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Weston Sailing Club's Inaugural SUP Event

by Nathan Steffenoni 12 Aug 21:21 PDT 8 August 2020
Weston Sailing Club's inaugural SUP event © WSC

Weston Sailing Club's (WSC) Inaugural SUP event took place 8th Aug 2020 on what was probably one of the hottest days of the year.

Located on Southampton Water WSC is a very welcoming club that has a great mix of semi-sheltered water paddling to very choppy dependant on wind direction and speed. Saturday's weather was hot and sunny Force 1 to 2. A dozen competitors entered split evenly between iSUP and Hardboards.

The race format was four races of which three races would count to your overall result. The first two races where short to mid-distance (2km to 5km) followed by two sprint races. All races in both fleets where closely contested with places changing as competitors got used to the conditions and the heat! All races started at the water's edge with courses set close to the club making it great for spectators. The sprint races were great fun with only a few seconds between finishing competitors.

Thanks must to go to theSUPco.com for supporting with generous prizes. Prize giving was held on the club's patio, whilst competitors enjoyed well earnt drinks from the bar. Well done to Jamie Grant (Hardboard) and Isabelle Peterkin (iSUP) for winning the first event.

Overall Results:

PosHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
Hardboards
1stJames Grant111‑23
2ndMatthew Amiss‑42215
3rdBecky Amiss‑843411
4thAdam Marston‑634512
5thLorraine Grant‑756314
6thPete Jary(DNC)85DNS27
Inflatable
1stIsabelle Peterkin26‑7715
2ndMark Watts37‑8616
3rdJames Cowen5‑99822
4thKathy Sherratt910(DNS)DNS33
5thAlan Davies10(DSQ)10DNF34
6thStorm Pilcher(DNC)11DNSDNS39

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