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Flying Fifteen European Championship at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club - Overall

by Jonny Fullerton 26 Aug 03:12 PDT 21-25 August 2022

The 75th Anniversary Flying Fifteen European Championship came to a fitting close on another semi-overcast but warm, humid (for the Solent!) day. There was a short delay of an hour to wait for the wind to fill, which it did, to start one final three lap race at 1330hrs on the second attempt.

The wind averaged 10 - 12 knots from around NW in direction, with a slightly stronger ebbing tide improving upwind boat speeds by a shade. With a second series race discard coming into play the maths was a bit complicated but Andy Mckee and Richard Jones did enough with an 18th finish in the last race to win the championship. The pair from Dovestone SC / Shotwick Lake SC counted four race wins and an overall net points score of 25 points.

Their nearest threat before the last race of the series was Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado (WYC / HISC) but the Hyde Sails pair suffered a bad start and struggled deep in the pack for the first two laps, deciding to throw in the towel and retire.

But this did provide another twist in the maths when Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallader (Pinnell & Bax) broke into a handsome lead to finish their regatta with a race win and thus, when dropping a lowly 27th in the fifth race of the series, promoting them to second place overall on 30 points.

Richard and Matt secured third overall nudging the youngest competitors in the fleet, Henry Bagnall and James Downer (Cowes Corinthian YC) to a very credible fourth overall.

Henry and James both sailed in the British Finn squad and James still races an OK Dinghy but the pair jumped into a Flying Fifteen this week for the first time to give it a go. Henry explained that he had borrowed the boat from his father-in-law and enjoyed his time with the fleet but was suitably surprised by the level of competition.

Fifth overall was Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson (RTYC / HISC) and sixth, seasoned F15 campaigners Greg Wells and David Tulloch from the big team from Hayling Island SC.

The Classic fleet trophy went to Graham Latham and Sara Briscoe from Parkstone YC. The trophy for best local sailors went to Henry Bagnall and James Downer.

This event staged by Cowes Corinthian YC brings to a close two weeks of thoroughly successful and enjoyable F15 sailing on the Solent on this the 75th anniversary of the class.

