K6 National Championships 2012 - RTYC

K6 National Championship 2012 - Royal Torbay Yacht Club - 16/9/12

Day 1 and 2

Torbay greeted the K6 fleet with sunshine and a light westerly breeze for day one of their 2012 championship. 2 races were held with the 2011 champions Dave Hitchcock and Ian Nicholson taking the gun in both. Behind them the order of the day was inconstancy but it was Peter Shaw and Martin Fidgeon showing good downwind speed who ended the day in 2nd.

Day 2 and the wind had kicked in, the forecast was 15 to 20 knots but once the fleet arrived on the start line it was a good 25 with streaks of pressure and gusts coming off the land. The 3 races became a case of survival or not in many cases with a number of boats retiring from either fatigue or gear issues. It was left to some of the veterans of the class to show the fleet around with the teams of Jonathan Calascione, Myles Mence & Piers Tucker and Ian Robson, Sandy Johnson & Paddy Daniels sharing the wins.

The third day dawned and Torbay could have been a different place from the previous one. Flat calm greeted the fleet as the boats launched, but a confidant Race officer was determined to start on time. He was correct in is trust of the forecast and the 21 teams were treated to 3 races in sunshine and a 8 – 10 knot breeze. The previous days events had put pay to many of the usual suspects one would expect to see at the front of the fleet so it was a chance for them to claw back some points. Making up for a disastrous second day Dave and Ian won 2 of the days races with local super stars Julian Cook, Caroline Aisher & Richie Leonard taking the gun in the other. It was however the consistent sailing of Ian, Sandy and Paddy that at the end of day three put them in the top spot. With the wind being lighter the team of Jonathan, Myles & Piers who were overnight leader struggled in the conditions.

The last day of the championship brought similar wind conditions but definitely no sunshine, the first race of the day saw a new team come to the front of the fleet with Robin Richardson & Will Hussey sailing a blinder down the run to win. The last race of the day and the championship was won by Dave and Ian but Ian, Sandy & Paddy did enough with a 3 and 5 the keep their lead and become the 2012 K6 champions.

A great 4 days racing and social events run impeccably by the team from RTYC. A big thanks to the club and especially all the volunteers on the boats and on the shore.

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Series Place Sail No Helm Crew Club Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10
1 162 Ian Robson Sandy Johnson & Paddy Daniels Aldeburgh YC 23 4 22 2 1 2 3 3 8 3 5
2 155 David Hitchcock Ian Nicholson Hayling Island SC 35 1 1 22 22 22 1 6 1 2 1
3 206 Julian Cook Caroline Asher & Richie Leonard Royal Torbay YC 35 8 13 4 3 3 14 1 5 7 4
4 209 Peter Shaw Martin Fidgeon Carsington SC 39 3 2 9 8 4 15 8 2 12 3
5 156 Jonathan Calascione Myles Mence & Pyers Tucker Itchenor SC 49 2 7 1 2 1 11 13 12 15 15
6 154 Peter Dann Dominic Stanislaus & Adrian Stanislaus Itchenor SC 52 5 16 5 4 22 5 5 6 6 22
7 159 David Smithwhite Martin Wedge Hayling Island SC 57 6 17 8 5 5 10 11 7 10 6
8 172 Robin Richardson Will Hussey Itchenor SC 59 9 14 6 6 8 6 10 14 1 13
9 208 Neil Fulcher Lawrence Crispin Stone SC 72 12 3 22 22 22 2 16 3 4 10
10 220 Dave Hall Laura Hall & Christine Slater Thorpe Bay YC 73 7 4 22 22 22 8 7 4 14 7
11 214 Neil Davison Andrew Yonge Itchenor SC 75 13 10 14 13 10 12 9 10 9 2
12 166 Fraser Elms Georgie Smith Hayling Island SC 76 18 9 13 9 11 4 15 13 8 9
13 200 Neil Harris Garry Phare Royal Torbay YC 78 10 5 22 22 22 7 12 9 5 8
14 216 Peter Kirkby Richard Barker Queen Mary SC 79 14 15 7 12 9 13 2 11 11 14
15 20 Paul Fisk Phil Bennett Stone SC 80 16 19 12 7 7 9 4 16 13 12
16 157 Ben Richards Michael Ewart-Smith Royal Yacht Squadron 101 17 11 10 11 13 16 14 15 16 11
17 213 Nick Jones Mike Butler & George Jones Aldeburgh YC 105 15 6 3 22 6 18 17 18 22 22
18 137 David Wood Debs Wolton & Frances Wood Stone SC 124 19 18 11 10 12 20 20 19 19 16
19 135 Phillip Waterfall Helen Yates & Sue Shaw St Mawes SC 140 20 8 22 22 22 19 19 17 17 18
20 122 John Tabor Chris Burrows Oxford SC 153 21 20 22 22 22 17 18 20 18 17
21 16 Paul Young Pete Mitchell Itchenor SC 155 11 12 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22


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