Well done Cliff and Gav (and thanks to Tim Hand for the loan of the boat:
Update from day 1 at the endeavour;
A lovely sunny lightish wind greeted us, with a boat park full of young kids!. After some on the bank tunning from RS 200 sailor Pete Vincent, we set out into the estuary edging tide with 23 competitors. 4 practice races later on a very small course, it was a steep learning curve! But we held our own, coming through from the back twice to top 6 finishes, so we had the speed, but maybe not the starts. I have to say there are no numpites here, everyone is very good, and the tide is reminiscent of Abodovey!
More wind forecast for tomorrow, and hopefully longer courses will help
Day 2 update from our Endeavour team.
A day of ups and downs. 21,4,14,?
After messing up the start we were slowly pulling through the fleet, I dropped the main and we went into leeward nothing like an early bath. Good news we did beat the 2 topper kids! But only them.
Race 2 it was getting windy 20knt against tide so big standing waves. We got it all right and held 3rd all the way till the last mark of a 70min race.
Race 3 was looking good until a big left shift came in and put us last, but we pull back up to 6th until a boat problem ripped a foot square hole in the kite. So 14th not to bad.
Race 4, we were knackered by now, and it's so uncomfortable to hike a 200, we did OK considering the kite.
7+hrs of hard sailing, we need food, water, repairs and sleep!
Day 3 update from our Endeavour team. .Well done guys you've done our class proud;
Same wind, same tide, same waves, same course.
I don't think our results today show how well we actually did, today we showed what supernova sailors can do.
Race 5, racing into the tide, we chose the wrong bank to get out of the tide, but clawed our way back to 13th
Race 6, we nailed a committee boat start and lead the fleet to the shore, making the top guy work for their places, 3rd until the final downwind. 9th in the end
Race 7, tide now against wind with the bottom gate set in the river roach at right angles to the crouch, it's the most difficult place to figure out where to go. Another good start put us 6th at the top mark, but again we struggled to find a quick way downwind against the strong tide. 18th
Race 8. Will go down as my most cherished sailing moment so far, nailed the start and first beat to lead the fleet, and eventual event winner, Rio 2016 sailor Ben Saxton round the windward mark. But again our downwind speed saw us drop back. Then a quick capsize in a gybe on the last lap put us back to 19th.
Overall a great experience to sail against such quick sailors. Thanks Gavin for all your monster hiking, in the most uncomfortable boat ever designed!
|1||Merlin Rocket||Ben Saxton||Toby Lewis||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||7|
|2||B14||Nick Craig||Tom Pygall||4||11||2||2||2||2||2||3||17|
|3||RS800||Tim Saxton||Fiona Hampshire||3||3||9||3||3||4||10||2||27|
|4||Firefly||Stuart Hudson||Hamish Walker||9||6||8||4||5||3||14||12||47|
|5||Hornet||Rob Larke||Sally Wakefield||18||7||3||9||7||13||5||5||49|
|6||Lark||Alan Krayling||Joe Hunt||17||5||10||7||10||10||4||4||50|
|7||RS400||Michael Sims||Richard Brown||8||8||13||5||4||6||9||11||51|
|8||RS300||Dave Acres||Hugh Watson||2||14||16||14||6||5||3||13||57|
|9||Devon Yawl||Dan Ellis||James Ellis||13||16||7||6||11||7||7||8||59|
|10||Scorpion||Andy McKee||Chris Massey||6||15||12||8||9||8||12||7||62|
|11||RS Aero 5||Will Taylor||Fiona Mulcaty||16||2||6||12||14||16||6||9||65|
|12||2000||Fergus Barham||Serena de Nahlik||10||13||4||10||12||14||11||15||74|
|13||29er||James Grummett||Daniel Budden||5||10||17||24||8||11||17||6||74|
|14||National 12||Tom Stewart||Andrea Ralph||7||17||15||13||15||12||8||17||87|
|15||RS Feva||Fin Armstrong||Dan Armstrong||15||9||5||11||19||20||13||16||88|
|16||Supernova||Cliff Milliner||Gavin Young||21||4||14||15||13||9||18||19||92|
|17||Graduate||John Clementson||Jamie Clementson||12||12||11||16||18||15||16||10||92|
|18||Cadet||Jamie Harris||Bettine Harris||11||18||20||17||20||19||15||14||114|
|19||Wayfarer||Guy Marks||Tom Marks||20||19||19||20||16||17||20||20||131|
|20||K1||Matthew French||Charles Chandler||23||20||21||18||17||18||19||18||131|
|21||Topper||Eleanor Poole||Scarlett Anderson||14||24||18||24||22||22||22||22||144|
|22||Miracle||Hannah Smith||Nick Smith||19||24||22||19||21||21||21||21||144|
|23||Topper 4.2||Lorcan Knowles||Harry Pulford||22||24||24||24||24||24||24||24||166|