Tricky Carnac

Antihill Mob continue to lead at the B14 Europeans

Sunday August 30th 2009, Author: Mark Barnes, Location: United Kingdom
Day 3 started with a promising 5-6 knot thermal breeze. The day was to prove a tricky one with most of the front runners gaining high scores.

Race 5 started with a general recall allowing the late arrivals a chance to race. The restart had most of the fleet at the committee boat end with just Simmons&Simmons (Mark Watts/George Morris) flying off the pin end to the lucky left. This found them in the enviable position of having a considerable lead at the top mark. All those going left gained also. With the event leaders coming in amongst the main body of the fleet this was looking good for Simmons&Simmons. In the second round they tried a loose cover over most of the fleet but in the end this proved to be their downfall. Seavolution1 (Mark Barnes/Pete Nicholson) siggled down low to gain the advantage and the race with Pinky and Perky (Alan Davis/Toby Barsley Dale) working through to second. Simmons&Simmons faultered into third.

Race 6 started with a bit more pressure and a steadier breeze. The fleet got away first time with Dryshirt (Phil Sutherland/Kevin Rutherford) reaching the top mark in prime spot. The left was favourite for the front runners with Anthill Mob (Tim Harrison/Jonny Radcliffe), Moby (Rod Boswijk/\Sharon Binney), SailSport (Tony Blackmore/Charlotte Jones) reaching the top mark in close order. At the bottom mark the Anthill Mob came in from the left with SailSport coming in from the right into second. The final beat saw SailSport took the lead at the top mark with the rest of the front runners close behind . SailSport again went right with the Anthill Mob going left and into 1st place at the last mark. SailSport came in on some breeze into second but in protecting their position on the reach to the finish allowed Sketch (Dave Hayes/Richie Bell) flying their kite into second with SailSport in third.

Race 7 saw the fleet at the pin end with the Dynamic Sails/Aussies (Chris Bibby/Scott Cunningham) cheering as they rounded the top mark in first place. Down to the leeward mark the Anthill Mob overhauled Dynamic Sails again going left. The final beat found the Anthill Mob and Winged Monkey (Mark Elkington/Charlie Game) going left with Sketch hitting the right. Top mark was the Anthill Mob leading from Sketch with Winged Monkey and Leaky Pipes (Chris Fermor/Gerry Brown) in close proximity. At the leeward mark it remained the same with the crucial reach to the finish seeing the top three remain the same, the Anthill Mob with Sketch and Winged Monkey with Dynamic Sails making a late charge into fourth followed by Seavolution 1.

The last day is going to be a big one with the top 5 all looking to take the Euro crown. More breeze and more sun will surely make this another epic B14 Flying Circus finale.

Results:

Pos Helm Crew Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Tot Net
1 HARRISON Tim RATCLIFFE Jonny GBR 4 1 3 7 7 1 1 17 24
2 HAYES David BELL Richie GBR 2 3 6 2 12 2 2 17 29
3 EMMETT Mark STUART Allan GBR 7 4 2 1 6 10 8 28 38
4 DAVIS Alan BARSLEY DALE Toby GBR 1 9 5 5 2 14 6 28 42
5 BARNES Mark NICHOLSON Peter GBR 3 DSQ 9 3 1 9 5 30 66
6 CRAIG Nick LEWIS Toby GBR 5 2 1 9 10 4 10 31 41
7 WATTS Mark MORRIS Georges GBR 11 5 8 4 3 16 15 46 62
8 MC GRATH Will MC GRATH Matt GBR 8 7 15 8 15 5 11 54 69
9 HOLLINGSWORTH Steve MURPHY Chris GBR 9 12 10 14 4 18 9 58 76
10 MURRAY Phil RUTHERFORD Kevin GBR 15 8 7 12 18 6 12 60 78
11 ELKINGTON Mark GAME Charlie GBR 12 11 14 16 11 11 3 62 78
12 WELLS Henry CHILD Trevor GBR 13 15 4 11 17 7 30 67 97
13 CADRE Alain CADRE Francois FRA 6 17 12 15 14 12 14 73 90
14 BROWN Géraldine FERMOR Leaky GBR DPI 10 20 10 22 15 7 84 106
15 COWIN Daniel BENNETT Rachel GBR 17 6 11 6 25 24 21 85 110
16 BOSWIJK Rod BINNEY Sharon GBR 19 13 13 DPI 16 8 26 86 112
17 KAACK Steven BLACKWELL Lizzie GBR 14 16 24 18 9 17 18 92 116
18 WILLARD Alexander HOLLANDS Dan GBR 16 18 21 20 13 21 17 105 126
19 BLACKMORE Tony JONES Charlotte GBR DNF DNF 16 OCS 8 3 16 115 151
20 LAMBERT Piers BATT Mark GBR 21 21 17 OCS 23 20 13 115 151
21 BIBBY Chris CUNNINGHAM Scottland AUST 10 14 DNF DNF 20 OCS 4 120 156
22 PERIE Jean baptiste DUCHASTENIER Walter FRA DNF 19 19 29 5 30 19 121 157
23 LANGEBERTEAUX Anne-elisabeth LANGEBERTEAUX Eric FRA 25 20 18 17 19 23 31 122 153
24 DUFLOS Mickael SCOUARNEC Anthony FRA 24 22 22 19 21 29 22 130 159
25 RICHARDS Thomas LAURIOT PREVOST Antoine FRA 22 23 25 21 24 19 24 133 158
26 GAME Sam GRUITT Tom GBR 20 27 27 DPI 32 22 23 147 179
27 STANSBURY Darren BENNETT Peter GBR DPI 25 29 26 34 13 27 151 185
28 WALTER Lucy THOMPSON Andrew GBR 23 26 26 23 26 31 29 153 184
29 LECAM Sebastien LE CAM Sophie FRA 26 DNS 31 31 27 28 20 163 199
30 DUCARROIR Christophe MEZIERES Eric FRA DPI 24 30 22 30 26 DNF 165 201
31 SHERRATT Kathy BARSLEY DALE Dawn GBR 28 28 33 DPI 29 27 25 168 201
32 PRICE Bonny STORER Alistair GBR 30 29 28 25 28 32 28 168 200
33 ELLIOT Holman NASH Elisabeth Jane GBR 32 30 23 30 31 25 33 171 204
34 LE CORGUILLE Philippe SUDRIE Erwann FRA DNF 31 32 28 33 33 32 189 225
35 SMITH George HARRIS Trevor GBR 31 32 DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 207 243

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