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2022 DeWALT Scorpion National Championship at Looe Sailing Club - Day 4

by Dave Elston 28 Jul 2022 05:02 UTC 24-29 July 2022

After the excitement of the last three days the fleet woke knowing the chances of racing were slim, but there was a chance, and the lightweights in the fleet had their fingers crossed.

At 9.30 we were told of a 4 hour postponement, but the forecast was for a light but steady southerly later on. So the fleet set about fancy dress prep, crabbing, boat bimbling and just generally enjoying a sunny day in Looe. The swags and shabs could be spotted enjoying a leisurely lunch and politely but firmly telling all the sailors to leave them alone and it was better when they were all away sailing!

At 2pm it wasn't looking great, but then the message came through to be ready for a 3pm launch, so boats were rigged and wetsuits donned. However at 3pm the wind still refused to settle and the call was made to cancel for the day. An impromptu beach volleyball competition was followed by a Q&A by reigning champions and regatta leaders Tom Gillard and Rachel Gray, alongside more pasties and beer care of main sponsor DeWALT. Afterwards, the fleet retired to prepare for the infamous Sheppey raffle in the evening.

So standings remain the same and we wait to see if the breeze will settle tomorrow and anyone can prevent Tom and Rach from completing a hat-trick of titles.

Results after Day 4:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st2013Bearley illegalTom GillardRachael GrayStaunton Harold SCGold11211-76
2nd2042P&BDave WadeBen RaynerDraycotGold3-4323314
3rd2051Mrs Bears BoatAlan KrailingSimon ForbesStuanton Harold SCGold22534-616
4th204550 shades of GrayPeter GrayRich PepperdineStaunton HaroldGold67162-1022
5th2040AmbushAndy McKeeStephen GrahamStaunton HaroldGold5-12656123
6th2028Blue StealRyan BuchananHannah BuchananLymington Town SCGold467-117529
7th2053 Matt BurgessRob GardnerNotts County SCGold(DNF)54148233
8th2039Inside VoiceNev HerbertKarl ThorneLymington Town SCGold109-18713443
9th1850Cream CrackerChris TurnerOllie FellowsLyme Regis SCGold88-401051243
10th2025What a wombat !Tom JeffcoatePenny JeffcoateChew Valley LakeGold9312129(DNC)45
11th2044TallulahSteve WalkerJerry HannabussPennine SCGold11109812-2350
12th2031Up Yours 2Peter CrowtherAndrew RosePennine SCSilver-2111164101353
13th1939Ice On FireAdrian SmithRob SmithCastle Cove SCGold141414-3617867
14th2014IntoxicatedAJ EatonChris EatonStarcrossGold22-25109211173
15th205TBAAngus HemmingsFraser HemmingsIndependentGold17(DNC)820221683
16th1969Water PleaseChris MartinJohn TailbyNotts County SCGold131528-28112086
17th2052Heart of GlassRob CageJohn ReayThames Sailing ClubGold26(DNF)11191931104
18th2048Liquid SpiritChris YatesDave BarkerIndependentSilver27(DNC)19162325108
19th2023Pincer MovementRichard SearleLucy SearleLymington Town SCSilver1620222924-32110
20th2005Drama QueenJanet RitchieAlan RitchieSidmouth SCGold19(RET)21233019111
21st1962 Thomas LonsdaleEmily Cole EvansWest Oxford SCGold2313-34321829114
22nd2017Another WombatJon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts County SCSilver2817-38242633126
23rd1988FAC51Russell WheelerLee MarriottIOSSCSilver2516-39222841129
24th2020Snap shackel & plopJames SalterEdward SteeleSidmouth SCSilver2919363120-47134
25th2004Discrete bananaJock FellowsAndrea FellowsCastle Cove SCSilver-411825173644136
26th2021Halcyon DazeAndy HaymanRichard GatehouseSidmouth SCSilver302132-403427142
27th1958Barbarians for breakfastNigel PotterJeremy StephensNotts County SCGold(DNC)DNC17181422144
28th2030Saline DripColin BradleyLuke BradleyPennine SCSilver312329-413538152
29th2001ZephrMalcolm JamesJake WillarsSouth Cerney SCSilver3828273031-42153
30th1951SideWinderFiona TaylorGordon TaylorLymington Town SCSilver20(DNC)35373728155
31st2043Rockin RollerBarry WolfendenAmy ClayNotts County SCGold12(DNC)37434626162
32nd2029Jac Y Ddraig GochRichard JonesMatthewe RaynerLlandudno SCBronze(DNC)RET23131540162
