Edinburgh Cup 2022 Day One
Sunny skies and a northwest breeze greeted the Dragon fleet in Falmouth Harbour on day one of the Edinburgh Cup, the British Dragon national championship.
It was a clean start for race one with the fleet split left and right going up the first beat. With the sea breeze fighting the northwest wind, the conditions became patchy and light across the racecourse.
GBR 192 Bluebottle took a commanding lead, securing their first win, followed across the line by Provezza Dragon TUR 1212. Andy Moss’ GBR 760 Hands Off had a great race, chipping away at the fleet on each leg to finish third with GBR 763 Bertie and GBR 633 Fei-Lin’s Flirtation taking fourth and fifth respectively.
Andy Moss commented “We were absolutely delighted with our results today. We had a very frustrating day yesterday, we couldn’t read the course, couldn’t read the wind at all, but today was completely different. We seemed to get in the right shift patterns, we managed to find the pressure and to overtake boats right away through both races. It was fantastic teamwork; we are really enjoying it in Falmouth.”
As the sequence began for race two the NNW breeze increased with white caps welcoming the Dragons. It was exciting racing from the 24 keelboats up the first beat which resulted in a pile-up at the windward mark.
The increased pressure allowed the Dragons to stretch their legs across Falmouth Bay and it was TUR 1212 who crossed the line first with recently crowned Southwest Dragon Champions IRL 201 Jaguar Racing Team in second. Cowes-based Dragon GBR 761 Jerboa enjoyed a better race taking third place followed by Pageboy XI GBR 791 and Furious GBR 777.
TUR 1212 has a five-point lead over GBR 192 going into the second day and with a similar wind forecast it could make for another set of exciting close racing in Falmouth.
Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Entries: 24, Scoring system: Appendix A
|1st||Provezza Dragon||TUR 1212||Andy Beadsworth||Bodrum Offshore SC||2.0||1.0||3.0|
|2nd||Bluebottle||GBR 192||Graham Bailey||Royal Yacht Squadron||1.0||7.0||8.0|
|3rd||Jaguar Racing Team||IRL 201||Martin Byrne||Royal St George YC||7.0||2.0||9.0|
|4th||Hands Off||GBR 760||Andrew Moss||Royal Corinthian YC||C||3.0||6.0||9.0|
|5th||Pageboy XI||GBR 792||Clive Page||Royal Corinthian YC||C||6.0||4.0||10.0|
|6th||Bertie||GBR 763||Simon Barter||Cowes Corinthian YC||C||4.0||8.0||12.0|
|7th||Fei-Lin’s Flirtation||GBR 633||Ronald James||Royal Forth YC||5.0||9.0||14.0|
|8th||Furious||GBR 777||Owen Pay||Cowes Corinthian YC||11.0||5.0||16.0|
|9th||Basilisk||GBR 515||Patrick Gifford||Aldeburgh YC||C,>25||9.0||11.0||20.0|
|10th||Jerboa||GBR 761||Gavia Wilkinson-Cox||Royal Torbay YC||L||19.0||3.0||22.0|
|11th||Raissa||GBR 809||Michael Cope||South Caernarfonshire YC||C||8.0||17.0||25.0|
|12th||Gandalf||GBR 726||Edwin Hannant||Medway YC||12.0||13.0||25.0|
|13th||Sanka||GBR 748||Dave Ross||Cowes Corinthian YC||15.0||12.0||27.0|
|14th||Still Crazy||GBR 827||Ian Gray||Royal Corinthian YC||13.0||16.0||29.0|
|15th||Kestra||GBR 731||Richard Leask||Royal Forth YC||C||10.0||20.0||30.0|
|16th||Flotation||GBR 790||Richard Davies||Royal Thames YC||18.0||14.0||32.0|
|17th||Fit Chick||GBR 753||Chris Grosscurth||Medway YC||C||23.0||10.0||33.0|
|18th||Naiad||GBR 764||Michael Hayles||Aldeburgh YC||C||20.0||15.0||35.0|
|19th||Rán||GBR 430||Crispin Blyth||Royal Yorkshire YC||>25||17.0||18.0||35.0|
|20th||Kismet||GBR 508||Cathy Ogden||Royal Forth YC||C,L,>25||14.0||22.0||36.0|
|21st||Dublin Bay||GBR 826||David Warner||Royal Corinthian YC||C||16.0||23.0||39.0|
|22nd||Glaurung||GBR 768||Richard Cullen||RORC||C||21.0||19.0||40.0|
|23rd||Suti||GBR 747||Trevor Cox||Medway YC||C||22.0||21.0||43.0|
|24th||Ithaca||GBR 734||Michael Cover||Royal Thames YC||C||24.0||25.0 RET||49.0|