Lay Day in Kenya

Chips Howarth reports on the Black Flag situation affecting several crews.

Monday February 24th 2003, Author: Chips Howarth, Location: United Kingdom
Day 2 dawned hot and sunny (as usual) with a lighter 8-12 knot wind. The fleet seem to be getting more jittery, with a number of general recalls in both races (race 3 & 4 of the Championship).

We managed to make a clean start in race three and following a good first beat, led at the windard mark. We managed to maintain this from Paul Cullen to gain our third win of the series. Our regatta nose dived from here!!

In race 4, on a black flag start, we gained a very safe transit that we were below at start time. We were amazed to find our number on the chalk board following the subsequent general recall. Many people at the pin end felt the same thing as numbers were being taken by a moving RIB.

A protest has been lodged, to be heard Tuesday morning.

On top of this, the Mombassa Express (the local term for 'the shits!!') hit hard last night and a number of people (as well as myself) haven't ventured far from the safety of a loo seat on the lay day today!!

We have managed to fit a half day's deep sea fishing in today where Angus Hemmings landed a 60lb Sailfish.

Big day tomorrow, early protest followed by two more races. I think the series will start to take shape by Tuesday evening.

Chips

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 Helm Crew
race 1
race 2
race 3
race 4
score
GBR Dave Wade Richard Wagstaff
3
2
4
1
10
GBR Penny Gibbs Ian Gibbs
2
5
6
12
25
GBR Paul Cullen Gavin Tillson
9
6
2
9
26
FRA Franck Juin Bertrand Loyal
7
7
9
3
26
FRA Frederic Mouches Jean-Francois Nouel
12
10
15
4
41
GBR Chips Howarth Vyv Townend
1
1
1
BFD/39
42
GBR Jeremy Davy Norman Byrd
4
13
12
15
44
KEN John Trundell Peter Hime
8
16
10
14
48
IRL Shane McCarthy Phil McCusker
OCS/39
3
8
2
52
GBR Vincent Horey Jim Turner
6
4
BFD/39
5
54
GBR Angus Hemmings Steve Chesney
5
8
3
BFD/39
55
GBR Edwin Sadd Steve Kuhl
10
9
23
16
58
GBR Derian Chandler Andy Scott
11
23
11
13
58
GBR Phil Popple Doug Shore
17
20
18
10
65
GBR Ian Harrison David Broome
19
12
29
6
66
KEN Ben Schulz Nigel Shaw
22
11
16
25
74
IRL Philip Lawton Markham Nolan
14
24
13
23
74
GBR Alex Bale Jonathon Bale
23
21
20
11
75
SUI Kurt Venhoda Sonja Zaugg
DNF/39
14
17
7
77
KEN Don White Rob Allport
18
22
22
20
82
KEN Simon Woods Alastair Bush
16
19
30
17
82
FRA Pierre-Jean Gallo Pierre-Yves Robin
21
26
21
18
86
KEN Joachim Bebbington Roger Bebbington
26
18
19
27
90
SUI Adrian Huber Brigitte Mauchle
DNF/39
DNS/39
5
8
91
GBR David Mason Sam Pascoe
24
DNF/39
7
22
92
GBR Elaine Tudor Warren Tudor
13
27
32
24
96
IRL Louis Smyth Shane Mugan
27
29
26
19
101
GBR Andy Pearce Rachel Keeling
15
15
BFD/39
BFD/39
108
KEN Chris Shaw Alex Hurn
30
25
14
BFD/39
108
GBR Barrie Winship Rose Winship
31
30
24
28
113
KEN Omar Mbithi Steven Ogada
25
32
31
26
114
GBR Malcolm Davies Fiona Jump
20
17
BFD/39
BFD/39
115
GBR Keryn Henwood-Fox Gary Henwood-Fox
29
31
28
30
118
IRL Francis Rowan Ed Butler
32
33
25
29
119
GBR Martin Scarth Nigel Sheppard
28
RAF/39
33
21
121
KEN Graham Bush Harriet Bush
33
34
27
BFD/39
133
KEN Graham Alder Taryn Childs
35
35
34
32
136
IRL Corin Mackenzie Claudette Hall
34
36
35
31
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