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International Etchells Class Saida Cup at the Royal Thames Yacht Club

by Jake Hardman 13 Jul 00:51 PDT 10-11 July 2021
Jolly Roger leading the fleet during the Etchells Saida Cup © PKC Media

The 2021 Etchells Saida Cup run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club was held on the 10th-11th of July in Cowes.

15 boats entered meant that everyone was looking forward to a weekend of racing, but unfortunately the wind did not want to play ball on the Saturday. Very light winds coupled with spring tides meant that no racing was possible on day one, with the few boats that did venture out having a long paddle in against the tide, followed by a tow.

Better wind on Sunday allowed 3 races in a light southerly breeze, with the youth team of Anthony Parke, Will Birchall, Ross Mackley and Anna Ratnage on Sumo getting off to a great start with a bullet in race one.

There was more light and fickle breeze for race two, with big shifts and changes in pressure over the whole course meaning that no one was ever comfortable in their position, but the team that managed to navigate the tricky conditions the best was Andrew Cooper's Ice, taking the win in race two.

After a short postponement as the wind flicked round to the south-east, race three got under way. The points were tight, with a few teams still having the chance to win the regatta but Bruno Van Dyke's Jolly Roger managed to take the win in the final race, and with it the regatta.

The winners of the Saida Cup 2021 were Bruno Van Dyke, Matt Reid and George Downer on Jolly Roger, with Shaun Frolich, Duncan Truswell and Ben Cooper second on Exabyte. Third overall and first Corinthian team was Swedish Blue, sailed by Ante Razmilovic, Nils Razmilovic and Brian Hammersley. First youth team was Sumo, sailed by of Anthony Parke, Will Birchall, Ross Mackley and Anna Ratnage.

Thanks must go to the Royal Thames Yacht Club race committee, led by PRO Phil Hagen, for getting three high quality races in very difficult conditions and making the most of the time on the water.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3Pts
152  GBR 1352Jolly RogerMatt Reid / Bruno Van Dyke / George Downer5319
259  GBR 1459ExabyteShaun Frohlich / Duncan Truswell / Ben Cooper24915
333  GBR 1438 /1333Swedish BLUE (Corinthian)Ante Razmilovic / Brian Hammersley / Nils Razmilovic76316
420  GBR 1020Sumo (Corinthian)Will Birchall / Anthony Parke / Ross Mackley / Anna Ratnage112417
531  GBR 1431Strait DealerDavid FRanks / Graham Sunderland / James Crampton82717
630  SUI 1430K2James Mchugh / A Lawson / A Richardson611219
77  GBR 1407Ice (Corinthian)Andrew Cooper / David Rickard / Freddie Cooper1011122
853  GBR 1353The Plant HunterMalcolm Offord / Laurence Mead / Camilo Ordobo117523
939  GBR 1439Rocketman (Corinthian)Rob Goddard / Charlie muldoon / Matt brien99624
1082  GBR 782Pulse (Corinthian)Jake Hardman / Tiger Tellwright / Alex Barker / Alex Downer125825
1151  GBR 1351Audrey (Corinthian)Jon Warwick / Will Bedford / Fraser Woodley / Hannah Hunt3131026
1271  GBR 1271Ziggy (Corinthian)James Cunnison / Thea Crawshaw / Verity Hopkins / Amelia Caley4141432
1327  GBR 927Shamal (Corinthian)Ines Pont Sanchis / Tiarnan Finney / JJ Marie / Fin Armstrong1481335
1448  GBR 1148Silver LiningMurray Chapples / David Bedford / Aaron Rogers15101237
1594  GBR 1194Mano (Corinthian)William James / Michael Starkie / Alistair Grant / Ellen Main13151543

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