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Rooster Southern Topper Travellers event at Bosham Sailing Club

by Will Curtis 16 Oct 15:51 BST 6 October 2019
Rooster Southern Topper Travellers event at Bosham © Lawrence Dunn

Topper sailors from around the South of England gathered at Bosham Sailing Club on Sunday 6th October for the annual Topper Open event. The day was spent in glorious sunshine and with plentiful wind. This made for exciting and challenging conditions, producing some superb boat handling and racing by the 40 competitors.

The children and teenagers launched from shore at 11am and spent nearly 4 hours afloat, completing four races in beautiful Chichester Harbour. On display were high level competitive racing skills, as well as sheer grit, determination and perseverance! Not many boats survived the day without a capsize, but invariably the sailor had the boat upright and under way within seconds, and with a smile on their face!

The day was rounded off with a well-deserved competitors' tea, followed by prize-giving. Some departed with silverware, but all agreed it had been a great event.

One visiting parent commented, "This is our favourite Topper fixture of the year. Apart from the stunning scenery, our children always remark how welcoming and encouraging the Bosham organisers are. They genuinely seem pleased to host us."

Bosham Sailing Club welcomes children and teenagers of all sailing abilities from complete sailing novice to those already racing. They run courses for beginners all the way up to advanced racing. The main cadet fleets are Optimist, Toppers, Fevas, 420s and Lasers. Information about the club, including membership, can be found at:

4.2 Fleet Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st48617Immi ReesWarsash SC‑21113
2nd47779Ethan SparkesDell Quay1‑2225
3rd48572Jemima FryWarsash SC433(DNC)10
4th46217Zac ShepherdBosham SC3(RET)DNCDNC21
5th47766Luke HawkinsBosham SC5(RET)DNCDNC23
6th47078Lucas OlleyWarsash SC(RET)DNCDNCDNC27
6th26795Greg CzuraLee on the Solent(DNF)DNCDNCDNC27
6th47945Alfred Taylor (DNF)DNCDNCDNC27

5.3 Fleet Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st48102James CurtisBosham SC‑11113
2nd47685Arlo BraundOxford SC323‑78
3rd48348Xavier DunnHill Head SC5‑7229
4th48307Cat Albourne ‑444311
5th48185Islay GoodmanHill Head SC‑1235513
6th47785Frances DaubenyBough Beech SC656‑1117
7th48257Jessica PerkinsHill Head SC‑19615425
8th45802Emma RammFarmoor Reservoir‑1488925
9th46620Ollie PayneStokes Bay SC1012‑13628
10th48627Grace NewboldHill Head‑18991230
11th48092Louise DavisWarsash SC8‑15101331
12th46974Thomas MachellChichester YC9167‑1932
13th47879Oscar FryWarsash SC1113(DNC)832
14th48332Anna FosterGoring‑1710111435
15th47658Alicia CondieGoring Thames SC2(RET)142036
16th47637Archie WrightWarsash1314(DSQ)1037
17th42004Lily SpeedCYC/Itchenor SC‑1511121538
18th47797Eloise HutchingsWarsash SC7‑17171640
19th47488Malachy BrownOxford SC16‑18181751
20th45477Fred ChaplinBosham SC211919‑2259
21st48154Henry MoranStokes Bay26(DNS)161860
22nd47766Emma CurtisBosham SC2021(RET)2162
23rd43563Sid SinananBosham SC(RET)2220DNC74
24th24405Mathilde VeyseyBosham SC2520(DNC)DNC77
25th45238Isabelle AstonBosham SC22(DSQ)DNCDNC86
26th46720Tim CzuraLee on the Solent23(DNS)DNCDNC87
27th45269Rosie VoyantzisBosham SC24(DNS)DNCDNC88
28th42804Tate KumpChichester27(DNS)DNCDNC91
29th31229George Watson 28(DNS)DNCDNC92
30th8102Will HawkinsBosham SC29(DNS)DNCDNC93
31st45481Alice ChaplinBosham SC30(DNS)DNCDNC94

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