Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Nieuwpoort Day 5

Final Results

2nd Max Clapp
3rd Jamie Calder
5th Martin Wrigley
6th Arran Holman
11th Milo Gill Taylor
13th Clark Rutter
22nd Ryan Orr
23rd Rhys Lewis
27nd Sam Thomas
33rd Matt Thornton

Ross Banham and Jasmine Waite also made Gold fleet
William Hall won the Silver Fleet and HattyMorsley was third.

Teams all did very well sailing against a number of foreign worlds team sailors

Today's racing was shifty 4-7knots South by South East with tide going in the opposite direction.
The eventual winner was the local BEL who was lucky to escape a bad start and banged a corner robbing GBR of a podium finish .

The team all got towed in after the first race when a huge thunderstorm came in and massive hailstones the size of golf balls were seen at prize giving . The sailors found the insects that appeared on the race course when the WE breeze shut off and came in from the opposite direction very annoying . The coach pointed out that this was the first sign of a sea breeze as the insects  get transported out to sea and then dumped at a great height  on top of the sailors.

Big thanks to all the parents who transported RIB's to and from the event  and who assisted in the RIBs during the week. Particular thanks to Ravi who stepped in for Iain Calder, who is recovering well from winning the Scottish champs in a 29er with our Flanders coach Robbie Burns.

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