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RS Feva Grand Prix at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

by RS Class Association on 3 Oct 2011 1-2 October 2011

A record entry of 75 boats attended the RS Feva Grand Prix event hosted by Chew Valley Lake SC on October 1st & 2nd. Hot, sunny, tricky conditions meant that nerves of steel were required by the sailors hoping to qualify for the 2012 Feva Worlds or for those hoping to gain a place in the RYA National Junior Squad, Class National Squad or RYA South Zone Squad.

Race one got under way on time in 5 knots of patchy breeze. Leading the way after one lap was Delanie Rutter & Eve Townsend with Chay & Stirling Taylor 2nd; James Hutton-Penham & Thomas Jayasekara in 3rd. The wind dropped to just 3 knots by the finish so a good win by Chay & Stirling whilst climbing to 2nd was James & Thomas with Arran Holman & Chrispin Beaumont in 3rd who all lapped some of the back-markers.

Race two started after a general recall with 7 boats caught black flag. Three of which sheeted in on the 1minute gun! After the first lap a gust of breeze down the left hand side saw Arran & Chrispin extend a huge lead which they held to the finish. 2nd was Chay & Stirling with Ed Haynes & Henry Bowers leading the chasing pack in 3rd. By the finish Anna Prescott & Jess Eales pulled through to 2nd leaving Chay & Stirling in 3rd when the wind shifted left.

The course was reset for the 3rd race which started in 4 knots. The black flag was up but all the fleet were line shy except for the Woodbridge’s (father & daughter local sailors ) who nailed the start. First at the leeward gate was Elliott Wells & Jake Todd with Chay & Stirling in 2nd & Lauren Miles & Esther Fenton-Jones in 3rd. As the wind started dropping again so the going got tricky allowing for a great race for Chay & Stirling who took first from Elliott & Jake, with Jack Nunn & Jonathan Baddeley pulling up to 3rd.

Day two dawned hot & still so racing was postponed for two hours. In the afternoon the fleet got away all clear on a black flag in 8 knots of patchy wind. First at the leeward gate was Sam Grade & Katie Prescott with Jenny Smallwood & Jamie Webb in 2nd & Oliver Scott & Tom Mitchell in 3rd.Again the wind began to drop which Oliver & Tom took advantage of & pulled through to win with Arran & Chrispin up to 2nd whilst Sam & Katie dropped to 3rd.

Race 5 got away in 8 knots after the course was moved over to the right (the sea breeze direction). There was lots to be gained downwind & Arran & Chrispin battled with Chay & Stirling; close behind were a bunch including Jenny & Jamie plus Sam & Katie plus Lauren & Esther. In the end Arran & Chrispin romped away with Chay & Stirling 2nd whilst Anna & Jess climbed up to 3rd. This meant it was all on the last race & in a perfect 8 knots it was Tom Darling & Will Dolin leading at the leeward gate from Elliott & Jake with Arran & Chrispin in 3rd. At the final top mark the 3 boats were close but Tom & Will held on for a win with Arran & Chrispin 2nd securing the overall prize & Elliott & Jake 3rd.

A big 'thank you' to the race management team and everyone at CVLSC who helped to make this a record breaking turnout for the class.

An equally big 'thank you' to all the sailors and their support crews who travelled up to 150 miles or more from 35 different clubs to take part in the event.

