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RS400 Rooster National Tour 2023 - Congratulations to Ollie Groves and Esther Parkhurst

by Sam Knight 28 Nov 2023 10:02 PST
Podium for the RS400 Rooster National Tour 2023 © Natalie Smith

The final event win at the RS End of Season Regatta was the cherry on the cake for Ollie & Esther who had already wrapped up the overall Rooster National Tour after a stellar year on the circuit.

Sam Knight and Chris Bownes had done enough to defend a close 2nd place from Tom Halhead & Paul Hilliar, closely followed by Hamish Gledhill & Ross Southwell and Sam Watson/Geoff Edwards in 4th and 5th.

112 boats took part in the Rooster National Tour this year, with 36 attending more than one event, a fantastic achievement for a fleet approaching its 30th Anniversary.

Next year promises to be even better, with a special anniversary event at Hayling Island celebrating everything RS before in addition to the regular tour events. Planning is already under way for the fleets 30th National Championships at Royal Torbay YC, if you have previously owned or are looking at an RS400 there isn't a better time to be getting into the fleet.

Finally, the tour couldn't continue to be so successful without the backing of its sponsors. Huge thanks must go to Rooster for sponsoring the overall series, as well as many of the prizes right across the fleet.

Overall Results: (boats attending 2 or more events)

1Ollie GrovesEsther Parkhurst 122 216
2Sam KnightChris Bownes1816 6311
3Tom HalheadPaul Hilliar 33453413
4Hamish GledhillRoss Southwell46  4 1125
5Sam WatsonGeoff Edwards791310  531
6Neil ParkhurstIan Parkhurst/Seb Parkhurst‑Tully/Richard Hanby 14 2913111351
7Steve RestallChris Stubbs 101422 17 63
8Stuart HalmanAnna Walsh10  32 16765
9Matt SheahanEllie Sheahan 162042  1492
10Dave ExleyNigel Hall/Alistair Coates3    42122
11Christopher EamesRachel Tilley 545   127
12Chris WebberNicki Webber  982  132
13James StewartSam Parker  511 9 138
14Charlie ExleyCaroline Exley/Victoria Manifold9   1414 150
15Alastair RimmerEthan Dawson/Ciaran McKettrick    111912155
16Ross RyanOliver Ryan‑Moore813 28   162
17Tim Le CouilliardJames Le Couilliard   35 2015183
18John HobsonRebecca Ogden 172141   192
19Andy PowellChris Rolfe  2453 21 211
20Chris PicklesMatt Sharman2   1  229
21Mike SimsJack Holden 2   7 235
22Caroline ExleyHarvey Leigh      10236
23Sam PickeringEmily Heath 77    240
24Jamie MorganAnna‑Louise Glendenning/Oliver Davenport 11   5 242
25Jon HeissigNicky Griffin     89243
26Howard FarbrotherLouise Hoskin/Jack Munnelly  129   247
27Martin PentyArchie Burton     158249
28Neil BevingtonAlan Skeens  815   249
29Martin PowellArun Powell  1013   249
30Mike SaulOliver Kent/Paula Kent   208  254
31Mick WhitmoreSarah Whitmore  16  12 254
32Kevin PodgerHeather Chipperfield  1525   266
33Carl WhiteheadCarol Milner   4416  286
34James LoganPhilippa Logan   5112  289
35James AlsopSimon Edwards  2361   310
36Martin HartMoira Hart   6718  311

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