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Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 2 at the WPNSA

by Patrick Croghan 13 Oct 2016 22:35 BST 8-9 October 2016
Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 2 at the WPNSA © Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv

Fifty-three 29ers travelled to Weymouth for the second Harken Grand Prix of the 2016-2017 season.

As the 29ers were sharing the venue with the 49er/49er FX Nationals, we sailed inside the harbour on the first day. Despite this, the wind was consistently above 10 knots with the odd gust of 12 making for exciting racing with large splits in the fleet and plenty of overtaking opportunities on the downwind legs. Max Clapp and Rosgo Banham had a great start to the event, winning the first race and coming fourth in the second. Also up at the top were Hannah Bristow and Emily Covell with a second and an eight, as well as Dan and Fin Armstrong who were counting a seventh and a third halfway through the first day. After four races Max and Ross had edged into the lead closely followed by Hannah and Emily with Patrick Croghan and Dom Lewis and James Hammett and James Eales only a few points behind.

After sailing on the first day, a number of sailors were given an opportunity to grab a ride in a 49er or 49er FX with the two fleets mingling at an evening dinner complete with a competition to see how fast you could pull up a 49er Spinnaker (thanks to Shock sailing and Optimum Time for help and prizes here) and a talk from some RYA 49er/49er FX sailors and coaches.

The second day was looking much windier as we arrived at the club, and the news that we would be sailing in Weymouth Bay which led to much excitement around the boat park. The wind tailed off throughout the day and was generally very up and down – this led to very challenging racing with most teams struggling to keep their results consistent. Hannah and Emily were not one of these teams, however, and posted 2,5,1,1 to take home the overall win with a clear lead counting just 22 points from 7 races to count. The first time ever, we think, that an all girl Team have won a UK 29er GP event.

A Black Flag Disqualification in the last race allowed Max and Ross the privilege of an early shower but meant they only just clung on to second place from Patrick and Dom finishing two points behind them having sailed a consistent series despite not winning a race. James and James finished in fourth, just five points off second with two race wins under their belt. Dan and Fin were fifth and George Tardew and Freddy Simes were sixth. Sarah Jarman and Nick Devereux took home the first mixed pairing in 9th, and Ewan Luke and Zac Blomeley were first Juniors in 15th. Steve Norbury and Lucy Tardrew took the over 30's prize and could well threaten the top guns in the fleet at future events if their Tokyo 2020 Nacra campaign doesn't get in the way.

