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Fireball Nationals - Day 1

Ian Dobson and Richard Wagstaff lead after day 1 at Penzance

Dobson and Wagstaff took back-to-back wins on the opening day of the Gul Fireball National Championship at Penzance Sailing Club on Sunday.

They lead by three points from Penny and Russ Clark, with Anthony and James Willcocks in third place.

The first day of racing came, but to start with the wind did not.

After an hours postponement the fleet were sent out into a very light and patchy westerly breeze. By the time of the start the wind had built to enable the lighter crews to get on the wire.

Two races were successfully held, the fleet having been waiting around were keen to get started which resulted in black flag starts and some casualties at a result of it.

Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff showed the fleet the way round in both races picking the shifts and opening up a huge lead in race one.

The local boat of Colin Stevens & Tom Klinskey sailed an impressive first beat in the second race indicating to the fleet that right was the way to go.

Racing continues through the week with it looking like a light wind championship

Gul Fireball National Championship 2018 - Leaders after day 1 (26 entries)

1st GBR 15141 Ian Dobson and Richard Wagstaff 1 1 2 pts
2nd GBR 15096 Penny Clark and Russ Clark 3 2 5 pts
3rd GBR 14928 Anthony Willocks and James Willcocks 2 4 6 pts
4th AUS 15152 Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne 4 3 7 pts
5th GBR 15145 Steve Goacher and Tom Goacher 9 6 15 pts
6th GBR 14941 Derian Scott and Andy Scott 8 8 16 pts
7th GBR 15038 Colin Stephens and Tom Kliskey 14 5 19 pts
8th GBR 13944 Dan Johnson and Ben Latham 6 14 20 pts
9th CZE 14864 Martin Veit and Filip Krejza 10 10 20 pts
10th GBR 14991 Andy Robinson and Tim Morgan 13 11 24 pts

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