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GJW Direct Topper National Series 2 at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

by Chris Woodard 22 Mar 13:20 GMT 23-24 February 2019
GJW Direct Topper National Series at the WPNSA © Peter Newton

After a five month break the GJW Direct Topper National Series got back underway with the NS2 Winter Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the weekend of 23/24 February.

Over the past few years this event has gained something of a reputation, with very strong winds curtailing the race programme on each of the previous three years, but this time the forecast looked benign, and fortunately it proved correct! The sun shone, the sky was blue, it was surprisingly mild, and the wind, although a bit fickle at times on Saturday, held at around 10-12 knots for most of the weekends racing. Just to add to the feel-good factor Portlands resident dolphin was in close attendance for much of the weekend, keeping the kids company round the race course and observing the starts from alongside the committee boat!

The 137-boat 5.3 fleet raced, as usual, in two flights, giving the race officer the challenge of getting 12 clean starts away, but, for once, line discipline was remarkably good, with only one UFD and one BFD across the entire weekend. In Saturdays three races Sam Jones and Natalie Annels both scored two race victories, with the other race winners being Leo Wilkinson and Ben Purrier, giving Leo Wilkinson the overnight lead. On Sunday Sam Jones was on devastating form winning all three of his flights, with the victories in the other flights going to Natalie Annels, Charlie Gran and Tim Evans. Overall it was a clear victory for our new 5.3 Winter Champion Sam Jones, counting only first places, with Leo Wilkinson and Samuel Shackle completing the podium, with Natalie Annels just missing out but nonetheless crowned first girl, ahead of Kate Robinson and Alex Holborn.

The 4.2 fleet was a little depleted with 15 boats, and for the first time they raced on the same course area (albeit with shorter legs) and from the same committee boat as the 5.3 fleet a trial that seemed to work well. On Saturday the 4.2s completed only three of their scheduled five races, with race wins shared between Immi Rees, Merryn Attridge and Charlie Hopkinson. On Sunday Bjorn Handley found some great form to nail all four races and secure overall victory, with River Green and Charlie Hopkinson in second and third, and the girls podium was topped by Chloe Mills (4th overall) with Immi Rees and Matilda Phelps completing the podium.

As always WPNSA proved to be a great venue, and with the support and assistance of the vast band of parent volunteers the event ran smoothly and was evidently enjoyed by the 150 young competitors, even if, without the usual brutal wind and freezing weather, it didnt really feel like the Winter Championship this year!

Overall Results:

