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Hansa National Championship at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin 17 Jul 2018 07:04 BST 13-15 July 2018

The Hansa nationals took place at Notts County Sailing Club over 13th to 15th July. A superb 29 entries, the highest for a number of years, arrived from all parts of the UK, including Scotland, Devon the south and north of Britain.

The boats are split into 4 classes the Liberty, 2.3, 303 one person and 303 two person, all are small keelboats so they don't capsize. They can be adapted to suit the disability, so motorised sheets for instance allow more sailors to compete, and several boats have wing mirrors for all round vision.

The first day saw racing start around 2.30pm after a smooth launching procedure using our new pontoons and two hoists. There was a light breeze to start with which became a little fitful, but two races were sailed, and the sun came out later in the day.

Saturday started with sunshine and some fair weather cloud and a mirror like calm, however by about 11am the lake stirred as wisps of wind appeared and it soon steadied enough and filled in so a race took place, followed by lunch.

The afternoon race took time to start as the wind shifted back and forth, but after about 20 minutes it settled and stayed and two races were held back to back.

The Hansa AGM was followed by a championship dinner prepared by Notts County's caterer Pauline.

Sunday was an early start but with more wind gusting 12 knot gusts and it was sunny, capping off an excellent event.

The 2.3 fleet saw Lindsay Burns and Jessica Campbell separated by appoint with a string of first and seconds. Whilst in the 303 One Person Mike Everitt dominated with three firsts to count, the next 4 places had 6 points separating them, showing how close the racing was. The Two person 3030 had a similar domination with Natalia and Alan Hillman winning every race. The Liberty fleet was probably the most keenly fought with only 3 points separating the top three.

Prize giving took place after lunch and there were thanks for the club's enthusiasm and care in making it a successful event.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
HANSA 2.3 Fleet
1st2111LINDSAY BURNS FRENSHAM1-2211218
2nd740JESSICA CAMPBELL SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND-21122129
3rd797JOHN HEPBURN SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND(DNC)33333318
HANSA 303 ONE PERSON Fleet
1st2747MIKE EVERITT FRENSHAM-411143111
2nd2524JAMES WOOSNAM FRENSHAM3432-51215
3rd2518LESLIE PHILIP TIDEWAY2-62516420
4th2969VICTOR PENNELL WAVENEY SAILABILITY154-625320
5th2284RORY MCKINNA  -735332521
6th952PETER KING NOTTS COUNTY SAILING CLUB57-9774636
7th2104MATTHEW DALY BSC(DNF)26967DNF41
8th2970ANTHONY BARKES WAVENEY SAILABILITY698498(DNF)44
9th287GORDON WALLACE NOTTS COUNTY SAILING CLUB(DNF)87889848
10th2464HEATHER OPRAY SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND(DNF)101010DNC10758
HANSA 303 TWO PERSON Fleet
1st2294NATALIA HILMANALAN HILLMANNEW FOREST-11111116
2nd1572PETER ETHERTONPETA THERTONFRENSHAM-422423215
3rd2314PHILIP HALLDAVE ANKERSCHESIL2332-44418
4th2748STEPHEN KITSONJANE KNIGHT/ANGELA COXFORDNEW FOREST5453(DNF)2322
5th1954RIK HUGHESJOHN HOWARDRUTLAND3-65635527
6th22848HANNAH SHELMERDINECAROLINEBOLTON SAILING CLUB(DNF)565DNC6635
LIBERTY Fleet
1st2599CHRIS EMMET RUTLAND23242-5114
2nd1010TESSA WATKISS FRENSHAM-1021172215
3rd3068VAL MILLWARD RUTLAND3-44331317
4th1016CHRIS ATKIN HANNINGFIELD4-93214519
5th2557PAUL PHILLIPS FRENSHAM516-963425
6th2402DAVID DURSTON WHITE FRIARS18-9547732
7th2445RIK CASSELL RUTLAND-955856837
8th2723SIMON HARLE RUTLAND86778-9945
9th2600DIANA FAULKS RUTLAND7-1010698646
10th33PAT CROWLEY RUTLAND678(DNF)DNFDNCDNC54

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