JULY CUP – 7th July 2019

7th July Cup Race 2019

It was a lovely morning with a light 7-8 mph ENE wind, as Karen the SOOD for the day commented “Perfect conditions – always is – when I’m not racing!”  First mark was A (between 5 and 8, but closer to 8) then 5, 2, 4, 3 and back through the start.

There were 13 starters and four laps and Ellen & Newton (RS200) led from start to finish with Adrian (Rooster) chasing them in 2nd place throughout the race.

As the start gun went Paul & Nev (RS200) were seen doing turns after a coming together with James (I think) and at the end of the lap James (Laser) came through in 3rd place ahead of Jon in another Laser. Chris H (Comet) was 5th not far ahead of Dean & Nick (Vago), who crossed the line overlapped by Mike & Sally N (Leader). Rick (Laser) crossed in 8th place only just ahead of Paul & Nev, who were recovering from their start line mishap.  Chris A (out in the only Solo) was next along well ahead of Ron and Dave P in Mirrors and Cecilia in her Radial.

On the second lap, Jon moved up one place to 3th and Paul &Nev were up five places to 4th pushing James down to 5th and the only other mover was Rick gaining two places to move to 8th spot.

By the end of the third lap Paul & Nev had passed Jon to move up to 3rd place and Dean & Nick were up two places to 5th position. Further back Chris A had moved up to 9th passing Mike & Sally. Dave P and Cecila received the gun at the end of this lap.

On the last lap there was no change in order for the first five, but James regained a place passing Rick to cross the line in 6th place and this was the only change in position. The final order on the water was – 1st Newton & Ellen; 2nd Adrian; 3rd Paul & Nev; 4th Jon; 5th Dean & Nick; 6th James

On corrected time this becomes – 1st Newton & Ellen; 2nd Ron; 3rd Chris H; 4th Adrian; 5th Jon; 6th Paul & Nev

Congratulations to cup winners Newton & Ellen and thanks to Karen and the OOD Team of Ferdinando, Roland L and Stuart.