Aldeburgh Yacht Club / East Coast K6 Open meeting

16 & 17 May 2015



A record 12 boats attended the AYC Open meeting held over 16 / 17 May, the second K6 regatta of the season after Hayling Island in April and the ‘shake down’ event before Lake Garda at the end of June.

The weather was kind with no rain and a gusty 12-15 knts north westerly on Day 1 followed by a slightly lighter but equally fluky westerly on Day 2.

The first start on Saturday was at 13.00 hrs with Race Officer Simon Fulford laying the course upstream of the anchorage with the windward mark in the vicinity of the Stanny racing mark giving beats against the ebb and fast downwind legs. Neil Davison and Andrew Yonge in Airshock 2 made the early running in Race 1 before Lawrence and Luka Crispin were lifted into the top mark on the last lap to secure their first bullet. Two more followed but with Neil Fulcher and James Polson in 222 in contention enabling them to claim 3 successive 2nd places over the afternoon. 20 degree shifts and a strong tide made for some technical sailing and some good close racing particularly in the middle order.

After a Pimms reception the Club hosted a scenic dinner appreciated by all.

The westerly on Day 2 was more difficult for the Race Officer but there was general relief to return to the Stanny reach rather than racing in the moorings and as it turned out there was perfectly adequate beating to be had as well as contrasting conditions to the previous session due to the strong flood tide changing the dynamic.

Some minor gear problems on launching prevented the whole fleet taking part on Day 1 but there was a full compliment out at 10.30 hrs for the start of Sunday’s racing. 12 boats, good breeze and tide under the starters made for difficult conditions on the line but only Race 5 was recalled and otherwise no OCS’s!

After an enforced lay day (jib halyard!) and the loss of 3 races, Peter Kirkby and Georgie Smith – sailing together in the absence of their regular crews! - brought real competition to the front and lead Race 4 to the last mark before being reeled in by Messrs Crispin! Team Fulcher followed closely in 3rd – which order was repeated in the 5th race. With the breeze dropping the last race saw Lawrence and Luka post a perfect 6th bullet, Fulcher / Polson in 2nd and Davison / Yonge taking another 3rd which was the same positions as the overall Regatta podium places scored out – quality to the top but commiserations to Peter and Georgie for what could have been……….!!

New owners Simon Sydenham in 211 and Mike Trueman in 172 sailed consistently and took creditable 4th and 8th places respectively.

Lawrence and Luka Crispin retain the title they won last year and were presented The Fenwick Challenge Cup by Tikkii Mawson, Vice Commodore, AYC.

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Rating system: PY, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Boat

Sail No.

Club

Helm Name

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st

Bubbles II

159

Stone SC

Crispin, Lawrence & Luka Crispin

(1.0)

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

6.0

5.0

2nd

 

220

Stone SC

Fulcher, Neil & James Polson

2.0

2.0

2.0

(3.0)

3.0

2.0

14.0

11.0

3rd

Airshock 2

214

Hayling

Davison, Neil & Andrew Yonge

3.0

3.0

(8.0)

5.0

6.0

3.0

28.0

20.0

4th

Back in Black

211

AYC

Sydenham, Simon & Gavin Marshal

4.0

5.0

3.0

4.0

7.0

(9.0)

32.0

23.0

5th

Cloud Nine

162

AYC

Fulford, Stephen & Sandy Johnson

9.0

4.0

6.0

(13.0 DNF)

5.0

5.0

42.0

29.0

6th

Galloper

213

AYC

Jones, Nick & George

5.0

6.0

5.0

(13.0 DNF)

8.0

7.0

44.0

31.0

7th

Overdraught

109

WSC

Cox, Simon &Steve Dewberry

6.0

8.0

4.0

6.0

(9.0)

8.0

41.0

32.0

8th

Red Shank

172

Ocford SC

Tureman, Miek & Martin Gibson

6.0

8.0

4.0

6.0

(9.0)

8.0

41.0

32.0

9th

Pippi

216

Queen Mary

Kirkby, Peter & Georgie Smith

(13.0 DNC)

13.0 DNC

13.0 DNC

2.0

2.0

4.0

47.0

34.0

10th

Rondar Demo

146

AYC

Liddell, Martin, Francois & Nick Bell

7.0

9.0

9.

9.0

(11.0)

11.0

56.0

45.0

11th

Yorkie II

204

AYC

Liddell, Steve & Ian

(13.0 DNC)

13.0 DNC

13.0 DNC

7.0

10.0

10.0

66.0

53.0

12th

Porkies II

105

AYC

Cooper, Alex & Richard Addison

(13.0 DNC)

10.0

10.0

10.0

12.0

12.0

67.0

54.0



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