July

21

2018 UK National Championship
Penzance SC

21/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
August

22

World Championship, Carnac, France
YC Carnac, Brittany

22/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
September

22

Staunton Harold SC Open (Golden Dolphin)
Staunton Harold SC

22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
October

13

Draycote Water SC Inland Championship
Draycote Water SC

13/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

Gul Golden Series - round 4

The fourth round of the 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin series is now beginning to recede into memory even if the bruises aren't! The Hayling Island SC (HISC)meeting was a breezy, bumpy affair; watch out for Russ Clark's report in the next day or two!

With 50 entries so far, the Golden Dolphin series now enters the interesting phase of discards (5 races 4 to count) but we'll have to wait until Staunton Harold's meeting over the weekend of 22/23 September to see who comes out on top. There are the minor matters of the Nationals and the Worlds beforehand!

Interest in the Silver and Bronze fleet placings also starts to heighten as the helm and crew of the first three finishers in both fleets will each receive a substantial prize from Gul - wetsuits for those placed first overall!

The latest standings are now available on the UKFA website:.

Kevin Hope & Russell Thorne retained their overall lead over the weekend but it's still all to play for.

Interestingly, Silver and Bronze fleet competitors aren't doing badly overall - particularly Isaac Marsh & Oliver Davenport. Fleet positions (overall in brackets) going into the final round are:

Gold:
1 (1) 15133 Kevin Hope & Russell Thorne - Notts County 
2 (2) 15127 Tom Gillard & Geoff Edwards - Sheffield Viking 
3 (3) 15144 DJ Edwards & Vyv Townend - Tata Steel

Silver:
1 (4) 15070 Isaac Marsh & Oliver Davenport - Northampton 
2 (19) 15145 Steve Goacher & Tom Goacher - HISC
3(21) 15148 Brian & Will Sargeant - Blackwater

Bronze:
1(14) 14889 Barry Smith & Ricky Spring - Thornbury
2(17) 14982 Maia Walsh & Peter Bentley - Blackwater
3(20) 15149 Chris Turner & John Piatt/Jono Loe - HISC

Photo, taken shortly after a second day start, courtesy of Rob O'Neill.

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