The final day of the Rydon Homes Flying 15 national championship took place on Friday 24 August
The final day of the Rydon Homes Flying 15 national championship on Friday 24 August at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club saw the fleet return to Falmouth Bay. Winds were generally Force 2-3 with the occasional lighter spot to catch the unwary. Two races were sailed by the two fleets.
In the All-Comers fleet, the first race saw several competitors fall foul of the black flag, including series leaders Steve Goacher and Phil Evans. The eventual winners were the father and son combination of Brett and Ben Dingwall, with the husband and wife partnership of Barry and Sue Parkin finishing second. Third place went to Brian McKee and Ian Smyth, visiting for the week from Ireland.
The second race saw a clean start by the fleet, and after a slightly shortened course, Steve Goacher finished first, with a commanding lead, with the Dingwalls second and the Parkins third.
In the Classic fleet, honours for the day went to the father and son team of George and Martin Rock-Evans in the first race, and Jeremy Arnold and Elizabeth Orchard in the second. This was not enough to upset the overall race order, with Jones and Prout retaining their overnight lead to win, with Hogg and McKee holding on to second overall.
1st Steve Goacher, Phil Evans 20
2nd Barry Parkin, Sue Parkin 31.4
3rd Brett Dingwall, Ben Dingwall 39.7
4th Charles Apthorp, Jonathon Clark 48
5th Neil Platt, Jamie Marston 48.4
6th Alan Bax, Paul Busby 51.4
1st Stuart Jones, Jennifer Prout 17.4
2nd Peter Hogg, Andrew McKee 20.4
3rd Jeremy Arnold, Elizabeth Orchard 32.7
4th George Rock-Evans, Martin Rock-Evans 32.7
5th Mike Jones, Simon Thomas 41.8
6th David Naylor, Norman Christie 58.7