As expected day 2 of the Champion of champions regatta provided significantly more wind, which kept the rescue crews busy, and the comitee boat entertained! After some overnight changes to the results the Urquhart brothers had cemented their grip on the lead, with Ronnie and Tor Millar close behind in their RS200. However as expected the stronger wind changed things around at the top.
Race 4 was started in a F3 westerly, and the competitors were challenged with an ‘m’ shaped course, with 3 gybe marks on the downwind leg. Ronnie and Tor Millar won, with Callum and Drew Airlie coming a close 2nd in their 420. The Urquhart brothers National 18 was struggling for pace in the stronger winds, and came in in 5th position. Ian Renilson was showing good pace until a capsize downwind caused the trapeze wire to become separated from the mast.
The breeze picked up throughout races 5 and 6, with some good gusts of F5 coming through. This whittled down the competitors, with only 24 finishing race 5. The Race Officer laid a simple triangular course for the competitors, and stationed a rescue boat at the gybe mark! Callum and Drew Airlie again showed good pace in the breeze scoring a bullet followed by James Sinclair and Patrick Burns in their Tasar. Ronnie and Tor Millar followed completed the podium positions. Ian Renilson made it back to the start having put his skiff back together, and showed good pace in his new boat to come 6th.
The 6th and Final race was the asymetrics favourite – a simple sausage course. Despite this symmetric boats lead the fleet with Callum and Drew Airlie taking the win from the National 12 of Bernard Clark and Andrew Mitchell. The Albacore of Judy and Paul Armstrong took 3rd place, followed by Ronnie and Tor Millar in 4th. The Urquhart brothers failed to finish after losing their middle man due to a broken trapeze line, and then capsizing whilst trying to retrieve him.
The overall results show DBSC’s Ronnie and Tor Millar in their RS200 winning by a comfortable 5 points from the Albacore of Judy and Paul Armstrong. The Urquhart brothers lacked pace in the windier conditions on Sunday and dropped to 3rd place, 4 points behind Judy and Paul Armstrong. Callum and Drew Airlie regretted what might have been, having showed great pace on both days; but being disqualified from the first two races for starting with the wrong fleet.
The full results for the weekend can be found here: RYA Scotland Champion of Champions Results 2010