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Crewsaver Topper Inland Championships at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Callum Escritt 25 May 2013 07:15 BST 4-5 May 2013

Arriving at the Crewsaver Topper Inlands 2013 on Friday night for the third national event of the year, we were soon greeted by the very friendly Grafham water staff. We then set off to set up camp for the night.

The Saturday morning was a windy one, top end of a force 4. Sailors started of the day with a large breakfast then rigged their boats and got changed. By the time we had done this the wind had dropped by 5 mph still windy but not blasting. At launch time it was a fast broad reach down to the start line. The first start got away and it was a clean start. Then it was my start this was also a clean start and it was a tough first beat as it was still windy. Dan Budden was leading around the course and wasn't letting anyone past him as he won the race. Joe Mullan won the race in the other flight.

In the break between first and second race the wind had dropped and started to shift but the first flight got away the shift came in and then the race had to be abandoned. The wind had then almost disappeared going down to 5 mph. We were then sent to shore but only so that they could relay the course, this only took half an hour and we were racing again.

The hail started to come down hard and fast but the race still went ahead. Dan Budden the previous race winner managed to make his way up the fleet and win the race. In the other flight I managed to win the race on the last fetch.

Then, for the final race of the day, the wind had dropped even more for the lightest race of the day. Oliver Aldridge winning, Patrick Croghan winning the other flight.

That was the racing done for the day, it was time for the AGM. The event was well attended and ran well.

Sunday the morning wasn't anywhere near as windy as the morning before, it was about 5-10 mph. All the sailors launched and it was time for the racing to start.

The first race was underway and Ben Whaley lead all the way round the course for the first win of the day and in the other flight Ollie Dixon was the race winner.

In race two the wind was still the same and once again Ben Whaley got away and won the race for his second bullet of the day and in the other flight Elliot Kuzyk winning his first race of the weekend.

It was now the last race of the day. Four people could still win the event and is was all down to this race. The top 5 got away, but Ben Whaley was left behind to do turns but was catching fast. Ben Jennings went right up the second beat by himself tacked on the lay line and came in first by a long way in the other race Alexander Hughes was doing the winning. The race win for Ben Jennings won him the event with Oliver second and Ben with an amazing comeback in third.

Prizes were awarded well down the fleet due to generous sponsorship from Crewsaver.

Overall Results:

