Red Funnel Easter Challenge

News about coaching this weekend in Cowes plus latest entry list

Tuesday April 6th 2004, Author: Trish Jenkins, Location: United Kingdom
Around 75 boats are due to participate in the 13th Red Funnel Easter Challenge taking place in the Solent this Easter weekend.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) with assistance from the RYA, has once again arranged the unique coaching support for this Cowes based tuning regatta, allowing competitors on-the-water advice and post-race debriefs. This year, Eddie Warden Owen will join Jim Saltonstall and Barry Dunning to facilitate the training sessions on and off the water.

Regatta coach Jim Saltonstall comments: "The Red Funnel Easter Challenge offers competitors one of those rare occasions whilst racing, to get on-the-water coaching and advice on all aspects of what is possibly the most challenging sport in the world. The post racing de-brief works very well and is a unique feature of this regatta. For those who get involved, it is a chance to improve their personal performance more rapidly, learning more over three days than perhaps they would learn in three months. All aspects of the sport can be covered, especially during the video de-briefs which are held in Cowes Yacht Haven Media Centre as soon as possible after racing. We are prepared to take sail trimmers off their boats onto our RIB so that they can see the rig for themselves as well as exchange views with the 'couching' team!"

Racing starts at 1400 on Friday 9th April (2 races), at 1000 on both Saturday 10th (3 races) and on Easter Sunday 11th (2 races). A BBQ dinner at 1930 will follow a prizegiving for the first two days racing and the overall winners will receive Easter Eggs and special trophies on completion of the regatta at 1700 on Sunday. All functions will take place in the Boat Shed, Cowes Yacht Haven.

Entry list:

Yacht TCC Owner Type
Wolf 1.234 Glynn Williams Europrix 45
Too Steamy 1.175 Nick & Anne Haigh Farr 40
Minx 1.171 Andrew Ritchie & Alex Thomson Corby 41
El Gringo 1.158 Nick Hartshorn Ker 11.3
Minnie The Moocher 1.158 Anthony Richards Ker 11.3
Blue Belle 1.154 Michael Cover Ker 11.3
Eclipse VII 1.119 Hybrid Business Services Ltd Humphreys 12m
Hooligan V 1.108 Edward Broadway Max Fun 35
Exabyte 2 1.094 Jerry Otter IMX 40
Mankie 1.093 Jack Pringle IMX 40
Longbow 1.086 Army Sailing Association Prima 38
Kylidh 1.083 Guy Spurr Prima 38
Serendip 1.083 Paul King Prima 38
Playing Around 1.078 Peter Robson First 40.7
Magnum II 1.078 Andrew Pearce IMX 40
Mystery 1.077 407 Racing First 40.7
Salvo 1.073 Peter Morton Sydney 36
Euphorix 1.072 Paul & Joanna Dentskevich First 40.7
Shockwave 1.072 Nick Lutte First 40.7
Tarka 1.071 Nick Jones First 40.7
Leopard 1.067 Formula 1 Sailing Reflex 38
In X Celsis 1.059 Peter Jones X 119
Sanguma 1.047 Chris Walmsley Ker 31
Kier Building with Flair 1.045 Jim MacGregor Elan 40
Barking Mad 1.045 Stuart Greenfield Swan 40
Voodoo Chile 1.043 Eamon Crosbie Ker 32
Malice 1.04 Michael J Moxley HOD 35
Zarafa 1.038 Peter Scholfield HOD 35
Capitali$m 1.037 Tim Harrington HOD 35
Hazard Chase 1.037 H20 Yachting Keith Greenwood
Parthia 1.034 Andrew Scurr Lightwave 395
Jeronimo 1.032 Jonathan & Lisa Goring J 109
Jumunu 1.032 Alistair Ray J 109
Minx 2 1.031 Johnathan Gardiner First 36.7
Brightwork 1.019 Brenie Bingham W 30
Slingshot 1.016 Shaun Murphy J 105
Diablo - J 1.013 Gary Fry & Nick Martin J 105
Jo Jo Gunne 1.013 Richard Creer J 109
Dragonfly Too 0.999 Mike Ridley X 332
Scarlet Jester 0.997 Jamie Muir SJ 320
Bellerophon of Wight 0.995 Amanda Bradbeer Sigma 38
Gauntlet of Tamar 0.995 Royal Naval Sailing Association Sigma 38
Mustigo II 0.995 Stephen Scholefield Sigma 38
Zebedee 0.993 Bill Howard Sunfast 37
X-To-Sea 0.991 Steve Maine X 332
Panache 0.991 Nicola MacGregor Elan 333
Evelyn R 0.983 Rory Carter & Jon Yorke Elan 333
Leo Lady 0.961 Graham Nixon Sigma 362
Software Mistress 0.956 Ian Maclean Sigma 362
Drakes Drum 0.92 Terry Rowe Corby 25
Sareema 0.898 Robert McLeod Fulmar
Curved Air 0.885 David Sprague, Gareth Morris & Rob Mason Impala
Audacious 0 David Wadsworth Europrix 35
Rebel 0 David Franks & Duncan Morris Europrix 45
2XL 0 David Murrin Farr 40
Bear of Britain 0 Kit Hobday & Tim Louis Farr 52
Yes! 0 Adam Gosling First 44.7
Kerisma 0 Stephen Bromley Ker 11.3
Alice 0 Simon Henning Mike Henning
I've had Ya Mumm 0 Edd Clayson & John Gimson Mumm 30
Offbeat 0 Ian Gill Mumm 30
Zzing 0 Bob Fisher Mumm 36
Fat Diva 0 Roger Lee Prima 38
Festina Lente 0 Philip Meakins Sigma 38

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