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Topper SE Travellers at Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club

by Ian Lambert 7 Jul 2010 08:33 BST 3 July 2010
Toppers beating across from Seaford Head during the South East Travellers event © Howard Minto

22 experienced helms from 9 clubs enjoyed brilliant conditions at Seaford Beach.

The wind shifted as forecast from offshore to onshore just before the first race, delivering easy launching and a flat sea with slack tide and a wind gradually building from 10 to 16 knots. Darren Field from the hosting club won the first race, closely followed by last year’s winner Felix Crowther from Queen Mary. Early leaders Clive Jackson (Papercourt) and Jonty Freeman (NSSC) conducted a private duel leaving them with 3rd and 4th respectively.

Races two and three saw Jonty and Felix holding off the pack to take two firsts and two seconds respectively, with Louis Knevett (NSSC), Niall Houston (Hayling Island), Alex Geal (Pevensey Bay), and Dan Archer (Bewl Valley) pushing the leaders hard. It was a tired fleet that went back to the beach for lunch.

After an hour in the sun watching the surf build, only 15 boats launched to enjoy fantastic conditions with a consistent 16 knot wind and a long swell.

Stamina and fitness played a large part in the final 3 lap race and at the final gun Jonty Freeman (NSSC) had consolidated his earlier wins with another first.

Prizes:

1st Jonty Freeman (NSSC) 3pts
2nd Felix Crowther (Queen Mary) 6pts
3rd Louis Knevett (NSSC) 10pts
RO Prize, most cheerful sailor, Katie Wood (Weirwood)
RO Prize, most helpful sailor, Darren Field (NSSC)

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st45818 /2Jonty FreemanNewhaven and Seaford-41113
2nd46223 / 34Felix CrowtherQueen Mary vSC222-56
3rd35199 / 29Louis KnevettNewhaven and Seaford-1434310
4th46216 / 577Niall HoustonHayling Island Sailing Club6-103211
5th17501 / 49Clive JacksonPapercourt36-9413
6th44954 / noneDarren FieldNewhaven and Seaford1-117816
7th45976/41Alex GealPevensey Bay-955616
8th46851 / 370Daniel ArcherBewl Valley746-1517
9th46462 / 647Rebecca ClarkePapercourt57-8719
10th26174 / 688Katie WoodWeirwood-19910928
11th20884 / 57Will ScottIsland Barn SC10815(DNC)33
12th46889 / 235Lucy GatesQueen Mary vSC81312(DNC)33
13th43685 / 264Anna Lucas-ClementsPapercourt11-15131135
14th10 / noneWill BovingtonNewhaven and Seaford-1512141036
15th31229 / noneOliver BatehupBewl Valley-1616111340
16th46221 / 267Angus CouperQueen Mary vSC121416(DNC)42
17th43686 / noneStuart WishartPapercourt1818-191248
18th36708 / noneLuke WiuliamsPevensey Bay131718(DNC)48
19th9066 / 704Nancy ScottIsland Barn SC171917(DNC)53
20th44477 / noneLuke LeckiePevensey Bay222020(DNC)62
21st36577 / noneSuzy GealPevensey Bay212121(DNC)63
22nd28987 / 712Emma CraneBewl Valley202222(DNC)64

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