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Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club

by Paul Hammett 13 Sep 2016 08:48 BST 10-11 September 2016

Hayling Island delivers "a game of two halves"

170 Optimists came to Hayling Island Sailing Club over the 10-11 Sept for the second of the 3 major ranking events for 2016. This was the first time HISC, with its growing Optimist fleet, had hosted an IOCA major event in recent years.

The forecast suggested that the extremes of the weather window were due over the weekend and there was some trepidation around the boat park as the fleet mustered on Saturday. However, 4 races over varied conditions were efficiently delivered with a deserving winner Finlay Dickinson, from HISC, taking the title and the new perpetual trophy (donated kindly by the Hammett family and with thanks to HD sails for donating a mini oppy sail for the replica optimist).

Meanwhile, the 1km "sleigh ride" home from Bar Beacon in 28-33 knots for the 110 odd boats that completed race 2 Saturday will go down in the memory for the sailors. The level of seamanship on display from the sailors was extremely impressive with Tim Hancock, the Race Officer, commenting at the end of the weekend that most adult fleets would have stayed in the clubhouse!

The racing itself was undeniably "a game of two halves". After a short delay on Saturday to let the sea conditions and visibility improve, racing started in 18-23 knots and blustery rain giving the heavier sailors a chance to stake their claim for the title. Despite a forecast of an easing wind, the breeze built and built to top out at 26 to 31 knots on the race course (and 33 knots on CHIMET). Kai Wolgram won his two flighted races and led overnight. In second Haydn Sewell had a 2,2 - Finlay Dickinson lay 3rd with a 5,1 and last year's winner Jamie Cook a 2,3 and held 4th.

Sunday dawned with a clear blue sky and millpond like sea – almost a different world. After a short delay the wind filled in and RO Tim Hancock managed to get two races away before the 3pm cut off in 5-6 knots building to 7-9 knots at the end of the 4th race. The winner of the event would need to display a mastery of completely different conditions on day 2.

Despite the wide range of wind conditions the leading boats managed an impressive degree of consistency. Finlay Dickinson took the championships scoring 1,2,1 discarding a 4th with William Pank counting 1,2,3 also discarding 4th taking second on count back from Haydn Sewell on 2,2,2.

The top girl was Maria Athina Vogiatz in 8th overall with India Page-Wood taking second girl and the third girl was Florence Brellisford. The winner of the gleaming new under-11 trophy (kindly donated by Brian Staite) was Henry Heathcote in 15th overall.

