Please select your home edition

Miracle National Championship 2022 at Dabchicks Sailing Club - Day 1

by Hannah Smith 22 Aug 2022 14:12 PDT 22-26 August 2022

The Miracle Nationals at Dabchicks Sailing Club started off with a short practice session on Sunday afternoon. This entailed learning to pick our way through the moorings and a review of the sailing area via practice starts and a windward/leeward.

The Miracles and Signets were welcomed by the Commodore of Dabchicks on Sunday evening with drinks and nibbles alongside a comprehensive briefing.

Race 1 started off on Monday morning, with sunshine and a light breeze and an eager fleet on the water and at the race area well ahead of the allotted start time. The first race got away on the first go with a line shy fleet. Graham Watts and Helen Jacks (4114) were first around the windward mark, closely followed by Ian and Ella Fryett (4011), the Willars (3834) and the Copseys.

This race also saw a welcome for the Fighting Lady (4020) sailed by Jon Tippett and Kathy Boulton after some damage in last years Nationals, securing 12th place and with some intense battles mid-fleet throughout the racing, with grandad and grandson duo Brian and Jago (4021) secured 9th place.

The race continued round the triangle with Graham and Helen dropping back into 3rd place, with Jon and Jess Willars coming in second and the Fryetts securing their first bullet of the Nationals.

The second race started with a more contested line and the pin-end proving to pay, the Fryett's reached the windward mark first once again, closely followed by the Willars, Wayne Atherton & Angela Sweeney (4121) and Nick and Carolynn Smith (2551).

With the racing tight throughout the fleet, the windward leg didn't present any reliable patterns to follow, with very little tide across the course. The front of the fleet failed to change positions throughout the two long laps, but the work going on in the middle proved to be more interesting with four boats coming up to the line together, fighting until to the last centimetre.

Some of the fleet stayed out for another race for the Youth Championship, whilst the remainder returned to the sailing club through the moorings on the outgoing tide.

Results after Day 1:

PosDivisionBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2Pts
1stGoldHocus Pocus4011Ian FryettElla Fryett 112
2ndGoldLittle Hootie3834Jon WillarsJessica Willars 224
3rdGoldBlackmagic4121Wayne AthertonAngela SweeneyDelph sc437
4thGoldPlons2007Marcel NeuteboomBella NeuteboomARZV5611
5thGoldNot Late2551Carolynn SmithNick SmithThornbury Sailing Club8412
6thSilverCrusoe4123Andrew RobinsonHannah MumfordWhitefriars SC / Downs SC6814
7thSilvertba4120Gerald copseyTanya copsey 71017
8thSilverATT4114Graham WattsHelen JacksStaunton Harold31518
9thGoldPamela3805Hannah Metcalfe‑SmithTom Metcalfe‑SmithThornbury SC13518
10thSilverBad Medicine4099Yvonne MumfordBrian MumfordDowns SC10919
11thSilverSplitting The Wind4110Paul RobinsonNathan RobinsonWhitefriars SC14721
12thSilverPuff4021Brian JonesJago Wightman SmithMaidenhead91423
13thSilverBlue line 34040Abbey MumfordTom HirstDowns SC111223
14thGoldFighting Lady4020John TippettKathy BoultonDraycote Water121325
15thBronzeLily Grace4100Louis MouldenLucas / Ryan SkehanDelph SC151126
16thBronze 4009William PowellWilliam MarfleetDabchicks sc161632
17thBronzeLilly Ann4098Ian BrownLilly BrownDelph Sailing Club171734
18thBronzeTip Top3461Andrew ClarkeNik AntoniadesWilsonian SC181836

Related Articles

Miracle and Mirror Open at Whitefriars
Including the Miracle Southern Area Championship Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June saw Whitefriars SC hosting the joint Mirror & Miracle Open Meeting, an event which doubled up as the Miracle Southern Area Championship. Posted on 20 Jun
Miracle 50th Anniversary Regatta
An exciting final day, where the top five all stood a chance of snagging the top spot The Miracle 50th Anniversary Regatta was hosted at Carsington Sailing Club as a joint event with the Graduate Nationals over the late May Bank Holiday 2024. Posted on 27 May
Miracle Northerns at Delph
The joys of Miracle sailing and drifting! With a forecast of minimal/zero wind on the Sunday, Race Officer Graham Clow made a change to the Sailing Instructions, moving the third race of the planned five race series from the Sunday to the Saturday. Posted on 10 May
Enter early for the Draycote Dash
Entry closes earlier than for most events It's just under two weeks until the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 18 & 19 November, the first of eight events in this season's Seldén SailJuice Winter Series. There are almost 40 boats of different shapes and sizes already signed up. Posted on 7 Nov 2023
Miracle End of Seasons at Shustoke
Six visiting teams from across the country joined the home boats What a fabulous weekend! Glorious sunshine, a good breeze, great venue and super hospitality. Sailing in T-shirts and shorts in October was in stark contrast to recent years when we have been battered by Storm Brian or one of his relations. Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash
Pete Coop wins the event, and so the series overall Winsford Flash Sailing Club hosted the final round of the 2023 Borders Counties Series. 24 boats(27 sailors) entered with a healthy mix of dinghies including - Comet, Streaker, Miracle, Solo, Supernova, RS100, Laser, Topper and British Moth. Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Miracle Nationals at Brixham overall
Overall winners for the second-year running were Ian and Ella Fryett The Miracle Nationals concluded yesterday with another wavy day in Torbay, but with significantly less wind than Thursday. Posted on 19 Aug 2023
Miracle Nationals at Brixham Day 5
An ambitious three races planned in Day 5 of the Miracle Nationals saw an ambitious three races planned in to account for the race that wasn't able to be held due to lack of wind on Tuesday. The forecast was due for wind from the east with plenty of breeze. Posted on 17 Aug 2023
Miracle Nationals at Brixham Day 4
Another fine start with beautiful sunshine and blue skies Day 4 of the Miracle Nationals (sponsored by got off to another fine start with beautiful sunshine and blue skies. Posted on 16 Aug 2023
Miracle Nationals at Brixham Day 3
Results mixed by a wind inversion The Miracles were greeted by sunshine for the third day of the 2023 Miracle Nationals, sponsored by Sailing Chandlery. Posted on 15 Aug 2023
C-Tech 2020 Tubes 728x90 BOTTOMAllen Dynamic 40 FooterMySail Crew