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Flying Fifteen National Championships at Parkstone Yacht Club - Overall

by Christina Moncur 28 Jul 2019 01:21 PDT 24-27 July 2019

Championships supported by UK Global - Day 4 was The Fencing Centre Race Day

It was just as if they had never been away! After a break from major championship racing in the Flying Fifteen, Graham Vials and Chris Turner sealed another UK Championship by winning the last two races on the final day in some style.

For the final days racing, Poole Bay delivered a typical July summer morning with warm sunny skies and a gentle NW offshore breeze that wafted down the race course in patches with an abundance of shifts.

The PRO set a three-lap windward-leeward course with the usual target race time of 50 minutes. After one false start the fleet got under way at around 1230hrs. At the first windward mark it was the familiar blue spinnaker of Vials and Turner representing Derwent Reservoir/Lyme Regis SC, that popped out in front. They were closely followed by another multiple world f15 champion in Steve Goacher and crew Tim Harper from the Lake district. Steve and Tim were back on form today challenging and sometimes leading the champions elect, however they lost both races to Vials and Turner on the final lap.

Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado (HISC/WYC) pulled through the fleet to take third ahead of Richard Whitworth and Ben Scroggie (Parkstone YC/Hollingworth Lake SC). Richard and Ben were the only team with a chance to usurp Vials and Turner and their fourth meant they had effectively conceded the championship lead.

Notably the first four boats each used different sailmakers!

The final race of the regatta took three attempts to start. Late wind shifts and a couple of recalls later, the final race was started around 1230hrs. This time the Goach popped out in the lead and held it throughout lap 1 but with Vials and Turner breathing down his neck. Behind them the race for the minor placings provided quite a tussle between another returning champion, Greg Wells, now sailing with Andrew Jameson, and Nathan Batchelor from Ovington Boats, sailing with Ricky Rigg and Hamish Mackay crewed by Andrew Lawson.

By lap 3 Vials and Turner had edged into a few boat lengths lead, sufficient to cover their opposition to the finish line. They cruised over the line for their fifth race win of the regatta and a clear margin of 18 points overall.

On the last lap, the Batchelor/Rigg combo pulled through to snatch second place from Wells/Jameson in third pushing Goacher/Harper back to fourth. Meanwhile the battle for third overall was still in play, David Tabb and Chewey Sherrell (Parkstone YC) maintained top ten consistency all regatta to hold off the sprint finish of the Goach.

Bobby Salmond crewed by Will Morris won the Classic division in his f15 number 627.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st4071Graham VialsChris TurnerDerwent Reservoir / Lyme Regis SC11‑12‑554511119
2nd4020Richard WhitworthBen ScroggieParkstone YC & Hollingworth Lake SC271842‑2194‑1037
3rd4052David TabbChewey SherrellParkstone YC31022(UFD)96‑1161149
4th4021Steve GoacherTim HarperRWYC WLSC‑14413977‑3462452
5th4002Richard LoveringMatt AlvaradoHISC & WYC1693‑2218‑1973855
6th4030Greg WellsAndrew JamesonHISC‑172147311132‑15355
7th4055Ian CadwalladerSteve GrahamChew Valley Lake Sailing Club4‑149‑216132510756
8th4059Hamish MackayAndrew LawsonRoyal Thames/HISC5188‑2786‑2737560
9th4033Justin WaplesJackie McKellarR.C.Y.C.11‑22‑17411331291366
10th4070Nathan BatchelorRichard RiggTynemouth SC18515‑1921211‑198273
11th4060Ian PinnellJeremyHISC86201091‑3715‑321483
12th3957Charles ApthorpAlan GreenHISC/National YC611‑26151022‑3285986
13th3922Crispin Read WilsonSteve BrownParkstone YC912‑38‑311318114111694
14th3793Pete AllamJo AllamParkstone YC‑25‑244141951018121294
15th4061Mark WestonAndrew WeatherspoonWest Riding SC716612221414‑31‑23697
16th3994Chris WaplesTom WaplesHISC10310132117‑231014‑3098
17th4054Simon SpoltonGrant MurphyParkstone YC15821114‑25‑25131715104
18th3875Brett DingwallTim ScarisbrickAldenham Sailing Club12155‑301615‑28172024124
19th3914Adrian TattersallRichard PopperParkstone YC2919‑40318‑304242118136
20th3916Simon RedheadMr M J RileyParkstone YC13‑27‑311624109202421137
21st4044Simon PattersonSimon Andrew ThompsonDraycote Water Sailing Club‑302116171219202116‑32142
22nd3953Robert HogbenNoel WestBewl Valley Sailing Association261729‑33‑3029841923155
23rd4016David HeronChris DuckerRoyal Windermere YC19(RET)19(UFD)291612262819168
24th3564Mark NicholsonSteve CulpittHISC3413‑392815201823‑4120171
25th4009Campbell AlexanderJeremy KriekRoyal Natal Yacht Club2123116‑3821362531‑38174
26th3936Jeremy ArnoldKeith JamiesonNotts County SC222028‑402024733‑3737191
27th3821Patrick KeatsAndy ClarkParkstone YC32287‑45‑393935161827202
28th3934Graham DaviesAndrew NelsonParkstone YC20292425262330‑34‑3526203
29th4036Richard LinfordPeter BiggsParkstone YC2730302633‑4517‑382525213
30th3902Richard HopeAngus WrightDraycote Water Sailing Club/Notts County‑463335232327‑38322722222
31st3758Graham LathamSara BriscoeParkstone YC24‑3627352828223029‑41223
32nd4069Bill ChardAmy ChardChew Valley Lake Sailing Club393525‑43(RET)3124222228226
33rd4019Steven RandleLisa RandleParkstone YC31‑373620‑372626293029227
34th4025Chris GorringeNadia HosieParkstone YC3631181131354028(DNC)(DNC)230
35th3506Christian BarnesBenedict BarnesUllswater Yacht Club‑4234223932‑4029271335231
36th3904Mervyn WrightRon ElliottParkstone YC‑4725333727321639‑4031240
37th4056Andy GoddardTom GoddardDovestone Sailing Club2326(UFD)‑44424141412617257
38th3966Richard LedgerCarole DukeParkstone YC38‑42234125‑4333353333261
39th4042Tim O'BrienColin FerraGWSC3540‑4532‑433315363940270
40th3463John ThornleyMegan ThornleyUllswater Yacht Club2838343435‑44‑39373836280
41st627Bobby SalmondWill MorrisRoyal Northern44(DNS)41181734(DNC)DNC34DNC284
42nd3583Mike WilczynskiJean WilczynskiRORC41‑4343294037‑44433634303
43rd3736Sue BannisterAdrian SimpsonHISC4039323641384342(DNC)(DNC)311
44th4041Simon Richard Ker CooperAlastair Richard Ker CooperBewl Sailing Association‑45413742‑443631444339313
45th2520Nicholas Mark HeathPhilippa NoonCam Sailing Club33(DNF)44243442(DNC)DNC42DNC315
46th3597Chris HuntGary DenningRoyal Cornwall YC3732423836(DNS)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC329
47th3750Geoff BallAndy CoulterBewl Sailing Association4344‑46‑46454642404442346

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