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RS400 Nationals - Champions are Gorringe and Wells

Two final races took Jon Gorringe and Oli Wells to the Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals title at Mounts Bay on Thursday.

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The weather for the final day's racing turned out to be a variant of the day before just to confuse those who thought they had it sussed.

It even set back Jon Gorringe and Oli Wells' march to victory in that the battle at the front did not involve them.

It was between Paul Hilliar and Matt Bailey, Francisco and Teresa Lobato, Howard Farbrother and Louise Hoskins.

These three crews battling it out for the three leading spots. And by the end of the three lap race this was their finishing order.

Although the overall series leaders Gorringe and Wells had a comfortable lead going into the final day, their latest result of a 7th meant they now had to count a 6th from a previous race.

So come the second race of the day and the final race of the series, the pressure had come back on for Gorringe and Wells.

In the end Goringe and Wells tided things up with another win, with Paul and Mark Oakey in second and the Lobatos in third.

The impressive final performance had sealed the overall win for Goringe and Wells while the Lobatos took second and Paul Hilliar and Matt Bailey finished third.

RS400 - National Championship Final leaders after 8 races (73 entries)

1st 1469 Jon Gorringe and Oli Wells Parkstone YC 17 pts
2nd 1215 Francisco Lobato and Teresa Lobato QMSC 24 pts
3rd 1438 Paul Hilliar and Matt Bailey RYA 39 pts
4th 1144 Alex Barry and Richard Leonard MBSC 44 pts
5th 1463 Stewart Robertson and Sarah Robertson Royal Forth YC 46 pts
6th 1432 Mike Sims and Keith Bedborough Dalgety Bay SC 51 pts
7th 1262 Josh Metcalfe and Jack Holden Arun YC 60 pts
8th 1460 Dave Exley and Mark Lunn Leigh & Lowton SC 65 pts
9th 1441 Paul Oakey and Mark Oakey Portchester SC 68 pts
10th 1283 Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman Delph SC 79 pts

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25 August 2017 10:42 GMT


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