Leigh on Sea SC

Event Details

Date/Time

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Notice of Race

Non Available Yet

Event Categories

Eastern Series
Sea Series

Sailing Instructions

Non Available Yet

Venue Address

High Street
Old Leigh
Leigh-on-Sea
SS9 2EP

Contact

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Leigh on Sea SC - Report


Overall Results:

Pos Sail No Helm Club R1 R2 R3 Pts
1st 5586 Mathew Foary Norfolk Broads YC 2 (OCS) 1 3
2nd 5608 Steve Ede Ardleigh SC 1 ‑5 2 3
3rd 5561 Tim Lewis Island Barn SC 3 1 ‑9 4
4th 5649 Alan Bishop Girton SC ‑5 2 4 6
5th 5406 Jarvis Simpson Frensham Pond SC 4 4 ‑5 8
6th 5497 Steven Bishop Girton SC 6 3 ‑10 9
7th 5158 Simon Charles Grafham Water SC ‑9 8 3 11
8th 4537 Matt Tothill Leigh on Sea SC 7 6 ‑14 13
9th 4506 Andy Anderson Hunts SC ‑14 10 6 16
10th 3073 Jonny Wells Essex YC 8 9 ‑12 17
11th 5134 Robert Laurie RYA 11 ‑12 7 18
12th 4800 Simon Lomas‑ Clarke Frensham Pond SC 10 ‑11 8 18
13th 5373 Phil Strumer Royal Burnham YC 16 7 ‑17 23
14th 4023 Colin Walker Leigh on Sea SC 13 ‑16 11 24
15th 3904 Robin Tothill Leigh on Sea SC 12 15 ‑19 27
16th 3936 Lloyd Walker Leigh on Sea SC (DNF) 14 13 27
17th 3959 Cass Monk Leigh on Sea SC 15 13 ‑16 28
18th 3574 Toby Smith Essex YC 21 ‑23 15 36
19th 3430 John Alani Leigh on Sea SC 18 18 ‑21 36
20th 4954 Nigel James Frensham Pond SC ‑22 17 20 37
21st 2120 Nick Hann Leigh on Sea SC 17 20 ‑23 37
22nd 3249 Richard Knight Leigh on Sea SC ‑19 19 18 37
23rd 2395 Phil Dowsett Leigh on Sea SC 20 22 ‑24 42
24th 4245 Julian Wigmore Reading SC ‑23 21 22 43
25th 3419 Mark Judge Leigh on Sea SC 24 24 ‑26 48
26th 3886 Russell Tredgett Leigh on Sea SC ‑26 25 25 50
27th 0 Tim Wright Leigh on Sea SC 25 26 ‑27 51

A fleet of 27 Solos, 13 visitors and 14 local boats were greeted by the usual Leigh on sea mud flats and lots of sunshine. As the tide rapidly covered the mud flats the wind filled in from the east to a steady 12 knots. The RNLI provided some pre-race entertainment with their hovercraft making sure that some day trippers got back to the shore safely after venturing too far over the mud flats.

When the racing started Steve Ede quickly made his way to the front while Mathew Foary managed to keep in front of Tim Lewis after a keenly contested start.

Race 2 started with two boats over the line early, one returned but the other Mathew Foary did not and after leading for three rounds was greeted by that horrible silence. Tim Lewis who had been following Mathew heard the first race winning hoot as he crossed the line to take the win.

The tide had turned before the start of race 3, pushing a large part of the fleet across the line about 15 seconds too early, the race team had no option other than to call a general recall. The second start under the code flag I saw the fleet better behaved, Mathew Foary take the lead with Steve Ede chasing very hard in second place.

After two rounds the race team ended the race so that boats could be back ashore before the tide went out. Overall Mathew took the overall first place as he had the best position in the last race.