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29er Ovington Championship 2019 at the WPNSA

by Ollie Evans 13 Nov 07:02 GMT 9-10 November 2019
29er Ovington Championship 2019 at the WPNSA © 29er UK

On the weekend of 9/10 November, Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy hosted the 29er Ovington Championships. A range of conditions tested the sailors in being able to adapt over the weekend, with the more rounded sailors gaining the top places.

Saturday began wet, cold and blowing well above 20 knots. Some might say miserable! But the 29er fleet got away off the start all clear. 2816 (Rupert and Henry Jameson) took an early lead, however the top of the beat proved to be extremely shifty and 315 (Monique Vennis-Ozanne and Fin Armstrong) managed to gain the lead. As the leaders sailed down the run, a huge rain squall battered the fleet, creating incredibly poor visibility. However, 315 took the win, with 2898 (Aled Llewellyn-Jones and Ben Bradley) sneaking into 2nd.

As the wind shifted round to the NNW it dropped a tad and the sun even began to make a slight appearance. Race 2 got underway, however the new conditions tested some of the previous leaders, other than 315 who went on to take another win, with the new pairing 2905 (Elodie Edwards and Ewan Wilson) coming in to take 2nd.

Race 3 saw 2929 (Tom Storey and Ben Willlet) being denied their race win after being a tad keen at the start line. This let 2235 (Will Pank and Seb Gotto) in to take 1st, with 315 coming in 2nd.

Race 4 was decided by the cloud lingering over the left hand side of the course, which was well spotted by 2816 who then took the win, 315 grabbing 2nd and 2929 in at 3rd.

So, after day one 315 (Monique and Fin) took a commanding lead as the others found it hard to stay consistent. 2235 was in at 2nd and 2816 3rd overnight. On Saturday night, the sailors socialised over a lovely Italian - a great chance for new members of the class to get to know some new people and for others to meet up with friends.

Sunday morning once again brought a fresh breeze from the NE, not increasing the temperature at all! Race 5 saw some new leaders 2811 (Ollie Evans and Louis Johnson) showing their speed in the breezier conditions to bag first, 2898 2nd and 315 3rd.

Race 6 saw the left hand side to be dominant and 315 regained dominance grabbing another 1st, 2816 scoring an important 2nd and another new pairing entering the top 3, 2915 (George Vincent and Will Adler) snatched 3rd.

Starboard end of the start payed in race 7. With 2929 taking advantage of this they then had the boat speed to get to the gain feature on the left as well, setting them up well. 2929 took the race win, 315 2nd and 2811 in at 3rd after a few boats were rather keen on the start line.

The final race of the weekend was incredibly important with the points so tight in the top 6, 315 finished their weekend as they started with yet another win, 2929 gaining an important 2nd and 2905 came back on the 2nd beat to grab 3rd.

Overall, the more consistent teams shone through in the range of wind conditions. It was a great opportunity to sail at our 2020 Worlds venue, gaining more experience of the venue.

Congratulations to 315 (Monique/Fin) winning with a dominant performance overall and 1st mixed. 2816 (Rupert/Henry) were second overall and 2811 (Ollie/Louis) 3rd overall. First girls were 2849 (Annie Hammett/Jess Jobson), 2nd girls 2292 (Sian Talbot/Maddie Bristow) shortly followed by 3rd girls 2234 (Emily Mueller/Flo Brellisford). 2nd Mixed were 2905 (Elodie/Ewan), with 2695 (Flo Peters/Freddy Wood) in 3rd. 1st juniors were 2700 (Sam Jones/Leo Wilkinson, followed by 2222 (Robin Stein/Sam Brackley) and 3rd juniors went to 1510 (Phoebe Peters/Raulf Berry).

