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IOCA Optimist Southern Area Championships at Parkstone Yacht Club

by Elaine Hakes 28 Jun 2019 16:17 BST 22-23 June 2019

Poole Harbour sparkled in bright sunshine as Parkstone Yacht Club welcomed 98 young sailors on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June for their annual Optimist open meeting, also incorporating the IOCA Southern Area Championships. After two weeks of unsettled weather the skies cleared, the sunshine broke through and the wind picked up to perfection, giving everyone an excellent weekend of sailing and socialising.

Three fleets took to the water, with the more capable sailors competing for the prestigious title of IOCA Southern Area Champion or looking to improve their standing in the IOCA Southern Traveller Series. Younger, less experienced sailors were aiming just to complete the course as they competed in their first ever event.

Main fleet set off on Saturday morning for the area of Poole Harbour called the top triangle, completing four races set by Andrew Hartley and his able race team mainly comprised of Parkstone Laser sailors. With the wind a pleasant south-easterly of 10-12 knots, 55 sailors battled it out in the sunshine with beautiful views over Brownsea Island and Arne nature reserve.

The 26 Regatta fleet sailors stayed closer to home, sailing near the club's racing platform. They completed five races on Saturday with a brief lunchbreak in the middle. For the second year a small Coached Regatta fleet raced close to the marina, with 17 sailors as young as six and seven making their way around a square course with coaching support and a few sweets to help them along the way. Some serious swimming and paddle boarding took place for these sailors back at the slipway after racing.

Sunday was overcast but warm, with similar windspeeds but a shift in direction towards the east, meaning fleets were able to fit in another full day of racing.

Robert Mawdsley from Hayling Island Sailing Club won Main Fleet with a net score of 25, becoming IOCA Southern Area Champion. Oscar Morgan-Harris from Royal Southern Yacht Club was second, and Rafa de Tomas from Royal Lymington Yacht Club was third. Parkstone's own Lila Edwards was first girl and seventh overall.

Dirk Rogers of Royal Lymington convincingly led Regatta Fleet over the two days, winning five of the ten races. Thomas Saunders from Warsash Sailing Club was second, pipping Parkstone's Will Hakes into third on countback. Nicola Richards from Castle Cove was first girl and fifth overall.

Coached Regatta was won by Parkstone sailor Freddie Evans, with Zac Brushett from Royal Southern Yacht Club second and Sam Armstrong-Rowland, also from Royal Southern, third. Parkstone sailor Zara Dorsett was first girl, placed fourth overall.

After sailors' tea, the prize giving took place in the club house with spectacular views around the harbour. Rear Commodore Gary Wakefield energised the crowd before awarding prizes sponsored by Quay West, Rooster, and Xtremity.

Following on from such a successful event, Parkstone's Optimist Fleet look forward to welcoming Oppie sailors and their families again next year. Save the date: 27-28 June 2020.

Main Fleet Results:

PosNameSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stRobert Mawdsley6517Hayling Island Sailing Club25241‑104725
2ndOscar Morgan‑Harris6544Royal Southern Yacht Club31511261‑1429
3rdRafa De Tomas2765Royal Lymington YC4333827‑2430
4thJosh Lyttle6548Datchet Water SC52676115‑3042
5thHenry Keegan6400Parkstone Yacht Club141671314‑2046
6thJoseph Jones6327Burghfield SC9141615‑2916667
7thLila Edwards6350Parkstone Yacht Club8713163‑2818469
8thCameron Bignold‑Kyles6451Royal Lymington YC6(OCS)1010101232273
9thArchie Munro‑Price6510Castle Cove SC101225‑3412721583
10thEmma Breese6346Royal Lymington YC22‑354943010584
11thAnnabelle Vines6404Royal Lymington YC13171514‑188111088
12thSam Webb6495Royal Lymington YC798130‑36251191
13thEmma Rennie6363Parkstone Yacht Club1682112‑36141717105
14thOliver Vines6467Royal Lymington YC216142322‑291513114
15thRobbie Hudson6331Spinnaker SC‑36241152135169121
16thSeb Lyttle6352Datchet Water SC324098285(RET)2124
17thHenry Camm6463Warsash SC242032‑37143321126
18thErin Pank6299Castle Cove SC11112824112028‑46133
19thTom Hakes6323Parkstone Yacht Club172530‑382591912137
20thJohnny Sargent6446Emsworth and Thorney SCs19(OCS)713OCS161316140
21stEmily Schonrock6431Parkstone Yacht Club2310(OCS)3013172231146
22ndCharlie Howard6304Burghfield SC1232262215‑383021158
23rdJack Donovan5901Datchet Water SC344112203115‑528161
24thGwen Sargent6444Emsworth and Thorney SCs3026(OCS)279251232161
25thOllie McCormick6042Parkstone Yacht Club2616203135‑37827163
26thEddie Dorsett5839Parkstone Yacht Club151524292332‑4125163
27thWill Webster6129Parkstone Yacht Club2722233219‑422428175
28thArthur Greaves6144Papercourt SC35212224626‑4926178
29thJack McCormick6039Parkstone Yacht Club3918341827‑512123180
30thSebastian Schonrock6230Parkstone Yacht Club20281941‑47212335187
31stTabitha Davies6272Royal Lymington YC182918334131(RET)19189
32ndEliana Edwards6415Parkstone Yacht Club312317174033‑4542203
33rdThomas Dempsey5810Chichester Yacht Club40303919‑50192040207
34thJacoby Keegan6302Parkstone Yacht Club2539‑45365403629210
35thGeorge Lance6297Hayling Island Sailing Club49133328244129‑50217
36thSabine Potter6481Warsash SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC34493218
37thHennie Burlton6063Royal Southern Yacht Club372731‑5117274639224
38thHazel Jones6179Hayling Island Sailing Club2933372538‑473138231
39thZac Shepherd6411Bosham Sailing Club‑5142482120392737234
40thOliver Evans6217Parkstone Yacht Club41‑49274744243518236
41stBea Greenfield6452Oxford Sailing Club2819(OCS)2652443343245
42ndNia Mecklenburgh6288Royal Lymington YC4434364916‑542641246
43rdImogen Jones6289Burghfield SC14374243374639‑47258
44thNoa Moskovitch5758Papercourt SC383629‑5045433834263
45thFrancesca New6276Christchurch SC43434046421840‑49272
46thMax Bromilow6381Parkstone Yacht Club3347464526‑494433274
47thEdith Ingram5943Dell Quay Sailing Club45383542393442‑52275
48thAlice Utting6418Starcross Yacht Club47483839‑53224344281
49thMadeleine Greaves5908Papercourt SC424444353245‑4848290
50thGabriella Burlton6351Royal Southern Yacht Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNC33233436294
51stEdward Stubbs6454Lyme Regis SC46314140(DNC)DNCDNCDNC326
52ndEmily Brushett6529Royal Southern Yacht Club48464748‑51503751327
53rdBay Gorrod6538Starcross Yacht Club50454344495251‑53334
54thFlorence Ingram4944Dell Quay Sailing Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNC43535045359
55thElla Jones5224Hayling Island Sailing Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNC48484754365

