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Noble Marine UK RS Feva Spring Championship at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Millie Irish 25 Mar 2019 07:05 GMT 23-24 March 2019

Fifty-three boats turned up at Draycote Water Sailing Club to battle it out for the title of RS Feva Spring Champion. In the briefing on Saturday our race officer Richard Pye warned us all that if we pushed the line he would be forced to put up a black flag. Unfortunately the fleet did not heed his words of advice so up the black flag went for the first race. This was proof to how competitive and tough the racing would be.

The first race went off to a good start with light winds and some difficult shifts. One pairing who seemed to have the hang of the shifts was Tom Ahlheid and Tom Stratton-Brown who went on to win the race.

During the next race Tom and Tom continued to prove they were a force to be reckoned with but sadly with the dropping wind and increasingly bigger shifts the race had to be abandoned and racing was cancelled for the day.

Due to only getting one race in on day one the plan was to get four in for day two. So it was now the second race of the weekend with still very light winds, which luckily for me and Katherine was good news and we managed to win it after a close battle with Tom and Tom where we just got them at the last mark.

The next race was very similar with some close racing with us winning it, followed again closely by Tom and Tom.

The wind began to gradually pick up for the next races much to the delight of most of the sailors. So now for race four we saw Raulf Berry and Olly Peters winning the race, chased by Gabriella Clifton and Daisy Weston, who had been knocking in some brilliant results all weekend.

Race five was now here with some good wind. The points were incredibly close at the top and its never over until its over. Gabriella and Daisy had a storming start and led to the first mark and then we followed them round with another three boats hot on our transom. It was certainly going to be a close battle. On one of the downwinds we managed to get ahead. All we had to do now was stay ahead (easier said than done). Luckily we managed to win the race. But we were still unsure of who had won overall as the points were so close and the racing was so tight.

Yet again it was another amazing Feva event with a fun and relaxed atmosphere but still the racing was highly competitive and exciting. Thank you to Richard Pye, our race officer, for some great racing in challenging conditions and club manager Dave Rowe. And I would also like to thank the Dad who helped us tape in our burgee before we launched on day one, which proved very useful in the lighter winds!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st7070Millie IrishKatherine BurgessDraycote Water SC / Bowmoor SC‑811619
2nd4629Gabriella CliftonDaisy WestonDabchicks SC/Royal Hospital School2‑1632512
3rd5782Tom AhlheidTom Stratton‑brownFrensham pond sailing club1229‑1514
4th6200Freddie FisherGregan Bergman SmithHISC6373‑1019
5th5545Felix StewartTheo StewartWindermere School57‑1512428
6th6300Raulf BerryOlly PetersHISC‑2411111730
7th6214Robbie McDonaldMegan CaldwellHISC38‑2441631
8th4624Alice DavisAbby HireGreat Moor SC / Royal Lymington YC46420(DNC)34
9th5764Oliver RaynerMatthew RaynerYorkshire Dales Sailing Club7(BFD)1411335
10th2422Fergus PyeSamuel BlakerDraycote Water SC / Benfleet Yacht Club13‑171010639
11th4904Katie ByneEllie RushDraycote Water Sailing Club14(BFD)851340
12th5000Ralph NevileKate NevileFrensham Pond SC10106‑191440
13th4470Quinn EdmondsFin OliverChew Valley Lake SC16‑201281248
14th501Caitlin MorleyJoe BlakerBurnham SC / Benfleet YC23(BFD)918252
15th5450Joe SlipperLiam FarrellSilver Wing / Llandudno1141721‑2753
16th5900Tess SadowskiCaspar BartonRLym YC / BBSC1751813‑2353
17th7000Joey TaylorTheo CliftonBlackwater SC / Dabchicks SC19‑29237958
18th6330Phoebe PetersHolly FisherHISC9‑2619152063
19th5552James JohnsonTom JohnsonWindermere School1222‑30171869
20th390Beth MillerTilda BrayshayYorkshire Dales SC / Ripon SC(BFD)2316261176
21st6455Tasmyn GreenTyler GreenRoyal Anglesey YC‑49122235877
22nd5627Becky CaigerJamie ElderSevenoaks School27(BFD)5271978
23rd5279Esme BarracloughWilliam BaileyYorkshire Dales SC151425‑292478
24th7301William JamesBen MeekPaignton SC/ Salcombe Yacht Club / SWYSA25181323‑2679
25th6895Teddy DunnImogen WadeIsle of Man YC/Draycote Water SC30152014‑3279
26th4945Eilish GrahamOlivia RawlinsonSSSC / Coniston209‑28282885
27th3774Ben TuttleWilliam BalchHISC‑352126162285
28th6328Harvey JenkinsToby Holmes‑LingNewhaven and Seaford Sailing Club29133124‑3897
29th4984Edward DayArchie BourneReading SC / Burghfield SC‑312721252598
30th4102Clara JonesAnna UttingBurghfield SC/ Starcross YC‑4319323021102
31st7292Jakey WoodTristan AhlheidHISC / Frensham Pond Sailing club18‑46352230105
32nd6580Alissa marshallJorja marshallRoyal Hospital School‑3630293117107
33rd4917Rosie SheahanSusie SheahanCVLSC213227‑3831111
34th89Max RawlinsonJohn bridgemanRoa Island Boat Club / CONISTON26243840‑45128
35th4888Libby ThompsonCaitlin WilliamsHISC‑4428393629132
36th6585Ben WoodcockLuke PepperRoyal Hospital School223442‑4335133
37th3911Nathaniel Pritchard JonesJames ArmstrongLeigh & Lowton SC / THYC32253745‑46139
38th4056Jemima CookAbbie WallaceBRoyal Corinthian YC / Burnham SC / Blac‑4531363741145
39th6589Max ShielGyr BalmerRoyal Hospital School‑4733413437145
40th230Alfie SheahanWilliam de JaegerCVLSC‑5036334433146
41st2832Zak MitchellLuca MitchellPaignton SC284244‑4936150
42nd2577Jeremy LandonHenry LandonDatchet Water SC3437‑473347151
43rd1482Rachel HarperPolly MasonHISC / Burghfield39‑40343939151
44th6351Freddie MscLavertyKeira Luke 4141‑433242156
45th7056Albie CutbillMegan RhodesSWYSA423540‑4744161
46th7261Imogen PalmerMuiris Capon‑TelfordRoyal Hospital School‑4838484234162
47th6047Jack TuckerCharlie TuckerBurnham Sailing Club3739(BFD)4643165
48th6579George ReeveJames HumphreysRoyal Hospital School38434641(DNC)168
49th5459Frederick Dixon YoungDominic HarringtonMagdalen College school‑5145455040180
50th5468Callum FraserGeorge CookeBurnham Sailing Club40(RET)4948RET191
51st6199Freddie FitzsimmonsHenry PattenRLymYC33(DNC)DNCDNCDNC195
52nd7Mary Jane PiperTanya CopseyTynemouth Sailing Club / Ely SC4644(DNC)DNCDNC198
53rd4979Dominic GalTom DuddridgeThorpe Bay YC52(BFD)DNCDNCDNC214

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