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ILCA 7 Masters Nationals at Stokes Bay Sailing Club

by UKLA 7 Jul 05:10 PDT 1-3 July 2022

This three day National Championships attracted 114 ILCA 6 & 7 entries. Split evenly, two 50 plus boat fleets would provide some of the most challenging racing many of the UK Masters have seen in years. Bright sunshine and a vigorous 16 to 23 knots were on the cards for the first two days with winds moderating on the Sunday. This turned out to be an accurate forecast.

A large number of sailors and their partners camped in a field right next to the dinghy park overlooking the sea. Although a bit blustery, this gave the whole event the feel of a festival, helped by a large marquee full of flags to be used in the event of the unreliable British weather deciding to rain on our parade!

Luke Deegan (NZ) took the title of Masters National Champion 2022. A slip up on the first race (missing a mark out at the finish), causing him to go from 1st to 5th and a 7th in the 7th race, made the points fairly close but with 5 bullets he was never in any real danger. Matthew Reid also got off to a bad start with a UFD but soon established a firm grip on second place. Likewise Robert Holmes had six 3rd places out of the eight races.

It's worth pointing out that these three Apprentice Masters are all in their early 30's. In the fairly challenging conditions it would be surprising if an old codger (I mention no names) was to prevail and rather a poor reflection on the younger Masters coming through.

We have to keep the Masters fresh and attracting the younger sailors is imperative. The older competitors can take comfort in doing well in their age category... On that note Orlando Gledhill M 4th, Mark Lyttle GM 5th, Nick Harrison GM 6th, Alan Davis GM 7th, Tim Law GGM 8th, Chris Ellyatt GM 9th and Peter Young M 10th all sailed well to make that much sort after top ten slot.

The results posted, rather brutally, state each competitors age. More than half of the top twenty were over 50 - (a special shout out for Mike Hicks 69). This is testament not only to the skill of all those who got through those first two days but to their physical fitness - in conditions like these most people this age are propping up the bar or slouched on a couch.

The final day, Sunday, brought very little wind in comparison. What there was was shifty and fickle. However the earlier start and lesser wind made the spring tide a serous impediment to all. Just getting up to the start line proved difficult for some. The RO, Mike Haynes and his team, managed to get two short races in to round off what was a terrific Masters Nationals.

Apart from the new younger masters there were a good number of club sailors who tried a big event for the first time. UKLA congratulate you all. This was not an easy event to compete in and we look forward to seeing you at the next masters regatta.

With significant representation from three big ILCA clubs; Stokes Bay SC, Parkstone SC and Queen Mary SC, the prize for best performing club was not going to be easy. Parkstone suffered a blow with the loss of several top sailors to injury and covid so it was really between QM and SB. Stokes Bay ended up victorious with a great performance from the Ben Elvin and Ross Harvey in the ILCA 6 fleet and Nick Harrison in the ILCA7s.

Stokes Bay SC, Tim Pearce and all the volunteers from the club helped make everything go smoothly and UKLA say Thank You. The Race committee, all the mark layers and on-the-water volunteers were superb.

UKLAs sponsors: Sailingfast, Ovington Boats, Vaikobi and Southeast Sailboats, provided dozens of great prizes which were much appreciated by all. Please like their instagram and Facebook pages as they offer all sorts of great deals from time to time.

