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RS400 Nationals - Heissig and Griffin take it to final day

Penultimate day for the RS400 National Championships at Hayling and Paul and Mark Oakey recovered from a shakey start.

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While Jon Heissig and Nicky Griffin kept open an outside chance of the 2016 title after a 3, 3, 1 score.

Saturday's first race went to Rob and Nick Martin with overall leaders Paul and Mark Oakey in eighth place.

In second were Dave Exley and Mark Lunn with Jon Heissig and Nicky Griffin taking third.

The Oakeys were quickly back in control with a win in the second race, with Exley and Lunn in second and Heissig and Griffin third.

Heissig and Griffin kept the pressure on with a win in the final race, but Paul and Mark were in a safe third place behind Sam Knight and Chris Bownes.

Overall Paul and Mark Oakey have an eight point lead from Heissig and Griffin, so all comes down to Sunday.

Two final races are scheduled for Sunday, with a forecast of a 20 knot breeze.

RS400 Volvo Noble Marine UK National Championships - day 4 leading positions (37 entries)

1st 1441 Paul Oakey / Mark Oakey -4 1 2 1 1 -8 1 3 21 9 pts
2nd 1454 Jon Heissig / Nicky Griffin -11 2 1 7 -10 3 3 1 38 17 pts
3rd 1186 Dave Exley / Mark Lunn -8 -6 4 4 6 2 2 5 37 23 pts
4th 1362 James Sinclair / Ben Wilcox 3 3 3 5 5 -7 -13 7 46 26 pts
5th 1202 Sam Knight / Chris Bownes 7 -8 8 -9 3 5 5 2 47 30 pts
6th 1433 Rob Martin / Nick Martin -13 4 5 6 9 1 -15 8 61 33 pts
7th 1319 Ben Robertson / Sarah Robertson 1 5 7 11 4 6 -33 -13 80 34 pts
8th 1189 Steve Restall / Chris Stubbs -12 9 -15 2 2 4 6 11 61 34 pts
9th 1439 Kevin Podger / Heather Chipperfield 6 -11 9 3 8 -17 4 6 64 36 pts
10th 1131 Ben Williamson / Jon Willars 5 -26 12 15 7 -28 8 10 111 57 pts

Full results here

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Gerald New - Sailweb
27 August 2016 17:49 GMT


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