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RS Tera End Of Seasons Championships at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Zak Sanderson-Davies & Toby Hatsell 2 Nov 2019 07:03 GMT 26-27 October 2019

Sport fleet (by Zak Sanderson-Davies)

The End of Seasons for the Sport class was a challenging event as each day had very different conditions - perfect to test the sailors!

31 sailors lined up for the first start at Draycote in relatively light conditions after a very fierce storm had passed through during the evening. The start was a disappointment for a group of eights sailors, including myself, as we were black flagged for being over the line in the minute before the start! The actual start was clean and Nathan Russel (RHYC) claimed the first victory. The wind began to freshen again, and the second race was much more challenging which suited me well taking the bullet. A quick lunch break and out again into even stronger wind conditions for, in my opinion, the best race of the day with my second bullet. Only three races sailed in the end as conditions were tough and very cold.

The next day brought clear skies and an early frost. With it came light winds but the race team were determined to sail four races. It was a challenge for the race officer to ensure the course made the most of the conditions and race 4, 5 and 6 all had different courses. Thanks to the team for the work required to ensure great racing. Freddie Sunderland (OMSC) took the first bullet, I took the second and Nathan Russell (RHYC) picked up the final two.

It was a great weekend's racing with a range of conditions. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event such a success and well done to all the sailors for making it a weekend of good close racing.

Pro fleet (by Toby Hatsell)

The RS Tera End of Season Championships 2019 was hosted by Draycote Sailing Club. In total, 54 boats from around the country turned up to race in some varied, and sometimes testing, conditions.

The first day dawned with rather miserable weather but there was a good breeze that built steadily throughout the day. After a short delay to see England victorious in the rugby, the racing got under way. Toby Hatsell managed to secure a win in the first race, followed closely by Tristan Ahlheid. The wind picked up a fair bit for the second race causing one or two unexpected capsizes! The race was won by William Bailey, excelling in the stronger conditions. A short lunch break followed for the competitors to warm up a bit and replenish their energies.

The third race started quickly after the break, with Imogen Wade this time taking the win and Tristan Alheid and Toby Hatsell close behind. Since it was already starting to get dark, that was it for the day.

Day 2 bought much more pleasant conditions of blue sky and sunshine, but with a lighter breeze. The fourth race saw Toby Hatsell in first followed by Imogen Wade, who then went on to win the fifth race, with an extremely close finish between the top three boats.

After a short lunch break, race 6 got under way. Toby Hatsell took the win, with Tristan Alheid and William Bailey not far behind. William Bailey then won the final race of the event convincingly, after expertly choosing the left-hand favourable side of the beat.

Overall, it was a really fun event and all the sailors had a great time. Many thanks to Draycote for hosting and all the hard work of the race officer and the other volunteers who made it such a great weekend!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
Sport Fleet
1st3222Zak SandersonDaviesWindermere School(BFD)11‑41249
2nd2086Nathan RussellRHYC1‑116‑1641113
3rd3575Freddie SunderlandOMSC‑9‑153174924
4th2392Oliver Stratton‑BrownFPSC14(DNS)‑23253226
5th2156Jac BaileyPort Dinorwic Sailing Club77462‑9(DNC)26
6th2226Finlay Lomas‑ClarkeFrensham Pond SC(BFD)4‑9738527
7th2616Mark Jenkins Jaum…HISC432(DNF)11‑13828
8th1901Alex SydenhamHayling Island Sailing Club5(DNF)(DNS)597329
9th2214Andrew SoarsFrensham Pond Sailing Club135103‑17‑23637
10th2661Charlotte WhiteWilsonian SC6‑12‑1798111145
11th3025Ben ObrienELTON SAILING CLUB122710‑20‑181546
12th3091Toby SmithRoyal Hospital School / Rutland SC(BFD)65‑171651446
13th2162Ben GreenhalghPDSC210‑221115‑271048
14th2410Archie McEwanGrafham Water Sailing Club8‑188‑151015748
15th1922Fflur PierceRydalPenrhos/PDSC10‑131112610‑1849
16th3766Macsen BarberPPSA PYC NYC31413‑181212‑2354
17th2560Toby ThompsonFrensham Pond SC(BFD)‑2616813191369
18th2837Matthew KnowlesBolton SC119(DNS)192116‑2276
19th1889Lawson NunnBrightlingsea Sailing club16‑2520‑291962182
20th2365Max RawlinsonRoa Island Boating Club(BFD)815132324‑2683
21st2664William JohnsonBrightlingsea SC(BFD)172414‑26141786
22nd2348William Stratton‑BrownFPSC1519‑252414‑291688
23rd1693Felicity AngellDraycote Water Sailing Club182014‑22‑22202092
24th3855Jack BewDocklands Sailing and Watersports Centre172112‑27.524‑261993
25th478Tom SinfieldPort Dinorwic Sailing Club(BFD)22192318‑251294
26th2260Joshua InglesfieldHISC20162620‑2717‑2799
27th3579William SearsChristchurch Sailing Club212418‑26‑282124108
28th3163Sirene Le PetitPPSA192321‑25‑252225110
29th3361Ivan NichollsIOMYC(DNS)(DNS)DNS21292828138
30th3662Marcus PakesHaversham SC(BFD)(DNF)2727.5303029143.5
31st1482Sam MastertonFPSC2227(DNS)(DNS)DNCDNCDNC145
Pro Fleet
1st1906Toby HatsellMiddle Nene SC1‑53121‑48
2nd3159William BaileyYDSC‑1514‑633112
3rd3262Imogen WadeDraycote Water SC8‑10121‑12315
4th1874Tristan AhlheidFrensham Pond SC21223‑172‑1421
5th3250Kai BlackahWelsh Harp Sailing Club5255‑10‑14724
6th1591Harry McTiernanBrightlingsea Sailing Club37‑12‑855525
7th3897Tilda BrayshayYorkshire Dales SC / Ripon SC63(BFD)44‑131027
8th2855Georgie StammersRoyal Hospital School486‑13‑94628
9th1851Zoe SandersonDaviesWindermere School7‑97‑1288232
10th1316James BarracloughShropshire Sailing Club114(BFD)96‑181343
11th2652Joseph HendersonWelsh Harp106117‑1211‑1245
12th560Ffion BaileyPort Dinorwic Sailing Club9148‑1679‑1847
13th3585Toby FieldEmsworth Sailing Club‑1913(DNS)10157853
14th2402Rebecca KnockPort Dinorwic Sailing Club13‑16141111‑16958
15th3606finley southonBough Beech Sailing Club12‑191514‑21101162
16th1555Josie KellyFelpham Sailing Club‑22151315166‑1765
17th3705Edward EelesBrightlingsea SC141110‑17‑18151565
18th3201Thomas LeatherGurnard SC161791814‑20‑2174
19th3354Reenie Hyettmsandcc/iom18‑2016‑2113171680
20th2987Georgiana CaldecottRutland Sailing Club‑2118172019‑212094
21st3037Myles mawdittIsland Yacht Club‑20‑21181920191995
22nd605Dara ashenHunts sc17(DNS)(DNS)DNC222222107
23rd3263Harriet WadeDraycote Water SC23(DNF)(DNS)22232323114

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