IOM Ranking 3 (17/06/2017)

Saturday 17th June 2017 saw some 33 skippers arrive at Coalhouse Fort RYC for Round 3 of the IOM Ranking Series. The forecast for the day was very high temperatures and little or no wind from a westerly direction – not good.DSC_5015

Based on the number of competitors, the forecast prevailing conditions, and local knowledge, Race Officer Geoff Appleton decided to run three heats. And so with a wind that was constantly changing both in strength and direction, even during a race, racing got underway. The changing conditions not only made it extremely difficult to set a fair course, but also made it a challenge for the competitors in trying to find the wind.At times the wind would go from a good breeze to very little and even change direction during a race and so at times it was a lottery if a skipper was in the right place at the right time. Obviously with these conditions and the very high temperatures, clearly some people became quite frustrated but overall most competitors accepted the situation and got on with their racing.

DSC_5001Despite the conditions and frustrations there were only two protests were received one of which was a request for redress which was denied by the Protest Committee. The other in race 4, was based on a starboard boat having to take avoiding action on a Port boat, with the Port boat failing to take a penalty turn – the protest being upheld and the Port boat being disqualified.

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From the start it became quite obvious it was going to be close and the eventual winner would be decided between, Peter Stollery, Colin Goodman, Tony Edwards and Rob Walsh. In fact going into the last race their were three skippers on 9 points, namely Peter, Colin and Rob. Because of the conditions, the last race of the day was very tight on the time limit and as a consequence, at the request of the majority of the ‘A’ heat skippers, the final ‘A’ heat was shortened to a one lap, which proved to be significant in defining the final positions. DSC_5011

  Results:


































Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Peter Stollery 39 Guilford MYC BritPop 12.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 8.0 3.0
2 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 14.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 7.0 6.0 5.0
3 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop 15.0 2.0 4.0 7.0 4.0 1.0 4.0
4 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop 15.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 3.0 6.0
5 Josh King 26 Windrush BritPop 19.0 3.0 5.0 10.0 3.0 7.0 1.0
6 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop 21.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
7 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop 22.0 2.0 10.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 12.0
8 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 28.0 3.0 6.0 13.0 8.0 4.0 7.0
9 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 36.0 4.0 8.0 5.0 9.0 11.0 10.0
10 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop 45.0 8.0 15.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 9.0
11 Chris Harris 22 Windrush ODD 54.0 3.0 13.0 11.0 19.0 27.0 8.0
12 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA 55.0 1.0 11.0 17.0 14.0 12.0 20.0
13 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers RYC V10 56.0 5.0 9.0 8.0 34.0 18.0 16.0
14 Ken Binks 83 Eastbourne BritPop 65.0 6.0 23.0 15.0 12.0 14.0 18.0
15 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition 65.0 4.0 18.0 12.0 17.0 14.0 19.0
16 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 68.0 4.0 14.0 20.0 22.0 16.0 14.0
17 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V9 75.0 6.0 21.0 14.0 21.0 17.0 17.0
18 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal 76.0 7.0 32.0 26.0 18.0 10.0 15.0
19 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop 80.0 10.0 19.0 23.0 30.0 15.0 13.0
20 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10 83.0 5.0 17.0 16.0 20.0 25.0 28.0
21 John Cleave 00 Ryde Chaste 85.0 8.0 26.0 25.0 11.0 19.0 22.0
22 Dave Allinson 04 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 86.0 7.0 12.0 19.0 33.0 24.0 24.0
23 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 90.0 10.0 31.0 33.0 16.0 22.0 11.0
24 Martin Roberts 122 Birkenhead Nitro 91.0 11.0 27.0 18.0 15.0 20.0 33.0
25 Peter Crisp 80 Chipstead SC Kantun S 96.0 9.0 16.0 21.0 29.0 30.0 21.0
26 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop 101.0 9.0 23.0 29.0 23.0 21.0 25.0
27 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop 104.0 5.0 20.0 27.0 25.0 31.0 27.0
28 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop 107.0 7.0 29.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 31.0
29 Austin Guerrier 28 Datchet Water V10 111.0 8.0 25.0 30.0 26.0 26.0 26.0
30 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop 114.0 10.0 24.0 22.0 31.0 29.0 29.0
31 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 121.0 11.0 33.0 28.0 27.0 32.0 23.0
32 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop 127.0 11.0 30.0 31.0 28.0 28.0 30.0
33 Andy Seymour 85 Southend MBC V8 133.0 9.0 28.0 32.0 32.0 33.0 32.0

The Race Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the competitors for their understanding of the decisions taken under the difficult conditions that prevailed and to thank all the Coalhouse Fort RYC members who assisted throughout the day.

Report courtesy John Newton and photos Dave Sellens

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