Regatta Fleet Results:

PosNameSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stDirk Rogers6410Royal Lymington YC31141311‑6‑915
2ndThomas Saunders6537Warsash Sailing Club666322‑8‑133129
3rdWill Hakes6301Parkstone Yacht Club15265‑725‑7329
4thJoe Armstrong Rowland5251Royal Southern Yacht Club‑1423536364‑832
5thNicola Richards6152Castle Cove Sailing Club4741‑9592‑10638
6thPlaton Khodykin6283HISC/MRSC5‑9‑10881535540
7thHarry Franklin6416Parkstone Yacht Club245249108‑12‑1344
8thFreddie Callaghan5426Royal Southern YC8‑147774‑11411048
9thAlice Pope6105Royal Victoria Yacht Club12119‑13610‑19109269
10thLeo Gosling5712Royal Lymington YC1010‑12111011‑17711777
11thBarney Bromilow5745Parkstone Yacht Club73‑1612128151513‑1885
12thPippa Shepherd6024Bosham Sailing Club15881511‑16‑169161193
13thSienna MordauntIRL1526Royal Lymington YC111515916147‑198‑1795
14thJonny Rogers6271Royal Lymington YC‑2112‑181817131211215100
15thMegan Webster6129Parkstone Yacht Club‑1713‑171713126141416105
16thArchie Barber700Royal Southern Yacht Club131814141915416‑20‑21113
17thRoman Archer4650Parkstone Yacht Club‑18171316‑21171818174120
18thOcean Hughes5377Poole YC/Royal Lymington YC916111015(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC145
19thFreddie Howe5356Royal Lymington YC192120(DNC)(DNC)1821121519145
20thAlex Breese5788Royal Lymington YC20‑2219‑22182020172114149
21stFreya Hutchinson3813Royal Lymington YC162022(DNC)(DNC)2213201820151
22ndWilliam Hutchinson5830Royal Lymington YC‑24‑252420222114211912153
23rdMillie Morgan5951Spinnaker SC2323231914(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC186
24thOli Morgan6556Spinnaker SC2219212120(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC187
25thHector Davies5883Royal Lymington YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC1922RETDNCDNC209
26thAmelia Hutchinson6245Royal Lymington YC252425(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC214

Coached Regatta Fleet Results:

PosNameSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1stFreddie Evans5421Parkstone Yacht Club211‑62114‑712
2ndZac Brushett5289Royal Southern YC12‑7234‑73116
3rdSam Armstrong Rowland5051Royal Southern YC3‑6‑911362521
4thZara Dorsett5179Parkstone Yacht Club5533‑824‑7628
5thRuby Callaghan5927Royal Southern YC674‑1055‑101230
6thLauren Barber5107Royal Southern YC44854‑102(DNC)431
7thGeorgina Roden6300Parkstone Yacht Club7‑92778‑115945
8thFelix Howe5892Royal Lymington YC(RET)364109310‑1145
9thFraser Hakes6311Parkstone Yacht Club‑885867‑98345
10thTom Keegan6400Parkstone Yacht Club91010‑13912‑1491271
11thLauren Mecklenburgh4183Keyhaven Yacht Club(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC656879
12thDarcy ODonnell6336Hamble River SC101211912‑161512(RET)81
13thGeorge McCormick4216Parkstone Yacht Club111312121113‑1613‑1585
14thEmily Franklin5432Parkstone Yacht Club1311131113‑1512‑141487
15thRory Saunders6087Warsash SC12(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC118111088
16thRafael Archer4273Parkstone Yacht Club(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC14131513109
17thIsla Hutchinson4907Royal Lymington YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCRETRETRETDNC126

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