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ILCA 7 National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Overall

by Jake Farren-Price 25 Jul 14:55 PDT 17-22 July 2022

What a week - we had it all, heatwaves, thunderstorms, no wind, more wind, shifty, stable, the lot. Through all of that the race team managed to get the whole series in for the ILCA 7s despite losing a whole day.

In the ILCA 7 the racing was fierce, 57 of the nation's best descended onto Hayling Island to battle it out for the national title. Finley Dickinson and Jake Farren-Price sailed an impeccable series sharing 90% of the race wins between them.

Unfortunately, a gear failure on the third day meant Finley had a maximum point discard hanging over him which meant no more slip-ups. Jake managed to sail a consistent series discarding a sixth which meant if it came down to it a match race could be on the cards in the final race.

Fortunately, that didn't happen as it was all wrapped up in the penultimate race. Great news for Jake as trying to match race in those super shifty conditions with a dying breeze would have proved near impossible.

There were a few other stand-out performances that are worth a mention. Luke Deegan from New Zealand was the first apprentice master in fourth. He started with a slow start carrying an 11 and 23, but from there kicked it into gear and only top tens were on the menu for the rest of the regatta. He clearly just needed a day to warm up.

The battle for first great grand master was tight and it came down to the last day where Alan Davis of Parkstone Yacht Club pulled through. Mark Lyttle was comfortably ahead going into the final day but he pushed the line a little too much resulting in a UFD.

Some say the race committee has it in for the new chairman of the class that week as he'd had a DSQ on day 3 for allegedly hitting the pin...

Each day was sponsored by one of UKLA's much appreciated sponsors - Monday Southeast sailboats, Tuesday Vaikobi, Wednesday Sailingfast and Thursday Ovington boats - they provided some amazing prizes for the days prize-giving and draws that evening. This rounded off each days racing perfectly.

A special thank you to all the volunteers from UKLA and HISC on the off the water. The teams were dedicated, professional and enthusiastic and all the competitors whole heartedly thank you all.

It was a great weeks racing, and we can't wait to do it all again next year, again at Hayling Island, if they could organise the heatwave for the same week that would be great.

Overall Results:

ILCA 7 Open Champs U21 - GBR - 213519 Finley Dickinson
ILCA 7 Open Champs U19 - 218433 Kai Wolgram
ILCA 7 National Champs U19 - GBR - 219812 Tom Mitchell
ILCA 7 Open Champs U17 - GBR - 219366 George Colquitt
ILCA 7 Open Champs AM - NZL - 217841 Luke Deegan
ILCA 7 Open Champs M - GBR - 213640 Andy Le Grice
ILCA 7 Open Champs GM - GBR - 220433 Alan Davis
ILCA 7 Open Champs GGM - GBR - 216500 Peter Sherwin

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stGBR217303Jacob Farren‑PriceWarsash SC12111‑6242115
2ndGBR213519Finley DickinsonHayling Island SC612(DNC)61113526
3rdGBR212907James FosterPoole YC363473738‑944
4thNZL217841Luke Deegan 11‑236642326747
5th 216373James Percival‑CookeNorfolk Broads YC‑21117225674448
6thCAN217267Ben Flower 14‑165554891253
7th 218433Kai WolgramLlyn Brenig SC‑203431511151091181
8thGBR215303Nick WelbournHykeham SC471111‑207148151087
9th 218259Robert HolmesTynemouth SC12229‑3211911115696
10th 215381Dan McGaugheyBallyholme YC8‑17161791212671299
11thGBR218940Jack HopkinsDelph SC1026101438513‑3413102
12thNZL216172Thomas MulcahyRNZYS MBSC221581916(DNC)451114114
13thGBR219366George ColquittWest Kirby SC542613‑31161815163116
14thGBR219812Tom MitchellRoyal Tay YC‑278149171017171416122
15thGBR169162Joe WoodleyGrafham Water SC16‑40157121413191017123
16thGBR211012Gordon Cogan SivarajanClyde Cruising Club2921(UFD)8219182118127
17thGBR220433Alan DavisParkstone YC‑30271212181821121315148
18thGBR213544Luke AnsteyFrensham Pond SC2424131013‑3210232021158
19thGBR217871Mark LyttleQueen Mary SC15517(DSQ)1015193112UFD181
20thGBR219069Finlay TulettDalgety Bay SC18‑362518192323161925186
21stGBR210976Richie ThurlbyHill Head SC91322202328(DNC)242524188
22ndGBR214610Tony WoodsQueen Mary SC191923232717202218(UFD)188
23rdGBR219655Edward BakerChew Valley Lake SC/Bowmoor SC251427252225241422‑30198
24thGBR220438Michael AtkinsonParkstone YC41212081413(OCS)383019204
25thGBR207932Dominic HallHayling Island SC‑42302422282026271723217
26thGBR214637Ewan McAnally 13103621(DSQ)3622262331218
27thGBR213640Andy Le GriceWarsash SC3437181525191621‑3834219
28thGBR209833Peter YoungBough Beech SC371819162624303324(DNC)227
29thGBR213005Neil PetersPevensey Bay SC2635(RET)30212629373120255
30thGBR213545George SunderlandDraycote Water SC‑47203029242733293529256
31stGBR217429Guy NobleQueen Mary SC23293434‑39393636278266
32ndGBR208715Sam DavisPoole YC33‑473326384125352622279
33rdGBR215390Thomas BrindleyRedesmere SC172541(UFD)423135302938288
34thUKR218279David Surkov 3531‑4535333837392827303
35thGBR212400Roger HakesParkstone YC4339282429332728(DNC)DNC308
36thGBR215421Willam SunderlandDraycote Water SC29284341(BFD)4731204426309
37thGBR216239Jamie BlakeGreat Moor SC39‑424038323034253935312
38thGBR216500Peter SherwinChew Valley Lake SC3233‑4736354428433728316
39thGBR211324Rhys JonesCardiff Bay YC(DNC)DNC2931342243323336317
40thGBR202316Harry NewtonWhitstable YC313838(UFD)303540343640322
41stGBR208163George Ellis‑Miller 38443528452939‑494232332
42ndGBR216378Matthew StubbinsLlandudno SC‑46343737363738404339341
43rdGBR216704Finn SinclairNeyland YC‑48413127404841414133343
44thGBR216767Llion MorrisLlandudno SC / Rydal Penrhos School443239‑45374244423241353
45thGBR178441Sam PettySpinnaker SC45‑524233473446444037368
46thGBR216611Adrian LynhamStokes Bay SC2846444048403246(DNC)DNC381
47th 218434Angus Kemp 71232(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC393
48thGBR203257Jaydon Owusu 51‑535044434349514542418
49thGBR147662Christopher‑Joel Frederick ‑54514943444647504645421
50thGBR178383James Noel ‑53505147494548474844429
51st 210191John PitkethlyTynemouth SC4943484650494545(DNC)DNC432
52ndGBR213547Andrew Hill‑SmithPapercourt SC5249‑5349525050524743444
53rd 183153Matthew FletcherQueen Mary SC3648464246(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC446
54thGBR211257David CasaleQueen Mary SC4045543941(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC447
55thGBR178329Will DengateSt Catherines SC5054524851514248(DNC)DNC453
56thGBR205823Josh MorganDubai Offshore SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC513

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