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Allen 29er GP1 at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy - Overall

by Ben Mueller 23 Sep 06:49 BST 19-20 September 2020
Allen 29er GP1 at Weymouth © 29er UK

With a 238-day gap between events, everyone was excited to head to Portland and WPNSA for the Allen GP 1. In what would be a thrilling return to racing, strong winds all weekend meant there would be plenty of action for the 74-boat fleet.

Too much wind on Saturday morning led to a short postponement. However, the wind soon died to a gusty 16 knots, and out the fleet went. An unusual wind direction from the North East caused some steep chop at the line helping to keep the eager fleet back; the first start got off quickly and sailors quickly began racing towards the top mark. It was a boat speed type of day as the strong winds made any manoeuvres costly, but the trend was to head middle left.

The first race was won by 2982 (Tom Storey/Ben Willett) in yellow and blue was claimed by 2905 (Elodie Edwards/Ewan Wilson. 2982 (Tom/Ben) continued their success with a win in race two but in blue 2898 (Aled Llewellyn-Jones/Ben Bradley) took first. There was no stopping 2982 as they had a third win and in blue fleet 2900 (Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale) took first. Finally 2327 (Charlie Gran/Emily Covell) prevented Tom Storey and Ben Willett from winning the fourth and final race of the day whilst in blue fleet 2900 (Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale) gained their second win for the day.

Overnight leaders were 2982 (Tom Storey/Ben Willett) after an impressive 3 firsts and 1 second. Close behind and on equal points were 2900 (Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale) and 2905 (Elodie Edwards/Ewan Wilson) with 5 points. Top girls overnight were 2344 (Annie Hammett/Jess Jobson) with 2661 Monique Vennis-Ozanne/Abi Campbell in second and 2753 Sian Talbot/Maddie Bristow in third.

Social distancing meant that usual social events were cancelled but after a tiring day many sailors were grateful for the early night.

Sunday saw fleets split into Gold and Silver and a slightly lighter forecast was welcomed by almost every sailor. But when the fleet launched, it was just as windy as Saturday. The wind was slightly further left than Saturday but otherwise the days were similar- sunny and windy.

Gold fleet got off quickly after an all clear start, exciting action at the gate meant that it was difficult to tell who the leaders were, but eventually 2898 (Aled Llewellyn-Jones/Ben Bradley) finished on top. In Silver fleet 2796 (Emma James/Oliver Fellows) won the race.

The second race of the day was just as windy and 2966 (Leo Wilkinson/Sam Jones) got their first win of the event whilst in Silver 1356 (James Clarke/Noah Fitzgerald) won. The third race for Silver fleet was delayed to prevent the fleets from running into each-other as Gold rounded the gate, ultimately 2905 (Elodie/Ewan) won and in Silver 2478 (Rob Mawdsley/Ollie Mears) crossed the line first in their debut 29er class event.

Whilst the Gold fleet waited for Silver to finish their race, the wind died to a comfortable 13 knots. The Gold fleet, eager to start, had a general recall. The black flag soon followed but unphased 2898 (Aled Llewellyn-Jones/Ben Bradley) and 2966 (Leo Wilkinson/Sam Jones) achieved excellent starts from the pin end. Eventually 2966 came out on top to win the race and 938 (Blake/Brett Tudor) won the race in silver.

Congratulations to Elodie/Ewan for winning the event and first mixed with consistent results- top 2 in 6 races. Tom Storey/Ben Willett for coming second with an impressive number of firsts. Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale finished third. First girls were 2344 Annie Hammett/Jess Jobson with 2753 Sian Talbot/Maddie Bristow second and 2234 Emily Mueller/Flo Brellisford were third. First juniors were 2292 Issy Leetch/Solomon Wilby and second juniors were 2545 Jamie Gatehouse/Oscar Morgan-Harris with third juniors 2022 Kate Newman/Rudy Barr. Second mixed were 2695 Flo Peters/Freddie Wood and third mixed was 2327 Charlie Gran/Emily Covell. Silver fleet winners were 938 Blake & Brett Tudor.

Great job to all the competitors for racing in the tough conditions.

Thanks so much to all at WPNSA for hosting us and to the Class for organising a fantastic event in these challenging times. Big shout out to Allen for sponsoring us and providing great prizes.

