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RS400 Nationals - Gorringe and Wells find their mojo

Leaders Jon Gorringe and Oli Wells wasted no time in getting their mojo back. A couple of back to back wins took them ten points clear on day 3 of the RS400 Nationals at Mounts Bay.

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The first race saw Gorringe and Wells' lead unchallenged from the start while the second was trickier apparently, but with the same final result.

So what was their key to success?

“We started early to get to the wind convergence off the south east side of the Mount,” explained Oli.

“In a south-easterly the form guide says that there will be more pressure there which should justify not going offshore. As it turned out there was, just. So for us the left hand side of the course was always favoured, upwind and down.“

Francisco and Teresa Lobato chased them home in the first race, with Mike Sims and Keith Bedborough in third to keep their fast fading hopes alive.

In the second race Josh Metcalfe and Jack Holden took second with Paul Hillier and Matt Bailey third.

RS400 - National Championship after 6 races (73 entries)

1st 1469 Jon Gorringe and Oli Wells Parkstone YC 4 1 -16 2 1 1 25 9 pts
2nd 1432 Mike Sims and Keith Bedborough Dalgety Bay SC 1 4 -11 4 3 7 30 19 pts
3rd 1463 Stewart Robertson and Sarah Robertson Royal Forth YC 5 -11 1 5 7 5 34 23 pts
4th 1215 Francisco Lobato and Teresa Lobato QMSC 3 2 8 -11 2 8 34 23 pts
5th 1144 Alex Barry and Richard Leonard MBSC 10 7 3 1 4 -11 36 25 pts
6th 1438 Paul Hillier and Matt Bailey RYA 7 6 7 -27 5 3 55 28 pts
7th 1262 Josh Metcalfe and Jack Holden Arun YC 2 -12 10 10 6 2 42 30 pts
8th 1460 Dave Exley and Mark Lunn Leigh & Lowton SC 9 10 2 6 -18 18 63 45 pts
9th 1309 Russell Clark and Emma Clarke RNSA 6 3 -38 13 14 9 83 45 pts
10th 522 John Downey and Sandy Rimmington MBSC 14 14 5 -17 10 4 64 47 pts
11th 1407 Hamish Gledhill and Joe Roberts West Riding SC -23 8 9 21 9 12 82 59 pts
12th 1283 Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman Delph SC -19 15 18 7 12 10 81 62 pts
13th 1441 Paul Oakey and Mark Oakey Portchester SC 8 5 -29 3 26 22 93 64 pts
14th 1345 Robbie Wilson and Rory Rose Wormit Boating Club 21 17 4 -29 11 14 96 67 pts
15th 1424 Chloe Martin and Dan Martin Lymington Town SC -20 20 14 12 17 6 89 69 pts
16th 1319 Ben Robertson and Jenny Douglas Dalgety Bay SC 12 9 17 26 -27 13 104 77 pts
17th 1454 Jon Heissig and Nicky Griffin Llangorse SC 11 22 -33.5 9 13 23 111.5 78 pts
18th 1370 Neil McLellan and Andy McKeown Dalgety Bay SC 17 23 6 15 28 -30 119 89 pts
19th 1189 Steve Restall and Chris Stubbs Downs SC 26 13 13 18 23 -27 120 93 pts
20th 1109 Rob Jones and Robin Russell Warsash SC 18 18 -31 25 16 17 125 94 pts

Rest of Results etc here

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23 August 2017 9:49 GMT


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