5.3 Rig

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st47641Sam JonesHILL HEAD SC1‑711115
2nd48249Leo WilkinsonMaidenhead SC RLYC512‑102313
3rd47016samuel ShackleBroxbourne SC‑93223515
4th47830Natalie AnnelsPARKSTONE YC1‑16167116
5th47860Charlie GranCYC4‑26731823
6th47426James DeatonRHYC72456‑824
7th47740Sean WoodardWaldringfield SC & Deben YC299‑134731
8th48513Freddie HowarthPoole YC‑3841386233
9th46364Edward BakerFOSSC/PAIGNTON/CHEW VALLEY‑2784143433
10th46770William ThomasNotts County SC2968‑221136
11th47833Tom PeacockPARKSTONE YC1075215‑1639
12th46387Tom MitchellROYAL TAY YC18113‑345441
13th47077Joseph WarwickerBough Beech SC36‑197101541
14th48050Kate RobertsonSWARKESTONE SC14210169‑2051
15th47350Alex HolbornParkstone YC/Paignton SC815143‑181252
16th48105Ben PurrierParkstone YC‑4417432255
17th47344Alastair COOMBSLOCH VENACHAR SC201012‑4010557
18th48264Eilidh McQueenHELENSBURGH SC/RNCYC1414‑219201067
19th48261Leah FidlingChester Sailing & CC/Leigh & Lowton SC15‑2726195368
20th48092Louise DavisWarsash SC291564‑301468
21st47101Iris SingletonHollowell SC61991519‑2368
22nd47173Gregory CornesTHE CHASE SC‑3013159151870
23rd48232James CrossleyDatchet Water SC/Dovey YC4271111‑342275
24th48093Tom CampbellParkstone YC‑2316221481575
25th47220Mark RIPLEYPaignton SC71930516‑3577
26th henry koeSOUTH BANK SC62127‑3291679
27th47748Ciara WoodardWaldringfield SC & Deben YC205‑5423131980
28th46148Archie BurtonBeaver / Pennine‑46241116121780
29th48365Iwan RobertsTrasaith Mariners53203321‑3682
30th47684Molly Hinsliff‑SmithNotts County SC1212192019‑2482
31st47099Harry NewtonHampton Pier YC‑393716741983
32nd47537Austin WrightPennine SC17541‑5720689
33rd47779Robin SteinFELPHAM SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC221217‑25182190
34th45991Keiran BrayBanbury SC‑47231817251093
35th48476James ClarkeGrafham SC2421151224‑2996
36th47636Alexander BairdSheffield Viking421317‑44121397
37th46927Emily ProcterPaignton S C108(UFD)56131198
38th47773Oliver Vennis‑OzanneHILL HEAD SC‑53429537699
39th47825Morven WoodCLYDE CRUISING CLUB2918121823‑49100
40th48102James CurtisBosham SC16‑383712828101
41st47950Oliver HicklingWembley SC‑40268241133102
42nd47796Cameron SwordQueen Mary SC/Papercourt1117251039‑40102
43rd46625Eva MillerSnettisham Beach SC21‑2424132324105
44th45586Ryan WalfordHickling broad SC/SFSC/Snowflakes SC113226‑351132112
45th46731Max RobinsonFishers Green SC1222‑46421621113
46th47806Luka FranklinBough Beech SC1344404‑5914115
47th47808Joel TravesPending Application13‑4016193731116
48th47462George Colquittwest kirby SC16302020‑4330116
49th48153Harry SomervillePoole YC41202521‑4413120
50th47879Oscar FryWARSASH SC (JETS)2428330‑3836121
51st47926Peter WalkerParkstone YC3‑5014372741122
52nd48581Honor ProcterCardiff Bay YC4314312114(RET)123
53rd47790Ben PalingNotts County SC‑452238312112124
54th45700Andy PengWarsash SC2623331132‑41125
55th47765Oliver KeenanTamworth SC3718‑49232622126
56th48307Catherine AlboneCYC/Milton Keynes SC9‑4331223629127
57th48259Richard ThurlbyHill Head SC / Jets36636‑381734129
58th46620Oliver PayneSTOKES BAY SC AND JETS302923‑473117130
59th48224Daisy DesorgherRutland SC‑45303427357133
60th47615Harry AsplinSALTASH SC36381026‑4226136
61st47343Tom IrvingROYAL TAY YC1925‑59293825136
62nd48246Lawrence DonnellySurrey Docks‑673738182618137
63rd46521Jasmin RobertsonNAIRN SC2235‑52302826141
64th48350Dru TownsendPortishead Yacht and SC2325‑53412428141
65th48137Joel BibbyPARKSTONE YC19‑5542341730142
66th46979William ThorogoodOrwell YC‑483647152720145
67th46888Scarlet DesorgherRutland SC351136‑543233147
68th47676Ryan DaviesWARSASH SC (& JETS)17‑662164759150
69th47601Tom MossRIPON SC33‑483544349155
70th46439Ben KnightsHUNTS SC2543183933‑46158
71st48101Felix McMullanHollowell SC3310344141‑42159
72nd45802Emma RammOXFORD SC28511332‑6337161
73rd48252Thomas LinkLeigh and Lowton SC4920‑59452225161
74th47653Miles RipleyPAIGNTON SC183332‑484634163
75th47386Timothy EvansGrafham SCDNCDNC(DNC)1149164
76th47023Heather QuinnNotts County SC403143‑492923166
77th46974Thomas MachellCHICHESTER YC3448243529‑55170
78th48433Robin PhippsPARKSTONE YC2549‑51313631172
79th48120Isabella FerneyhoughMarconi SC3446‑54174137175
