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Volvo GJW Direct Topper Inland Championship at Grafham Water SC

by Andre Ozanne 10 May 2016 15:25 BST 30 April - 1 May 2016
Timothy Hartnell during the 2016 Volvo GJW Direct Topper Inlands at Grafham © Peter Newton

193 sailors and their families headed for Grafham for the early May bank holiday being the annual Inland Championships for Topper sailors in the 5.3 and 4.2 rigs. With some blue skies and gentle breeze, racing got under way and a couple of races were completed when a 28 knott plus squall caught out a number of sailors with quite a few capsizes both fleets races were abandoned and all sailors headed back to a hectic shore,within 45 mins they were back out racing.

The wind increased and decreased and kept all sailors on their toes, in the 5.3s Hugo Burrows, Harris Cartright, Samuel Cooper, Calum Bell and Nicolas Welbourn all looked good on the overnight scores but with some other sailors with black flags nothing was certain for the next day. In the 4.2s no black flags so Bill Hudson Leo Wilkinson James Deaton Monique and Ollie VO were all counting some good scores James was on top and looking very consistent.

With a slightly earlier start on Sunday sailors were welcomed with a good breeze and sunshine club racing and training to the east of the water and 193 Toppers more to the west today made an impressive Sunday morning spectacle.

In the 4.2s James kept up the consistency but with the first race won by Ollie and then another race win by Leo, James was not left alone at anytime, the lead group of 8 sailors traded places and came off the water having learnt and loved their days sailing with big smiles. Maisie Bristow and Catherine Albone kept up their consistency and had some great tussles to finish the championships as 2nd and 3 rd females. So at final prize giving James was awarded the 4.2 Inland Championship a worthy and popular win with Leo in second and Ollie third.

The 5.3s had a great final days sailing and completed 9 races a compliment to the race team and the safety team a huge job to keep the wheels turning. Some issues relating to redress hearings from the previous days sailing held off the final standings but eventually this was resolved and low and behold Timothy Hartnell from Lancing SC took the Inland Championship having suffered two high scores on the Saturday he really changed his fortunes by some consistent low scores on the Sunday so a big pat on the back to him. Harris kept up the pressure and managed to sneak 2nd one point less than Samuel.

Ella Hemeryck closed out the female Title finishing up 6th overall and close on points to the 4 boys above her on the score sheet.

Huge thanks from the sailors to the massive effort of the race team, safety team and the office team who make these large events run smoothly and only on the odd occasion does the class have the hiccup which delayed the prize giving.

The Topper class is now on a break for a while after having two National series events two weeks apart the next event is the NS 5 event at the Mountbatten Centre in Plymouth on June 18th. In the in-between time there are many local area traveller events to provide some competitive sailing while we all wait for the next big one.

As always we are very appreciative of our sponsors Volvo Cars UK, GJW Direct Insurance, Optimum Time Clip Displays and Sailing Solutions by Rooster for their support of the class.

Overall Results:

4.2 Rig

OverallSail NoNameClubAgeR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st47426James DEATONRoyal Harwich YC13311311‑5111
2nd47807Leo WILKINSONMaidenhead SC12‑5322341318
3rd47620Oliver VENNIS‑OZANNEHill Head SC1244‑61523221
4th47466Monique VENNIS‑OZANNEHill Head SC14125563‑7729
5th21137William HUDSONNewhaven & Seaford12273‑217114438
6th47086Iwan ROBERTSClwb Hwylio Clywedog SC128‑1897852544
7th47077Thomas WILLIAMSONIBRSC1271071410‑1661064
8th47752Cormac O'BRIENIBRSC13155461212‑161266
9th46970Thomas WILLETTLlangorse SC109‑25111220791179
10th45155Robin STEINCrawley Mariners YC1214‑21813119101479
11th47503Samuel CARRLoch Venachar SC131814‑20841515983
12th47685Samuel BRACKLEYFelpham SC1217‑2210159881683
13th46127Ceri ROBERTSClwb Hwylio Clywedog SC111120‑231116617889
14th40795Maisie BRISTOWIBRSC1312‑32199141418692
15th47354Catherine ALBONECYC/Milton Keynes SC13‑1915131717131217104
16th47654James SMAGGASGALEHOAC / Queensmead12101215181821‑2218112
17th46519Daniel CLEARYFishguard Bay YC12139‑241922221315113
18th47653Miles RIPLEYPaignton SC1122616‑2713172119114
19th47858Gruffydd GREENCardigan/Teifi Boating Club13‑2511181023191420115
20th47085Jessica ROBERTSCardiff Bay YC136132123‑26202322128
21st47539Noah SHERRIFFChew Valley Lake SC / Allaboard1323‑29292519181113138
22nd45437Mark RIPLEYPaignton SC1216191734242528(DNF)163
23rd46148Archie BURTONBeaver SC102416(DNC)2427272621165
24th47780Aaron EVANSSilverwing SC13(DNC)DNCDNC2021027DNF167
25th30422Timothy EVANSHaversham SC/Priory SC1129‑30271621262523167
26th42612Alexander MACLAYGrafham Water SC112133(DNC)41523DNFDNC168
27th47731Jess COCHRANEYealm YC1220812283431(DNC)DNC169
28th42040Harriet SACKERBurnham Overy Staithe SC1128272226‑29241926172
29th47156Eliza SOUTHStokes Bay SC1126231430‑31292925176
30th44671Hector MELLORCarsington SC Derbyshire12‑3431282928342424198
31st28987Daniel PERKINSJETs/Portchester SC103017(DNC)2225DNCDNCDNF202
32nd45566Edward LEARYNBYC1027262531303330(DNF)202
33rd29048Andrew SCOTTDale YC1031343035352820(DNF)213
34th Ben ADLERCCSC10332826323232(DNC)DNC219
35th Tia ADLERCastle Cove SC123224(DNC)333330DNCDNC224

