Edinburgh Cup 2022 Day Three
Going into the final two races of the 2022 Edinburgh Cup in Falmouth it was close at the top. Just one or two points were in it for four of the Dragons and it quite literally was all to play for!
Wind, waves, and sun was on the menu for the first race but after a general recall the wind started to dip. Instead of the three sitting on the side, teams were adapting to the conditions sailing towards Pendennis Castle.
The conditions further tested the fleet with many choosing to hit a hard corner before turning to the upwind mark. Gains were made downwind for many of the Dragons, but it was the final beat to the finish that determined the outcome.
Provezza TUR 1212 claimed their second race win with Bluebottle GBR 192 in second and, Jaguar Racing Team IRL 201 taking third. Burnham-based Dragons Flotation GBR 790 and Still Crazy GBR 827 came in fourth and fifth, respectively.
The final race was an exciting culmination of the week. The Dragons were away on a clean start, and it was a 50/50 split choosing the far left or right of the beat. The first windward mark was a melee of Dragons as several converged from port and starboard resulting in penalty turns and rapid avoidance.
The final beat to the finish saw GBR 192 and TUR 1212 exchange covering tacks and a fast GBR 761 edged ahead. As the Dragons neared the finish and the entrance to Carrick Roads, the wind became unpredictable with pockets across the bay.
In a remarkably close finish, it was Jerboa GBR 761 to cross the line with their first race win. TUR 1212 got in front of GBR 192 to take second place forcing Bluebottle to settle for third.
In another brilliant display of racing expertise, Ron James’ Fei-Lin’s Flirtation GBR 633 came from the back, choosing a hard right on the final beat to take fourth place over the line. Followed quickly by Andy Moss’s Hands Off GBR 760.
The 2022 Edinburgh Cup was won by Provezza Dragon TUR 1212, Andy Beadsworth, Simon Fry and Edward Salter. A first win for helm Andy Beadsworth but not his first Edinburgh Cup win.
Results are provisional as of 16:40 on July 7, 2022
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 24, Scoring system: Appendix A
|1st||Provezza Dragon||TUR 1212||Andy Beadsworth||Bodrum Offshore SC||2.0||1.0||(11.0)||5.0||1.0||2.0||11.0|
|2nd||Bluebottle||GBR 192||Graham Bailey||Royal Yacht Squadron||1.0||7.0||1.0||(12.0)||2.0||3.0||14.0|
|3rd||Jaguar Racing Team||IRL 201||Martin Byrne||Royal St George YC||C||7.0||2.0||4.0||3.0||3.0||(10.0)||19.0|
|4th||Jerboa||GBR 761||Gavia Wilkinson-Cox||Royal Torbay YC||L||(19.0)||3.0||2.0||2.0||17.0||1.0||25.0|
|5th||Fei-Lin’s Flirtation||GBR 633||Ronald James||Royal Forth YC||5.0||(9.0)||9.0||1.0||8.0||4.0||27.0|
|6th||Hands Off||GBR 760||Andrew Moss||Royal Corinthian YC||C||3.0||6.0||7.0||(11.0)||7.0||5.0||28.0|
|7th||Bertie||GBR 763||Simon Barter||Cowes Corinthian YC||C||4.0||8.0||10.0||4.0||(12.0)||6.0||32.0|
|8th||Pageboy XI||GBR 792||Clive Page||Royal Corinthian YC||C||6.0||4.0||5.0||(14.0)||6.0||11.0||32.0|
|9th||Flotation||GBR 790||Richard Davies||Royal Thames YC||(18.0)||14.0||3.0||16.0||4.0||8.0||45.0|
|10th||Furious||GBR 777||Owen Pay||Cowes Corinthian YC||11.0||5.0||(13.0)||6.0||13.0||13.0||48.0|
|11th||Still Crazy||GBR 827||Ian Gray||Royal Corinthian YC||13.0||(16.0)||8.0||15.0||5.0||12.0||53.0|
|12th||Raissa||GBR 809||Michael Cope||South Caernarfonshire YC||C||8.0||17.0||6.0||17.0||(20.0)||9.0||57.0|
|13th||Fit Chick||GBR 753||Chris Grosscurth||Medway YC||C||(23.0)||10.0||18.0||10.0||16.0||7.0||61.0|
|14th||Basilisk||GBR 515||Patrick Gifford||Aldeburgh YC||C,>25||9.0||11.0||17.0||9.0||19.0||(25.0 RET)||65.0|
|15th||Sanka||GBR 748||Dave Ross||Cowes Corinthian YC||15.0||12.0||14.0||19.0||10.0||(25.0 DNC)||70.0|
|16th||Kestra||GBR 731||Richard Leask||Royal Forth YC||C||10.0||(20.0)||12.0||20.0||11.0||18.0||71.0|
|17th||Gandalf||GBR 726||Edwin Hannant||Medway YC||12.0||13.0||(22.0)||13.0||21.0||14.0||73.0|
|18th||Dublin Bay||GBR 826||David Warner||Royal Corinthian YC||C||16.0||(23.0)||15.0||21.0||14.0||15.0||81.0|
|19th||Rán||GBR 430||Crispin Blyth||Royal Yorkshire YC||>25||17.0||18.0||16.0||(22.0)||15.0||16.0||82.0|
|20th||Glaurung||GBR 768||Richard Cullen||RORC||C||(21.0)||19.0||21.0||7.0||18.0||19.0||84.0|
|21st||Kismet||GBR 508||Cathy Ogden||Royal Forth YC||C,L,>25||14.0||22.0||(23.0)||8.0||23.0||20.0||87.0|
|22nd||Naiad||GBR 764||Michael Hayles||Aldeburgh YC||C||20.0||15.0||20.0||18.0||(22.0)||17.0||90.0|
|23rd||Suti||GBR 747||Trevor Cox||Medway YC||C||22.0||21.0||19.0||(23.0)||9.0||21.0||92.0|
|24th||Ithaca||GBR 734||Michael Cover||Royal Thames YC||C||24.0||(25.0 RET)||25.0 DNC||25.0 DNC||25.0 DNC||25.0 DNC||124.0|