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UK 505 National Championship at Tynemouth Sailing Club

by Nathan Batchelor 7 Jun 09:55 PDT 1-4 June 2023
505 Nationals at Tynemouth © Andrew Nel

The opening day of the 505 UK Nationals on 1st June saw 21 boats ready for the 12-18mph north easterly wind and big swell with a long fetch from Norway!

Nathan Batchelor & Sam Pascoe started as they meant to go on with an emphatic 1,1,1 scoreline. Howie Hamlin & Jeff Nelson, from California and launching their new boat that day (built half mile away at Ovington Boats) got a 2,2,5 - not too put off by the cool north sea conditions. Other things of note were Ian Pinnell & Alex Davies getting their first DSQ for hitting the gate boat! Great to see visiting boats from Ireland, France as well as the USA.

The second day was lighter winds but still a large swell. Similar results at the top - Batchelor/ Pascoe 1,1,1, and Hamlin/ Nelson a 2,2,4. David Ellis & Jim Hunt were starting to find their rhythm with a 3,3,2 - great to see these guys in the fleet - always sailing smart and popping up in the right places. Pinnell & Davies had their 2nd DSQ for hitting the gate boat! Dolphins were seen off the starboard end of the gate start to add to the excitement.

Day 3 was tricky for competitors and the race team alike. Light, shift winds from the east with leftover swell and comparatively strong tide made it a head scratcher for all involved.

Day 4 was a different day, racing in the North Bay off Longsands. A light- medium northerly and the flattest water of the week gave a different view. The first race was a reply of many other with Batchelor/ Pascoe first, followed in by Hamlin/ Nelson. Mike Sims & Carl Gibbon sailed a solid series, counting nothing worse than a 6th - time on the water paying off.

Overall, Nathan & Sam won comprehensively, winning 8 out of the 10 races they sailed, but the racing was close throughout the fleet. Very pleasing to see a good number of Scottish boats racing with this evening being the furthest north it's been in over 15 years. It's the first time the 505s have visited Tynemouth, and the club put on a great regatta both on & off the water.

Overall Results:
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PosNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11Pts
1UK9253Nathan BatchelorSam PascoeTynemouth SC111111‑4311(DNC)11
2USA9153Howie HamlinJeff NelsonABYC22‑622414‑63323
3UK8935David EllisJim HuntSouth Staffs SC / Lymington Town SC‑125‑113329136133
4UK9246Michael SimmsCarl GibbonBurton SC(DNF)325653244(DNF)34
5UK9238Ian PinnellAlex DaviesNorthampton SC3(DSQ)47(DSQ)95622442
6FRA9220Philippe BoiteMarin CarnotCVSQ565‑8582‑955243
7UK9093Terry ScutcherHarry BriddonShotley SC / Ogston SC443‑139‑12107871264
8FRA9147Herve de KergariouGuillaume de KergariouQuiberon SC(DNF)101064‑13125710569
9UK8963Martin HodgsonAdrian MilesStone SC6984‑13107‑13108769
10UK9178Chris LewnsJack KilburnWhitstable YC78710107‑138‑1311977
11UK9126Tim BirdMike PriddleBurton SC10‑13‑18117611101291086
12UK9085Charlie WaltersDougal CramDatchet Water SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC9838129131397
13UK9155Euan HunterLaurance MiltonDalgetti Bay SC1579‑1612‑1661416148101
14UK9203Jim BlythDanny ReadLargo Bay SC911‑151211111415‑19126101
15UK8881Charlie ChandlerRuss HopkinsTewkesbury SC /8121214‑15‑151511111514112
16UK9179Tudor OwenPaddy LewisMinnis Bay SC141414151414171814(DNC)(DNC)134
17UK9125Roger DeaneJonathan WardRock SC / Ogston SC111513‑201917201917(DSQ)11142
18UK8749Kenny MandersonCharles MiltonHelensburgh SC171717‑1816‑181616151715146
19IRL7771Brian JonesGary FrostMounts Bay SC1316161718‑211817‑201817150
20UK9168Chris LavertyDarren BoothHelensburgh SC16(RET)(RET)1917191920181616160
21UK8925Ben MclaughlinJoseph HotchkissClevedon SC18(RET)(DNS)2120202121211918179

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