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24/06/2007
Bexhill SEAS Bexhill 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

Twelve of the twenty or so teams who arrived for Bexhill SC's RS200 Open Meeting on 24th June decided to brave the surf and force five south-westerly and enjoy a day of exhilarating racing. Full marks to the club's beach party who worked tirelessly throughout the day in the surf to ensure all competitors left and arrived back safely.

 

Steve Dunn/Rachel Jones relished the conditions winning the first three races and so headed back to the clubhouse bar for the fourth having won the meeting in style.

 

Second place was hotly contested with two points separating the next three teams. Andy and Geraldine Peters sailed very consistently - not finishing below third all day. Dicken Maclean and Nicola Groves sailed excellently in race two giving them a second place to count. Local team Mike Chapman/Lynne Ratcliffe, recovering from a broken halyard in race 1 and an exciting trip ashore to make a repair, passed the Peters in race three to also be in contention.

 

As the wind backed and dropped slightly in race four, the Peters team led around the leeward mark closely followed by Chapman/Ratcliffe and Maclean/Groves. Maclean/Groves peeled off a hundred yards up the beat and headed back to the finishing line having spotted a shorten course flag to win the fourth race and give them third overall. The Peters team finished second after an extra lap to give them second overall. 

 

Thanks to Race Officer Clare Day, her race team and the many club members who contributed to an excellent South East Area Series event – and to Terry Weston of Ashdown Hurrey who sponsored the event and gave away the prizes.  The SEAS circuit now moves on to Weirwood SC on Sunday 1st July.

 

Overall Results:

Pos

Boat Type

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Club

Pts

1st 

RS200 

789 

Steve Dunn

Rachel Jones

RYA

3

2nd 

RS200 

962

Andrew Peters

Geraldine Peters

King and Queen YC

7

3rd 

RS200 

940 

Dicken Maclean

Nicola Groves

 

8

4th 

RS200 

941 

Mike Chapman

Lynne Ratcliffe 

Bexhill & Bough Beech SCs

9

5th 

RS200  

999

Dave Derby

Nicky Derby

Bough Beech SC 

12 

 

1st 

RS200 

789 

Steve Dunn

Rachel Jones

RYA

3

2nd 

RS200 

962

Andrew Peters

Geraldine Peters

King and Queen YC

7

3rd 

RS200 

940 

Dicken Maclean

Nicola Groves

 

8

4th 

RS200 

941 

Mike Chapman

Lynne Ratcliffe 

Bexhill & Bough Beech SCs

9

5th 

RS200  

999

Dave Derby

Nicky Derby

Bough Beech SC 

12 

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