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UK 29er Allen Grand Prix Series 2022/23 Round 4 at Rutland Sailing Club

by Kuba Staite 6 Dec 2022 02:24 PST 3-4 December 2022

The Christmas Party one

The time for the Northern GP had arrived with a lovely late morning start, Christmas tunes were playing and a surprisingly windy looking puddle awaited. Would Rutland deliver the goods?

After some cheeky rounds of table tennis, Oscar was the one to beat on the land but could he keep it together as well as Poland's defensive lineup on the water? With the first races under way Noah and James showed domination at the committee with some very punchy last minute gap stealing skills. After a couple of bullets they were the ones to beat. With some rogue sleet storms passing through and the wind going up and down like the pound with Truss, most were ready to go in after the supremacy of FitzCross.

Race 3 began with some big left shifts, Oscar, the ping pong master, & Fin were looking good, but this is Rutland so with Ollie & Rob so far right they were praying in the church, no one was safe as they took a convincing win. Race 4 is a similar story as Ollie & Rob revisited the house of God again on the right.

The evening had a stacked raffle from the amazing sponsors Allen with countless winners, followed by the Christmas jumper competition. Zeb once again for a second year running had no votes so was dropped out of the game quickly. Some slick dance moves kept the party alive till late.

Day 2 is a similar story but a tad lighter, Sam & Chaz Gran with Oscar & Fin overly keen to get racing both getting UFD's in race 1. The Hayling crew dominated the first race with the Sydenham bros flat wiring their way to the finish just ahead of Gregan & Maya and with Kuba & Santi finishing out the race podium for HISC. Big well done to the local boys Dylan Beaty and Harry Rowlands GBR 157 taking a 5th whilst showing some unmatchable speed. Race 2 once again had another masterclass from the Sydenham bros.

Sam & Charlie had some catching up to do if they wanted to take the win and they didn't disappoint, ending with a double bullet combo. Amelie & Katy with some excellent shift skills took 4th overall and first girls.

Big shoutout to the fisherman who thought he'd caught the Nessy Monster of Rutland but hard done by when he realised he'd caught a pair of Jamies instead.

Thank you to the event sponsors Allen and Rutland Sailing club for hosting a wonderful weekend, on and off the water!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st3260Charlie GranSam WebbHISC / R Lym YC2344(UFD)21117
2nd18James CrossleyNoah FitzgeraldHISC115263‑8624
3rd2816Santi Sesto CosbyKuba StaiteR Lym YC / HISC / R Lym YC546335‑10228
4th2787Katy JenkinsAmelie HiscocksWPNSA‑11637463736
5th2225Alex SydenhamMax SydenhamHayling Island SC / Hayling Island SC9510‑14114838
6th3007Rob MawdsleyOllie VinesHISC / R Lym YC312111576‑1745
7th2433Jamie WilkinsonJamie GatehouseHISC / Bewl Valley SC6886‑2445946
8th3224Ella LightbodyFelicity BrellisfordR Lym YC / R Lym SC4‑10789107348
9th3079Annabelle VinesMadeline BilbroughLymington7‑1514121192560
10th2849Finian MorrisOscar Morgan‑HarrisHayling Island SC / HISC/Royal Southern132217(UFD)12121371
11th2477Laura ElmsJess CharlesworthHISC / HISC/Emsworth SC12‑1411578141471
12th2539Zeb FellowsFin GribbinYealm YC / Paignton SC(DNS)999171491178
13th2478Rachel HarperCharlie HopkinsonHISC / Notts County SC816151512‑19131291
14th2216Hazel McdonnellBen PalingDraycote Water SC / Notts County SC17‑231811811151595
15th2743Morven WoodOllie BullHelensburgh SC/Royal Tay YC / Chanonry S16713‑191016161997
16th157Dylan BeattyHarry RowlandsRutland SC1520171851311‑2199
17th2826Maya Bergman SmithGregan Bergaman Smith 14131216218(RET)DNC112
18th2879Charlie GatehouseBen StokesBewl Valley SC / Hayling Island Sc1817202213‑25224116
19th2292George BiggsAlicia BiggsLlandegfedd SC / Llandegfedd SC19‑25212014151710116
20th1285Merryn AttridgeToby SmithCastle Cove SC/Royal Hospital School / R2221‑242319172116139
21st1858Benjamin RipleyToby Holmes‑LingHISC / Hayling Island SC202222‑2622231918146
22nd2915Tilly PhelpsBen AdlerCCSC / Castle Cove SC‑2424192118202324149
23rd2882Hazel JonesBen StokesHISC232625132024‑2922153
24th2900Allegra MasseySamuel TonksISC/HISC / HISC(DNC)19263126211823164
25th2042Jake RawesEd O'CallaghanOxford SC / Oxford SC2727232921‑302528180
26th2234Harry SimsJack SimsLlandegfedd SC / Llandegfedd SC26(RET)RETRET16262020182
27th1212Oli MckeeHarry BurgeRutland SC(RET)32302727222625189
28th2416Josh StokesOllie MearsHISC / Royal Corinthian YC1011(RET)DNS23RETDNCDNC192
29th2122Millie DeaconTom ArmstrongRoyal Hospital School / Hayling Island S(DNC)181610DNCDNCDNCDNC192
30th2937Amelie HackerRalph SurguyRutland SC28303124(UFD)282726194
31st2173Charlotte WhiteMeghann HaynesWilsonian SC / Royal Corinthian Otters25282828282928(DNC)194
32nd2880Oscar OldfieldMoritz PeschkeRoyal Hospital School2129272525(RET)DNCDNC201
33rd479William HoylandCameron HanceNetley SC / Netley SC(NSC)3129NSC29272427204
34th2338Theo BurnEd SmithDatchet Water SC / Datchet Water SC(DNS)333230DNCDNCDNCDNC243
35th150Georgie CaldecottSam LowbridgeRutland SC / Rutland SC(DNC)RETDNSDNS30RETDNCDNC252
36th324Amelie SkinnerEd SmithNetley SC / Spinnaker SC(DNC)DNSDNSDNSDNCDNCDNCDNC259

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