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Comet Combined Classes Open
Kingsmead SC - Saturday 30th May 2015

Kingsmead Sailing Club was delighted to host a Comet Multi Class Open greeting competitors with a sunny, warm morning with a light southwesterly wind.

By 10.30 the club was bustling with sailors and KSC helpers and by 11:00, 11 boats from 8 different clubs were fighting for the best position on the start line with wind, having picked up to a force 3, ideal for tactical racing.

After a first race with a close finish, the competitors were offered a fantastic barbecue lunch by the galley, before competing in two more races back to back.

The results were announced after a sumptious afternoon tea and presentations to John Coppenhall (Hunts SC) in first place, Ben Palmer (Baltic Wharf) in second with Henry Jaggers (Beer and a very welcome returning KSC Honorary Lifetime member) in a very close third place. Anthea Wright and Peter Coombs were the highest placed KSC members with a 9th position. Congratulations to them all.

The Winners

We would like to offer special thanks to Chris Simon (RYA) who gave up his time to oversee the whole judging process.

A big thank you to our guests for coming to join us and who seemed to enjoy the sailing, the food and to be looking forward to returning next year - we certainly hope to welcome them back! Finally thank you also to the KSC volunteers who helped run the day smoothly, they are: Irina Varivoda and Pauline Arnaud (Galley), Ron Hamilton and Alexey Sonkin (Safety Boat) and Maxim Lamare (DO & organiser of the day).

Full results

Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Entries: 11, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class Sail No Club Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Comet 532 Hunts SC John Coppenhall   1.0 2.0 (7.0) 10.0 3.0
2nd Comet 597 Baltic Wharf Ben Palmer   (7.0) 3.0 1.0 11.0 4.0
3rd Comet 800 BEER Henry Jaggers   (3.0) 1.0 3.0 7.0 4.0
4th Comet 869 CMYC Bob Dodds   2.0 4.0 (5.0) 11.0 6.0
5th Comet 867 Burghfield Chris Robinson   (5.0) 5.0 2.0 12.0 7.0
6th Comet 801 Hunts SC Brian Weham   4.0 (7.0) 4.0 15.0 8.0
7th Comet 400 Hawley Lake John Sturgeon   (6.0) 6.0 6.0 18.0 12.0
8th Comet 57 Frensham Pond Steve Gregory   (8.0) 8.0 8.0 24.0 16.0
9th Comet Versa 243 Kingsmead SC Anthea Wright Peter Coombs (11.0) 9.0 9.0 29.0 18.0
10th Comet Trio 319 Kingsmead SC Eric Goodley Soraya Irani 9.0 (11.0) 10.0 30.0 19.0
11th Comet Versa 316 Hawley Lake Chris Boutle   10.0 10.0 (12.0 RET) 32.0 20.0



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