Lark Nationals 2010 - Day 4

Fiona Gray - 27th July 2010


The fleet launched with a few sore heads after a big party night of Crew’s Union and Board of Directors. The wind was light and from the NW. With a gate start and trapezoid course Stephen and Chris Videlo took advantage of being pathfinder banged the right hand corner and popped out first at the windward mark. It was all in the first beat and the first five finishers had all gone right. Nigel Hufton and Andy Douglas finished second with Alan Krailing and Edd McArdle taking 3rd place. Steve and Chris’s win has put them on equal points on the leader board with Harry Pynn and MJ Gifford, with Steve and Chris now taking the top spot overall. First silver fleet sailors are Chris White and Lucy Evans, currently lying 11th and the young Bronze fleet sailors - 16 year old Will Kennedy and 13 year old Rhos Hawes - lying a very creditable 23rd overall.

The hotly contested Crew’s race followed today’s points race with 23 starters. It was a very competitive trapezoid race, eventually won by Becky Priest/Emma Harris, with MJ Gifford and Harry Pynn having the second spot. Youth sailors took the next 2 spots with 14 year old Emma White crewed by father Matt, coming 3rd and the 17 year olds, Tim Linsell and Aaron Woolf coming 4th, having led for the first trapezoid lap.

Results of Race 5
1st 2491 Stephen & Chris Videlo
2nd 2470 Nigel Hufton & Andy Douglas
3rd 2464 Alan Krailing & Edd McArdle
4th 2452 Harry Pynn & MJ Gifford
5th 2496 Steve & Nicola Cumley

Overall results after 5 races
1st 2491 Stephen & Chris Videlo
2rd 2452 Harry Pynn & MJ Gifford
3rd 2471 Matt & Emma White
4th 2495 Stuart Hydon & Tim Linsell

Silver Fleet
2489 Chris White & Lucy Evans

Bronze Fleet
2379 Will Kennedy & Rhos Hawes