5.3 Rig

OverallSail NoNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st47902Timothy HARTNELLLancing SC‑331‑1583232120
2nd47835Harris CARTWRIGHTClyde Cruising Club(BFD)6‑944421425
3rd47768Samuel COOPERWest Lancashire YC4737‑10‑811326
4th47646Hugo BURROWSWest Oxfordshire SC33‑10‑93566228
5th45197Nicholas WELBOURNHykeham SC‑247925152‑1431
6th46315Ella HEMERYCKNYC/HYC6‑93‑109429235
7th47836Calum BELLHelensburgh SC/Loch Lomond SC22(BFD)208‑2535141
8th46624Piers LUXFORDRoyal Harwich YC & NBYC222‑23‑241553341
9th44813Jake BOWHAYHill Head SC/Stokes Bay SC9(BFD)(BFD)1216123447
10th46701Elliott KUZYKParkstone YC‑30119(UFD)13177755
11th47952Christine WOODClyde Cruising Club119‑2711110‑2914662
12th47799Thomas PARKHURSTBeaver SC125‑44‑295311161062
13th47195Sophie KIRKStokes Bay SC7(BFD)1656‑201441365
14th47740Morgan SMITHHollowell SC8112‑23151767‑2166
15th47754Hakan DIGBYQueen Mary SC17(BFD)146166‑264669
16th47636Christiaan WAKEFIELDParkstone YC1938‑271110(UFD)61572
17th47533Krishan BHOGALManor Park SC5122010‑26‑22813573
18th47647Morgan ARCHERBlue Circle SC‑164‑20916167111174
19th47806Toby COPERudyard Lake SC7.5(BFD)52013‑227121478.5
20th47432Millie ALDRIDGEParkstone YC39‑434197‑28231782
21st47792Frances FOXCVLSC168(BFD)134131814‑2086
22nd47076Ben NICOLLWest Oxfordshire SC11(BFD)‑17161714491788
23rd45443Scott PARKERParkstone YC14(BFD)21868‑24181590
24th46940Andrew HOMERDalgety Bay SC2614‑363‑2972451695
25th47338Oliver KINGWest Oxfordshire SC(BFD)81215102519‑2612101
26th47443Brandon BANNERLeigh & Lowton SC13DGA‑301523‑2716108102.8
27th45770Magnus HANDLEYQueen Mary SC3154‑361415‑34828105
28th47306Jake SCOTTDale YC265‑39‑3526212026106
29th47603Ollie HOLMESSt Mawes SC‑2812(BFD)16281115169107
30th47808Coco BARRETTIBRSC / VR Race Team2710214‑33‑36132725118
31st40929Beckett MARSHALLHykeham SC141814224(DNC)‑471932123
32nd47350Liam SCHIESSChipstead SC34(BFD)819191511‑4518124
33rd4092Rhys CHANDLERClub Hwylio Bala SC(BFD)(BFD)17281212102027126
34th47522Scott WILKINSONRye Harbour SC‑67(BFD)46733162835129
35th45402Trent DUHRKOOPBeaver SC‑5021281234149‑4011129
36th47569Finn ROBARTSFishguard Bay YC‑3735624‑4512311012130
37th46919Daniel THOMPSONQueen Mary SC(BFD)163326‑411815157130
38th46875Harriet LEEYorkshire Dales SC‑2511(BFD)181518222324131
39th45497Gemma MCDONNELLHollowell SC42324‑2513‑37222521132
40th47785Milly JINKSPlymouth Youth Sailing1513‑5321‑3223132524134
41st44352Benjamin REASONHarwich Town SC‑3716‑41113220142122136
42nd47568Abigail HOLDENHorning SC/Snowfakes SC20(BFD)1819222121‑3716137
43rd47751Harry PULFORDLlyn Brenig SC274(BFD)(UFD)171111DNC138
44th43150Dani MIDDLETONSaltash SC19(BFD)36‑371213101832140
45th47303Isabel WALLWORKRedesmere SC1329131820‑30‑432229144
46th43170Ishbel ZUURMONDMengeham Rythe SC10DGA138227‑63‑4739145.4
47th47748Andrew STURTHollowell SC46(BFD)29(UFD)4124195146
48th47638Jenna VINCENTParkstone YC‑4617‑47221841261213149
49th47860Angus KEMPParkstone YC/Poole YC12(DNF)22‑341829321719149
50th47302Edward BROWNBroxbourne SC23DGA(BFD)23‑5119121725149.9
51st47087James PERCIVAL‑COOKENorfolk Broads YC/Horning SC/Snowflakes4320(BFD)223098‑4718150
52nd45299Eve KENNEDYParkstone YC5821(BFD)7(UFD)233189157