The next event of UKLA is the Open National Championships at Hayling Island 17th to 22nd July - with 250 entries this is likely to be bigger than last years 50th and it's not too late to enter - closes 8th July. These events are for everyone so dust off your Laser/ILCA and come along and have 5 day great racing. Don't forget to book your food.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubCatR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stNZL217841Luke Deegan AM512111‑7112
2ndGBR204005Matthew Reid AM(UFD)212422215
3rdGBR218259Robert Holmestynmouth scAM333‑7331319
4thGBR218699Orlando GledhillQueen Mary SCM1‑644643527
5thGBR217871Mark LyttleQueen Mary SCGM24532(RET)5430
6thGBR174621Nick HarrisonStokes Bay SCGM6569‑15511850
7thGBR220433Alan DavisParkstone Yacht ClubGM4775‑101091052
8thGBR195867Tim LawSalcombe YCGGM7(RET)1165620661
9thGBR214415Chris EllyattQueen Mary SCGM158811187‑241178
10thGBR209833Peter YoungBough Beech SCM111513‑179166979
11thGBR214610Tony WoodsQueen Mary Sailing ClubGM16119‑1912916780
12thGBR213005Neil PetersPevensey Bay SCGM891214141214(SCP)83
13thGBR213640Andy Le GriceWarsash SCM910158824(UFD)1488
14thGBR214265Mac CourtsStokes Bay SCGGM122410‑26711151695
15thGBR219825Paul Davies AM181216‑211613101398
16thGBR210410Chris WhalleyParkstone YCAM1320‑2312211741299
17thGBR214609Rupert BedellQueen Mary Sailing ClubM‑261719102081215101
18thGBR162832Gavin BrewerStokes Bay SCAM17181413191413‑27108
19thGBR215979Michael HicksQueen Mary SCGGM22162515131819‑31128
20thGBR217429Guy NobleQueen Mary SCGM211917‑3211152120129
21stGBR216500Peter SherwinChew Valley Lake SCGGM20272018172025‑28147
22ndGBR214073David GoddardWeir Wood SCGM23212220251918(RET)148
23rdGBR189111Neil Crossouard AM24222616‑27212219150
24thGBR215376Nicolas Van TienenStokes Bay SCAM272318273123‑3524173
25thGBR160563Mike BeanLittleton SCGM192521‑3526302926176
26thGBR219650Tim KeighleyWest Riding SCM‑3434282924271722181
27thGBR212043Steve Williams AM31283023232228‑35185
28thUKR218279David Surkov M4036(DNC)343326823200
29thGBR182219Malcolm MarsdenBlackpool & Fleetwood YCGM2835273330(RET)3332218
30thGBR85548Todd GradyLancing SCAM4131(RET)3029283233224
31stGBR211257David CasaleQueen Mary SCGM32262931323540(DNC)225
32ndCAN216367William MacDonald AM25(DNC)DNC2528253937237
33rdGBR218155Simon CaveyQueen Mary SCGM3830(DNC)RET35322325241
34thGBR211870Joza CicWembley SCGM(NSC)32313838333138241
35thFRA211183Gilles Grenier GGM30(DNC)DNC22UFD313417250
36thGBR188783Nick StotenMounts Bay SCGM(DNC)DNCDNC2422293636263
37thGBR195115Simon CrowtherParkstone yacht clubGM29(RET)DNC2834RET3030267
38thGBR204644Stuart HudsonKeyhaven YCGM101324(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC279
39thGBR215788David PopperQueen Mary SCGM43(DNC)DNC3937344141293
40thGBR208888Simon RadfordStokes Bay SCGM373332(DNC)DNCDNC4239299
41stGBR218983Terence ONEILLSeafarers/ RSrnYCM4229(DNC)DNCDNCDNC2729301
42ndGBR209487Alan HollowayWembley SCM36(DNC)DNC4139DNC3840310
43rdUSA208838Mike Matan GM1414(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC318
44thGBR216547David BatesQueen Mary SCGM(NSC)DNCDNC4040364342322
45thGBR206327Peter EdelKing George SCAM(NSC)RETDNCDNCDNCDNC2621337
46thGBR211111Howard Green GM35(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC3734338
47thGBR217513Dominic BarnesPenine SCM(NSC)RETDNC3636DNCDNCDNC362
48thGBR214299Peter McChrystalBlackpool & Fleetwood Yacht ClubGM33(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC381
50thGBR218700Andy FoxLeigh & Lowton S C.GM39(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC387
51stGBR220430Andrew HartleyParkstone YCGM(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
51stGBR210979David HartgillParkstone YCGM(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
51stGBR220438Michael AtkinsonParkstone YCGM(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
51stGBR204966Colston NicholsParkstone Yacht ClubM(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
51stGBR216611Adrian LynhamStokes Bay SCM(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
51stGBR215231Keith CrebbinBlackpool And Fleetwood Sailing ClubU17(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCRETDNC406

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