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Ovington 40th Anniversary Celebration Regatta

by Nathan Batchelor, Ovington Boats on 7 Sep 2016 3-4 September 2016
Ovington 40th anniversary celebration regatta © Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk

Sailors started arriving at Derwent Reservoir SC from Friday lunchtime to enjoy the warm weather, rig boats, BBQ and to hear Seven Sins playing in the marquee until late into the evening.

Saturday dawned with a light to medium breeze, but enough for the asymmetric fleet to get planning. This fleet was dominated by the Musto Skiff of Alistair Conn from the host club, followed by an assortment of boats including a 49er, a number of VX Ones and Musto Skiffs. The 29ers found the lighter breezes not as much to their liking and let the 'seniors' take the pole positions.

In the conventional fleet all classes seemed to have their time at the front but the Scorpion of Steve Walker and Jerry Hannabus came out on top. It was particularly pleasing to see a number of wooden Ovington Enterprises racing.

Saturday night was a hog roast, giant inflatable games and music from the Future Echoes, who played to a busy marquee. Sunday was a lighter (and wetter) affair – race officer Howard Steavenson set a course for the pursuit race using the entire reservoir – 1 lap took the full 90 minutes. An Enterprise sailed by Neal Piper and Ali Mackay took an early lead which they never relinquished despite the Scorpion making good ground early on. At the end the flying VX One sailed by Anne & Julia Noble came close and would have taken the lead if they had another leg!

Worthy of a mention and in keeping with the spirit of the regatta, Alex Knight – fresh from winning the Musto Skiff Nationals, drove the 400 miles from Weymouth with Lorna Graham to sail in a borrowed Ovington Enterprise!

See you all in 10 years for the 50th!

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewClubPYR1R2R3PursuitPts
Asymmetric Fleet
1stMusto Skiff474Alistair Conn Derwent Res SC847‑11146
2nd49er343Matty LyonsJames LyonsUllswater SC720‑8.522812
3rdMusto Skiff384Stuart Keegan Derwent Res SC847‑5331016
4thVXOne208Jacob AinsworthAndy WeatherspoonSouth Shields860‑15512623
5thVXOne179Adam OvingtonKevin AndersonTynemouth SC8603‑1161827
6thMusto Skiff483John Evans Derwent Res SC8476‑15111431
7thMusto Skiff374Alistair Kerr Aberdeen & Stonehaven SC847‑116101632
8thMusto Skiff544Jethro Gebhard Derwent Res SC8471313‑171238
9thVXOne2Anne NobleJulia NobleUllswater SC860‑212121244
10thMusto Skiff546Ian Trotter Derwent Res SC8472‑444248
11th29er2381Hamish TaylorRory RoseClyde Crusing Club/ Aberdeen & Stonehave9194‑754251
12th29er2172Harvey MartinMaddie WylieYorkshire Dales SC9197‑884257
13thMusto Skiff220Billy Maughan Sunderland SC847‑121074259
14thMusto Skiff500Tom Conway Derwent Res SC847‑10994260
15thVXOne203Tony LewisRhys LewisUllswater SC8608.5‑16144264.5
16th59er2016Nick KincaidRosie KincaidTynemouth SC905‑1614134269
17th29er621Mhari OrrBecky OrrLoch Earn SC919‑1812164270
18thVXOne190Paul WatsonPaul MonaBurton SC86014‑18184274
19th29er2018Hannah ScottBen IbbotsonLVSC919‑1717154274
20thMusto Skiff200Joe Trotter Derwent Res SC84720‑21214283
Conventional Fleet
1stScorpion2033Steve WalkerJerry HannabusPennine SC1040‑21146
2ndEnterprise22859Neal PiperAli MackayTynemouth SC111365‑10213
3rdSolution450Sam Davy Hykeham SC1090‑825815
4thLaser173610Mark Donald Derwent Res SC10957‑1231020
5thFlying Fifteen3695David VaseyAthol KingDerwent Res SC1013‑137.541223.5
6thEnterprise22695Alan Baker Tynemouth SC111310.5‑1512628.5
7thLaser Radial195846Peter Owen Derwent Res SC1136‑161091433
8thLaser81195Gavin Sharp Tynemouth SC109510.5‑1371835.5
9thEnterprise22273Nathan BatchelorSarah KincaidTynemouth SC1113129‑151637
10thLaser160354Chris Mayes Tynemouth SC1095‑2018132051
11thLaser Radial170196Harry Myers Derwent Res SC1136‑1914162252
12thFlying Fifteen3737Simon RobinsonDom MurrayDerwent Res SC10131‑325053
13thLaser129125Michael Matthews Sunderland SC109534‑65057
14thFlying Fifteen3613Colin MidglyMartin TaylorDerwent Res SC101356‑115061
15thRS 200911Ditta NeumdunPhil RoseAberdeen & Stonehaven Yacht Club1047‑217.585065.5
16thScorpion1971Simon FayEllie FayTynemouth SC1040‑2322202466
17thEnterprise21891David GebhardJackie GebhardTynemouth SC11134‑16145068
18thEnterprise18749Josh GebhardLouise RamsdenTynemouth SC1113911‑175070
19thLaser Radial178304Thomas Nicholls Derwent Res SC1136‑2626262678
20thSolution456Martin Tubb Delph SC109015‑19185083
21stSolution455Kathryn Clark Delph SC10901817‑195085
22ndEnterprise22178Lorna GrahamAlex KnightCastle Cove SC11131721‑255088
23rdLaser Radial143083Laura Pitkethly Derwent Res SC113614‑25255089
24thSolution458Kevin Clark Delph SC10902220‑265092

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