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Hart keeps lead at Flying 15 Nationals

After day 2 at the UKGLOBAL Flying 15 Nationals, Mike Hart and Jeremy Davy retain the lead, but Richard Lovering/ Matt Alvarado accelerated into second place overall. Just as on Day 1, that second place is shared three ways, with plenty of other contenders poised close to the leaders.

Flying 15 - Richard Lovering and Matt AlvaradoClick image for a larger image

The first race appeared to go more to the form book. Day 1 leaders Mike Hart and Jeremy Davy took their first win of the Championship in the first race. Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas took second, with Alan Bax and James Grant climbing well into third place.

But to take this race, Hart had to pull off a dramatic recovery after being stuck in the 20s at the first windward mark, subsequently taking many places on the first run to commence his fightback.

Flying Fifteens come in all ages and construction types, and Stephen and David Crosbie showed what an old wooden example can do, driving the oldest boat in the fleet to a mid teens placing round the first mark, and holding very well to finish mid fleet.

In the second race, a new face appeared at the front as Justin Waples and Jamie Waterhouse sailed into the lead. But by the end of the second beat, Richard Lovering/ Matt Alvaredo seized the initiative, carving out a comfortable lead, which they held to the end of the race, which was shortened to a two and half lap course.

Thus all four races so far have had different winners, underlining the competitive nature of the fleet. Lovering was followed home by Steve Goacher and Phil Evans, with Ian Cadwallader and Dave Sweet making their first visit to the top three. The second race had shaken the dice, with some leading contenders taking a plunge, but the first discard has now kicked in, keeping most of the leaders in contention.

Flying 15 - UKGLOBAL Flying 15 Nationals, Weymouth (40 entries)
1 3760 Mike HART Jeremy DAVY Hayling Island SC 5 2 1 -6 14 8 pts
2 3955 Richard LOVERING Matt ALVARADO Hayling Island SC 6 3 -8 1 18 10 pts
3 3937 Simon KNELLER Dave LUCAS Grafham Water SC 2 6 2 -20 30 10 pts
4 4021 Steve GOACHER Phil EVANS Royal Windermere 4 4 -6 2 16 10 pts
5 3972 Ashley SMITH Kym THUMPKIN Sandgate SC 7 1 4 -12 24 12 pts
6 3998 Alan BAX James GRANT Hayling Island SC 3 7 3 -21 34 13 pts
7 3957 Charles APTHORP Jonathan CLARK Hayling Island SC 1 -14 5 11 31 17 pts
8 3936 Steve DOUTHWAITE Paul AVERLEY RNYC -12 10 10 5 37 25 pts
9 4014 Ian CADWALLADER Dave SWEET Chew Valley Lake SC -20 15 9 3 47 27 pts
10 3954 Justin WAPLES Jamie WATERHOUSE RCYC 11 -13 13 4 41 28 pts
11 3407 Simon SPOLTON Simon PHILBRICK Parkstone YC 10 -30 11 7 58 28 pts
12 4019 David TABB Chewey SHERRELL Parkstone YC 16 9 -23 9 57 34 pts
13 3934 Anthony OSMAN Andy OSMAN Parkstone YC -18 17 12 8 55 37 pts
14 3994 Chris WAPLES Tom WAPLES Hayling Island SC 13 -22 14 10 59 37 pts
15 3537 Bob ALEXANDER Huw WILLETTS Parkstone YC -29 19 7 14.5 69.5 40.5 pts
16 4020 Graham SCROGGIE Ben SCROGGIE Parkstone YC 14 -25 17 13 69 44 pts
17 3914 Adrian TATTERSALL Vincent Harris Parkstone YC 15 5 -28 26 74 46 pts
18 3681 Pip HUDSON Peter NASH Broxbourne SC 19 11 18 -29 77 48 pts
19 3974 Geoff BAYLISS Simon HUNT Hayling Island SC -24 8 19 23 74 50 pts
20 3703 Stephen HOPSON Nigel KING Oxfordshire SC 21 12 -31 22 86 55 pts
21 3899 Mike THOMPSON Dave MOY Chew Valley Lake SC 9 27 20 -32 88 56 pts
22 3862 Bill CHARD Dominic BOWNS Chew Valley YC -35 21 24 14.5 94.5 59.5 pts
23 3976 Bernard DEMARTIAL Jean-yves RENAULT Dinard YC 17 20 -32 24 93 61 pts
24 3902 Richard HOPE Mike STENSON Draycote Water SC 8 31 25 -34 98 64 pts
25 3947 Nick TAYLOR Mark PERRITON Grafham Water SC -31 26 27 16 100 69 pts
26 3795 Simon PATTERSON Simon THOMPSON Draycote Water SC 23 24 22 -31 100 69 pts
27 3922 Crispin READ WILSON Conner CIANTAR Parkstone YC 26 29 15 -30 100 70 pts
28 3490 Patrick KEATS Chris JERMYN Parkstone YC -33 23 16 33 105 72 pts
29 3901 Michael KILBEE Tony COX Parkstone YC -34 16 29 27 106 72 pts
30 3850 Christina MONCUR Stephen MONCUR Parkstone YC 25 28 -35 19 107 72 pts
31 3866 Alex TIMMS Lucy TIMMS Chew Valley YC 22 35 -36 18 111 75 pts
32 4012 Jonathan KNIGHT Patricia KNIGHT Grafham Water SC 36 18 26 -40 120 80 pts
33 3911 Andrew CLARK Agness CLARK Draycote Water SC 32 -34 34 17 117 83 pts
34 2979 Stephen CROSBIE David CROSBIE Royal Motor YC -37 33 21 37 128 91 pts
35 3783 Steve RANDLE Lisa RANDLE Parkstone YC -38 36 30 25 129 91 pts
36 3721 Keith JAMIESON Dave HEMINGWAY Royal Windermere YC 27 -38 38 28 131 93 pts
37 3421 Mike PEARCE Ken REED Chew Valley Lake SC 28 -39 33 36 136 97 pts
38 3826 Daniel PILGRIM Josh PRATER Chew Valley Lake SC 30 32 -39 35 136 97 pts
39 3627 Robert GOODISON Jonathan MALLORY Scarborough YC -40 37 37 38 152 112 pts
40 3130 Jordan ASPIN Josh BELL Sir John Fisher SC 39 -40 40 39 158 118 pts

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16 July 2013 22:27 GMT


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