It was great to see such a busy event with lots of new faces racing. Looking forward to GP 2 in Weymouth in October.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubQ1Q2Q3Q4F1F2F3F4Pts
Gold Fleet
12905ELODIE EDWARDSEWAN WILSONCLWB HWYLIO PWLLHELI SC / WORMIT BOATING12226‑231216
22982TOM STOREYBEN WILLETTYORKSHIRE DALES SC / TATA SC11125‑102719
32900BEN MUELLERFREDDIE LONSDALEHISC5311343‑1020
42966LEO WILKINSONSAM JONESDATCHET WATER SC/MAIDENHEAD SC / HILL HE7444‑816127
52898ALED LLEWELLYN‑JONESBEN BRADLEYSAUNDERSFOOT / HILL HEAD SC HISC91731(UFD)7331
62695FLO PETERSFREDDY WOODHAYLING ISLAND SC342‑9239932
72811OLLIE EVANSBEN HUTTON‑PENMANGUNARD SC / BURNHAM SC/CORINTHIAN OTTERS2773464‑1133
82327CHARLIE GRANEMILY COVELLHISC1024172‑241238
92338SEAN WOODARDTOBY BLOOMFIELDDEBEN YC/WALDRINGFIELD SC / PAIGNTON SC8337115‑151451
102903FREDDIE WESTWELLJESSE KIBBLEHISC6591410‑215554
112344ANNIE HAMMETTJESS JOBSONHISC / RTYC10656‑1712101362
122736MAXI TUSTAINALFIE COGGERISLAND BARN / WPNSA / CONISTON SC681113‑18812664
13834ETHAN GERRELLTOM BARNESHISC / RTYC11835‑1911141870
142819TOM BURKEBEN IBBOTSONCONISTON SC / SOLWAY YC7655231311‑2670
152753SIAN TALBOTMADELEINE BRISTOWLEIGH & LOWTON SC1113148‑2798871
162879ROBBIE MCDONALDARCHIE STOKESHAYLING ISLAND SC214121597‑251675
172025RALPH NEVILEANGUS KILPATRICKFRENSHAM POND SC / HISC41012414‑29182385
182806GEORGE VINCENTTHOMAS WILLETTPOOLE YC / TATA SC15118151317‑261594
192738TED LANERUPERT CLAPHAMCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC51266211530‑3695
202915MILLY JINKSWILL ADLERHOOE POINT SC1351310202219‑29102
212947FREDDIE FISHERCAM MITCHELLHISC810(UFD)715202722109
222234EMILY MUELLERFLO BRELLISFORDHISC / CORINTHIAN OTTERS1915152026‑27134112
232118OLIVER SMOULTIMOGEN ASQUITH 471311‑36341727113
242111JAMIE WILKINSONWILL MORRISHISC/WARSASH SC15121718‑28162020118
252661MONIQUE VENNIS‑OZANNEABI CAMPBELLHHSC/HISC / BCYC919101129‑322917124
262222ROBIN STEINSAM BRACKLEYHISC FELPHAM SC3910(UFD)22183137130
272477RAULF BERRYBEN MILLARDHAYLING ISLAND SC / EMSWORTH SC232192816‑361619132
282224FINBARR WORMWELLTOM PEACOCKFRENSHAM POND SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC / PAR16118912UFD(DNC)DNC137
292292ISSY LEETCHSOLOMON WILBYRUTLAND SC22141614‑33282225141
303007EMMA HUTCHINGSAMELIE CURTISHISC/PAGHAM YC / HAYLING ISLAND/NETLEY S1416RET12‑38142821142
312337JULIA BARNESTIEGAN PEARCERTYC / TRESAITH MARINERS SC13222213‑30302124145
322414IOLO DAVIESIOAN DAVIESCBYC/PYC / CARDIFF BAY YC22191112242633‑34147
332545JAMIE GATEHOUSEOSCAR MORGAN‑HARRISBEWL VALLEY SC171824173519‑3728158
342225OLIVIA BRACEY‑DAVISWILLIAM HELLEWELLHISC / PAIGNTON SCDSQ92017342423(DNF)164
351194SAM COXWILL DE JAEGERRESTRONGUET SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC19161819‑37253532164
362022KATE NEWMANRUDY BARRNETLEY SC1724171825‑373430165
372230MAGGIE RICKMANTHOMAS WHITEHAYLING ISLAND SC/PAPERCOURT SC / PAPERC141768(DNC)DNCDNCDNC168
