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National 18 Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club

by Colin Chapman 1 Aug 2017 10:42 BST 24-28 July 2017

Hayling Island Sailing Club played host to over 70 sailors at the 2017 National 18 Championships in a week dominated by strong winds. Amongst the assembled sailors were double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Gosling, Hyde Sails one design supremo Dave Hall and Scottish Champion of Champions Stuart Urquhart. With the addition of some strong challengers from Ireland, the new Phil Morrison designed fleet was separated by only seconds.

Cork's multiple champion, Tommy Dwyer skippering 'Puss n Boot' showed all his experience early on taking two of the first four races, despite sustaining a leg injury in the first race of the week.

Despite not recording a race win, it was '50 Shades' sailed by Nick Walsh, Rob Brownlow and Eddie Rice that showed great consistency to take the Cock of the North trophy which goes to the boat that wins the first half of the week.

With a planned lay-day on Wednesday, and racing ultimately blown out on Friday, the results of Thursday proved to be crucial. Thursday turned out to be a day of strong winds and exhilarating sailing with winds in excess of 30 knots pushing boat speeds past 20 knots.

Despite being pushed all the way it was the crew of 50 Shades that gave a demonstration of heavy weather sailing to take both race wins on Thursday and with it the championship title. Ewen Barry and the crew of FOMO took 2nd place with a three way tie for 3rd place resolved in favour of Tommy Dwyer's Puss 'n Boot team.

With the stunning new Morrison design on display, the class continued to enhance its reputation for marrying the old and new with the classic 18s racing for their championships on the same course.

Close racing was also the order of the day in that fleet with only 1 point separating the top two boats before discard. In the end it was Tom Reid Nick Philips and Richard Stirrup sailing Theorette that beat Toucou sailed by Brian Hoolahan, Tim Reynolds and Andrew Young.

The fleet now returns to their home clubs to continue the racing season. With recent new orders it is expected that the class will see continued boat sales of this unique three man dinghy built by Rob White and his team at White Formula.

Overall Results:
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PosBoat NameBoat CountrySail NoHelmCrewCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stFifty ShadesIRL405Nick WalshEd RiceRob BrownlowRCYC2‑523231114
2ndFOMOIRL414Ewen BarryStanley BrowneDion BarrettMBSC/ RCYC‑7252125421
3rdPuss in BootIRL402Tom DwyerPeter O'DonovanCharlie MaloneyRoyal Cork Y C1‑641656326
4thSharkIRL418Charles DwyerGratten RobertsRobbie O'SullivanRCYC3166514‑726
5thHowlin MadGBR407Stuart UrquhartRichard UrquhartMartin CrudenRoyal Findhorn Yacht Club94143(DSQ)3226
6thAquadisiacsIRL404Colin ChapmanMorgan O'SullivanRonan WalshRoyal Cork Yacht Club633‑8442628
7thWhite FormulaGBR420David HallChris TurnerMalcolm JaquesBlackwater SC4975868(DNC)47
8thPantherGBR406jessica BerneyHugo BerneyMichael SummersDatchet Water Sailing Club588‑111187552
9thHurricaneGBR401Oliver HousemanSteve WattonAndy BellamyTamesis Club87913129(DNC)DNC73
10thThe ShadwowGBR412David DownsCharlie SpraggsJulian Berney (DNC)DNF101410109DNC83
11thThe Good WifeGBR403Greg LambJeremy VinesRichard LeechHISC(DNC)DNCDNC77DNF10DNC84
12thHighland FlingGBR413Kevin DavidsonClaire LaurieStephen LaurieRoyal Findhorn Yacht Club(DNC)DNCDNC997DNCDNC85
13thOdysseyGBR400Matthew JonesDana ChurchKaan YargicciTamesis Club(DNC)DNCDNC121311DNFDNC96
14thNimbleIRL419Dave ClancyDickie Mc GladeBeckie MurphyRCYC(DNF)DNCDNC1014DNFDNCDNC99

Classic Fleet Results:

PosBoat NameCategorySail NoHelmCrewCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stTheoretteClassic133Tom ReidNick PhilipsRichard StirrupBosham SC1111(UFD)2118
2ndtoucouClassic368Brian HoolahanTim ReynoldsAndrew YoungBosham SC223‑4212214
3rdFinolaClassic225Paddy MiramsRichard WatneyMags WatneyBosham SC332213(DNF)DNC23
4thRuby TuesdayClassic316Matthew GrayStewart ReedTbaBosham SC4543345(DNC)28
5thPegasusClassic98Paul KameenLaura KameenKaren PhilipsBosham SC5456(UFD)53331
6thBellatrixClassic9Frank McCormackMichael CampsKeith BradleyBosham SC(DNC)DNCDNC8574DNC51
7thMuc DhooPenultimate346Trevor ChanterWilliam ChanterBryan ThompsonBough Beech SC(DNC)DNCDNC746DNCDNC53
8thGenevievePenultimate266Charles FoxChristopher PollardStewart ColleyTamesis Club(DNF)DNCDNC5DNFDNFDNCDNC59

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