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Solo National Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Day 1

by Gerald New 15 Jul 2013 08:45 BST 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)

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2Pts
1st5387Charlie CumberleyRYA336
2nd4674Ross HarveyHISC617
3rd5424Geoff CarvethHISC268
4th5430Pete MitchellHISC448
5th5302Michael SimsCarsington SC5510
6th5389Matt HowardLOSSC9211
7th5418Andy CouchRudyard Lake SC8715
8th5342Andy DavisBlithfield SC71320
9th5340Andy TunnicliffeRoyal Windermere SC14822
10th5293David McGregorHISC111122
11th5354Nick PetersHISC121426
12th5315Tim LawSalcombe YC171027
13th5263Steve DenisonHollingworth Lake SC131528
14th5326Nigel DaviesDraycote Water SC102232
15th5135Ewan Birkin‑WellsGrafham Water SC26935
16th5446Ian PinnellHISC231639
17th5415Chris BrownRYA241741
18th5198Daniel HendersonStokes Bay SC222042
19th5431Andrew StreeterHISC271845
20th5145Tim PolgaseHISC391251

Full results available on the Hayling Island Sailing Club website with daily updates and more photos.

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