2008 Lark Nationals Day 3

The Lark Championship Village awoke to another warm day with mist over the bay. Racing was postponed for an hour when the racing area became clear of mist with a steady North-East force 2.

Race 3 or the championship was initially led by overnight leaders Jeremy Stephens & Ellie Bremmer but they were called OCS. The lead was taken on by Chris Fish & Beth Condie despite being confused about not being able to see the gybe mark due to a RIB getting in the way. Matt White & Harri Steer pushed Fish & Condie all the way. Fish & Condie were a little confused at the finish and White & Steer having read the sailing instructions took their opportunity to win from Fish & Condie. Fish & Condie are currently protesting the Race Committee…

Further down the fleet, but only slightly, were Silver Fleeters Dan Watson & Harri Condie who are putting together their most impressive campaign yet. Another top ten placing was sufficient to make them pathfinder for race 4.

Watson & Condie took full advantage of being pathfinder to lead for the first lap of the race before a group of boats stole past on the next beat. The race was eventually taken by Emma Harris & Becky Priest with Chris Whitehouse & Jane Alexander in second and defending champs Steve Cumley & Birthday Girl, Eluned Jones in third. Watson & Condie continued their Silver Fleet dominance with a 10th place.

The Bronze Fleet is currently led by Jamie Mayhew & Tom Power with an 18 point advantage over Rob & Ruth Marlow.

One thing is for sure it is going to be a high scoring regatta and anybody could win this champs. Last nights Duckham’s dress, was won by Chris Whitehouse for a lobster pot incident from a fortunate Nigel Scott who was involved in the same incident!

Provisional Results

1st 2471 Matthew White & Harriet Steer, Waldringfield SC 11.0pts
2nd 2496 Steve Cumley & Eluned Jones, Barnt Green SC 13.0pts
3rd 2311 Emma Harris & Becky Priest, Waldringfield SC 14.0pts
4th 2491 Stephen Videlo & Chris Videlo, Waldringfield SC 17.0pts
5th 2464 Alan Krailing & Edd Mcardle, Waldringfield SC 17.0pts
6th 2487 Smashie Bennett & Nicola Booth, Staunton Harold SC 20.0pts

1st Silver - Dan Watson & Harri Condie, Waldringfield SC
1st Bronze - Jamie Mayhew & Tom Power, Waldringfield SC

Full results are available here.

Simon Cox - 29th July 2008

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