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Hyde Sails team crowned F18 UK Champions

by Jo Roberts & Simon Flack 22 Sep 2015 17:28 BST 18-20 September 2015
Hyde Sails team Simon Northrop and Josh O'Brien crowned F18 UK Champions © Jon Worthington

Hyde Sails team Simon Northrop and Josh O'Brien crowned F18 UK Champions

Congratulations to the Hyde Sails team on their win at the weekend. Simon and Josh raced with a full suite of Hyde Sails, with second and third place using Hyde Sails kites and a further 11 across the fleet. Hyde Sails OL manager Luke Yeates took second place with crew Oli Egan.

2015 UK F18 nationals hosted by SCYC in the idyllic Abersoch was a sparkling success. Three fantastic days all totally different and testing in differing ways.

Day one saw sparkling 10-12knts, day two racing delayed until late afternoon with shifty 4-7knts and day three (big Sunday) saw 19-25knts with wind over tide in race 8 and spectacular downwind legs leaving sailors wanting more more more...

Many whoops, giggles and "yee haaa"s were heard as boats crossed the finish line. A very big well done to Simon and Josh! They didn't have an easy task in being consistent in the mix of conditions and tough opposition but nevertheless came out on top to become F18 National Champions.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
151Simon NorthropJosh O'BrienMinnis Bay SC53311332014
2500Luke YeatesOli EganWeston SC7115627419
3503Matt YoungSimon FarrenMinnis Bay SC202610512319
41828Grant PiggottAdam KayWeston SC24278512021
547John WorthingtonSebastien GreberDee SC68531544123
6501W SunnucksFreddie WhiteBSC4586266225
71511Paul WakelinOli GreberMumbles YC3672488729
81234David WhiteAarron ReynoldsTBYC910443105530
91577Tim NealBob FryParkstone YC17118979638
101825Simon FlackNeil GreenBaal10119979101354
11311John TuckwellChelsea FurberBala111310111211111064
1229Ghislaine MelaineHugo SunnucksWhitstable YC8914191114131267
131024Liz KemptonAliceTMSC12141313101312868
14695Alex ReillyOliver BondWeston SC20151214131220975
155Ian DudleyAdam JonesBala151817121715161186
161495Pete JonesHuw Pugh 131216151618152087
1716Steve LeonardSuzanne ZwaanswijkTMSC141615161416142089
18545James MillerJonny HarrisDee SC1617181718171820103
198John HickmanStephen McGrathBala2020191819191714106

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