80th46733Daisy RobinsonFishers Green SC2640283645‑60175
81st4735Daniel HolbornPARKSTONE YC/PAIGNTON SC86385050‑66179
82nd46396Edward NeylanCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC50285‑555149183
83rd48325Rhys PowellLlandegfedd SC3234‑55514427188
84th45828Megan GreavesElton SC21473248‑5542190
85th48583Thomas WillettLlangorse SC38412836‑6347190
86th47388Aimee BrayBanbury SC284922‑585339191
87th47954Ollie FreemantlePOOLE YC353450‑512547191
88th48587Jack HardyWIMBLEDON PARK‑533537284645191
89th48069Matthew StubbinsLlandudno SC‑544248264038194
90th46127Ceri RobertsTrasaith Mariners‑553348275039197
91st47437Amber HalePOOLE YC1546TAL39‑5651200
92nd47797Eloise HutchingsWARSASH SC/JETS31504633‑6240200
93rd48577Thomas BatesRIPON SC‑504740383743205
94th48364Llion MorrisLLANDUDNO SC/RYDAL PENRHOS SCHOOL‑594130464050207
95th48451Daisy FisherHOLLINGWORTH LAKE51454322‑5448209
96th46520Kaitlyn WyattPAPERCOURT SC3939‑53534732210
97th47777Finley HartshornBowmoor SC/FOSSC57423929‑6544211
98th44806Harris GoodmanHill Head‑631751603153212
99th48348Xavier DunnHillhead SC /Jets31522946‑5454212
100th47077Sam WaltonMAIDENHEAD SC2729‑63505552213
101st47794Imogen DAYHollowell SC4451‑60563035216
102nd44954Alicia BiggsLLANDEGFEDD SC5954‑62252853219
103rd45440Lucia AikmanChester Sailing and Canoeing Club‑635349573327219
104th47855Lauren IronsPAPERCOURT SC415641‑583943220
105th46459Isabelle SmithBrixham YC/Paignton SC‑625923474946224
106th48074Joy OdeyJETS ‑ HILL HEAD SC/JETS ‑ HILL HEAD SC58363942‑6450225
107th48083Arran GoodmanHill Head37545537‑6144227
108th47665Joseph MolePAPERCOURT SC543144‑644356228
109th48140Amelia EatonSnettisham Beach SC55‑5645404545230
110th46274Harriet SackerBurnham Overy Staithe SC513245‑624957234
111th47569Cadan PearceTresaith Mariners SC603962‑633538234
112th47219Jolyon SmoultLlangorse SC3253445552‑56236
113th48327Arlo TurnerGLOSSOP SC4957572457‑58244
114th47637Archie WrightWARSASH SC (& JETS)‑575750454851251
115th48138Wanda PayneLLANDEGFEDD SC5260‑65285858256
116th46895Lara OdlingLoe Beach RYA Training Centre60582759‑6457261
117th47764Tara EwbankStaunton Harold S.C./Swarkestone SC486147‑665652264
118th47126Lia HorneBARNT GREEN SC‑565556525155269
119th15725Joanna LeakeIBSC‑686033615861273
120th47685Arlo BraundOXFORD SC‑615860544259273
121st47761Hugo AsquithSPINNAKER SC‑646342525961277
122nd47124Anne FredborgPAPERCOURT SC47‑6252595762277
123rd48185Islay GoodmanHill Head SC / Jets6445‑68626048279
124th47725Liam CurranPORTCHESTER / JET'S/QUEEN MARY SC42615661‑6564284
125th47266Ffin BarkerNeyland / Pembs YC6262584360‑64285
126th47306Andrew ScottDale YC58(DSQ)64654854289
127th45772Georgia HughesLlangorse SC466457(BFD)6162290
128th48192Sofia DaglishHILL HEAD SC / JETS525261‑646263290
129th48175Madeleine ChildsDATCHET WATER SC/LONDON61‑6458635260294
130th42004Lily SpeedCYC/ITCHENOR SC4344(TAL)DNCDNCDNC298
131st47785Frances DaubenyNETLEY SC‑655964655363304
132nd46076Oliver WattamFELPHAM SC56656560‑6665311
133rd45812Ioan Glyn‑JonesOxford SC6667664967(RET)315
134th48186Lucy DaglishHILL HEAD SC‑676667666667332
135th40168Grace NewboldHILL HEAD / JETS666563DNCDNC(DNC)334
136th47488Malachy BrownOXFORD SC/WEST OXFORDSHIRE SC656769DNCDNC(DNC)341
137th47640Grace KillenParkstone YCDNCDNC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC351

4.2 Rig

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1st45770Bjorn HandleyQUEEN MARY SC‑763111113
2nd45757River GreenPOOLE YC22423‑13215
3rd48216Charlie HopkinsonNOTTS COUNTY SC4‑51422316
4th47536Chloe MillsPENNINE SC‑942363523
5th48193Immi ReesWARSASH SC137744‑926
6th48318merryn attridgeSWARKESTONE SC6166‑86429
7th48361Noah WoodCHIPAC38857‑111142
8th46686Alex PurrierPARKSTONE YC8‑99955743
9th48535Samuel GraytonNOTTS COUNTY SC‑13758109645
10th5180Matilda PhelpsPARKSTONE YC101111119‑12860
11th48572Jemima FryWARSASH SC (& JETS)11101212‑1371062
12th46205Caitlin ThomasNOTTS COUNTY SC12121010‑14141472
13th44954George BiggsLLANDEGFEDD SC513141412‑151573
14th48154Henry MoranSTOKES BAY SC AND JETS‑1414131311101273
15th46303Harriet WoodJUMBLES/ULLSWATER YC(DNS)1515DNC1581382

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