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Wayfarer National Championships at Parkstone Yacht Club - Overall

by Geof Gibbons 11 Jun 2013 11:51 BST 6-9 June 2013

The last day of the championships, Sunday, featured warm sunshine and breezes right through to the prize-giving held on the terrace at Parkstone YC. There were some stand-out performances in the fleet. Guy Marks sailing with son Tom finished an excellent 13th in conditions that did not favour his lighter weight or the Mk2 model he was sailing.

Elise Beket in her new boat Mk IV 'Doei Doei' (Dutch for 'Bye Bye') executed a classic RYA capsize recovery with her dad Evert sitting on the thwart as the boat came upright for which they received the race team's discretionary prize of the day – a pair each of Sperry Topsider shoes. Other Sperry winners were Jackie Dobson and Terry Berrett in 'Captain Jack' for their continued courtesy, thanks, and friendly acknowledgements to the race team while the Whitehead brothers were praised for their smiles and graceful acceptance on being black-flagged in the last race!

Overall, the only race winner not a previous National Champion was Brian Lamb with crew Tony Hunt in their new Mk IV 'Fleeced Lightning' who took the first race. Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend in 'The Poacher', took two races but Dave Wade and Alex Davies in 'Cannon Aid' took the remaining six to comfortably win the 2013 Wayfarer National Championship title from Michael and Simon in second and Richard and Mark Hartley in 'Just Chance' third.

The Silver fleet result was overturned on the last day when Tim and Jacqueline Townsend in 'Descant' had a much better day than overnight leaders Steve Haley and Kate Wyatt in 'The Black Pearl', winning a McNamara Sails genoa as part of the prize.

The Bronze Fleet, for people competing at their first open event, or for cruising boats, had entries from as far away as Yorkshire Dales SC - Kate Mellor with dad John crewing in 'Aoewen', 2nd, but was won by Phil Powell and Derek Shipley in 'I Told you So!' from the home club who received a new cover from Rain and Sun as part of their prize.

Several prizes were awarded under a tally number raffle draw with Ian Clarke and Mike Acaster in Papillon receiving a Pinnell & Bax Genoa, Tony Cooper in 'Angels Share' a Raymarine MicroCompass, Glynne Marples in 'Scarlet and Green' a Banks over-boom cover and many more receiving prizes from Hartley Boats, Allen Brothers, English Braids, and the Quay West Chandlery located on the Parkstone YC site.

One of the biggest cheers at the prize giving was for the volunteers making and serving tea and cakes in the dinghy park each day on coming ashore. This Parkstone Wayfarer tradition will again be in evidence at Poole Week(end) over the August Bank Holiday for all Wayfarer sailors.

