Please select your home edition
Edition
Ocean Elements 2018

RS400 Scottish National Championships

by Nick Craig on 14 Aug 2000
The RS400 Scotish Nationals took place at Hellensburgh with only 1 day's
racing in difficult conditions which were dominated by Chris Jennings/Ed
Nicklin. This was a fine performance as most of the top RS400 sailors were
present.

20 boats got away in the opening race to light & fickle winds and a tricky
chop. Chris Jennings/Ed Nicklin won from Tom Hewitson/Rob Sherrington with
Steve Venables/Richard Brown 3rd. Ian Ellis/Claire Buchan and former
Enterprise World Champion Stewart & Sarah Robertson led the chasing pack.
Race 2 was exteremely tight with the wind now increased to force 4 but still
wildly shifty. There were no less than 8 different race leaders! Venables/Brown
thought they had the race in the bag but a big shift to the unfavoured left side
of the course gave Jennings/Nicklin another win with the chasing pack of 6
boats finishing within 20 seconds! The Robertsons were 3rd and Craig
Burlton/Andrew Bonsey pipped Nick Craig/Keith Bedbourough, who had just
jetted in from the OK Worlds in Poland, on the line.

The wind died for race 3 giving the fleet a light wind test. Jennings/Nicklin led
from start to finish to complete an excellent day, followed by
Hewitson/Sherrington. Craig/Bedborough pulled through from a poor 1st run to
3rd, followed by the Robertsons and Gavin Fleming/David Milroy.

With the local pub opening very late, there were some sore heads on Sunday,
which was windless. A trickle of wind appeared resulting in everyone
launching but it died again so racing was abandoned.

The Nationals are at Phwelli in 2 weeks time where Jennings/Nicklin will hope
to maintain their blistering form.

Overall Results:
1st "What do I do with this?" Chris Jennings/Ed Nicklin Burghfield - 2 points
2nd "Skoda" Tom Hewitson/Rob Sherrington Royal Northern - 4
3rd "Custard cream pig" Steve Venables/Richard Brown Shustoke - 5
4th "Get off my land!" Stewart & Sarah Robertson Dalgety Bay - 7
5th "Sailsail.com" Nick Craig & Keith Bedborough Frensham Pond - 8
6th "Ronstan" Craig Burlton & Andrew Bonsey Northampton - 10

Related Articles

Sport England Emergency Fund for Clubs
Opportunity for clubs and community organisations to bid for grants Sport England has announced a £195 million package to help the community sport and physical activity sector in England cope with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Posted today at 3:25 pm
The first episode of On Course
Exciting new series that takes a regular look at the sailing world Welcome to the first episode of On Course, our exciting new series that takes a regular look at the sailing world.
Posted today at 11:55 am
Join upffront.com on the Foredeck
Get a free 50 Euro voucher when you join this exclusive club With the launch of the all-new upffront.com website we are also pleased to present the Foredeck Club, exclusively for boat owners who are serious about their sailing.
Posted today at 11:00 am
National Firefly Class annouce rig modernisation
Sweeping rule changes to the 80-odd year old design The National Firefly Class have announced sweeping rule changes to modernise the 80-odd year old design.
Posted today at 10:04 am
Oman Sail appoints new CEO
David Graham stepping down from his role after 11 successful years After eleven years of exceptional service and leadership, David Graham will be stepping down from his role as CEO of Oman Sail on April 1, 2020.
Posted today at 9:34 am
2020 Atlantic Cup cancelled due to COVID-19
Atlantic Cup Kids programming will be made available virtually It is with great regret that Manuka Sports Event Management announces the unavoidable cancellation of the 2020 Atlantic Cup, which was scheduled to take place June 5-21.
Posted today at 9:08 am
Classic yacht delivered by chinook
Jonty Sherwill gets Cockleshell home for a refit Like so many areas of our life, classic yachting has been badly effected by the lock-down, with many unable to complete refits on their yachts for the 2020 sailing season, whenever that may start.
Posted today at 8:32 am
Star class makes dramatic return for Tokyo 2021
Surprise reinstatement in the Olympic sailing competition With the Tokyo Olympics being delayed for a year, a little-known clause in the World Sailing Constitution has been activated, leading to reinstatement of the Star class in the Olympic sailing competition.
Posted today at 12:00 am
1830 demanding and tactical miles
51st edition of the Solitaire du Figaro to start on 30th August 2020 It looks like being a fascinating programme with four legs to be raced, three of which are 500 miles long and more, which is the sort of racing the sailors love. They will then face a final 24-hour run to complete this three-week long marathon.
Posted on 31 Mar
Melges 24 Worlds date under consideration
IM24CA has been working to find solution to holding the event International Melges 24 Class Association has been working to find solution, that will have positive effects both for our association and sailors, such as finding the way still to have the Worlds in 2020.
Posted on 31 Mar