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RS Aero Magic Marine UK National Championships at the WPNSA - Overall

by Frances Peters 1 Sep 2015 08:37 BST 29-31 August 2015

Monday brought a light and drizzly morning. The flags were hoisted to signal another day of racing in Weymouth bay and a long sail out to the starting area ensued.

The journey was worth it as the rain soon cleared and the breeze increased to finish with some of the best racing of the series. The handicap race with all 74 boats on the start line and the first race of the day got underway in around 8-10 knots. Wind coming off the cliffs made for patchy conditions and it was all to play for. Henry Jameson came back fighting after losing his lead yesterday and took the bullet in the 5 rigs, hot on his heels was Archie Hainsworth of Alton Water Sailing Club. Meanwhile the Truswell domination continued in the 7 rigs, with Jack Holden making his mark by throwing in a 2nd. Ants Haavel, who had travelled all the way from Estonia to compete, took 3rd. David Rickard led Luke Deegan in the 9 rigs, with Giovanni Belgrano of Gurnard SC in 3rd.

Race two brought a different challenge as new wind funnelled down the valley between the cliffs, giving those who had clocked the gain on the port layline a 'fast forward' mode and leaving the unfortunate souls on the right high and dry. George Catchpole cracked the strategy in the 5 rigs to take the win, followed by Henry Jameson and Debbie Degge. Andrew Snell made his appearance at the top in the 7 fleet, leading Peter Barton and Mark Carleton. Olympic Medallist and Weymouth local, Simon Hiscocks pulled it out of the bag to take his first win of the series in the 9 rigs, ahead of Toby Freeland and David Rickard.

In his element in the building breeze, Will Taylor returned to the top of the 5 fleet for the 3rd race ahead of Harry Jones. The 5 rig series ended with a bullet from Matthew Caiger, which was enough to secure him Bronze overall behind Taylor, who won the first ever RS Aero 5 National title and Henry Jameson, who settled for silver.

The Truswell/Barton battle that had started to become the norm in the 7 rig continued right up until the end, with Truswell coming out on top for the final 2 races, securing himself the title in style ahead of Peter Barton. With this weekend being his first time in the RS Aero, Jack Holden found his feet quickly and sailed a consistent last day to take 3rd overall.

No change at the front of the RS Aero 9 fleet, the final races saw the usual suspects battling it out at the top. Luke Deegan laid claim to the National title ahead of David Rickard and Simon Hiscocks.

