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Harken RS200 Youth and Junior Championships at Rutland Sailing Club

by Chay Taylor 25 Jul 22:13 BST
Harken RS200 Youth and Junior Championships at Rutland © Josh East

14 boats took to Rutland for the Harken RS200 Youth and Junior Championships, with varying conditions across the weekend making for some interesting racing for all.

Saturday's racing saw some breezy conditions that allowed the PRO to get racing going nice and quickly so we could avoid the rain later in the day. Race one saw some close racing at the front despite the heavy winds, however behind this, the high winds meant high speeds downwind extending gaps between boats. Tight racing right to the last mark resulted in Robbie King and Jamie Webb taking the win followed by Chay Taylor and Niamh Davies in second and Will Taylor and Fiona Mulcahy in a close third.

The rest of the day continued with the heavy winds as the fleet started to get closer as everyone started to adjust to the conditions. Race 2 saw Will and Fiona move to the front with Alex Smallwood and Callum Farnden in second and Chay and Niamh taking third. To finish the day, Robbie and Jamie took the wins in races 3 and 4, with Will and Fiona coming in second on both and Chay and Niamh taking third in race 3 and Alex and Callum in race 4.

Saturday's results left Robbie and Jamie leading overnight with Will and Fiona in second and Chay and Niamh taking third. The close overall points overnight would mean for some great racing on Sunday with a lot to play for.

After racing the fleet reconvened in the bar to reflect on the days racing and it was clear to see a few tired bodies that were looking forward to the BBQ that the club had laid on. After the BBQ the Aeros decided to join in when we commenced the games for the evening and it was great to see both fleets together having fun.

Sunday started off with some lighter breeze bringing the racing closer together and some lighter pairings towards the front of the fleet. Some shifty conditions saw some delays before the first race got under way but resulted in some great, close racing right through the fleet.

Race five saw Robbie and Jamie and Jamie take the first win of the day, followed through the finish by Ollie and Esther and Bethan Matthew and James Scott finishing third. This set the tone for the day with many results being rather scrambled and consistency becoming the key to keeping at the top of the results.

The final results saw Robbie King and Jamie Web taking the Harken RS200 Youth Champions title, followed by Will Taylor and Fiona Mulcahy in second and Chay Taylor and Niamh Davies taking the third spot. Also, taking home a new "Boom of Doom", Cambridge University won the first university title. RS200 Junior Champions were James and Tom Johnson.

Of course, our thanks go to Rutland Sailing Clubs organising and race committee for putting on such a well-run event and to our sponsor Harken. We hope to see even more of you next year as we build off this fantastic event!

Overall Results:

PosSailHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st1570Robbie KingJamie Webb 1‑41112129
2nd626Will TaylorFiona MulcahyLymington Town SC31224‑83318
3rd985Chay TaylorNiamh DaviesBurnham SC233553‑8728
4th1521Bethan MatthewJames Scott 5784314(DNC)32
5th965Alex SmallwoodCallum Farnden ‑6263656432
6th1358Charlie WhittakerLucy GatesBudworth SC7856‑1399549
7th1700Ollie GrovesEsther ParkhurstBeaver(DNC)DNCDNCDNC242154
8th939James JohnsonTom JohnsonWindermere School10(DNF)97877856
9th1636Charlotte VideloRebecca VideloFrencham Pond SC(DNC)5RETDNC765962
10th999Greg BartlettLucy PennantStarcross YC464(RET)1412131366
11th1340Edward HarrisWill KnatchbullWaldringfield SC8(DNC)DNC8910UFD671
12th1242Will BirchallKrystal Law (DNC)DNC791114101278
13th714Alex BaxterHugh TomkinsCambridge Uni9(DNC)DNCDNC1011111081
14th407Francesa NealeWill FarrantSouth Cerney YC(RET)DNCDNCDNC1213121193

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