Hamble Big Boat Series - Weekend 1

The first three races of the 2008 Hamble Big Boat Series were sailed on Saturday 4 October in blustery conditions. A planned further two races on Sunday 5 October, to be run in conjunction with the Garmin Hamble Winter Series, were abandoned due to a forecast of strong winds and low visibility.

The Big Boat Series consists of three classes, IRC (Class 0), Level racing 45 (Farr 45s and DK46s) and the new Super-Sport Challenge for larger sportsboats that do not fit either the existing SBR class or IRC.

Eighteen boats took to the water for day 1 of the Big Boat series. Werewolf (Jerry Otter) dominated the Level racing 45 fleet recording three straight wins. Rebel (Stewart Whitehead) was the best of the rest with two seconds and a third.

Three different boats won races in the IRC fleet. Cutting Edge (Robert Lutener and Martin Ellwood) taking race 1, Yeoman XXXII (David Aisher) winning race 2 and Jammy Dodger (Mr Neil Martin) taking the honours in race 3.

Cutting Edge leads overall having added two seconds to their first race win. All entries in the Super-Sport Challenge have chosen to concentrate on the second of the two weekend event - 18/19th October, a fortunate decision considering the 32 knot gusts being recorded on the committee boat.

The remaining five races of the Hamble Big Boat Series will take place on the weekend of the 18/19 October.

2008 Hamble Big Boat Series Daily Results - Class: IRC
Pos - Sail No - Name - TCF - Sailed By - Finish - Corrected time

Race No: 1 Date: 04/10/2008 Start: 10:05 Entries: :11

1 GBR952R Cutting Edge 1.364 Robert Lutener & Martin Elwood 10:36:57 00:43:35
2 GBR1252L Jinja 1.095 Ian Matthews 10:45:31 00:44:22
3 GBR124 Yeoman XXXII 1.277 Mr. David Aisher 10:39:59 00:44:40
4 GBR236R Erivale III 1.118 Mike Greville 10:46:08 00:45:59
5 GBR5433R Jammy Dodger 1.113 Mr. Neil Martin 10:47:00 00:46:45
6 GBR133L Jump 1.118 Mr. Stewart Hawthorn 10:47:21 00:47:21
7 GBR2722 Jolly Jellyfish 1.102 Mr David Richards 10:48:42 00:48:09
8 GBR447L Vespucci's Black Sheep 1.115 Mr John Stapleton 10:50:44 00:51:00
9 GBR562R Floating Voter 1.130 Mr Jon Sanders 10:51:16 00:52:17
12 GBR1223L Panacea 1.092 Mr John Patterson --:--:-- --:--:-- RET
12 GBR86R Maverick 3 1.116 Mr. Dominic Chappell --:--:-- --:--:-- RET

Race No: 2 Date: 04/10/2008 Start: 11:10 Entries: :11

1 GBR124 Yeoman XXXII 1.277 Mr. David Aisher 11:53:58 00:56:09
2 GBR952R Cutting Edge 1.364 Robert Lutener & Martin Elwood 11:52:09 00:57:30
3 GBR86R Maverick 3 1.116 Mr. Dominic Chappell 12:02:52 00:59:00
4 GBR1252L Jinja 1.095 Ian Matthews 12:04:17 00:59:26
5 GBR133L Jump 1.118 Mr. Stewart Hawthorn 12:03:16 00:59:33
6 GBR5433R Jammy Dodger 1.113 Mr. Neil Martin 12:04:42 01:00:53
7 GBR2722 Jolly Jellyfish 1.102 Mr David Richards 12:05:44 01:01:25
8 GBR236R Erivale III 1.118 Mike Greville 12:05:15 01:01:46
9 GBR1223L Panacea 1.092 Mr John Patterson 12:07:51 01:03:10
10 GBR447L Vespucci's Black Sheep 1.115 Mr John Stapleton 12:07:20 01:03:56
12 GBR562R Floating Voter 1.130 Mr Jon Sanders --:--:-- --:--:-- DNF

Race No: 3 Date: 04/10/2008 Start: 12:25 Entries: :11

1 GBR5433R Jammy Dodger 1.113 Mr. Neil Martin 13:17:31 00:58:27
2 GBR952R Cutting Edge 1.364 Robert Lutener & Martin Elwood 13:08:31 00:59:21
3 GBR133L Jump 1.118 Mr. Stewart Hawthorn 13:19:58 01:01:27
4 GBR2722 Jolly Jellyfish 1.102 Mr David Richards 13:22:47 01:03:41
5 GBR236R Erivale III 1.118 Mike Greville 13:22:05 01:03:49
6 GBR1252L Jinja 1.095 Ian Matthews 13:23:17 01:03:49
7 GBR1223L Panacea 1.092 Mr John Patterson 13:24:18 01:04:45
8 GBR124 Yeoman XXXII 1.277 Mr. David Aisher 13:16:27 01:05:42
12 GBR562R Floating Voter 1.130 Mr Jon Sanders --:--:-- --:--:-- DNC
12 GBR86R Maverick 3 1.116 Mr. Dominic Chappell --:--:-- --:--:-- DNC
12 GBR447L Vespucci's Black Sheep 1.115 Mr John Stapleton --:--:-- --:--:-- DNF

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