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Ocean Elements 2018

J/70 UK National Championships at Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Overall

by Louay Habib 26 Aug 2019 22:03 BST 24-26 August 2019

Paul Ward's Eat, Sleep, J, Repeat is the 2019 J/70 UK National Champion. King and Wilson's Soak Racing is the Corinthian UK National Champion.

Michael Goldfarb's Warcanoe from Seattle (USA) was the top team out of all the 35 international teams competing. Calascione & Ripard's Calypso (MLT) was third for the Open UK Championship, and second for the Corinthian entries. 2018 J/70 UK Champion, Doug Struth's DSP, was third this year.

For the final day light airs conditions continued, two races were completed won by the highly impressive Luis Albert's Patakin (ESP) and Peter Duncan's Relative Obscurity, which finally found a vein of form. Sergei Dobrovolskii's Amaiz Sailing Team (CYP) continued their sensational form to finish the regatta third overall. Marcos Soares' Highlanders and Renato Faria's To Nessa, both from Brazil, also impressed.

Paul Ward was awarded the J/70 UK National Championship Trophy by UK Class Captain, Hannah Le Prevost. "A big thank you to Bob Penfold and the Royal Torbay Yacht Club for all of their hard work in hosting this event. I would also like to thank all of our friends from the international fleet, which have helped us Brits to go faster! I am sure I speak on behalf of all the competitors to congratulate the race committee led by Stuart Childerley for giving us great racing in difficult conditions." commented Paul Ward. "Looking at the trophy, it dates back to 2013, when I was thinking about buying my first J Boat. Since then I have been lucky enough to get involved with a very good team, which really enjoys being together. We have spent a lot of time sailing together and that is paying off." continued Ward.

Ian Wilson and Marshall King won the championship in 2017, and third in 2018. "We are back with a bang this year, and this is a special one with so many great international teams competing. It was brutal out there; you made a mistake and you dropped 10-15 places, just by being slow out of a tack." commented Ian Wilson, who is also President of the J/70 International Class. "I brought the nationals and the worlds here because it is one of the hardest places to sail in the UK if not the world - they don't play the US Open Golf at Augusta because it is a nice easy golf course, and so we have come to Torbay. This race area rewards those that keep their head out of the boat and it punishes those that don't."

"We didn't know what to expect coming here for the first time," commented Warcanoe's Michael Goldfarb, top team out of all 35 contestants. "The yacht club is fantastic and the race management has been very good. The conditions have been light but sailable, and we have had a great time sailing, and we are very excited for the giant turn out for the worlds."

