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2000 Class Millennium Series 2020 Event 1 at Snettisham Beach Sailing Club

by Kev 'Obi' O'Brien 29 Jul 2020 11:55 BST 25-26 July 2020

The 2000 Class Association have returned to sailing for the first time since before lockdown in collaboration with Snettisham Beach SC near Kings Lynn to deliver their first Millennium Series event for 2020.

Over the weekend of 25-26th July, 16 boats took part in the regatta with crews made up of family or 'social bubble' combinations. The event was able to take place due to the huge amount of space available at Snettisham SC which enabled 'social distancing' guidelines to be implemented for all. The sailing club kept the changing and showering facilities closed due to CV-19 but this didn't deter 6 travellers to make the journey, with a few camping on-site! That's a commitment to the sport they love.

The tide times at Snettisham meant that the first day's morning briefing took place at 0800 hrs for competitors, with the early start to racing this provided a convenient finish in the early afternoon allowing people to explore the local area or just relax having a BBQ and a few beers.

First days racing had a 15-knot building breeze with a steady 20 knots in race three. The racing was close and it was inevitable that the local top sailors and current National Champions Jasper / Laura Barnham would be battling with the 2018 National Champions Simon Horsfield and Katie Burridge around the race track.

Sunday's racing first gun was 0935 hrs which allowed for a little lie-in for all, and with the wind direction onshore allowed a great spinnaker reach to the starting area. The sun was out and the breeze was around 12 knots and building, with a few waves which allowed people to hone their downwind surfing techniques much to some people's advantage. For the final sixth race of the weekend, the breeze again built to a steady 20 knots with the sea state increasing.

Everybody came off the water smiling with some looking tired, for many this was their first time on the water for 2020. 6 races were sailed in the regatta in total and the final results were close throughout the fleet. The winners were decided on the final race. Simon Horsfield and Katie Burridge took place 1st place with Jasper/Laura Barnham coming 2nd both on 7 points. Father and son Chris/Tom Hall (Snettisham SC) took 3rd on 14 points.

A huge thank you to Snettisham for putting on a superb well-managed event with 'social distancing' guidelines. The club's hospitality was first class and supported all the travellers where they could.

Overall Results:

PosHelm CrewSail NoClub R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Pts
1Horsfield Simon Burridge Katie 22658Thorney Island SC 11217217
2Barnham JasperBarnham Laura 2042SBSC 2211127
3Hall Chris Hall Tom 2327SBSC 33328314
4Charnley BenPearson Paul 2733SBSC 75745425
5Tasker Guy Tasker‑Brown Rosie 2279SBSC 1046113528
6Yardley Ian Yardley Sarah 2204RYA 4845101231
7Foley Mark Holmes‑Short Laura 22547SBSC 59864831
8Gallivan Joe Burridge Sarah 22558Lymington Town SC 116586631
9Thomas Chris Hopkins Verity 21933Weir Wood 8101079741
10Crossman David Stevens Geoff 2345SBSC 67121212946
11Noris Paul Wildbur Connie 2231SBSC 91117371747
12Dickson William Dickson Tara 2236SBSC 13141110111055
13Tebbutt Adrian Miller Eva 22535SBSC 1413914131160
14O'Brien Kevin Staite Chloe22619RAF Sailing Assoc 12121713141768
15Barnham Fergus Shirley Rebecca 2321Northampton SC 1717179171777
16Smith Paul Smith Charlotte 2762Sutton SC 15171717171783

2000 Class Association 2020 UK National Championships are good to go!

The 2000 Class Association has spent the last 4 months planning their National event being hosted by Brixham YC. The week-long regatta is starting on the 16th August to the 21st August 20.

The association has invested significant funds to provide competitors with Zhik face coverings and provide 'social distanced' boat parking. Initiatives have also seen the use of modern technology to allow the regatta to be fully managed using Microsoft Forms for online registration. Competitors will also be kept up to date on race and result information via a WhatsApp competitors' group.

Race Officer Sean Semmens has worked tirelessly in creating a flight system to allow 'gatherings' onshore to be less than 30 people, launching in waves again to reduce the number of people gathering. The social calendar for the event has been reduced but Brixham YC is still providing catering with a booking system and food choice with 2 blocks of 2 hours sittings.

The entry limit has been reduced to 52 boats, and currently, the entry list is sitting at 38 boats. If you fancy entering then please send an email of interest to Early Bird entry fee is £180 until 31st July 20 thereafter it will be £200. Youth entry fee (Helm Only) £135 and Youth entry fee (Helm /Crew) is just £90.

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