Solo National Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Day 1
by Gerald New on 15 Jul 2013
13-19 July 2013
Results go against the trend
With the weather producing a great sailing day in Hayling Bay, there were some surprises in the day 1 results of the Solo National Championship at HISC. In a class that normally sees the boats at the front of the fleet carrying the latest sail numbers, it was somewhat of a surprise for both the day 1 victories to go to sailors in boats of over five years old.
First over the finish line in race 1 was Stuart Godwin of HISC, sailing 4869. In race 2 Godwin again crossed the line first but was judged OCS, so that the race win went to Ross Harvey of HISC sailing 4674.
The status quo was restored when the overall results for the first two races showed that the former champion Charlie Cumbley, sailing 5387, was the overall leader, second Harvey and third Carveth. In fourth is Pete Mitchell, HISC and fifth Michael Sims of Carsington SC.
The 23 year old Godwin languishes in 51st counting his OCS, but will be able to discard this later in the series if he continues to sail at this level. Better known as a Laser sailor, Godwin, a member of the Team GBR/RYA squad, lists his greatest strength as, "8 to 12 knots, small chop" which were ideal for the bay conditions Sunday.
Results after Day 1: (top twenty, 115 entries, 2 races)
|5th||5302||Michael Sims||Carsington SC||5||5||10|
|7th||5418||Andy Couch||Rudyard Lake SC||8||7||15|
|8th||5342||Andy Davis||Blithfield SC||7||13||20|
|9th||5340||Andy Tunnicliffe||Royal Windermere SC||14||8||22|
|12th||5315||Tim Law||Salcombe YC||17||10||27|
|13th||5263||Steve Denison||Hollingworth Lake SC||13||15||28|
|14th||5326||Nigel Davies||Draycote Water SC||10||22||32|
|15th||5135||Ewan Birkin‑Wells||Grafham Water SC||26||9||35|
|18th||5198||Daniel Henderson||Stokes Bay SC||22||20||42|
Full results available on the Hayling Island Sailing Club website with daily updates and more photos.
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