Please select your home edition
Edition

Musto Lark National Championships 2022 at Pentewan Sands Sailing Club - Overall

by Tim Fells 4 Jun 2022 08:28 PDT 1-4 June 2022

After a long third day sitting in the sun and waiting for wind that never reappeared, the LARK competitors threw themselves into the Crews Union and Fancy-Dress Night with huge enthusiasm. This was no doubt encouraged by a forecast for the final day of strong Easterlies, throwing a large surf straight onto the beach.

After the dramas of launching and recovery in the benign conditions on Friday, there was almost zero likelihood of the final races happening. This was of little consolation for Matt White and Marion Enkel, sitting at the top of the pile with a cast of 17 Lark National wins across the next seven boats champing at their heels.

In reality, after a monsoon overnight and little wind in the early hours, the breeze was building and the surf already pounding as the bleary eyed started to wake. PRO Mike Ward made the only decision he could and had abandoned racing by 08.30, allowing an early prize-giving, pack up and depart.

Crowned as 2022 LARK Champions were Matt White and Marion Enkel, winning the title for the first time. Schooled in the LARK hot bed of Waldringfield, they have been racing in the class on and off since the 90s. Consequently, the win was a huge and emotional moment for this popular team. It was highly deserved as in light and sloppy conditions that were challenging for a high-quality fleet, they put in a number of dominant performances.

Winners of the Silver Fleet in 10th place with a very strong performance in their first LARK event were Matthew Shorrock and Katie Kinver from Frensham Pond. Matthew, clearly a chip off the block from the Shorrock LARK dynasty, also starred both socially and as a winner of the Duckhams.

Winners of the Bronze Fleet in 24th place were Mat Newton-Sherlock and Simon Morris from Barnt Green, another long-term LARK home that is seeing a resurgence in numbers under Mat's leadership.

Altogether this was a very successful event for the class. A strong growth in entrants combined with a very positive and fun vibe, celebrating the traditional virtues of quality racing and enthusiastic socials. With a big focus on supporting families to enjoy the event, there were almost as many under 10 year olds present as entrants!

A big thank you to the Pentewan Sands SC team both on and off the water for working so hard for our enjoyment and to MUSTO for their continued generous sponsorship of the class.

The LARK championships 2023 will be at Brixham YC on Sunday May 28th to Wednesday May 31st.

Overall Results:
If you finished in the top ten at the Lark nationals then enter your Gear Guide information here

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewFleetClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
12471The JokerMatt WhiteMarion EnkelGoldWaldringfield2101211416
22521MozzyAlan KrailingTom KrailingGoldWaldringfield sc621664119
32528MowgliJohn BrickwoodAndy HicksGoldFrensham Pond SC771013220
42533Smartie pantsChris WhiteNicola WhiteGoldSssc814232520
52495Well DodgyStuart HydonNick HydonGoldShustoke / Dittisham1141171224
62527FloozieTim FellsFrances GiffordGoldSalcombe YC320648627
72520RollergirlHarry PynnGemma CookGoldWaldringfield SC539861031
82496Nelly The ElephantSteve CumleyEluned StewartGoldNetley4637231636
92464Rocket RonnyJonny CoateKate PhillipsGoldSouth Staffordshire sailing club12571611439
102472FPSCMatthew ShorrockKatie KinverSilverFrensham Pond9151595RDGa48
112264CamembertJeremy StephensBecca StephensGoldPenzance SC1511121313756
122502WeebleSteve ChattenKirsty PhippsSilverNetley Sailing Club2326510141163
132501Free WillyMegan BrickwoodConnor DicksonGoldNetley Sailing Club174201817965
142523Dizzee GillespieEd BradburnLaura BurchGoldSouth Staffs SC10121915151365
152477Expresso BongoGlenn EnkelSara Cox‑OlliffSilverMaylandsea Bay Sailing Club188185192268
162468AriadneSamuel BaileyFinn MorganGoldSouth Staffordshire Sailing Club1421112216870
172540TwocanAlice DavisBettine HarrisSilverBCYC and DWSC2018171424372
182538Tiger TooNigel HuftonPete NicholsonGoldFrensham Pond SC13131317201975
192492FlorenceJames StewartSusan OggGoldNetley SC24161412181777
202509Fluffy ThwartsStuart AllenJulia AllenSilverBanbury Sailing Club19192120102389
212541CleopatraSimon CoxGeorge Cox‑OlliffGoldBrightlingsea1133821dnf1891
222475Helly Hansen/ MustoSophie MackleyHelen ChattenGoldShoreham161730199dns91
232311BomberEmma HarrisJoe HuntGoldRYA27924242524106
242515Sour CreamMat Newton‑SherlockSimon MorrisBronzeBarnt Green212325232121109
252529Oliver GoodheadJohn TailbySilverSSSC & NCSC262423271225110
262537Black VelvetNeil FirthSue FirthSilverBanbury Sailing Club222226252228117
272531Polar BearDaniel WatsonHannah BurtBronzeWaldringfield253028282615122
282491RobRob LarkeLottie Parker Ella LarkeBronzeRYA28282232dnf20130
292443The HoffKate MerrittKathryn BurgessBronzeRYA292529262729136
302444DorisRichard PackerLucy PearceBronzeBristol Corinthian Yacht Club353131292926146
312504MleviJohn CrooksWilliam EllisBronzeWaldringfield322732342827146
322470TigerGarry PackerJack BendallBronzeBristol Corinthian Yacht Club302933353230154
332539DylanNigel ScottVickie BurgessSilverRYA333227333132155
342307Juicy Lucy 2Paul GrahamAlexander Van DoranBronzeBurwain Sailing Club343535313031161
352466Sweet fanny adamsMike CaleyKristian BrockBronzeBarnt green31343430dns33162

