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5O5 Euro Cup at Hayling Island Sailing Club

by International 505 Class Association 2 Oct 2018 11:51 BST 28-30 September 2018
5O5 Euro Cup at Hayling Island © Peter Hickson

Hayling Island SC hosted the latest round of the 5O5 Euro Cup on 28-30 September, with a variety of conditions testing all of the teams: "Snakes and Ladders" was the most common phrase heard in the dinghy park.

The event was decided on the last run of the last race, with Howie Hamlin and Jon Bell (USA9153) just coming out on top, over Nathan Batchelor and Matt Alvarado (GBR9203), then Mike Holt and Carl Smit (USA9072), these three teams separated by just two points.

Day 1

Michael Quirk, Class President of the 505 Association, together with Reeve Dunne, AUS, won the first race. Mike Holt/Carl Smit, USA, won the second. However, after two races it was Howie Hamlin/Jon Bell on top, scoring a second and a third, one point ahead of Holt/Smit in second place. 27 teams from seven nations entered to win the last Euro Cup event of the year.

Day 2 The second day began with a surprise. Charlie Walters/Dougal Cram won the first race before Mike Holt/Carl Smit, which made the latter become new leaders. However, Howie Hamlin/Jon Bell fought back and by winning the two last races of the day they were back in the lead. 4 points ahead of Holt/Smit. Nathan Batchelor/Matt Alvarado scored two 2nd places and were now third overall. Day 3 would decide which team would be on the podium of the last 505 Euro Cup of the 2018 season.

Day 3

The final day of the 505 Euro Cup in Hayling Islands was thrilling. Michael Quirk/Reeve Dunne, AUS, won the first race, before Nathan Bachelor/Matt Alvarado in second – the third second-place in a row for them. With Mike Holt/Carl Smit, USA, in the third place and Howie Hamlin/Jon Bell in sixth place, the top was now tighter than ever. Only three points difference between first and third place.

In the last race Robert Gilbert/Ben McGran, GBR, topped the fleet and Batchelor/Alvarado took another second-place, ahead of Ian Pinnell/Alex Davies in third. However, Hamlin/Bell did what they had to and grabbed fourth place before Holt/Smith finishing fifth. Thereby Hamlin/Bell won on 14 points, one point ahead of Batchelor/Alvarado in second place and 2 points ahead of Holt/Smit in third. Gilbert/McGran finished fourth, Quirk/Dunne fifth and Caroline and Philippe Jacot, SUI sixth, overall. That means teams from five nations in the top six – really nice.

Congratulations to all winners and sailors! With thanks to the race team, rescue crews and other volunteers who looked after the fleet so well, we look forward to the prospect of another Euro Cup event at Hayling next year.

The next big international 505 event is the Worlds in Fremantle, Australia, at the beginning of January.

Overall Results:

PosBoat CountrySail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1stUSA9153Howie HamlinJon BellABYC / NHYC32‑8116417
2ndGBR9203Nathan BatchelorMatt AlvaradoTynemouth SC46‑11222218
3rdUSA9072Mike HoltCarl SmitSanta Cruz YC512‑633519
4thGBR9215Roger GilbertBen McGranNetley SC‑1337544124
5thAUS9134Michael QuirkReeve DunneRPEYC1115771‑1432
6thSUI9147Caroline JacotPhilippe JacotCNB‑18594115741
7thGBR9190Ian PinnellAlex DaviesHISC/NSC774‑201011342
8thGBR9180Mark Upton‑BrownIan MitchellBosham SC / HISC9‑15331391148
9thGBR9214Andy SmithJohannes TellenMYC841410‑157649
10thGBR9177Tom GillardHarry BriddonSheffield Viking SC2‑196914151359
11thRSA8905Graeme WillcoxJames SpikesleyNetley Sailing Club10‑1210129101061
12thGBR9124Terry ScutcherChristian DiebitschShotley Sailing Club68‑1916519963
13thGER9169Tim BoegerFinn BoegerHSC11101214812‑1667
14thGBR9085Charlie WaltersDougar CramDatchet Water SC(DNC)DNC121614879
15thGBR8914Tim BirdAdam KenneyBurton149‑21131882183
16thGBR9126Stuart TurnbullMike PriddleBurto S C1213178‑22201585
17thGBR8970Tom DarlingElliott WellsHayling Island Sailing Club‑2614151912211293
18thSUI9163René BetschenValery JacotCNB191713172113‑23100
19thGBR9093Ben IliffeSimon BriddonDatchet21162011‑231620104
20thFRA9150De Kergariou HerveDe Kergariou GuillauneCN Arradon(DNF)201815171817105
21stGBR8963Martin HodgsonAdrian MilesStone SC1518162616‑2719110
22ndSUI9060Catherine HourietGil DonzeCVG23‑272518192224131
23rdGBR8514Matt RhodesRich NurseNorthampton2522‑2624261718132
24thGBR9155Ben HawkesLaurence MiltonCastle Cove Sailing Club162622‑27202425133
25thGBR8991Nicholas MeadowJames ReadGuernsey Yacht Club202323222423(DNF)135
26thGBR9125Roger DeaneJez WhiteRock SC172424232525(DNF)138
27thGBR9032Jim BlythJude BeamersLargo Bay Sailing Clyb2221‑2725272622143
28thGBR8881Neil RabbittsCarl AveryBurton SC2425‑2828282826159

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