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Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals – Day 1
Day 1 - 2015 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals© www.rs400.org

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals – Day 1

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals 2015 – Having come to Tenby sailing club in South West Wales the RS400 fleet were greeted by drizzle and a stiff breeze forecast. Fortunately, by the time the fleet launched for a 12:00 start the sun was breaking through with 10 to 12 knots in the race area.

The race team got the first race underway promptly with Sean and Conor Clearly opening the gate. James Sinclair and Ben Wilcox went hard right to lead at the first windward mark. They held this lead, from Paul and Mark Oakey, until the finish. Mike Simms and Richard Brown had a tight battle to take third from Jon Gorringe and Nicki Bass.

After a quick turn around race two was underway. Jon Heissig and Nicki Griffin lead at the first windward mark having come from the left. Mike and Richard showed more good speed to get past and take the lead. Pathfinders Rob and Jan Martin dug themselves out of a bit of hole to wriggle up to second. The Oakey’s had a storming last run having split from the rest of the top 10 to complete the podium with third.

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals – Day 1

Day 1 – 2015 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals© www.rs400.org

The fleet returned to the shore to enjoy the sunshine and the shore side entertainment laid on as part of Tenby Summer Festival that concluded with a 15 minute firework display.

Full results

Tally SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Race 1 Race 2 Total Nett
39 1435 Carsington SC Michael Sims Richard Brown 3 1 4.0 4.0
41 1441 Portchester SC Paul Oakley Mark Oakley 2 3 5.0 5.0
23 1290 QMSC David Brown Rebecca Witt 6 4 10.0 10.0
34 1414 Parkstone SC Jon Gorringe Nicola Bass 4 8 12.0 12.0
44 1447 Lymington Town SC John Cooper Becci Wigley 7 5 12.0 12.0
38 1433 Lymington Town Sc Rob Martin Jan Martin 11 2 13.0 13.0
3 703 Delph SC Chris Pickles Matt Sharman 5 10 15.0 15.0
27 1362 East Lothian YC James Sinclair Ben Wilcox 1 15 16.0 16.0
29 1385 Gurnard SC Jim Downer Toby Lewis 10 6 16.0 16.0
37 1432 Dalgety Bay SC Keith Bedborough Hannah Robertson 9 9 18.0 18.0
33 1407 Llangorse SC Jon Helissig Nicky Griffin 12 7 19.0 19.0
47 864 Braasemeer Elaine Turner Sybrand Jongejans 8 19 27.0 27.0
32 1400 Burfield SC Steve Middleton Chris Rowland 17 11 28.0 28.0
25 1319 Royal Forth YC Stewart Robertson Sarah Robertson 16 12 28.0 28.0
20 1230 Howth YC Paul McMahon Laura Houlihan 13 17 30.0 30.0
17 1189 Downs SC Steve Restall Chris Stubbs 18 13 31.0 31.0
42 1444 Lee on Solent SC Nick Martin Ben George 15 18 33.0 33.0
16 319 N/A Ben Robertson Martin Booth 22 14 36.0 36.0
35 1418 QMSC Howard Farbrother Dan Martin 14 23 37.0 37.0
9 979 RNSA Oliver George-Taylor Ruby Murray 23 16 39.0 39.0
46 1428 Neyland YC Mark Chamberlain Ellis Banner 20 20 40.0 40.0
11 1017 Greystones SC Sean Cleary Conor Cleary 21 24 45.0 45.0
19 1192 Arun YC Jack Munnelly Liam Vass 25 21 46.0 46.0
10 1004 Carrickfergus SC Chis Penny Simon Martin 24 22 46.0 46.0
26 1342 QMSC Max Tosetti Julie Harrison 28 27 55.0 55.0
31 1393 Locks SC Nick Zammit Nick Zammit 33 25 58.0 58.0
7 932 Notts County SC Jonathan Lye Milly Hughes 19 40 59.0 59.0
12 1018 Dalgety Bay SC Richard Bolton Naomi Moran 29 33 62.0 62.0
30 1392 QMSC Chris Stanton Louise Hosken 34 29 63.0 63.0
28 1363 Notts County SC Ross Ryan Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith 32 31 63.0 63.0
18 1190 Chew Valley Lake SC Steve Jones Andy Harris 38 26 64.0 64.0
21 1233 QMSC Nick Francis Simon Edwards 27 38 65.0 65.0
36 1426 Dabchicks SC Dan Woodcock Bruce Woodcock 30 35 65.0 65.0
2 630 York RI SC Peter Craggs Phil Nelson 31 36 67.0 67.0
1 564 South Shields SC Jacob Ainsworth Kayleigh Roberts 37 32 69.0 69.0
14 1101 QMSC Simon Baker David Rueda 41 30 71.0 71.0
40 1439 Lymington Town SC Kevin Podger Heather Chipperfield 26 DSQ 74.0 74.0
15 1129 Wormit Boating Club David Webley Fraser Mulford 36 39 75.0 75.0
43 1445 Dalgety Bay SC Phil Britton Jules Thorne DNF 28 76.0 76.0
6 904 Oxford SC Grant Barker Jessica Barker 42 34 76.0 76.0
4 768 Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC Colin Davies Phil Rose 39 37 76.0 76.0
5 821 QMSC Vicki Thurston Jenny Douglas 35 42 77.0 77.0
22 1275 Hickling Broad SC David Hearsum Gareth Fay 40 43 83.0 83.0
8 946 Bartley SC Nick Eaves Greg Pace 45 41 86.0 86.0
13 1092 Grapham Water SC Alan Cooke Peter Cooke 44 44 88.0 88.0
24 1296 Bartley SC Howard Eeles Jason McDonnell 43 DNF 91.0 91.0
45 1500 Arun YC Jack Holden DNC DNC 96.0 96.0

by Mark Oakey

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