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420 Summer Teams Selector 2 at Hayling Island Sailing Club

by Ollie Meadowcroft 5 Apr 02:58 PDT 26-27 March 2022

After a blustery and cold first selector at Rutland Water, the 420s welcomed the warmer conditions at Hayling Island on 26 & 27 March. There were a variety of conditions over the weekend.

The fleet got under way in around 15 knots for race one, with Neil Marsden & David Bromilow asserting their pin end dominance and blasting out toward the corner. They were joined at the top mark by those who had headed far to the right - namely Alice Davis & Oliver Rayner in their brand new Mackay. Joe Warwicker & Hugo Valentine were also in the battle for the lead, and after a close final reach, they took the victory ahead of Neil and Dave, with Ella Lance & Will Martin rounding out the podium.

Race two was a similar affair, with Neil & Dave taking an early lead and gapping the fleet. Ollie Meadowcroft & Oscar Cawthorne led the charge back and got within metres of stealing the win on the final reach. Ella & Will once again took a third to continue their impressive consistency.

The third and fourth races saw the wind drop off and shift to the right, with hints of a sea breeze sucking the air off the ocean. Wise man Marsden was all over it and closed out the day with another two bullets. Ella & Will took another 2,3 to push themselves into second overall, with Mathias Potter & Ellie Thomas taking 4,2 to join the top three overnight. Sailors returned to shore to enjoy a curry at the sailing club and reflect on what had been a very tricky day for most.

The event was looking like a high scorer, and in the lighter and shiftier breeze on Sunday, this only became more apparent. This was no deterrent to Neil & Dave, who once again took an early lead in the first of the day. They were joined by Megan Farrer & Ellie Rush and Alice & Oliver at the top mark as the wind began to die off. The tricky conditions saw Mathias & Ellie navigate the beats with brilliance to take the lead which they held to the finish. Alice & Oliver chased up a second after a tough weekend, and Neil & Dave took a third.

Race 6 saw the pressure build back up, and a strong start off the pin saw Ollie & Oscar take a good lead followed by Henry Heathcote & Hector Bennett and they finished in this order.

The final race saw another masterclass from Neil & Dave with a strong lead established at mark one, closely followed by Ella & Will and Ollie & Oscar. However, with an increasing tide and the day getting hotter, the sea breeze made a valiant attempt to come in, stopping many boats dead in the water. It was the new hotshots Millie Irish & Clara Jones who saw opportunity here and sailed what remained of the pressure to pip Neil & Dave on the finish line and secure their first race win in 420s.

It was certainly a weekend for the grandmasters of the fleet, who showed that experience trumps all when it comes to such tricky sailing. Neil & Dave won, second were Ella & Will and third were Megan & Ellie who were also first female boat. First U17 were Harry George & Ralph Cawthorne in 11th overall.

In the selection series, Ollie & Oscar remain in the lead and Alice & Oliver have climbed to second ahead of Joe & Hugo. All to play for and the fleet are now looking forward to sunny Wales for the Youth Nationals!

Overall Results: (view the Selection Series results so far here)

PosFleetSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1stOpen54849Neil MarsdenDavid BromilowWest Kirby SC21113‑6210
2ndOpen56954Ella LanceWill Martin 3323‑1510526
3rdFemale54852Megan FarrerEllie RushNotts County SC466644‑1130
4thOpen57259Alice DavisOliver RaynerYorkshire Dales SC588523‑1431
5thOpen56342Mathias PotterEllie ThomasCardiff Bay YC9114218‑1735
6thOpen57004Ollie MeadowcroftOscar CawthorneShustoke SC/Upper Thames SC72101081(UFD)38
7thOpen44Joe WarwickerHugo ValentineChipstead SC14111255(UFD)38
8thOpen55244Henry HeathcoteHector BennettRoyal Lymington YC(RET)5515182348
9thFemale54487Kt. ByneLia HorneDraycote Water SC1397412‑14449
10thFemale54483Millie IrishClara JonesBurghfield SC6161477‑18151
11thU17 Open544Harry GeorgeRalph CawthorneShustoke SC16‑2198109759
12thOpen56091Imogen WadeTeddy DunnIsle of Man YC10712141312(UFD)68
13thU17 Open56108William BaileyMatthew RaynerYorkshire Dales SC12101316913‑2073
14thFemale56339Heather QuinnGwyneth LanyonNotts County SC181217186‑19980
15thU17 Open2Patrick BromilowOlivia CreasyWest Kirby SC1714‑2391472182
16thFemale55517Emily SmithCharlotte BeardsallWarsash SC‑231820111911685
17thU17 Open57273Arwen FflurPeter CopeIsle of Man YC14253132415(UFD)94
18thOpen54853Oli HaleTom ClaytonPoole YC8191522‑2522894
19thOpen56007Freya SewellArlo BraundOxford SC151319‑2111211695
20thU17 Open56467Sam GraytonRaife PiggottNotts County SC1115‑2424231713103
21stU17 Female57286Ellie CreightonBea GreenfieldOxford SC21‑241820162412111
22ndU17 Female55633Noa MoskovitchGabs BurltonRoyal Southern YC2217161921‑2319114
23rdOpen57272Emma BreeseArthur Bailey 20‑272126272010124
24thU17 Female485Sabine PotterMerle NieuwlandCardiff Bay YC‑272222SCP201618124
25thOpen52915Tilly BrayshayJibriel Bostan 1923272517‑2815126
26thFemale55102Amber HaleEthan SparkesChichester YC25(BFD)2623222722145
27thOpen54983Louise DavisCallum Davidson GuildTrearddur Bay SC2420(RET)DNC262623150
28thOpen56469Izzy MasseyFred LanghorneItchenor SC(UFD)262527282524155
29thU17 Open54124Ella MartinGeorge SelfCBYC28‑292928292925168
30thU17 Open52425George LanceRhys GriffithsShoreham2628282930(UFD)UFD172

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