IOM Ranking 4 (18/06/2017)

Following round 3 of the IOM Ranking Series the previous day, round 4 took place on Sunday 18th June 2017 at Coalhouse Fort RYC under very similar conditions, except the temperature seemed slightly higher. Apart from that, the wind direction and strength yet again were a major factor on the days racing, creating major problems for both the Race Officer, Geoff Appleton and all the competitors.DSC_5050

Based on representation by the MYA Race Officer following discussions with the competitors and the Race Team, it was agreed that the event would be run with two heats, at least initially for the seeding races. Assuming these went OK the event as a whole would run with two heats, which actually happened.

DSC_5043As per the previous day, the temperature and changeable wind conditions caused some frustration amongst the competitors, but overall everybody was well behaved and the race team would like to thank everybody for their understanding with the decisions that needed to be taken. AT one point a sea breeze could be seen approaching the venue and so a decision was take to delay the start of the next race, which was explained to the competitors. Throughout the day there were many course changes which entailed moving from one end of the lake to the other and back again. But even this did not prevent changes in wind strength and direction during a race creating difficulties and frustration for competitors.

There was a protest/request for redress regarding the same incident, with the protest being dismissed and the request for redress being upheld.

Yet again, the top skippers showed their experience under very trying conditions, but it was Rob Walsh and Colin Goodman who were the obvious contenders with Rob eventually taking the win and Colin second followed by Josh King in third.

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Results:

































Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop 12.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 1.0 2.0
2 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 14.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 10.0
3 Josh King 26 Windrush BritPop 19.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 12.0 3.0 8.0
4 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop 23.0 2.0 7.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 7.0
5 Martin Roberts 122 Birkenhead Nitro 33.0 6.0 12.0 10.0 4.0 10.0 3.0
6 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10 33.0 4.0 10.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 16.0
7 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA 34.0 3.0 16.0 26.0 1.0 9.0 5.0
8 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop 37.0 5.0 9.0 7.0 15.0 19.0 1.0
9 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 40.0 1.0 17.0 20.0 2.0 16.0 4.0
10 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop 41.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 13.0 17.0 25.0
11 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop 41.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 9.0 11.0 9.0
12 Rob Vice 181 Clapham MYC BritPop 45.0 6.0 11.0 17.0 11.0 4.0 13.0
13 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 48.0 9.0 23.0 11.0 16.0 6.0 6.0
14 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 60.0 3.0 13.0 16.0 25.0 13.0 15.0
15 Dave Allinson 04 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 62.0 17.0 20.0 14.0 5.0 12.0 14.0
16 George Beacroft 15 Chelmsford RYC Vision 62.0 14.0 25.0 13.0 10.0 8.0 17.0
17 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V 66.0 7.0 14.0 6.0 17.0 26.0 22.0
18 John Cleave 00 Ryde Chaste 73.0 15.0 2.0 15.0 23.0 20.0 21.0
19 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 74.0 11.0 28.0 12.0 18.0 22.0 11.0
20 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition 77.0 10.0 4.0 18.0 26.0 19.0 26.0
21 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop 83.0 8.0 15.0 22.0 19.0 23.0 19.0
22 Peter Crisp 180 Chipstead SC Kantun S 89.0 9.0 26.0 25.0 14.0 15.0 30.0
23 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 96.0 8.0 18.0 28.0 30.0 32.0 12.0
24 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop 96.0 17.0 32.0 19.0 28.0 14.0 18.0
25 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal 96.0 11.0 21.0 21.0 22.0 21.0 23.0
26 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop 100.0 10.0 19.0 30.0 20.0 24.0 27.0
27 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop 108.0 13.0 22.0 29.0 24.0 29.0 20.0
28 Cameron Vice 194 Guilford MYC Greyhound Mk 2 114.0 14.0 29.0 24.0 27.0 25.0 24.0
29 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop 115.0 12.0 27.0 27.0 21.0 28.0 29.0
30 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 121.0 13.0 30.0 23.0 31.0 27.0 28.0
31 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop 126.0 12.0 24.0 31.0 29.0 30.0 31.0

Thanks to all competitors and members of Coalhouse Fort RYC for their fortitude on another difficult day with difficult decisions having to be made.

Report courtesy John newton and photos Dave Sellens.

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