The club provided extra prizes which were really appreciated as not only did the top 10 boats get prizes so did 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th & 70th!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st6Arran HOLMANCrispin BEAUMONTHollowell SC / Bartley SC31-142129
2nd4344Chay TAYLORStirling TAYLORBurnham SC131-222815
3rd3788Oliver SCOTTTom MITCHELLDocklands S&WC6761-22525
4th4355Anna PRESCOTTJess EALESLymington Town SC / Hayling Island SC-1625831432
5th4332Elliott WELLSJake TODDHayling Island SC18-22265334
6th2383Jenny SMALLWOODJamie WEBBWraysbury Lake SC144-2448434
7th3105Tom DARLINGWill DOLINHayling Island SC / Burghfield SC-31108154138
8th2050James HUTTON-PENHAMThomas JAYASEKARACorinthian Otters2610219-2448
9th4251Robert MASTERMANMarcus PAYNEHayling Island SC5591713-5249
10th4085Samuel GRADEKatie PRESCOTTLymington Town SC-59193237767
11th3120Lauren MILESEsther FENTON-JONESEmsworth SC / Papercourt SC26-2841661769
12th839Jonny WATKINSWill TaylorDabchicks SC720265-381269
13th2574Jessy HAMMETTHattie LUCAS-CLEMENTSHayling Island SC / Papercourt SC251415-3410669
14th1518James CURTISHarry PHELPSIsland Barn SC158119-492669
15th1664Jack NUNNJonathan BADDELEYBowmoorSC / Cardiff Bay SC / HISC8-43312212771
16th1412Max MATTHEWSGuy RIVINGTONTudor SC101812-43141972
17th1883Harvey MARTINWill WARDOgston SC29-35713111878
18th2523Connie MEEKImogen SEWELLRoyal Torbay YC933137-432283
19th2012Phoebe WARRENTabitha PEELEmsworth SC202120-36151388
20th2047Flynn DAVIESJosh ALDRIDGEBurnham SC11RDG4710-651190
21st4606Will ROBINSONJoe HILLSOakham School / Rutland SC381234-391810112
22nd3626Alex JOESBRYEmlyn WILLIAMSPort Dinorwic / Budworth SC22(BFD)33143015114
23rd1486Arthur BROWNNiamh DAVIESRoyal Burnham YC / Burnham SC-561725112340115
24th2508Jamie JOBSONEve GADDRoyal Torbay YC231122-472934119
25th4051Alex HADLEYEdward ELMOREThorpe Bay YC-422719421221120
26th1836Reuben WOODBRIDGEAlice WOODBRIDGEChew Valley Lake SC21-3427182430120
27th4382Delanie RUTTEREve TOWNSENDEmsworth SC4(BFD)31382820121
28th3737Edward HAYNESHenry BOWERSSevenoaks School / Bough Beech SC3292829-3732130
29th2000Jourdan SWINDONAlex BRADLEYThorpe Bay YC27(BFD)23333416133
30th4039Wills MURRAYWill ORMORODOxford Pirates122418-464044137
31st4604Kathryn HUTTON - PENMANMatthew JAYASEKARACorinthian Otters40-4830192525139
32nd4071Max DUCEBen FARENDENThorpe Bay YC-462916401943146
33rd3187Elliott WILKINSONJonny INNESSt Mawes SC / Helford River SC523017-671638152
34th4385Libi ASKEWEmily PROUDBurghfield SC / Chichester YC / HISC-362536283633157
35th1307Nick NEVEHenry NEVEOakham School / Rutland SC442335(RAF)1741159
36th4062William BIRCHALLDominic HALLHayling Island SC / Papercourt SC48-5143252023159
37th4622Buzz GILKSPoppy GILKSQueen Mary SC3046-52272635163
38th4610Hannah BRISTOWJess SCOURFIELDLeigh & Lowton SC / Royal Torbay YC-552640313237165
39th3638Patrick GANNONSam PEARCEBurghfield SC3715-53303551167
40th1071Julian COOKELizzie COOKEChew Valley Lake SC(DNC)DNC2120479175
41st4102Matt HILLJoe REEVEBurghfield SC33(BFD)49234529179
42nd3733Tom SMITHDaniel WILSONSevenoaks School / Bough Beech SC13(DNF)56244646185
43rd4620Cameron WEBBERJoseph FENWICKHill Head SC / Thornbury SC1939414444-48186
44th4415Nick ROBINSAlicia CAMPBELL-BOTTOMSHayling Island SC(DNC)1639493355190
45th4530James EALESKatie CRUICKHANKRoyal Lymington YC / Hayling Island SC4532503531-64192
46th2574XChristian EDMONDSNick EDMONDSChew Valley Lake SC47422950-5231197
47th4150Jonathan SNOWPeter SNOWThorpe Bay YC-583857263939198
48th3424Courtney BILBROUGHOrla MITCHELLDocklands S&WC43(BFD)37512745202
49th3999Matt WALKER MORECROFTDom COTTERILLBowmoor SC35-5642374250206
50th3100Anna LUCAS-CLEMENTSLucy HARRISHISC/ Papercourt SC / Queen Mary SC50375132-6342211
51st2153Immi SLINNRuby GRIFFINDraycote Water SC49454453(BFD)28217
52nd4194Dominic HALLJonathan HALLDraycote Water SC2849-65416047224
53rd4608Sam BARSONBradley DUFFYOakham School / Rutland SC-634138565636225
54th3815Molly GILBERTMollie LIPPETTEmsworth SC17(BFD)67554153232
55th3734Gregory SALEAlex FROSTOakham School / Rutland SC34(BFD)46605157247
56th4133Lily STREATFIELDEmily ATKINSONOakham School / Rutland SC4140605454-61247
57th3782Oliver GRIFFITHSCameron CURRIEDocklands S&WC24(DNF)54585856249
58th2376Charlie STANNARDAnnie BOYLEDocklands S&WC5747-58524854256
59th2617Emma BARNETTJess JOBSONRoyal Torbay YC5331-63615760260
60th4135Stuart DOUGHTYWill BYFORDOakham School / Rutland SC644445-715958268
61st3172Harry ASHWORTHFreddy CLARKRoyal Torbay YC3959625755-63270
62nd2215Max GRIGGSCody GRIGGSRoyal Torbay YC54535948-6159271
63rd3537Grace SUMMERSHugh COMRIEEmsworth SC / CVLSC51585562-6749273
64th862Oliver BARNES-DEANPatrick STILLMANThorpe Bay YC(DNF)5048665066278
65th4354Oskar BISSETMax TAYLOR NOBBSDowns SC6536-72646269293
66th2582Christian THOMASNathan FLANAGANStokes Bay SC(DNC)6173595362306
67th2045Tom DUTTONHenry POTTLEOakham School / Rutland SC62526665-7370312
68th4043Ella KILKELLYLibby MANNINGThorpe Bay YC6655617269-72320
69th760Issy GILBERTMartin GILBERTEmsworth SC60546970-7271322
70th1250Milo GORDONMichael DENNISBaltic Wharf SC(DNF)6068637465328
71st3416Isobel CURRIERaya UZUNOVADocklands S&WC(DNF)5764746873334
72nd3746Hannah LEAFLottie NEVEOakham School / Rutland SC(DNC)6371697067338
73rd3362Ellie WALTONAbi RILEYDraycote Water SC6762707371-75340
74th1266Miriam WOODBRIDGEHattie HOLEChew Valley Lake SC(DNC)DNCDNC686668357
75th56Harriet WINBUSHGary WALTONDraycote Water SC / Bartley SC(DNC)DNC74BFD6474368
76th4079Madeleine HOPPERPhilippa HADLEYThorpe Bay YC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC390

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