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Lennon Racewear RS200 & RS Feva Winter Championship at the WPNSA

by Lucy Jameson on 28 Nov 2016 26-27 November 2016

The Lennon Racewear RS200 and RS Feva Winter Championships at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was a first combined event of the classes for a few years. A huge spread of ability from the younger newbie Feva sailors all the way to British Olympic sailing team members in the RS200 fleet, all competing for the Winter Championship titles.

Saturday was a blustery and progressively cold day for all. The RS200 fleet started proceedings and after 1 general forcing the U flag to be deployed, it was Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton from Royal Thames YC who took the win. Ben Palmer and Amy Seabright from Parkstone YC in 2nd and Ed Whitehead and Georgie Vickers from Hayling Island Sailing Club in 3rd. Andy Shaw and Pippa Horne being the only ones to be caught by the U Flag.

The RS Feva fleet saw Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne from Burnham SC put their mark firmly on the fleet with a first, second was Tom Storey and Oliver Kent from Yorkshire Dales SC and third Harrison and Fergus Pye from Draycote Sailing Club.

Race 2 in the RS200s and this time Ed Whitehead and Georgie Vickers took the win, Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton 2nd and Ben Palmer and Amy Seabright in 3rd.

This time it was the RS Feva fleet being a little premature forcing a general recall and that U flag appearing again! Tom Storey and Oliver Kent take the win. The 2 Dylan's from Burnham came in 2nd with the Pye brothers banking anther 3rd.

Race 3 and all now really feeling the cold. Both fleets behaving at the start. It was Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton who finished the day with a first placing them at the top of the leader board, Ed Whitehead and Georgie Vickers in 2nd and Andy Shaw and Pippa Horn making up for their U flag disqualification finishing the day in 3rd.

The Fevas saw Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger from Windermere School finish on a high after they too suffered the U flag disqualification in race 2 with a race win, 2nd brothers Alexander and Bertie Ratsey from Royal Western YC and 3rd Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne.

Sundays forecast 14-20 knots and not as cold. RS200s had a clean start and it was Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton leading the fleet over the finish line. Andy Shaw and Pippa Horn from Itchenor SC came in 2nd and Ian and Chloe Martin in 3rd.

The Fevas race three and the 2 Dylan's add another 1st to their score line, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger take 2nd and William Caiger and Caitlin Morley from Sevenoaks School and Burnham SC in 3rd.

RS200 and it was a new winner with Andy Shaw and Pippa Horn taking the win, Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton in 2nd place and Ben Palmer and Amy Seabright in 3rd.

The final race of the day and both fleets a little too eager to get the day done! General recalls and that U flag came out for its final airing! RS 200 and Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton added another 1st to their score line to take the RS200 Winter Championships title, Andy Shaw and Pippa Horn came in 2nd and Ed Whitehead and Karen Baker came in 3rd.

Rather appropriate for the weekend we saw Lennon Racewear Youth Ambassadors Alexander and Bertie Ratsey take the final race win, Anne Marie Ratnage and Alice Parker from Sevenoaks School in 2nd and the Pye Brothers in 3rd.

Congratulations to Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne who took the RS Feva Winter Championships title and Ben Saxton and Izzy Hamilton who take the first RS200 Winter Championships title.

Lennon Racewear as title sponsors very generously provided vouchers for the top 6 RS Feva teams and top 3 RS200 teams as well as some bibs for various prize categories. Lennon Racewear also provided sailors with test kit to try before you buy and the kit seems to be sitting firmly at the top of the Christmas list now with positive feedback from those sailors who tested it. Sailors said:

"The kit is amazing, I launched and when I jumped in I simply brushed the water off the suit, I was very warm"

"The kit looks really cool and fits really well, I really like the fluffy inside"

"The kit is really warm and very comfortable"

Congratulations to all sailors who took part.

RS 200 fleet
1st All Ladies team - Joanna Tribe and Nicky Johnson
1st Junior Team - Chay Taylor and Niamh Davies
1st Under 16 Team - Henry Jameson and Toby Atherton

RS Feva Fleet (awarded prizes by fellow Winter Championships competitor Ben Saxton)
1st Mixed Team – William Caiger and Caitlin Morley
2nd Mixed Team – Isobel Taylor-Jones
3rd Mixed Team – Tim and Abby Hire

1st Ladies Team – Anne Marie Ratnage and Alice Parker
2nd Ladies Team – Sophie Johnson and Becky Caiger
3rd Ladies Team – Annie Hammett and Emma Wells

The Endeavour prize went to Alice Davis and Olivia Bracey Davis.

This event combination with the RS200 Class proved to be a big success and one the RS Feva Class would be delighted to host again.

RS Feva Class Chairman Jon Webster thanked the Principal Race officer James Gollop for another superb weekend of racing, the safety team and all the volunteers who endured a cold blustery weekend on and off the water supporting the event and finally Lennon Racewear for their support to this great event.

