Fells and Barber pull it out of the hat
Another eventful B14 Tide Ride event took place last weekend at Hayling Island SC. With 25 boats racing on a 400-500m course with 2 downwind gates the racing was tight. Consequently many of the favourites ended up collecting black flags so tumbling them down the day’s final order.
The overnight leaders not collecting any black flags was Steve Fish/Neil Barber, followed by Dave Hayes/Sean Dwyer (Seasure) and Tim Fells/Shaun Barber.
Sunday started with the overnight position counting as the score equivalent to one race. On Sunday the fleet was split into two flights with flight one being named the flight of death due to most of the top circuit boats being in that half. The top six of each flight would go through to the final two races with the rest sailing a reportage final.
1 FELLS/BARBER 3, 3, 2, 8pts
2 BINES/GIBBONS (CSC) 5, 4, 1, 10 pts
3 HAYES/DWYER (Seasure) 2, 5, 6, 13 pts
4 JOLLAFFE/BRANCH (Boatracer.co.uk) 6, 1, 7, 14 pts
5 BARNES/PYGALL (ReadyCrest) 9, 2, 3, 14 pts