First part of GUL RS Class Championships completed
The first half of the two week programme of RS class GUL National Championships finished at Mounts Bay SC on Friday. The RS 200, 300 and 600 classes completed their championships on a high note with ideal wind conditions.
With all the classes requiring the final days races to decide the final outcome, no lack of effort was evident,
In the RS200 class Geoff Carveth and Lesley Bennett started as overall leaders but Dave and Nicky Derby were still potential winners after their win on Thursday. Carveth and Bennett carefully shadowed their rivals, being able to afford a poor result as long as the Derbys did not manage a first or second. After this was achieved they were able to demonstrate their ability with a final race win.
In the RS300 fleet it was also a win in the penultimate race that confirmed the national title for Will Gulliver. He followed this with a final win to post a very consistent series.
The RS600 title went to Jason Belben. Fifth last year after having won the RS800 title with Mark Asquith, Jason returned to contest just the 600 title this year. Going into the final day Christian Reynolds had a chance of the title and in the penultimate race the pair were never far apart, with Reynolds finishing one place ahead in sixth. This was not enough and despite Reynolds winning the final race Belben was the new RS600 Champion.
Despite the light wind conditions, particularly earlier in the week the Mounts Bay SC race organization was able to keep on schedule and handled the three fleets with aplomb.
Final reports and results available here:-
RS200 National Championship report and results
RS300 National Championship report and results
RS600 National Championship report and results
RS200 photos from championship week
RS300 and 600 photos from championship week
The RS GUL national championships continue on Sunday with the start of the RS400, 700 and 800 classes.