The next major event for the fleet is the Volvo Gill Optimist End of Seasons at Rutland in October.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1AR1BR2AR2BR3BR3ACR4BR4APts
16394Finley DICKINSONHISC4 1 2  14
26373William PANKNorfolk Broads Yacht Club 24  31 6
36412Haydn SEWELLRoyal Lymington / Gurnard2  2 2 BFD876
46354Jamie COOKCBYC3 2 4  119
56411Kai WOLGRAMLlyn Brenig / CBYC 1 19 9 11
66219Callum DAVIDSON‑GUILDTrearddur Bay / Shotwick Lake SC11  8 1 211
76410William HEATHCOTERLymYC 613  42 12
86430Maria athina VOGIATZIWeir Wood SC 35  228 16
96328Barty GRAYBowmoor / Tbsc 4 96 26 19
106163Oliver EVANSGurnard SC 8 117 4 19
116402Hector BENNETTRLymYC 2310  83 21
126417Archie LECKIELeigh and Lowton SC23 15 1  622
136369Freddie LONSDALERLymYC / HISC 53  4915 23
146320James FOSTERPoole YC5  10 12 823
156346Henry HEATHCOTERLymYC16  16 5 324
166311Sam DE LA FEUILLADERlym / CSC 308  135 26
176329Nicklas HOST‑VERBRAAKRLymYC 11 326 14 28
186292India PAGE‑WOODHISC10 6 12  2328
196114Oliver MEADOWCROFTUpper Thames SC8  14 21 931
206230Toby SCHONROCKParkstone YC20  20 7 734
216397Florence BRELLISFORDCorinthian Otters22  7 10 1734
226340Oliver PERKINSHISC 127  1547 34
236420Scott FORBESLoch Lomond6  5 24 BFD8735
246304Emily MUELLERRLymYC 1616  146 36
256414Phoebe LE MARQUANDST. Catherine's14  12 23 1036
266299Kuba STAITEHISC38 29 5  438
276113Ellla LANCEHISC21  15 20 540
286258Elodie EDWARDSPwllheli 9 428 28 41
296235Alfie DOWSON MCGILLRoyal Lymington YC 1019  1813 41
305791Drew GIBBONSWest Kirby24 17 10  1441
316142Robert MAWDSLEYHISC19 31 8  1643
326212Joshua MEANSH S C & N B Y C 1418  3211 43
336302Kieran YOUNGSpinnaker SC25  43 6 1344
346378Elizabeth BEARDSALLWarsash SC 7 2117 25 45
356151Drew BARNESCSC / Rlyc 13 2240 10 45
366300Julia STAITEHISC 17 323 29 49
376283Sam DICKINSONHISC9 9 32  4550
386180Megan FARREREmsworth SC26 34 13  1554
396259Keelin GREENEHISC17 26 14  2455
406381Sophie STOATEPoole YC 19 631 32 56
416342Ellie DRIVERBarnt Green SC / Trearddur Bay SC 15 2945 12 56
426101Ben HUTTON‑PENMANCorinthian Otters7  25 25 3657
436407Seb GOTTONBYC15  18 54 2659
446074Arthur FARLEYRvyc / GSC33  24 26 1262
456243Alice SNOOKHISC 33 2719 20 66
466431Samantha EDWARDSHisc / Papercourt 18 1336 46 67
476193Tyler GREENPwllheli13 12 50  4368
486298Ben MUELLERRLymYC18 11 47  BFD8776
496360Maddie LEARYMumbles SC 29 3039 17 76
506398Jamie GATEHOUSEWWSC48 DNC87 11  1877
515964Freddie HOWARTHPoole YC32 25 27  2779
526324Raulf BERRYHISC / Emsworth SC 20DNC87  1149 80
535584Bruno NICHOLASLLSC42  35 16 2980
546092Matilda EVANSBlackwater SC DNC87 3923 18 80
556079Lauren DISCOMBEHISC 2214  45BFD87 81
566343Will MARTINCBYC30 35 18  BFD8783
575889Daisy WESTONDabchicks / RHS43 43 15  2886
586312Jamie WILKINSONHISC 4238  447 87
596345Finn ROGERSSt Catherines31  37 19 6487
606336Finlay CRAIGENRoyal Southern YC34 DNC87 34  1987
