Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

Simon Childs wins Phantom Open at Bewl Valley

by Chris Roberts on 22 Apr 2008
The second event in the Tempra-tech Eastern Phantom series attracted 17 boats to a blustery Bewl Valley on Sunday 20 April. Simon Childs won all three races to take the event with Russell Smith tracking him with three second place finishes and Andy Gregory completing the leading three.

Simon Childs looked set to dominate the first race from the start and pulled out a good lead by the first offwind mark only to watch the fleet sail on to the correct second mark that he had overlooked. James Case took the lead but miscounted laps and marks to surrender his significant lead and allow Russell Smith into the lead. Simon Childs gradually hunted Smith down to win. Russell Smith took second place with 'new boy' Andy Gregory from Blym taking third, Case couldn't recover finishing eighth.

The second race was a more spread out affair as the fleet developed the art of negotiating the Solo fleet over the short windward / leeward section of the course. Daren Pike took an early bath whilst in second place leaving Chris Roberts ahead of Case to follow Simon Childs. Russell Smith sailed well to pull through to second place again with Roberts in third and Case in fourth.

Following a splendid lunch the fleet took to the water in a stiffening breeze to settle the minor places after Childs.

Smith and Jez Taylor were too enthusiastic on the start and had to return allowing Case and Childs to lead followed by newcomer Greg Eaton. Russell Smith however sealed his second place record with a charge through the fleet with Childs who got through Case upwind, yet again showing the fleet the quick way round the course and Gregory taking 3rd.

By now the fleet was showing signs of tiring with a few swims and dodgy tacks in the shifty breeze. Overall the results were tight with equal scores for fourth and fifth with countback king Pike again pipping James Case. Of the three club boats racing Peter Cour won the bitter battle ahead of class stalwarts Roger Brown and Bob Barris.

It was a pleasure to see more new faces in the class and the return of past aces to the class bodes well for the next class events. After the prizegiving the new very desirable Eastern Series Polo shirts were handed out to all entrants by Rod 'Brucie' Thorpe.

Phantom - Final positions after 3 races, 1 discard

1st 1274 Simon Childs Northampton (1) 1 1 3 2pts
2nd 1177 Russell Smith Bowmoor (2) 2 2 6 4
3rd 1111 Andy Gregory Blym 4 (8) 3 15 7
4th 1183 Daren Pike Rollesby 3 (7) 5 15 8
5th 1255 James Case Wells (8) 4 4 16 8
6th 1278 Chris Roberts Creeksea 9 3 (10) 22 12
7th 1116 Marcus Ingram Up River 7 5 (DNC) 30 12
8th 1211 Chris Shelton Downs (11) 6 6 23 12
9th 1250 Greg Eaton Littleton 6 (9) 7 22 13
10th 1256 Rod Thorpe Creeksea 5 11 (DNC) 34 16
11th 1155 Ian Miller Felixstowe (12) 10 8 30 18
12th 1259 Jez Taylor Southwold 10 (12) 9 31 19
13th 1267 Phill Cobby Blym (14) 14 11 39 25
14th 1171 Dave Hawkins Denver 13 13 (DNC) 44 26
15th 1125 Peter Cour Bewl Valley (17) 17 12 46 29
16th 1167 Roger Brown Bewl Valley 16 15 (DNF) 49 31
17th 1244 Bob Barris Bewl Valley 15 16 (DNF) 49 31
North Technology - Southern SparsT Clewring AC72Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

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