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Solo Nationals Day 3 - Cumbley derailed

 
Charlie Cumbley's championship race win run was derailed by a Black Flag.

The day was always looking to be difficult, the seabreeze was slow to form and only gave grudgingly.

After putting in an appearance for the first race it had all but gone for the day by mid-afternoon.

When the first race, Race 5 got underway it was minus ten competitors, caught by the black flag, including championship leader Charlie Cumbley.

Step forward Tim Law . . . who came home ahead of Stuart Godwin and Mike Hicks. In fourth was Oliver Davenport, fifth Richard Lovering and sixth Pete Mitchell.

As you can see from the familier names, there was no break-through from down the fleet, more a case of everyone just shuffling up to fill the space.

With the first discard kicking in after race 5, the impact on Cumbley has not been great.

He may have sufferd a slight bump in the track, but still leads - counting four race wins - by eight points from Tim Law, with Lovering and Mitchell tied for third place.

After that there is a 14 point gap back to the chasing pack, led by Stuart Godwin.

Major loser Tuesday was Ellie Cumpsty who picked-up a second BFD.

She will now have to hope the series completes at least eight races to trigger the second discard and put her series back together.

HISC Commodore Nick Peters also had his worse day, spoiling his scoreline with a 21.

But there was some smiles on a difficult day . . .

Nick Fuller (28th overall) finished in seventh, his first trip into single figures this week, and Kevan Gibb in ninth was another in uncharted waters.

Twelve races are scheduled, with the second discard kicking-in after eight are completed. Final day is Friday 27 July.

Magic Marine Solo Class National Championship - Day 3 after 5 races (104 entries)

1st 5705 Charlie Cumbley 1 1 1 1 (BFD) 4 pts
2nd 5743 Tim Law 3 -6 2 6 1 12 pts
3rd 5719 Richard Lovering 2 -28 6 3 5 16 pts
4th 5790 Peter Mitchell 5 2 4 5 -6 16 pts
5th 4869 Stuart Godwin (DNC) 21 3 4 2 30 pts
6th 5749 Michael Hicks 14 4 9 -22 3 30 pts
7th 5764 Oliver Davenport (BFD) 3 14 9 4 30 pts
8th 5583 Nick Bonner 10 9 -18 7 8 34 pts
9th 5691 Guy Mayger 13 10 7 -15 15 45 pts
10th 5493 Nick Peters 11 12 11 13 -21 47 pts
11th 5211 Gareth Henshall 8 5 -26 24 12 49 pts
12th 5730 Vince Horey 7 8 (BFD) 18 25 58 pts
13th 5221 Geoff Henstridge 33 11 13 2 -58 59 pts
14th 5777 Chris Brown 12 -22 15 17 19 63 pts
15th 5314 Leo Dixon (DNC) 18 17 21 11 67 pts
16th 5115 James Boyce 24 29 5 -35 17 75 pts
17th 5130 Mark Lee 26 15 -27 12 22 75 pts
18th 5781 Alexander Butler 27 19 22 10 -35 78 pts
19th 5803 Kevan Gibb 20 34 16 -45 9 79 pts
20th 5670 Nigel Thomas 18 -45 19 20 24 81 pts
21st 5804 Steve Ede 35 25 10 (BFD) 13 83 pts
22nd 5658 Martin Honnor 19 32 (BFD) 19 18 88 pts
23rd 5553 Alec Powell 17 27 8 39 (BFD) 91 pts
24th 4581 Robert Gullan 37 -52 33 11 14 95 pts
25th 5750 David Mitchell 34 14 -51 16 31 95 pts
26th 5816 Richie Bailey -39 24 24 28 23 99 pts
27th 5629 Timothy Dickinson 9 38 (BFD) 8 48 103 pts
28th 5248 Nicholas Fuller 47 31 30 -51 7 115 pts
29th 5744 Iain McGregor 21 26 47 23 (BFD) 117 pts
30th 5290 Cliff Crawshaw 15 17 -60 43 46 121 pts
31st 5793 Ellie Cumpsty 4 7 12 (BFD) (BFD) 128 pts

Full results available here

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