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Day 2 - Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championship

Day two of the Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championship taking place at Hayling Island ISC and it could not be any closer . . . Colin Smith leads the championship, tied on points with Mike McIntyre. In third it is still Neal Freeman (and leading 8.2) with Huw Powell in fifth after six races completed. Racing finishes on Monday.

Race one started all clear in 10 knots despite the pin end proving very crowded. The right side of the course paid out as boats found less tide. As the wind increased to 16 knots on the run it was Neal Freeman in the 8.4 rig who took line honours. Mike McIntyre crossed the line 2nd to win the 10.2 rig.

Colin Smith stormed away to win race two after nailing the ‘pin’ and crossing the fleet on port. As the wind dropped away to 6 knots it was the big rigs battling in front with Dave Hitchcock crossing ahead of Mike McIntyre. First 8.4 was Neal Freeman crossing in 4th.

The wind increased slightly for race 3 and with Freeman caught black flag it was David Smart in front after striking out left from the pin end. The 10.2’s fought a 3 way battle with McIntyre securing the win from Huw Powell whilst Jack Holden grabbed 2nd 8.4.

RS100 - Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championship, after 6 races (33 entries)
1st 388 10 Colin Smith HISC 2 1 3 -9 1 3 19 10 pts
2nd 378 10 Mike McIntyre HISC -3 2 2 2 3 1 13 10 pts
3rd 183 8.4 Neal Freeman Parkstone YC 1 4 4 1 4 -34 48 14 pts
4th 240 10 Huw Powell Red Wharf Bay SC -34 3 6 4 5 2 54 20 pts
5th 380 10 David Hitchcock HISC 10 -19 8 7 2 7 53 34 pts
6th 233 8.4 Clive Eplett Frensham Pond SC 4 5 14 -22 10 9 64 42 pts
7th 407 10 Mark Nethercleft HISC 14 11 1 10 -15 8 59 44 pts
8th 195 8.4 Tim Weeden Thorney Island SC 12 7 12 -14 6 10 61 47 pts
9th 277 8.4 David Smart Chew Valley SC 8 14 7 16 -22 4 71 49 pts
10th 447 8.4 Jack Holden Arun YC 9 22 -23 8.0 DPI3 7 5 74 51 pts

Full results at HISC website

Debbie Darling
1 September 2013 19:03 GMT


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