53rd47658Dan BATTYDorchester SC / Oxford SC‑50(BFD)2613721412623157
54th47605Max KAVANAGHHowth YC525671781920(DNF)(DNC)161
55th47716Mia MURPHYRoyal Cork YC‑5224‑5629276232428161
56th45142Lowri BOORMANDale YC1810103137‑422035‑43161
57th47126Oliver FELLOWSCastle Cove SC29132112‑56‑43193037161
58th47684Ellie EDWARDSNorfolk Broads YC Horning SC/Snowflake232424‑489‑32233227162
59th46303Lorcan KNOWLESLeigh & Lowton SC22DGA13131‑373322‑36166.6
60th46225Duncan LLOYD EVANSMumbles YC/New Quay YC7.536736379(XPA)‑3838170.5
61st47680Euan HARRISDeben YC34(BFD)41‑443024181519181
62nd47264Rachael MCCLUSKEYLeigh and Lowton SC3626727(DNC)28‑383129184
63rd46117Luke BEUVINKRoyal Corinthian Otters1734‑5814541117‑5641188
64th47386Beth ALBONECYC/Milton Keynes SC‑58232230‑5024363320188
65th47030Matty COHENFOSSC‑44DGA13‑572729272833189.3
66th47783William ADLERCCSC‑5625‑5033492636138190
67th47928Charlotte GORDONParkstone YC61911‑462243‑534644191
68th47559Max BEANEYParkstone YC1833‑54214217‑533030191
69th46439Harry MOFFATTHunts SC‑68141843‑5240512110197
70th47399Tamsyn HILLSSaltash SC3215‑47‑472528344223199
71st47794Alice SENIORPlymouth Youth Sailing1(DNF)2825‑4330424331200
72nd47853Charlie SOUTHStokes Bay SC10(BFD)(BFD)32603393422200
73rd45236Mary TILLINGChew Valley Lake SC332042‑5720363031(TAL)212
74th47531Curtis MCKAYHOAC / Queensmead20DGA(TAL)546354527‑53213.4
75th47538Finlay TULETTDalgety Bay SC9(BFD)3345243130‑5847219
76th46961Rebecca ROBERTSCardiff Bay YC‑6522‑49442939253231222
77th47461William HARRISONMarconi SC‑5430383035‑44283630227
78th47116Christopher HASLAMHickling broad SC/Hickling Norfolk4343351723‑463335‑46229
79th42990Molly NIXONWLYC31DGA35‑50‑4534442434239.1
80th47414Benjamin MCELROYCCSC / VR Race Team21(BFD)68342134(XPA)2933240
81st45625Suzanna HOMERDalgety Bay SC‑64282542404525‑5238243
82nd47956Anabelle ESQULANTDocklands Sailing and Watersports Centre29(BFD)34‑591452463736248
83rd46891Maximilian HATTERSLEYCarsington SC/Derbyshire‑53405338214429‑6126251
84th47765Marcus HOWARDRedesmere SC11DGA324734‑515138‑60253.5
85th5George VINCENTParkstone YC305311323942‑5951‑65258
86th47769Angus FELLOWSYYC/PYS4041‑54‑514431352940260
87th47277Poppy WRIGHTBeaver SC1518‑6543‑6241435053263
88th46482Olivia MCKAYStarcross YC452223554235‑6451‑59273
89th47731Thomas COCHRANEPlymouth Youth Sailing/Yealm YC‑56373826364044‑6056277
90th47518Aled LLEWELLYN‑JONESSaundersfoot SC2831‑5242485237‑5542280
91st47641Sam JONESHill Head SC / Jets26DGA63958‑6060‑6247280.8
92nd47801Eabha STRONG‑WRIGHTLlandegfedd SC32273746‑5555‑594143281
93rd33091Richard TOWNLEYRoyal Harwich YC24(BFD)484036‑60404945282
94th47601Jack BURKEPennine SC48DGA(BFD)3533‑54503637285.3
95th44631Scarlet DESORGHERNotts County SC38(BFD)463284958‑6665287
96th46521Josh HALEL.V.S.C‑52422645(UFD)46453945288
97th47953Tamsin DODSWORTHPapercourt SC41‑513133‑5651474840291
98th47637Emma JAMESParkstone YC2144‑6048‑5838414654292
99th47120Catriona WARBURTONLoch Venachar SC364719‑6338‑66565048294
100th47649Finlay SWANTONFelpham SC355032‑6953393949‑54297
101st45732Ioan DAVIESPembrokeshire YC‑553950‑602638465346298
102nd47723Charlie TURNBULLRutland SC5938(BFD)11595635‑6341299
