Edinburgh Cup 2022 Day Two
The day started with lighter-than-forecast conditions in Falmouth Harbour, and it was a casual downwind sail to the race area for the competing Dragons.
Race three started with a cloudy NNW breeze and a keen TUR 1212 and GBR 764 were called over the line. Dragons were noticeably picking either the left or right of the course for their long tack.
The windward mark made for exciting viewing as the main pack of Dragons all converged, in breeze and current, to make the spreader mark.
The dark blue hull of Bluebottle edged forward to take the race three win ahead of Jerboa GBR 761. Third place of the race went to Richard Davies’ Flotation GBR 790 after a superb display of shift selection and downwind sailing. Hot on the heels were Jaguar Racing Team IRL 201 and Pageboy XI GBR 792 in fourth and fifth.
As the Dragons prepared for the start of race four the wind swung more to the North and increased and combined with a disturbed sea saw all sailors on the side heading up the first beat.
Fei-Lin’s Flirtation GBR 633 picked the winning side of the racecourse and after the second downwind leg had opened a considerable lead. It was safe to say everyone was happy to see Ron and his stunning Dragon take the race win.
A consistent race from GBR 761 saw them take another second place and a firm position in the top five. IRL 201 went one better securing third place with GBR 763 and TUR 1212 crossing in fourth and fifth places.
Martin Byrne said after racing “I am optimistic for the next races. We have remained consistent, but it is remarkably close racing. We still have some work to do and will give it all we have till the end.”
Everyone is interested to see how the day pans out and how the scoreboard is shuffled around once the discard is applied. Anyone of four boats has the potential to take the Edinburgh Cup. Could Graham Bailey win his fourth Edinburgh Cup in Bluebottle, or Andy Beadsworth take his first win as a helm, it could go to SW Champions Jaguar Racing Team, or team Jerboa attain their first win and only the second time a lady helm has won the Cup.
Dragons sailors, friends and family spent the evening in the Chain Locker in Falmouth Harbour with everyone thoroughly enjoying the Black Rock Gin, fish & chips and sea shanties.
Results are provisional as of 15:49 on July 6, 2022
Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Entries: 24, Scoring system: Appendix A
|1st||Jaguar Racing Team||IRL 201||Martin Byrne||Royal St George YC||C||7.0||2.0||4.0||3.0||16.0|
|2nd||Provezza Dragon||TUR 1212||Andy Beadsworth||Bodrum Offshore SC||2.0||1.0||11.0||5.0||19.0|
|3rd||Bluebottle||GBR 192||Graham Bailey||Royal Yacht Squadron||1.0||7.0||1.0||12.0||21.0|
|4th||Fei-Lin’s Flirtation||GBR 633||Ronald James||Royal Forth YC||5.0||9.0||9.0||1.0||24.0|
|5th||Jerboa||GBR 761||Gavia Wilkinson-Cox||Royal Torbay YC||L||19.0||3.0||2.0||2.0||26.0|
|6th||Bertie||GBR 763||Simon Barter||Cowes Corinthian YC||C||4.0||8.0||10.0||4.0||26.0|
|7th||Hands Off||GBR 760||Andrew Moss||Royal Corinthian YC||C||3.0||6.0||7.0||11.0||27.0|
|8th||Pageboy XI||GBR 792||Clive Page||Royal Corinthian YC||C||6.0||4.0||5.0||14.0||29.0|
|9th||Furious||GBR 777||Owen Pay||Cowes Corinthian YC||11.0||5.0||13.0||6.0||35.0|
|10th||Basilisk||GBR 515||Patrick Gifford||Aldeburgh YC||C,>25||9.0||11.0||17.0||9.0||46.0|
|11th||Raissa||GBR 809||Michael Cope||South Caernarfonshire YC||C||8.0||17.0||6.0||17.0||48.0|
|12th||Flotation||GBR 790||Richard Davies||Royal Thames YC||18.0||14.0||3.0||16.0||51.0|
|13th||Still Crazy||GBR 827||Ian Gray||Royal Corinthian YC||13.0||16.0||8.0||15.0||52.0|
|14th||Gandalf||GBR 726||Edwin Hannant||Medway YC||12.0||13.0||22.0||13.0||60.0|
|15th||Sanka||GBR 748||Dave Ross||Cowes Corinthian YC||15.0||12.0||14.0||19.0||60.0|
|16th||Fit Chick||GBR 753||Chris Grosscurth||Medway YC||C||23.0||10.0||18.0||10.0||61.0|
|17th||Kestra||GBR 731||Richard Leask||Royal Forth YC||C||10.0||20.0||12.0||20.0||62.0|
|18th||Kismet||GBR 508||Cathy Ogden||Royal Forth YC||C,L,>25||14.0||22.0||23.0||8.0||67.0|
|19th||Glaurung||GBR 768||Richard Cullen||RORC||C||21.0||19.0||21.0||7.0||68.0|
|20th||Naiad||GBR 764||Michael Hayles||Aldeburgh YC||C||20.0||15.0||20.0||18.0||73.0|
|21st||Rán||GBR 430||Crispin Blyth||Royal Yorkshire YC||>25||17.0||18.0||16.0||22.0||73.0|
|22nd||Dublin Bay||GBR 826||David Warner||Royal Corinthian YC||C||16.0||23.0||15.0||21.0||75.0|
|23rd||Suti||GBR 747||Trevor Cox||Medway YC||C||22.0||21.0||19.0||23.0||85.0|
|24th||Ithaca||GBR 734||Michael Cover||Royal Thames YC||C||24.0||25.0 RET||25.0 DNC||25.0 DNC||99.0|