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RS400 Trident UK Northern Tour 2023 - Overall

by Hamish Gledhill 6 Nov 2023 06:49 PST
Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman - 2023 Trident Great North Asymmetric Challenge at Bass © William Carruthers

Congratulations to Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman (Bassenthwaite SC) for winning the 2023 RS400 Trident UK Northern Tour. They did it in style with four wins, not to mention the two second places that they did not have to count.

Though it wasn't all plain sailing. Going into the final event of the year at Bassenthwaite Sailing club, Ollie Groves and Esther Parkhurst (Beaver SC) were counting three first places, and another event win would have secured overall first place. Unfortunately, Ollie and Esther were unable to make the finale showdown at Bassenthwaite.

Hamish Gledhill and Ross Southwell (West Riding SC) counted a couple of second and fourth places to finish second overall, ahead of Jacob Ainsworth and Kayleigh Roberts (Tynemouth SC) in third. Behind them Neil and Ian Parkhurst (Beaver SC) finished in fourth and Carl Whitehead and Carol Milner (Filey SC) were fifth.

The big fact of the year is that the total boats competing in the eight events throughout the year was 81, which is the exact same figure as last year. These boats came from 29 different clubs with 11 boats coming for Leigh and Lowton and nine coming from Tynemouth and Notts County.

The turnouts at each event were slightly lower than last year, with the events at Notts County and the Lord Birkett at Ullswater having the highest entries with 20 boats at each event.

Looking forward, the calendar for next year's events have been confirmed and can be seen on the RS400 Class Association website.

A new one-day event is to be held at Hollingworth Sailing Club. Hollingworth Sailing Club has a growing fleet and hopefully a one-day event will give people the opportunity to try the Northern Tour for the first time without having to go away for the weekend. Other events on the Calendar will have a familiar look to them. The Northern Championships will be at Tynemouth Sailing Club on 1st & 2nd June. It would be great to have a bumper turnout for that.

We hope as many of you can support the tour next year. If you have any suggestions or ideas for improving the tour, please contact the RS Association. If your club would like to host an event in 2025, please contact the RS Class Association so we have plenty of time to include your event within the calendar.

Finally, special thanks must go to TridentUK, who generously supported the Tour this year by providing overall prizes for the Tour winners and vouchers presented at each event from a raffle. Please remember that you had to be present at the prize-giving to be eligible for the raffle prizes.

