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Optimist British National and Open Champ - Perfect sailing on day 4

by Amy Cada on 7 Aug 2014
Volvo Gill Optimist National & Open National Championships 2014 Amy Cada
Solid sunshine with eight to 14 knots of consistent breeze made for perfect Optimist sailing on day four of the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships.

Sailors were challenged with shiftier conditions than earlier in the week. The Senior Fleet (Main) took to the outer harbor course where both the gold and silver fleets completed three races. Four general recalls indicated the fleet is stepping up the level of competition for the final few days of the Championships.

The final race today proved to be the most problematic for the Senior Fleet (Main). Sailing under the black flag saw two boats caught out at one mark followed by another six to eight.

The international sailors remained strong at top of the fleet, especially the Dutch, Spanish and Norwegian sailors.

The Junior Fleet (Main) raced in Weymouth Bay where the conditions were wavier with gentle surf. The gold and silver fleets also managed three races each and managed to push hard enough that the fleet had their first general recall of the week.

For the first time, the Regatta Fleet sailors experienced staying out on the water racing for the whole day; they completed five races without coming in for lunch. The fleet had five races with one general recall. When a gust of breeze kicked in at the downwind gate on race four, a bit of chaos ensued with a number of capsizes at the gybe mark.

It was a big learning day for the Regatta Coaching Fleet who had three races in the afternoon. Starting techniques improved dramatically, which was demonstrated with the first OTS of the week. The entire fleet has started to push much harder and a general recall in the first race caused some confusion before coaches went around explained what the signals meant.

Tomorrow Sir Ben Ainslie will be making a special appearance at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to do a short talk for all sailors followed by starting the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Fun Run.

Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Championship - Senior Fleet Gold

Entries: 87      Total Races Sailed: 17

Provisional Results

 

Series Place

Sail No

Helm

M/F

Prize Age

Ribbon

Race 4B

Race 5A

Race 5B

Race 6A

Race 6B

Race 7A

Race 7B

Race 8

Race 9

Race 10

1

BEL1167

Lennert STEELANDT

M

15

Yellow

1

2

 

1

 

6

 

6

5

5

2

NOR3808

Uffe TOMASGAARD

M

14

Yellow

SPE88

 

3

 

10

 

4

10

1

1

3

NED3099

Annabelle WESTERHOF

F

14

Yellow

 

 

16

 

5

 

5

41

4

2

4

6271

Vita HEATHCOTE

F

13

Yellow

3

1

 

4

 

16

 

4

22

20

5

ESP2402

Albert GELPI

M

15

Yellow

 

30

 

3

 

10

 

18

3

10

6

NED3125

Jelmer VELDS

M

14

Yellow

 

5

 

5

 

3

 

28

14

6

7

NED3201

Laila VAN DER MEER

F

14

Yellow

22

 

6

 

2

 

7

35

2

BFD88

8

FRA2392

Ulysse MIGRAINE

M

14

Yellow

5

 

12

 

3

 

1

61

58

13

9

ESP974

Eduard FERRER CARVAJAL

M

14

Yellow

 

 

17

 

6

 

9

58

12

56

10

6193

Arthur FRY

M

13

Yellow

8

8

 

17

 

5

 

26

6

16

11

FRA2436

Lou anne MORIN

F

15

Yellow

 

26

 

20

 

18

 

8

10

28

12

6201

William HALL

M

14

Yellow

12

6

 

7

 

11

 

15

56

9

13

MON1412

Alexander ILSLEY

M

15

Yellow

23

3

 

SPE88

 

1

 

25

37

4

14

6272

Emilia BOYLE

F

14

Yellow

 

7

 

15

 

29

 

2

17

48

15

FRA2490

Violette DORANGE

F

13

Yellow

 

 

20

 

8

 

2

11

16

22

16

6147

Hatty MORSLEY

F

15

Yellow

7

 

5

 

15

 

10

12

83

50

17

6195

Julia MELLERS

F

13

Yellow

 

 

9

 

44

 

23

1

47

53

18

6281

Benno MARSTALLER

M

14

Yellow

 

4

 

6

 

2

 

20

19

64

19

IRL1501

Harry DURCAN

M

15

Yellow

 

 

1

 

1

 

3

23

32

18

20

NED3139

Finn HOLTROP

M

14

Yellow

29

 

27

 

18

 

25

14

18

3

 

Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Championship - Junior Fleet Gold

Entries: 73      Total Races Sailed: 17

Provisional Results

 

Series Place

Sail No

Helm

M/F

Prize Age

Series Points

Race 4B

Race 5A

Race 5B

Race 6A

Race 6B

Race 7A

Race 7B

Race 8

Race 9

Race 10

1

ESP2442

Arnau GELPI

M

12

14

1

 

4

 

2

 

1

1

2

2

2

6230

Alexandra SCHONROCK

F

12

20

3

 

3

 

1

 

2

10

3

3

3

IRL1461

Micheal O'SUILLEABHAIN

M

12

24

6

2

 

1

 

1

 

31

10

1

4

ESP2426

Nil SUBIRATS POCH

M

12

28

 

5

 

2

 

6

 

4

15

8

5

IRL1507

Tom HIGGINS

M

12

33

 

 

1

 

6

 

5

12

4

4

6

IRL1488

Jamie MCMAHON

M

12

34

 

1

 

6

 

7

 

3

22

7

7

6214

William HEATHCOTE

M

12

41

 

4

 

8

 

3

 

2

8

5

8

6288

Haydn SEWELL

M

12

50

 

10

 

16

 

4

 

5

24

12

9

ESP2422

Eduardo OJEDA SUÀREZ

M

12

51

2

13

 

12

 

8

 

7

6

6

10

5500

Archie LECKIE

M

11

59

4

7

 

3

 

9

 

16

17

9

11

5901

Johnny THOMPSON

M

12

59

8

8

 

5

 

11

 

6

35

14

12

6180

Henry CHANDLER

M

12

60

10

3

 

9

 

14

 

34

5

13

13

5951

James FOSTER

M

12

62

 

 

2

 

4

 

6

8

27

19

14

IND1151

Navyn PRABHAKAR

M

11

64

 

 

23

 

8

 

7

9

11

18

15

HKG878

Faolan WHYTE

M

12

65

16

9

 

4

 

5

 

18

1

23

16

USA17665

Madeleine RICE

F

12

68

 

6

 

7

 

2

 

37

21

10

17

6283

Finley DICKINSON

M

11

89

5

 

8

 

SPE74

 

9

27

14

24

18

6292

India PAGE-WOOD

F

12

99

 

 

6

 

5

 

8

13

9

34

19

USA17865

Lachlain MCGRANAHAN

M

12

106

 

31

 

10

 

10

 

11

20

29

20

ESP2358

Sergi SEVIL CHECA

M

12

110

13

 

10

 

7

 

11

55

18

22


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