Please select your home edition
Lloyd Stevenson - TTSkorpios 728x90px TOP

Hartley Boats Supernova National Championship at Paignton Sailing Club - Day 2

by Chris Hawley 1 Jul 08:24 PDT 30 June - 2 July 2023

After a tiring day one at the Hartley Boats Supernova National Championships, the slightly stronger breeze of day two was going to push the fleet with four races planned.

After a fruity sail out to the sailing area, the day started with our first line start of the Championships. It was a clear start and a challenging race with nearly endless beats and flat out reaches. Alex Hagan Collins showed us what he was made of and delivered his first bullet of the event. Gavin Young second and Sam Knight third.

Race 2 was a carbon copy, although without Sam Knight (gear failure). There were plenty of capsizes in the lumpy and gusty conditions, including Alistair Goodwin on the final gybe mark. Cliff Milliner found race mode and took the second race win. Gavin second again, Matt third.

The third race saw a gate start, led out by the ever smiling Mike Critchley. Cliff took another bullet in the very physical conditions. Sam second then Gavin third. Special credit to Sean Ricketts who achieved a cracking 4th place.

In the end the fleet were getting exhausted and the race officer decided to end the day a race early in the increasing wind. A welcome decision given the length beat back to the club.

The results have just 1 point from 1st (Sam) to 3rd (Cliff) with Alistair tied with Cliff. Gavin leading the charge of the following fleet in 4th.

With a slightly lighter wind forecast for tomorrow, it is all to play for!

Results after Day 1 can be found here (PDF format)

Related Articles

Supernova class 2023 review
Plenty of new sailors taking part in events 2023 has been another super year for the Supernova Class. We've seen the number of new epoxy boats cross the 300 line (meaning there are now officially more mark 2's than mark 1's) and plenty of new sailors taking part in our events. Posted on 25 Nov
Supernova Travellers at Bowmoor
Crazy conditions for season finale The 2023 Craftinsure Supernova travelers series finale was held in a challenging range of conditions at a wet, windy, calm and sunny Bowmoor. Posted on 12 Nov
Supernova Travellers at Haversham
An impressive fleet of 26 sailors, including 12 visitors Saturday 14th October saw the Supernova fleet taking their annual outing to Haversham Sailing Club for the Craftinsure Southern travellers event. Posted on 19 Oct
Border Counties Midweek Sailing concludes
Final event at Winsford Flash sees Pete Coop win overall Border counties midweek sailing has now completed the 2023 series and what a great series it has been without a fantastic turnout throughout, with 84 individual entries (15 of which were double handed boats). Posted on 19 Oct
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
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Bolton
8 visitors attended to challenge the 11 home boats Saturday 30 September saw the Supernova fleet taking their annual outing to Bolton Sailing Club for the Craftinsure Northern Travellers event. Posted on 4 Oct
Craftinsure Supernova Traveller at Ogston
A healthy turnout of 30 boats Following the success of the first Supernova Craftinsure Traveller held at Ogston Sailing Club in 2022, the 16th September saw some eager sailors ready to do it all over again. Posted on 24 Sep
Supernova Inlands at Grafham Water
The biggest collection of Supernovas inland ever Class Chairman Iain Barlow had worked hard to get 69 pre-entries signed up for the Hartley Boats Inland Championships - the single biggest collection of Supernovas Inland in the Class' history. Posted on 9 Sep
Craftinsure Supernova travellers at Burton
Steve Hawley enjoys the top spot on the unusual mushroom podium On Friday 11 August the Supernova Class Association supported a Class training day at Burton - an event free to Class Association members. The coach for this event was national and multiple inland champion / all round class legend, Mike Gibson. Posted on 19 Aug
Supernova Inlands - Runners and Riders
A lot has changed since the event was last at Grafham Water Do you remember queuing up to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire or perhaps Star Wars Episode III (Revenge of the Sith), all whilst listening to Nizlopi's JCB song on your Ipod Nano? Posted on 12 Aug
Hyde Sails 2022 One Design FOOTERZhik 2023 Black Friday FOOTERRooster 2023 - Aquafleece - FOOTER