616316Emma HUTCHINGSPagham29  19 48 4088
626323Lucy HOWARTHPoole YC 2422  BFD8743 89
636154Gabby CLIFTONDabchicks SC 25 4160 24 90
646347Jonathan BAILEYHunts SC27  28 37 4492
656244Oscar MORGAN‑HARRISRoyal Southern YC47 DNC87 22  2594
666200Kieran LEWISShotwick 3427  3536 96
676297Matt HARDIELymington 3851  9BFD87 98
685943Alex COLESpinnaker51  31 29 3999
696203Jacob FELTONStaunton Harold SC / Draycote SC 5050  3119 100
706275Hannah MORRISWarsash Sc 2149  3052 100
716409William MORRISWarsash Sc36  45 53 21102
726356Henry CHANDLEREmsworth SC1  17 DNC87 DNC87105
735469Tasmyn GREENPwllheli 3542  28BFD87 105
745463Louis MATTHEWS‑RATNERCardiff Bay YC 4120  5545 106
756276Cameron HOOKGSC 4023  4366 106
766009Charlotte LANECAM SC 28 2652 69 106
776250Huw FARMERLlangorse SC 6539  4622 107
786309Saskia LEVY DETHMERSWeirwood Sailing Club49 DNC87 25  33107
796141Daniel SCOTTLoch Tummel/Royal TayBFD87  44 17 47108
806294Jesse KIBBLEWWSC37 37 59  35109
815581Oliver BACKBewl Valley 3732  4267 111
825954Terry HACKERHunts SCBFD87  23 34 57114
836277Guy FARMERLlangorse SC40 33 41  51114
846366Finley HARTSHORNFossc / Bowmoor41  DNC87 39 34114
856273George MAYRoyal Lymington YC45  38 63 32115
866371Joey TAYLORBlackwater SC 39 3675 42 117
875285Oliver WOODLEYBurghfield 32 DNC8751 35 118
885949Charlotte ROCKETTBarnt Green 2624  69BFD87 119
895705Felix GOODMANChipstead 49DNC87  3338 120
905115Luke WATSONEmsworth44 DNC87 33  46123
915598Ben PERKINSHISC 4847  3640 123
926206Derin can SOYERDraycote Water SC 6352  4131 124
936145Mathias POTTERWarsash SC 31DNC87  6727 125
945993Felicity BRELLISFORDCorinthian Otters 46 DNC8757 23 126
956357Jonny LATHAMLeigh and Lowton SCDNC87 53 42  31126
966301Sam SCHOFIELDSpinnaker SC 52 DNC8738 37 127
976348Delfina SESTO COSBYRLYC39 41 48  BFD87128
985940Thicome BIRON‑MONNIERWWSCBFD87 DNC87 20  22129
996269Alexander COGAN SIVARAJANCCCDS 60 4035 54 129
1006147Ellie THOMASCBYC 36 4253 BFD87 131
1016129Alex HOLBORNParkstone YC46  DNC87 38 48132
1026365Millie IRISHDraycote Water SC 58 4629 BFD87 133
1036204Charlie GATEHOUSEWWSC DNC87 DNC8716 34 137
1046325Ethan KNEALECardiff Bay YC53 21 64  BFD87138
1056209Charlotte ALLENDabchicks SC 4444  6651 139
1066098George CREASYWksc DNC87DNC87  2730 144
1075589Edward BEARDSALLWarsash SC 4328  BFD8773 144
1086434Sophie EDWARDSTata Steel S C28 30 BFD87  BFD87145
1096290Charlotte KNIGHTNBYC50 40 56  61146
1106249Kristof JENKINSBurghfield SC 27 DNC87BFD87 33 147
1116313Patrick BEUKENHOLDTScaling DAM 53 4946 BFD87 148
1125812Rufus MARTINRestronguet SCDNC87 DNC87 43  20150
1135909Emily SCHONROCKParkstone YCBFD87 36 49  65150
1146156Rory GIFFORDRoyal Harwich YC DNC87 DNC8744 21 152
1156071Molly DOWSON MCGILLRLYC 57 DNC8755 41 153
1165900Arthur COLLENETTEGuernsey YC 4554  6156 155
1175575Emily ELMSFOSSC 47 4761 63 155
1186352Joshua LYTTLEDatchet / BowmoorDNC87  33 65 60158
