Wells and Darling lead day 1 Flying 15 Nationals

Greg Wells and Mark Darling - Flying 15 National Championship 2008

The Flying 15 National Championships got underway at Hayling Island SC in perfect conditions in Hayling Bay, Sunday. Greg Wells and Mark Darling were the eventual winners of the first race after a close tussle with Barry and Sue Parkin.

The first race was held in a strengthening sea breeze over four rounds of a windward/leeward course in Hayling Bay. Barry and Sue Parkin nailed the start and flopped onto port and led at the windward mark.

Henry Craven-Smith and Matt Alvarado rounded second, then Alan Bax and Bill Masterman hit the mark, as did several others in misjudging the strong tide. Wells and Darling were sixth at the windward mark but started fourth on the first downwind leg, due to the turns being done.

Wells and Darling moved into second on the offwind leg behind the Parkins and then took the lead on the second beat. On the second run Parkins retook the lead.

On the third beat Wells and Darling led again and then slightly extended their lead on the run. On the final beat Wells and Darling were safely ahead with the Parkins in second and taking third it was Goacher and Evans on a charge, with Bax and Masterman, recovering to fourth and Craven-Smith and Alvarado in fifth with Mike Hart and Richard Rigg recovering well to finish sixth.

Two race are scheduled for Monday.

Flying 15 - Overall positions after Day 1

1st 3920 Greg Wells Mark Darling HISC 1 pts
2nd 3911 Barry Parkin Sue Parkin HISC 2 pts
3rd 3821 Stephen Goacher Phil Evans RWYC 3 pts
4th 3883 Alan Bax Bill Masterman HISC 4 pts
5th 3904 Henry Craven-Smith Matt Alvarado HISC 5 pts
6th 3917 Mike Hart Richard Rigg Port Dornwick 6 pts
7th 3842 Simon Kneller Dave Lucas Grafham Water SC 7 pts
8th 3914 Adrian Tattersall Tim Smart RYA 8 pts
9th 3796 Javier Chacaregui Miguel Santa Usula 9 pts
10th 3799 Veronica Falat Ben Falat Waveney & Oulton Broad YC 10 pts
11th 3862 Andrew Jameson James Grant HISC 11 pts
12th 3818 Gill Browning Simon Weatherill HISC 12 pts
13th 3927 Mark Wood Tim Rumfitt HISC 13 pts
14th 3681 Pip Hudson Alice Hudson Broxbourne SC 14 pts
15th 3922 Jeremy Davy Tim Harper HISC/DWSC 15 pts
16th 3611 Steve Douthwaite Paul Averley DRSC 16 pts
17th 3630 Ossie Stewart Kevin Richardson HISC 17 pts
18th 3923 Charles Apthorp Alan Green HISC 18 pts
19th 3721 David Tunnicliffe Stevy Jackson Largs 19 pts
20th 3615 Roger Palmer Barbara Palmer HISC 20 pts
21st 3851 Ian Linder Kevin Sweetman Burghfield SC 21 pts
22nd 3736 Peter Bannister Sue Bannister HISC 22 pts
23rd 3563 Mike McIntyre Caroline McIntyre HISC 23 pts
24th 3536 Stephen Hine Rick Bowers HISC 24 pts
25th 3786 Chris Harris Tracy Harris Northampton 25 pts
26th 3845 Tessa Lancaster Nick Lancaster HISC 26 pts
27th 3901 Mike Kilbee Tony Cox Parkstone YC 27 pts
28th 3772 Chris Swallow Matt Pallett Burton SC 28 pts
29th 3853 Robert Hogben Glyn Morgan Bewl Valley SC 29 pts
30th 3890 Geoff Bayliss Martin Grady HISC 30 pts
31st 3787 David Brockbank Janet Lefton RWYC 31 pts
32nd 3815 Athol King Trevor Bellis DRSC 32 pts
33rd 3928 Howard Green Ian Preston Leigh & Lowton SC 33 pts
34th 3813 Peter Slater Brian Campbell-Bottoms HISC 34 pts
35th 3720 Richard King Roy O'Donnell HISC 35 pts
36th 3902 Peter Hogg Alex Dobson Dovestone SC 36 pts
37th 3583 Mark Allerston David Pattison HISC 37 pts
38th 3812 Paul Maxfield Caroline Maxfield HISC 38 pts
39th 3537 David Nicholls William Nicholls HISC 39 pts
40th 3653 Adam Mangan Emma Mangan Datchet Water SC 40 pts
41st 3667 Jonathan Ward Julia Ward Ogston SC 41 pts
42nd 2655 Ian horton Phill Lewis Cardiff Bay YC 42 pts
43rd 3776 Stefan Lloyd Ruth Wake HISC 43 pts
44th 1155 Duncan Baird Tim Bowen Llangorse SC 44 pts
45th 2606 Bob Tait Nick Muserane TBA 45 pts
46th 3271 Mike Durrant Claire Durrant HISC 46 pts
47th 798 Ian Shaw Gavin Shaw Wimbledon Park SC 47 pts
48th 1333 Peter Clark Chris Thompson Humber YC 48 pts
49th 3778 Geoffrey Povey Claudette Povey Bewl Valley SC 49 pts
50th 3378 Andy Clark Nadia Melnikova Datchet Water SC 50 pts
51st 3393 Dave Moody Jimmy Moody HISC 53.0 DNF pts
51st 3565 David Attwood Fergus Attwood Tayvallich SC 53.0 DNF pts

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