Well done to all the competitors – the standard of racing was very high and the conditions were very challenging. Our thanks go to all the volunteers who made the event possible, as well as the Race Officer and the WPNSA for hosting the event. In addition thanks to Harken the event sponsor as well as Shock sailing and Optimum Time.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st2379HANNAH BRISTOWEMILY COVELLLEIGH & LOWTON SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC2‑838251122
2nd2507MAX CLAPPROSGO BANHAMROYAL SOUTHERN YC / BEWL VALLEY SAILING14510147(BFD)32
3rd2341PATRICK CROGHANDOM LEWISQUEEN MARY SC / BOSHAM SC41324‑1634434
4th2344JAMES HAMMETTJAMES EALESHISC / RLYC5111‑14419637
5th2337DAN ARMSTRONGFIN ARMSTRONGRTYC737‑155125746
6th310GEORGE TARDREWFREDDIE SIMESHISC9101213323(BFD)52
7th2399BOBBY HEWITTMATTHEW LECKIELEIGH & LOWTON SC / LEIGH AND LOWTON SC1112139‑32108366
8th2304NICK ROBINSBILLY VENNIS OZANNEHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC‑161491167131070
9th2025SARAH JARMANNICK DEVEREUXRLYMYC / BUDWORTH SC14118191092(BFD)73
10th1504ELLIE WALTONJOSH DAWSONDRAYCOTE WATER SC / PWLLHELI SC13724114(BFD)12576
11th2347FREYA BLACKORLA MITCHELLHISC18610318‑3520277
12th2236CHARLOTTE ORMERODDANIEL LEWISOXFORD SC / DRAYCOTE WATER SC316111281916(BFD)85
13th111COURTNEY BILBROUGHHANNA BRANTHISC / OXFORD SC61934611610(BFD)92
14th2203HATTIE ROGERSTILLY MATTHEWSROYAL LYMINGTON YC / CARDIFF BAY YC/ROYA82(BFD)23122415993
15th2493EWAN LUKEZAC BLOMELEYLLANDUDNO SC21‑2842918212297
16th2118JAMES HOLLISJAKE HARDMANRTYC / HISC15156‑27192161698
17th2292ED NORBURYBEN TODDWARSASH SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC‑25172277112412100
18th2046OLLIE DIXONDYLAN WALENDY‑ WRIGLEYROYAL HARWICH YC / HARWICH TOWN SC19211451513‑2220107
19th2111HARVEY MARTINTRISTAN PAYNEOGSTON S.C. / HAYLING ISLAND SC105(BFD)2623281114117
20th2343BELLA FELLOWSANNA STURROCKYEALM YC / LOCH TUMMEL SC/ROYAL TAY YC269‑272113152719130
21st2545CHRIS JAMESJAMES HALLHISC/ROYAL SOUTHERN YC / HISC‑3424201728171417137
22nd2416JAMES LEETCHJESS FLINTRUTLAND SC17‑3628282220188141
23rd2040RYAN BUSHLOUIS GIBBSBRISTOL CORINTHIAN YC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE2318‑381617142627141
24th2173ETHAN LEAHYROBERT RICHARDSONWINDERMERE SCHOOL / RWYC/ULLSWATER YC332216‑433381713142
25th2123JESSIE MAINJESS JARMANWARSASH SC1223152026(BFD)3018144
26th773ALICE SMITHMATT HODGESQMSC/HISC / QUEEN MARY SC‑3026172920222315152
27th2022EMMA TARDREWANNA ROWEHISC / ISLAND BARN RESERVOIR SC20‑35293135161911161
28th2242ELLEN MORLEYHANNAH TUCKERBSC / BURNHAM ON CROUCH SC27272318252725(BFD)172
29th2241TOBY ATHERTONHENRY JAMESONGURNARD SC/HISC / HAYLING ISLAND SC31348242732‑4125181
30th138SAM JONESMATTHEW BAMBERHILL HEAD SC / ROYAL VICTORIA ISLE OF WI373121‑3831303721208
31st2477ALICE HANDLEYZOE JAMESHISC2220193034(BFD)32BFD211
32nd1754MILLIE ALDRIDGEJESS JOBSONPARKSTONE YC / ROYAL TORBAY YC‑3825263436253136213
33rd1972VICKY COWANPHILLY ALAPORTCHESTER SC / HISC/MENGEHAM RYTHE SC3233‑392229383434222
34th1867TOM HOLLIDAYOLLIE DENNISEMSWORTH SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC294240253029‑4330225
35th2113RORY FULTONJAMIE MACAULAYBOUGH BEECH SC2829253221(DNF)DNCDNC243
36th2494MORGAN ARCHERHAKAN DIGBYBLUE CIRCLE SC / QUEEN MARY SC24304633403733(BFD)243
37th1905EDOARDO SIROLLAFEDERICO SIROLLAQUEEN MARY SC‑4138373938313923245
38th2414HANNAH ROBERTS‑STRAWAMY BALECARDIFF BAY YC / SOUTH CAERNARFONSHIRE Y44‑46314642232833247
39th174STEVE NORBURYLUCY TARDREWWARSASH SC / HISC35393542413329(BFD)254
40th1908BETH ALBONELIAM VASSCHICHESTER YC/MILTON KEYNES SC / FELPHAM(RET)37334144404024259
41st311ROBIN JONESHUTCH HUTCHISONDRAYCOTE WATER SC/HYKEHAM SC / HUNTS SC394832(DNC)45264228260
42nd1041JOE BRADLEYWILL JARMANHILL HEAD SC / WARSASH SC4040‑453637344431262
43rd2028DAISY LEE‑BROWNECAITIE ATKINWHITSTABLE YC‑4744364543423532277
44th403ELLIOTT KUZYKLEWIS BROWNPARKSTONE YC / CALSHOT SC/LYMINGTON TOWN3632423724(DNF)DNCDNC279
45th2206MARA LYONSOPHIE KIRKLARGS SC / STOKES BAY SC45453035474338(BFD)283
46th1702TOBY COPEHARRY PULFORDCARSINGTON SC/RUDYARD LAKE SC / LLYN BRE42414340394146(BFD)292
47th726LAUREN BENTLEYSOPHIE BENTLEYFELPHAM SC43434844‑50454529297
48th470ERIC MCFARLANE BONDJUDE MCFARLANE BONDCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC4847474946(DNF)3626299
49th1385RORY DINWOODIESAM QUICKCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC46494947‑51394735312
50th2327CHARLOTTE GORDONDANI MIDDLETONPARKSTONE YC / SALTASH SC505141514936(DNF)DNC332
51st1220FLOSSIE TANNERELEANOR ELDER (DNS)DNSDNSDNS48444837339
52nd843HUGO BURROWSOLI KINGOXFORD SC/WEST OXFORDSHIRE SC4950444852(DNF)DNCDNC351
53rd871KIYO WONGELLIE WALLIBRSC51525050(DNF)DNFDNCDNC365

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