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Topper Regional Open at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Dave Rowe 21 Jul 15:41 BST 18 July 2020
Topper Regional Open at Draycote Water © Dave Rowe

It was fantastic news to be able to arrange regional opens again at Draycote Water Sailing Club and with some restrictions in place we published a NOR for Toppers to race on Saturday the 18th July, with fingers crossed for good weather and people wanting to race again.

With only pre-entry allowed, it saw seventeen 5.3's and eight 4.2's sign up and with the race brief delivered by video prior to the day, sailors arrived on site with maximum of 6 to a slip in two zones and launched on D flag in to a perfect 10 knot westerly breeze.

Four races for each fleet run back to back which provided some amazing and close racing in both fleets.

Jess Powell won the 4.2s and this is what she had to say:

"In my 4.2 fleet there was 8 people sailing including people who had competed at National level. It was remarkably close between my friend Imogen Green and I and we secured 2nd and 1st place respectively. 3rd place was taken by Edward Paling (Notts County Sailing Club).

"I am so ecstatic at winning my 1st open meeting at my home club (4.2 fleet) and look forward to competing in many more Topper events. Thank you to Draycote Water Sailing Club for getting us all back out on the water racing so soon."

Jessica Powell (611) - 46391:

"The 5.3s was won by Ben Pauling from Notts County Sailing Club with Ted Ball of Draycote Water taking second, Heather Quinn taking 3rd also from Notts County the racing in the fleet was very tight with only four points separating 4th to 10th position and a different winner in each race."

With a restriction on gatherings there was no prize-giving on the day, so trophies were posted out.

Overall Results:

PoSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
Topper 4.2
1st46391Jessica PowellDraycote12‑414
2nd48653Imogen GreenDWSC‑21124
3rd48259Edward PalingNotts County‑53249
4th48165Eddie QuinnNCSC34‑5310
5th43754Robert ByneDraycote water4‑63512
6th46000Léon KadiogluWest Kirby SC‑656617
7th27192Arthur QuinnNCSC‑777721
8th48675Kitty DavyDWSC‑888824
Topper 5.3
1st47790Ben PalingNotts County13‑426
2nd48101ted balldraycote24(DNC)17
3rd47023Heather QuinnNCSC412‑97
4th47101Iris SingletonDraycote‑825815
5th48535Sam GraytonNotts County Sailing Club3‑129315
6th48451Daisy Fisher (DNC)83516
7th48586Finn MorganSSSC‑1058417
8th47765Oli KeenanTamworth Sailing Club7‑1011018
9th45438Hayden MooreNotts County5‑117719
10th20862Joe RoweDraycote676‑1319
11th47388AIMEE BRAYBANBURY SC9610‑1225
12th48318merryn attridgeswarkestone13‑1612631
13th46168Gwyneth LanyonNCSC11‑13111133
14th46205Caitlin ThomasNotts County‑149131436
15th41818Millie HardimanBartley Sailing Club121514‑1741
16th47181Clem MiddleDraycote Water Sailing Club151415‑1644
17th47794Felicity AngellDraycote water sailing club16‑17161547

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