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WASZP GP at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Victoria Payne 15 Apr 22:59 PDT 13-14 April 2019
WASZP GP at Grafham Water © Victoria Payne

It was the first GP of the season at Grafham Water Sailing Club. Tricky winds and Baltic temperatures couldn't stop the WASZP sailors.

Max Todd lead the first two races with newbie James Grey taking the third race. Dan Wellbourn Hesp sailed a consistent series showing how well the youth can take on the big boys taking a bullet on day two. The second day's wind was more consistent and gave the fleet some awesome foiling and the top three pushing each other all the way round.

It was the first time many of the sailors had used the new large foil that replaces the old racing foil so as everyone ate dinner together on Saturday night there were lots of chat on how it felt.

45% of the fleet were women, NZ and the USA were represented showing how diverse the class is.

Thank you to Max who gave us all top tips between races. Sam Sarks for all his funny stories. Thank you to the Grafham Race Team who got in all eight races of the series. Thank you to our sponsors, Zhik for supplying us with quality prizes and Noble Marine Insurance.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm Name:ClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st2231Max ToddRydal Penrhos School11211‑3129
2nd2519James GrayStokes Bay SC2‑412223113
3rd2237Daniel Wellbourn HespCarsington SC32‑43312317
4th2305Selina DickerRYS4335544(DNC)28
5th2373Rachael JenkinsBowmoor655(DNC)4DNC5DNC43
6th8Victoria PayneHayling Island SC566(RTD)DNCDNCDNCDNC53

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