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Branston 3 - 19/10/2014

Weather Very Mild, dry.

Increasingly gusty and windy with 12-30cm swell pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic DAY!!! Different race format from our usual one,  due to low lake.

MASSIVE THANKS TO BRANSTON TEAM for providing rescue crew in challenging conditions and allowing us to use their great facilities at short notice. Thanks to Mads for lap counting (again) and for all who donned their wellies and waders helping to launch and retrieve boats.

Conditions were atrocious at times,  well done to all who kept boats on the lake! Well done Mark for making the surprise race format work so well!

19th Oct 2014

 

117 Photos have now been added - they really do depict the great memorable occasion this event turned out to be. The last one in our 2014 calendar.  Because the lake was low, approx 2 metres lower than normal, we had to launch boats from the muddy foreshore, using step ladders kindly provided by members. In addition, to make matters more challenging, OOD Mark Wild decided to upset the race “applecart” by running (with no prior notice) single 30 minute heats to minimise movement to and from challenging pit areas. A mandatory pit stop with engines cut was required. Drivers failing to adhere to this would have a 50% lap reduction imposed as a penalty! The challenge for racers was double barrelled. Would their boats be equipped to run double normal heat time with enough fuel? Would their boats cope with the inclement conditions???

 

The results and pictures tell some of the story  much better than my words can.

 

AA class

30 min heat

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Andy Rennie

11

Challenger

CMB 21

60

 

 

 

60

15

2nd

Mike Barnes

4

Sea Spirit

MDS 28

58

 

 

 

58

12

3rd

Sha Simon

60

Cavalier

MDS 28

50

 

 

 

50

10

4th

Mark Beesley

176

Cavalier

OS21 ob

39

 

 

 

39

8

5th

Dave Clay

42

Challenger 43

CMB 21

29

 

 

 

29

6

6th

Graham Stanley

29

Cavalier

OS 21

11

 

 

 

11

5

7th

Bob Cheshire

16

Challenger

Nova Rossi 21

8.5

 

 

 

8.5

4

A class

30 min heat

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Dave Clay

42

Orion

CMB 45 VAC

51

 

 

 

51

15

2nd

Craig Dickson

55

Crusader 3

SC 46

50

 

 

 

50

12

3rd

Luke Bramwell

6

Sea Spirit 2

SC 40

26

 

 

 

26

10

4th

Kian Searle

128

Crusader 3

ASP 46

23

 

 

 

23

8

5th

Andy Rennie

11

Challenger

ASP 46

22

 

 

 

22

6

6th

Kurt Cave

7

Cougar

tt46

10

 

 

 

10

5

7th

Amelia Cheshire

98

Crusader 3

Irvine 40

0

 

 

 

0

0

B class

30 min heat

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Garry Dickson

44

Challenger 48

Webra 61

20

 

 

 

20

15

2nd

Bob Cheshire

16

Challenger 48

Webra

0

 

0

 

0

0

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C class

30 min heat

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Harry Stuart

133

Warhawk

OPS 90 Sq Head

61

 

 

 

61

15

2nd

Mike Gelson

36

Stratos

CMB 91RS EVO

37

 

 

 

37

12

3rd

Andy Uttley

22

Arrow

CMB 101

34

 

 

 

34

10

4th

Ian Searle

127

Makara

CMB 90

33

 

 

 

33

8

D class

30 min heat

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Mike Barnes

4

Patriot

MW Zen 29

83

 

 

 

83

15

2nd

Garry Dickson

44

Saturn

MPM 31

72

 

 

 

72

12

3rd

Ken Dodd

78

Phantom

Zen 29

46

 

 

 

46

10

4th

Ian Searle

127

Apache

RCMK

40

 

 

 

40

8

5th

Andy Uttley

22

Phantom

Tiger King

18

 

 

 

18

6

6th

Harry Stuart

133

Woody

CRRC Pro

17

 

 

 

17

5

7th

Kurt Cave

7

Prevada

BLasta

14

 

 

 

14

4

8th

Steve Abbott

18

Phantom

RCMK

7

 

 

 

7

3

9th

Graham Stanley

29

Pipe Dream

Zen 26

3

 

 

 

3

2

10th

Mike Durrant

8

Phantom

Gizmo GZ4

3

 

 

 

3

2

11th

Kevin Alcock

75

Patriot

RCMK/GIZMO

0

 

 

 

0

0

11th

Mark Beesley

176

xxx

Zen

0

 

 

 

0

0

Cat T1 class

2x10 min heats

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Harry Stuart

133

R2 Silver Fox

OPS 45

18

1

9

 

27

15

2nd

Boyd Elson

72

X Cat 38

ASP 46

16

3

11

 

27

12

3rd

Kurt Cave

7

X Cat 38

Nova Rossi 57

10

2

 

 

10

10

4th

Kian Searle

128

Sprint Cat

OPS 21

5

 

 

 

5

8

Cat 2 class

2x10 min heats

 

Name

Number

Hull

Engine

Heat 1

c/b

Heat 2

c/b

Total

Points

1st

Garry Dickson

44

Mercury

MPM 31

21

 

23

 

44

15

2nd

Malcolm Pratt

9

Aeromarine

CMB RS91

20

 

22

 

42

12

3rd

Kurt Cave

7

Conquest

KRC 29

20

 

15

 

35

10

4th

Daz Elson

73

Rebel F1

RCMK K30

9

 

7

 

16

8

5th

Kevin Alcock

75

Conquest

RCMK 27

8

 

 

 

8

6

 

 

Highest laps of the day

Mike Barnes D4 (83 laps)

Heat Duration - 30 Minutes one heat only

(Cats 2 x  10 mins)

 

 

Best boat

Andy Uttley D22

 

2 minute “mill”