sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Euro and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix overall
Euro and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix overall

'2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships'    Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK

European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships:

And what a day it was. With a building south westerly and a report from PRO Mike Johnson on the race track that it was already blowing 15 to 19 kts. out in the sound, it was an easy decision to opt for the smaller no.2 rigs. Although more stable than the westerly and north westerly direction there was going to be more chop and with a big wind forecast it only means one thing …plenty of swimming.


In the first race of the day both Pica and Magic Marine had the best starts at the committee boat end with the rest of the fleet beneath them, Pica chose to tack first and take a Magic Marine’s transom, the rest of the fleet followed but Pica came back into the windward mark on Starboard forcing Magic Marine to take an early tack below the lay line. Pica could not capitalize on the small lead due to a cautious bear away allowing Magic Marine, Original Chia and Black Dog through to leeward. Queue the middle of the fleet and a 25kt gust. Hyde Sails and Eurolink made clean bear aways.

The first casualty was TC-English Braids who just couldn’t get the boat flat enough to turn the corner. Team Gill went into the back of a wave and kept going under, forcing avoiding action from Team Rutland, who were chasing and to leeward, avoiding a collision but not a swim. LED, and Aftica flowed and somehow finding a passage through upside down boats. Hyde Sails were launching off waves in the gust that had flattened boats at the windward mark. The continued impact of landing off waves was too much for the carbon bowsprit which finally exploded abruptly ending Hyde’s racing. Some quick recovery skills by the crew managed to retrieve the kite without damage and lash the pole for a trip back to the dock without further incident.

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

By this time the four leading boats had crossed through the gate together gunning down towards the bottom mark. With metres separating the boats it was all about who could hold their nerve. At the leeward mark Pica went for a late drop coming in on a starboard gybe in front of Black Dog who had dropped their kite already. Pica had too much on and capsized at the mark letting the other three boats through. It was experience that was showing in keeping the boat upright in the breeze. Black Dog, with Grant Rollerson on the helm, standing in for Jarrod Simpson, held the lead for the three laps of full on conditions and took line honours followed by other big breeze veterans on board Magic Marine and Original Chia. Pica finished fourth. A crucial result for regatta leaders Magic Marine (Eike Dietrich, Finn Mrugalla, Jan Peckolt), taking the pressure off a little from Pica’s bid for supremacy. In the conditions anything could happen and the regatta was by no means over.

The next start was similar with Pica taking again the transom of Magic Marine to be the first to the starboard lay line, coming in first to the windward mark but this time sailed into a convincing lead away from Magic Marine who were heavily involved in a close race with the Black Dog and Original Chia. TC English Braids were having a battle with Eurolink finally moving into fifth place leaving Eurolink and Aftica in sixth and seventh respectively.

With a decimated fleet and only five starters the battle was still on between Pica and Magic Marine to conclude the regatta in these awesome conditions. Despite the late charge and with four points adrift, Pica was running out of time to take the regatta from Magic Marine. It was Original Chia and again Pica who controlled from the Committee boat end, Pica first at the windward and kept control of the race with close tacks upwind with Magic who eventually capsized allowing the black dog. But with Original Chia and TC-English Braid throwing in the towel Eike Dietrich, Finn Mrugalla and Jan Peckolt's job was done as Team Magic Marine won the last event in the European Tour.

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

Stewart Mears, Tristan Hutt and Jamie Mears of team Pica came a close second, and had to be satisfied with winning the UK National Championships and UK Grand Prix. Jack Bouttell, Adam Minter, Jarrod Simpson on Black Dog came a very respectable third in the Event. Sam Caslin, Mike Banks and Jack Grogan of Hyde Sails in fifth had done enough to win the European Grand Prix overall all. Best newcomer of the UK 18ft skiff season was awarded to Dave Jobson who teamed up with Neil Harrison and James Hemmingway to pull off a great performance with one of the oldest boats and pin head rig. Furthest travelled for the event was awarded to the Eurolink team (Tom Eggersdorfer, Latzi Meissner, Friedl Renner) from Munich.

The final weekend in the UK Skiff calendar not only had enjoyed the biggest turnout and conditions for 18ft skiff racing on British water in recent years but also involved some of the closest racing throughout the fleet. This intensive season of 18 sailing has been fantastic preparation for four UK teams making pilgrimage to Sydney for the JJ Giltinan. It will be very interesting to see how they fair down under.

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  

2012 European and UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix and UK National Championships -  Chris Davison / Ullman Sails UK  


Overall Position

Sail Num

Team

Hungary GP

Eur.Champ

Dutch GP

Germany GP

UK GP

Overall

Rank

Pts

Rank

Pts

Rank

Pts

Rank

Pts

Rank

Pts

Total

1

GBR 26

Hyde Sails

1

15

10

9

1

14

2

14

5

8

60

3

GER 33

Magic Marine

6

5

9

10

4

6

3

11

1

17

49

2

GBR 92

Pica

2

12

1

23

 

0

 

0

2

14

49

4

GER 13

EuroLink

5

6

6

13

2

11

4

9

6

7

46

5

DEN 1

Original Chia

 

0

5

14

 

0

1

17

4

9

40

6

GBR 47

The Black Dog

4

7

4

15

 

0

 

0

3

11

33

7

HUN 18

Liberty Sailing Team

3

9

7

12

 

0

12

1

 

0

22

8

GER 5

Kaltenberger Ritter

 

0

12

7

3

8

7

6

 

0

21

9

GBR 11

Gill

 

0

15

4

6

4

6

7

9

4

19

10

GBR 30

Young&Reckless

9

2

14

5

5

5

10

3

10

3

18

11

GER 6

Remember the Days

 

0

11

8

 

0

5

8

 

0

16

12

GBR 43

Low Energy Design

8

3

16

3

 

0

 

0

7

6

12

13

GBR 40

TC English Braids

 

0

13

6

 

0

 

0

8

5

11

14

GBR 12

Ronstan

 

0

8

11

 

0

 

0

 

0

11

15

GER 66

Gleitzeit

 

0

 

0

 

0

8

5

 

0

5

16

NED 35

Pandion

 

0

17

2

8

2

 

0

 

0

4

17

GER 3

AlbaMarine

7

4

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 
 

Overall UK Grand Prix Series Results

Rank

Boat

SailNo

Club

Helm

Crew

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1st

Pica

GBR92

Stone SC

Jamie Mears

Stewart Mears / Tristan Hutt

1

1

1

1

4

2nd

Hyde Sails

GBR26

West Mersea YC

Jack Grogan

Mike Banks / Sam Caslin

2

8

2

2

14

3rd

LED

GBR43

Hayling Island SC

Steve McLean

Nick Pratt / Nick Murray

3

5

4<

   

UK 18 Footer website


by Ben Clothier

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102603

6:03 PM Thu 4 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,










Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,


















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
























Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England






Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third   
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer   
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   
Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature   
RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT