Please select your home edition
SW newsletters (top)

GJW Direct ITCA Topper Inland Championships at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by James Ripley 5 Jul 07:42 PDT 26-27 June 2021
GJW Direct ITCA Topper Inland Championships at Grafham © Georgie Altham /

On 26-27 June, 99 Topper 5.3s and 25 Topper 4.2s descended on Grafham Water Sailing Club for the GJW Direct National Inland Championships.

Saturday brought a light but constant breeze. Both classes were sailing on the same course, with the 4.2s setting off first on a smaller outer loop course. Then came the first half of the 5.3 fleet on the full size outer loop, before the other 5.3s on the inner loop.

After the first day it was very close at the top of both fleets. In the 5.3s, Joseph Warwicker and Edwin Cross were level on 4 points. Thomas Semmens led the 4.2s after Alex Jones had to retire whilst leading race 3 with equipment failure.

The second day brought more wind. Joseph and Edwin continued to battle it out at the top of the 5.3s, ending the regatta on equal points and identical race scores! Joseph took the title only by virtue of his win in the final race. Hugo Valentine completed the podium.

With the extra breeze, the 4.2 fleet were more mixed up, with Imogen Green rising to the top of the overall standing courtesy of three straight bullets. Alex Jones recovered from his DNF on day 1 to finish second, with Samantha Mason in third.

Overall, it was a great event, and a big step back towards normality - despite remaining Covid restrictions and comprehensive safety measures that were put in place. A huge thank you to Grafham Water SC who stepped in at the last minute to host this event. Thank you also to all of the volunteers who made this event happen, and to our amazing sponsors.

Congratulations to all of the competitors - many of whom were competing at their first ever national event.

To find out more about 'the friendly class', visit our website or search for us on Facebook.

We return to Grafham in August for our 'Not the Nationals' event.

5.3 fleet results:

PosSail NoNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st47077Joseph WarwickerShoreham SC1212‑317
2nd48600Edwin CrossShoreham/Island Barn11‑21227
3rd45170Hugo ValentineChipstead/Shoreham44‑912415
4th45047Samson CrossShoreham/Island Barn3‑10444318
5th48153Leo YatesIsland Barn / Shoreham / Burghfield2‑20159320
6th48100Roo PurvesDalgety Bay SC/East Lothian YC95‑2431523
7th47879Oscar FryWarsash SC73745‑1226
8th48603Daniel PalmerBallyholme YC11137‑14527
9th45770Bjorn HandleyIsland Barn Reservoir/Queen Mary532‑1010727
10th48433Robin PhippsParkstone YC215‑1839231
11th46771Alfred NoelWarsash SC7‑283117735
12th48678Kaitlyn WyattShoreham/ IBRSC / Papercourt566‑14121039
13th47601Tom MossRipon SC/Scaling Dam SC‑32101474843
14th48617Immi ReesWarsash SC6‑246185944
15th48451Daisy FisherHollingworth Lake67‑1211101044
16th47680Oliver JenningsWaldringfield SC‑27715816147
17th46989Jadon Brockdorff‑KennedyPhoenix Outdoor Centre / Queen Mary12‑292026949
18th47731Finn CaddyBristol Corinthian/West Wilts Youth‑22132093651
19th48098Hayden MooreNotts County SC238115‑25451
20th47927Reuben HudsonShoreham/Island Barn16‑2656111553
21st48663Erin YoungScaling Dam SC13611‑14131255
22nd48586Finlay MorganChase SC/South Staffs SC‑181512913857
23rd47649Jibriel BostanTideway Sailability98‑3112141457
24th47765Lily BrowningIBRSC / TSC‑349151381358
25th46168Gwyneth LanyonNotts County SC316(OCS)2061459
26th48692Megan ThomsonIsland Barn Reservoir/Royal Lymington‑231491371760
27th48258Chloe MillsPennine SC‑362376151162
28th48526Tom ThwaitesSnowfakes SC13‑3210825662
29th48744Graydon McLeod FlemingHunts SC12917‑30181773
30th43834Christopher HampshireRipon SC19‑38102381575
31st48096Ben HomerDalgety Bay SC1148‑42233278
32nd47777Katherine BurgessRoyal Harwich YC102(OCS)24202480
33rd47746Thomas PeaceWarsash SC (JETS)1714212512‑3689
34th45398Maddie SmithPoole YC41613‑32273191
35th46391Jessica PowellDraycote Water SC‑3121417242591
36th47299Jasper BramwellHollingworth Lake SC15‑311417212491
37th47676Sebastian DaviesWarsash SC8221321‑302892
38th47775Ruairi HerringtonLargs SC28‑331621191195
39th48185Arran GoodmanHill Head SC / Jets‑29291616151995
40th48249Rhys GriffithsShoreham SC3218‑4215112096
41st30827Isabel GlazebrookASWC Portland8123620‑3927103
42nd48628Erin TinklerBurghfield SC1522232222‑28104
43rd46205Caitlin Thomas 145‑33312630106
44th47265Lewis BaconLeigh & Lowton SC‑272321261620106
45th46522Joseph ReidExe SC20271719‑3323106
46th48572Jemima FryWarsash SC18‑405262930108
47th47786Emily BrushettRoyal Southern3524823‑4018108
48th45197Polly McMullanDraycote SC2511221932‑45109
49th47764Tara EwbankChase/Staunton Harold‑292628161821109
50th48165Edward QuinnNotts County SC191224‑383129115
51st47855Lauren IronsPapercourt SC‑363026151727115
52nd48582Finley BriggsLargs SC1717323022‑33118
53rd48878finley SouthonBough Beech SC‑341818341929118
54th48654Josh JamesFelpham SC‑464328181713119
55th48667Millie HardimanBartley SC14343122‑4419120
56th48758Charlotte CooperWest Lancashire YC‑413022282318121
57th48651Harriet TempleSouth Staffs SC2825‑45242125123
58th48259Edward PalingNotts County SC26212328‑3526124
59th48066Jack SimsLlandegfedd SC241933‑403516127
60th47863Rory ClowIsland Barn Reservoir SC212029‑392037127
61st47808Oliver SmithPoole YC1013274436‑45130
62nd45772Georgia HughesLlandegfedd SC2527262728‑34133
63rd47181Clem MiddleDraycote Water SC(DNC)DNCDNC12122137
64th48709Finlay GeriFelpham SC16331929‑4343140
65th47625Ellie Thwaites 24252941‑4422141
66th48264Rebecca ShearerClyde Cruising Club3737‑38102435143
67th Torquil Morrison 431130‑463426144
68th48309Harry WhiteSnowflakes41‑4425313116144
69th46271Sam MorleyLlandegfedd SC3319373733‑39159
70th47743Lion Kadiogluwest kirby SC20‑4239274138165
71st48578Dominic AthertonGrafham Water SC35‑3934253834166
72nd46891Eloise CusdenPpsa38‑4119343838167
73rd19266Tyrii Bell 30343436‑3733167
74th47685Jake RawesOxford SC33383233‑4232168
75th48719Theo McGonigleRipon SC263635‑473739173
76th45006Alistair MacKinnonEast Lothian YC‑454230363431173
77th44144Lucy RainsWaldringfield SC‑473225414135174
78th46227Harry SimsLlandegfedd SC3117384445‑46175
79th43911Florence ToveyMumbles YC‑443541322642176
80th47725Piotr TokajukIsland Barn Reservoir SC22364138‑4540177
81st31922Ffion CerratoWarsash SC (& JETS)4028‑44433037178
82nd48193Jasper Focardi DollingDovey YC21(OCS)27434646183
83rd46977Elizabeth WhitefootSnowflake SC39‑4535452936184
84th16942Adele Burbidge ‑443143353640185
85th48317Noah WoodClwb Hwylio Pwllheli SC(DNC)DNCDNC332823186
86th46512Jessica HedgecockDraycote SC30373642‑4741186
87th47028Leah May 43(DNC)DNC403221187
88th47750Electra ReevesCam SC/Christchurch SC3841392942‑44189
89th20272Kyla Baxter ‑423537373941189
90th48819Finn GoodmanTeesdale40‑4646352743191
91st48682Charley WhiteSnowflakes37‑4340394042198
92nd Harry Wemyss 393942‑454344207
93rd46439George MacfadyenBrancaster Staithe/Hunts424040(DNC)DNCDNC224
94th48652Antonio PascaliIsland Barn Reservoir SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC255
94th48535Sam GraytonNotts County SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC255
94th44036Joseph RoweDraycote Water SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC255
97th48509Henry MoranRoyal hospital school(DNC)OCSDNCDNCDNCDNC255
97th46610jessica TaylorBlackwater SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC255
99th48627Grace NewboldHill Head SC/JETS(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC255

