A short report by David Munro
R10r National Championships – 9/10 June – POOLE (Longham) 2012
It was disappointing that we only had an entry of 7 for this event. The weather was reasonably kind over the course of the two days and allowed 34 races to be sailed. The Saturday proved quite exciting with skippers ending the day on 3rd suit and some even went down to 4th suit if they had such a suit. The south westerly wind direction meant that the windward mark had to be set fairly far out, testing the skipper’s eyesight but all seemed to cope OK after a bit of practice. The day finished at race 18 with Dave Andrews leading Peter Wiles by 6 points.
We gathered for day 2, and what a contrast. The wind had moved 180o, it had died to the extent that top suit was sometimes not enough and it was dull and damp. We were, however lucky with the weather and only suffered one short spell of heavier rain throughout the day. Good eyesight remained a desirable factor but this time it was the leeward mark that was the most taxing. Peter Wiles had a good day all round and managed to wrest the lead from Dave Andrews.
Peter managed to win 16 races, Dave Andrews achieved 9, Hugh McAdoo 4, Graham Fraser 3 and Lester Gilbert 2.
Peter Wiles Poole 52 points 1st
Dave Andrews Hampton Court 56 points 2nd
Hugh McAdoo Guildford 79 points 3rd
Lester Gilbert Buchaness 91 points 4th
Graham Frazer MYSA 107 points 5th
Phillip Wiles Poole 196 points 6th
Ian Garner Poole 201points 7th
David Munro RO
(Thanks to the Poole RYC for hosting this event- MYA Race Team)