1196182Edward BAKERFrampton On Severn Sailing ClubDNC87 46 62  50158
1206051Santiago SESTO COSBYRLYC 56 DNC87BFD87 16 159
1214612Paul BARNESMaidenhead SC56  50 60 58164
1226375Emily CANNCardiff Bay Yacht ClubDNC87  DNC87 40 38165
1236415Finian MORRISPapercourt SC 6148  5870 167
1245252Sam WATSONEmsworthDNC87  DNC87 51 30168
1255902Finlay OLIVERChew Valley Lake SC55  DNC87 72 41168
1266266Agnes BRACEY‑DAVISHISC 51 4869 72 168
1276386Matthew MCLULLICHAberdeen & Stonehaven YCBFD87  34 50 BFD87171
1286211James GIFFORDRoyal Harwich YC 6445  BFD8762 171
1296087Arwen FFLURPwllheli 55 DNF8730 BFD87 172
1306189Madison ALLENDabchicks SC 59DNF87  5657 172
1316400Henry KEEGANParkstone52 DNC87 76  49177
1326425Quinn EDMONDSChew Valley Lake SCUFD87  DNC87 57 37181
1336401Honor PROCTERCardiff Bay YC54 DNC87 73  54181
1346424Oli MALTBYPSC DNC87 DNC8737 58 182
1356418Anna UTTINGStarcross YC DNC87 DNC8758 39 184
1366349Charlie ELSBY‑HARTMANRestronguet SC / Royal Cornwall YC12  DNF87 DNC87 DNC87186
1374911Oscar CAWTHORNEShustoke SC35 DNC87 65  DNC87187
1386288Freya SEWELLRoyal Lymington YC / Gurnard SC DNC87 DNC8754 50 191
1396374George WILLIAMSOTHER 54 DNC8778 59 191
1406164Jenna SNEDKERHayling Island SC 66DNC87  6461 191
1416246Edward ROBERTS‑STRAWCBYCDNC87 DNC87 63  42192
1425736Tilly REYNOLDSCBYC DNC87DNC87  5255 194
1435839Oliver STURLEYParkstone YC DNC87 DNF8721 BFD87 195
1446337Alastair COOMBSLoch Venachar SCDNF87 DNC87 24  BFD87198
1455754Jemima COOKCorinthian Otters 62DNC87  7168 201
1465711Jessica WOODCardiff Bay YCBFD87  DNC87 62 53202
1476168Charlotte BEARDSALLWarsash SCDNC87  DNC87 59 56202
1485788Emma BREESERLymYC DNC87 DNC8774 44 205
1496121Jemima GOTTONBYCDNC87 DNC87 67  55209
1505972Ellie CREIGHTONCBYC DNC87DNC87  7053 210
1515647Freddie JONESHISC DNC87DNC87  7748 212
1526421Felix THOMASBurghfieldDNC87 DNC87 66  59212
1536067Samuel GRIFFITHSRLymYCDNC87 DNC87 77  52216
1545831Anya GOODMANChipstead SC DNC87 DNC8771 60 218
1556286William LAITYRestronguet SCDNC87  DNC87 47 BFD87221
1566100Grace PANKNorfolk Broads Yacht ClubDNC87 DNC87 72  62221
1576046Ethan LightboundWWSC DNC87DNC87  7564 226
1585555Ralph CAWTHORNEShustoke SC DNC87DNC87  7465 226
1596387Oliver HUGHESDatchetDNC87  DNC87 78 63228
1606020James BARRETTBurghfield SC UFD87 DNC8770 71 228
1615624India LANCEHISCDNC87 DNC87 80  66233
1625561Liam WHELANHISC DNC87 DNC8779 74 240
1635735Scarlett CAWTHORNEShustoke SCBFD87 DNC87 68  DNF87242
1636048Sam BAKERWeir Wood SCDNC87  DNC87 68 BFD87242
1656194Ollie MEARSOther SCBFD87  DNC87 73 BFD87247
1665741George LANCEHISCDNC87  DNC87 76 BFD87250
167GRB6278Amy COOKRoyal Lymington YCDNC87  DNC87 DNC87 DNC87261
1676367Yana SKVORTSOVAPapercourt DNC87DNC87  DNC87DNC87 261
1676202Freddie FITZSIMMONSSpinnaker / RLymYC DNC87 DNC87DNC87 DNC87 261
1676279Sam THOMSONEmsworth SC DNC87 DNC87DNC87 DNC87 261

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