4.2 fleet results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st48653Imogen GreenDraycote Water SC‑19331119
2nd46025Alex JonesParkstone YC21(DNC)43313
3rd47354Samantha MasonNotts County SC8‑9134521
4th47860Thomas SemmensBrixham/Paignton122‑1010722
5th48743Tate KumpWest Wittering‑1761222224
6th Marcus King 654‑96627
7th48571Katherine GunnNotts County SC‑1441355431
8th48667Chloe GraytonNotts County SC78568‑934
9th34481Anna CameronWarsash SC3‑18712121246
10th48409Thomas LloydSnettisham Beach5‑151013111352
11th46593Emily ShearerClyde Cruising Club1579814‑1753
12th48602William BrownIsland Barn/Queen Mary111061416‑1857
13th45384Lucas SymonsIsland Barn9161877(DNC)57
14th47776Jacob DaviesWarsash SC (& JETS)4121718‑19859
15th47796Sebastian SittonWarsash SC1017‑2211131061
16th47637Freddie DayWarsash SC121381517‑1965
17th47543John WhitefootSnowflake SC13111117‑221668
18th48159Eliska Van der VeerLlandegfedd SC162016‑2291172
19th48368Julia SmithWest Riding SC‑24241519151487
20th48087Zoe MorleyLlandegfedd SC‑22211916182094
21st45248Sam MacfadyenBrancaster Staithe/Hunts201414(DNC)DNCDNC100
22nd27192Arthur QuinnNotts County SC‑232223202115101
23rd48798Isabel RitchieNotts County SC182321(DNC)2021103
24th46734George SimsLlandegfedd SC21192021‑2322103
25th48149Oscar FiltnessASWC Portland(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC130

Related Articles

Toppers at Staunton Harold
ITCA Midlands Traveller Series 2021-2022 Round 1 Very soon after the completion of the "Not the Nationals" at Grafham in August, the Midlands Toppers were back in action for the start of the ITCA Midlands Topper Traveller 2021-2022 Series. Posted on 20 Sep
Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Carsington
Happy to see a lot of sailors who were not only new to DYS but also to racing Saturday 11th September saw our sailors back at Carsington Sailing Club for our ninth event of this years series, the biggest water we visit, so a new experience for some. Posted on 14 Sep
RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships
137 youth and junior sailors take part at Carrickfergus Excitement was in the air at Carrickfergus Sailing Club this weekend as more than 137 of Northern Ireland's Youth and Junior sailors took to the water to compete in the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships. Posted on 14 Sep
27th Broadland Youth Regatta
100 youth and junior sailors race on the Norfolk Broads 100 youth and junior sailors in 93 boats from seven Broadland Clubs took part in the 27th Broadland Youth Regatta on 4th September at Wroxham Broad, hosted by Norfolk Broads Yacht Club on behalf of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association. Posted on 8 Sep
It's such an important word in any sport It's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm. Posted on 7 Sep
Scottish Toppers at Bardowie
28 helms for the first event of the 2021/22 Traveller Series On the 28th and 29th of August, the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section hosted the first Topper Traveller of the 2021/22 Series at Bardowie Loch. Posted on 6 Sep
HLSC Junior Sailors race Olympic Gold Medallist
Stuart Bithell returns to his home sailing club Lucky young sailors at Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club had the opportunity to race Olympic 49er gold medallist Stuart Bithell when he returned to his home sailing club on Friday 20th August. Posted on 31 Aug
12-Year-Old Attempts Bristol Channel Crossing
Sailing a Topper by herself in aid of The Maiden Factor Foundation Can you remember when you were 12-years old? Did you have the courage to take part in a big adventure, voyage, or expedition? Did you ever think of raising money for others? If most of us are truly honest, we would probably say no. Posted on 20 Aug
GJW Direct Topper 'Not the Nationals' video
Serious racing, fun races, hog roasts and sunshine Wednesday saw beautiful sunshine but sadly no wind – after a postponement ashore, racing was called off for the day. Thursday brought much better conditions for sailing to allow four championships races plus a fun race. Posted on 18 Aug
Starcross Yacht Club Junior Regatta
With full timetable of beach games, camp-overs and discos An energetic fleet of 38 children took place in the inaugural Starcross YC junior regatta, held on the river Exe over four days from 14-17 August. The format of the event was 2-3 short races each day. Posted on 18 Aug
MBW newsletters (top)