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NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er Winter Championships at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Tom Storey & Pierce Harris 5 Feb 15:00 GMT 2-3 February 2019
NeilPryde UK 29er Winter Championships © DWSC

Last weekend the NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er Winter Championships was held on Draycote Water in the snow and ice. Four races were completed as scheduled on Saturday in a fresh 12 knots.

The first race saw 2787, Ewan Wilson and Fin Armstrong, reign victorious after a downwind leg crammed with many gybes as the leaders tried desperately to stay in the unpredictable Draycote gusts.

Race 2 was much the same with 2661, Monique Vennis-Ozanne and John Mather, taking the win in that one.

Similar conditions again showed themselves in Race 3 and, with a huge gust on the left side of the first beat, 2848, Archie Leckie and Ben Ibbotson, led the whole way around the course. To finish the good day's sailing and get everyone back to warmth, there was a quick final race ending in a closely-contested win by Ewan and Fin.

In the evening there was a fascinating talk by Kirstie Urwin about her research on resilience and parenting styles and the pathways to take. Overnight the scores lay with Monique and John, Ewan and Fin and 2816, Henry Jameson and Louis Johnson, all on equal points leading to a tense day of racing on Sunday.

Sunday brought us another four races, after a quick postponement in the morning whilst waiting for the wind to arrive. After an hour of waiting, a steady 8 knots filled in and in the icy morning conditions we saw race 1 taken by 2898, Aled Llewellyn-Jones and Ben Willet. Following them was a closely contested second place battle between 2289, Tom Storey and Pierce Harris, Monique and John and Ewan and Fin eventually taken by Tom and Pierce.

For race 5 the winds picked up and Ewan and Fin showed their dominance after a quick first downwind jumping them into first where they stayed. Behind them was a Jameson family battle in which Henry Jameson and Louis Johnson closely won leaving 2545, Rupert Jameson and James Hall to take third.

The next two races were contested in the light, shifty winds again and the leading group of Tom and Pierce, Ewan and Fin and Monique and John seemed to stay the same with Monique and John winning both by a fair distance followed by Ewan and Fin then Tom and Pierce.

