Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

RS400 Gul Grand Prix at Royal Windermere YC

by RS Class Association on 26 Apr 2012
RS400 Gul Grand Prix 2012 at Royal Windermere YC Royal Windermere YC
RS400 Gul Grand Prix and Bollé Northern Tour second round were held at Royal Windermere Yacht Club over the weekend of 21st and 22nd April 2012.

A good turnout of 18 boats came to the start line for the first race in very light and shifty conditions. Wayne and Deb Fletcher settled into the conditions and took a convincing win ahead of Paul Allen crewed by brother Mike, and Martin Cooper crewed by Alex Oyston. Race two, sailed in similar testing conditions saw Allen take the honours followed by Fletcher and Hamish Gledhill, crewed by Simon Dowse, in third place. The westerly breeze refused to play ball and downpours threatened most of the afternoon. Race three saw Fletcher back to winning ways while Cooper took second and Peter Snowdon, crewed by Pippa Fletcher, finished third.

Race four was the real talking point in the evening. Starting in a southwesterly breeze, which fell away to almost nothing, the wind then began to fill in from the northwest This left the fleet with two long fetches and a short run to the spreader mark! The race officer allowed the race to run it's full distance of three laps but Allen who was leading at the bottom gate and Snowdon, immediately behind him had lost count of the laps. These two boats started another lap while Fletcher calmly sailed for the line and a third win of the day. Dave Exley, crewed by Nigel Hall, and Gledhill also took advantage of the leaders mistake to take second and third respectively.

The usual excellent dinner was provided by the club on Saturday evening, and some folks went out on the town perhaps a little longer than they should have!

Sunday morning dawned with bright sunshine but little breeze. The forecast was not looking good, just 7mph forecast. However, the race officer took the fleet out and, as they sailed out to the race area the breeze began to fill in from the north building steadily to a force 2. Race five again saw Team Fletcher romp away with Exley finishing second and Gledhill third. Race six again saw Fletcher take line honours with Cooper second and Caroline Exley, crewed by Jude Allen, taking third place.

A seventh race sequence was started but abandoned as the breeze died away to nothing.

Wayne thanked the club for it's excellent hospitality, and the race officer for his skill and persistence in some very testing conditions.

Results

RS Class Association website
Zhik ZKG 660x82Barz Optics - Kids rangeWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Post Classic clean up
Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, the beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. Come and join locals, competitors and more as we make sure Ho'okipa is ready for more and more people to enjoy it.
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Closing the Classic in style
Aloha Classic closing: Night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion. AWT-PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 closing - The night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion...The evening was filled with glamour as the top AWT and PWA riders from this event and the 2014 Tour were crowned. Cheers echoed through the grand venue as champion after champion took to the podium.
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
2014 American Windsurfing Tour - Crowning the champions
We prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club 2014 American Windsurfing Tour - As we prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club we catch up with some of our Champions and more riders.
Posted on 10 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic closing ceremony - Get ready...
From 7pm onwards AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for official closing ceremony of 2014 Aloha Classic. From 7pm onwards the AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for the official closing ceremony of the Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic. Held at the spectacular King Kamehameha Golf Club and with appetizers, cash bar, music, prizes, trophies, a raffle, plus the premier of the Red Bull Storm Chase movie this promises to one of the best closing ceremonies in a long time!
Posted on 9 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda becomes champion
Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title ahead of the 2014 Amateur title winner Dan Thomson! Congratulations Ferdinando!
Posted on 8 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic – Unstoppable Nagoshi and Aiken
AWT Aloha Classic kicked off this morning; 17 incredible women took on big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic kicked off this morning with the Women’s fleet; 17 incredible women took on the big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. The fleet contained AWT and world champions, but it was some of the familiar local faces that made it into the final. Junko Nagoshi had won the Aloha Classic title three times before and she wasn’t likely to let this one slip away.
Posted on 7 Nov 2014
PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Noireax is king of Ho'okipa
PWA Aloha Classic - It was straight into final stages of PWA double elimination in fluctuating winds and tricky swell. Morgan Noireaux won the PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, as did Iballa Moreno in the women’s fleet, and Tom Garcia in the Grand Masters. Plus, Thomas Traversa was crowned PWA World Champion! It was straight into the final stages of the PWA double elimination in the fluctuating winds and tricky westerly swell.
Posted on 6 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Thomson takes AWT Amateur Title
AWT Amateur Aloha Classic - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell. AWT Amateur Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell, which meant it was straight into competition as soon as the wind picked up a little more and the surfers left the water. With this amount of competitors we knew the action would kick straight into action, and we weren't wrong!
Posted on 5 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Race is on for Amateur Title...
After days of watching action it was finally time for Amateurs to take to water and do battle for Aloha Classic title. After days of watching the action it was finally time for the 63 Amateurs to take to the water and do battle for the coveted Aloha Classic title. And, as this is the last event of the season, we also have riders including Ruben Lemmens and Dan Thomson going for glory and the AWT 2014 title!
Posted on 4 Nov 2014
Aloha Classic - Iballa Moreno crowned PWA World Champion
Another incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Aloha Classic. nother incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic and the PWA 2014 tour. The call was made early to cancel AWT competition for the day and continue with the PWA. It was double elimination time, which meant a second chance for all the riders that missed out on advancing in the single elimination.
Posted on 4 Nov 2014

Pos

Sail No

Boat Name

Helm

Crew

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Pts

1st

1029

 

Wayne Fletcher

Deb Fletcher

Scaling Dam SC

1

-2

1

1

1

1

5

2nd

1135

 

Martin Cooper

Alex Oyston

Scaling Dam SC

3

5

2

7

-9

2

19

3rd

1186

 

David Exley

Nigel Hall

Leigh and Lowton SC

-6

6

5

2

2

4

19

4th

1014

 

Hamish Gledhill

Simon Dowse

West Riding SC

5

3

-6

3

3

6

20

5th

1395

Bang Bus

Paul Allen

Michael Allen

Leigh and Lowton SC

2

1

4

6

-10

9

22

6th

1216

 

Caroline Exley

Jude Allen

Leigh and Lowton SC

4

8

-11

9

6

3

30

7th

840

 

Peter Snowdon

Pippa Fletcher

Scaling Dam SC

-10

9

3

5

8

5

30

8th

725

 

Bill Kenyon

Ben Ditchburn

Budworth SC

7

4

-8

8

4

7

30

9th

1293

New Placebo

John Richardson

Alice Fisher

RWYC

-11

10

9

11

5

8

43

10th

929

Pendragon

John Whalley

Jenny Whalley

RWYC

8

11

7

-14

7

10

43

11th

1191

Louby Lou

Louise McKeand

Joe Hartigan

Leigh and Lowton SC

12

7

10

10

-13

12

51

12th

1345

 

Mike Adams

David Stedman

Bexhill SC

-14

12

12

4

14

11

53

13th

872

Breeze Block

Duncan Hodkinson

Ed Duncan

Glossop and District SC

9

13

13

12

11

-14

58

14th

509

Pink Pig

Darren Martin

Helen Jackson

RWYC

13

14

-15

13

12

13

65

15th

1001

-595

Richard Craig

Zena Martin

Bolton SC

16

15

14

16

-17

16

77

16th

1289

She's a Screamer

K Tickle

G Greenacre

Leigh and Lowton SC

15

16

16

(DNF)

15

15

77

17th

945

 

Tim Craig

Simon Hulme

Elton SC

-17

17

17

15

16

17

82

18th

773

The Charltonator

John Charlton

Sarah Bailey

RWYC

(DNC)

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNF

DSQ

95