King Quick move into the frame

After day three of the Murphy & Nye 1720 European Championship

Thursday September 8th 2005, Author: Becci Eplett, Location: Italy
Races 4, 5 and 6 of the Murphy & Nye 1720 European Championships were sailed today on stunning Lake Garda under the auspices of the Race Committee at Fraglia Vela Riva. After a short postponement to allow the Ora breeze to kick in (a little late on parade today) all three races were sailed in very tricky and unusually shifty conditions, with the breeze up and down anywhere between 6 and 15 knots.

Race 4 saw John Cooper and Bill Vance’s Oi! cross the finish line first having lead from the off after a blistering start on port. Ruairidh Scott was second in King Quick and Mike Evans sailing with Adam Winkelmann in Yoke was third.

Scott showed his metal in Race 5 and sailed himself into first place with Anthony O’Leary in Antix taking second from Maurice ‘Prof’ O’Connell and Des Faherty in Aquatack keeping the Irish flag flying in third place.

Simon Blake and his talented and popular young crew in Sworded Fish won the final race of the day, Race 6 of this eleven race series. This victory is all the more impressive as this is their first year in a 1720. Charles Swingland, another newcomer to the fleet was quite rightly delighted by his second place in Dark Side and Ruairidh was clearly not too disappointed with a solid third.

So a great day at the office for Ruairidh and the King Quick team. Scott now leads the fleet as we go into day 3 with local boy Robert Eckstein in second and Prof O’Connell third.

Results:

Pos Name Sailno R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Tot
1 KING QUICK GBR 1777 -5 1 5 2 1 3 11,5
2 DRUID MAGIC ITA 1720 4 2 2 15 6 -29 29,0
3 AQUATACK IRL 1804 -21 11 3 7 3 11 35,0
4 OI ! GBR 1715 8 9 13 1 -15 5 35,8
5 TWISTER GBR 1741 2 14 4 -16 8 9 37,0
6 WOW IRL 1759 1 3 12 13 9 -19 37,8
7 SWORDED FISH GBR 1767 -20 8 14 17 4 1 43,8
8 DARK SIDE GBR 1797 10 16 11 -21 5 2 44,0
9 MAD COW GBR 1742 3 7 6 -14 14 14 44,0
10 BOATS.COM GBR 1785 9 12 10 4 -17 15 50,0
11 KEY EVENTS IRL 1808 11 -20 8 9 12 10 50,0
12 YOKE IRL 1773 15 17 15 3 -27 4 54,0
13 TACKTICK GBR 1743 18 4 1 -26 10 23 55,8
14 ANTIX IRL 1807 16 6 (dsq) 24 2 8 56,0
15 MARTIN REILLY MOTORS IRL 1843 6 5 16 -20 16 17 60,0
16 GO FERRET GBR 1712 -28 13 9 11 20 7 60,0
17 LUVLY JUBLY GBR 1770 -26 10 22 5 18 6 61,0
18 G & T GBR 1710 14 -24 17 8 7 16 62,0
19 O'FIVER GBR 1702 13 15 -24 6 23 22 79,0
20 GOL/PURPLE MARINE.COM GBR 1790 7 -29 18 25 13 18 81,0
21 LA LICORNE GBR 1701 -22 18 20 12 19 12 81,0
22 THE FLYING DUCKMAN GBR 1773 (dsq) 21 19 10 24 21 95,0
23 INCOGNITO GBR 1798 12 22 21 22 21 -26 98,0
24 SPLASH TEST HONEYS GBR 1774 24 -28 7 23 26 24 104,0
25 BABBALAAS BACH GBR 1721 19 23 28 -30 22 13 105,0
26 LEMON IRL 1751 23 19 25 19 -28 20 106,0
27 KICK 'EM JENNY GBR 1789 17 25 23 27 -29 25 117,0
28 IT WASN'T ME IRL 1722 27 26 26 29 11 -30 119,0
29 STORM GBR 1766 25 27 27 18 25 -28 122,0
30 CELTIC CHALLENGER GBR 1704 29 30 (ocs) 28 30 27 144,0

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