Overall the day jiggled around the leaderboard with Ewan and Fin taking home the trophy at the end of the day. Great prizes were given by NeilPryde and a special spot prize went to 1490, Tasmyn Green and Megan Gibson, for showing outstanding perseverance in a tricky first event in a tricky boat.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubsR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8TOTALNETT
1st2787EWAN WILSONFIN ARMSTRONGWORMIT BOATING CLUB / RTYC13‑8141222214
2nd2661MONIQUE VENNIS‑OZANNEJOHN MATHERHHSC/HISC / HISC61423‑10112818
3rd2289TOM STOREYPIERCE HARRISYORKSHIRE DALES SC / WINDERMERE SCHOOL4‑112324333221
4th2816HENRY JAMESONLOUIS JOHNSONHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC225452‑1083828
5th2898ALED LLEWELLYN‑JONESBEN WILLETTSAUNDERSFOOT / LLANGORSE SC‑18123715465638
6th2347FREYA BLACKMILLIE ALDRIDGEHISC / PARKSTONE YC(UFD)810866579650
7th2848ARCHIE LECKIEBEN IBBOTSONLEIGH & LOWTON SC / ANNANDALE561512‑1616137458
8th2292SIAN TALBOTMADELEINE BRISTOWLEIGH AND LOWTON / LEIGH & LOWTON SC7‑17712715957962
9th2507ATHENA VOGIATZIMADDIE WYLIESOUTH SHIELDS SC / YORKSHIRE DALES SC135619187‑2249472
10th2241BEN HUTTON‑PENMANNATHAN CLARKBURNHAM SC/CORINTHIAN OTTERS319‑2510151161110075
11th2332LUKE GRIBBINTOBY COPEPAIGNTON SC‑21101161614151010382
12th2545RUPERT JAMESONJAMES HALLHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC1141518243‑25910984
13th2344ANNIE HAMMETTZAC CALDWELLHISC14139158‑18121510486
14th1122CAITLIN WEBSTERDANI MIDDLETONKINGS COLLEGE TAUNTON / SALTASH SC9‑2113920191119121100
15th2433OLIVER EVANSWILL JARMANGURNARD SC / WARSASH SC1791611191323‑28136108
16th2305EDDIE FARRELLKEVIN FARRELLLLANDUDNO SC20182122‑238714133110
17th2338SOPHIE DENNISEMMA WELLSHISC121518‑2613211422141115
18th2849COURTNEY BILBOROUGHJESS JOBSONOXFORD SC / ROYAL TORBAY YC1614‑232321231312145122
19th2880SAM COOPERSIMON HALLWEST LANCASHIRE YC / WEST KIRBY SC826172492219‑34159125
20th2029NICK WALTERSJOE BRADLEYHISC/RSRNYC / HILL HEAD SC/HISC30(DNC)191414172020180134
21st2882HANNAH ROBERTS‑STRAWJESS NELSONCARDIFF BAY YC / RUTLAND SC15202016222024‑29166137
22nd834ETHAN GERRELLBEN BRADLEYHISC / HILL HEAD SC/HISC27‑29222110281821176147
23rd2343ZOE BELBENJOSHUA BELBENSTOKES BAY SC222314272512‑3227182150
24th2235WILLIAM PANKSEB GOTTONORFOLK BROADS YC / NORFOLK BROADS YC/RO2416122930‑342617188154
25th2700SAM JONESJAKE ATKINSHILL HEAD SC2624242528‑312116195164
26th2879ISHBEL ZUURMONDARCHIE STOKESHISC/MENGEHAM RYTHE SC / HISC1925‑322026262724199167
27th2329FERGUS FOXSAM KNEALEHISC / CARDIFF BAY YC10728(RET)37292930216170
28th1702OLIVER FELLOWSWILL ADLERCASTLE COVE SC25(DNF)UFD1317243126228182
29th2175SONIA EVANSLIZZIE CATTERMOLEGRAFHAM WATER SC29272931‑32271723215183
30th2514BEN BATCHELORLUCY HEWITSONISLE OF MAN YC / HAYLING ISLAND SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC119818230184
31st2664ELLIE POOLEFREYA CUMPSTY ‑35303017292533.532231.5196.5
32nd2304EMMA JAMESTAMSYN HILLSPARKSTONE YC / SALTASH SC23312632313328‑36240204
33rd475TED LANERUPERT CLAPHAMCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC3135312827‑363531254218
34th2242WILLIAM CAIGERCAITLIN MORLEYSEVEN OAKS SCHOOL / BURNHAM SC2828273036‑383733257219
35th2223TYLER GREENOLLIE GIBSONLLANDUDNO SC342236(DNF)353533.525266.5220.5
36th2345OLIVER SMOULTTIEGAN PEARCELLANGORSE SC / TRESAITH MARINERS SC‑3934353333303037271232
37th2224FINBARR WORMWELLIMOGEN ASQUITHHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC‑3836333634323635280242
38th2494LEON STEINJOSEPH DORMERHAYLING ISLAND SC / QUEEN MARY SC33323434‑41373838287246
39th476GRUFF GREENGEORGE SELLWOODTEIFI BOATING CLUB3238(DNS)3839423939313267
40th382OLLIE VENNIS‑OZANNEFRED BARRYHHSC/HISC / HISC3733(UFD)3742414040316270
41st2222ROBIN STEINSAM BRACKLEYFELPHAM SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC / FELPHAM S3637(UFD)353840DNSDNC324278
42nd1286MAXI TUSTAINDANIEL NICOLLHISC40(RET)37DNC4039DNCDNF340294
43rd1490TASMYN GREENMEGAN GIBSONLLANDUDNO SC41(DNF)DNFDNC43434141347301
44th2337JULIA BARNESTOM BARNESRTYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC368322
44th2230MAGGIE RICKMANNANCY RICKMANHAYLING ISLAND SC/PAPERCOURT SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC368322

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