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RS Tera World Championship at the RS Games, Weymouth & Portland - Overall

by Flynn Davies, UK RS Tera Sport Class Coach 11 Aug 2018 15:25 BST 4-10 August 2018

'A Tale of Two Fleets'

Day one of the RS Tera World Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy brought sun, sea breeze and shifty conditions. With six to nine knots of wind swinging left and right with each phase of lull and pressure inside the harbour. A record 81 entries in the Sport fleet meant that for the first time ever an RS Tera fleet would be flighted. Following three races the 2016 National Champion, Ben Tuttle led by a staggering 21 points, followed by Kiwi Beth Miller. A lesson in consistency for the Pro fleet from day one. Adding to his recent success at the Inland Championships, Max Steele led the sport fleet on count back over reigning National Champ Alice Davis, going in to Day two.

On day two of the RS Tera Worlds sailors were greeted by plenty of sun, but not much wind. Postponed ashore for half an hour, it wasn't long before the wind had filled in to between 6 and 9 and knots, sailors launched at 10:45. With the Sport fleet re-flighted, they were ready to begin their final day of the qualifying series before being split in to Gold and Silver fleet. Race wins went to Ben Tuttle, Beth Miller and Oliver Rayner in the Pro fleet. In the yellow Sport flight, line honours were taken by William James, Max Sydenham and Teddy Dunn, whilst in the blue flight, they were taken by Alice Davis and William Bailey twice. Overall, day two proved to be a tough day for the kids, coaches and race management, with over 6 hours on the water and 100 degrees in wind variation. Heading in to day three Ben Tuttle led the Pros with a gaping 26 point gap ahead of Beth Lewis of New Zealand. In the Sports, Alice Davis led on count back ahead of William Bailey.

On the third day of racing at the RS Tera Worlds in Weymouth the breeze was up to 12-14 knots, just what many of the sailors had been waiting for. The Sport fleet, having completed all six qualifying races, were divided in to Gold and Silver fleets and began their final series. Winners and grinners in the Pro fleet included Tuttle, Blake Tudor and Sophie Johnson. In the Sport Gold fleet, Alice Davis, Olly Peters and Max Steele crossed the line respectively in the three races. Silver fleet successes also went to Megan Rhodes and James Matchette twice. As the sailors came ashore, there were some shaky legs pulling boats up the slipway. Tuttle's lead extended to a whopping 37 points, Miller still in second. Olly Peters headed up the Gold fleet, followed by Max Steele and William James in second and third, both just two points behind. Nickolas Ellis of the Isle of Man led the silver fleet.

Day four of the RS Tera World Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy delivered champagne sailing, with 12-16 knots of wind funnelled through the course by low dark clouds. Tuttle had his sights set on the world title, taking the first win of the day, Abby Hire stepped up to bag a score of 2, 1, 2 and Sophie Johnson won the final race of the day with a comfortable lead. Bullets in the Gold fleet went to William Bailey, Freddie MacLaverty and Gregan Bergmann-Smith. Silver fleet wins were claimed by Ben Stokes, James Carleton and James Matchette. Ben Tuttle, the 2016 National Champion, had now become the 2018 World Champion with a day to spare. Even if Tuttle had two shockers on the last day, counting his previous worst results was still not enough to cost him the championship. Entering the last day Olly Peters led over Alice Davis on count back, William James just one point behind. Nickolas Ellis of the Isle of Man retained his lead in the Silver fleet.

On the final day, the executive decision of the Principal Race Officer, Peter Saxton, to race the RS Aero fleet inside the harbour and based on their ability to cope, proved wise. The wind howled and the rain poured, and with gusts that reached 37 knots, racing for the day was abandoned and the results became final. Truly a tale of two fleets, the Pro fleet experienced the largest championship win margin in class history, while the Sport gold fleet witnessed the closest fought racing in class history; just one point splitting the podium.

This year's World Championship featured a regatta fleet for the first time, run by the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre on site. This next generation of 20 Tera sailors from across the country, were put through their paces with training and racing all week. In their final results, Poppy Kilpatrick of HISC took 1st place, Alex Sydenham from Dell Quay SC was 2nd, with Wilsonian SC sailor Charlotte White in 3rd.

