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NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er Winter Championship 2020 at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Athena Vogiatzi & Maddie Wylie 28 Jan 05:40 GMT 25-26 January 2020
NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er Winter Championship at Grafham Water © UK 29er Class

It was a weekend of two halves at Grafham Water, with some light wind racing on Saturday and more gusty and shifty conditions on Sunday.

On the first race on Saturday, everyone was a bit too keen, resulting in two general recalls. Eventually, the fleet got away and 2347, Freya Black and Fin Armstrong, won this race and from then on dominated the weekend. However, 2982, Tom Storey and Ben Willett, put them through their paces in all races with an impressive set of results overall. Top start of the day has to go to 2700 Leo and Sam with a cheeky port flyer caught on video @uk29erclassassociation.

Results on day one showed how shifty the day was with the results being very mixed for many boats and only the top 10 or so boats being consistent. Freya and Fin were winning overnight followed by Tom and Ben and then 2661 Monique Vennis-Ozanne and John Mather. 2234, Emily Mueller and Flo Brellisford, were positioned First Ladies overnight having sailed well in the light winds with all to play for the next day.

Day 2, however, brought very different conditions with 13 knots and large gusts making it challenging for the less experienced boats. By the last race the wind was up to 18 knots.

Freya and Fin were very strong again and won overall with Tom and Ben 2nd and Monique and John 3rd. 2507, Athena Vogiatzi and Maddie Wylie were 1st ladies, having come back strongly from an inconsistent Saturday, followed by 2340, Sophie Dennis and Emma Wells, and Emily and Flo finishing as second and third ladies respectively. 2229, Ben Mueller and Freddie Lonsdale, were 1st juniors, then Leo Wilkinson and Sam Jones in 2nd and 2222, Robin Stein and Sam Brackley, finishing 3rd juniors. Third Mixed was 2344 Annie Hammett and Freddie Wood.

Furthermore, it was great to see that 57 boats entered the event. Huge congratulations to all the newcomers in the fleet who sailed on Sunday and managed to cope with the very tricky gusty conditions. They did very well to sail around the course and to try and stay upright. Special mention goes to 2806 Oliver Smoult and Tommy Willett for their 5th on Saturday.

