K6 2012 Magic Marine Eurocup

Teams from The Netherlands were joined by boats from Germany, Belgium and a large contingent from the UK. Racing was on the Grevelingen inland sea sailing from the new Marina next to the village of Bruinesse. The racing took place over the 3 day early May bank holiday with 3 races starting late on Saturday followed by a 4 race day on Sunday finishing up early on Monday with 3 races. The race team headed up by Richard Dobson from the UK did an excellent job getting the fleet away on time and turning the races around in good time.

With a forecast that was not exactly inspiring the fleet rigged and set off for the first days racing, in the end it was a dry afternoon with a NE breeze varying between 8 and 12 knots. The team of Dave Hall, Paul & Ben Constable showed their hand early on by winning the first race, Peter Kirkby & Pete Clarke won the second with team Hall taking the gun on the final race of the day.

Day 2 and the breeze was in, a solid if a little cold 20 knot breeze from the North greeted the fleet. Jonathan Calascione, crewed by Myles Mence & Pyers Tucker revelled in the stronger winds to lead at the first mark, however they were overhauled downwind by team Hall who held the lead to the finish. Race 2 saw once again Team Kirby take the gun followed in by Ian Robson & Sandy Johnson and Team Calascione. The last 2 races of the day were taken by team Hall with the teams of Robson, Kirkby and Calascione all taking a share of the runner up spot. While team Hall was now leading the regatta the battle for 2nd was really on with any one of 4 boats in with a chance.

The 3rd and last day dawned with a complete change of weather and wind direction, a shifty patchy light wind from the south along with a rise in temperature was a welcome change for many. Dave Hall and his team stamped their name on the trophy by winning all 3 races after close fought battles with team Robson and team Kirkby. Neil Davidson & Andrew Younge enjoyed the lighter conditions to put in some strong results threatening the teams in 2nd and 3rd. With team Hall now unbeatable the fight for second was down to the wire and in the end it was Peter Kirkby and Pete Clark who got it by 2 points.

The event went off without a hitch with great on the water organisation and off the water social evenings. Thanks to Windfever for the planning and to Magic Marine for the goodies and prizes.


Race

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Gross

Discard x2

Nett

Position

Dave Hall, Paul & Ben Constable

GBR 166

1

2

1

1

5

1

1

1

1

1

15

7

8

1

Peter Kirkby & Pete Clark

GBR 216

3

1

4

12

1

2

2

2

4

2

33

16

17

2

Ian Robson & Sandy Johnson

GBR 162

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

4

2

3

26

7

19

3

Neil Dawson & Andrew Younge

GBR 214

4

4

5

4

4

8

5

6

3

4

47

14

33

4

Jonathan Calascione, Myles Mence & Pyers Tucker

GBR 156

5

7

8

3

3

7

10

3

6

11

63

21

42

5

Nick Jones & Mike Butler

GBR 213

8

8

7

5

6

4

4

5

7

9

63

17

46

6

Fraser Elms & Georgie Smith

GBR 214

6

6

6

11

7

6

7

11

5

5

70

22

48

7

Geert Cools

NED 215

7

5

3

7

10

9

6

6

10

6

69

20

49

8

Team Magic Marine

NED 102

13

11

10

10

8

5

9

7

8

7

88

24

64

9

Steve Liddel & Ian Liddell

GBR 105

10

9

9

8

9

12

11

9

9

10

96

23

73

10

Robert Kellner, Erika Aidelburger & Volker Grabow

GER 111

12

10

12

6

11

11

8

12

13

14

109

27

82

11

John Adcroft & Steve Dewberry

GBR 109

11

13

11

9

14

13

12

10

12

8

113

27

86

12

John Tabor & Chris Burrows

GBR 122

9

12

13

13

12

10

13

13

11

12

118

26

92

13



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