Overall Results:
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PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
12  USA 18WarcanoeMichael Goldfarb / Cole Brauer / Jonny Goldsberry / William Goldsberry / Michael Menninger222187111039
256  GBR 1451Eat Sleep J RepeatPaul Ward / Paul Ward / Ruairidh Scott / Charlie Cumbley / Mario Trindade75255841140
381  CYP 1401Amaiz Sailing TeamSergei Dobrovolskii / Victor Serezhkin / Egor Terpigorev / Viatcheslav Martynov1313121315244
413  ESP 284PATAKINLuis Albert / Afonso Domingos / Eduardo Fernandes / David Louzao16841921RET50
573  BRA 1267Highlander’sMarcos Soares / Marcos Soares / Mauricio Santa Cruz / Andre Lekszycki / Selmo Nissenbaum612024213758
658  BRA 1174To NessaRenato Faria / Kadja Brandao / Gabriel Portilho / Henrique Haddad / Pedro Costa Alemao9151014146659
755  IRL 1123Soak Racing (Corinthian)KING/ WILSON / Marshall King / Ian Wilson / Andrew Shorrock / Adam Brushett41022310251261
871  ITA 1256Enfant TerribleAlberto Rossi / Alberto Bolzan / Stefano RIzzi / Branco Bircin / Bianca Crugnola1283151SCP1664
910  USA 180CatapultJoel Ronning / Patrick Wilson / Christopher Stocke / Victor Diaz De Leon875715242264
1068  USA 1227SurgeGeoffrey Pierini / Nathan Wilmot / Richard Clark / Max Lopez1521411167DNC65
1131  USA 833Relative ObscurityPeter Duncan / Willem van Waar / Bill Hardesty / Will Felder2123UFD1065166
1212  RUS 269AkhmatAlexander Bozhko / Sheremetev Michail / Sheremetev Maksim / Konstantinov Roman / Khadzhiev Khasan23166121221370
133  USA 25RascalHenry Brauer / Brian Kamilar / Karl Anderson / Orrin Starr18181823421373
1433  ITA 853Petite TerribleClaudia Rossi / Michele Paoletti / Matteo Mason / Erica Ratti / Giulio Desiderato321941719DNF73
1516  MLT 441Calypso (Corinthian)Jonathan Calascione / Seb Ripard / Tom Ripard / Dave Kohler54162011321773
1667  RUS 1217Joyfull (Corinthian)Denis Cherevatenko / Vladimir Chaus / Viktor Filippov / Artem Markov121913131322575
1769  GBR 1247JElvisMartin Dent / Mark Lees / Ruby Dent / Matt Haslam2761517920875
1870  GBR 1248DSP (Corinthian)Doug Struth / Geoff Carveth / Dan Schieber / Tom Mallindine / Lauren Mead111171827171579
1926  744Elizabeth (Corinthian)Fiona Hampshire / Josh Flack / Tim Gratton / Hugo Sloper / Mary Henderson2412892023981
2041  ESP 961NoticiaJose Maria Torcida / Luiz Martin Cabiedes / Rayco Tabares / Pablo Santurde / Robin Imaz20926219181482
2185  AUS 7071JunoReg Lord / Murray Jones / Tom Grimes / James Hodgson293UFD16592082
2257  GBR 1169JeepsterGraham Clapp / Josie Glidden / Chris Taylor / James Taylor / Oliver Wells22242212326496
2374  GBR 1282MjölnirThor Askeland / Henry Wetherell / Jack Wetherell / Alejandro Fraile Perez252711626827103
2425  GBR 741Cosmic (Corinthian)Patrick Liardet / Freddie Liardet / Ancel Davison / Billy Veniss‑Ozanne14143031181328117
2576  GBR 1290Bryn (Corinthian)Phil Rees / Ali McDonald / Ben Rees / Anthoney Harvey10172927311429126
2644  NOR 976AGERA3Fredrik Hedlund / Eivind Melleby / Scott Terry / Lasse Berthelsen19DNF1732281623135
2735  GBR 933DarceyClive Bush / John Pink / Paul Childs30202122243121138
2862  GBR 1206OffbeatDavid McLeman / Lucy Kennedy / Alex McLeman / Ben Whaley / Ralph Singleton31322326291030149
2929  GBR 828Brutus (Corinthian)Charles Thompson / Ian Southworth / Tony Hanlon / Andrew McLelland / Craig Burlton17DNF2430322918150
3028  SWE 786Pro4uPatrik Forsgren / Magnus Sjögren / Anders Mårtensson / Tore Lewander / Anders Gille28262725253519150
314  GBR 118PHANJeremy Thorp / Saskia Clark / Ben Cooper / James Hemingway2625UFD29223025157
3214  GBR 290Jenga8 (Corinthian)Andrew Barraclough / Peter Watts / John Curtis / Stuart Johnston / Oscar Watts33312833331226163
3342  GBR 972Yeti (Corinthian)Jack Davies / Tom Williams / Freddie Davies / Charlie Davies3229UFD28302824171
3465  GBR 1210JalapenoBrian Denney / Hannah Le Prevost / Ian Morrin / Sam May / Andy Thornsby34301934353431182
3587  GBR 745Boat 5 (Corinthian)Robert Orr / Nick Gaynor / Oliver Charlton / Archie Hinde / William Toogood35333135343332198

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