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RS double hander open meeting at Alton Water Sports Centre

by Mark Smith 17 Jun 2015 08:37 BST 13-14 June 2015

Saturday dawned with a decent wind but very cold and raining and not at all like June. With 14 x RS200s entered and 7 x Fevas and 4 x RS400s this was a big weekend for what started as a small trial event for the venue. OOD Gavin Johnson set a windward-leeward course with a leeward gate to allow the crews to think a bit and got everybody off on time in the morning.

The gusty wind claimed some early victims in the 200 fleet in the initial races and duckings were taken - wisely the Fevas and 400s managed to keep their rigs out of the lake.

Five races were raced on Saturday as the forecast for Sunday was very light indeed. Tired people left the centre that evening and reports of people falling asleep at dinner tables that night were received.

Sunday dawned with a lot more wind than forecast; it was 'howling' at around 6 knots, swinging around the compass and the fleets went out again but waited for a while to see where it was going to swing to eventually. All three Sunday races were completed in a sailable (just about) breeze that filled a little as the day progressed.

In the 400s the racing was dominated initially by Oli Harris and Xander Drayson (Alton Water) who dropped down the list as the wind lightened losing to Bob and Maria Peak (Alton Water) and Dave and Ian Heersum (Hickling Broad) when all the races were completed.

In the Fevas it was close racing throughout especially between Ellen Morely and Sophie Johnson, Dylan Collingbourne and Caitin Morely (all from Burnham) and Matt Smith and Issy Taylor Jones (Brightlingsea/Alton Water and Royal Harwich). With the results going right down to the wire, Matt and Issy won finally, a great result in only their second open meeting in the Feva.

In the 200s Jonathan Lewis, who coaches most of the Fevas, and Jo Tribe (Burnham) won showing that the coach can still walk the walk, but they were chased closely by Kathryn Hutton Penman and Matt (Corinthian Otters) Ben and Liz Alexander (Deben) and Rebecca and Sarah Bines (Brightlingsea).

Towards the rear of the fleet dads whose youngsters were sailing either Fevas or 200s had a great race for the lower places. Hopefully this will be the start of a 200 Eastern Travellers' series in 2016 with a couple of follow on events already scheduled for this year too.

Prizes were presented by Mike Taylor and thanks given to the club volunteers who manned the committee boat and RIB and to the centre staff and catering team.

RS200 Results:

PosSail NoClubHelm NameCrew NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st1345BurnhamJonathan LewisJo Tribe1‑2212‑3129
2nd1142Deben Yacht ClubBen AlexanderLiz Alexander2313(DNC)‑42112
3rd740Corinthian OttersKathryn Hutton PenmanMatthew31‑723‑64316
4th1126BrightlingseaSarah BinesRebecca Bines4‑7‑64113417
5th1290AWSCAshley DeatonJoe Drake‑1045‑8425626
6th626AWSCMike TaylorMatt Taylor(DNF)5412(DSQ)77540
7th794AWSCHobie WrightHeidi Wright5‑9‑106789742
8th540AWSCHarry ForbesLucy Greenwood96375(DNC)(DNC)DNC44
9th879RCYCScarlett AndersonCarl Anderson6‑10‑99696844
10th1253Brightlingsea/ Alton WaterMark SmithMax King‑11‑1311595101050
11th833AWSCJosh RichardsonRichard O'Sullivan8‑128‑131011111159
12th1323RCYCJason PhelpsNick Hutton‑Penman‑1211‑121011108959
13th1412AWSCRoger BakerSarah Baker78(OCS)118(DNC)DNCDNC62

RS400 Results:

PosSail NoClubHelm NameCrew NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st628AWSCBob PeakMaria Peak‑3(RET)1121319
2nd1275Hickling BroadDavid HearsumIan Hearsum22221‑31‑310
3rd1168AWSCOli HarrisXander Drayson11‑3‑3322211
4th590AWSCBarry GarrodJulie Hannatt‑43‑44444423

RS Feva Results:

PosSail NoClubHelm NameCrew NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st5174Alton Water/BrightlingseaMatthew SmithIssy Taylor‑Jones112‑51‑71511
2nd501BurnhamEllen MorleySopie Johson22‑32‑423RDG13.4
3rd4682BurnhamDylan CollingbourneCaitlin Morley331133‑4‑414
4th4875AWSCJosh DaviesHarvey O'Sullivan44535‑6‑6324
5th4361AWSCTristan RichardsonJosie Ruffles(DNC)(DNC)44247627
6th5905AldeburghBethan MatthewLucy Greenwood(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC12128
7th4766Deben Yacht ClubLisa RoseCiara Woodward(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC55236

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