Overall Results:

RS Tera Pro Fleet

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1GBR2359Ben TuttleHISC1131221‑211212‑1426
2NZL2111Beth MillerYorkshire Dales SC‑186261‑24291688967
3GBR2391Luke AnsteyFrensham Pond SC‑414‑207761636143571
4GBR2821Theo StewartWindermere School‑24‑3012938475710671
5GBR2025Abby HireRoyal Lymington YC9‑217‑1815515131721286
6GBR1880Tom AhlheidFrensham Pond SC165‑30867‑26871391089
7GBR2950James JohnsonWindermere School14‑26‑2415119561944390
8GBR2560Jake ThompsonFrensham Pond SC61955‑20‑4091191151595
9GBR2897Blake TudorBrightlingsea SC‑21206‑254201813515496
10GBR2167Oliver JohnsonAlton Water SC1014‑283124111010‑271219105
11GBR2612Jack OakleyRoyal Hospital School21815‑362131314220‑418116
12GBR2584Becky CaigerSevenoaks School82518‑341614724‑261313120
13GBR2764Tom Stratton‑BrownFrensham Pond SC13914‑355‑3210122121723135
14GBR2703Sophie Johnson 51719(DNS)(DNC)DNC8513141140
15GBR2410Albert GillmorePaignton SC / RDYC112326‑329133‑3620121116144
16GBR2602Oliver RaynerYorkshire Dales SC237‑271917121221410‑2620154
17GBR2037Jamie TylecoteRutland19101426‑37201815‑302517155
18NZL2086James RussellRoyal Harwich YC‑292721128211715(DNC)17207165
19GBR1484Felix PowellOrwell Yacht Club171111‑45‑49361442361629167
20GBR3257Esme BarracloughYorkshire Dales SC28‑359‑423128231689612170
21GBR1693Fergus PyeDraycote Water SC‑482913‑332210241911181818182
22GBR2442Dylan McPhersonBurnham Sailing Club151617‑43‑3519221713292311182
23GBR3442Jakey WoodHayling Island SC422210‑47431235361617(DNC)197
24GBR3211Joseph WarwickerBough Beech SC40(UFD)331124156‑4122151921206
25DEN2097Nils ChristensenFrederikshavn Sejlklub71542638183134‑482531‑57229
26GBR3897Albert BarberRoyal Lymington YC‑4934‑38381316193026222722247
27GBR2879Eilish GrahamDerwent Reservoir SC12121627273929293723‑45(DNC)251
28DEN1487Viktor JensenSKB Denmark308252818113544‑464522(DNC)266
29GBR2402Jacob KnockPort Dinorwic SC2631813442934‑54‑51243535279
30GBR2145William BalchHayling Island SC3113323029‑46282824‑363234281
31GBR1769Caspar BartonBough Beech2033540194836‑64(DNC)282440293
32GBR2171Carys AttwellRutland SC353231291030‑442730‑403732293
33GBR3262Imogen WadeNorthampton SC3(UFD)45228503253‑54193344309
34SWE3590Aron WärnbergLjungskile Segelsällskap4339‑492425‑47303234432125316
35SWE3592Hanna WallströmLjungskile Segelsällskap343837‑4732222733274129‑49320
36SWE3591Tage BarneLjungskile Sailclub‑ LJSS47333417343133‑482832‑5733322
37GBR2344Esther TuttleHISC252436233035‑63464037‑4928324
38GBR2305William SunderlandOlton Mere SC393639211442462025(UFD)44(XPA)326
39GBR888Elizabeth LewisFrensham Pond2242234633‑52392433‑552839329
40DEN1486Oliver SkafteSKB38414220‑5025‑432642313926330
41GBR743Lizzie FosterEmsworth4622291436‑515037323438(DNC)338
42GBR309Maddie BilbroughHISC3737443723233847‑50(UFD)3038354
43RSA3575James VonkGLYC42‑514341461241252947‑5948374
44GBR2936James KnightDraycote Water SC‑5345464842172545393840‑53385
45NZL3261Jorja marshallASSC44404751‑61‑55522318524330400
46GBR1637George OvertonRoyal Lymington YC2743403939264852‑5339‑5651404
47GBR3436Tom WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC‑6048103152‑65406052333450410
48GBR1885Isabella HughesDraycote Water SC45‑57512243‑57425544424243429
49GBR2323Imogen PalmerCorinthan Otters50494844‑5145‑604338444624431
50GBR2549Abigail LarrNorthampton SC3353‑58524149473847‑564727434
51GBR560Ffion BaileyPort Dinorwic SC32444116574157‑58‑59515255446
52RSA3574Jamie McGillivrayRYC‑6454‑65536034583135545337469
53GBR3361Oscar JacksonIsle of Man5252‑64‑635453544031603645477
54ROU3581Bianca Nicoleta SulcaStiinta Constanta‑6255‑62504556453943535536477
55GBR2968Tom JohnsonWindermere School55(UFD)5355‑5633375655465052492
56GBR984Sarah ProbertBCSC / SWYSA545656‑624844‑614941584841495
57GBR3588Dylan WeirRestronguet SC575850493727494260(DNC)(DNC)DNC496
58GBR3038Adam LarrNorthampton SC51285959405951(UFD)(DNC)3560DNC509
59GBR2104Harry StembridgeRoyal Lymington YC‑65595258533853‑6257506246528
60GBR2835Nathaniel Pritchard JonesLeigh and Lowton SC585055‑6459545559‑61485142531
61GBR985Ollie WilliamsEmsworth SC36466160‑645856505657‑6359539
62GBR3251Callum FraserBurnham Sailing Club59475454‑62‑62625745615454547
63RSA3573Cameron HillsRYC56‑60‑60575860595149595847554
64USA3583Eoghan GlosterSanta Barbara SeaShell6163635663‑64‑656158626158606
65GBR3422Lucy RyanBrightlingsea SC666266655561(DNF)(RET)DNC496456611
66GBR678Stephen CartyBurnham SC63615761‑656364636263‑6560617

