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Noble Marine Laser Radial Inland Championship at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Drew Barnes 11 Nov 2019 15:23 GMT 2-3 November 2019

With the forecast how it was, people agreed that the sailing was cancelled on Saturday due to the weather forecast. This meant that we got to watch the big rugby game, however as I arrived Saturday this was nice to just chill, relax and check over my boat.

On Sunday we had light winds from anything between 4-10 knots and shifty. In the first race there were two general recalls and then a large line sag after - typical Radials! The competition between the top five was very close, I won this race with Finley Dickinson very close to me and then Shotaro Kikkawa in third.

The second race was very similar conditions with probably the most wind all day, I even got hiking. Personally I wouldn’t say there was a favoured side because both sides came in however playing the shifts was very important all day. Results for the second race were Drew Barnes 1st, Finley Dickinson 2nd and James Foster 3rd.

The third race was the shiftiest I would say, with the wind changing direction and strength less often but changing angles were bigger. Shotaro Kikkawa led round the first mark and kept his lead with Jon Emmett and myself close behind which were the final positions.

The final race of the day and to be honest some people thought it could have been cancelled but a good call and at the right time we got another race in, Shotaro Kikkawa led from start to finish winning this race, in second was Oli Sturley and third was Scott Forbes.

The racing was very close, and the competition was good. Well done to Shotaro Kikkawa for winning on equal points with myself in second place and Finley Dickinson in third overall.

Special thanks must go to Grafham Water for holding the event, PRO Peter Saxton and all the race team for their hard work, plus dad for taking me. Also, our title sponsors Noble Marine and SailingFast for providing the prizes.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCategoryClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1213956Shotaro KIKKAWAU19Stokes Bay SC3‑13115
2213658Drew BARNESU19Christchurch SC113‑55
3209000Finley DICKINSONU17HISC22‑11711
4193725Drew GIBBONSU17West Kirby5‑114413
5213657Scott FORBESU17Loch Lomond SC75‑21315
6212907James FOSTERU19RYA‑1136615
7216000Arthur FARLEYU16RVYC/BHYC479‑1020
8216115Jon EMMETTMWeir Wood‑14821424
9214081Kai WOLGRAMU16Llyn Brenig SC124‑161228
10214008Oliver STURLEYU19Parkstone YC20(DSQ)7229
11215303Nick WELBOURNU19Hykeham SC‑13128929
12206876Oliver BLACKBURNU21Leigh And Lowton(BFD)9131335
13205129James DRIVER NLSA17‑2251537
14216646Alastair BROWNU19Great Moor SC8‑20141840
15212906Barty GRAYU17Trearddur Bay1610‑191642
16201852William THOMASU16GWSC618‑351943
17201587Sam DICKINSONU16HISC1017‑201744
18210233Theo GUMBLEYU17 9‑36172046
19211256Christine WOODU19CCCDS‑261524847
20214636Edward BAKERU16Fossc / Paignton / Chew Valley SC231610‑3649
21202543Aaron EVANSU17Silver Wing SC1525‑331151
22213641Rob CAGEGM (BFD)14122652
23204178Dan KEENANU17Tamworth SC182715‑3160
24209216Charlotte ROCKETTU19Barnt Green SC‑3021182261
25202320Gemma MCDONNELLU19GWSC2119‑302565
26206191Charlotte VIDELOU17Frensham Pond SC19‑32262166
27213545George SUNDERLANDU19Olton Mere SC25SCP27‑2973
28206471Bruno NICHOLASU16LLSC‑2824232875
29213540Coco BARRETTU17Island Barn27‑29252476
30213579Ian RAWET  222629‑3777
31204031David CATTOMHunts SC(BFD)30223082
32216862Maggie ADAMSONALerwick BoatingC‑3223313286
33208996Rebecca VIDELOU19Frensham Pond SC2431‑383388
34208163George ELLIS‑MILLERU19GWSC3334‑392390
35203181Nathan SMITHU19Staunton Harold S.c.293328‑3890
36202316Harry NEWTONU17 312832‑3591
37195779Finlay TULETTU17Dalgety Bay(BFD)35362798
38141201Miles VIDLERU17Crawley Mariners / Weir Wood354034‑43109
39137250Lotte POSTU16GWSC‑40393734110
40198575Molly TULETTU19Dalgety Bay373840‑41115
41186677Jonathan POWELL GWSC3641‑4339116
42195123Ed SWAINU19Felixstowe Ferry SC3837‑4242117
43188220William THOROGOODU16GWSC344341‑44118
44162576Finley WEBBU16Harwich Town SC3945‑4640124
45180834Tom FLINTHAMMFrensham Pond SC434244‑45129
46161707Alicia HAINSWORTH‑ADAMSU16GWSC4144‑4747132
47157539Charlotte RUDDU17GWSC42‑464546133

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