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06/10/2012
Inland Championships Grafham Water SC

  • 2012 Inlands
  • 2012 Inlands
  • 2012 Inlands
  • 2012 Inlands
  • 2012 Inlands

 

Flying in the face of a pitiful forecast for 0 – 3 knots of breeze for the weekend. Nine RS100s from as far as South Devon and North Wales made it to the start line at Grafham Water SC for the Inland Championships. Sadly the forecasters were spot on this time with breeze ranging from zero, to marginally more!


Alex Morrison proved little guys weren’t going to have it all their own way by winning Race 1 from Andrew Wilson and Greg Booth. Race 2 saw Chris Larr disappear over the horizon in the puffy unstable breeze from Huw Powell in 2nd and Alex in 3rd. With a big right shift, Race 3 became a one way street both uphill and down leaving no passing places; Chris won from Alex and Andrew.

 

Sunday morning was foggy with little promise of significant breeze, allowing overnight leader Alex to wonder whether the title was his… Surprising most of the 100 fleet, the Race Office then sent the fleet afloat in a dying breeze. Lap 2 of Race 4 was ‘raced’ in almost zero breeze with boats barely moving through the water. Alex saw the writing on the wall early and retired from 3rd place with Andrew winning from Chris and Greg. Races 5 and 6 were abandoned leaving Chris to be crowned 2012 Inland Champion.

 

RankFleetRankingSailNoHelmNameCrewNameClubR1
R2
R3
R4
TotalNettNotes
1st RS 100
176 Chris Larr
Northampton SC (5.0) 1.0 1.0 2.0 9.0 4.0
2nd RS 100
377 Andrew Wilson
Datchet Water SC 2.0 (4.0) 3.0 1.0 10.0 6.0
3rd RS 100
131 Alex Morrison
Leigh and Lowton SC 1.0 3.0 2.0 (10.0 DNC) 16.0 6.0
4th RS 100
240 Huw Powell
Red Wharf Bay 4.0 2.0 (5.0) 4.0 15.0 10.0
5th RS 100
172 Greg Booth
Port Dinorwic 3.0 (5.0) 4.0 3.0 15.0 10.0
6th RS 100
134 Mark Harrison
Gurnard SC 7.0 7.0 (9.0) 5.0 28.0 19.0
7th RS 100
303 Paul Luftman
Welnwood Sailing Club 6.0 8.0 6.0 (10.0 DNC) 30.0 20.0
8th RS 100
298 Al Hall
Netley SC 8.0 6.0 7.0 (10.0 DNC) 31.0 21.0
9th RS 100
421 Chris Conningham
Paignton SC 9.0 9.0 8.0 (10.0 DNC) 36.0 26.
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