It's been a fantastic weekend, with a vibrant and friendly scene both on the water and at the bar in the evenings. So many RS Aeros out on the water over 11 nip and tuck races just a year on from the initial launch of the class has certainly made it one to remember and has given us all a taste of things to come.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11Pts
5 Rig
1stGBR11Will TaylorBrightlingsea SC3132111‑6‑71316
2ndGBR1463Henry JamesonHayling Island SC1‑5112‑64125219
3rdGBR1562Matthew CaigerSevenoaks School22433(RET)23‑84124
4thGBR1543Debbie DeggeBartley SC432563‑8‑733635
5thGBR1183George CatchpoleWaveney and Oulton Broad YC‑7‑866745417444
6thGBR1109Louis WrightHayling Island SC968‑14523‑1046750
7thGBR1173Archie HainsworthAlton Water SC6‑954887258‑953
8thGBR888Harry JonesDraycote Water SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC10456562560
9thGBR1107Ben PoeSutton Bingham SC5479‑11911‑13911873
10thGBR1568Caitlin AtkinBewl Valley SC11711891010‑12‑1491085
11thGBR1108Charlie PearceDabchicks SC1011‑121110799‑12101289
12thGBR1178Cathy BartramChew Valley LSC12129713‑1414‑15111213103
13thGBR1301Emily DavisGreat Moor SC81010‑151411‑1511151514108
14thGBR1029Judith FrenchGurnard SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC131212138101411110
15thGBR1296Maggie DunnLyme Regis SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC1215131214131315124
16thGBR1103Hugo RobathanOxford SC(BFD)1313(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC145
7 Rig
1stGBR1457Glen TruswellCastle Cove SC11‑912111‑81110
2ndGBR1175Peter BartonLymington Town SC(BFD)212122‑922216
3rdGBR88Jack HoldenArun YC‑123734352‑144334
4thGBR1534Fergus BarnhamSnettisham Beach SC2‑634554‑753536
5thEST10Ants HaavelTallinn Kalev YC6‑14496‑118395959
6thGBR1533Finlay BarnhamSnettisham Beach SC(BFD)10‑201476611136477
7thGBR1608Robbie WilsonWormit BC16410153431016(RET)(DNC)81
8thGBR8Nev HerbertRoyal Lymington YC7‑25‑258977511151584
9thNED13Michiel GeerlingBraassemermeer1713‑24178894411(DNS)91
10thGBR1216Mike SaulYorkshire Dales SC15126‑21.5‑1815121810168112
11thGBR1222Luke MapleyFelpham SC14713517‑22‑2614201212114
12thGBR1120Tom PartingtonHayling Island SC1816‑227‑21191481996116
13thGBR1551Nigel RolfeBurghfield SC‑21151619‑2210131661014119
14thGBR1575Mark CarletonPapercourt SC817151120‑2525123‑2619130
15thGBR1142Rob BeatonRoyal Plymouth Corinthian YC‑191818613‑211617151817138
16thGBR1209David EllisLymington Town SC35210121318(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC139
17thGBR1305Ed StoreyYorkshire Dales SC and Ripon SC13211716101815‑221814(DNC)142
18thGBR1Tim PetersHayling Island SC42212121114(RET)625(DNS)DNC144
19thGBR1171Ffinlo WrightIsle of Man YC108‑2913‑28261926121911144
20thGBR1428Peter TownendChelmarsh SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC181512111322810147
21stGBR1302Karl ThorneRoyal Lymington YC/Keyhaven YC20‑29823‑2617211972116152
22ndGBR1653Peter FreelandDowns SC92023‑2525‑281721171318163
23rdGBR1089Kent MartinOgston SC111914‑262323‑2723211713164
24thGBR1079Paul RobsonReading SC511192816‑3023252429(DNC)180
25thGBR1015Chris HobdayGurnard SC2291120191610(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC183
26thGBR1509Peter CraggsYork RI SC2428‑31‑2914202028232224203
27thGBR1694Nick NeveRutland SC2723212724‑2928152823(DNC)216
28thGBR1689Andrew SnellArmy SA(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC20177225
29thGBR1211Nicholas EalesLymington Town SC23‑313024‑33242424312421225
30thGBR1500Christopher CopeIsle of Man YC2930‑32‑3329272230272723244
31stGBR1601Paul HarwoodWimbleball SC282628‑3030‑313027292522245
32ndGBR1705Neil WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC30‑32(DNF)323292931302825246
33rdGBR1618Dave HarrisSevern SC26272721.531(RET)(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNC284.5
34thGBR1206John HobsonNotts County SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC29262020285
35thGBR1367Harry JonesDraycote Water SC(BFD)245(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC295
36thGBR1029Judith FrenchGurnard SC253326(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC312
37thGBR1570Robert HoldwayPoole YC3134(DNC)3127(RET)DNSDNCDNCDNCDNC313
9 Rig
1stGBR1485Luke DeeganAntigua SC12211122(DNS)1‑313
2ndGBR1018David RickardGurnard SC‑51‑73221135220
3rdGBR1205Simon HiscocksWeymouth and Portland NSA‑6(DSQ)32333412122
4thGBR1669Giovanni BelgranoGurnard SC‑114‑1611544383951
5thGBR1208Matt ThursfieldChelmarsh SC454‑121055‑1178553
6thGBR1036Ian SwannHayling Island SC23‑205411(RET)6127454
7thGBR1489Toby FreelandDowns SC7‑10‑139969524657
8thGBR1298Richard WatshamStarcross YC‑975678676‑9759
9thGBR1172David BatchelorIsle of Man YC‑166124814‑1510461276
10thGBR1023Gareth GriffithsIsland Barn Reservoir SC8‑179713‑1513910111191
11thGBR1581Ben RolfeBurghfield SC381812128(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC102
12thGBR1689Andrew SnellArmy SA129610677(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC107
13thGBR999Ben WallisSpinnaker SC13‑22‑221611101015111215113
14thGBR1184Robert FreelandDowns SC10141113‑1716121314‑1713116
15thGBR1135Phil WhiteFrampton on Severn SC‑221210151817‑191213138118
16thGBR1637Adrian NealSutton Bingham SC‑181517‑201413141491510121
17thGBR1404Ade WhiteNotts County SC(BFD)11814(RET)DNSDNS8510DNS131
18thGBR1132Chris JamesExe SC1716‑23‑2319181717171814153
19thGBR1157Chris SmithPoole YC1520‑2121‑22191118151916154
20thGBR1207Mark TissimanChelmarsh/Saundersfoot SC202115‑22212016161616(DNS)161
21stGBR1370Jim HoodLymington Town SC2113(RET)1715918(DNC)DNCDNCDNC168
22ndGBR1490Martin ClarkeHykeham SC1919141916(RET)(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNC187
23rdGBR1206John HobsonNotts County SC1418181820(RET)(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNC188
24thGBR1097Chris JonesChelmarsh SC232319242321(RET)19(RET)14DNS191

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