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Noble Marine Musto Skiff UK National Championships at Largs Sailing Club - Overall

by Ben Schooling 9 Sep 2019 06:10 BST 5-8 September 2019
Prize winners in the Noble Marine Musto Skiff UK Nationals at Largs © Natalie Hilton

The day dawned mirror flat allowing the fleet to enjoy a second cup of tea and take in the Largs scenery in all its breath taking glory. By 10:30am a gentle southerly breeze had filled in as per forecast and the race officer lowered the postponement.

Race 8 got under way just before noon in 5-8kts with bands of pressure filling down the shoreline. The fleet were away cleanly and split up the beat, the 10 or so going left hooking into the pressure off the shore and making large gains over the pack that went right. Pin end Paulo Molesworth made the most of the favoured left side to lead round the windward from Sean Thijsse and Ian Trotter. Weekend Warrior Paul Rigg showed his light wind prowess to pull through to second on the next run but Molesworth kept a cool head to take his first Nationals bullet with Ian Trotter holding off Fynn Sterritt for third.

After some mark shuffling and course relaying it was clear that race 9 was going to be the last in the series before the 14:30 cut off but with the second discard kicking in there were still 4 boats in contention. After a pressurised start it was Andy Tarboton who made the most of the shifts to round the windward mark with a slim lead over Dan Vincent. The pair gybed set into pressure and pulled out a comfortable gap which they held to the finish. The chasing pack included Sterritt, Hilton & Turnbull. Hilton managed to hold his nerve up the second beat and squeeze into 3rd despite the light wind gurus of Schooling and Rigg pressing hard with Tunbull and Sterritt slipping back to 7th and 8th.

With the fleet heading for shore it was uncertain who had secured the title after the second discard but once the results were posted it was clear Jamie Hilton had done enough and taken the Noble Marine National Championship title for 2019 by a 2 point margin over Andy Tarboton and Daniel Vincent.

With 9 different race winners over the 9 race series and the title coming down the wire this 2019 event was one of the tightest in recent history. Huge congratulations to Jamie Hilton and massive thanks to Largs Sailing Club for hosting a fantastic event.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoFleetHelmDivisionClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1stGBR 593GOLDJamie HILTON ASYC (Aberdeen)14‑123239‑17325
2ndRSA 525GOLDAndy TARBOTON Henley Midmar Yacht Club2(RET)3742(UFD)8127
3rdGBR 557GOLDDan VINCENTMASTERStokes Bay SC/ RNSA554‑243‑2255229
4thGBR 526GOLDIan TURNBULL Ullswater‑99241‑1627732
5thGBR 550GOLDFynn STERRITT Loch Morlich Sailing Club8‑1085‑9614840
6thGBR 544GOLDBen SCHOOLING Stokes Bay Sailing Club106‑14‑1110146441
7thGBR 527GOLDDan TROTTER Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club(RET)3‑18269391143
8thGBR 566GOLDJono SHELLEY Largs Sailing Club32185‑191510(RET)44
9thGBR 600GOLDAlastair CONN Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club413(RET)174612‑1447
10thGBR 533GOLDStuart KEEGAN Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club61111413‑181116‑1972
11thRSA 487GOLDSean THIJSSE Stokes Bay Sailing Club12146‑20‑191013111076
12thGBR 582GOLDPaul MOLESWORTH UCSC131610131215‑171‑1780
13thGBR 58SILVEREuan HURTERYOUTHPoint Yacht Club11‑1815101687‑211380
14thGBR 546GOLDIan TROTTERGRAND MASTERDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club18117168(DNC)(DNC)32083
15thGBR 549GOLDRobbie WILSONMASTERWormit Boating Club785911(DNC)(DNC)262591
16thRSA 350SILVERBrennan ROBINSON Royal Natal Yacht Club161517‑19‑2651415991
17thGBR 547GOLDSerega SAMUSGRAND MASTERWilsonian14716‑22151718‑28693
18thGBR 588SILVERAdam OVINGTON Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club21(RET)(DNC)152020102312121
19thGBR 219SILVERBrian GREENSMITHMASTERWelton19171318182424(DNC)(DNC)133
20thGBR 552SILVERBen YEATSMASTERChanonry SC2019(RET)1721‑3126.52015138.5
21stGBR 483SILVERJohn EVANSLEGENDDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC12RET2181424153
22ndGBR 542SILVERRon BARNESLEGENDThorpe Bay Yacht Club(DNC)(DNC)9RET1425222726160
24thGBR 255SILVERAndrew SCOTT Dbsc(DNC)21(RET)262711282427164
25thGBR 200SILVERKieran GRAHAMYOUTHDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC292514211822166
26thGBR 334SILVERIan ESCRITTLEGENDYorkshire Dales Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC30RET13122216167
27thGBR 75SILVERCallum ESCRITTYOUTHYorkshire Dales Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC272427191321168
28thGBR 500SILVERTom CONWAYMASTERDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC232228202918177
31stGBR 167SILVERStewart WALKERMASTERYorkshire Dales Sailing Club2220(DNC)(DNC)DNC2926.53029193.5
32ndGBR 583SILVERLee CULLEN Stokes Bay Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)RET212330293228200
33rdGBR 586SILVERJohn MCAFEE Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNCRETDNC23252523207
36thGBR 287SILVERMartin KEEGANLEGENDDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC32303130234

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