PosNatSail NoHelmClubF1F2F3F4F5F6Pts
RS Tera Sport Gold Fleet
1stGBR2287Olly PetersHayling Island SC41332‑524
2ndGBR798Alice DavisGreat Moor SC13‑943324
3rdGBR2671William JamesPSC TCYC2422‑6225
4thPOL2505Max SteeleWelsh Harp SC521139‑3543
5thGBR3159William BaileyRipon SC684(XPA)10846
6thGBR1901Max SydenhamDell Quay SC7‑9665455
7thGBR1874Tristan AhlheidFPSC‑1411558659
8thGBR2969Felix StewartWindermere School36‑111041061
9thGBR2386Teddy DunnIsle of Man YC10719‑2011775
10thGBR3140Gregan Bergmann SmithHayling SC‑1957914189
11thGBR2743Joeseph BlakerBenfleet YC9‑201415201293
12thROU3582Noel Matei VoinescuClubul Sportiv Stiinta Constanta181010‑191611106
13thGBR2611Freddie MacLavertyLlandudno/ Rydal School12‑212111116119
14thGBR3000Brett TudorBrightlingsea SC‑31158141713122
15thGBR1906Toby HatsellMIddle Nene SC21‑33.51825727128
16thLTU2853Evelina JokubauskaiteTBK111416‑311915128
17thGBR2162Freddie SunderlandOlton Mere SC1333.5(DNC)72336134.5
18thGBR2941Akira BlackahWelsh Harp SC8‑2612241225135
19thGBR1922Fflur PiercePDSC/Rydal Penrhos20281729‑4117149
20thDEN1111Jeppe KratSejlklubben Køge Bugt‑331913281826151
21stGBR2114Thomas BatesRipon SC(UFD)2215123731163
22ndSWE3593Vilgot HjortLJSS2816272224(DNC)171
23rdGBR2603Matthew RaynerYorkshire Dales/ Ripon SC30172023‑3118171
24thGBR3587Samuel GriffithsRLymYC‑35253282628175
25thRSA3580Rhys WhitfieldImperial YC‑292324181522178
26thGBR2156Jac BaileyPort Dinorwic SC171222‑342120181
27thGBR2623Max TaitLymington Royal‑32183027289186
28thGBR625Ben StokesHayling Island SC22132526‑3314193
29thGBR2632Jack BernardBlackwater SC24(UFD)26331319203
30thGBR2154Tilda BrayshayRipon SC153128‑392924207
31stGBR3091Toby Smith 2329311725‑33207
32ndGBR2842Oskar ShepherdGreat Moor26‑3736322721208
33rdGBR2040Oliver PhillipsRoyal Lymington1627‑38163034215
34thGBR2687Joshua HawkinsHayling Island SC253537‑382230226
35thGBR2392Oliver Stratton‑BrownFrensham Pond SC27363535‑4037228
36thNOR822Olivia RawlinsonConiston363023‑373229231
37thGBR2597Oliver ThompsonHISC38243330‑3923240
38thGBR1591Harry McTiernanBrightlingsea SC3732342134(DNC)248
39thGBR3496Adelicia LavenderFelpham SC34(DNC)29363532254
40thSWE3595Sigrid BeckmanLjungskile Segelsällskap39(DNC)DNC4136DNC278
41stGBR3250Kai BlackahWelsh Harp SC(DNC)DNCDNC4038DNC297
