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Etchells Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy at the Royal Yacht Squadron

by Cowes Etchells Fleet 7 Jun 05:35 PDT 27-29 May 2023

The Sir Kenneth Preston regatta hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron was blessed with 3 days of sunshine and wind. Shorts and t-shirts were donned as 12 Etchells fought it out in the Solent with the PRO Philip Warwick and his race team faced with difficult winds but doing a brilliant job.

Day 1

For the first race a few boats cut it extremely close timing wise, nearly missing their start. Youth team Ziggy helmed by Jack Lewis took the win, showing the success of The Royal London Etchells Youth Academy, however Exabyte, helmed by Shaun Frohlich, managed to get into their groove and proceeded to win the next 2 races of the day. A one hour postponement between races 2 and 3 allowed a little too much pale flesh to be put on display. After racing the teams all scrubbed up and headed to the Royal Yacht Squadron for dinner.

Day 2

Teams arrived at the yacht haven with some sore heads as a consequence of David Maclean’s Champagne, which seems to have become the standard for an Etchells Saturday night. Another day of glorious sunshine and tricky northerly breeze was enjoyed, Jolly Roger helmed by Bruno Van-Dyke scored a bullet in races 5 and 7, while Exabyte kept an impressive low score line of 2,1,2.

Day 3

The sunshine was still in full force as the wind picked up for a final day of champagne sailing. The youth teams came out strong Ziggy taking the bullet in race 7 while Audrey helmed by Vita Heathcote took it in race 8, the last race of the day was won by Standfast – Simon Patterson – a newcomer to the class.

The overall win for the regatta saw Exabyte – Shaun Frohlich 1st, Jolly Roger – Bruno van-Dyke 2nd and Audrey (first youth boat) – Vita Heathcote 3rd. 1st Corinthian place went to Ziggy – Jack Lewis.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameHelm / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
159  GBR 1459ExabyteShaun Frohlich / Duncan Truswell / Ed Wright/James Hemingway51121273922
252  GBR 1352Jolly RogerBruno Van‑Dyke / Matt Reid / Matt Hannaby1123110132224
351  GBR 1351AudreyTed Blowers / Vita Heathcote / Carys Randeria / Sam Metcalf234593211029
4   GBR 1508StandfastSimon Patterson / Luke Cross / Pete Redmond44672554131
571  GBR 1271Ziggy (Corinthian)Jack Lewis / Morgan Smith / Rebecca Lewis / Aj Luxton151164617434
69  GBR 1409ADADavid Maclean / Sul Sahota / Harry Blowers377934UFD6847
731  GBR 1431Strait DealerDavid Franks / Graham Sunderland / Ben Casford / MJ6853511651149
892  GBR 927Shamal (Corinthian)julia Staite / Bettine Harris/Harriett Watkins / Raulf berry / Ben Bradley96247889650
914  GBR 1014Palaver (Corinthian)Kai Hockley / Jessye Opoku‑Ware / Corneille LePrince / Felipe Garcia891086101010364
1039  GBR 1439Rocketman (Corinthian)Rob Goddard / Alan Rogers / Richard Franks7UFD81089911567
1182  GBR 782Pulse (Corinthian)George Graham / Tristan Tomlinson / Hannah Carruthers / Kamran Ewbank10UFD91211748768
1220  GBR 1020Sumo (Corinthian)Evie Snedker / Charlie Dodd / Ross Southwell / Kate MacAdorey12UFD12111212RETRETRET98

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