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Allen, North Sails and Selden Enterprise National Championships - Preview

by Steve Sarge 29 Jul 2019 20:04 BST 3-9 August 2019
Mount's Bay, Cornwall, UK © Michelle Evans

Saturday August 3rd will see the Enterprise fleet make their way to Mount's Bay for the 2019 Allen, North Sails and Selden National championships.

Mount's Bay always attracts a lot of interest from Enterprise sailors and this year is no different, with 46 boats already entered and the possibility of more to come. The entry is already over 25% up on 2018 and it is expected that this year's championship will build upon the great week at Exe SC.

The Entry list shows a real mix of experienced campaigners, talented youngsters and Enterprise newbies, either attending their first championships or stepping across from other fleets.

Having taken second position over recent years Phil Ford and Jane Humpage will be keen to get straight into the racing. Last year's winners, Dave and Chris Jackman will hope Mount's Bay delivers some surf and breeze, while Jeremy and Becca Stephens will be looking to make the most of sailing in their home waters to regain the title, they won in 2017.

This year's Inland Champions; Nigel and Andy Bird will be anticipating a good week, having returned to the circuit with some great results.

There have been some significant crew swaps in the run up to the event with Gabe Hill jumping into to the Riot Van with Martin Honor. Gabe's helm from last year Tim Sadler has Chris Keatley aboard and Chris's Helm from 2018; Alice Allen has James Hobson assisting her to contest the main and Ladies titles, while Ann Jackson and Jane Scutt stick with their regular crews Alan Skeens and Nick Scutt.

As part of the fleet's development programme for youngsters and newbies there will be a lot of focus on this year's buddy teams, providing a great chance to get some very useful support and advice each day.

The organisers have again invested in trackers as these have proved invaluable for post-race evaluation, as well as allowing everyone to follow the racing live and recorded online at www.tracace.co.uk

The Association is grateful to Noble Marine Insurance whose development funding has made this possible.

As well as a 10-race schedule there is a packed social calendar and it will be great to spend some time with the Osprey fleet, who are also at Mount's Bay, for what promises to be a fabulous week.

Thanks again to headline sponsors Allen Bros, North Sails, Selden Mast and all our other sponsors who help make this all possible every year.

Make sure you keep checking into YachtsandYachting.com for daily updates.

Entry List to date:

Boat NameHelmCrewClub
Churchfield 2Steve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SC
MinionCallum DingleConor LanganLooe SC
WimpMatt jaycockIvan Jaycock Looe SC
Thunderbird 2Richard PrykeAmelia PrykeRipon Sailing Club
HarkenNick CraigAdam/Kate CraigFrensham Burghfield
To Infirmity and BeyondAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield Sailing Club
Riot VanMartin HonnorGabe HillOgston Sailing Club
Suzy DeePaul DunnGary OswaldLooe Sailing Club
KITTYPhil FordJane HumpageBCYC
love handlesJeremy williamsLloyd WilliamsPenzance sailing club
That’s Entertainment Jeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SC
Fat & Furious Billy BartlettAn otherRPCYC
Simply RedCharles MorrishTBCSt Mary's Loch SC
Blue JobAlice AllenJames HobsonBcyc
Page.comMark MatthewsLiz MatthewsCastle Cove Sailing Club
Two BeesRobin BroomfieldPaul BloomfieldMinima Yacht Club
FloozyPhil BevanLaura BevanGrafham Water Sailing Club
Yoo Hoo ‑ Big Summer Blow OutJohnny AllenRay ToomerBCYC
EspadarteJane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene Sailing Club
Limited EditionAndy GommSarah GommOgston SC
AkangraPeter RendallHelen CumminsPenarth Yacht Club
Out of the blue.Paul YoungAlex HomerMidland Sailing Club
Peak Dinghy Matt Rawson Vicky Gomm Ogston
WEDG‑ENick JacksonLaurence DorrBurghfield SC
PifPaffSimon BennettChris GodboltLooe Sailing Club
Red EntRichard ShillitoJohn TruscottMinima Yacht Club
Rebel RouserDavid JackmanChris JackmanLooe Sailing Club
Unlawful EntryNigel BirdAndy BirdRYA
TATTERSNicholas Carr Neill PlattFRENSHAM PONDS SC
FlossieJimmy CockGraham KirkupMount's Bay Sailing Club
Wannabe RedJonathan WoodwardTBCSouth Staffs
NEVER SAY NEVERJohn MatthewsDiane StephensPenzance SC
TBCJack Pope Fluer BennettLooe Sailing Club
Da's BoatJoe JackmanJack SargentLooe Sailing Club
WimpGes BrownJulie MooreSCYC
Captain SizerMike HeapBryce HowardOgston SC
Krikup cast off’sKeith TylerKeith TylerHunts SC
Snow picnicBrian BowdlerEsther BowdlerLooe Sailing Club
Bang TidyDarren RoachHayley RamadharLooe Sailing Club
MargretPaul HobsonCraig WheatleyLooe S.C & Beaver S.C
Mick 'E' FinnJacob Owen Lauren Bowdler Looe Sailing Club
MalabarChris PalmerAlex RichPenarth Yacht Club
50 Shades of BlueSteve Blackburn Tim BrownellWLYC/Leigh & Lowton
Thursdays ChildBenjamin ArcherLouisa ArcherParkstone YC
Bang on Neil RoachNatalie Roach Looe Sailing Club

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