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VPRS National Championships at the International Paint Poole Regatta

by Keith Lovett 30 May 2018 07:27 BST 26-28 May 2018
International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 day 1 © David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com

The 2018 VPRS National Championships formed part of the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 over the long weekend 26th – 28th May.

Nineteen boats over two classes enjoyed superb hospitality provided by the organising Clubs in Poole coupled with great racing in Poole Bay in glorious sunshine and very light winds.

VPRS One was absolutely dominated by Richard Powell racing his SB20 'Marvel' with seven firsts only dropping back to 4th in one race won by Poole YC local Brendon Pell in his Dehler 29 'Vento Novo'.

'Marvel' being awarded the esteemed 1849 Canford Cup as the overall winner of the entire Regatta to go alongside the VPRS 1 National Championship. PYRA regular Mark Carey racing 'Zorra 3' and Archambault A31 sailed a consistent regatta with a row of 2nds and 3rds putting him into a strong second place ahead of Ivor Graham & Brian Thompson's Dehler 'Deity', National Champions in 2016 and 2017.

Fourth place overall secured by Ed Wilton's First 31.7 'Tom Tit' famed for his barbecuing but still pulling in an impressive scoreline not dropping below sixth in any race.

VPRS Two, racing on a separate course in Studland Bay was equally dominated by one boat, the MGC 27 'Rum Juggernaut' raced to a perfect line of first places by Owain Peters of Poole Yacht Club.

The next three places were split by only one point, with PYRA devotees Clive and Theresa Lawrence deservedly picking up second place. Richard Valentine in his Beneteau 'Mahu Hau Jotun Paints' sharing points with Keith Lovett's Ecume de Mer 'MS Amlin QT' the Beneteau securing the third place on count back.

The VPRS Nationals, now in its third year, remains popular with boats representing no less than six clubs racing.

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmClubRatingR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
VPRS1
1stMarvelGBR3728Richard PowellRORC0.9291-4111116
2ndZorra3GBR 2114LD Mark CareyParkstone YC0.977333222(DNF)15
3rdDeityGBR 8644LIvor Graham/Brian ThompsonPoole YC0.989224-544218
4thTom TitGBR 4150LEd WiltonParkstone YC0.9484553-65426
5thVento NovoGBR 4631LBrendon PellPoole YC0.903512-777628
6thPavlova IIIGBR8399Max WalkerPoole YC0.9877(DNF)8453330
7thBluesGBR 4353Will DennisPoole YC0.908676-886538
8thPhantomGBR 3905RAnthony DugganRoyal Lymington YC1386763(DNC)DNC42
9thWicked WychGBR1950LPaul SheltonParkstone YC0.96698109DNF(DNC)DNC59
10thHope & Glory UNICEFGBR 641Rob GibsonPoole YC1.11710DNF9109(DNC)DNC61
11thChloe GiselleGBR 3802LChloe FrenchRoyal Cornwall YC1.156(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC72
VPRS2
1stRum JuggernautGBR 1691TOwain PetersPoole YC0.869-1111116 
2ndQuadropheniaGBR 1227TClive LawrencePoole YC0.822-5335220 
3rdMahu Hau Jotun PaintsGBR 3955LRichard ValentineParkstone YC0.83842424-622 
4thMS Amlin QTGBR 1972Keith LovettRMYC 0.836332-53521 
5th'Fraid S'eau264Roger BondPoole YC0.863(RAF)4667436 
6thHannah JGBR 7228Richard JohnsonPoole YC0.83466546-734 
7thGenesis16YStuart TerryPoole YC0.8295(DNF)DNCDNS2337 
8thTricanGBR 8876TGiles VigarParkstone YC0.878(DNF)7778846 

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