UK-Cherub Class

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U.K. Cherub 1994 National Championships

Weymouth Town SC (Hosted by Yacht Clubs of Weymouth)

The Cherub Nationals were hosted by the Yacht Clubs of Weymouth between August 21 & 23, based at Weymouth Town SC, a popular venue rewarded by the best turnout for a number of years, and an Australian presence to sample the current UK Boats

Friday

Three short races were held back to back on the first day, in predominantly light conditions. The first race was notable in that Dave Roe saw both his previous boats ahead of him on the first beat. At the finish first place was taken by the elderly light airs flyer Rebel (Howlett) sailed by the Edwards', second was Dave Roe in the Pasta Frenzy, 3rd Mike Chalmers in Norwegian Blue,Dave's old boat, the original Bistro, and 4th were the Walker's in Dave's original boat, Old Peculier (Ellway 3). 5th were the Spens' in another Bistro. With more wind for the second race Dave took an early lead which he held to the end. Second place was closely contested between Simon Roberts (Dog) narrowly ahead of the Spens' and then Graham Dickenson, with Ian Praine taking 5th in another Bistro. A reasonable breeze filled in for the third race and Dave departed for a second win. Graham (2nd) and Simon R (3rd) also had reasonable margins, and the Spens' and Mike and Matt headed the pack for 4th and 5th.

Saturday

Friday's first race started in a Force 3, and Dave adopted his usual tactic of leading the race from start to finish. Mike and Matt, Graham and Sarah, and Clare and Nick enjoyed a close tussle for second, with Mike holding off Graham after a scrabble round the last mark amongst the 405 fleet that was sharing the course. The second race degenerated into a shortened drift, with Simon and Will Perret going hard right on the beat. Dave & then Mike fended off the challenges, and Simon Roberts took 3rd.

Sunday

The final day produced a patchy Force 3-4, with the best breeze of the day coming on an exciting run out to the start, with several boats pitchpoling and a broken mast. The left said of the beat paid initially, allowing Dave R, Mike, Graham and Andrew Kinchin to make the running. Dave and Mike took first and second, whilst the battle astern was resolved in favour of Andrew K. Similar conditions prevailed for the last race, where Guy Lewington made a successful port tack start in the venerable Flat Stanley, allowing him to round close behind Dave and ahead of Simon and Graham. Dave Guy and Graham then found a hole on the run, while most of the rest of the fleet sailed out to sea on a gust. Dave fought back for a final win ahead of Mike, with Simon narrowly holding off Andrew K for 3rd, and Graham following in 5th place.

Graham Dickenson Originally Printed in Yachts and Yachting

Results

Place Blunt End Sharp End Sail No Design
1 Dave Roe Helen Marsh 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2660 Pasta Frenzy
2 Mike Chalmers Matt Stobbart 3 6 5 2 2 2 2 2637 Bistro
3 Simon Roberts Joe Barker 18 2 3 9 3 5 3 2645 Dog
4 Graham Dickenson Sarah Tindall 6 4 2 3 7 6 5 2647 Bistro
5 Nick Spens Claire Spens 5 3 4 4 9 9 9 2642 Bistro
6 Andy Kinchin Mike Bridgewater 10 7 6 7 14 3 2 2651 Dog
7 Ian Praine Helen Robinson 8 5 9 6 4 10 12 2649 Bistro
8 Andy Horton Kate Horton 13 10 8 8 6 4 7 2656 Platypus
9 Guy Lewington Nick Mason dns 12 12 10 8 7 6 2705 Murray mod Snow
10 Duncan Barr Jackie Gregg 16 9 7 5 10 RTD 8 2658 Barr
11 Paul Priestly Ian Morgan 11 8 16 17 13 8 10 2512 Ellway 2
12 Martin Walker Heidi Walker 4 14 17 11 11 14 13 2612 Ellway 3
13 Paul Cox Liz Humphrey 9 16 10 12 17 11 14 2654 Flyiong Trifle
14 Will Perrett Craig Simons (AUS) 12 13 11 13 PMS 12 11 2646 Bistro
15 Steve Edwards Tom Edwards 1 19 14 14 5 dns Dns 2624 Howlet
16 Brian Cruickshank Peter Cruickshank 14 dnf 13 15 12 13 16 2634 Fartpants
17 Tim Dean Una-Mary Colclough 15 15 15 19 15 rtd Dns 2662 Pasta Frenzy
18 Martin Tisdall Sam Tisdall 17 17 19 18 18 15 15 2644 Bistro
19 Rob Bentley Hazel Jackson 7 11 rtd dns dns dns Dns 2657 Dog
20 Robin Russell Alex Corey 19 18 18 16 16 rtd Dns 2643 Bistro
21 Neil Cardno Ken Scott-Brown 20 rtd rtd 200 19 rtd 17 2534 Deeley 2

Gear Chart

Place Blunt End Sharp End Crew Weight Sail No Design Builder Mast Foils Sails
1 Dave Roe Helen Marsh 19.5 stone 2660 Pasta Frenzy Owner Owner (Carbon) Owner Batt
2 Mike Chalmers Matt Stobbart 20.5 stone 2637 Bistro Dave Roe Proctor Kappa (alloy) Dave Roe Trident/Batt
3 Simon Roberts Joe Barker 20 stone 2645 Dog Owner Owner/Roe (Carbon) Owner Batt
4 Graham Dickenson Sarah Tindall 19 stone 2647 Bistro Biffa Boats Owener/Roe (Carbon) Owner Batt
5 Nick Spens Claire Spens 18 stone 2642 Bistro Wiz Deas Angel Boats (Carbon) Bloodaxe Batt
6 Andy Kinchin Mike Bridgewater 21 stone 2651 Dog Owner Superspar M7 Owner Hayes(?)/Batt


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