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Oceanair International 14 Prince of Wales Cup

by Mark Jardine 18 Jun 2016 19:10 BST 16-19 June 2016

Katie Nurton and Nigel Ash have won the International 14 Prince of Wales Cup, the one race National Championship for the class. She is the first female helm to win the famous trophy.

We spoke to Katie after the race, "The race was the standard 6-lap windward-leeward but then we had a final leg back into Chichester Harbour to finish off at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The wind was coming from the North with a strong ebb tide so we stayed on the Winner Bank for as long as possible while the two leaders who were Stuart Bithell / Sam Pascoe and Archie Massey / Harvey Hillary tacking out into the main channel as it was getting really shallow."

"Nigel managed to keep the boat heeled at 45 degrees so that we could sail through the shallows and avoid the strong ebb tide. The wind was dropping in the harbour entrance so we went round them and won the race! We hit the bottom a few times and I've got quite bit of work now to do on the hull and foils, but it was worth a bit of filler and sanding."

On the feeling of becoming the International 14 National Champion Katie said, "I'm not sure it's sunk in yet as it feels a bit fluky with the wind dying for the leaders, but I guess we went for it on the Winner Bank and won!"

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoHelmCrewClub
1st1557Katie NurtonNigel AshRYS
2nd1541Roger GilbertBen McGraneHayling Island SC
3rd155Stuart BithellSam PascoeCastle Cove SC
4th1560Dave DobrijevicChris ThomasHISC
5th1519Archie MasseyHarvey HillaryItchenor SC
6th1552Andy ShawAdam LeesItchenor SC
7th1555Neale JonesEd FitzGeraldItchenor SC
8th1559Andrew PartingtonTom PartingtonHayling Island SC
9th1499Christina BassadoneDamian AshItchenor SC
10th1523Kimball MorrisonJeremy FowkeItchenor SC
11th1529Robin PascalMartin PascalItchenor SC
12th1543Andrew PeakeGraeme OliverWilsonian SC
13th1532Adrian WilliamsAndy BrownHayling Island SC
14th1544Ed BrowneMark TaitHayling Island SC
15th1531Andrew PenmanChris WatsonItchenor SC
16th1546Charles DuchesneTom BracewellItchenor SC
17th1530Andy FitzGeraldRichard DobsonItchenor SC
18th1520Paul JenkinsPeter JenkinsEastbourne Sovereign SC
19th1548Julian PearsonMatt ReidOrford SC
20th1517George YeomanJack YeomanItchenor SC
21st1527Philip McDanellLuke BoughtonItchenor SC
22nd1554Peter CrockfordJack Elsby‑HartmanRestronguet SC
23rd150M Thomson  
24th1549Martin JonesIan SwannHISC
25th1512Steve FisherAndy RamusHayling Island SC
26th1488Dominic van EssenSimona SaccaniItchenor SC
27th1489Alasdair CattanachPaul AndersonPrestwick SC
28th1550Tom WatkinsIsabella WatkinsItchenor SC
29th1524Conway ParkeRobert MastermanHISC