Please select your home edition
Grapefruit 2018 728x90

RS Tera open meeting at Frensham Pond Sailing Club

by Simon Law 14 Sep 2018 16:34 BST 9 September 2018
RS Tera open meeting at Frensham Pond © Harry Stratton-Brown

The Frensham open was sailed in wonderful conditions, showing off the lake at its best. Wind of 10-15 knots was ideal, and thankfully the forecast gusts of 20 knots did not come through. 46 entries, including five in the Pro fleet, meant a fleet (and start line) nearing championship size.

19 Frensham boats were joined by 27 visitors. The event was generously supported by Decathlon with a selection of prizes made available for both Sport and Pro fleets.

Figure of eight courses worked very well, and eight clean starts across the two fleets illustrated the high standard of sailing amongst these youngsters.

In the Sport fleet, the first race saw Max Sydenham of Dell Quay SC lead the top group of 6 for the first lap, with a significant gap from this group to the fleet. Max was eventually overhauled, with Harry West of RLYC taking the gun from Oliver Stratton-Brown with Max in third. Tight racing amongst the top six was to be the story of the day.

Oliver S-B then started to take control of the event, taking the next two races, and sailing through from a poor start to third in the last. The podium was completed by Harry West and Max Sydenham who were separated only on count-back to finish second and third respectively.

The Pro fleet of five included two local boats and three visitors. Congratulations to Akira Blackah of Welsh Harp SC who dominated the event with three firsts and a discarded third. Beth Lewis took second from the other Frensham boat of Tom Banes-Walker, on count-back.

In a fleet aimed at youngsters, we must also applaud the efforts of those with less experience. There were fourteen sailors participating in their first event, and the good humour and resilience that they showed on a relatively breezy day is to be commended. Zac Hardie impressed with his determination to continue, finishing each race with a smile despite rather more regular swimming than he had planned.

Pro Fleet Results:

PosSail NoHelm NameClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st2941Akira BlackahWelsh Harp Sailing Club111‑33
2nd888Beth LewisFPSC‑32316
3rd1985Thomas Banes‑WalkerFPSC2‑4226
4th985Ollie WilliamsEmsworth53(RET)412
5th2146Ellie HattamRutland Sailing Club454(RET)13

Sport Fleet Results:

PosSail NoHelm NameClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st2392Oliver Stratton‑BrownFPSC211‑34
2nd3192Harry WestRoyal Lymington Yacht Club125‑78
3rd1901Max SydenhamDell Quay SC33‑428
4th3496Adelicia LavenderFelpham SC45‑11110
5th3250Kai BlackahWelsh Harp Sailing Club5‑73614
6th3597Joshua StokesHISC6‑1321018
7th2597Oliver ThompsonHISC749‑1120
8th1763Finlay Lomas‑ClarkeFPSC868‑922
9th3598Henry PattenRoyal Lymington Yacht Club‑22107825
10th2645Joeseph HendersonWelsh Harp Sailing Club‑141413431
11th3596Ben StokesHISC21‑246532
12th625Ben StokesHISC9‑22101534
13th3029Holly FisherHISC11816‑2135
14th2090Toby ThomsonFPSC1012‑231638
15th2872Holly MitchellHISC‑1711121740
16th3242Liam WhelanHISC‑3015151343
17th2852Katy FisherHISC151614‑1945
18th190Alex SydenhamDell Quay SC‑2918181248
19th3585Toby FieldEmsworth181717‑2052
20th2459Mark SoarsFPSC1230‑321456
21st2300Samuel OsbourneRoyal Victoria Yacht Club162020‑3156
22nd2214Andrew SoarsFPSC28924(RET)61
23rd2348William Stratton‑BrownFPSC191927‑2965
24th1933Sam StuartFPSC1327‑292868
25th3398Max HalliwellFPSC2329(OCS)1870
26th68Harry SlightEmsworth Sailing Club‑3223252270
27th2670Alex BakerHISC25‑31212571
28th1662Ollie BradshawEmsworth26‑28192772
29th2616Mark JenkinsFPSC24‑26262373
30th2155Fergus LawFPSC2725‑282678
31st1387Charlie BakerHISC2021(DNC)DNC83
32nd2387William AhlheidFPSC31‑32313092
33rd1482Sam MastertonFPSC36‑38223694
34th3401Jago HalliwellFPSC40(RET)302494
35th2260Joshua InglesfieldHISC‑3833333298
36th2369Barnaby LawFPSC33‑353533101
37th2356Charlie WilliamsEmsworth343434‑35102
38th2637Maddy FranklinFPSC3537‑3834106
39th1889Lawson NunnBrightlingsea SC‑41363637109
40th2573Samuel Banes‑WalkerFPSC37(RET)37DNC116
41st1995Zac HardieFPSC‑39393938116

Related Articles

RS Tera North Travellers Series preview
From the Isle of Man to Sunderland This year we have seven events for the RS Tera North Travelers Series. Sailors can compete in as few or many of these events as they choose. In order to qualify you will need to compete in a minimum of four of the seven events in the series. Posted on 4 Feb
RS Sailing will be at The Dinghy Show 2019
Details of the RS Tera Mk2 and RS21 keelboat It's one month until the RYA Dinghy Show - find out more about What's On, the RS Tera Mk2, part-exchange offers, an exciting launch, see the RS21 keelboat, and meet the team! Posted on 1 Feb
Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta 2019
46 entries a great turnout in the strong winds 46 entries for the 2019 Junior Winter Regatta at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club was a great turnout considering the strong winds forecast for the day. Posted on 14 Jan
Young OnBoarders awarded boats and boards by JMST
Twelve promising sailors and windsurfers will benefit The delighted dozen, who hail from across the UK, have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat or windsurfing board for the next two years. Posted on 28 Nov 2018
A great year of RS Sailing
Shows, launches, awards and experiences It's been a great year of RS Sailing with fantastic product launches and great sailing experiences. During the Salon Nautique Paris we will be showing all our recent products and many French best sellers like the RS Feva, RS Quest and the RS500. Posted on 22 Nov 2018
RS Tera End of Seasons at Draycote Water
A fantastic venue and a good turnout of 71 helms The RS Tera End of Seasons Championship at Draycote Sailing Club last weekend had all the ingredients for a great weekend. A fantastic venue with a well organised support team and a good turnout of 71 helms across the Pro, Sport and Regatta Fleets. Posted on 30 Oct 2018
8th annual Matt Trophy preview
Free to enter this charity junior sailing race A charity junior sailing race, The Matt Trophy 2018, is being held again this year at the Thames Estuary Yacht Club on the 22nd September. The Matt Trophy is an excellent race for beginners as well as experienced sailors. Posted on 14 Sep 2018
Natural succession in the RS Sailing family
After celebrating 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games In August RS Sailing celebrated 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games at the WPNSA: the largest one-design event in the UK. An incredible 1300 sailors in 900 boats took part in this marathon of sailing and fun. Posted on 13 Sep 2018
RS Games 2018 at WPNSA: Some stats and quotes
August 2018 will go down in dinghy sailing history! The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy smashed it for the RS Anniversary Games, celebrating '25 years of awesome'. 20 consecutive days of racing in 15 fleet championships saw 890 boats – 1,300 competitors – representing 30 nations Posted on 7 Sep 2018
RS Tera Scottish Championships
In the spectacular sailing area of Dalgety Bay The RS Tera Scottish Championships were again hosted at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 1st and 2nd of September 2018. Posted on 6 Sep 2018