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Parkstone Yacht Club Optimist Open incorporating the IOCA South West Regional Championship 2022

by Elaine Hakes 14 Jun 22:54 PDT 4-5 June 2022
Main fleet start during the Parkstone Optimist Open © Elaine Hakes

Parkstone Yacht Club was once again host to the Optimist South West Regional Championships on 4 and 5 June, welcoming 80 young sailors for two days of racing and fun over the Queen's Jubilee weekend.

The club looked festive decked out in Jubilee decorations as sailors and their families arrived on Saturday morning. Main fleet (comprising 40 sailors) set out early to Poole Harbour's Top Triangle, where Race Officer Roger Hakes and his team facilitated five races in a shifty up-and-down easterly with anything from 10 to 20+ knots. This was a top-notch set of sailors, including the Optimist GBR Worlds and Euros teams so racing was highly competitive (although sailors did take part in the midday All Ships Salute by reaching for their whistles whilst racing up the final beat of the first race!). Overnight Joe Wimpory (Bewl/ HISC) was in the lead with Archie Munro-Price (Royal Lymington and Castle Cove) in second.

The 20 Regatta Fleet sailors raced closer to Parkstone's race platform and came in for a brief lunch and pit-stop. Race Officer Duncan McCarthy kept them busy, and they competently completed seven races. It was a little too windy for the 17 Coached Regatta fleet sailors, several of whom were competing in their first ever regatta. Instead, Race Officer Melissa Franklin and her team organised a Jubilee Relay race with flags and chocolates, utilising two club Optimists and sending teams on short laps in and out of the marina. A lot of fun was had and new friendships were formed.

The sailors returned to pasta and everyone enjoyed drinks on the terrace in the sunshine before heading home for a night interrupted by some spectacular thunder storms.

Sunday dawned grey and still; perfect conditions for the Coached Regatta fleet who got out sailing quickly and completed seven short races in the shifty breeze. Regatta fleet managed a race before lunch and one after to complete their series of nine races. Main fleet sailors stayed onshore to wait for the wind to fill in, entertaining themselves with an orderly game of keepie-uppie until the call came to launch. They finally managed two races in 5-6 knots of breeze, returning through murky clouds and rain showers late in the afternoon.

Steve Tyler (Rear Commodore - Sailing) awarded prizes on the upper deck as sailors enjoyed a Jubilee Oppie Tea. In Coached Regatta, Olivia McGuire from Royal Lymington Yacht Club finished first, followed by two Parkstone sailors; Kit McCarthy in second and Charlotte Davis in third. In Regatta Fleet Royal Lymington also had success with Isla Hutchinson and Ruby Coster first and second respectively, followed by Burghfield's Rupert Garlick in third. Main fleet was won by Joe Wimpory (Bewl/Hayling Island Sailing Club) with Arthur Greaves second (Hayling Island Sailing Club), Archie Munro-Price third (Royal Lymington and Castle Cove) and Parkstone's Tom Hakes in fourth. The South West Regional Champions were Archie Munro-Price, and Eliana Edwards from Parkstone Yacht Club who finished first girl and fifth overall.

Congratulations to all of the sailors and best of luck to those competing for Great Britain at international events in the coming weeks.

Overall Results:

