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420 Inland Championship at Rutland Sailing Club

by Jennie Clark 21 Oct 2018 11:26 PDT 20-21 October 2018

The 420 class spent the weekend of 20 and 21 October at Rutland SC for the re-run of their 2018 Inland Championship, which was postponed from a very windy weekend in the spring.

With sparkling sunshine greeting competitors the light wind was something of a surprise for the fleet, who seem to have spent just about every event over the last year battling against strong winds.

Sharing the meeting with the Hornet, Contender and Osprey fleets, racing got underway promptly at 12 noon with a course set down near the dam to make the best of the wind and marginal planing conditions. Bertie Fisher/Charlie Bacon took line honours in race 1, followed home by Jack Lewis/Fraser Hemmings and Issie Wallwork/Ellie Driver.

Race 2 saw Lewis/Hemmings take first place with Megan Ferguson and Bettine Harris in second place. Third place went to Haydn Sewell and William Heathcote. Lewis/Hemmings retained the lead for race 3, followed home by Fisher and Bacon with Eleanor Keers and Faye Chatterton moving up the score sheet with a 3rd place.

Day one ended with Lewis/Hemmings leading, Fisher/Bacon in second place and Ferguson/Harris in third place. With two more races scheduled for Sunday the fleet settled down to enjoy some time off the water together with a Hippy themed social.

Sunday was another good day for racing, and race four got underway promptly at 10.30. Lewis/Hemmings bagged another first with Ferguson/Harris in second and Sewell/Heathcote in third place. The final race saw Ferguson/Harris once again in second with Sewell/Heathcote taking line honours and Lewis/Hemmings in third, which became their discard.

A great weekend for the class, and well done to Jack and Fraser who become the 2018 Inland Champions.

Sailors are now looking forward to the End of Season Championships at Grafham Water SC on 17/18 November, with a weekend of open coaching at Grafham Water the weekend before that.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st5254487Jack LewisFraser HemmingsDraycote Water2111‑35
2nd3355242Megan FergusonBettine HarrisFrensham Pond Sailing Club‑5252211
3rd3654483Haydn SewellWilliam HeathcoteWest Kirby‑8373114
4th756091Bertie FisherCharlie BaconItchenor142‑13815
5th1856342Rhys LewisDrew WrightCBYC4‑744416
6th2356339Eleanor KeersFaye ChattertonItchenor SC‑10835521
7th4156467Issie WallworkEllie DriverRedesmere SC366‑11924
8th6855400Jamie CookWill MartinCardiff Bay710‑136730
9th5756115Dylan McPhersonAndrew SturtRYA‑9989632
10th4551740Harry GeorgeJames GeorgeLymington Town SC6‑141071235
11th6552480Oliver Dowson McGillSzymon MatyjaszczukKeyhavenSC/ RLYC‑1759101640
12th7052566K.T. ByneEllie RushDraycote Water141312(OCS)1150
13th254480Callum DG Davidson GuildOscar CawthorneTreaddur BaySC1612‑1781753
14th44549Toby SchonrockThomas ClaytonPakstone YC131511‑161453
15th2454997Charlotte VideloCally TerkelsenFrensham Pond SC‑251719171063
16th5056116Ellie ClarkDaisy DeshorgerRipon SC12‑1818151863
17th1452425Sophie EdwardsKatie TaylorTata Steel SCSCP1114‑252065
18th2552626Julia StaiteMatty EvansHayling Island SC222015(OCS)1370
19th3554998Chloe FeltonBecky CropleyStaunton Harold SC‑262516121972
20th2854947Ella LanceOllie MeadowcroftParkstone SC19162018‑2473
21st1655190Harry IngramLouis MillsHolyhead SC1122‑26212276
22nd2754582Molly WrightTomos JonesPort Dinorwic SC2121‑25231580
23rd4955633David PeatyJude SingletonHollowellSC/ Worcester18192122‑2680
24th155083Matthew IngramHarri BurnsHolyhead SC20(RET)RET142385
25th654187Phoebe HutchingsEmmy WalkerWarsash23232319‑2588
26th5555942Jessica JonesEllie ThomasCardiff Bay SC‑242424242193
27th3753304Lucy HughesJosh ManningPwllheli SC‑272622202795

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