2008 Lark Nationals Day 3

Simon Cox - 29th July 2008

The Lark Championship Village awoke to another warm day with mist over the bay. Racing was postponed for an hour when the racing area became clear of mist with a steady North-East force 2.

Race 3 or the championship was initially led by overnight leaders Jeremy Stephens & Ellie Bremmer but they were called OCS. The lead was taken on by Chris Fish & Beth Condie despite being confused about not being able to see the gybe mark due to a RIB getting in the way. Matt White & Harri Steer pushed Fish & Condie all the way. Fish & Condie were a little confused at the finish and White & Steer having read the sailing instructions took their opportunity to win from Fish & Condie. Fish & Condie are currently protesting the Race Committee…

Further down the fleet, but only slightly, were Silver Fleeters Dan Watson & Harri Condie who are putting together their most impressive campaign yet. Another top ten placing was sufficient to make them pathfinder for race 4.

Watson & Condie took full advantage of being pathfinder to lead for the first lap of the race before a group of boats stole past on the next beat. The race was eventually taken by Emma Harris & Becky Priest with Chris Whitehouse & Jane Alexander in second and defending champs Steve Cumley & Birthday Girl, Eluned Jones in third. Watson & Condie continued their Silver Fleet dominance with a 10th place.

The Bronze Fleet is currently led by Jamie Mayhew & Tom Power with an 18 point advantage over Rob & Ruth Marlow.

One thing is for sure it is going to be a high scoring regatta and anybody could win this champs. Last nights Duckham’s dress, was won by Chris Whitehouse for a lobster pot incident from a fortunate Nigel Scott who was involved in the same incident!

Provisional Results
1st 2471 Matthew White & Harriet Steer, Waldringfield SC 11.0pts
2nd 2496 Steve Cumley & Eluned Jones, Barnt Green SC 13.0pts
3rd 2311 Emma Harris & Becky Priest, Waldringfield SC 14.0pts
4th 2491 Stephen Videlo & Chris Videlo, Waldringfield SC 17.0pts
5th 2464 Alan Krailing & Edd Mcardle, Waldringfield SC 17.0pts
6th 2487 Smashie Bennett & Nicola Booth, Staunton Harold SC 20.0pts

1st Silver - Dan Watson & Harri Condie, Waldringfield SC
1st Bronze - Jamie Mayhew & Tom Power, Waldringfield SC

Full results are available here.