A big thank you to all the above-named sponsors who donated prizes and also to North Sails and their local agent Time on the Water for running the training day with two professional coaches. Finally many thanks are due to Craftinsure, and James and Sylvia Wenyon for their financial support, and to Musto, Sunsail, and Yachts and Yachting, who all contributed to the successful running of the event.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoFleetBoatHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st10729GoldCannon AidDavid WadeAlex DaviesNorthampton YC‑31‑411112115
2nd10648GoldThe PoacherMichael McNamaraSimon TownsendNorfolk Broads YC‑8‑5132221226
3rd10918GoldJust ChanceRichard HartleyMark HartleyRYA2224344(DNF)‑772
4th10616GoldCraft InsureEd WhiteheadJames WhiteheadParkstone/Filey SC64‑724634(DNS)80
5th10618GoldGeorgeous WorgeousQuentin StraussSarah BurgessUpper Thames SC10‑376‑147373491
6th10688GoldBig DipperBill WhitneyLisa WhitneyShoreham SC4‑133‑115758864
7th10768GoldPork Pie ChaserColin MaySarah WallisParkstone YC56‑858‑986358
8th10934GoldFleeced LightningBrian LambTony HuntWilsonian SC1310‑15‑2356101184
9th10866GoldCaptain JackJackie DobsonTerry BerrettParkstone YC12‑20‑1761689513106
10th10788GoldExpeditiousBarrie FrenchMark FisherParkstone YC9713‑19101311‑2212116
11th10609GoldGreen WelliesRichard StoneCatherine GoreMedway YC‑191114161516(DNS)115148
12th998Gold Trevor NewleyGiles BowmanEmsworth SC138‑191813‑21101515132
13th7470GoldCompleat FiascoGuy MarksTom MarksBough Beech SC‑2014‑2281714151219141
14th10855GoldStudland SeahorseGeof GibbonsNick GibbonsParkstone YC7181110619(DNS)29(DNS)185
15th10739GoldArctic FoxSteve CollinsPete CollinsMinima YC1112‑2713‑331516924160
16th10921GoldAngels' ShareAnthony CooperPaul FreyDatchet Water SC‑2722211214111216‑23158
17th10666GoldDevils AdvocateRichard PakesDoug ScottHaversham SC171518‑2219101317‑26157
18th10797GoldBlack DiamondBjarne Thaarup ClausenHans W HansenRoskiide Sejlklub1519152812‑29147‑30169
19th10710GoldDanegoldMichael McKechnieGraham IrelandWeir Wood SC181059(DNC)(DNC)DNC216219
20th9768SilverDescantTim TownsendJacqueline TownsendMedway YC(DNS)171217(DNS)2218249206
21st10803GoldNo Strings AttachedJonathan ChristieSimon HarringtonAldeburgh YC21‑2392011(DNF)221821186
22nd10716GoldZig ZagChas HammondMandy HammondShoreham SC149202422‑2623‑3117186
23rd10650SilverThe Black PearlSteve HaleyKate WyattParkstone YC26212423181220(RAF)‑29217
24th10608GoldLoch InnAlan ChaplinPhilip AytonShoreham SC16161679DNSDNF(DNC)(DNC)246
25th10952SilverAnamcaraMonica SchaeferDave MoyGreystones /Stokes SC22‑2723‑352020191925210
26th10848GoldAvatarSimon CoxDave MitchellParkstone YC‑312825312117(DNF)2510229
27th9301SilverUbiqueChris ParishRobert CrockettMedway YC25‑32262925‑35261318229
28th10777SilverJellibelliRussell PerrySteve SwainHaversham SC292930‑4126182527‑34259
29th10906SilverPapillonIan ClarkeMike AcasterBartley S.C.23‑3128‑333025272328248
30th10953Silver Elise BeketEvert BeketWV Vremdijck(DNS)303126(DNF)23213435287
31st10258BronzeI Told You So!Phil PowellDerek ShipleyParkstone YC32‑3534‑392930313520285
32nd10792SilverScarlet & GreenGlynne MarplesPauline SnyderParkstone YC30242932(DNF)(DNS)DNS2832298
33rd10556SilverPippinMichael DillistoneOwen ChaldecottCastle Cove SC2834‑40272834(DNF)3827297
34th796SilverRollin In CloverMike KinnaRoss DoveyRoyal Lymington YC34‑403330272733‑3733294
35th10673SilverIs'creamJane PottsRoger PottsParkstone YC(DNC)(DNC)DNC21DNSDNF242022319
36th10778SilverJandiGraham StonesIrene HincksLilliput SC24333525(DSQ)(DSQ)DSQ4214323
37th1162BronzeAeowenKate MellorJohn MellorYorkshire Dales SC(DNS)(DNS)38383124283238318
38th9068BronzeWatery MomentsKim GavinSarah FroudParkstone YCRAF(DNC)(DNC)DNC24DNF1714DNS336
39th7497BronzeWave the WillowRobert ParnhamElliott MarksBough Beech SC35‑38‑37373232303337311
40th10928BronzeWhatknot IIIan FyfeEmma FyfeLilliput SC(DNS)3932‑42DNS31293631327
41st8832BronzeMistChris DurrantRon MehtaStone S.C.36363634343334(DNC)(DNC)343
42nd9646BronzeWhale SharkRichard SpencerVanessa SpencerParkstone YC33(DNF)3936(DNS)28324036328
43rd1759Silver1759Roger GibbsJ. GibbsMedway YCDNS25(DNC)DNF(DNC)DNCDNC2616356
44th10628SilverSambaSteve Walder‑DavisBarbara Walder‑DavisParkstone YCDNS26(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC30DNS396
45th9848BronzeDignityPaul GoodwinPhilippa GoodwinParkstone YCDNS414140(DNC)(DNC)DNC4139398
46th10610BronzeRuddy DuckPete StratfordKaren StratfordParkstone YCDNS(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC3940425
47th10916BronzeSapphireJames WenyonDavid WenyonParkstone YCDNS(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC446
48th8795BronzeBeagleTrevor CardDavid WallParkstone YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC450
48th10828GoldNutcrackerRay ScraggJill ScraggParkstone YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC450
48th10598GoldMarauderCath LonghurstTracey NewmanParkstone YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC450

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