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Warsash Spring Series - Snow shall not stop them

At the second weekend of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series, Tokoloshe of Michael Bartholomew chalked up a second win in IRC1. Puma Logic knocked last week's IRC2 winner Mitchellson Interceptor into second and Mike Bridges' Elan 37 Elaine put in a faultless performance to take IRC3 ahead of Starspray. With a steady 15 knots mainly from the east, the wind chill factor dropped the apparent temperature down well below freezing but the conditions did not deter the enthusiasm and energy of competitors, some of whom had battled with unseasonable snow to reach the Solent.

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In the one design classes only six seconds separated Offbeat (David McLeman) from Jahmali (Mike and Sarah Willis) in the J/109s. Mefisto (Kevin Sussmilch) stormed round the course to take the Sigma 38 class again, this week by a clear 11 minutes. It was Mefisto's lucky day as they not only picked up the champagne as a class winner but were also drawn randomly to receive this week's SLAM jacket.

In the smaller new J/70 class North Sails (Ruairidh Scott) was competing for the first time and took two first and one second places but Ian Atkins in Boats.com heads on series points. Life on an SB20, with no shelter from the cold, must have been tough and the turnout was understandably down. Chill Pill (Scott Graham and Nick Elder) had a good day, posting three bullets, followed by Whyaduck (Tom and Richard Clay).

The Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series takes a break over the Easter holiday and returns on Sunday 7th April, by which time spring must surely be in the air. In the meantime, the annual RORC Easter Regatta is being held from 29 to 31 March.

Series results for Black Group - IRC1
1 Tokoloshe GBR5940R Michael Bartholomew 1 1 2pts
2 Loco GBR7950R John Reivers 2 11 13pts
3 Blue Vortex GBR9886T David Carratt 3 11 14pts
Series results for Black Group - IRC2
1 Mitchellson Interceptor GBR7404R Stuart & James Wilkie 1 2 3pts
1 Puma Logic GBR7383R Sailing Logic 2 1 3pts
3 Malice GBR979R Mike Moxley 3 4 7pts
Series results for Black Group - IRC3
1 Jiggery Pokery GBR2697R Chaz Ivill 1 3 4pts
2 Elaine GBR1405R Mike Bridges 4 1 5pts
3 Induljence GBR1497R Nick & Adam Munday 2 5 7pts
Series results for Black Group - IRC4
1 Menace FRA9371 Tim Rees, Derek & James Morland 3 1 4pts
2 Flashheart GBR1479R Mike Webb & Tom Bailey 2 2 4pts
3 Erik The Red GBR6896T Bernard Fyans 1 5 6pts
Series results for Black Group - J/109
1 Offbeat GBR8543R David Mcleman 1 1 2pts
2 Jahmali GBR8901R Mike & Sarah Wallis 5 2 7pts
3 Jynnan Tonnyx GBR2192L Owain Franks & Jean Lockett 3 5 8pts
Series results for Black Group - Sigma 38
1 Mefisto GBR8352 Kevin Sussmilch 1 1 2pts
2 Light GBR8327 John Rainger 3 2 5pts
2 Zanzara GBR8329 Nick Gale 2 3 5pts
Series results for Black Group - J/70
1 Boats.Com GBR20 Ian Atkins 1 1 2 2 1 7pts
2 Pheebs GBR118 Simon Cavey 4 3 3 3 3 16pts
3 North Sails GBR137 Ruairidh Scott 8 8 1 1 2 20pts
Series results for Black Group - J/80
1 Betty FRA1256 Jon Powell 1 1 2 1 1 6pts
2 Rock & Roll GBR733 Gillian Ross 2 3 1 3 2 11pts
3 Mistral GBR535 Mark Baskerville 3 4 5 4 5 21pts
Series results for Black Group - J/80
1 Chill Pill GBR3710 Scott Graham & Nick Elder 11 11 1 1 1 25pts
2 Whyaduck GBR3106 Tom & Richard Clay 11 11 2 2 2 28pts
3 Melstonteam RUS3708 Kirill Frolov 1 1 11 11 11 35pts

Complete results of all classes at warsashspringseries.org.uk

G New
26 March 2013 6:23 GMT


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