2010-04-25 Doombar Spring Series
Sunday 25th April saw the final race of the 2010 Doombar Spring Series.
The final race of the series saw a force four south westerly wind with the IRC class racing a windward leeward course between Newgrounds & Dunstone whilst the PY class raced a traditional triangular course between Newgrounds, Duke Rock & Dunstone.
The racing in both the IRC & PY fleets was close with positions being fought for throughout the two & an half hour long race. Colin Leach’s Red Fox took first place in the IRC fleet despite finishing nearly twenty four minutes after Andy Williams Mighty Max 3 who finished second on handicap just ahead of Rick Adams’s Rushcutter.
After two hours racing Janie Smallridge missed out on first place in the PY fleets by 88 seconds with Patrick Chapmans Sixpence taking first place once again to complete the series taking first place in all the races. Chris Pope from University of Plymouth SC took third place in a J80 with Eric Bates Rumpleteazer taking fourth place.
The IRC fleet saw the top three places seperated by one point between each position with John McLaren’s Ker 39 “Miridadi” taking top spot on the podium with Colin Leach’s RF290 “Red Fox” in second place & Daniel Flanagan’s J80 “Jasmine” in third place.
The PY fleet saw consistancy paying off for Patrick Chapman’s Moody 27 “Sixpence” claiming first place ahead of Eric Bates Scanner 33 “Rumpleteazer” & Janie Smallridge’s Albin Ballard “Duchess”.
Special thanks go to :
- Doombar for sponsoring the series & for providing the daily prizes for the series which was greatly appreciated.
- Sue & Mal Frary for providing their fantastic yacht “Esperance” as the committee boat for the series.
- Roger Payne & Mike Rex who laid the start line for the races & provided safety cover.
For todays results please click here
The Overall Series Results can be found here
Todays photos can be found at
Andy Thomas celebrating his escape from behind the bar onboard Rumpleteazer :)