103rd46481Benjamin JUKES‑BENNETTLlyn Brenig SC45DGA2941‑60‑59553949305.1
104th47665Finlay ADAMSONDowns SC4432(BFD)49314856‑5848308
105th46046Lily BARRETTIBRSC57(BFD)513548‑643733TAL310
106th44583Joseph DORMERQueen Mary SC62DGA‑64‑713945274444310.5
107th47657David PEATYWorcestershire Schools Sailing and Canoe254915644750‑65‑6663313
108th47124Georgia PHILLIPSLlangorse SC40(BFD)34542557(DNF)5658324
109th46387Matilda GREGSONStarcross YC4131494954‑615843‑62325
110th46178Isabel LAMBChester Sailing and Canoeing Club39DGA43‑56‑7455493456326.8
111th43183Sonia EVANSHaversham SC/Priory SC47DGA455538‑5839‑6155328.8
112th47488Toby PEARCEHorning SC42(BFD)(BFD)285149555749331
113th47437Adam GRIMWOODChipstead SC381731526365‑71‑6866332
114th46837Joan LAYCOCKPoole YC/Spinnaker SC5127‑5754‑5547485452333
115th45658Ben LATHAMErrwood SC/RWBSC57DGA(BFD)37‑6153384551333.4
116th47599Oliver CARRLoch Venachar SC‑71(BFD)59585753404039346
117th47855Harriet KIRKStokes Bay SC6928(DNC)‑735059524842348
118th44131Niall SCHIESSChipstead SC60(BFD)3056‑6650624450352
119th47795Aimee STEPHENSONLlangorse SC/Worcestershire Schools Sail61(DNF)2562464852‑6460354
120th47954Josie MEREDITHPapercourt SC49DGA39505356‑61‑5955354.8
121st44902Douglas LAMBChester Sailing and Canoeing Club51(DNF)1651‑6462546261357
122nd47537Austin WRIGHTPennine SC35(BFD)4053476560‑6759359
123rd47725Ellie WALLIsland Barn Reservoir SC66(BFD)DNC63(RET)32324151362
124th45547Isha LOUDONUpton Warren‑7030556644‑70576057369
125th47600Oliver BURKEPennine SC63455640615748‑65‑69370
126th47523Charles CADINSt Catherines SC4726‑7159‑7154576864375
127th42046James DENNYst edmundburys sailing and canoing acoci‑7429724159615069(TAL)381
128th35933Charlotte KEYSBroxbourne SC‑66335761‑6964624264383
129th43128Matthew DOLICZNYCotswold SC72DGA555240(DNS)(DNS)5752388.3
130th47950Leon STEINCrawley Mariners YC64(BFD)51‑694369615250390
131st46653Harrison WRIGHTPennine SC60DGA46‑6852476765(TAL)396.8
132nd45586Oliver LEARYNBYC. Horning48DGA‑736149636754‑73403
133rd46611Miles EVERETTLlangorse SC42DGA27‑71706866‑7170403.6
134th47834Hamilton ROAFChipstead SC39(BFD)40626470‑717068413
135th45972Rachel WYSSHollowell SC‑7348(BFD)665763635957413
136th46888Daisy DESORGHERNotts County SC‑704644676267‑686763416
137th47656Joshua PRICESolva SC6532636463‑68‑696467418
138th45735Gus MCKENZIEYorkshire Dales SC53(BFD)4265‑7266646367420
139th47764Kamran EWBANKStaunton Harold SC61DGA69‑7066624953‑70422.5
140th46126Charles CLOSEQueen Mary SC59(DNF)525867‑72547269431
141st24986Jacob ATKINSStokes Bay SC49(DNF)457069‑71687168440
142nd47949Annabel SUMERAYPapercourt SC55(DNF)6167656769‑7061445
143rd4631Natasha HEMERYCKNYC67(BFD)4853686970‑7372447
144th47162Eleanor WHITEBlackwater SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC686558665566455
146th45877Angus JAMIESONHorning SC6915BFD72(DNC)DNCDNC(DNC)DNC464
147th47101Jude SINGLETONHollowell SC54DGA6265737373‑74‑74468.5
148th34024Bethan MCROBBIEHykeham SC62(DNF)706068‑74726972473
149th47207Jessica DODSWORTHPapercourt SC68(DNF)397467DNCDNC(DNC)DNC479
150th45565Tristan HILLSSaltash SC‑7552DNE72707172‑7371485
151st18277Eve BHOGALManor Park SC63(DNF)66‑737172707271485

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