PosHelmClubSail NoR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1Ben JENNINGSRutland SC4708752‑2322112
2Oliver ALDRIDGEParkstone Yacht Club47432‑104142314
3Ben WHALEYSwanage SC47309‑243411716
4Crispin BEAUMONTBartley40929225‑165317
5Callum ESCRITTYorkshire Dales46888‑101637522
6Joseph MULLANPriory4693917‑15135228
7Luke ROBERTSONNA4735056‑22210629
8Elliott KUZYKParkstone Yacht Club46701(TAL)101431432
9Georgie MCKENZIEYorkshire Dales4741978894‑1236
10Lucy MEARNSLeigh And Lowton SC46654‑189678737
11Nick DEVEREUXBudworth SC46853‑28123114838
12Thomas WALLWORKRedesmere47303‑33631710541
13Calum ROSIEHelensburgh SC45772‑33212661045
14Alexander HUGHESSutton SC4708816712‑1914150
15Phoebe CONNELLANMiddle Nene SC4700399510‑221750
16William BIRCH‑TOMLINSONHayling Island SC46175‑201314731451
17Stephanie WINGEATTLeigh And Lowton SC44777‑34158920254
18Lucy GATESQmsc46889637‑40152758
19Nathaniel GORDONParkstone YC466934231317‑26966
20Harriet WARDHayling Island Sailing Club469694111814‑242471
21Adam FULLEROrwell Yacht Club Rhyc455861759(OCS)152571
22Daniel BUDDENLeigh & Lowton S.c4630311251530‑3172
23Haydn GRIFFITHSLeigh & Lowton SC472113‑331225161773
24Bella FELLOWSYealm YC4739912‑271510191874
25Nicole HEMERYCKNA473079112314‑281976
26Marcus TRESSLERMiddle Nene Sailing Club46222818‑575163178
27Becca TENNEYPennine SC463881535‑41127978
28Clive JACKSONPapercourt1750115411(TAL)331679
29Peter DANIELSSutton SC4543325‑37164241382
30Jack BUTTERSParkstone4489940159129‑4385
31James CUMMINSChew Valley Lake Sailing Club4611611‑363115181388
32Penny GUESSCvlsc47012441318113(BFD)89
33James GRUMMETTBurwan SC4726631216(OCS)372189
34George HUNTERNA47027820223011‑5091
35Elizabeth SHERWOODHayling Island Sailing Club4685221302‑38142693
36Carys RANDERIAHunts46855138‑3720193393
37Rhiannon FLACKNA4720730‑46722132294
38Chloe BARRHillhead SC47078231720‑5129695
39Patrick CROGHANQueen Mary SC4689331141‑45391196
40Jack CAMMANNEly SC44942623133321(BFD)96
41Simon PAGESwanage SC44844‑4221274284102
42Emily LLOYDPlymouth Youth Sailing4634912‑523282129102
43Zak MORTONRutland Sailing Club4730611321021‑7928102
44Luke RAYNERBurton47099191721‑532322102
45Adam RUSSLSC46252(DNF)224221740105
46Daniel MARTINQueen Mary Sailing Club45976‑50162649910110
47Hal SANDERSONRoyal Torbay Yacht Club4708116‑3910352624111
48Harri PAINCardiff Bay YC4739014253524‑5216114
49Ollie DIXONRoyal Harwich YC45571552431112(BFD)123
50Nancy SCOTTIsland Barn Rsc466232114‑38282535123
51Oliver BLACKBURNLeigh And Lowton470763042‑45201715124
52Georgie HOUSTONHayling Island470841331381827‑39127
53Thomas CHARTERHunts Sailing Club41579232227‑581249133
54Stephen CARVERHunts SC4445420372118‑3837133
55James LEETCHRutland Sailing Club22362‑67603521614136
56Daniel BULLRollesby Broad47355‑532624432321137
57George HYETTDowns Sailing Club42079442417‑564212139
58Alison DOLANBlessington Sailing Club46897(RAF)1841234418144
59Sam PLATTBolton Sailing Club446273454‑6254111145
60Michael O'DRISCOLLCrawley Mariners367202741293811(BFD)146
61Jamie CAMMANNEly SC4452226‑6950191338146
62Penny DOWNESChester468792252308‑6236148
63Izzy KINGHollowell Sailing Club4710132‑4017393527150
64Fred GARSIDENefyn463653610265922(BFD)153
65Hannah ROBERTSPwllheli SC4602114‑5530483432158
66Tom JOICEBssc45718(DNC)2942342826159
67James RIPLEYPaignton Sailing Club45437‑622939354315161
68Harry WILLIAMSRdyc4582928394346‑498164
69Phoebe WOODBowmoor4703124342540‑6441164
70Hamish MUNROParkstone46720227652648(BFD)168
71James TULLEYYorkshire Dales Sailing Club4731218166032‑7545171
72Samantha KIMBERLEYNA312233731441347‑65172
73Sam JAMESParkstone Yacht Club4669117‑674564264174
74Megan BOORMANFishguard Bay Yacht Club473897194058‑6658182
75Sarah ALCOCKHunts Sailing Club339864328205734‑64182
76Michael PLATTBolton Sailing Club4588450‑6136163645183
77Alice SMITHPapercourt45732‑553539374925185
78Joe ANSTEENA45353484928‑513228185
79Iain SWORDLoch Tummel Sailing Club465215730292940(TAL)185
80Anna STURROCKLoch Tummel SC47343365549‑733019189
81Daniel TAYLORDraycote Water45614(RAF)4259311840190
82Alexander CLARKEBrightlingsea Sailing Club465202540‑62473246190
83Freddie CRANFIELDHollowell Sailing Club44416414533‑523142192
84Harriet LEEYeadon Sailing Club468754259432429‑72197
85Ethan DAWSONBassenthwaite SC45866‑682556445023198
86Niamh DORANCourtown SC44541(UFD)1966275830200
87Jonathan WILSONWimbleball Sailing Club4738847505331‑5620201
88Hannah STOWERutland SC464304126524735‑59201
89Angus LAWSONEast Lothian Yacht Club47398(DNC)2048363860202
90Emma CRANENA470795247‑58412537202
91Tom RENNYTeifi bc4708531‑8270343634205
92Jack SHEPHERDLlyn Brenig46481‑635133236138206
93Joseph DRAKEWaveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club4452346494045‑5929209
94Freya CUMPSTYChew Valley Lake SC4639635364743‑5650211
