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Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup 2019 Day Three

An overnight change in the weather forecast pre-empted an adjustment to the sailing schedule for the 33 Dragons and over 100 sailors.

With very heavy weather and strong winds predicted for Friday it was confirmed that the crew’s race would be abandoned, and two races would be run to finish the championship.

A strengthening 10-15 knot SW breeze and rollers were present for the start of race five along with a lot of ebb tide. A general recall under flag U led to a black flag start that saw four boats over the line and another recall.

Start three was successful and 29 Dragons sailed up the bay with Martin Byrne’s Jaguar, Mike Budd’s Harry, Paddy Atkinson’s Seafire, Mike Breivik’s Mars and Gavia Wilkinson-Cox’s Jerboa leading into the windward mark.

Fast sailing downwind resulted in Martin Payne’s Bear and Rob Campbell’s Quicksilver VI pulling back up to the leaders over taking Jerboa and Mars.

After a final 2nm beat the course was shortened to finish at the final downwind gate with Jaguar and Harry finishing seconds apart followed by Bear and Quicksilver VI.

Race six and the final race to count started with a general recall, but an all clear second start saw the fleet split with Graham Bailey’s Aimee and Bear taking the pin-end and a left-hand lane up the beat. Aimee held out longer on the left and this paid hugely for them coming out at the windward mark in the top six. Joining them at the mark was current leaders, Harry along with Mars, Avalanche, Tim Pearson’s ZU and Patrick Lomax’s Good Grief.

A packed windward spreader resulted in many Dragons gybing off to get away from the tide. Holding on to the lead and taking an inner lane downwind was Harry followed by Aimee, Avalanche, David William’s Phantom, Richard Leask’s Kestra and ZU.

Going into the gate and taking the right-hand mark Mike Budd was having some serious issues with his genoa halyard and it looked like the end of his race! Avalanche tacked off to clear their air behind Harry and sailed out towards the right and the shoreline along with Harryot.

The majority of the fleet chose the right taking the land breeze close to SCYC that saw Jaguar and Seafire pull ahead. A long run down to the final leeward gate had Harry, Seafire, Aimee and Jaguar in the leading pack followed by a fast running Bear.

The four top boats ran to the right and middle for a very close finish. Martin Payne spotted another breeze on the left coming from the island with more tide so chose the last of the ebb tide to take him to the finish right behind Seafire.

All the races of the 2019 Edinburgh Cup are now complete, and all results are final. Follow us at www.facebook.com.BritishDragonAssociation for more news and images from tonight’s’ prize giving.

Thank you to Andy Green, Green Sea Photography for the images.

FULL RESULTS

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Rank Boat Nat SailNo HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st Harry GBR 818 GBR Mike Budd Mark Greaves &
Adam Bowers
1.0 4.0 2.0 (7.0) 2.0 1.0 17.0

10

2nd Jaguar IRL 201 IRL Martin Byrne Pedro Andrade &
Adam Winkelmann
8.0 1.0 (10.0) 2.0 1.0 3.0 25.0

15

3rd Bear GBR 789 GBR Martin Payne Emma York &
Chris Grosscurth
2.0 (9.0) 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 26.0

17

4th Aimee GBR 782 GBR Graham Bailey Julia Bailey Will Heritage
Will Bedford
6.0 3.0 8.0 1.0 (34.0
BFD)
2.0 54.0

20

5th Jerboa GBR 761 GBR Gavia Wilkinson-Cox Mark Hart, Patrick Rigby &
Jake Hardman
4.0 6.0 1.0 6.0 7.0 (9.0) 33.0

24

6th Avalanche GBR 722 GBR Mark Wade Amanda Wade &
Chris Brittain
7.0 10.0 (11.0) 4.0 8.0 8.0 48.0

37

7th Mars USA 8 POR Mike Breivik Ron Rosenberg &
Will Willett
10.0 (16.0) 7.0 8.0 5.0 10.0 56.0

40

8th Phantom IRL 176 IRL David Williams Peter Bowring &
John O’Connor
15.0 11.0 3.0 5.0 (34.0
BFD)
7.0 75.0

41

9th Seafire GBR 636 GBR Paddy Atkinson Ian Platt &
Mark Platt
5.0 (19.0) 13.0 13.0 6.0 4.0 60.0

41

10th Harryot GBR 793 GBR Nick Whipp Sam McDougall &
Cris Miles
(21.0) 5.0 9.0 15.0 10.0 6.0 66.0

45

Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup Day Two

Sailors swapped suncream and shorts for foulies and boots on day two of the Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup in Abersoch.

