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The sixth round of the contender Travellers Series was held on 28th – 29th May 2011 and was hosted by Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club.

The high winds forecast for the weekend meant that many of the fleet stayed home.  Those that did travel arrived to find a strong off shore breeze which enticed the race officer to set a course and allow racing as launching from the shingle beach was possible.

Race one started with winds gusting over 30 knots and an angry sea state.  By the end of the first lap Nick Noble and Alex Koukourakus had established a commanding lead as others spent time capsizing.  The second lap saw Alex break his boom whilst gybing which allowed Nick to sail comfortably to finish first ahead of the only other finisher Ed Presley who fought bravely after many capsizes.

Races two and three were cancelled for the day after the Race Officer decided conditions had become unmanageable for sailing.

Sundays weather was a repeat of the day before however the Race Officer decided to set a course closer to the shore where the waves were less high.

Nick Noble sailed both races by himself with no capsizes whilst the remainder of the fleet stayed ashore ensuring overall victory by completing the necessary three races to count as a series. 

Rank

Tally

Fleet

Boat

Class

SailNo

Club

HelmName

R1

R4

R5

Total

Nett

1st

1

Contender

Noble Consultancy

Contender

2376

Portishead Y and SC

Nick Noble

1.0

1.0

1.0

3.0

3.0

2nd

9

Contender

Contender

2406

RAFSA

Ed Presley

2.0

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

30.0

30.0

3rd

10

Contender

Poledancer

Contender

2506 (69)

Lancing SC

Tony White

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

11

Contender

White Hull

Contender

69

ESSC

Alex Koukourakis

14.0 DNF

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

12

Contender

Breeze Block

Contender

702

Datchet Water

Matt Aston

14.0 DNF

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

14

Contender

Princess Tiger Lily

Contender

599 (07)

ESSC

Chris Yates

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

4

Contender

Contender

2505

ESSC

Peter Dives

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

2

Contender

Raptor

Contender

694

Thorpe Bay Yacht Club

Chris Boschier

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

3

Contender

Contender

703

ESSC

Peter Hayward

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

5

Contender

Pocket Battleship

Contender

469

Carl Tagoe

14.0 DNS

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

6

Contender

Bit 'o' Wet

Contender

2383

RYA

David Davies

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

7

Contender

Dr Jeep

Contender

2484

Castle Cove SC

Nick Grace

14.0 DNF

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

3rd

8

Contender

V-Beaut

Contender

2318

Sandwich Bay

Alan Mollatt

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

14.0 DNC

42.0

42.0

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