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Overall Results:

RS Feva

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1230Dylan McPhersonDylan CollingbourneBurnham SC12316‑1013
24179Harrison PyeFergus PyeDraycote Water SC3352‑11316
35846Pierce HarrisAlfie CoggerWindermere School4(UFD)183420
45625Ewan WilsonTeddy FergusonWormit Boating Club5‑7452723
53672Alexander RatseyBertie RatseyRoyal Western YC682‑107124
65627William CaigerCaitlin MorleySevenoaks School815634‑1636
75453Joshua DaviesJack OakleyRoyal Hospital School758‑159837
85028Matt TaylorWill CaronBrightlingsea SC114‑18481138
95029Tom StoreyOliver KentYorkshire Dales SC21(DNC)71RET48
102047Isobel Taylor‑JonesHarvey OSullivanRoyal Harwich YC‑1712711131255
116305Anne Marie RatnageAlice ParkerSevenoaks School920‑221810259
125626Sophie JohnsonBecky CaigerBlackwater SC‑1514126151360
134079Annie HammettEmma WellsHayling Island SC161114‑2514661
144626Tim HireAbby HireRoyal Lymington YC14‑19916121465
156311Ellie WildIzzy WillisSevenoaks School10910‑24191866
166505Rupert JamesonOssian BracegirdleHayling Island SC‑2217111317967
175288Caitlin WebsterAmelia WebsterRoyal Thames YC2427(RET)95570
183733Joshua DaviesIan RatnageSevenoaks School136171921‑2876
195517Maggie RickmanNancy RickmanPapercourt SC21‑251312161981
206318Angus KilpatrickArchie StokesHayling Island SC12181617‑232184
216199Ethan GerrellTom BarnesQueen Mary SC‑25132314221789
223737Elias MarchettiFederico RomaSevenoaks School19‑221522181589
235900Andreas PurseMarcos PurseBough Beech SC1821‑25202420103
243373Ching WongElinor OlearyIsland Barn Reservoir SC(RET)1027232522107
254904Katheryn BynePhoebe JonesDraycote Water SC2628192120(UFD)114
261915Lauren DiscombeSophie DorringtonHayling Island SC20(RET)28272624125
274407Ollie JenkinsJosh HobbsHayling Island SC27(RET)21263025129
282837Emma HutchingsEliza SouthPagham YC‑302920302926134
296364Thomas WhiteJosie MeredithPapercourt SC(RET)232428DNC23135
304624Alice DavisOlivia Bracey DavisGreat Moor SC‑312429292727136
315775Sophie DennisDilly AlaHayling Island SC2316(RET)DNCDNCDNC150
326272Lucy HowarthHelena WatkinsPoole YC29262633(DNC)DNC151
335719Jorja MarshallAlissa MarshallAndrew Simpson Sailing Centre3330(DNC)323129155
34335Ted LaneAlfie SheahanChew Valley Lake SC3231(DNC)3128DNC159
355717Nyah LoweCorey ParkerAndrew Simpson Sailing Centre3432(RET)343230162
365003Lucy HughesMolly ParrishPwllheli SC28(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNC176


PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
11328Ben SaxtonIzzy HamiltonRoyal Thames YC1‑211216
21626Ed WhiteheadGeorgie Vickers/Karen BakerParkstone YC3125‑6314
31628Ben PalmerAmy SeabrightHayling Island SC23‑543416
4854Andy ShawPippa HorneItchenor SC(UFD)9321217
517Ian MartinChloe Martin 4‑7435622
6629Rob HendersonSophie WeguelinHayling Island SC5667‑12832
71347David JessopSophie MearGrafham Water SC65(RET)1041338
81338Morgan PeachMegan BrickwoodRoyal Thames YC104(RET)87938
9626Will TaylorJoseph WellerdUniversity of Plymouth Sailing and Power‑1510768738
101136Martin WrigleyEllie AldridgeWPNSA889910(DNC)44
111495Tim EllisAbbie HewittHayling Island SC(UFD)1712119554
121345JonathanEllen MorleyBurnham SC71311‑15151258
131552Owain HughesIan MairsParkstone YC1311(RET)14111059
14985Chay TaylorNiamh DaviesBurnham SC‑17141012131160
151621Robbie WilsonJenny WilsonWormit Boating Club161581314(DNC)66
161152Joanna TribeNicky JohnsonBurnham SC91614‑18171470
17223Henry JamesonToby AthertonHayling Island SC1419(RET)16161580
18880Paul HammettSuzie HammettHayling Island SC121813(DNC)DNCDNC87
191289Luke ShawJim DriverBudworth SC1820151718(RET)88
20385Robert GullanPete MatthewsItchenor SC1112(DNS)DNCDNCDNC89
21303Flossie TannerLauren PatonQueen Mary SC1921(RET)19DNCDNC103

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