K6 Nationals 2011 - Royal Cornwall Yacht Club

The K6 fleet travelled to Cornwall and were hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Falmouth for their 2011 Championship. The 4 day event was to be a mix of windward – leeward courses and a one off ‘Round the harbour’ race - plus of course the evening dinners and entertainment. The first day out in Falmouth Bay gave the fleet of 23 K6s a lively day with a blustery and sometimes wet breeze reaching gusts of 30 knots.

Day one and true to form the first race was a battle of the 3 favourites with Dave Hitchcock & Ian Nicholson coming out on top followed by Ian Robson, Sandy Johnson & Simon Tonks and Neil Fulcher & Lawrence Crispen.

However the second race turned on its head a few times as the strong wind caused a few dramatic moments. Dave & and Ian held onto the lead but were followed into the finish closely by the team of Dave Hall, Gary Fare & Beate Pohlar.

With a gale blowing on the second day and not much sign of it easing racing was cancelled allowing the fleet to become tourists for the day.

With the loss of the 2 races and the harbour race four races were sailed on day three. The bright and breezy day forecast arrived as promised. The North West wind off the shore gave both the competitors and Race team some challenges but both seem to cope admirably. Dave & Ian took 3 of the days races with Ian, Simon & Sandy the other. Neil & Lawrence should have taken the 3rd race of the day but mis-counted the number of laps. Dave, Beate & Gary also managed to give away a 1 minute lead after finding the only patch in the middle of the final downwind leg with light wind. At the end of the day and with only 2 races scheduled for the final day David & Ian had done enough the be crowned Champions for the second year running.

So the final day was a show down for 2nd to 4th with Ian, Sandy & Simon, Dave, Beate & Gary and Neil & Laurence only 1 point apart. The final 2 races were held in the Estuary since there was a full foam up in the bay. It soon turned into a battle of wits as the 3 boats swapped places and battled it out at the front of the fleet. Ian‘s team won the first race of the day closely followed by Neil & Lawrence. To add to the mix and make life interesting the team of Nick Jones, George Jones & Mike Butler got the best results of the week with two 3rds. Dave’s team finally broke the jinx and put in a strong performance to win the last race. When all was counted there was still only point between each of them. Ian, Sandy & Simon came out on top giving them 2nd place followed by Dave, Beate & Gary in 3rd and Neil & Lawrence in 4th.

All in all a great championship with some spectacular sailing.

Many thanks to the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the Falmouth Sailing Centre and to Navigators Insurance.

   
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17-20th September 2011

note: all boats PY was 903

Rank

Sail No

Helm

Crew1

Crew2

Club

Race Number

Total

Nett

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

1st

K155

David HITCHCOCK

Ian NICHOLSON

 

Hayling Island SC

1.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

(5.0)

(4.0)

16.0

7.0

2nd

K162

Ian ROBSON

Sandy JOHNSON

Simon TONKS

Aldeburgh YC

2.0

 

(4.0)

2.0

1.0

4.0

3.0

1.0

(5.0)

22.0

13.0

3rd

K2

David HALL

Beate POHLER

Gary PHARE

Thorpe Bay YC

(4.0)

2.0

3.0

(4.0)

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

22.0

14.0

4th

K208

Neil FULCHER

Lawrence CRISPIN

 

Stone SC

3.0

3.0

(7.0)

3.0

3.0

(4.0)

2.0

2.0

27.0

16.0

5th

K156

Jonathan CALASCIONE

Myles MENCE

Pyers TUCKER

Itchenor SC

8.0

5.0

(14.0)

(12.0)

5.0

5.0

7.0

6.0

62.0

36.0

6th

K214

Neil DAVISON

Andrew YONGE

James DAVIDSON

Itchenor SC

(11.0)

(9.0)

6.0

6.0

8.0

6.0

6.0

8.0

60.0

40.0

7th

K213

Nick JONES

George JONES

Mike BUTLER

Aldeburgh YC

5.0

(12.0)

(13.0)

10.0

7.0

12.0

3.0

3.0

65.0

40.0

8th

K216

Peter KIRKBY

Richard BARKER

Queen Mary SC

(12.0)

11.0

5.0

8.0

(23.0 DNC)

7.0

9.0

7.0

82.0

47.0

9th

K209

Chris HYDE

Martin FIDGEON

Carsington SC

6.0

8.0

(11.0)

7.0

9.0

(10.0)

8.0

10.0

69.0

48.0

10th

K20

Ian MONTAGUE

Geoff KIMBER

Stone SC

(23.0 OCS)

14.0

4.0

(16.0)

10.0

8.0

10.0

9.0

94.0

55.0

11th

K206

Julian COOK

Caroline AISHER

John BURNHAM

Royal Torbay YC

9.0

7.0

(16.0)

5.0

14.0

(17.0)

12.0

13.0

93.0

60.0

12th

K124

Fraser ELMS

Heather CHIPPERFIELD

Frances GIFFORD

Hayling Island SC

(14.0)

(23.0 DNF)

9.0

13.0

12.0

11.0

11.0

12.0

105.0

68.0

13th

K200

N ELMORE

Rd WATSON

10.0

13.0

12.0

9.0

13.0

13.0

(14.0)

(14.0)

98.0

70.0

14th

K157

Roger EWART SMITH

Andy CAROLL

Itchenor SC

(15.0)

15.0

8.0

15.0

15.0

9.0

15.0

(16.0)

108.0

77.0

15th

K154

Peter DANN

Dominick STANISLUS

Andrew PENMAN

Itchenor SC

19.0

6.0

18.0

14.0

6.0

15.0

(23.0 DNC)

(23.0 DNC)

124.0

78.0

16th

K135

Phil WATERFALL

Christopher GORNER

Peter DEGG

St Mawes SC

13.0

(23.0 DNF)

15.0

11.0

(16.0)

16.0

13.0

11.0

118.0

79.0

17th

K113

Henry WRIGHT

Paul GOSTELLOW

Carsington SC

17.0

16.0

10.0

17.0

11.0

14.0

(23.0 DNC)

(23.0 DNC)

131.0

85.0

18th

K159

David WOOD

Frances WOOD

Stone SC

16.0

10.0

(19.0)

19.0

18.0

(20.0)

16.0

15.0

133.0

94.0

19th

K159

John TABOR

David PEERLESS

Oxford SC

(20.0)

17.0

(20.0)

20.0

19.0

18.0

17.0

17.0

148.0

108.0

20th

K211

Bryan SOUTHGATE

Mike PEARCE

Blackwater SC

21.0

19.0

17.0

18.0

17.0

19.0

(23.0 DNC)

(23.0 DNC)

157.0

111.0

21st

K126

Paul YOUNG

Hayling Island SC

7.0

(23.0 DNC)

(23.0 DNC)

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

168.0

122.0

22nd

K207

Simon FINCH

Ian GLYN

Corinthian YC

18.0

18.0

(23.0 DNC)

(23.0 DNC)

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

23.0 DNC

174.0

128.0