Thanks must go to the PRO David Campbell-James and everyone who helped put together another fantastic event. Many thanks to Ovingtons for sponsoring our event with great prizes. Hope to see many of you at the next event, GP3 at Rutland!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubsR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1315MONIQUE VENNIS‑OZANNEFINLEY ARMSTRONGHISC/TORBAY YC1122‑312110
22816RUPERT JAMESONHENRY JAMESONHAYLING ISLAND SC3‑1151426526
32811OLIVER EVANSLOUIS JOHNSONGURNARD SC / HISC5‑1344163730
42235WILLIAM PANKSEB GOTTONORFOLK BROADS YC/ROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL6415‑747431
52929TOM STOREYBEN WILLETTYORKSHIRE DALES SC / TATA SC45(UFD)31191235
62898ALED LLEWELLYN‑JONESBEN BRADLEYSAUNDERSFOOT / HILL HEAD SC HISC233‑1521251037
72733ALEX RATSEYOLLIE HAWKINSROYAL WESTERN YC / LOOE SC13‑161268712866
82905ELODIE EDWARDSEWAN WILSONCLWB HWYLIO PWLLHELI SC / WORMIT BOATING162621145(BFD)367
92229BEN MUELLERJOE BRADLEYRLYMYC/HISC20914813‑218981
102924BEN HUTTON‑PENMANNATHAN CLARKBURNHAM SC/CORINTHIAN OTTERS15‑18179613101585
112700LEO WILKINSONSAM JONESMAIDENHEAD SC / HILL HEAD SC87923‑2914111991
122694OLIVER FELLOWSWILL JARMAN 1914117(DNS)1692096
13834ETHAN GERRELLTOM BARNESHISC / RTYC14‑2916109101823100
142736MAXI TUSTAINBEN IBBOTSONHISC / SOLWAY YC221781212‑281517103
152695FLO PETERSFREDDY WOODHISC (DNS)152319218414104
162915GEORGE VINCENTWILL ADLERPARKSTONE YC1227201319313‑30107
172849ANNIE HAMMETTJESS JOBSONHISC / ROYAL TORBAY YC10‑19151810191718107
182873TIM NORWOODNATHAN VAN STEENBERGERIYC / NATIONAL YC‑30871420222413108
192879ROBBIE MCDONALDARCHIE STOKESHAYLING ISLAND SC21‑4413115241624114
202514BEN BATCHELORLUCY HEWITSONISLE OF MAN YC / HISC112127‑3017111921127
212304TILLY GREGSONHARRY FOXSTARCROSS YC / HISC92510‑4131173612140
222292SIAN TALBOTMADELEINE BRISTOWLEIGH & LOWTON SC(RET)20262818181422146
232234EMILY MUELLERFLORENCE BRELLISFORDRLYMYC/ HISC / CORINTHIAN OTTERS/ EYC236183136‑442016150
242822LEAH RICKARDMAX GOODBODYNATIONAL YC / RIYC710251637(DNC)BFD6155
252340SOPHIE DENNISEMMA WELLSHISC27122829242021‑32161
262025RALPH NEVILEANGUS KILPATRICKFRENSHAM POND SC / HISC2422322625‑333011170
272819TOM BURKEALFIE COGGERCONISTON SC172319273030‑3229175
282796EMMA JAMESJESS NELSONPARKSTONE YC / RUTLAND SC33‑42213416153726182
292738TED LANERUPERT CLAPHAMCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC18373417222529‑39182
302338SEAN WOODARDTOBY BLOOMFIELDDEBEN YC / PAIGNTON SC282429(DNS)28272228186
312222ROBIN STEINSAM BRACKLEYFELPHAM SC/HISC / FELPHAM SC/HAYLING ISL25303133262627‑36198
321510PHOEBE PETERSRAULF BERRYEMSWORTH SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC262830243539(BFD)25207
332224FINBARR WORMWELLIMOGEN ASQUITHHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC413637251529(BFD)33216
342225OLIVIA BRACEY‑DAVISWILLIAM HELLEWELLHISC / PAIGNTON SC29(RET)DNCDNC23232327233
352046GRUFF GREENGEORGE SELLWOODTEIFI BOATING CLUB / TEIFI BOATING CLUB/423340‑4327342543244
361765ALISSA MARSHALLJORJA MARSHALLRHS/RHYC34‑40363732353540249
371895FREDDIE FISHERCAM MITCHELL 31464235(DNF)312837250
382477RACHEL PYKEBLYTHE BERRYHAYLING ISLAND SC3835333240‑433441253
391508LIA FLETCHERROSIE TARGETTRHS/WSC / FRENSHAM POND SC(RET)4338RET34322634261
402028JOSIE MEREDITHANGUS FELLOWSHISC/PAPERCOURT SC / YYC39394136383831(DSQ)262
412903INDIA PAGE‑WOODHANNAH MORRISHISC / WARSASH SC(RET)313522DNF37BFD31264
422118OLIVER SMOULTTOMMY WILLETTLLANGORSE SC3226223845(DNC)DNCDNC271
43723FREDDIE WESTWELLJESSE KIBBLEHISC373439‑4241424038271
442337JULIA BARNESTIEGAN PEARCERTYC / TRESAITH MARINERS SC(RET)322420RETDNC39RET277
45843RICHIE THURLBYCHARLIE MERRYWEATHERHILL HEAD SC / OXFORD SC354145393340(DNC)44277
462327CHARLOTTE KNIGHTTOM PEACOCKNORFOLK BROADS YC / PARKSTONE YC4045444442‑463845298
471158BEN PURRIERTOM CAMPBELLPARKSTONE YC433843404347(DNC)DNC308
482336LUCA MITCHELLZAK MITCHELLPAIGNTON SC(RET)RETDNCDNC44363342317
49873EMMA HUTCHINGSIZZY GRANT/KATE NEWMANHISC/PAGHAM YC / HISC(RET)DNCDNCDNC39414135318
50470RUBEN FITZGERALDBEN HOOKCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(RET)474645DNCDNCDNCDNC354
512121QUINN EDMONDSFIN OLIVERCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC36(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC360
522494JOSHUA PRICEJOSEPH DORMER (RET)DNCDNCDNCDNC4842UFD360
532115KATIE YELLANDYASMIN SFAXIFRENSHAM POND(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNF45RETDNC369

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