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420 Inland Championship at Rutland Sailing Club

by Hennie Burlton 25 Mar 22:57 PDT 16-17 March 2024

32 teams from across the country descended on Rutland SC for the 420 Inland Championship, the last opportunity to get some racing in before the Youth nationals in two weeks time.

As the fleet launched a light patchy South Easterly trickled across the lake - it was going to be a tricky day of racing.

The first race got away cleanly and was led almost from start to finish by Noa Moskovitch and Gabs Burlton until they unfortunately fell into a hole on the approach to the final mark and got swallowed up but the pack. Harry George and Ralph Cawthorn went on to win followed by Sabine Potter and Merle Nieuwland in 2nd with Tilda Brayshay and Charlie Howard in 3rd.

Race 2 saw Noa and Gabs recover from their frustrations of Race 1 to win by a comfortable margin from Tilda and Charlie followed in 3rd by Arwen Fflur and Matthew Rayner.

Race 3 was a repeat of race 2 but this time Joe Jones and Hennie Burlton came in 3rd behind the very impressive performances of Noa and Gabs in 1st and Arwen and Matthew in 2nd.

Race 4 was a demonstration of light wind ability by Noa and Gabs with another decisive win ahead of Arwen and Matthew with Joe Warwicker and Edie Carter taking 3rd, a nice return to form after a few months away from the fleet.

After a night of continual rain Sunday dawned with a little more breeze. Noa and Gabs picked up where they left off on Saturday with another decisive race win. The old boys Marsbar Marsden and Haydn Sewell showed the youngsters how it's done with 2nd with Imogen Wade and Hugo Valentine coming in 3rd.

Race 5 saw the wind build a little more with some movement up the first beat mixing the fleet up by the first mark. Having had a steady first day Joe Jones and Hennie Burlton got into their stride to take 1st from Arwen and Matthew with the West Kirby Legends George and Olivia Creasy taking 3rd.

6th for Noa and Gabs gave them the Inland Championship title with a race to spare. The pack behind was tight tough with everything to play for. Going into the last race Arwen and Matthew were just ahead of Tilda and Charlie with Joe and hennin just a couple of points back in 4th.

With the sun finally making an appearance Pat Bromilow sailing with Thomas Kelsall took the final race in style closely followed by Arthur Greaves and Angus McEwen. Arwen finished 3rd to secure 2nd overall, Joe and Hennie 4th to give them the final spot on the podium just ahead of Neil and Haydn.

Noa and Gabs impressive win is the first major title for an all Female team for a number of years - an outstanding achievement. Behind them the top 10 was packed with mixed teams. A great indicator of the strength of the UK fleet especially following the GBR 1,2,3 for the mixed teams at the recent San Remo Carnival event.

Next stop for the fleet is the RYA Youth Nationals at WPNSA - ISAF Youth Worlds Selection event and Europeans Selector 3.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmCrewClubFleetR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st5757224Noa MoskovitchGabs BurltonRoyal Lymington YC / Royal Southern YCOpen / Female811116(9)18
2nd4156954Arwen FflurMatthew RaynerPwllheli WKSC / Yorkshire Dales SCOpen / Mixed63(7)252321
3rd5857501Joe JonesHennie BurltonBurghfield SC / RSYCU17 Mixed(11)534101427
4th6954379marsbar marsdenHaydn SewellWest Kirby SCOpen Male56(11)1024532
5th6654852Tilda BrayshayCharlie HowardYorkshire Dales SC / Burghfield SCOpen / Mixed32258(15)1333
6th4557275Harry GeorgeRalph CawthorneLymington Town SC / Shustoke SCOpen / Male196(20)98639
7th4456943Imogen WadeHugo ValentineDraycote Water SC / Shoreham SCOpen / Mixed7(13)57391142
8th1055634Joe WarwickerEdie CarterBough Beech SC / ShorehamOpen / Mixed134153(17)5848
9th6254849George CreasyOlivia CreasyWest Kirby SCOpen / Mixed18119843(RET)53
10th3257411William FletcherEthan SparksRoyal Southern / Chichester YCOpen Male10124(13)6131257
11th6554482India EastwoodIsla FletcherItchenor SC / Royal Southern YCU17 / Female12710(31)15121470
12th5657286Ellie CreightonBea GreenfieldCardiff Bay YC / Oxford SCOpen / Female14(26 SCP T1(b))1361319772
13th6356342Sabine PotterMerle NieuwlandWarsash SC / Cardiff Bay YCOpen / Female21018(21)7171973
14th1657004Zac ShepherdArthur SouthallItchenor SCOpen Male41726911(28)1077
15th2954463Patrick BromilowThomas KelsallWest Kirby SCOpen Male16(30)1726127179
16th9956467Arthur GreavesAngus McEwenRoyal Lymington YCOpen Male23151222(29 SCP T1(b))10284
17th2154481Holly WrightOlivia NixonWest Kirby SCOpen / Female15248112021(30)99
18th0457274Ella MartinGeorge SelfCardiff Bay YCU17 Mixed24191616(26)1416105
19th5356091India LanceCian EpsteinHayling Island SC / Cardiff Bay YCOpen / Mixed17222212(24)2222117
20th3655854Clem MiddleAdam AzizDraycote Water SCOpen / Mixed22(29)2717161620118
21st7255189Jasper BramwellOlly HateleyHollingworth Lake SC / South StaffordshirOpen Male192019(25)232415120
22nd5055517Emma BreeseCharlotte BeardsallRoyal Lymington YC / Warsash SCOpen / Female25142019(28)2717122
23rd5457502Tabitha DaviesSophia SfaxiRoyal Lymington YC/Trearddur Bay SC FreOpen / Female2721(32)32141118123
24th2656339Eddie PalingEddie QuinnNotts County SCOpen Male2118141527(30)28123
25th2255242Nia MecklenburghImmy JonesRLYC / Burghfield SCOpen / Female202323(27)182021125
26th3757349Sebby BaileyJames DaviesBurghfield SC/Oxford SC / ShropshireU17 Male(26)262414212324132
27th0754089Rosanna JoyceChris HampshireBudworth SC / Ripon SCOpen / Mixed925(29)29222625136
28th2852915Freya HalsallAlex FlintOxford SCOpen / Mixed3183018(32)2529141
29th2557272Zach AzizWill Mawby‑GroomDratcote Water / Banbury SCU17 Male(28)282823251823145
30th5254058Isobel SandowEdie RogersWest Kirby SCU17 / Female(32)312124313126164
31st3356108Laragh EpsteinMadeleine GreavesCardiff Bay YC / Royal Lymington YCOpen / Female3027(31)28292927170
32nd7355190Fin WaterhouseJames AlexanderBudworth SCOpen Male2932253030(DNC)31177

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