RS Tera Sport Silver Fleet
1stGBR2784Nickolas EllisIsle of Man YC33476‑16121
2ndRSA3577James MatchetteImperial YC1911‑2041129
3rdGBR3192Harry WestRoyal Lymington YC‑12105622133
4thGBR3597Josh StokesHISC75‑208311135
5thNZL3255Alissa MarshallASSC4‑1661054140
6thGBR2886James CarletonPapercourt SC‑23632118145
7thGBR2353John BridgemanLeigh & Lowton SC/Consiton SC‑2411115817146
8thGBR2872Holly MitchellHayling Island SC5‑13941112147
9thDEN3585Emil Boie JensenSKB DENMARK927‑22126158
10thRSA3576Ashley LaylandMossel Bay YC South Africa‑204149103168
11thGBR3596Ben F StokesHISC179131‑2219184
12thGBR3253Toby PearsonBrightlingsea SC‑221910161914186
13thNZL2739Nathan RussellRoyal Harwich YC27241613(DNF)9200
14thRSA3579Hannah Maria SasmanImperial YC2572‑311613206
15thGBR3445Megan RhodesSWYSA1158‑281423208
16thGBR1690Maya Bergmann SmithHayling SC214(UFD)14DNCDNC211
17thGBR3242Lian WhelanHISC168‑2512921211
18thGBR2090Toby ThompsonFrensham Pond SC29(DNC)1521510216
19thGBR2645Joseph HendersonWHSC6‑31281977216
20thGBR3598Henry PattenRoyal Lymington YC15‑261911135220
21stGBR2092Archie DunnIsle of Man YC18‑2323172118231
22ndGBR2670Alex BakerHISC10‑3217242729234
23rdDEN3584Magnus WøldikeSejlklubben Rødvig Stevns1418222918‑30241
24thGBR745Marcus EdwardsRoyal Lymington YC11(DNF)DNC251715247
25thGBR2893Edward EelesBrightlingsea SC(UFD)12DNC2720DNS257
26thDEN2745Anton BoaSejlklubben Koege Bugt212212‑353126265
27thGBR2125Rebecca KnockPort Dinorwic SC‑342118302322266
28thGBR2573Thomas Banes‑WalkerFrensham Ponds SC2817(DNC)233820280
29thRSA3578Jessica MatchetteImperial YC332821(DNF)3031289
30thGBR1761Toby FieldEmsworth SC820(DNS)183727295
31stGBR2664William JohnsonAlton Water SC(RET)DNCDNC153436298
32ndGBR2456Lauren Attwell 1327263325‑38304
33rdGBR2827Charlotte StembridgeRoyal Lymington YC(DNC)RETDNC32428307
34thGBR1387Charlie BakerHISC322527‑342824311
35thNOR2365Max RawlinsonConiston SC(RET)DNCDNC323534317
36thGBR415Sophie PearsonBrightlingsea SC303024‑372925327
37thGBR1879Violet EdwardsRoyal Lymington YC35(DNC)DNC262632341
38thGBR2738Dylan PhillipsRoyal Lymington26(RET)DNC393333367
39thGBR3586Finley SouthonBough Beech SC3129(DNC)363235368
40thGBR3263Harriet WadeNorthampton SC(DNC)DNFDNC383637384

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