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RS200 Inland National Championship at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Julian Bradley 8 Oct 2020 06:00 BST 3 October 2020

Forty-five teams ventured the weather - you will recall last weekend being wetter than a U-boat's number plate. On the subject of soaking, there was a tweaky force 2-3 to negotiate.

Upon arrival, I noted much cheery brandishing of gunk sachets and also that all were observant of pandemic restrictions, with no one showing symptoms. Some apparently are more careful than others - Edd Whitehead tells me he likes to feel his tester calls every day. Odd. Still, by and large, all endured the sub-optimal experience of squidging into rubber in a gravel car park in the rain in very good humour. Apart from the lady who lost her pants, but that's another story.

The Race Officer decided not to mess about too much, with two teams locked down for race 1, OCS. Thereafter the day saw more black flags than an Isis convention. Grafham's own Robbie King and Bethan Matthew distanced themselves in race 1.

Race 2 became dystopian life's metaphor as the fleet chased a near 180 degree wind shift, on a fetch tighter than a cling-film jockstrap. The Race Officer sensibly binned that one. There was only time for a third race (so no discards), won by Arran Holman and Toby Lewis.

Overall winners were the consistent locals, Alex Smallwood and Callum Farnden, tellingly, sailing a relatively old boat -though like old cars and helms, it's not the age but the mileage.

Everyone always thanks the Race Officer, but Nigel Denchfield and his team deserve great credit for getting it right. I also like the 3,2,1,Go sequence. As I said, no messing around.

Thanks also to Hannah Liptrott, the new RS200 Administrator. On the day, every fleet likes to see their rep deliver planning, delegate roles, and then hand jobs out on the clubhouse balcony.

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewSail NoClubR1R2R3Pts
1stAlex SmallwoodCallum Farnden1270Grafham Water Sailing Club95317
2ndTom GoodeyRichard Thomas1039Broadstairs SC48517
3rdArran HolmanToby Lewis1611Hollowell134118
4thOliver AldridgePhoebe Connellan920Parkstone/Middle Nene56920
5thRobbie KingBethan Matthew1570Grafham Water Sailing Club115622
6thDavid JessopSophie Mear1659HISC161825
7thStephen VideloRebecca Videlo1447Waldringfield SC/Frensham Pond SC271726
8thChris WebberNicola Webber16Pevensey Bay6111431
9thTom HewitsonJo Hewitson1633HISC2121033
10thWill TaylorFiona Mulcahy626Lymington Town SC1531634
11thEdd WhiteheadKaren Oldale1626 7201138
12thRheanna PaveyClaudia Wilson1527Rickmansworth SC1092039
13thMarcus TresslerFaye Chatterton0Middle Nene SC3261544
14thAlex CurtisRaffi1617QMSC14211247
15thAndrew NunnDaisy Nunn1182Waldringfield SC8162549
16thAlistair CoatesThomas Coates296Budworth SC11221952
17thJulian BradleyHelen Cafferata1178Wembley/QMSC19171854
18thOliver Cage‑WhiteImogen Cage‑White1383Broadstairs SC20102656
19thTom DarlingCharlie Darling1391HISC22231358
20thEdward HarrisMaddie Harris1340Waldringfield SCBFD13261
21stCharlie WhitakerLucy Gates1358Budworth SC17183166
22ndSimon HorsfieldKatie Burridge1319Thorney Island SC2734768
23rdMatt FowlerLynne Ratcliffe1628Pevensey Bay31142974
24thTorrin BlazebyElla Marston840West Kirby SC30123375
25thAndrew BarnettJo Lloyd1635Island Barn Reservoir SC12293576
26thIsaac Marshtbc1069tbc18372176
27thJames MorsonFiona Harrington211Weir Wood SC24302276
28thMorgan PeachWill Ward139 DNC27477
29thChris ThomasMark Thomas297Broadstairs SC34193083
30thEwan GribbinOllie Dennis965Grafham Water Sailing Club33332389
31stHarry HouldingNicole Ames1123Fowey Gallants SC35243291
32ndMatthew ThorntonLaura Bevan975QMSC23452896
33rdAlex KingOlivia Jacklin1278tbc26353697
34thPierce SewardTom Hirst1253Broadstairs SC29313797
35thPaul FreelandSharon Freeland1707Llandegfedd SCBFD3224102
36thAlistair HodgsonElla Spain1452Upton Warren SC254334102
37thPeter VincentHannah Liptrot0PLlandegfedd SC372541103
38thLouise CarrPeter Snowdon1134Shoreham SC322844104
39thJon ChapmanWendy Martin1314Budworth SC283938105
40thJoe StansfieldAndrew Wishart1364Chew Valley Lake SC414127109
41stSimon HammentMelissa Meredith845Papercourt SC383639113
42ndPeter HudsonAdam Hudson1653Grafham Water Sailing Club364240118
43rdTom KosteletosHugh Tomkins714Grafham Water Sailing Club403842120
44thNick MarleyIan Peace818Island Barn Reservoir SC424043125
45thAdam CatlowMartyn Catlow728Leigh & Lowton SC3944DNF129

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