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420 Spring Championship at Royal Torbay Yacht Club

by Mike Cattermole 13 Mar 10:29 PDT 10-11 March 2018
420 Spring Championship at Torbay © Mike Cattermole

After an initial delay to the sailing as the race officer waited for the wind to swing round and the visibility to improve, racing kicked off in 20+ knots and rolling waves.

Niamh Harper and Ross Thompson had the perfect start to the series with 3 bullets, closely followed by Jack Lewis and Charlie Bacon with a 3,2,3. Top girls (3rd place) were Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle with a 3,2,5 with some good consistent racing. There were numerous capsizes, some before the start of race one and a number of DNS/DNC's appearing across the fleet as sailors struggled with the gusty and wavy conditions. So a great day of challenging racing with similar conditions forecast for Sunday.

Sunday morning was a lot more promising, the wind had dropped slightly to around 15 knots and swung round to the east. The bad news was there were now some very larger rollers heading into Torbay. For most sailors it was slightly easier, fewer gusts, and a more consistent wind. The sailors at the top of the leader board continued in their dominance with Niamh and Ross scoring 1,1,8. Jack and Charlie, and Vita and Milly also maintained their form with some more consistent sailing. Jack and Charlie having an outstanding regatta for a pair still so young, still U17 with a few more years to go!

The rest of the chasing pack did well in the conditions. Next event is Selector Series 2 at Rutland on the 17/18th March.

Interestingly in the top 10 boats, 3 were all girl boats and only 2 were all boys. The other 5 boats all being mixed! So what does that tell us about the future?

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClub (Helm)CrewClub (Crew)R1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st56106Niamh HarperLoch Tummel SC / Royal Tay YCRoss ThompsonFrensham Pond SC11111-85
2nd56091Jack LewisDraycote Water SCCharlie BaconCorinthian Otters3236-7115
3rd55244Vita HeathcoteRLymYCMilly BoyleRLymYC23-544215
4th56339Eleanor KeersItchenor SCAaron ChadwickFishers Green SC/West Kirby SC10(DNF [31])4310532
5th53966Adele YoungSpinnaker SCDaniel Burns 71228-15433
6th54536Tom CollyerAldenham SCJamie HarrisBristol Corinthian YC947-1221133
7th55102Julia Mellers Alexander HughesSutton SC67879-1537
8th55871Alex ColquittWest Kirby SCBoo ColesAnnandale SC513-1895638
9th54379Charlotte BoyleRLymYCGeorgia BakerBewl Barbarians(RET [31])106513943
10th54847Gemma Mc DowellMalahide YCEmma GallagherMalahide YC-1561113121254
11th54481Calum BellHelensburgh SC/Loch Lomond SCJosh HaleLoch Venachar SC8991517(BFD [31])58
12th55189Archie PennWaldringfield S CRobert GiardelliWest Kirby SC12171410-18760
13th54852Bertie FisherItchenor SCFraser HemmingsStokes Bay SC11RDGb [11]17-19111060
14th55485Mateo Farina Harry Chatterton -238151481863
15th55437Micheal O'SuilleabhainKinsale YCMichael CarrollKinsale YC4-191216161664
16th56342Rhys LewisCBYCDrew Wright (RET [31])201026BFD [31]69
17th55242Megan FergusonFrensham Pond SCBettine HarrisBCYC13(DNF [31])221831470
18th54682Calum CookRoyal Lymington YCJohnny ThompsonFrensham Pond SC211621-2214375
19th55400Jamie Cook Ioan Davies 195-2311192276
20th54483Haydn Sewell William HeathcoteRLymYC14-241321201381
21st56467Ellie DriverDraycote Water SC/Trearddur Bay SCRachael CrossBarnt Green SC1714.519-26252095.5
22nd56115Dylan McPhersonBurnham SCAndrew SturtHollowell SC22111623-262496
23rd56108Cossie LewisBosham SCHattie CollingridgeWaldringfield S C1623-2717221997
24th56032Nicola FergusonNational YCFiona FergusonNational YC2018242021(BFD [31])103
25th54853Sally LorimerWarsash SCPippa JonesItchenor SC182220(BFD [31])2421105
26th56112Lainey TerkelsenStone SCLucie OffordAlton Water SC(RET [31])2125252317111
27th54785Kieran YoungSpinnaker SCJames GentRLymYC24(DNF [31])DNC [31]242723129
28th53703Maisie HarkessBowmoor SCAnnabel HitchmoughBowmoor SC(DNS [31])DNF [31]26272825137
29th52565Freya TerryFishguard Bay YC/PPSATiegan PearceTresaith Mariners SC(RET [31])2528283027138
30th54537Ellie ClarkRipon SCLizzie CattermoleGrafham Water SC/Ripon SC(DNF [31])DNF [31]DNC [31]DNF [31]2926148

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