield Viking

 

2.0

3.0

(5.0)

4.0

5.0

4.0

23.0

18.0

 

4th

Gold

1165

Ian Pickard

Loopie Lucy Matthews

BCYC

 

6.0

4.0

9.0

3.0

3.0

(23.0 DSQ)

48.0

25.0

 

5th

Gold

1185

David Hivey

Jane Hivey

RYA

 

8.0

(11.0)

3.0

5.0

4.0

10.0

41.0

30.0

 

6th

Gold

1201

Mike Saul

Sophie Hartley

Yorkshire Dales

 

(17.0)

5.0

7.0

6.0

15.0

3.0

53.0

36.0

 

7th

Gold

345

Eddie Whitehead

Noelle Vidal

Filey

 

9.0

6.0

(13.0)

11.0

7.0

7.0

53.0

40.0

 

8th

Gold

1077

Pete Vincent

Tessa Nicholls

Bristol

 

(14.0)

7.0

12.0

13.0

6.0

5.0

57.0

43.0

 

9th

Silver

1020

Andrew Hartley

Eve Hartley

Ripon

 

(16.0)

8.0

8.0

12.0

12.0

6.0

62.0

46.0

 

10th

Gold

1207

Trudie Fell

Karen Baker

Bristol Corinthian

 

3.0

(15.0)

6.0

15.0

13.0

11.0

63.0

48.0

 

11th

Gold

600

Fiona Hall

Helen Wightman

Littleton

 

(12.0)

9.0

10.0

8.0

10.0

12.0

61.0

49.0

 

12th

Gold

876

Keith Escritt

Anne Saul

Yorkshire Dales

 

1.0

14.0

14.0

7.0

14.0

(DNC)

73.0

50.0

 

13th

Gold

1082

Patrick Altoft

Deborah Greenland

Ripon

 

11.0

10.0

11.0

9.0

11.0

(DNC)

75.0

52.0

 

14th

Bronze

914

J P McCaldin

Jess Copland

Dalgety Bay

 

15.0

(17.0)

17.0

14.0

8.0

9.0

80.0

63.0

 

15th

 

1199

Stephen Graham

Danielle Graham

Burwain SC

 

5.0

18.0

2.0

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

94.0

71.0

 

16th

 

538

James Whitehead

Mandy Whitehead

Filey

 

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

10.0

9.0

8.0

96.0

73.0

 

17th

Silver

1015

Wayne Fletcher

Deb Fletcher

Scaling Dam

 

10.0

13.0

16.0

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

108.0

85.0

 

18th

Bronze

526

Liz Jamie

Carolyn Priestley

Dalgety Bay

 

18.0

16.0

18.0

16.0

17.0

(23.0 DSQ)

108.0

85.0

 

19th

Bronze

1092

Katy Shepherd

Dan Phillips

Ripon

 

13.0

12.0

15.0

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

109.0

86.0

 

20th

Bronze

586

Paul Willis

Jo Willis

Filey

 

(20.0)

19.0

19.0

18.0

16.0

14.0

106.0

86.0

 

21st

Bronze

904

Mike Riley

Dave Martin

CULSC

 

(21.0)

20.0

21.0

17.0

18.0

13.0

110.0

89.0

 

22nd

 

865

Carlos Whitehead

Helen Rhodes

Filey

 

19.0

21.0

20.0

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

129.0

106.0

 



Scoring codes used

Code

Description

Points

DNC

Did not come to the starting area

23

DSQ

Disqualification

23



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