Main Fleet

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st6608Joe WimporyBewl / HISC89‑12222124
2nd6606Arthur GreavesHISC(UFD)86881334
3rd93Archie Munro‑PriceLymington and Castle Cove12712‑2114440
4th6530Tom HakesParkstone Yacht Club7693‑1812542
5th6414Luke ElliottGuernsey YC(UFD)1525631849
6th1210Sarah DavisRBYC(UFD)33917101254
7th6547Thomas DempseyPyc5101416‑3072072
8th6583Eliana EdwardsParkstone Yacht Club(UFD)165173151975
9th6621Tabitha DaviesRLymYC(UFD)4UFD41111376
10th6576Dylan CreightonCBYC(UFD)11134113877
11th6612Dirk RogersRoyal Lymington Yacht Club61316‑351123978
12th6620Lila EdwardsParkstone Yacht Club(UFD)7UFD2046282
13th6328Harry DraperParkstone YC14182011154‑2282
14th6301Will HakesParkstone Yacht Club16‑2013157191484
15th6519Freya HutchinsonRLymYC3111810‑26222589
16th6618William MossBarnt Green SC4519713(DNC)DNC91
17th6416Harry FranklinPYC(DNC)128149UFD1096
18th6510Felix HoweRoyal Lymington YC131922255‑311599
19th6586Sebastian BaileyBurghfield92710191421‑28100
20th6615Hennie BurltonRoyal Southern Yacht Club102415110(DNC)DNC103
21st6467Alex SaundersWarsash SC11211723‑32287107
22nd6609Will WebsterParkstone YC(UFD)141162016UFD110
23rd6553finn ramushisc‑2523231823817112
24th6611Jonny RogersRoyal Lymington YC153130‑372856115
25th6575Theo SmithDraycote Water SC217242812(DNC)DNC126
26th6245Will HutchinsonRoyal Lym Yacht Club22‑392538191811133
27th6323Fraser HakesParkstone Yacht Club12‑352726242026135
28th6598Joe Armstrong RowlandRSYC172242929(DNC)DNC144
29th6549Hector DaviesRLymYC20322936‑40924150
30th6439Daisy FullerHISC2125262116(DNC)DNC152
31st6316Patrick Di SalleGurnad SC26‑363522271729156
32nd6449Harry WhelanRSYC1829‑3430312523156
33rd6349Felix GarlickBurghfield SC23‑343234222921161
34th6336Sam Armstrong RowlandRSYC1930212725(DNC)DNC165
35th6346Alex BreeseRLymYC27263124‑373030168
36th6610Nia ByrneRoyal Southern30‑413631342416171
37th6490Pippa KnightsBurghfield24332832‑393231180
38th5468Oscar WingateRLymYC292833‑39332734184
39th6400Tom KeeganParkstone283737‑40362632196
40th6476Joshua AyilngRoyal Lymington32‑423933353327199
41st6480Natalie AylingRoyal Lymington334040‑41383433218
42nd6446Samuel MachellHayling Island SC313838(RET)DNS3535220

Regatta Fleet

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st4907Isla HutchinsonRLymYC‑31211222‑511
2nd5915Ruby CosterRLymYC1333‑6115‑817
3rd6515Rupert GarlickBurghfield SC2212‑15644‑1521
4th6529Henry CruseBurghfield‑84574‑1261128
5th6569Charlie KnightsBurghfiled56‑134‑11773739
6th6484Isabella DeasParkstone Yacht Club‑9566299‑12946
7th5844Lizzie HudsonRoyal Lym YC4‑1816‑1895310451
8th5870Will FullerHISC771283145(DNC)(DNC)56
9th5618Finn ByrneRoyal Southern‑11810‑17104891160
10th6508Sean Di SalleGurnard SC‑1810‑1598312111063
11th5238Eliza HolleyRestronguet Sailing Club10114101310‑17.56‑1464
12th5048Lewis MillerSpinnaker1297117‑15138‑1767
13th6428Oscar DempseyPyc‑17161155‑171414368
14th6352Chloe DavisParkstone YC6‑141412‑16111071272
15th6302Finnian KeeganParkstone16‑178151716‑17.517291
16th5525Emily FranklinPYC1312(DNC)14‑1818151613101
17th6520Edward JudsonHisc1415(DNC)13141316‑1816101
18th5483Oscar SmithDraycote Water SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC161281113DNC102
19th6561Darcy ODonnellRoyal Southern YC15139(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC121
20th6259Matthew WimporyBewl / HISC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC156126

Coached Regatta Fleet

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st5321Olivia MaguireLymington413‑824418
2nd6510Kit McCarthyParkstone YC‑846216120
3rd5805Charlotte DavisParkstone YC10‑124371227
4th5377Robbie JudsonHISC56‑9565330
5th4547Reubyn StoreyPYC‑16551052532
6th6311Alice AldredPYC1‑13111831034
7th5216Louis GriffithPoole Yacht Club210‑134412840
8th6327Jemima ToddParkstone Yacht Club32147314(DNF)43
9th6123Henry WilliamsonRLYC672‑13137944
10th5988Camilla GarlickBurghfield SC78‑1169101151
11th4581Robby MayoLymington Town Sailing Club11312112‑151554
12th6182Molly ToddParkstone Yacht Club1298‑16119655
13th6381Carwyn ParryParkstone YC‑17147121011761
14th5765Joshua JohnstonParkstone YC1511‑1791481269
15th4825Millie HuckerLittleton Sailing Club13‑17101415161381
16th6066Teddy DeasParkstone YC9‑16151516131482
17th4845Imogen HuckerLittleton Sailing Club14151617(DNS)DNSDNS98

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