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POSH 2019: Paignton Open for Single Handers

by James Ripley 14 May 2019 14:25 BST 10-12 May 2019
2019 POSH - Paignton Open for Single Handers © Steve Cayley

Paignton Sailing Club's (POSH) has enjoyed big entry numbers from its inception in 2012 but this year saw the biggest turnout yet with 99 competitors taking part. This was also the first year that POSH took place over three days as the event incorporated the RS Vareo UK National Championships fleet who sailed three additional races on the Friday.

Friday saw a decent South Easterly breeze and the 7 Vareos completed all of their scheduled windward-leeward races with just one general recall. After the first day, Jon Nuttall led Luke Fisher by a single point.

Saturday brought shifty, patchy winds from the North West and almost 100 competitors sailing in four fleets. The RS Vareos started first sailing a windward leeward course. After day 2, Jon had slightly increased his lead over Luke. The second and third starts were the Slow and Fast handicap fleets respectively both sailing an outer loop course. It was very close racing throughout both fleets with Phantoms and Blazes vying for the top spot in the Fast fleet, and K1s leading the way in the Slow. The final start was for the Asymmetric handicap class who were sailing a windward-leeward course.

The wind on Sunday was due to track clockwise throughout the day, and sure enough that's what happened. As the breeze was from the East there was also waves across the course and, combined with sunshine and the backdrop of a visiting cruise ship, the bay lived up to it's title of 'English Riviera'. Three more races were completed for all four fleets to ensure the full schedule of 27 were sailed over the three days.

Jon Nuttall held on to win the RS Vareo UK National Championship by a single point from Luke Fisher. Nick Crickmore completed the podium. In the Asymmetric class, Clive Eplett sailing an RS100 had a fantastic second day to wrap up the title from Andrew Jones and David Smart. Despite a UFD on Saturday, Alister Morley sailed a great series to win the Fast fleet in his Phantom from Mike Lyons in his Blaze. The Phantom of Ian Stone took third. Greg Bartlett was the only person preventing a K1 1-2-3 in the Slow fleet finishing third in his RS Aero. Andrew Snell and Simon Hawkes finished on the same points with Andrew just taking the win on tiebreak. The Slow fleet also scored well in the combined overall results with the top three overall the same as the top three in slow. That left Andrew Snell as the POSH Champion for 2019!

Paignton Sailing Club would like to thank all of the competitors for attending, our friends from Brixham Yacht Club for providing volunteers and resources, and event sponsor Sailing Chandlery. We hope to see you all for POSH 2020 on 9th-10th May next year!

Overall Results:

RS Vareo Naionals

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st143Jon NuttallTenby SC1‑2121112‑39
2nd407Luke FisherEmberton Park‑212122‑31110
3rd151Nick crickmoreWaveney and oulton broad34‑533(DSQ)25222
4th147Daren PriorTudor‑5334‑5344425
5th247Alan BassettWeirwood sc654544‑7‑7634
6th660Cheryl WoodPennine sailing club4666‑7553‑735
7th436Mike dickerDell quay Sailing club‑7‑7776666543

