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420 End of Season Championship at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Jennie Clark 19 Nov 2018 01:24 PST 17-18 November 2018

A fleet of 35 420 dinghies raced at Grafham Water SC for their 2018 End of Season Championship. This turn out is indicative of the resurgence in the class, which has seen new helms and crews joining the class, and a rapid turn round of boats for sale. This sets the class up well for 2019, where there's a busy programme of events already scheduled with the fleet due to make their first 2019 appearance at the Tiger Trophy on 1 and 2 February.

The conditions were lovely for day one, with sunshine breaking through the morning mist and a light breeze. The leading pack of 4 boats split away from the rest of the fleet with line honours going to Jamie Cook and Will Martin. Jack Lewis/Fraser Hemmings were second and the all girl pairing of Vita Heathcote and Millie Boyle were third.

Race 2 was abandoned after a dramatic windshift. The fleet returned, marks were moved and racing began. Cook/Martin once again claimed line honours, this time being chased home by Haydn Sewell/William Heathcote, with Lewis/Hemmings in third place.

Race 3 was claimed by Heathcote and Boyle, with Lewis/Hemmings in second and another all girl pairing, Eleanor Keers and Faye Chatterton, in third. The final race of the day was won by Rhys Lewis/Drew Wright with Keers/ Chatterton in second and Heathcote/Boyle in third.

Positions at the end of the first day were close with overall positions far from decided and plenty of chance for place changes during day two.

Another sunny day greeted the fleet with another light breeze across the water. Race five, the first of the day, saw a general recall and got away under black flag on start 2. Sewell/Heathcote must have been very glad that the spares bag in one of the RIBS had a gooseneck to replace their broken one, and even more grateful that they could replace the spinnaker pole which they damaged when fitting the gooseneck, using another spare, particularly as they got a second place in this race! Lewis/Hemmings took line honours, was second and Heathcote/Boyle took third place.

Lewis/Hemmings extended their lead with a win for race 6, with Bertie Fisher and Charlie Bacon taking second place and Cook/Martin pulling back to 3rd overall with a 3rd place in this race. Race 7 was got under way swiftly after race 6 and Lewis/Hemmings nailed this one again, with Keers/Chatterton in second, and Fergus/Harris third.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClub (Helm)CrewClub (Crew)R1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st54487Jack LewisDraycote Water SCFraser Hemmings 232‑411110
2nd55400Jamie Cook Will MartinCardiff Bay YC1146‑83520
3rd55244Vita HeathcoteRLymYCMilly BoyleRLymYC3‑61334620
4th54483Haydn SewellRoyal Lymington YC/West Kirby SCWilliam HeathcoteRoyal Lymington YC42(BFD)825425
5th56342Rhys LewisCBYCDrew Wright 757158‑1133
6th56339Eleanor KeersItchenor SCFaye ChattertonBrightlingsea SC5832(BFD)20240
7th5412Annabel Cattermole Ben Hazeldine 611‑13549742
8th52480Oliver Dowson McGillKeyhaven YC/Royal Lymington YCSzymon Matyjaszczuk ‑1895139131059
9th55242Megan FergusonFrensham Pond SCBettine HarrisBCYC141611910‑17363
10th56091Bertie FisherItchenor SCCharlie BaconCorinthian Otters15(BFD)6161521266
11th54379Charlotte BoyleRLymYCGeorgia BakerRLYC111416‑20116967
12th54481Calum CookRoyal Lymington YCCalum BellHelensburgh SC/Loch Lomond SC813‑1971871467
13th52566Katie ByneDraycote Water SCEllie RushStaunton Harold SC1010912721‑2669
14th549Toby SchonrockParkstone YCThomas ClaytonPoole YC9‑2014151211869
15th51740Harry GeorgeBurghfield SC/Lymington Town SCJames George ‑241212106141771
16th53703Maisie HarkessBowmoor SCAnnabel HitchmoughBowmoor SC1348‑1817181575
17th56467Ellie DriverDraycote Water SC/Trearddur Bay SCHarriet WatkinsPoole YC‑197181119151383
18th5437Julia StaiteHayling Island SCMatty EvansBlackwater SC16‑26151416122093
19th53966Kieran YoungParkstone YCEve KennedyParkstone YC121917‑26232616113
20th54997Charlotte VideloFrensham Pond SCCally TerkelsenStone SC172322231322‑30120
21st52425Sophie Edwards Katie TaylorTata steel SC271810‑28202719121
22nd53304Lucy HughesPwllheli SCJosh ManningRydal Penrhos School/South Caernarfonshi2124(BFD)17221028122
23rd56116Ellie ClarkRipon SCDaisy DesorgherRutland SC2315262114‑2827126
24th54187Phoebe HutchingsWarsashEmmy Walker 22212325(RET)1621128
25th54947Ella LanceUpper Thames SCOllie Meadowcroft 201724‑30252322131
26th54785Mathias PotterWarsash SCCameron HookGurnard SC‑26222019212525132
27th54480Callum Davidson‑GuildTrearddur Bay SCOscar CawthorneShustoke SC‑33252127301923145
28th54998Chloe FeltonStaunton Harold SCBecky CropleyLymington25‑332724243018148
29th55942Jessica JonesCardiff Bay YCEllie ThomasCardiff Bay YC29‑342822293224164
30th5634Mathew IngramHolyheadHarri BurnsHolyhead sc‑34302531282929172
31st53645Scarlett CawthorneShustoke SCFreya Terry 3028293231‑3532182
32nd56113Ching WongIsland Barn Reservoir SCElinor OlearyIsland Barn Reservoir SC313231‑33322433183
33rd55244David PeatyHollowell /Upton Warren SCJude SingletonHollowell2827(BFD)29BFD3331184
34th52230Gemma McDonnellHollowell SCFinlay ScullHollowell‑35293035263434188
35th55190Harry IngramHolyhead scLouis Mills 3231(BFD)34273135190

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