We look forward to seeing you on the water next year. The first event of the year is at Leigh and Lowton SC on 30th and 31st March - hopefully see you there!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubLeighCarsi-ngtonFileyTyne-mouthBirkettY DalesNottsGNACPts
11283Chris PicklesMatt SharmanBass SC212 1 114
21511Hamish GledhillRoss SouthwellWest Riding SC42    4212
31410Jacob AinsworthKayleigh RobertsTynemouth sc 111047  728
4  Parkhurst Tully  6118 513 30
51427Carl WhiteheadCarol MilnerFiley sc 12 7 916 44
61316Ollie GrovesEsther ParkhurstBeaver Sailing Club  11 1  86
71492Martin PentyDavid Grice/ Paula KentBeaver Sailing Club  3 84  98
81460Dave ExleyNigel Hall/Jack ExleyLeigh & Lowton33     13102
91518Ben WilliamsonCharlie Ticehurst/ Zach WilliamsonRipon SC  6  810 107
101465Gary KnottJoel Wakefield/Amy Hinsliff‑SmithNotts County SC  4 19 3 109
111461Charlie ExleyCaroline ExleyLeigh & Lowton9     144110
121437Justin SmithSarah BatchelorTynemouth SC   910  11113
131369Alex AlcockAlistair CoatesLeigh & Lowton61613     118
141191Louise McKeandSean RatcliffeLeigh & Lowton1310     15121
158Keith EscrittPhil Priestly/Ian EscrittYorkshire Dales SC    53  174
16498Alistair CoatesThomas/Evie CoatesBudworth SC    2  8176
171316Mike SaulOliver Kent/Paula KentYorkshire Dales SC     28 176
18854Sam WatsonGeoff EdwardsBudworth74      177
191456Barrie Thornton/Nick HunNtick Hunt/Alex Oyston Scaling Dam  7    5178
20145Alex LeonardBen MurrellBassenthwaite SC    3  9178
211414Alex OystonCatherine HideTynemouth SC  86    180
221453Stuart HalmanAnna WalshLeigh & Lowton10   11   187
23438Alastair RimmerEthan DawsonBassenthwaite SC      1112189
24878John HestenRay GreenDovestone SC     12 17195
251376Sam KnightChris BownesBartley SC1       250
261479Chris WebberNicki WebberPevensey Bay      2 251
271398Phil MurrayNeil SchofieldTynemouth SC   2    251
281484Mark SomervilleJoe RobertsBass SC       3252
291032Andrew BrownAlex SutcliffeTynemouth sc   3    252
301347Chris MasseyAndy McKeeHollingworth Lake Sc    4   253
311535Tom HalheadPaul HilliarLlandegfedd      5 254
321370Mark PowellElspeth KeatingHelensbourough   5    254
331428Wayne FletcherMartin CooperScaling Dam  5     254
341450Caroline ExleyAlistair CoatesLeigh & Lowton 5      254
351508Richard CatchpoleGary CoopLeigh & Lowton5       254
36 Tim HallJess HallPort Dinorwic       6255
371519Liam WillisJulie WillisLymington Town SC      6 255
381133Lester MulliganJez InceYDSC     6  255
391150Richard MarshHeather MarshHollingworth Lake    6   255
40932Jonathan LyeMilly LathamNotts County SC      7 256
411131Erica CaswellIan CaswellYDSC     7  256
42693William HitchmanMick SteerCarsington SC 7      256
431029John CunninghamNicky CockayneCarsington SC 8      257
441363Ross RyanOliver Ryan‑MooreNotts County Sailing Club8       257
45950Alan ElkingtonStephanie GunnNotts County Sailing Club      9 258
461277Graham TullettGavin TullettRoyal Windermere YC    9   258
47 John Holden Filey SC  9     258
48861Gerard BarronAlistair BarronCarsington SC 9      258
49 Chris GowersJune RileyPort Dinorwic       10259
50754Rob Reynolds JonesGraham CookeYorkshire Dales SC     10  259
511003Philip CowansLynne MurrayTynemouth sc   10    259
52532John SimmsPeter SlingsbyYDSC     11  260
53519Sam HeaneyAndrew NelTynemouth SC   11    260
541396Mark DingsdaleNess EvansLeigh & Lowton11       260
551325James LoganPhillipa LoganNotts Country SC      12 261
561463Stewart RobertsonSarah RobertsonRoyal Forth YC    12   261
571207Rob HolmesJohn PitkethleyTynemouth SC   12    261
58 Gorden Mocket Filey SC  12     261
591467Martin SpencerPaul HeathLeigh & Lowton12       261
60563Sam JonesRob JonesStaunton Harold Sailing Club    13   262
61810Ricahrd FaheyJonny HollidayTynemouth SC   13    262
621383Phil RobinsonTim CresswellCarsington SC 13      262
631401Bill KenyonMartin Spencer/Mathew WilliamsBudworth       14263
641216Rick BoyceSam SmithUllswater YC    14   263
65795Timothy BirdSam Norfolk ‑ BoothCarsington SC 14      263
661161Chris JonesEwan McHenryWest Lancs YC14       263
671363Chris HufferCathy ReynoldsNotts County SC      15 264
681069Chris MulhollandHarriot PulmanUllswater YC    15   264
69575Richard GreenTim DuncanCarsington SC 15      264
701479Steve DawsonNik JamesLeigh & Lowton15       264
71 Jacob KnockSteve SinfieldPort Dinorwic       16265
721024Nick KindonPaul MunroStaunton Harold Sailing Club    16   265
731175Fred LordLouise GaleCarsington SC 16      265
741306Julian MecklenburghClaudio MecklenburghLeigh & Lowton16       265
751009Tim HarrisonTor HarrisonNotts County SC      17 266
76440Keith ScottDavid ParryAberdeen & Stonehaven YC    17   266
771525Martin HartMoira HartNotts County SC      18 267
781281Stephen SmithMatt ButleyYorkshire Dales SC    18   267
791354Neil ChadbornLucy ChadbornNotts County SC      19 268
801210Niall HoustonGeorge ZavosHISC      20 269
811326Frankie UptonDebbie WoodcockExe Sailing Club    20   269

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