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Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show

Forumla 18 UK National Championships at Mumbles Sailing Club

by Jo Roberts, Hyde Sails on 30 Aug 2016 August 2016
Forumla 18 UK National Championships at Mumbles © Colin Jenkins

Hosted by Mumbles Yacht Club, the F18 Nationals saw conditions light across the majority of the regatta.

Hyde Sails Kent Distributor Simon Northrop and crew Josh O'Brien put in a strong performance taking 5 out of the 9 bullets on offer and securing his title of F18 National Champion.

With full suits of Hyde Sails ensuring all the podium places were taken and between them achieving all of the regatta's first places, we can see the hard work between Simon and Hyde's Head Sail Designer Richard Lovering are really paying off.

With more Hyde Sails dotted throughout the fleet, their is a lot of promise showing for future events.

To get yourself a suit of these proven race winning sails contact Hyde Sails Distributor Simon Northrop at or to speak with him on 01843 851665.

More information on the event, and more pictures, at

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoHelmCrewClubBoat nameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st51Simon NorthropJosh O'BrienMinnis BayHyde Kent11‑32‑412119
2nd508Will SunnucksFreddie WhiteBEdge222‑712‑53315
3rd1577Tim NealBob FryParkstone 3411‑5412‑816
4th957Grant PiggottSam BarberWeston / Castle‑Cove ‑9‑13656336231
5th1234David WhiteAaron ReynoldsTB 4‑746‑8544431
6th355Watt OrsmondMat McHichollSordsEurodiet‑145843685‑1039
7th500Luke YatesOli EganRoyal SouthernHyde Sails885‑9276‑10541
8th1825Simon FlackNeil GreenRoyal Anglesey & BalaSJS Consultants Ltd510‑113‑12877646
9th19Caleb CooperRoby‑JonWorthing 1037‑129‑119111160
10th501Nick BainesStuart SmithBrightlingsae (DNF)6‑1210119128763
11th29Ghislain HelaineOlie GerberDatchet 12‑151387‑14119969
12th1024Liz HowellAliceTresaith 6119‑13‑171013131375
13th695Alex ReillyOli BondWeston 111210‑141013‑14121280
14th311Steve LeonardMatt RobertsTresaith ‑159‑1411141210141484
15th1579Duncan HaynesCathy HaynesWeston 71415‑1713(DNC)16151595
16th1495Pete JonesFraser McMillanTresaith 13‑181715151517‑1816108
17th1384David CharlesSimon EdwardsMumblesThe Prodigy16‑1716‑181616151617112
18th377Paul HemsworthPaul NicholsonMumblesBow Jest(DNF)161816(DNF)DNC181718122

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