Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clew Ring New Generic

RS400 Winter Championships at Grafham

by Matt Sheahan on 12 Mar 2014
.
With plenty of wind, sun, flat water and some close competition, there was little not to like at the RS400 Winter Championships at Grafham. Joining the RS800s and RS600s on the same windward/leeward course added to the high speed spectacle and made for some interesting passes as the fleets threaded their way through each other at high speed.

Saturday's conditions saw a reverse to the forecast wind strength and kicked off with some boisterous gusts nudging the mid twenties which had the fleet screaming downwind in flat water towards the leeward gate. The pace was frantic from the start with long beats allowing everyone to find some clear air.

Fortunately for those whose arms and legs were tiring, or for those who had swum enough for the day, the breeze tapered off to the high teens. But the result at the front of the fleet remained the same whatever the conditions with Nick Craig and Toby Lewis demonstrating what a comfortable winning margin looked like in practice with three straight wins. Joshua and Patrick Metcalfe demonstrated equal consistency with seconds in each race.

Sunday saw summer arrive for the day with the promise of lighter winds, around the mid teens and balmy conditions afloat.

Once again Craig and Lewis kept their results sheet tidy with another three bullets, chased by the Metcalfe's and James Downer and Jon Price - pecking order that followed through to the overall results.

If you were thinking of going but changed you plans at the last minute, now is the time to start kicking yourself and preparing for some tall stories from the rest of us during the next few circuit events.

RS400 Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 11, Scoring system: GWSC Open Meeting (1 course/PY/3 starts)

Rank

Fleet

Ranking

SailNo

Division

HelmName

CrewName

Club

R1
   

R2
   

R3
   

R4
   

R5
   

R6
   

Total

Nett

Notes

1st

RS400

 

1383

x

Nick Craig

Tobytastic Lewis

Frensham Pond SC

(1.0)

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

6.0

5.0

s100

2nd

RS400

 

1215

x

Joshua Metcalfe

Patrick Metcalfe

Y Felinheli

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

(3.0)

3.0

14.0

11.0

s100

3rd

RS400

 

1385

x

James Downer

Jon Price

Royal Victoria YC

(12.0 DNF)

3.0

3.0

8.0

2.0

2.0

30.0

18.0

s100

4th

RS400

 

1251/1418

x

H Farbrother

l Hosilen/D Martin

Queen Mary SC

(12.0 DNC)

4.0

4.0

3.0

7.0

4.0

34.0

22.0

s100

5th

RS400

 

1340

x

Sam Neal

Neil Cooney

GWSC

4.0

5.0

6.0

(9.0)

8.0

6.0

38.0

29.0

s100

6th

RS400

 

1043

x

Ian Watkins

Imogen Whittam

GWSC

7.0

6.0

5.0

6.0

(9.0)

5.0

38.0

29.0

s100

7th

RS400

 

1263

x

Rob Lennox

Ruth Lennox

Barnet Green SC

5.0

8.0

7.0

5.0

6.0

(12.0 DNC)

43.0

31.0

s100

8th

RS400

 

1051

x

Matt Sheahan

Ellie Sheahan

Netley SC

6.0

7.0

(8.0)

7.0

5.0

7.0

40.0

32.0

s100

9th

RS400

 

1342

x

Jack Holden

Ollie Miller

 

3.0

(12.0 DNF)

12.0 DNF

4.0

4.0

12.0 DNC

47.0

35.0

s100

10th

RS400

 

1275

x

David Hearsum

Ian Hearsum

Hickling Broad SC

(12.0 DNF)

12.0 DNC

12.0 DNC

10.0

10.0

12.0 DNS

68.0

56.0

s100

11th

RS400

 

1407

x

Jon Heissig

Nicky Grffin

 

(12.0 DNC)

12.0 DNC

12.0 DNC

12.0 DNC

12.0 DNC

12.0 DNC

72.0

60.0

s100


http://uk.rs400.org/" target="_blank">RS400 website
Zhik ZKG 660x82Abell Point Marina 660x82 MoorNaiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Entries open for Adelaide Laser Nationals 2017
Following on from a successful Rio Olympic campaign, laser sailors around the country are now gearing up Following on from a successful Rio Olympic campaign, laser sailors around the country are now gearing up for their class nationals this summer, which will be held at the Adelaide Sailing Club, South Australia from 28 December 2016 - 4 January 2017.
Posted on 26 Sep
Sailing Raceboats Spring Sale - brought to you by Brexit!
Your chance to SAVE! 52% of UK Residents vote to lower the price of RS Sailboats in Australia! Your chance to SAVE! 52% of UK Residents vote to lower the price of RS Sailboats in Australia! Save $4000 on RS100s & RS200s. Save $1000 to RS Aeros and either $1000 or $2000 on the RS rotomoulded range.
Posted on 26 Sep
Knowing Harken takes years and years (Pt.II)
We looked at how Grant Pellew became the MD here in Australia, and how they rigorously go about testing their gear In Part One of getting to know Harken, we looked at how Grant Pellew became the MD here in Australia, and how they rigorously go about testing their gear. We also looked at some of the other brands Harken distributes in Australia and so we move on to the last category.
Posted on 25 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
Medal Race movement closes Sailing World Cup Qingdao
Medals slipped away and medals were snatched on final day as racing came to a close confirming the seven fleet podiums. There was some last minute drama as the double point Medal Races shook up some of the fleets and left a few thinking of what might have been in the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Posted on 25 Sep
RS Aerocup - Another magic day at Lake Garda - Day 2
Per Christian continued his domination with a string of firsts showing magical downwind speed through the waves. Per Christian of Norway continued his domination with a string of firsts showing magical downwind speed through the waves.
Posted on 25 Sep
World Sailing President nominated by 45 Member National Associations
Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has nominations from 45 Member National Associations [MNAs] for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. Nominations for the position of President have been formally published by World Sailing and show widespread support for Croce.
Posted on 25 Sep
Day 5 - Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao
It's Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the five day regatta reaches crunch time for the podium hopefuls It's Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the five day regatta reaches crunch time for the podium hopefuls. It's business as usual on the forecast as strong currents, light winds and a hot and humid day welcomes the sailors to the Qingdao waters to fight it out for medals.
Posted on 25 Sep
Sailing World Cup - Qingdao chances shorten as top tens confirmed
It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the SWC Qingdao as top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets. It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets.
Posted on 24 Sep
RS Aerocup – Malcesine, Lake Garda, Day 1
Three great races were held with the breeze increasing from 12kn to 16kn in the southerly Ora. After a race briefing and a fantastic lunchtime opening ceremony spread, washed down by a couple of glasses of bubbly waiting for the afternoon breeze, racing got underway on time on a pristine blue sky day. Three great races were held with the breeze increasing from 12kn to 16kn in the southerly Ora.
Posted on 24 Sep