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KSSA Regatta lines up impressive 38 dinghies in first event + Videos

KSSA Regatta with Coaching, hosted by Wilsonian Sailing Club on the River Medway, lined up an impressive thirty-eight dinghies in their first KSSA event of the year.

The spread of experience of the fleet ranged from youngsters at their first ever regatta to those with several years of solid racing under their belts. With classes ranging from RS Teras, Toppers, Bytes, RS Fevas, RS 200s, Lasers, a Blaze and an RS800, the course was set as a triangle across the river based on average lap times.

Before racing, Head Coach Sam Rowe, assisted by Ed LeGassick, briefed the sailors on the start procedure and local conditions. Race One had to be postponed for 30 minutes whilst the Race Officer waited for the incoming tide to give sufficient water to lay a leeward mark! Meanwhile, the coaches took the sailors for an impromptu warm up run along the beach.

Vying for the top two places in Races One and Two were Michael Calvert (Radial) and Chris and Mark Thomas (RS200) chased by numerous Lasers and the Topper of Paddy Keech. With five coach boats on the water, there was much emphasis on developing competitors’ racing skills, specially permitted by the Sailing Instructions.

After a break ashore for lunch, two further races were held. The RO commented that he had been pleased with the line discipline of the sailors, although in Race three the entire fleet waited an extra five seconds after the start gun before anyone crossed the line! By Race four the tide was ebbing fast, such that when the leeward mark was recovered after being rounded by the last boat, the RIB crew all but picked it up off the mud. The top spots were again dominated by the Thomas boys and Michael Calvert and local sailor, Quentin Bes-Green (Radial) picked up two fifth positions.

After a shore-based coaches’ debrief, the prizes were presented by the Commodore of Wilsonian SC, Christine Godber. The endeavour prize was awarded to Morgan Archer from Blue Circle SC. Having capsized on the start line, his mast and sail drifted under the committee boat in the tide. Once upright again, he then battled his way up the fleet to achieve a creditable position by the windward mark.

Prize winners
First: Chris and Mark Thomas
Second: Michael Calvert
Third: Tom Goodey and Jenny Pearson-Farr

First Wilsonian Sailor: Quentin Bes-Green
First Topper: Paddy Keech
First RS Tera: Ben Gray
Endeavour: Morgan Archer

This event counts towards the Maidstone SC Memorial Trophy Series and is followed by another KSSA Regatta With Coaching on 5th May at Hampton Pier YC.

Results - Top ten:

Place

Helm

Crew

Club

School

Class

Sail

PY

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

Nett

1st

Chris Thomas

Mark Thomas

Broadstairs

Sir Roger Manwoods

RS 200

590

1057

(2)

1

1

1

5

3

2nd

Michael Calvert

 

Salcombe YC

Borden Grammar

Laser Radial

173742

1110

1

2

3

(6)

12

6

3rd

Tom Goodey

Jenny Parsons Farr

Broadstairs S C

Dane Court

RS 200

482

1057

(3)

3

2

2

10

7

4th

Alex Geal

 

Pevensey Bay SC

Sussex Downs College

Laser Radial

171989

1110

(5)

4

5

3

17

12

5th

Quentin BesGreen

 

Wilsonian

Dartford Grammar

Laser Radial

169045

1110

7

(9)

5

5

26

17

6th

Seb Hansell

 

Downs SC

St. Edmunds

Laser Radial

1

1110

4

6

8

(11)

29

18

7th

Paddy Keech

 

Bough Beech SC

Wilmington Grammar

Topper

46046

1301

(10)

5

10

4

29

19

8th

Elliot Marks

 

Bough Beech SC

Cornwallis Academy

LASER RADIAL

190565

1110

6

7

7

(12)

32

20

9th

Toby Wood

 

Downs SC

Ursuline College

Laser Radial

138283

1110

11

10

(20)

7

48

28

10th

Jack Hill

 

Bough Beech SC

Whitgift

Topper

45191

1301

14

(21)

12

8

55

34


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