Related Articles

2024 Musto Lark Nationals at Weymouth news
Early Bird Deadline only days away Less than a week away and extended by one day (due to forgetting it's a leap year) to 29th Feb, it's early bird cut-off where afterwards entry prices rise. Posted on 23 Feb
West Lancs YC hoping to revive the 24 Hour Race
Is your club is interested in competing, this September? We are hoping to revive the WLYC 24 Hour Race and want to know if your club is interested in competing. After all, who wouldn't want to be part of the UK's premier dinghy sailing endurance event? Posted on 14 Feb
Lark Winter Championships
It was a chilly reminder of the delights of the 'Peaky Blinders' countryside The biggest Lark sailing weekend of the year took place over the weekend of 18th/19th November at Barnt Green Sailing Club for the Craftinsure Lark Winter Championships. It was a chilly reminder of the delights of the "Peaky Blinders" countryside. Posted on 20 Nov 2023
Lark Winter Championships runners and riders
Barnt Green to host the racing, and party, next weekend The Lark Winter Championships will be held over 18-19 November and it is shaping up to be a competitive event both on and off the water, with great prizes for the sailing and for the 'Peaky Blinders' fancy dress competition! Posted on 13 Nov 2023
Lark Inlands at Draycote Water
A long awaited return to the venue Following hot off the heels of the Weymouth and Waldringfield open meetings the the Lark enjoyed a long awaited return to Draycote Water for their Inland Champs on 23rd/24th, shared with the Scorpions. Posted on 28 Sep 2023
Larks at Weymouth
What a welcome! Weymouth Sailing Club hosted the Lark fleet as part of their annual regatta over the weekend of 9th & 10th September, and what a welcome we had! Posted on 12 Sep 2023
Larks at Itchenor
Brutal conditions for the Short Course Championship Following the tranquillity of the Banbury Open meeting in June, the Larks (shared with the Fireflys) held their next event at Itchenor Sailing Club on the 1st and 2nd July. Posted on 5 Jul 2023
Designing the new orthodoxy
The design/racing career of a wise and radical man, Mike Jackson The post-war Jack Holt designs might struggle to be called 'radical'. That epithet will instead go to another Ranelagh member, a truly 'Wise and Radical' sailor, Mike Jackson. Posted on 30 Jun 2023
Banbury Lark Open
Battling it out for the Flynn Salver Banbury Sailing Club welcomed visiting Lark sailors and home boats for a four race series to battle it out for the Flynn Salver; first won by Bob Suggitt in 1973, with other notable names taking honours over the years. Posted on 22 Jun 2023
Why the Lark?
Megan Brickwood chats with Dan Watson about the class Megan Brickwood is in the British Sailing Team, looking to represent Team GB in the 49FX at Paris 2024. She's at the top of her game. She also chooses to sail a Lark. Why? She sat down with Dan Watson of the Lark Class to explain why... Posted on 13 Jun 2023