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Ovington Boats Inland Championships

by Ovington Boats on 20 Nov 2013 16-17 November 2013

The Ovington Inland Championships were held at Grafham Water on the 16th & 17th of November. While the forecast for the weekend didn't look exciting 128 boats competed across the Ovington fleets, 29er, 49er, FX, Solution, Musto skiff and Flying 15.

The fleets raced over three courses on Saturday in light airs. The race officers while challenged with tricky conditions managed to run 4 good races for each class enabling all to have a discard.

Saturday night was packed with entertainment. The bar in the club house was well stocked and kept everyone well fed and watered during the Musto Skiff Quiz, which was prepared and delivered by duet Ben Schooling and Jamie Hilton. The 29er Fleet also held their Harken sponsored Grand Prix prize giving, which saw the title going to Gillies Munro and Daniel Harris. All before the finale, the Ovington Boats fireworks display.

The 49er fleet combined their Inland Championship with the RYA National Ranker – extra competition added by America's cup skipper Chris Draper sailing with double Olympian Simon Hiscocks.

Sunday dawned damp, grey and with very light airs. Undeterred the fleets hit the water on time and managed two or even 3 races before the wind shut down.

The Ovington Inland Championships is renowned for great prizes with a huge array being donated by a number of sponsors. Ovington would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped, Harken, Orange Bikes, Zhik and Allen all of whom helped make the event very special. We would also like to thank Grafham Water SC, the Race officers, the rescue crews and their team for running another great event.

Congratulations to all the prize winners and the new Ovington Inland Champions:

29er: Mimi El-Kahzindar & Ben Batten
49er: Dylan Fletcher & Alain Sign
Solution: Sam Davy
Musto skiff: Sam Barker
FX: Charlotte Dobson & Sophie Ainsworth
Flying 15: Ben McGrane & Terry McGrane

We look forward to being back next year, 8th 9th of November 2014.

Full results are below, except for Musto skiff and 29er fleets (see links for report and results tables).

Overall Results:


PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st96Dylan FletcherAlain SignSilverline‑411124110
2nd19John PinkStuart BithellHHSC/HLSC232231‑413
3rd77Dave EvansEd PowysPoole YC34‑5515220
4th999James PetersEd FitzgeraldHayling Island SC16464‑7627
5th114Nic AsherFynn SterrittWOBYC/LMSC5‑96472529
6th118Henry Lloyd WilliamsSam BattenLymington Town SC6‑87383734
7th333David ConlonFinbar AndersonBrightlingsea SC(DNS)237691138
8th5Chris DraperSimon HiscocksWPNSA9‑1410856341
9th1111Lester NobleJohn McAfee 115‑15121181360
10th1151Jack HawkinsChris ThomasRestronguet SC107810(OCS)121461
11th105Graeme WillcoxAndrew TarbotonVictoria Lake/Henley YC12119‑141010961
12th659Tom MethvenWill AllowayRutland SC/Plymouth8‑1514912111064
13th1322Matty LyonsJames LyonsUllswater YC71211111414(DNC)69
14th600Rory HunterNeil HunterArran Yacht Club141313‑16913870
15th1198Chris TaylorDom BurkeHayling Island SC1310121313‑151273
16th142Christopher TilbrookCarys RobertsPaignton SC15‑17161515171593
17th698David PapworthMike WallisGWSC16161717(DNC)161799
18th58Andrew WhapshottJake SmithPlymouth University Sailing Club(DNS)181818DNC1816107


PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st808Charlotte DobsonSophie AinsworthRYA122111(DNC)8
2nd1Frances PetersNicola GrovesHayling Island SC‑311233212
3rd1306Katie MacGregorKatrina BestWPNSA2‑33322113


PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st415Sam OauyHykenham SC‑4111126
2nd419Dave HarrisSevern SC12‑43219
3rd435Kathryn HayfieldDelph SC(DNC)4223415
4th446Martin TubbLeigh & Lowton SC233‑54315
5th453Kevin ClarkDelph SC3554(DNC)DNC23

Flying Fifteen

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st3660Ben McGraneTerry McGraneChew Valley SC1‑3321310
2nd3947Nick TaylorGeoff LloydGWSC21‑612511
3rd3727Barry WyattKaty Wyatt/Katie DonaldsonGWSC‑82153415
4th3550Les RantSusie SontagGWSC4‑5245217
5th4012Jonathan KnightTrish KnightGWSC5‑6466122
6th3726Mark LongstaffGraham ThomasGWSC3453(DNC)DNC24
7th3613Colin MidgleyAdam McGovernDerwent Reservoir7‑8774631
8th3789Allen CaveAshley PainterGWSC6788(DNC)DNC38

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