381159BEN TUTTLEWILL BALCHHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC12281816‑32313231168
392336LUCA MITCHELLZAK MITCHELLPAIGNTON SC12152122(DNF)333835176
402304TILLY GREGSONANGUS FELLOWSSTARCROSS YC / YEALM YC18(DNS)141031353633177
Silver Fleet
1938BLAKE TUDORBRETT TUDORBRIGHTLINGSEA SC(DNF)132325266176
22796EMMA JAMESOLIVER FELLOWSPARKSTONE YC / CASTLE COVE SC(DNF)251927152281
32028JOSIE MEREDITHMADDY KIRKPAPERCOURT SC / BSSC(DNF)291916344883
42826ANNABELLE VINESROSIE TARGETTROYAL LYMINGTON YC / FRENSHAM POND SC202021‑2672111192
5403OLLIE VINESOLLIE BADDELEYROYAL LYMINGTON YC2118‑25255731796
62206JAMES CROSSLEYOLIVER HICKLINGDATCHET WATER SC/DOVEY YC / DATCHET WATE‑24201520932015102
72175TOM WILLIAMSONCAMERON SWORDQMSC/WEIR WOOD SC / QUEEN MARY SC2623‑2721131683110
82046IWAN ROBERTSGEORGE SELLWOODTEIFI BOATING CLUB/TRESAITH MARINERS SC25‑292623109144111
92478ROB MAWDSLEYOLLIE MEARSHISC21282721881(UFD)114
101356JAMES CLARKENOAH FITZGERALDGRAFHAM SC / GRAFHAM WATER SC2817(RET)29151179116
112216CHARLIE HOPKINSONBEN PALINGNOTTS COUNTY SC2624(DNC)2612101513126
121158BEN PURRIERTOM CAMPBELLPARKSTONE YC232320‑2717131616128
13843RICHIE THURLBYCHARLIE MERRYWEATHERHILL HEAD SC / OXFORD SC16‑3022226192618129
142345GRUFF GREENCADAN PEARCETRESAITH MARINERS SC202116‑2419142223135
152816SANTIAGO SESTO COSBYSAM WEBBR LYM Y C27‑332833241176136
162231GABBY CLIFTONTHEO CLIFTONDABCHICKS SC252526‑2818271010141
171490TASMYN GREENTYLER GREENPORT DINORWIG SC182223191421(DNC)DNC152
182242CAITLIN MORLEYTHEO AERSBURNHAM SC / BLACKWATER SCDNFRET(DNC)234121825156
192933RUBEN FITZGERALDBEN HOOKCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(DNF)27292411202324158
202493ELLA LIGHTBODYFELICITY BRELLISFORDR LYM Y C / CORINTHIAN OTTERS/HISCDNF(DNC)24322623135160
211113TESS SADOWSKICASPAR BARTON 3031(DNC)31DNC17912165
22752LIBBY THOMPSONMADELINE BILBROUGHHISC(DNF)30RET2921152120173
23401MELISSA HEPPELLRACHAEL JENKINSWPNSA(RET)RETRETRET16UFD127180
241220TOM STRATTON‑BROWNELIZA SOUTHNETLEY SC / EMSWORTH SC2832(DNC)DNC25181922182
252787KATY JENKINSAMELIE HISCOCKSWPNSADNF(DNC)DNCDNC2926514187
262236JAKEY WOODCAITLIN WILLIAMSHAYLING ISLAND SCDNF26(DNC)3020282721189
27313NUALA SELLWOODOSCAR PHYPERSRESTRONGUET SC2731(DNC)DNC30252819198
282040BEN ADLERBEN RICHARDSONCCSC2432(DNC)DNC27DNF2528208
29535WILL BISHOPGUY BISHOPCHIPSTEAD SC/DATCHET WATER SC3135(DNC)DNC28222927210
30933MEGAN RHODESALFIE SHEAHANPAIGNTON SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SCDNF(DNC)DNCDNC23242426210
312381SAM BAKERFELIX CUMMINGSHAYLING ISLAND SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC/OX(DSQ)2625DNS22DNFDNCDNC214
322924KARRIE CLARKLIA FLETCHERRHS / RHS/WSCRDG27(DNC)DNCDNSDNCDNCDNC238.3
332494JOSHUA PRICEJOSEPH DORMERHISC/QUEEN MARY SC2934(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC241
342229AGNES BRACEY‑DAVISCONNIE THOMSR LYM Y C / ROYAL SOUTHERN YC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC254

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