We would like to say huge thank you to the race officer, for the brilliant racing and coping with such a large fleet, and managing to get 8 superb races in over the weekend in a range of conditions Thank you to our sponsor NeilPryde for the great prizes.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next GP in Weymouth in March as everyone gets ready for the Youths in Pwhelli.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewClubsR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stGBR2347FREYA BLACKFINLEY ARMSTRONGHISC / TORBAY YC142‑5211314
2ndGBR2982TOM STOREYBEN WILLETTYORKSHIRE DALES SC / TATA SC513‑6122216
3rdGBR2661MONIQUE VENNIS‑OZANNEJOHN MATHERHHSC/HISC / HISC2971647(DNC)36
4thGBR2507ATHENA VOGIATZIMADDIE WYLIESOUTH SHIELDS SC / YORKSHIRE DALES SC‑3532610436658
5thGBR2811OLIVER EVANSLOUIS JOHNSONGURNARD SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC12‑301517853161
6thGBR2696MICHAEL DYERSAMUEL DYERHERNE BAY SC8211214‑25101167
7thIRL2873TIM NORWOODNATHAN VAN STEENBERGERIYC / NATIONAL YC7791191114‑1968
8thGBR2229BEN MUELLERFREDDIE LONSDALERLYMYC/HISC / HISC38‑314156241070
9thGBR2898ALED LLEWELLYN‑JONESBEN BRADLEYSAUNDERSFOOT / HILL HEAD SC HISC201318183(UFD)4480
10thGBR2340SOPHIE DENNISEMMA WELLSHISC61713151898‑2086
11thGBR2924BEN HUTTON‑PENMANNATHAN CLARKBURNHAM SC/CORINTHIAN OTTERS171910‑28101017790
12thGBR2848MAXI TUSTAINBEN IBBOTSONISLAND BARN RSC / SOLWAY YC2556‑35251511996
13thGBR2234EMILY MUELLERFLORENCE BRELLISFORDRLYMYC/ HISC / CORINTHIAN OTTERS/ EYC428132323‑312598
14thGBR229SIAN TALBOTMADELEINE BRISTOWLEIGH AND LOWTON / LEIGH & LOWTON SC16‑3320913141617105
15thGBR2915GEORGE VINCENTWILL ADLERPARKSTONE YC / CASTLE COVE SC2422‑2725117514108
16thGBR2344ANNIE HAMMETTFREDDIE WOODHISC141817‑311617208110
17thGBR2700LEO WILKINSONSAM JONESMAIDENHEAD SC / HILL HEAD SC19243637(UFD)1513117
18thIRL2822LEAH RICKARDMAX GOODBODYNATIONAL YC / RIYC18‑314292716915118
19thGBR2029CHARLIE GRANJOE BRADLEYHISC13151214(DNF)183416122
20thGBR2937SONIA EVANSLIZZIE CATTERMOLEGRAFHAM WATER SC1011112222(UFD)2621123
21stGBR2819TOM BURKEALFIE COGGERCONISTON SC‑2614142119211818125
22ndGBR834ETHAN GERRELLTOM BARNESHISC / RTYC224616161720(UFD)12149
23rdGBR2028JOSIE MEREDITHMADDY KIRKPAPERCOURT SC / BSSC111634271228‑3822150
24thGBR2806OLIVER SMOULTTOMMY WILLETTLLANGORSE SC / RYA3010519403122(DNF)157
25thGBR2224FINBARR WORMWELLIMOGEN ASQUITHHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC2329‑392331191323161
26thGBR2879ROBBIE MCDONALDARCHIE STOKESHAYLING ISLAND SC‑4432292620132324167
27thGBR2230MAGGIE RICKMANTHOMAS WHITEHAYLING ISLAND SC/PAPERCOURT SC / PAPERC21‑3524829323026170
28thGBR2222ROBIN STEINSAM BRACKLEYFELPHAM SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC91246342127(UFD)28177
29thGBR1490TASMYN GREENTYLER GREENLLANDUDNO SC / PORT DINORWIG SC28343012‑39292933.5195.5
30thGBR2235WILLIAM PANKSEB GOTTONORFOLK BROADS YC/ROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL(DNC)DNCDNCDNC58125207
31stGBR2304TILLY GREGSONANGUS FELLOWSSTARCROSS YC / YEALM YC(BFD)27553728122130210
32ndGBR938BLAKE TUDORBRETT TUDORBRIGHTLINGSEA SC3963232362642(DNC)213
33rdGBR2664SEAN WOODARDTOBY BLOOMFIELDDEBEN YC / PAIGNTON SC362033‑3934332532213
34thGBR2796EMMA JAMESOLIVER FELLOWSPARKSTONE YC / CASTLE COVE SC154421302624(DNF)DNC219
35thGBR1508LIA FLETCHERROSIE TARGETTRHS/WSC / FRENSHAM POND2923372438‑403537223
36thGBR873EMMA HUTCHINGSANNA UTTINGHISC/PAGHAM YC / STAR CROSS4525252041‑473640232
37thGBR2337JULIA BARNESTIEGAN PEARCERTYC / TRESAITH MARINERS SC‑4828454635222729232
38thGBR723FREDDIE WESTWELLJESSE KIBBLEHISC3141‑424233303235244
39thGBR2738TED LANERUPERT CLAPHAMCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC43‑51474530391927250
40thGBR871CLARA JONESAMELIE CURTISBURGHFIELD SC27‑4335413735RDG39250.7
41stGBR2042CHARLOTTE KNIGHTTOM PEACOCKNORFOLK BROADS YC / PARKSTONE YC34422236(DNF)464038258
42ndGBR2046GRUFF GREENGEORGE SELLWOODTEIFI BOATING CLUB / TEIFI BOATING CLUB/40‑50284032423941262
43rdGBR2292ISSY LEETCHSOLOMON WILBYRUTLAND SC3726197(DNC)DNCDNCDNC266
44thGBR2022KATE NEWMANRUDY BARRNETLEY SC4738‑534942383331278
45thGBR843RICHIE THURLBYCHARLIE MERRYWEATHER 514838‑5243373733.5287.5
46thGBR1504KATE ROBERTSONMOLLY HINSLIFF‑SMITHSWARKESTONE SC / NOTTS COUNTY SC333641334744(DNF)DNC293
47thGBR2292BEN TYLECOTESOLOMAN WILBYRUTLAND SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC24342836299
48thGBR1158BEN PURRIERTOM CAMPBELLPARKSTONE YC46‑49484745414142310
49thGBR2414IOLO DAVIESIOAN DAVIESCBYC/PYC38392338(DNF)DNCDNCDNC315
50thGBR1356JAMES CLARKENOAH FITZGERALDGRAFHAM SC / ALTON WATER SC3237495448(DNF)DNCDNC338
51stGBR2115KATIE YELLANDYASMIN SFAXIFRENSHAM POND4153404444(DNC)DNCDNC340
52ndGBR2216CHARLIE HOPKINSONBEN PALINGNOTTS COUNTY SC505544514948(DNF)43340
53rdGBR2242CAITLIN MORLEYTHEO AERSBURNHAM SC / BLACKWATER SC42455250(DNF)36DNFDNC343
54thGBR2933RUBEN FITZGERALDBEN HOOKCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC495451434645(DNC)DNC347
55thGBR2494JOSHUA PRICEJOSEPH DORMERHISC/QUEEN MARY SC54405455(DNC)43DSQDNS364
56thGBR2217OSCAR OLDFIELDCELESTE OLDFIELDROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL53474348(DNC)DNCDNCDNC368
57thGBR2231GABBY CLIFTONTHEO CLIFTONDABCHICKS SC52525053(DNC)DNCDNCDNC384
58thGBR1765ALISSA MARSHALLJORJA MARSHALLRHS/RHYC(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC413

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