95Samuel COOPERWest Lancashire Yacht Club4369460‑7652304030212
96Natalie KELLEWAYBurghfield4733843582827‑7360216
97Chloe BUTTERWORTHPwllheli Sailing Club4677649‑6937563741220
98Grace BRADLEY‑SHANKARDocklands Sailing & Watersports Centre46734543224‑646452226
99Tom JEFFERYBurton4722259‑7154393143226
100Ella METHVENRnsa4592538434250‑6254227
101Hugo HANSENCotswold SC453296257‑64333344229
102Adam ROWLATTRutland4712451‑5351285151232
103Mara LYONPrestwick Sailing Club454004638555441‑78234
104Dylan WALENDY‑WRIGLEYHarwich Town461747044‑71414635236
105Harry MOFFATTHunts Sailing Club42607(DNC)7768552020240
106Zac OREHAWAClywedog Sailing Club472212948‑81375770241
107Anya HAJI‑MICHAELRedesmere4602322‑7353486653242
108Olly GUESSCvlsc4703037519(DNC)DNCDNC243
109Jack STANILANDRedesmere Sailing Club44880‑663366606323245
110Harry ANSONQueen Marys47351(RAF)3834505469245
111Lewis HUMPHRIESPevensey Bay46468324458‑704667247
112Connor HODGSONNorthampton Sailing Club361435257‑75624333247
113Harry PULFORDLlyn Brenig473415161‑75265459251
114Iona DIXONDocklands Sailing & Watersports Centre47029385944‑644862251
115David SAUNDERSHill Head Sailing Club4693719627042‑7363256
116George COLESCarsington Sailing Club35211(RAF)3434815553257
117Ashley DEATONRoyal Harwich Yacht Club44381‑747046365056258
118Georgia KINGHollowell Sailing Club46124‑644650635842259
119Holly DABSONGrafham Water469615941‑63446057261
120Callum DIXONDocklands Sailing & Watersports Centre4679427735172‑7439262
121Emma WRIXONNA44813(RAF)4532527558262
122Oliver GOODHEADSouth Staffs Sailing Club4606439‑6255555956264
123Christopher WHALLEYSpinnaker460922668‑72674461266
124Alistair HIGGINSLoch Tummel SC45152404854‑865374269
125Arabella SABBERTONNorfolk Broads Yacht Club471166153602970‑73273
126Matthew COMFORTRya462716160‑72545744276
127Benjamin ROBERTSSaundersfoot SC467296747‑73632773277
128Ellie HUTCHINGSRoadford Lake Sailing Club458475666‑68595147279
129Lucy ANSONQueen Marys44869(DNC)7977326134283
130Georgia GRICEArdleigh456332928ZFP(DNC)DNCDNC286
131Harry WALLHEADRoyal Harwich Yacht Club47439‑777219746062287
132Rory DINWOODIEChew Valley Lake Sailing Club43150(RAF)8046613961287
133Stanley CHICKBroadstairs Sailing Club46870536378(DSQ)4548287
134Molly SACKERBewl Valley Sailing Club4627456645962‑8447288
135Emma MCCLUSKEYLeigh & Lowton SC4299049505665‑7069289
136Emily SMITHPapercourt45417484365‑776866290
137Edward BARNESPennine SC455703574‑83676557298
138Niamh HARPERLoch Tummel SC47020‑757561536346298
139Matilda MATTHEWSCbyc4623145686746‑7775301
140Eleanor CRAIGStaunton Harold SC46664586763‑7052TAL305
141Peter FREELANDDowns SC461595485(ZFP)764748310
142Zoe JAMESPapercourt467366851‑74606863310
143Charlotte WATSONLlyn Brenig469386956‑82615571312
144Michael CARVERHunts SC36947(DNC)DNC47685355314
145Katherine PARISHStewartby Water SC4074058‑7561577468318
146Thomas WOODINGSCarsington4613563‑8349827649319
147Alexander DUNCANNA46465(RAF)6579694572330
148Cori MCFARLANEPdsc464574‑82756968331
149Matthew LUXTONBurton Sailing Club4611179547671‑8651331
150Murray SCOTTChew Valley Lake Sailing Club46665‑726367686766331
151Fouad GHAREEBLough Erne Yacht Club46563(DNF)7279666552334
152Nina TILLEYLlandegfedd Sailing Club4721976703680‑8574336
153Morgan ARCHERBlue Circle Sailing Club462237364‑78497776339
154Jess SILLITOE‑PRICEClywedog Sailing Club45438647884‑888332341
155Ciaran RANDERIAHunts47158478148(OCS)79DNC346
156Louis BRANDCorinthian Otters46610396664(DNC)DNCDNC351
157Matthew BROWNBowmoor44286(RAF)DNCDNC656936352
158Lizzy MARKHAMUpper Thames4366666588177‑8271353
159Imogen CAGE‑WHITEBvsc4458357‑8480787267354
160Eleanor HENSLEYRoyal Harwich Yacht Club47180717669‑797170357
161James BURTONBeaver3043465‑8383756776366
162Alex WHITFIELDPenarth45663(RAF)6573848065367
163Conor LAMBWhitstable Yacht Club47021(DNC)5684718275368
164Leila MOOREDocklands Sailing & Watersports Centre43563(DSQ)7780667279374
165Rebekah NASHOxford Sailing Club430876071‑86858178375
166Olivia JONESCvlsc4619265797480‑8377375
167Monty FOSTERHunts SC41713(RAF)8157878477386
168Ben CLUBBHunts SC3298381‑8585697180386
169Charlie ARTHURClywedog Sailing Club420836986(DNC)728083390
170William RUSSELLNA (DNC)7871788881396
171Finlay BRECHINDerwent44851(RAF)80767476DNC397
172Ellie AINSWORTHBarnt Green SC45509(DNF)8277797882398
173Ethan PAULWest Kirby Sailing Club4708070848581‑8979399
174Ciara ARCHBOLDBurton31149(DNF)DNCDNC767880416
175Joss CRESWELLNA463018086(DNF)8287BFD426
176Eden LUKEChristchurch44839(DNF)DNCDNC838181427
178Alex HARWOODWhitstable Yacht Club47140(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC455
178Issie BRUTONWhitstable47077(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC455

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