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Allen Brothers Phantom National Championship at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club - Overall

by Simon Hawkes 10 Sep 2018 09:41 BST 7-9 September 2018

The sailors were up early for an 0930 launch for a 1030 first race. The weather was clear and dry with a forecast of 12 to 15 knots directly against the incoming tide which was already flooding fast.

Launch time came and the sailors had to work hard against the flow initially to get to the race area for the first race. The tide was pushing hard over the line but only one boat was declared over.

The first out of the blocks and to the windward mark was Ian Stone using his height and power to dominate the 1st beat. The two main contestants for first overall Harry and Andy had managed to bury themselves at the start but managed to work their way up to 4th and 6th at the windward mark. Ian extended to win with Harry second and Andy third. Will Gulliver had a kicker failure after rounding the windward mark second. This took him down to 32nd and under threat from Ian for third overall. Several retirements occurred due to the conditions reduced the fleet to 32 for the final start. The wind had built to a steady 16 to 18 knots with the sea state decreasing from its early sharp chop in race one.

Amazingly without any attempts to push each other down the fleet Andy and Harry both managed poor starts requiring a fightback. Harry won out on a really close fight with Andy second.

Ian didn't have quit such a good race in 6th and Will Gulliver in 7th. This race left Harry Briddon the 2018 Phantom National Champion.

Prize giving was held and £108 was handed to Lucy the organiser of Felixstowe Ferry Youth sailing raised by the competitors.

Thanks are given to all the kind sponsors and all the assistance and expertise given by Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club that made such a memorable Championship.

Thanks must also go to the Creeksea Phantom fleet who" mistakenly" loaded Will Gulliver's boat on their double stacker believing it to belong to one of their team. A suitable chairman's fine was issued!

Overall Results:
If you finished in the top ten at the Phantom nationals then enter your Gear Guide information here

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st1458Harry Briddon1(DNF)11-2216
2nd1456Ady Couch-21221-328
3rd1435Will Gulliver35333-32-717
4th1280Ian Stone42-11-1261619
5th1259Martin Watts-15395-145325
6th1454Tyler Harmsworth-1247-11106431
7th1446Nick Orman-14648-1641032
8th1460Steve Popple7-10-13449933
9th1346John Wayling686(DNF)(DNC)8836
10th144Steve Bolland(DNC)16-22687542
11th1448Aidrian Coatsworth513899-14-1944
12th1343Olly Hopkins9(DNF)-2377101851
13th1459Alister Morley1175-29-22132056
14th1278Jon Shaw17-20-20135121360
15th1386Nick Mason891020-29-231562
16th1447Richard Sims-271217-2315111469
17th1334Bob Portway-23151414-23171272
18th1419Paul Birbeck181112-19-25161774
19th1329Neville Taylor-22141518-28191682
20th1443Phil Longley1021-25151721-2484
21st1348Richard Cumberbatch-301916-2513251184
22nd1400Jim Hopton20-3227161915-2897
23rd1432Mattew House2522182118(DNF)(DNC)104
24th1420Clive Morley-34-313010212622109
25th1415Paul Church-2924-2826122225109
26th1430Gordon Kingston-1318263027(DNF)(DNC)114
27th1211Chris Shelton-28232422-302027116
28th1241James Oxley-372529-33311823126
29th1339Dave Elston-3128-3628242721128
30th1266Ben Falat21(DNF)21OCS11(DNC)(DNC)141
31st1433Warren Martin(DNF)(DNC)3731262426144
32nd1300Ivan Walsh35263224-40(DNF)29146
33rd1347Chris Biglin161719DNF(DNC)(DNC)55151
34th1404Eric Howe-36-343332322830155
35th1184Ian Simons(DNF)(DNC)3835362931169
36th1362Neil FulcherDNF(55311720(5555171
37th1318Dave Patrick(DNC)35-4536383132172
38th1359John Tuckwell3937-41-403330(DNF)173
39th1424Simon Clark3329393837(DNC)(DNC)176
40th1212Chris Toothill-4236-44423433(DNF)179
41st1279Ian Pavey38334337(DNF)40(DNC)191
42nd758Neil Cardno-4139403939DNF(DNC)197
43rd1305Ian Mille(DNC)(DNC)3427444055200
44th1007Dave Sellar4038-424141DNF(DNC)200
45th1301Alan Husk26DNFDNF(DNS)35(DNC)DNC210
46th1431Bob Starling2427DNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC211
47th1244Bill TaylorDNF(DNC)3534DNF(DNC)DNC216
48th1395Chris Roberts3230DNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC222
49th1320Roger Smith19DNFDNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC223
50th1461Graham Dale-JonesDNF(DNC)DNF(DNC)DNCDNCDNC263
51st1438Ben HawkesDNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC268
52nd1273Tim Gold(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC275
52nd1405Nigel Pybus(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC275
52nd1275Chris Yelland(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC275

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