2008 Lark Nationals Days 5 & 6

Simon Cox - 31st July 2008

Well its been an eventful last couple of days. Firstly Chris & Beth won their appeal for redress and were given equal first place for the finish line incident in Race 3.

Wednesdays racing was simply awesome with a steady Force 4 in both races and some high profile spills. Race 6 was won by P&B Boys, Steve Hall & Simon Haighton from Alan Krailing & Edd McArdle. Chris Fish & Beth Condie demonstrated the consistency they have not had in previous campaigns to take a solid third place.

Race 7 was much the same with Krailing & McArdle leading to the windward mark with Hall & Haighton just behind. Simon Cox & Joe Hunt followed in third and were pressing hard. On the second lap Fish & Condie took advantage of Cox & Hunt ditching it on the run to take third place.

There was only a single race on Thursday which took place in a Force 2 and waves. After two black flag starts seven boats headed for an early shower. Fish & Condie sailed a great race to win from Cumley & Jones with Smashie Bennett & Nikki Booth in third. Krailing & McArdle came in 9th and now have a challenge to regain their 2006 title. Cumley & Jones are no longer in the running to win leaving the title fight to the two Waldringfield club mates. We can expects fireworks on the race course tomorrow.

In the Silver Fleet, Dan Watson & Harri Condie now lead from Nigel Scott & Rachel Rhodes by 3 points. In the Bronze fleet Tim Vick & James Morley have a 4 point advantage over the all girl team of Spanni Archer & Hannah Mayhew. With one race remaining tomorrow there is still all to play for in all fleets.

Tonight's social is the fancy dress night and is traditionally the very big night. From what we have heard so far we will not be disappointed...

Provisional Results
1st 2494 Christopher Fish & Beth Condie, Waldringfield SC 16.25pts
2nd 2464 Alan Krailing & Edd Mcardle, Waldringfield SC 21.75pts
3rd 2496 Steve Cumley & Eluned Jones, Barnt Green SC 24pts
4th 2487 Smashie Bennett & Nicola Booth, Staunton Harold SC 30pts
5th 2502 Steve Hall & Simon Haighton, Northampton SC 30.75pts
6th 2491 Stephen & Chris Videlo, Waldringfield SC 31pts

1st Silver 2268 Daniel Watson & Harri Condie, Waldringfield SC
1st Bronze 2370 Tim Vick & James Morley, Ulley SC