Event website: www.ff75.org

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1GBR 4005Andy McKeeRichard Jones‑221113811‑1825
2GBR 4096Ian PinnellIan Cadwallader(BFD)447‑27113130
3GBR 4002Richard LoveringMatt Alvarado23‑1211088(DNF)32
4GBR 4046Henry BagnallJames Downer16‑194‑151221035
5GBR 4089Hamish MackayAndrew Lawson10108‑1233‑19842
6GBR 4100Greg WellsDavid Tulloch17‑18105117‑20252
7GBR 3760Jeremy DavyMartin Huett(BFD)53218915(DNF)52
8GBR 3779Rupert ManderGraham Sunderland7‑2014‑175591252
9GBR 4098Michael WilsonPeter Greenhalgh3(DNC)1316136‑18455
10GBR 4082Terry ScutcherChris Hewkin18165‑21172‑261371
11GBR 3884Mark NicholsonSteve Culpitt‑371973‑361652474
12GBR 4060Andrew JamesonJames Grant(BFD)27261423‑32375
13GBR 4021Steve GoacherTim Harper‑3426232015‑25975
14GBR 3957Charles ApthorpCharlie Apthorp1612118‑25‑40141475
15IRL 4083John LaveryAlan Green6111810‑3110‑312378
16GBR 4048Geoff BaylissTom Bayliss11(DNC)15‑342214121589
17GBR 4033Justin WaplesJackie McKellar5142727420‑28‑3597
18GBR 4055Michael HicksPatrick Hicks2672518‑427‑421699
19GBR 4061Chris WaplesSimon Hunt830(BFD)1132416‑40101
20GBR 4031Nigel TullettGavin Tullett2121‑26142‑222222102
21AUS 4063Philippa PackerDean McAullay14152215‑2918(DNF)19103
22GBR 3641Mike PrestonKarl Sloane‑30820207‑312327105
23GBR 4088Geof GibbonsNick Gibbons28‑31‑3626628711106
24GBR 3951Nick PetersGuy McBride2417219‑282510‑26106
25GBR 3940Richard JordanCharlotta Jordan1924‑35‑312119420107
26GBR 3827Mark HartHarriet Norden27‑41‑38361113176110
27RSA 4009Campbell AlexanderDavid Heritage42530(BFD)‑50431121134
28GBR 3616Johnny CooperDavid Chapman15322430‑5633‑367141
29GBR 4080Simon PattersonSimon Thompson9282328‑39‑452925142
30GBR 3844Duncan MatthewJohn Chalker‑38269221635‑3736144
31GBR 4094John HansonHelen Selden23133119‑332930‑32145
32GBR 3736Peter BannisterSue Bannister3222‑45(BFD)4424628156
33GBR 3994David HitchcockIan Nicholson29232924‑302724‑34156
34GBR 4030Alastair StevensonDavid Culpan333516(BFD)936‑4030159
35GBR 3777/ RSA 3868Patrick HarrisJeremy Kriek1236432912‑4946(DNC)178
36GBR 4069Bill ChardJosh Preater254037‑464638(DNF)5191
37GBR 4091Jeremy ArnoldRichard Hope‑42373435‑53301342191
38GBR 3914Adrian TattersallKeith Jamieson3634323923‑41(DNF)31195
39GBR 3824Rob GoddardJoe Penhaul Smith464317‑5126(BFD)3833203
40GBR 4090Chris BrittainGillian Hamilton‑5149(BFD)4148263517216
41GBR 4024Simon KnellerAshley Painter139(RET)(DNC)DNC463345218
42GBR 4025Chris GorringeNadia Hosie3929(DSQ)2519(DNC)DNC38222
43GBR 3622Robert MountainVictoria Manifold2038‑514038‑543947222
44GBR 3726Duncan GrindleyAlex Porteous4444‑4932243445‑46223
45GBR 3802Gary RichardsonSimon Walsh353333‑5840‑474444229
46ESP 3728Stephen ParryPhilip Parry40(RET)4644‑52372150238
47ESP 3420David MilesAlan Forman‑61474033‑58215049240
48ESP 4014John WalkerStephen Babbage(DNC)(DNC)424345422741240
49GBR 3654Lisa GuyRoger Guy31‑524752‑54394329241
50GBR 3703Julian MetherellHarry Blowers434641‑53‑47324737246
51GBR 3927John ThornleyMeganThornley47‑54443834‑514839250
52GBR 4084Tim O'BrienGraham Wadeley‑59483937414852‑54265
53GBR 3758/AUS 4075John HassenBruce Barnard4845(BFD)(BFD)59503443279
54GBR 3819Mike DixonRichard Ayton4139284555(DNF)(DNC)DNC280
55GBR 3590Charlie McKeeJack McKee49‑585347375251(DNF)289
56GBR 2876Graham LathamSara Briscoe53‑565642435554‑61303
57GBR 3506Christian BarnesNicholas Barnes58‑625450494455‑62310
58GBR 3906Peter MountainDavid Guite55(RET)‑585551565651324
59GBR 3536Angus ScottPhilip Snowdon545050(BFD)575758‑59326
60GBR 3674Martyn DaviesRichard Coleman45424848(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC327
61GBR 3733Michael HarrisSarah Harris525561(RET)(DNC)584952327
62HKG 3834Nick ClarkeNick Atkinson5057(DNC)5435(DNC)DNCDNC340
63GBR 3130Jordan AspinJason Benn605155(BFD)60‑625958343
64GBR 3645Roger HerbertGill Herbert‑62616056(DNC)615353344
65GBR 4097Tony GaffneyRaymond Flanagan‑63595957‑61606156352
66GBR 3898Colin NuttChris Hough565357(RET)(DNC)DNCDNC48358
67GBR 3850Christina MoncurStephen Moncur57605249(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC362
68GBR 3926Andrea MillbandTony Hastings(DNF)6362(BFD)62636055365
69BEL 3885Veronique HachezChris Charlesworth64(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNC594160368
70GBR 2939Jason CorlettDebbie Corlett(BFD)64(DNC)DNCDNC535757375
71GBR 1553Tony KiddleSally Kiddle(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC432

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