Please select your home edition
Edition
Melges IC37 2019 Leaderboard

International Contender British Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Day 1

by Ed Presley 7 Sep 2018 11:34 PDT 7-10 September 2018
Day 1 of the International Contender British Championship at Hayling Island © Peter Hickson

The Contender fleet has landed on Hayling, and they are delighted to have us. 45 entries is unsurprising considering the renewed interest the class had seen since Hartley boats have started to knock hulls out.

With glorious conditions expected the fleet were very early rigging up so was there plenty of time to assist the newcomers to the fleet to rig and tune.

Getting down to brass tacks the racing took place in lovely conditions if not a little patchy, the RO set a line as square as you'd expect for HISC but a knock on the the start gave the advantage to the pin boats, continuing into the race the shifty stuff kept the lead changing, Thomas Hooton establishing a big lead had to fight of seasoned reach specialists Gary Langdown and Graham Scott, he failed. By the end Ol Stu Jones had crept into second behind Graham continuing a battle reminiscent of a the 1998 worlds. Gary was third.

The second race hinted at more wind but it might just have been a bit more stable. Off the line Si Mussell overcame beard windage to lead and made that count all the way to the windward mark, Pete Noble and Ed Presley took it in turns to lead at different points with the beat making cruel decisions on our behalf. On the last beat Ed had carved a small advantage but a trip along the shoreline allowed Simon to pass and win with Ed second, guess what that ugly green boat of Jones got third.

This all means Jones is leading.

Great day had, writing this in the bar; hoping for more of the same tomorrow. Thanks HISC and Hartleys.

Results after day 1:

PosSail NoHelm NameClubR1R2Pts
1st2465Stuart JonesDatchet Water SC235
2nd2420Simon MussellHighcliffe Sailing Club819
3rd720Graham ScottRYA189
4th2572Ed PresleyChew Valley Lake SC11213
5th2449Rob SmithCastle Cove SC9514
6th716Richard FranksWeston SC7714
7th2439Gary LangdownHighcliffe31316
8th2607Carl TagoeOxford Sailing Club51116
9th2702chris BoshierThorpe Bay Yacht Club13417
10th2618Nick NobelBristol Corinthian YC61218
11th559Paul RossShotley Sailing Club121426
12th2315Ben HoldenHalifax SC101929
13th691Peter NobleBroadstairs24630
14th705James SpikesleyNetley sailing club191534
15th2661Nick CurryWeston Sailing Club161834
16th2422Neil FergusonYorkshire dales sc152035
17th2203Adrian SmithHythe & Saltwood Sailing Club142337
18th712Rodger WhiteKing George SC301040
19th589Keith PaulNetley Abbey SC182442
20th2496Tony BrooksOxford Sailing club291645
21st693David PattersonEmsworth Sailing Club281745
22nd2410Richard ByneDraycote Water Sailing Club212546
23rd2477Chris HoweOxford Sailing Club173047
24th678Thomas HootonRYA4DNF49
25th2505Peter DivesEastbourne Sovereign SC203151
26th666Bill HootonBurton Sailing Club232851
27th2703Fiona CollinsNetley SC252752
28th2599Tony CookDowns sailing club322153
29th657Simon TurnbullPembroheshire YC312253
30th697Malcolm HallCarsington272653
31st2263Richard BattenMudeford Sailing ClubDNC954
32nd2491Peter BarrHayling Island SC332962
33rd2523Liz PotterWest Kirby Sailing Club263864
34th2407Richard ButtnerRNSA22DNF67
35th2639Ralph DrewWeston Sailing Club343468
36th654Matthew Murray-Downingbrightlingsea363369
37th675David Gautierlymington Town SC353570
38th392Alexander ShawTata steel sailing club403272
39th2318Alan MollattDowns s.c.373673
40th2490Paul GreenClwb Hywlio Y Felinheli393776
41st710Keith Le PageGuernsey Yacht Club383977
42nd317Iain JenningsDraycote water414081
43rd100Simon AndersUYCDNFDNC90
43rd672Trevor LloydBrightlingseaDNCDNC90

Related Articles

Contenders at Filey
Older boats still showing tremendous speed Due to Halifax SC being drained for repairs a new venue was urgently needed. Filey SC kindly accepted us to join in their regatta. With camping at the top of the cliff and the bar open, many boats arrived the night before to rig early. Posted on 5 Jul
Kiel Week day 4
Hunger quenches his thirst for a 22nd title The international classes concluded the first half of Kiel Week today, with a German legend winning the 505 title after a few years in the wilderness. It was searingly hot in Kiel-Schilksee today, with temperatures touching over 30 degrees. Posted on 25 Jun
Kiel Week day 3
Lining up for some tense showdowns Germany's world-famous regatta has been delivering some sensational sailing conditions this week, as the international classes complete their penultimate day of competition. Posted on 24 Jun
Kiel Week day 2
75 races in dream-like conditions Kiel Week probably needs to hold back, otherwise it might be running out of superlatives. After the perfect Saturday, a Sunday of champagne sailing did follow. And this trend is supposed to go on. Posted on 24 Jun
Contender Eastern Area Championships
TT series visits Thorpe Bay and sailors come from as far as Bristol Thorpe Bay Yacht Club saw the Contender fleet gather for the Eastern Area Champions and Round 6 of the Travellers Series sponsored by Essex Rigging on the 15th & 16th July. With competitors travelling from as far afield as Bristol. Posted on 22 Jun
Contender Southern Championship at Highcliffe
Sailor's bodies were telling them they'd had a good day After trapeze hooks not being called into duty at Poole, the 26 strong fleet was looking forward to atleast some good Highcliffe stuff at their Southern Championships over the first weekend in June. Posted on 5 Jun
Contenders at Poole
One day of industrial-scale sail measuring and boat tinkering Everything was in place for a Joint Osprey and Contender open meeting over the weekend of 18/19 May 2019 and then climate change or something equally blame-worthy resulted in a weekend of light winds. Posted on 21 May
Performance defining dinghies - the Top Dogs
David Henshall digs into the history of the 'performance' dinghy What IS a 'performance' dinghy, and would we known one when we see one? Looking back into the history of the racing dinghy, adding the term 'performance' in front of the normal title didn't really exist until the early 1950s. Posted on 16 May
Contenders at Castle Cove
Like a cool towel on a fevered brow After two rounds of tricky inland events, a return to Castle Cove for the Contenders came like a cool towel on a fevered brow. Posted on 12 May
Hartley Boats Contender Nationals preview
Taking place at Broadstairs SC in September The Hartley Boats Contender Nationals 2019 will take place from Sept 6th-9th at Broadstairs Sailing CLub in Kent, with the early entry discount ending on 30th April. Posted on 26 Apr
Gul 2019 CODEZERO EVO FooterWindBot-COACH-660x82Melges IC37 2019 Footer