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Gul Laser 4.7 Ladder Event at Oxford Sailing Club
By Michael Allen on 11 Sep 2012 8-9 September 2012
Jamie Calder wins the first of the UKLA GUL Ladder events in his 4.7
Jamie Calder wins the first of the UKLA GUL Ladder events in his 4.7
Photo © Michael Allen

40 boats travelled to Oxford SC for the first of the UKLA GUL Ladder event of the 2012/13 series.

Saturday provided perfect weather.... for hot air ballooning so the fleet were held ashore all day. The locals were confident that Sunday would provide improved conditions but we had to wait until after lunch for the breeze to fill in. Three races were eventually run on a outer loop course. Oxford SC's PRO Richard Hall had to use the black flag to keep the eager 4.7 sailors at bay.

Race 1 was won by Scottish sailor Jamie Calder who was sailing his first event having switched from the Optimist Fleet, followed closely by Karyna Manuel, Olivia Burt, Joe Woodley, James Bishop and Cameron Allen.

Race 2 was won by a country mile by Josh Atherton, with Jamie Calder in second, Sam Tweedle in third followed by Jake Farren Price, local girl Caitlin Tweedle and another top six for Royal Lymington's Olivia Burt.

By the time Race 3 got away the windsurfers were rigging-up indicating a building breeze. Three sailors, including the race 2 winner,Josh Atherton of Gurnard & Royal Lymington had an early shower courtesy of the black flag. The race was won by Karyna Manuel, with Joe Woodley in second and Jamie Calder sealing the overall win with an impressive third. Caitlin Tweedle took 4th, followed by two more new sailors to the Laser 4.7 fleet, Dominic Hall of HISC & Papercourt and Mathew Viney of Cardiff Bay.

The UKLA would like to extend its thanks to the staff and volunteers at Oxford Sailing Club for an excellent event, and to our sponsors GUL. This event was the first of 10 Ladder events planned for the season. GUL vouchers were awarded to the top 3, Jamie Calder, Karyna Manuel and Olivia Burt, Caitlin Tweedle for the first Oxford sailor and Ross Banham for the first under 14 sailor.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3Pts
1195779Jamie CALDER1236
2197899Karyna MANUEL27110
3198211Olivia BURT461222
4165292Joe WOODLEY318223
5201701Sophie HERITAGE781126
6161777Caitlin TWEEDLE185427
7179607Matthew VINEY916631
8198827Jake FARREN‑PRICE214934
9181945Hanna BRANT1414836
10178210Sam TWEEDLE1332238
11201873Dominic HALL1223540
12197905James BISHOP5152040
13194412Cameron ALLEN6261042
14201861Lawrence CLABBURN17111846
15203009Ross BANHAM20101747
1619Haydn GRIFFITHS16171548
17186262Josh ATHERTON81BFD50
18191038Sam THOMAS15211652
19193702Georgie HOUSTON22122559
20189451Izzie BERKLEY2528760
21177558James THORNE‑LARGE2392961
22166499Thomas JOHNSON10371461
23160426James CUMMINS24241967
24180287Callum MITCHELL28271368
25201836Tom FENEMORE19252670
26193494Jack ROCKETT31192171
27180292Emily GENT1120BFD72
28185655Sam CHILTON26332382
29176716Tadhg O'FARRELL3013BFD84
30180777Harriet PHILO POWELL35222784
319Edward CURRAN27303390
32155841Emma HORN38292491
33200748Tai THOMAS‑DAY34322894
34188020Joseph DEBANKS32343096
35143169Harry TEE29363499
36191693James EADY373132100
37187491Ollie TAIT33DNF31105
38197943Josh BAKKER363535106
39192844Abi RILEY393836113
40201702Oliver MORRELLDNCDNCDNC123

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