Please select your home edition

Cadet Open at Waldringfield Sailing Club sponsored by Neil Pryde & Anglia Factors

by Ethan Davey 1 Jul 2019 23:22 PDT 29-30 June 2019

The 2019 Waldringfield Cadet Open saw Cadets from Stone, Frensham Pond and Waldringfield enjoying a gentle breeze with a strong tide presenting some challenging conditions.

In the first race, a pin end bias start led to many sailors struggling to make the line, however, Daisy Nunn and Oscar Bush (9994) took a committee boat start and tacked off early to the opposite shore, out of the tide. This led to them rounding the windward mark in 1st maintaining a comfortable lead all the way to the finish line with Cally Terkelson and Pippa Smith (8352) in second, Hazel whittle and Gwen Thorogood (9983) in third and Ethan Davey and Alex Enkel (10051) in fourth. Cally and Pippa were ruled OCS meaning everyone moved up a place in the rankings.

Race 2 led to many surprises. Tacking into the shore to avoid the strong tide was the obvious option to get to the windward first, but Hannah Carruthers and George Cox (10076) had other ideas. A start at the pin end in the middle of the tide, carried Hannah and George all the way to the windward mark, lee-bowing the tide to secure a 20 second lead over the second boat. They maintained their lead all the way to the finish line securing a huge round of applause for their first race win.

Race 3 led to many other competitors daring to try what 10076 had previously done, with the tide now weakening. As the windward moved more and more into the tide as each course was reset, this became the more favourable option. The top two boats 8352 and 9983 fought a close battle together in the tide. Meanwhile Ethan Davey and Alex Enkel (10051) in 3rd place spent most of the race away from the main fleet, staying way too long close to the shore allowing Ben Goult and Alex McEwan (9984) to sneak 3rd from them. Day 1 ended with Hazel Whittle and Gwen Thorogood (9983) in first place with Ethan Davey and Alex Enkel (10051) just one point behind in 2nd place.

Day two brought a but more wind but there was little water for Race 4 and so the course was moved to 'Galleons' in the lee of the trees. This led to some very tactical and shifty conditions that were perfect for the 'Pondies'. After a general recall, the second start Sam Goult and Sarah McEwan (9977) and Ben Goult and Alex McEwan (9984) dominated their way round the course but Cally Terkelsen and Pippa Smith (8352) kept snapping at their heels and just managed to take line honours from them.

Race 5 saw an increasing wind speed and more water so the course was moved to the 'Tips'. Ethan Davey and Alex Enkel (10051) took a committee boat start and were the first to tack off from the start line on Port whilst the rest battled to make the pin. A header on the port tack lifted 10051 above the fleet putting them in 1st place. Emilia Mayhew and LouLou Mayhew (10032), Daisy Nunn and Oscar Bush (9994), Hannah Carruthers and George Cox (10076) and 10051 all battled it out on a tight 1st reach however a quick gybe from 10051 lead to the boys sailing over the top of the group and catching a convenient gust that propelled them in to the lead that they continually built on to take a comfortable win. Hazel Whittle and Gwen Thorogood (9983) followed in 2nd with Daisy Nunn and Oscar Bush (9994) in 3rd.

Race 6 followed a similar pattern with the same course and conditions. Ethan Davey and Alex Enkel (10051) maintained a comfortable lead from the start with Cally Terkelsen and Pippa Smith (8352) following closely behind. A great game of cat and mouse developed as 10051 pulled away on the reaches with 8352 closing in on the beats. In the end they each chose different sides of the beat to the finish line. In the end it paid for 8352 to go left winning the race by the smallest of margins from 10051 with Daisy Nunn and Oscar Bush (9994) following in 3rd.

After two days of great racing, Ethan Davey and Alex Enkel in 10051 emerged as deserved winners and had the pleasure of being presented with the prestigious 'Harris Salver' by Gordon Harris who instigated the event back in 1984.

The prize giving was made even more special with the presence of Karl Terkelson, the first ever winner of the 'Harris Salver'.

Related Articles

Cadet Training at Waldringfield
Touted as 'Better Than Nothing' gets children on the water in a safe manner While Boris was contemplating the latest restrictions, the Waldringfield Cadets were making the best of a relatively warm and sunny December day on the river Deben for some training organised by the parents. Posted on 21 Dec 2020
Cadet Class Winter Championship Round 2
Fantastic Friday racing at Waldringfield Sailing Club The second round of the Cadet Class Winter Series sponsored by Synergy Marine took place on Friday 30th October at Waldringfield Sailing Club on the River Deben in Suffolk. Posted on 5 Nov 2020
Frensham Cadet Open
Starting the Winter Championships in style A rainbow over the Surrey Hills welcomed the 15 travellers from Waldringfield, South Cerney and Stone sailing clubs who journeyed to Frensham Pond Sailing Club for the Cadet Open Meeting on Sunday 25 October. Posted on 27 Oct 2020
Bish, Bash, Bosh sailing this winter
UK National Cadet Class gears up in a mindful way As the summer draws to an end the UK National Cadet Class has been busy drawing up plans to keep the young sailors sailing as much as possible but always with a keen eye to behaving responsibly in the Covid world we find ourselves in. Posted on 15 Oct 2020
Cadets and U21 RS200s at Waldringfield
22 Cadets and 10 RS200s in this meticulously organised event After months of meticulous planning which became a seemingly never-ending series of hurdles to jump and sometimes felt like we might never get there, Waldringfield's Cadet Squadron hosted a joint Cadet and U21 RS200 Open. Posted on 21 Sep 2020
Harken SA Summer of Sail Festival 2020-21
South Australian sailors are set for an exciting summer as state bounces back South Australian sailors are set for an exciting summer of sailing when the state welcomes the return of the Harken SA Summer of Sail Festival. Posted on 17 Sep 2020
Australian Cadet Nationals cancelled
The decision was made after careful consideration of all aspects The 2020 International Cadet Class National Championship, scheduled to be held this coming summer in Melbourne has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. Posted on 29 Aug 2020
Dates changed for Australian Cadet Nationals
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria reschedules following the Worlds cancellation The International Cadet Class 2020 Australian Championship at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria have been shifted to a more traditional set of dates, following the cancellation of the Worlds amid the Coronavirus crisis. Posted on 17 Jun 2020
Cadet Class Update and Season Preview 2020
Blasting into the new season, starting with the RYA Dinghy Show! Whilst many of their parents have opted for packing their boats away through the winter months (well the wise ones amongst us have), the UK's Cadet Class have been having none of it. Posted on 26 Feb 2020
Take on the Cadet Class Spinnaker Challenge
Can top the leader board on stand H31 at the RYA Dinghy Show? UK Cadet Class Association will once again be inviting Cadet Class sailors and visitors to the show to take on the challenge and see if they can top the leader board in a bid to be crowned champion and win some great prizes. Posted on 18 Feb 2020
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTEROfficial-Collection-Navy 728x90 BOTTOMHenri-Lloyd 2021 INEOS TEAM UK - FOOTER