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40th Anniversary Sprint 15 Nationals at the WPNSA after Day 3

by Peter Stephens 25 Jun 11:42 BST 22-25 June 2018

With the Windsport Support Trailer in full operation over four days at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, it is proving to be a truly memorable celebration of the way to turn 40. With the Sprint 15 Class enjoying both the amazing facilities and sailing location we have also been blessed with fabulous weather and incredibly generous support from the Sprint 15 Catamaran Suppliers too.

On the Friday before the event Windsport ran a coaching session for a few early arrivals with a combination of class room briefing, water time and a de brief afterwards.

Saturday, sponsored by GJW Direct Insurance, saw the whole fleet ready for the first of the three days racing and were blessed with true champagne sailing conditions for the most popular single handed catamaran racing class in the UK. All competitors were welcomed ashore with the obligatory Windsport Watering cans full of Pimms before enjoying supper and the class AGM.

Day two saw a further set of races completed in stunning sailing conditions on a day sponsored by Windsport International and the class suppliers; RWO, Hyde Sails, White Formula UK & English Braids.

The sponsors' flags and banners have been flying daily over the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy during the whole championships. The second day's racing culminated in an official class dinner sponsored by the suppliers to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Sprint 15 catamarans birth. After the most amazing sunset in the west, overlooking Portland Harbour the weary but energised sailors made their way home in preparation for the final days sailing.

With the final day dawning we will certainly be celebrating with the whole fleet shortly as one race is to be run followed by the prize giving. On behalf of the fleet we want to offer a huge vote of thanks to all our Sprint 15 Suppliers for a supporting a great event celebrating the first 40 years of Sprint 15 catamaran sailing, with many more years to come.

Results after Day 3:

PosPro-Am TeamSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
112022Stuart Snell Grafham Water SC1122-621-169
232025Jenny Ball Marconi SC223-1718-11117
321957Liam Thom Shanklin SC5-101124-8619
462018Paul Grattage Shanklin SC-168473-102226
542019George Love Carsington SC63734-226-1029
651923David Ball Marconi SC3-1585-28715341
781963Gary Sverdloff Thorpe Bay YC4413-22-27531847
8122027Mark Aldridge Grafham Water SC-20-236810371347
9111953Chris Tillyer Marconi SC-139121171-13848
10102023Ed Tuite-Dalton Draycote Water SC8149-218-215549
11141940Peter Slater Draycote Water SC1213-28-2013114457
1292024Gordon Deuce Brightlingsea SC1071161414-19-2462
1371977Hector Bunclark North Devon YC21659-29-26121164
14 1790Paul Craft Worthing SC-26-2217189910770
15132020Kevin Kirby Marconi SC(DNF)16184-25199975
16221643Tom Gurney Royal Western YC95(DNF)(DNC)56173476
17181921Steve Healy Thorpe Bay YC7-29(RET)161512161985
18151755Rob Bailey Thorpe Bay YC141220-251823-2614101
19172021Jim Bowie Thorpe Bay YC18191614-232018-29105
20192015Nigel James Marconi SC-25-37221912182520116
21161938Kevin Dutch Seasalter SC-3221-322317242015120
22211256Andrew Heath North Devon YC241125(RET)341314-39121
23191988Jon Pearse Marconi SC152710-3426-312222122
24201339Jason Clarke Marconi SC11312913-3215(DNF)25124
25181913Jan Elfring Draycote Water SC173423(UFD)11-353012127
2621378Dave Rowe Draycote Water SC-28172712192527-38127
27111240Donald Sloan Felixtowe Ferry SC23-36-362824162421136
28221642Daren Fitchew Thorpe Bay YC27-35151535-372833153
29151428Andy Perks Marconi SC302524-32202829-36156
30162017Gerald Sverdloff Thorpe Bay YC19181910(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC158
31201736Bill Hurr Draycote Water SC22261426-3938-4032158
3211983Pete Richardson Marconi SC(DNF)38(RET)DNC21172117160
33141909Owen Jones Draycote Water SC-3620312922-363426162
34131947Andrew Berisford Brightlingsea SC-3328262730-412331165
35121220Yvonne Pike Shanklin SC-31243030-33303128173
36101955John Manning Beaver SC29-4233313129-3523176
37171951Liam Bunclark North Devon YC-4030212437-393937188
3862008Dave Warnock Beaver SC-4132-413616343641195
3982016Keith Chidwick Queen Mary SC38-403733-41273830203
4051744Derek James Draycote Water SC-39-39353838323327203
4191917Dave Clarke Marconi SC3433-38353633-3735206
4241700Steve Pell Draycote Water SC35413939(DNF)4032-42226
4371872Antony Bailey Marconi SC37-433437-43434243236
4421547Aaron KirbyLucy LittlejohnRoyal Western YC-42-44424040424140245
4531519Simon Ball Draycote Water SC43-4540414244(DNF)44254

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