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Ovington Inlands 2024 at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Nathan Batchelor 20 Mar 08:46 PDT 16-17 March 2024

Over the weekend of March 16/17 GWSC welcomed over 70 boats to what felt like at times the start of spring. The well-rehearsed race team set two great courses with 505s & Musto Skiffs sharing a larger windward/leeward course on the west end of the lake, and the OKs, Phantoms and Flying 15s on a trapezoid course in the centre of the lake.

Saturday saw light winds and sunshine, whilst after a long evening watching the rugby, the Sunday was overcast & wet to start but a click more breeze. This breeze proceeded to swing throughout the day making it tough for the race officer trying to relay the windward mark on a busy racecourse. Despite this, the race team managed to get 7 races in for all fleets.

The 505s were very tight at the top with 3 points separating the top 3 teams - Michael Sims & Carl Gibbon came out on top. In the Flying 15s 1st place was taken by Nathan Batchelor & Richard Rigg launching a new boat for the weekend. The Musto Skiff fleet was enthusiastic with an upcoming World Championships in Weymouth this summer - and the runaway winner travelled from Weymouth - Sam Pascoe! The OK fleet again had a clear winner in Oliver Davenport who won by 9 points after a string of 1sts & 2nds. It was close at the top of the Phantom fleet with newcomer to the fleet Jamie Morgan sailing very well at his first Phantom event to take the win.

This year we will be having another Ovington regatta - at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Accadamy on 5/6 October.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
505 Fleet
1st9246Michael SimsCarl GibbonBurton2‑31222211
2nd9177Rich PepperdineTim HartleyDraycote Water Sailing Club‑444111314
3rd8935David EllisJim HuntLymington Town Sailing Club122333‑414
4th9215Roger GilbertIan MitchellHayling Island Sailing Club313‑444116
5th9203Charlie WaltersJim BlythDatchet Water Sailing Club/Largo Bay‑555555530
6th888Charlie ChandlerOwen MillsTewkesbury Sailing Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC42
Flying Fifteen Fleet
1st4122Nathan BatchelorRichard RiggTynemouth Sailing Club311(DNC)13211
2nd4017Dave LucasHarry LucasGrafham Water Sailing Club5231‑82114
3rd4004Charles ApthorpTBAHayling Island Sailing Club1454‑61318
4th4094John HansonHelen SeldenRYA2‑62344419
5th4069Bill ChardJosh PreaterChew Valley Sailing Club95‑11237531
6th4030Alastair StevensonDavid CulpanHayling Island Sailing Club8129625(DSQ)42
7th4012Jonathan KnightTrish KnightGrafham Water Sailing Club637‑11118843
8th4109David ChandlerDavid ClarkUllswater Yacht Club10747‑129643
9th3550Les RantSusie SontagGrafham Water Sailing Club1186(DNF)76745
10th4113Simon KnellerAshley PainterGrafham Water Sailing Club79855(OCS)BFD48
11th3794David PhilpottKaty WyattGrafham Water Sailing Club410‑129910951
12th3583Mike WilczynskiJean WilczynskiGrafham Water Sailing Club12‑1310813121065
13th4011Jeremy ValentineRichard HallDatchet Water Sailing Club‑1311131010111166
Musto Skiff Fleet
1st636Sam Pascoe Castle Cove Sailing Club‑31112117
2nd645Robert Richardson RWYC‑1023312819
3rd638Sam Barker Castle Cove Sailing Club252‑1045220
4th624Eddie Bridle Brightlingsea Sailing Club‑1289434331
5th4Andy Tarboton Henley Midmar Yacht Club4466127‑1539
6th614Ben Clegg Brightlingsea Sailing Club113142‑156440
7th601Mike Matthews SYC77886‑9541
8th622Dan Vincent Stokes Bay/ RNSA96598‑171047
9th639Danny Boatman Sunderland Yacht Club8‑17471331348
10th637Bill Maughan Sunderland Yacht Club‑1311101358653
11th1Ben Whaley Swanage Sailing Club163759(DNC)DNC66
12th469Nathan Stanier Stokes Bay Sailing Club515‑171611121170
13th8Dylan Noble Ullswater Yacht Club‑22911151413971
14th561Brennan Robinson Grafham Water Sailing Club61412(BFD)10102173
15th594Fred Cudmore QMSC111215147‑191473
16th629Brian Greensmith WWSC1518(OCS)171814789
17th628Richie Thurlby Stokes Bay Sailing Club14‑22191917111292
18th535David Annan Grafham Water Sailing Club1716‑201216152096
19th414Richard Smith WOBYC18101611(DNC)DNCDNC107
20th615Richard Smith Medway Yacht Club192013(DNC)222216112
21st176Chris Haslam Stokes Bay Sailing Club‑21211820201819116
22nd385Tristan Tomlinson Stokes Bay Sailing Club(DNC)252322191617122
23rd602Connor Miller Schull Harbour Sailing20192118‑232323124
24th457Serega Samus Bewl Water Sailing Club‑23232221212022129
25th888Alicia Biggs Llandegfedd Sailing Club‑24242423242118134
OK Fleet
1st8Oliver Davenport Northampton Sailing Club211121‑38
2nd44Chris Turner Lyme Regis Sailing Club64‑12213117
3rd33Tom Lonsdale WOSC(DNF)32332417
4th2241Nigel King Lyme Regis Sailing Club483‑985533
5th77Gavin Poulloin Castle Cove10‑114454734
6th73James Dyas Cookham Reach Sailing Club5577‑109235
7th2128Oliver Goodhead South Staffordshire Sailing Club19856‑12837
8th91Ian Hopwood Bassenthwaite926(OCS)461239
9th100Mr Olivier Vidal Ranelagh365‑127101041
10th47Bernard Clark Overy Staithe Sailing Club710‑1110118955
11th68Rodney Tidd Overy Staithe13‑141361271162
12th2112James Ball West Oxfordshire Sailing Club12121011‑1311662
13th14Karen Robertson Loch Earn SC / Dalgety Bay SC871589(DNC)DNC63
14th65Alex Ogilvie Hayling Island Sailing Club111391414(DNC)DNC77
15th1983Kieran Bowsher West Oxford(DNF)DNC1413DNCDNCDNC91
Phantom Fleet
1st1467Jamie Morgan Rutland Sailing Club132211‑410
2nd1449A Froggatt Chase Sailing Club‑521143112
3rd1499Martin Watts Netley Sailing Club3‑65326221
4th1500Richard Nurse Northampton Sailing Club2‑53455322
5th1504John Wayling Northampton Sailing Club61656‑7529
6th1472Jon Rickard HPSC8‑94732630
7th1452Olly Hopkins Tewkesbury448984(DNC)37
8th1423Jeremy Deacon Broadwater Sailing Club‑1177678843
9th1405Andy Smith Bowmoor108‑128119955
10th1303Dave Patrick Broadwater Sailing Club‑12101011911758
11th1379Steve Swinchatt Grafham Water Sailing Club7‑12111212101062
12th1311Joshua Harbut Glossop91191010(DNC)DNC62