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RS100 Season closer at Gurnard

After a discard from each day, Brett Aerons won the RS100 season closer on 15-16 October at Gurnard SC, IOW.

The Saturday was seven 2-lap, 20 minute races with a strong tide under us up the beat and a gorgeous, marginal planning run back.

2015 Nat Champ Brett Aarons was the master of the day opening with a 1,1,3 before a recall left him 10th in the next.

Then in the fifth he pipped Clive Eplett taking another race-win by a bowsprit tip.

Steve (why-am-I so-slow-downwind-today?) Lee finally got going and took the last race of the day going in tied 3rd on 25, with Huw Powell and Mark Harrison on 30 and Al Dickson on 31, Giles Peckham on 32.

Off to Thorness Bay on the Island shore for Sunday, it was indeed significantly windier, right up Huw Powell’s street, although even he managed to fall in and take race 1 winner Brett with him in race 3.

Mark Harrison made the most of that demolition derby for the win.

Race 4, the last of the day, then featured Powell trying to finish a lap early, recovering and still winning and a massive rain squall tipping in Eplett and Greg Booth just after a kite-drop.

After discard from each day, Brett Aarons won comfortably on 24, Huw Powell recovered to second thanks to a Sunday 2,2,1 for 35, Greg Booth and Clive Eplett on 37 with Greg Booth third on count-back.

Across the season, the circuit winner was Steve Lee, with Mark Harrison second and Greg Booth third, each taking home a tasty Magic Marine voucher.

RS100 - Gurnard SC Open

1st 366 Brett Aarons 24 pts
2nd 240 Huw Powell 35 pts
3rd 523 Greg Booth 37 pts
4th 509 Clive Eplett 37 pts
5th 410 Al Dickson 40 pts
6th 314 Steven Lee 40 pts
7th 379 Mark Harrison 41 pts
8th 359 Giles Peckham 46 pts
9th 127 Luke Goble 65 pts
10th 526 Mostyn Evans 84 pts
11th 305 Jeremy Gilbert 103 pts
12th 411 Simon Davies 109 pts
13th 422 Rick Newnham 120 pts
14th 198 Jez Segar 130 pts

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