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GJW Direct Topper NS5 Spring Championship at Rutland Sailing Club

by Dave Rowe 6 Jul 00:47 PDT 25-26 June 2022
NS5 GJW Direct Topper Spring Championship at Rutland © Dave Wood

NS5, the last of the series, attracted over a 100 Topper sailors to Rutland Sailing Club. The forecast was for a strong breeze on both days. Sunshine greeted the sailors and the offshore wind was gusting through the boat park as boats were rigged.

Russ from Topper sailboats was on site early and busy helping sailors with last minute repairs. Class chair Martin Cooper lead the briefing thanking GJW Direct and all the class sponsors before handing over to the race officers.

Without delay the fleets were launched and 90, 5.3 and 20, 4.2 sailors headed off downwind towards the dam wall ready for a planned 3 races.

The fleet was flighted, and both starts were away cleanly. In 17 to 20 knots Ed Smith of Chipstead and Chris Hampshire of Ripon SC took the race wins with Lewis Bacon of Leigh & Lowton SC and Joe Rowe of Draycote Academy in 2nd.

Race 2 and Race 3 followed a similar pattern with the wind staying constant, and this provided a different winner for each race in each flight.

The sailor with the most consistent results and leading overnight in the 5.3 fleet was Lewis Bacon.

The 4.2 fleet were sailing closer to the club, but still battling a strong breeze. Harry Mitchell of Erith SC was sailing well and with two race wins was to lead overnight.

Day 2 saw more wind forecast. With a steady 20 plus knots from the same direction, sailors were asked to consider reefing and approximately 80% decided this was a good idea.

Both fleets launched on time, Leo Yates of Island Barn SC was to dominate day 2 with a 1,2,1 and Jess Powell of Draycote Academy put in a solid 2,3,2 to move up the ladder. It was very tight racing with 2nd to 6th separated by 2 points.

The 4.2 fleet went left out of the club house to the corner of the lake and enjoyed a second day of four races. Harry Sims of Llandegfedd Sailing Club sailed well to take the event win by one point from the overnight leader.

Congratulations to Leo Yates and Harry Sims, thanks to all the volunteers, Rutland Sailing Club and class sponsors GJW Direct, Rooster, Harken and Optimum Time.

The next UK stop is the Topper Nationals at WPNSA, entry is still open so we look forward to seeing you all there.

Overall Results:

5.3 Rig

PosChamp NoSail NoHelmClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st31748153Leo YatesIsland Barn / ShorehamWhite‑4111216
2nd61146391Jessica PowellDraycote Water SCBlue‑124123212
3rd54447636Edward smithChipstead SCWhite1‑6331513
4th69847768Lewis BaconLeigh & Lowton SCYellow2127‑16214
5th2844036Joseph RoweDraycote Water SCRed2542‑28114
6th24343834Christopher HampshireRipon SCBlue1325‑8314
7th21747765Lily BrowningIsland Barn Reservoir SC Thames SCYellow33‑442416
8th61848096Ben HomerDalgety Bay SCYellow62‑717319
9th28647685Jake RawesOxford SCWhite32‑945620
10th53949007Jack SimsLlandegfedd SCRed775‑153426
11th20248508Alex PurrierParkstone YCYellow44(UFD)3101233
12th17948663Erin YoungScaling Dam SCRed6‑10396933
13th6747181Clem MiddleDraycote SC/Avon SCYellow‑96585933
14th15648744Graydon McLeod FlemingHunts SCWhite11‑20864837
15th9147676Sebastian DaviesWarsash SCRed911(DSQ)513846
16th61347354Samantha MasonNotts County SCWhite85111012‑1346
17th57447863Rory ClowIsland Barn Reservoir SCYellow14‑1710611748
18th21048099Finley WaterhouseBudworth SCWhite51212813‑1550
19th3647775Ruairi HerringtonLargs SCBlue7‑22151271152
20th7448582Finley BriggsLargs SCWhite178147‑201157
21st11448433Alex JonesParkstone YCBlue157625‑27659
22nd10947853Izzy JohnsonChipstead SCBlue16‑23181010761
23rd39848758Charlotte CooperWest Lancashire YCWhite121113‑18151465
24th10047658Alexander Van DorenAbingdon School SC/Oxford SCYellow1815(ZFP)234767
25th9046610jessica taylorBlackwater SCBlue11981821(DNC)67
26th10748685Edward SmithSpinnaker SCBlue191610‑2861768
27th51048315Finn Brook‑HolmesPortchester SC / JET'sBlue10101121‑361668
28th69647764Tara EwbankChase SC/Staunton Harold S.C.Yellow13‑181513121871
29th15944652James ClementsPortishead Yacht and SCBlue51821‑3723572
30th52947734George BurdenParkstone YCRed18814288‑3176
31st18948193Jasper Focardi DollingDovey YC/Shropshire SCRed1319(DNC)17181077
32nd69147625Ellie ThwaitesSnowflakes/NBYC/RSWSCRed10‑202019171278
33rd18347647Isla ToddIsland Barn Reservoir SCRed15‑321713142079
34th68547835Sam Brown Red‑2791311252280
35th50848318merryn attridgeRoyal Hospital Sch / Swarkestone SCBlue8257349(UFD)83
36th2940Henry PowellCBYCYellow1713161724‑2787
37th24845959Oliver GattonCrawley Mariners YC/Island Barn SCWhite211962122‑3789
38th60420272Kyla BaxterCovenham SCBlue22159‑27262193
39th9248681Ava Harris‑ScottElton SCBlue32‑362311141393
40th53644517Sasha LeachBudworth SCYellow23121924‑301694
41st2246364Matthew EmersonSpinnaker SCWhite20‑262016182094
42nd23548571Katherine GunnNotts County SC / Draycote AcademyRed25142212‑352497
43rd66648667Bronwen ThomasPPSARed2223122219‑2998
44th21147949Luke TownsendCrawley Mariners YCYellow(DNF)212816112399
45th30848578Dominic AthertonGrafham Water SCBlue2621(UFD)151627105
46th9448652Lucas SymonsIsland Barn Reservoir SCYellow252827920‑33109
47th9346593Rebecca ShearerClyde Cruising ClubBlue2024192224‑32109
48th56343911Florence ToveyMumbles YCYellow2116‑31302322112
49th10648733Piotr TokajukIsland Barn Reservoir SCRed2331241422‑34114
50th16048165Edward QuinnNotts County SCBlue‑332926331715120
51st78 Josh Milroy Blue241325‑353128121
52nd28548974Nathan ClarkWaveney and Oulton Broad YCWhite14271733‑3730121
53rd11348580Gloria SmithMaidenhead SC/IBRSCWhite28‑3130201924121
54th36947173Dan PowellCardiff Bay YCBlue312831‑401123124
55th8248964Fred BuckleyYorkshire Dales SCWhite2417(UFD)243029124
56th24646731Mathilde Phillipps Blue30‑3927312514127
57th11146768Natasha Baker Red26251629‑3433129
58th2648907Keali RhodesNorthampton SCYellow292426‑322921129
59th11946447Ava FrancisSpinnaker SCRed‑313028252125129
60th26448264Emily ShearerClyde Cruising ClubWhite16‑3323313232134
61st59946303Harriet WoodElton SCYellow27‑2924292728135
62nd9547026Paul RobertsLeigh & Lowton SCWhite3332182629‑34138
63rd66947928Samuel ClancyDesborough SCYellow38(DNC)35202619138
64th17145735George SpenceRipon SCRed29262930‑3626140
65th4745398Maddie SmithPoole YCWhite1914(UFD)353836142
66th36246853Rosanna JoyceBudworth SCYellow‑352734263126144
67th35348713Jacob BlakewayTrimpley SC/WYSABlue‑363030193435148
68th54148581Efa ThomasCardiff Bay YCWhite‑404021273525148
69th65047028Leah May Yellow(DNC)DNC2514910149
70th52147209Jensen JakobNBYC/Snowfakes SCRed34363432‑3819155
71st51246921Tyrii BellCam SCRed372238(DNC)3330160
72nd33242542Charlie HammondCovenham SCWhite353429(DNC)3331162
73rd65648261Kiera CowellScaling Dam SCBlue28353236‑3936167
74th53347926Amelia SmithParkstone YCRed3237333732‑38171
75th32746611Jack WrightLlandegfedd SCRed‑383335363737178
76th58547634Abigail PennyHorning SCYellow‑413532383935179
77th30645506Finlay ToddIsland Barn Reservoir SCWhite30‑4236344238180
78th38048675Kitty Rose DavyDraycote Water SCYellow393837‑414039193
79th63245152Kieran VanhoutteEly SCBlue424439(RET)4139205
80th30148140Lorien Howard‑McDonaldSnettisham Beach SCBlue3437(DNF)3928DNC229
81st8648248Oliver SmithPoole YCRed(DNC)DNCDNC231518238
82nd14046231Naomi EdwardsTata SCWhite363822(DNC)DNCDNC278
83rd15544192Jago JenningsWaldingfieldRed423436(DNC)DNCDNC294
84th7046940Freya MillarSt Mary's Loch SCBlue374337(DNC)DNCDNC299
85th36647731Isabel WilliscroftPaignton SCBlue404140(DNC)DNCDNC303
86th2910William PowellCBYCRed3939(DNC)DNCDNCDNC351
87th4247750Electra ReevesCam SC/Christchurch SCWhite(DNC)DNCDNCRET4040353
88th31348600Zachary Chappell Red41(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNC405
89th34347732Kyle MuelanerCotswold SCWhite(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC455
89th23248140Sofia EatonSnettisham Beach SCYellow(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC455

4.2 Rig

PosChamp NoSailorClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st530Harry SimsLlandegfedd SC2213722‑919
2nd352Harry MitchellErith YC/King George SC‑7121267120
3rd505Thomas SemmensBrixham YC/Paignton SC1‑554133421
4th649Sebastian SittonWarsash SC‑12345481530
5th502Holly NortonParkstone YC44‑1028141033
6th315Chloe GraytonNotts County SC6‑737376335
7th236Jacob DaviesWarsash SC (& JETS)3‑988649240
8th229Marcus KingWarsash SC8666‑1058645
9th373Mu En ZhongQueen Mary SC10109‑11111010767
10th600Oscar LayDesborough SC IBRSC58‑1313131351370
11th661Eliska van der VeenLlandegfedd SC‑141211TAL9912875
12th27Oscar RoweDraycote SC91379141113(RET)76
13th72George SimsLlandegfedd SC13141210‑1512141186
14th566Wilfred ToveyCardiff Bay YC/Mumbles YC151516(NSC)1214151299
15th173Faith TurnerSnettisham Beach SC1711141416(DNC)DNCDNC114
16th155Jago JenningsWadlingfield(DNC)DNCDNCDNC5DSQ11DNC121
17th370Mim AskerChipstead SC161615(DNC)18RETDNCDNC128
18th614Ethan RhodesWarsash SC11(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC137
19th112Sophia JohnsonChipstead SC19(DNC)DNCDNC17RETDNCDNC141
20th169Toby TurnerSnettisham Beach SC18(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC144

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