Please select your home edition
CoastWaterSports 2014

Hansa National TT Series at Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club

by Jon Blankley 17 Aug 2019 22:09 BST 14 August 2019

The Hansa Class headed for the first time to Oulton Broad in North Suffolk, its most easterly event in the UK Series, organised by Waveney Sailability. The forecast wasn't overly promising with rain and increasing winds, but 15 boats took to the water. However the first race postponement had nothing to do with the weather as the police had closed the broad due to a search being carried out. After half an hour the broad was partially reopened, the course was reset and racing commenced with the added challenge of a low flying helicopter overhead.

The fleets were split into two starts with the 2.3 starting with the Libertys and the 303 one person and 303 two person classes starting together.

Lindsay Burns in the Hansa 2.3 class did a great job keeping relatively close to the Libertys despite some challenging downwind legs in breezy conditions, and sailed well to take the top prize.

The Liberty class fleet had some very close competitive racing with Chris Atkin and Tessa Watkiss sharing two firsts each. Paul Pearson was also well involved with two second places. Tessa's gear problems in the first race resulted in a return to the pontoon and a resultant dropped score. It all came down to the last race and a win for Chris meant that he tied Tessa's points and counting scores to win overall on the last race result.

The Hansa 303 two person class included Poppy Price-Dowhan and Alan Cone competing against Andy Sheath and Kate Lintott from Frensham. Although Poppy and Alan took a clean sweep of the races they were challenged all the way by Andy and Kate with a number of place changes during the 4 races, but in the end local knowledge triumphed with the Waveney sailors taking the top spot ahead the visitors from Frensham.

With the Hansa 303 one person class comprising the largest fleet of nine boats the races were competitive from start to finish throughout the fleet. James Woosnam showed his class to take the first three race wins and with the weather deteriorating wisely sat out the last race. Only 2 points separated the next two and with a win in the last race Tony Barkes consolidated second overall. Vic Pennell sailed a very consistent series, never out of the top three to take third. Dennis Hartman took a well earned forth whilst fifth to seventh finished on equal points and were split only by low scores and final race result.

Having dried off and with tea and cakes to hand, the prizes were presented by Matt from Smith and Pinching who sponsored the event and whose continued support Waveney Sailability much appreciates. For four of the Waveney Sailability sailors it was their first experience of a Traveller event and one that they would very much like to repeat.

Hansa 2.3 Class Results:

1st Lindsay Burns Frensham

Hansa Liberty Class Results:

1st Chris Atkins - Hanningfield
2nd Tessa Watkiss - Frensham
3rd Paul Pearson - Rutland

Hansa 303 one person Class Results:

1st James Woosnam - Frensham
2nd Tony Barkes - Waveney
3rd Vic Pennell - Waveney
4th Dennis Hantman - Frensham
5th Debra Attwell - Waveney
6th Bob Waters - Waveney
7th Owen Boar - Waveney
8th Steve Sims - Waveney
9th Jim Smith - Waveney

Hansa 303 two person Class Results:

1st Poppy Price and Alan Cone - Waveney
2nd Andy Sheath and Kate Lintott - Frensham

Related Articles

Scottish Disability Sport Week
Celebrating Rory McKinna's achievements in sailing The first Scottish Disability Sport Week, 27 November to 3 December 2023, is a great chance to celebrate the transformative impact sport can have on people's lives. Posted on 3 Dec 2023
Hansa World Championships at Portimão, Portugal
A team of 21 sailors from the UK, together with a band of helpers, travel to the event After over a year of planning, organising, and fundraising, the Hansa Class UK managed to get a team of 21 sailors to Portimao in Portugal to compete in the Hansa World Championships. Posted on 29 Oct 2023
How sailors with a disability get into a dinghy
Looking at slings and hoists with Frensham Pond Sailability Wheelchair users, and those whose ability to crouch or lean is impaired, need additional equipment to get into a sailing dinghy. Some clubs have been able to invest in slings and hoists to help sailors, and this article has many photos of them. Posted on 20 Oct 2023
EUROSAF Inclusive Europeans
Polish sailor and current world champion Piotr Cichocki wins Last week Los Alcázares and the Mar Menor showed its best side. In lightwind conditions 24 single sailors and 9 teams from 6 nations sailed for the title of EUROSAF Inclusive Champion. Posted on 4 Oct 2023
2023 Hansa National TT Series at Frensham
Challenging conditions with very strong gusts The final meeting of the 2023 Hansa National TT Series was held at Frensham Pond Sailability on Wednesday 20th September. The forecast was for challenging conditions with very strong gusts and the wind strength due to build throughout the day. Posted on 24 Sep 2023
Hansa TT at Midland Sailing Club
Sailors from all over the country take part Midland Sailing Club were honoured to host another Hansa TT event on Wednesday 30th August 2023, with sailors from all over the country. Posted on 18 Sep 2023
SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta overall
Amidst spirited races, event still dedicated to community engagement/philanthropy The 24th edition of the Western Circuit Sailing Regatta (WCSR) concluded with resounding success, marking a triumphant event. Posted on 21 Aug 2023
Australian sailors at the Sailing Worlds overall
Wearn wins maiden World Championship after run of three consecutive silver medals Perth's Matt Wearn has broken through for his maiden ILCA 7 World Championship, breaking a run of three consecutive silver medals. Posted on 21 Aug 2023
US Sailing Team at the Sailing Worlds overall
A long ten days of competition came to a close in The Hague, The Netherlands A long ten days of competition came to a close in The Hague, The Netherlands today with the ILCA 6 Medal Race, where US Sailing Team's Charlotte Rose secured 5th overall, a personal career best in the Olympic class ILCA 6. Posted on 20 Aug 2023
US Sailing Team at the Sailing Worlds day 9
All eyes were on the Women's Kiters today All eyes were on the Women's Kiters today in one of the most dramatic semi finals to take place on the world stage. US Sailing Team's Daniela Moroz ended her regatta in 5th overall and qualified the USA for Paris 2024 Olympics in the Women's Formula Kite. Posted on 20 Aug 2023