PosClassSail NoHelmClubHandicapR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
Asymmetric (Yellow) Fleet
1stRS 100509Clive EplettFrensham Pond1004‑5322119
2ndRS 100172Andrew JonesCvlsc10041251‑8514
3rdRS 100277David SmartChew Valley Lake SC1004‑87332318
4thRS 100508Huw PowellRed Wharf Bay / Netley100461‑755219
5thRS 100379Mark HarrisonGurnard SC1004351‑74619
6thD‑ONEBEL 122Howard FarbrotherQueen Mary SC94824(DSQ)63722
7thRS 100130Edward JonesCVLSC10044‑6446422
8thRS 100470Francis BucknallLlandegfedd10047969‑10839
9thRS 100154Simon GeymanDatchet100498987‑1141
10thRS 100526Mostyn EvansMounts Bay SC1004‑10108109946
11thRS 100129Franco MarencoStarcross Yacht Club1004‑11111011111053
12thRS 100331Jonathan Hughes‑JonesDittisham SC1004(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC65
Fast (Red) Fleet
1stPHANTOM1459Alister MorleySalcombe YC1002(UFD)2332111
2ndBLAZE818Mike LyonsBurghfield SC102713243‑713
3rdPHANTOM1280Ian StoneMaidenhead Sailing Club10024161(UFD)315
4thBLAZE800Simon BeddowsReading Sailing Club102721086‑11632
5thBLAZE811John CooperBurghfield SC1027101147‑18436
6thBLAZE831Rob JonesExe SC102711‑207271340
7thBLAZE827Hugh KingdonNDYC10275711‑1781041
8thBLAZE815David AngwinBurghfield SC10278619.5‑294542.5
9thPHANTOM1446Nick OrmanCastle Cove SC100273095(UFD)253
10thBLAZE805Alan GoulePaignton SC10271215.5‑2511116.556
11thBLAZE781David EntwistleBurghfield10276416‑25211259
12thBLAZE828Paul TatemNDYC1027145‑249161963
13thBLAZE843Chris Dyer 102721‑23119121164
14thPHANTOM14Paul BirbeckWimbleball sc100224‑39101213867
15thBLAZE807Nick RipleyPaignton SC1027915.5151315‑2067.5
16thBLAZE789John WorthingtonPaignton SC102720‑21121561568
17thPHANTOM1391Nigel KingLymington Town Sailing Club10021512‑1781716.568.5
18thBLAZE840Mike BellBurghfield102713145‑27202173
19thPHANTOM1465Gordon Kingston‑MinnisLee on Solent SC10021822‑311014973
20thPHANTOM1460Steve PoppleSussex YC100216822.5225(DNC)73.5
21stBLAZE786Richard GanleyFelpham SC10272313‑261492281
22ndBLAZE759David ShaftoBurghfield1027‑2217.51421191485.5
23rdCONTENDER2511Iain HorlockExe SC969317.5‑3216222987.5
24thBLAZE810Andrew ChorltonPaignton SC102726‑2727231024110
25thBLAZE773Ross FisherFelpham Sailing Club1027‑281921182726111
26thCONTENDER629Ben HawkesCastle Cove SC9691928‑39202628121
27thBLAZE796Bob Yates 1027‑34933243027123
28thBLAZE797Mike HolmesPaignton SC102729.524‑30262323125.5
29thBLAZE710Graham SlaterPaignton SC1027‑322618282532129
30thBLAZE782Peter JonesFelpham SC1027(DNF)2913303525132
31stPHANTOM1454Ivan WalshShoreham SC100231‑3429312418133
32ndBLAZE761Tim MorganPaignton SC1027253228‑332930144
33rdBLAZE513Mark SmithBrixham Yacht Club1027‑373122.5363133153.5
34thPHANTOM1347Chris BiglinShustoke/Staunton H1002272519.5(DNC)DNCDNC155.5
35thBLAZE627James PollardPaignton SC10273335‑36342831161
36thRS 300555Richard Le MareCastle cove970173334(DNC)DNCDNC168
37thBLAZE791Neil SmythePaignton SC1027‑383635373234174
38thBLAZE658Seb CaunterPaignton SC10273537373234(DNC)175
39thPHANTOM1254David SellarShoreham100236‑4038353335177
40thCONTENDER2359Graham CooperCCSC96929.53840(DNC)DNCDNC191.5
41stBLAZE607Charlie MaunderWimbleball SC1027(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC210
Slow (Green) Fleet
1stK1138Andrew SnellASA107012‑32117
2ndK153Simon HawkesWIMBLEBALL10702111‑427
3rdRS AERO 92600Greg BartlettStarcross YC10194‑7462319
4thK1135Dave StocktonWimbleball10701132‑18.53423
5thSUPERNOVA1133Stephen HawleyBartley10775563‑191029
6thOK28Anthony OsmanParkstone Yacht Club11041045710‑1136
7thLASER163426Paul ProcterPaignton SC109986‑14411938
8thRS AERO 72603Ellie CraigDraycote1065‑1281259640
9thOK212Dougla PowellBurghfield SC11047107128‑1544
10thD‑ZERO11Steve BollandBristol Corinthian YC10293(DNF)27115551
11thRS AERO 91298Richard WatshamStarcross YC / RNSA1019623(DNF)106853
12thD‑ZERO175Christian SmartPembrokeshire Yacht Club1029201511‑2314767
13thSUPERNOVA1203Steve JohnsonCOTSWOLD S C1077‑2714913231675
14thOKGBR 64Andy HolmesSouth Staffs SC110414.5‑241314151975.5
15thOK99Ben PickeringChase SC1104131619‑20161377
16thHADRON H2115Richard LeftleySouth Cerney SC10341912188‑212178
17thOKGBR 67Andy RushworthChristchurch SC1104922171618(DNC)82
18thOK58Mary reddyhoff 11041821‑2924.571484.5
19thFINN575Simon PhilbrickPoole Yacht Club1051171182822(DNC)86
20thEUROPE252Jonathan TweedleOxford SC / RAFSA114116916‑27252288
21stD‑ZERO179Mike CorneyPembrokeshire Yacht Club102921‑272415121890
22ndEUROPE330Ben HarrisWeston SC114123192118.5‑301798.5
23rdSUPERNOVA1079Bob HorlockExe SC1077‑31201029202099
24thRS AERO 72388Ewan GribbinPaignton SC1065(DNC)DNCDNC91312114
25thSUPERNOVA1160Paul UndrellCotswold S C107722173017‑3228114
26thEUROPE361Olly HarrisWeston SC1141251322‑322926115
27thLASER157416Toby Bloomfield 109914.528‑342226.527118
28thOK59Andy OsmanParkstone Yacht Club11042418252626.5(DNC)119.5
29thRS AERO 71672Richard BentleyFelpham Sailing Club1065‑322915302430128
30thD‑ZERO115Callum AldousFelpham Sailing Club102926312624.5(DNC)24131.5
31stBYTE3127Izzy CrampHPSC1138‑332523312825132
32ndD‑ZERO283James GerwatFelpham Sailing Club1029‑373235331723140
33rdSUPERNOVA472Arthur PhillipsPaignton SC10773030‑33213129141
34thRS AERO 72388Charlie GillmorePaignton SC1065292620(DNC)DNCDNC155
35thD‑ZERO201Mark AldousFelpham Sailing Club1029‑35.53428343531162
36thSOLUTION439Paul TaylorBurghfield SC10892833(DNF)363432163
37thRS AERO 91654Mark LambdinBradford‑on‑Avon SC101935.536323533(DNC)171.5
38thRS AERO 71311Claire GribbinPaignton SC1065343531(DNC)DNCDNC180
39thRS AERO 71459Paul TuttleBrixham1065(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC200

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