sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Finn UK Nationals day two challenging

Finn UK Nationals day two challenging

'JM Finn, Finn UK National Championships 2011'    © Mike Rice, www.fotoboat.com and BFA

Finn UK Nationals Championships day two, held at Christchurch Sailing Club, brought race wins for Allen Burrell and Laurent Hay.

On a day of challenging wind and tide conditions, which many of the favourites got wrong at some stage, Hay continues to lead from Burrell, but now the lead is down to one point, with Rob McMillan six points further back.

With promises of stronger wind the fleet gathered at the club more in trepidation than in anticipation as earlier 35 knots squalls had come through the harbour. However by launch time the wind was down to a manageable 12-13 knots and never really increased above 16 knots all day, even dying away to almost nothing on several occasions, turning the fleet inside out.

In race three, Allen Burrell rounded the first mark ahead of Marc Alain des Beauvais (FRA) and Rob McMillan (AUS). Burrell maintained his lead throughout the whole race after some great free pumping planning reaches as the wind peaked for the day at about 15-16 knots. McMillan worked his way through to second, while junior James Hadden sailed a great race to move up to fourth at the finish.

In race four most of the favourites went left, but the wind died and left them wallowing while the right came in with pressure on a nice shift. Graeme McDonald led round the top mark from Laurent Hay(FRA), Burrell and Hadden. The wind had almost gone at this point and the free pumping was removed at the wing mark, only for the wind to pick up again. Hay led at the wing mark, but Burrell picked him off on the next beat to take a second race win of the day on the shortened final lap, while Hay placed second and Hadden picked up another third.

Hay found the front for the final race of the day and never let it go, despite the first reach being a fetch with a misplaced wing mark. The light wind picked up again for the final beat with Neil Robinson sailing a great last leg to move up to second from junior sailor, Harry Briddon, who placed third. Burrell maintained his challenge for the championship with another solid fourth place to move to within one point of Hay with just two races remaining on Sunday.

Burrell commented, 'It's been good so far. It's been a bit shifty and was a bit light yesterday, but it was nice to have some breeze today. I think we all enjoyed today – especially thefree pumping downwind legs. That was great fun.'

'I am really impressed with the competition here this weekend. It's a very strong fleet, especially with a number of overseas sailors joining us. I think the standard is really high and it's certainly a very competitive fleet.'

With the weekend counting towards the JM Finn Gold Cup Qualifier Series to select the British team for the 2012 Finn Gold Cup, which is being held in Falmouth, UK, the competition is further enhanced as available places will be limited.

On Sunday the final two races for the JM Finn, Finn UK National Championship will decide who will become the JM Finn, Finn National Champion 2011. Burrell is in a great position to take his first Finn title, but there are a lot of others ready to takes the spoils if the opportunity presents itself.

Tonight at the club, the sailors enjoyed the championship dinner courtesy of the major sponsor JM Finn, with Olympic Finn champion Ben Ainslie in attendance, and are also celebrating the Finn being reselected for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Andy Denison, Ben-Ainslie, and Allen Burrell - JM Finn, Finn UK National Championships 2011 -  © Mike Rice, www.fotoboat.com and BFA  

Among the festivities was a draw for a brand new North Sail, which was won by Allen Burrell. Pictured here is the British Finn Association Chairman, Andy Denison, presenting Burrell with the sail, accompanied by Ben Ainslie.

Results after five races (one drop)

1 FRA75 Hay Laurent 9
2 GBR 20 Allen Burrell 10
3 AUS2 Rob McMillan 16
4 GBR 65 David Potter 22
5 GBR 679 Neil Robinson 24
6 FRA99 Marc Allain des Beauvais 30
7 GBR 7 George Cooper 31
8 GBR 635 Simon Percival 34
9 GBR 567 Martin Hughes 37
10 GBR 68 John Mackie 43

JM Finn, Finn UK National Championships 2011 -  © Mike Rice, www.fotoboat.com and BFA   Click Here to view large photo

JM Finn, Finn UK National Championships 2011 -  © Mike Rice, www.fotoboat.com and BFA   Click Here to view large photo

Finn UK Nationals: Website




by Robert Deaves

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=83248

7:54 PM Sat 7 May 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii




























Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   


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