Very Post Nationals rundown

Okay, okay so I completely failed at blogging at the nationals. Truth is I was having a bit too much fun!

Castle Cove showed all 70 odd boats how to run a great Moth event, with all the volunteers putting in a huge effort making us feel welcome with bacon sarnies galore, the most massive bbq I’ve ever seen and some top notch racing to boot.

The Moth fleet over here has really come along in the last few years with the spread of abilities really tightening up. I think a lot of this is down to just how sailable the boats are now, letting people crack on and learn to race the boat rather than worrying about keeping it in the water! Reliability has also come on hugely, with big Friday seeing winds over 25 knots and barely any epoxy or grinding to be seen or heard.

I had a very mixed few days which started with a big lack of upwind abilities. I was really struggling to get any fullness out of my 16 upwind (plus side, downwinds we’re veeery fast!) and was losing up more than I was gaining down and with the top 30 all being capable Moth sailors meant it was a lot harder to get yourself back in the game.
The windy day went a lot better than I expected with no problems downwind, but my overpowered sail was really causing trouble leading me to get the saw out on my prodder overnight! Saturday saw me back on it a bit more with a bit more all round pace. I bought a used Raptor from Team Ireland (thanks Rory!) on Saturday night and rigged it up with Gio’s CST Elite3 and suddenly could go upwind again having my best result of the week in 7th. Unfortunately this followed with my worst race of the week where I couldn’t do anything right and had to wipe out avoiding traffic in the leeward gate.

So a real mixed bag. Loads of potential in the boat and always faster downhill than the boats I was around and after a couple of days of ‘tuning/biggest event of the year’ I was starting to get Rocket uphill too. If I’m going to continue with any delusions I may have of still being competitive I really need to get back on the rig development and maybe go sailing every now and again (having doubled my time on the water this year at the Nats!)

Final Results:

Place Points Sail No Helm Club
27 Jun 27 Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 28 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jun 29 Jun 29 Jun 30 Jun 30 Jun 30 Jun
1 14 4047 Robert Greenhalgh Stokes Bay SC 1 1 1 1 (4) 2 1 2 2 2 1 (59/RET)
2 18 7 Chris Rashley Royal London Yacht Club (3) 2 2 2 1 (3) 2 3 1 1 2 2
3 31 3985 Simon Hiscocks Castle Cove Sailing Club 2 7 4 3 (10) 1 3 1 5 (9) 4 1
4 38 3980 Mike Lennon HISC 4 5 3 (6) 3 (6) 5 5 4 3 3 3
5 62 3942 Jason Belben Stokes Bay Sailing Club 8 4 (9) 5 7 7 6 (11) 8 6 5 6
6 69 3982 Ben Paton Lymington 5 3 6 17 (27) (74/DNC) 7 9 3 4 10 5
7 79 40 Tom Offer Rock 11 (16) 5 8 2 4 (65/OCS) 13 6 7 15 8
8 81 3795 Peter Barton Royal Lymington YC 12 9 (17) 9 5 12 8 6 7 5 8 (15)
9 92 3945 Eelco Boers de roerkoning 13 11 12 7 12 11 4 4 11 (14) (16) 7
10 98 3941 Gareth Davies stone sailing club 10 6 16 10 11 9 9 7 10 (41) (28) 10
11 102 4037 Jason Russell HISC 6 12 10 12 8 8 14 10 13 (16) 9 (16)
12 119 5 Mike Cooke South West Cider Squad 9 15 11 19 18 (74/DNC) 11 8 9 12 7 (28)
13 142 3916 James Phare Queen Mary SC 7 20 (40) 4 6 5 20 19 15 21 25 (38)
14 147 3607 Olivier Vidal (21) 17 20 11 13 13 21 12 12 17 11 (25)
15 151 3729 Phillip Kasermann 15 10 (30) 13 15 10 15 14 14 (30) 19 26
16 158 3972 Yann Andrillon ASNQ 18 18 19 18 14 15 10 16 17 (25) 13 (27)
17 163 4033 Ricky Tagg Hayling Island 17 8 7 (32) 21 21 30 29 (58/RET) 11 6 13
18 165 3622 Fabien Froesch SNG 16 13 13 (23) 22 19 16 15 (24) 19 23 9
19 175 3614 Doug Pybus QMSC 14 23 (26) 21 16 17 12 17 23 (29) 21 11
20 180 3944 Richard Westbury Bartley SC (33) 21 14 (26) 20 18 13 23 26 15 18 12
21 191 3711 Dan Ward Frensham Ponds 20 19 (35) 14 9 14 25 30 16 20 (35) 24
22 204 3981 Simon Reynolds Whitstable Yacht Club 22 (30) 24 16 17 16 23 25 20 (32) 24 17
23 224 3592 Rory Fitzpatrick NYC/RYC 24 24 36 20 33/RET (74/DNC) 18 21 22 (62/OCS) 12 14
24 247 3870 Ollie Holden HISC 25 25 22 25 25 22 27 24 28 24 (31) (31)
25 252 3764 Dan Vincent Stokes Bay Sailing Club 32 (33) 23 > 22 19 23 26 (33) 31 18 29 29
26 254 3915 Good Morgan BRYC 28 32 27 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 22 22 33 8 22 19
27 257 3684 Sven Kloppenburg RSV/SCR 31 26 25 36 (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 28 28 25 22 14 22
28 269 940 Kevin Ellway 26 40 15 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 32 36 29 10 20 20
29 295 3947 Leigh Albrecht QMSC 23 27 31 40 (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 31 26 34 35 30 18
30 300 4042 Giovanni Galeotti RYCB 29 44 42 15 23 24 39 31 19 34 (46) (59/RET)
31 323 3718 Anthony Rezzoug ASNQ (58/RET) 29 48 41/RET (74/DNS) 29 24 20 18 37 40 37
32 328 3943 Richard Edwards Parkstone YC 27 45 28 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 17 18 41 44 33 34
33 328 4045 Matthew Ponsford HISC 36 35 34 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 33 34 30 28 34 23
34 332 3766 Alex Koukourakis Eastbourne Soverign SC 58/RET 56/RET 37 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 19 27 21 26 26 21
35 337 3635 John Chambers Coal Harbour 37 34 32 (74/DNC) 24 27 34 37 (43) 38 38 36
36 350 3995 Graham Simmonds 38 36 21 (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 29 32 27 36 27 30
37 362 3849 Constantijn Weber 40 41 (47) 34 28 28 37 42 36 33 (45) 43
38 366 3730 Jon Peats Castle Cove Sailing Club (58/RET) 37 50 30 26 25 35 38 38 (57) 43 44
39 383 3946 Paul Beard Queen Mary SC 35 ass=”seriespoints row0040″ title=”Normal finisher”>39 33 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 36 41 40 39 39 40
40 384 3940 Jo Evans Stokes Bay Sailing Club 39 42 29 (74/DNS) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 38 44 37 13 36 32
41 390 3830 John Clifton Shoreham SC 42 43 41 33 33/RET (74/DNC) (57) 39 32 42 52 33
42 405 3891 David Edwards TATA Steel SC 19 14 8 31 30 20 61/RET (74/DNS) (74/DNS) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
43 423 3715 Chris Jeeves 51 50 (53) 35 31 (74/DNC) 40 45 46 31 49 45
44 425 3758 Jono Pank Castle Cove Sailing Club 41 38 49 38 33/RET (74/DNC) (55) 43 42 43 47 51
45 433 3924 Tim Penfold HISC 30 28 38 27 (74/DNC) 30 61/RET (74/DNS) 74/DNS 74/DNC 32 39
46 448 3935 Claire Gavigniaux 50 49 46 37 32 31/RET 54 51 48 (55) (56) 50
47 449 3674 Neil Baker HISC 34 22 18 24 29 26 (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
48 450 3914 Ole Frey 43 47 44 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 41 48 44 40 55 47
49 455 3605 Cameron Stewart HISC 44 48 57/RET 28 33/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 50 45 54 48 48
50 455 3994 Damien Le Houerou 45 46 52 (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 44 40 35 47 37 35
51 496 3432 Kyle Stoneham TBYC 47 52 54 39 33/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 52 54 49 61 55
52 498 42 Phil Oligario Stokes Bay SC 56 56/RET 45 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 43 46 49 74/DNC 42 46
53 513 3601 Hans Rasmussen lass=”seriesclub row0054″> 52 54 56 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 47 54 51 50 54 54
54 522 4043 Paul Hayden 48 56/RET 39 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 42 35 39 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
55 531 3312 Miles Burrage TBYC 54 53 55 41/RET (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 56 55 53 52 60 52
56 536 3893 Tom Lambert 49 51 51 (74/DNS) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 45 49 58/RET 74/DNC 44 41
57 539 3632 Martin Fear Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club 46 31 43 29 33/RET (74/DNC) 61/RET (74/DNS) 74/DNS 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
58 543 3106 Helen Rollinson Castle Cove Sailing Club 53 56/RET (74/DNS) 41/RET (74/DNC) 74/DNC 51 53 52 48 59 56
59 552 3759 Nic Streatfeild Rutland 55 56/RET (74/DNC) 41/RET (74/DNC) 74/DNC 49 56 58/RET 46 58 59/RET
60 566 3959 Paul Goodison (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 27 17 4
61 584 3861 Annalise Murphey (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 46 47 47 56 50 42
62 597 3757 Andrew Blee Draycote Water SC (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 48 58 50 45 51 49
63 623 3837 David Simmonds Hayling Island SC (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNS 74/DNC 74/DNC 58 57 55 51 53 53
64 649 3254 Keri Harris (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 59 59 56 60 62 57
65 656 3665 Unknown (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 23 41 74/DNC
66 659 3763 Simon Philbrick Poole YC (74/DNS) (74/DNS) 74/DNS 74/DNS 74/DNC 74/DNC 53 74/DNC 57 58 63 58
67 s=”seriesntpts row0068″>664 3495 Stuart Scott scalingdam 57 55 (74/DNC) (74/DNS) 74/DNC 74/DNC 50 74/DNC 58/RET 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
68 666 395 Jim McMillan (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 52 60/RET 74/DNS 53 57 74/DNC
69 712 3621 Ken Barker Parkstone YC (74/DNS) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNS 74/DNC 74/DNC 60 60/RET 74/DNS 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
70 725 3954 Unknown (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 59 74/DNC 74/DNC
71= 740 3437 Unknown (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
72= 740 3946 Paul Beard Queen Mary SC (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC
73= 740 3934 Damien Le Houerou ASQ (74/DNC) (74/DNC) 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 74/DNC 7
4/DNC
74/DNC 74/DNC

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