33rd1959Princes Tiger LylleMaciej MatyjaszczukMr RezisterWest Oxford SCSilver(RET)DNC20351617162
34th2024Big Bad WolfDebi GibsonSandra SmithCastle Cove SCSilver24(RET)30522934166
35th1981Highway StarDave ElstonNigel HuftonCastle Cove SCGold18(RET)DSQ154718173
36th2037P&B Race TeamVince HoreyFresh AbensternKing George SCGold7(DNC)1334DNF53179
37th1995SilverlodePeter RoseJohn RoseTenby SC / Chew ValleyGold(DNC)DNC24252535181
38th1858Groden MistressDuncan GregorJames HarcourtSBSCBronze(DNF)DNC26263224181
39th1970Custard TartEdward ParsonsTony HanlanEmsworth / Chipstead SCSilver40(DNC)43213943182
40th2015Touching the VoidJoanne MahyRichard BowersCastle Cove SCBronze3322414841-55184
41st1992Tangled Up In BlueWilliam PinnockCaroline MonkGlossop SCBronze3427514638-54195
42nd1936Bottyburp The BarbarianSimon HoldenJibriel BostanKing George SC / Island Barn SCBronze32244959(DNS)50210
43rd1052ShandyTom DanielAlison SheldrickHollingworth Lake SC/Hertford Count YCBronze4226544943(DSQ)213
44th1986Proper HuntSam WatsonAndy ThompsonEast Antrim Boat ClubGold(DNC)DNC3127DNC9216
45th2026Sneaky NinjaIan CadwallanderEllie DevereuxChew Valley LakeGold15(RET)44RETDNS14222
46th1931The BusinessKevin GoslingEsther BoudlerSidmouth SCGold46(DNC)DNC393337227
47th2049GuinevereDavid SnutchNick OrglesNotts County SCBronze43(DNC)52474446228
48th1912Pig on the wingWilliam WinterLaura Jane WinterCam SCBronze45(DNF)47454258233
49th2027A La CarteBella FellowsElinor PeggYealm YCBronze(RET)DNC333327DNC242
50th2036Head Over FeetRobert Campbell-GrayAngie ValeAlton WaterSilver36(DNC)5342DNC56258
51st1991It's me or the boatDavid BennettMartyn SmithChew Valley LakeSilver37(RET)485049DSQ258
52nd1932FrolicPhil WhiteJane WhiteBurghfieldSilver39(DNC)4557DNC49261
53rd1937The Bee's KneesMyles JacksonBill JacksonLlandegfedd SCSilver35(DNC)DNC384036263
54th2000Does my bum look big in this ?Helen AllenAndy WadsworthBrixham YCBronze44(DNC)61534865267
55th1929L'Espirit deTurnipMick GreenlandNick LightbodySheppy SC / Hunts SCSilver(DNC)DNC62445439270
56th1925PredatorMartyn DenchfieldCharlotte CotterGrafham Water SCSilver(DNC)DNC55604552283
57th1880Shock WaveChris MuxworthyEmma MuxworthyPennine SCBronze(DNF)DNC4258DNC48294
58th2011Must Try HarderPaul McHenryJohn HarlowNotts County SCBronze(RET)DNC57555160294
59th2032Shady LadySteven MitchellPolly MitchellHooe Point SCSilver(DNC)DNC5051DNC51298
60th1940Spitfire SummerNigel DenchfieldChristopher ClarkeGrafham Water SCBronze(DNC)DNC60545261298
61st1984FoenKevin NichollsAlex GreenNotts County SCSilver(DNF)DNC59565064300
62nd1943Blue MoonJohn MursellMatthew PalmerCastle Cove SCGold(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC15315
63rd1941Still CrazySteve CanadineSarah CanadineIndependentBronze(DNC)DNC46DNCDNC57324
64th1920Brief EncounterCillian DynePhill DyneNotts County SCBronze(DNC)DNC63DSQ5362324
65th19967aKay EcclestoneNigel DowickPorthpean SCBronze(DNC)DNC5861DNS63328
66th2019Poppy PollyAl SimDuncan SimSouth Cerney SCSilver(DNC)DNCDNSDNCDNC45342
67th1900Just DreamingPaul BeaconKelvin KirkhamPorthpean SCBronze(RET)DNC56DNCDNCDNC355
68th1972Red RoosterDave MachinAlex MachinNetley SCSilver(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC59356
69th1928Ozone FriendlyChris RansomeAndy HoughQueen Mary SCBronze(DNC)RETDNF62DNFDNC362
70thNew3 Michael HicksGeorgina HicksSalcombe YCSilver(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
70th1947Angel DustRichard JonesMatthew RaynerShotwick Lake SCSilver(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
70th1963Wizzy TooJames HockleyAlan ThompsonLough Foyle YCBronze(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
70th1977Cavallo Di GuerraColin KeoghDaniel BellLlandudno SCBronze(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375
70th1997PeachesRichard MasonSamantha MasonNotts County SCSilver(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC375

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