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Dinghy Shack National Series  @ Burghfield SC

Ian & Alex Gore leading a downwind leg

George Finch & Toby Hunt just ahead of Paul & Izzy Keeling

Four visitors came to join the 5 local boats for the N12 Burghfield sprint event sponsored by Dinghy Shack. The wind was a shifty north westerly 10-15kts with the odd gust in the low 20's.

Race officers Ann and Nick Jackson assisted by Charlotte Bell set a short trapezoid course at the top end of the lake. With the aim of running 8 two lap races during the day.

The first 2 races were won by Graham and Anya Camm with Ian and Alex Gore, Jon Ibbotson and Rachel Smith and Jon and Mandy Thornton filling up the podium places so clearly sailing as a family is the way to go! The shifty wind made for a good game of snakes and ladders with a lot of place changes, as well as keeping the mark laying team of Mike Bell and David and Rowan Copse busy.

In race 3, Jon and Rachel took the win followed by Graham and Anya and George Finch and Toby Hunt in third. After 4 races, the fleet retired to the club house for a well earned lunch, with Graham and Anya leading having scored 3 firsts and a second.

In the afternoon the wind had increased slightly and shifted requiring a course reset of the course and start line move, this didn't last long however and by the second afternoon race we were back where we started. Graham and Anya scored another two firsts and two seconds giving them a comfortable win overall, Jon and Rachel scored two wins during the day but where beaten to second place by Ian and Alex's more consistent results.

Dan Meadowcroft crewed by Zoe Ballantyne was 1st under 21, and Nigel and Chris White first non foiler.

All prize winners received discount vouchers as well as a range of goodies donated by our series sponsor Dinghy Shack.

Next dinghy shack event is at Salcombe Yacht club on April 30th - May 2nd.


Overall results

Pos Helm Crew Sail No Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1st Graham Camm Anya Camm 3530 Burghfield Sailing Club 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 7
2nd Ian Gore Alex Gore 3525 Up River Yacht Club 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 12
3rd Jon Ibbotson Rachel Smith 3540 Burghfield Sailing Club 6th 2nd 1st 3rd 4th 1st 4th 3rd 14
4th John Thornton Mandy Thornton 3443 Burghfield Sailing Club 3rd 4th 8th 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 21
5th Dan Meadowcroft Zoe Ballantyne 3471 Upper Thames 4th 6th 6th 5th 5th 5th 6th 7th 31
6th George Finch Toby Hunt 3551 Royal Harwich YC 8th 8th 3rd 6th 7th 7th 9th 5th 36
7th Thomas Lee Jennefer Bugge 3545 Burghfield Sailing Club 7th 9th 5th 8th 8th 9th 5th 6th 39
8th Nigel White Chis White 3445 Burghfield Sailing Club 5th 5th 9th 9th 6th 8th 7th 9th 40
9th Paul Keeling Izzy Keeling 3469 Blithfield 9th 7th 7th 7th 9th 6th 8th 8th 43