A stronger south westerly breeze and rolling Irish Sea was already waiting for the competitors as they sailed out for the start of race three. With the tide pushing the Dragons over the line a general recall lead to the black flag being displayed for the second start. All but one Dragon got away cleanly with the fleet being split left and right.

Some of those that chose to take the left-hand lane and get in the tide came out at the windward mark in front. Mike Budd’s Harry led Gavia Wilkinson-Cox’s Jerboa, Rob Campbell’s Quicksilver VI and David William’s Phantom and the fleet downwind followed closely by Martin Payne’s Bear.

Sticking with the right and the lifting breeze Bear gained a place downwind overtaking Quicksilver VI at the gate. Over on the left and gaining on the downwind legs Jerboa took the lead from Harry who held off Irish National Champion Phantom.

Winners of the Kin Trophy Jerboa’s Patrick Rigby and Jake Hardman said of their Dragon experience so far: “We recently sailed the Dragon Gold Cup with Gavia, and this is our second event as a team. We are both part of the British Keelboat Academy and we are working to help promote younger sailors into Dragons. Today has been really challenging, but brilliant fun, it was full throttle all the way round.”

A rain bearing front and larger sea state kicked in for the start of race four as the Dragons sailed up the 1.8nm beat. Tide and breeze split the fleet with Mark Wade’s Avalanche, Graham Bailey’s Aimee and Phantom choosing to go left towards the windward mark at St. Tudwal’s island.

A packed spreader leg saw Bear and Martin Byrne’s Jaguar approach from the right joining the leading front runners downwind. Choosing the left-hand gate and sailing towards the shoreline Aimee and Bear increased their presence on the racecourse. This allowed Graham Bailey to cross and overtake Jaguar while Avalanche stayed hot on the heels of Bear.

With Aimee taking the win in race four and claiming the Terry Wade Memorial Trophy, it is all change to the overall results.

Racing today starts at 1055. Follow us at www.facebook.com.BritishDragonAssociation for live race updates and news from the racecourse.

RESULTS

Rank Boat Nat SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1st Harry GBR 818 GBR SCYC Mike Budd Mark Greaves & Adam Bowers 1.0 4.0 2.0 7.0 14.0
2nd Jerboa GBR 761 GBR RTYC Gavia Wilkinson-Cox Mark Hart, Patrick Rigby & Jake Hardman 4.0 6.0 1.0 6.0 17.0
3rd Aimee GBR 782 GBR RYS Graham Bailey Julia Bailey Will Heritage Will Bedford 6.0 3.0 8.0 1.0 18.0
4th Bear GBR 789 GBR YCLB Martin Payne Emma York & Chris Grosscurth 2.0 9.0 4.0 3.0 18.0
5th Jaguar IRL 201 IRL RSGYC Martin Byrne Pedro Andrade & Adam Winkelmann 8.0 1.0 10.0 2.0 21.0
6th Avalanche GBR 722 GBR RCYC Mark Wade Amanda Wade & Chris Brittain 7.0 10.0 11.0 4.0 32.0
7th Phantom IRL 176 IRL RSGYC David Williams Peter Bowring & John O’Connor 15.0 11.0 3.0 5.0 34.0
8th Mars USA 8 POR Seattle YC Mike Breivik Ron Rosenberg & Will Willett 10.0 16.0 7.0 8.0 41.0
9th Bertie GBR 763 GBR CCYC Simon Barter James Barter & Donald Wilks 25.0 8.0 6.0 9.0 48.0
10th Harryot GBR 793 GBR SCYC Nick Whipp Sam McDougall & Cris Miles 21.0 5.0 9.0 15.0 50.0

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