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Allen 29er GP2 at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy - Day 1

by Nia Mccallum 11 Oct 2020 06:24 BST 10-11 October 2020
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Sunshine and 18 knots of wind greeted the fleet on day one of the Allen Grand Prix 2. With 71 boats entered the fleet was split into blue and yellow flights for a day of qualifying races.

Aled Llewellyn-Jones/Ben Bradley (3066) got off to a good start accelerating off the yellow fleet start line but dropped back to sixth with Ethan Gerrell/Tom Barnes (834) taking the first race win of the regatta. Blue fleet race one started well for Ollie Evans/Ben Hutton-Penman (2811) pushing out from the middle of the line to take a commanding lead which they maintained taking the first blue race win. First placed girls in race one were Sophie Dennis/Emma Wells (2340) with a fifth in yellow flight. Given the strong winds gusting up to 20 at times, the safety fleet was kept pretty busy and there was a fairly constant stream of boats returning to shore.

Ollie/Ben (2811) enjoyed the wind powering to a second bullet in blue flight race two. Monique Vennis-Ozanne/Jess Jobson (2849) pushed ahead of Sophie/Emma (2340) to take fourth and first girls in race two.

By race three the wind had moved right and dropped to between 14-16 knots. The boats at the front in yellow flight were very close together with Aled Llewellyn-Jones/Ben Bradley (3066) leading at the first gate just ahead of Tom Storey/Ben Willett (2982). Tom/Ben managed to get past 3066 to take the bullet in yellow race three. In blue flight 222, Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale (2900) in disguise, established a storming lead by the first gate which they held to win by the traditional 29er country mile. Monique/Jess (2849) held on as first girls taking a third in race three.

Race four yellow flight was won by the overnight first mixed boat Emily Mueller with shotgun crew Louis Johnson (2234). Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale (222) won the blue flight race four and took the overnight lead. Overnight first girls are Monique Vennis-Ozanne/Jess Jobson (2849).

Five more races are carded for Sunday and with points still tight at the top of the leaderboard it could be an interesting day!

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoFlightHelmCrewClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Pts
1222BlueBEN MUELLERFREDDIE LONSDALEHISC‑52114
23066YellowALED LLEWELLYN‑JONESBEN BRADLEYSAUNDERSFOOT / HILL HEAD SC HISC‑61225
32811BlueOLLIE EVANSBEN HUTTON‑PENMANGUNARD SC / BURNHAM SC/CORINTHIAN OTTERS11‑1046
42234YellowEMILY MUELLERLouis JohnsonHISC / ?2‑5417
52982YellowTOM STOREYBEN WILLETTYORKSHIRE DALES SC / TATA SC421(UFD)7
62905BlueELODIE EDWARDSEWAN WILSONCLWB HWYLIO PWLLHELI SC / WORMIT BOATING23‑427
72327BlueCHARLIE GRANEMILY COVELLHISC3‑5238
8834YellowETHAN GERRELLTOM BARNESHISC / RTYC13‑759
92966YellowLEO WILKINSONSAM JONESDATCHET WATER SC/MAIDENHEAD SC / HILL HE3‑4339
102849BlueMONIQUE VENIS‑OZANNEJESS JOBSONHHSC/HISC / ROYAL TORBAY YC‑743714
112947BlueFREDDIE FISHERCAM MITCHELLHISC488‑1620
122414YellowIOLO DAVIESIOAN DAVIESPEMBROKESHIRE YC / CARDIFF BAY YC99‑11422
132338YellowSEAN WOODARDTOBY BLOOMFIELDDEBEN YC/WALDRINGFIELD SC / PAIGNTON SC(DNC)115622
142118YellowOLIVER SMOULTIMOGEN ASQUITHLLANGORSE SC/TATA SC868‑1922
152753BlueSIAN TALBOTMADELEINE BRISTOWLEIGH & LOWTON SC‑18125623
162222YellowROBIN STEINSAM BRACKLEYHISC FELPHAM SC7(DNC)9723
172903BlueFREDDIE WESTWELLJESSE KIBBLEHISC6‑1671124
182340YellowSOPHIE DENNISEMMA WELLSHISC5‑1412926
19724BlueFREYA BLACKABI CAMPBELLWPNSA / BCYC1169‑1526
202806YellowGEORGE VINCENTTHOMAS WILLETTPARKSTONE YC / TATA SC127‑16827
212736BlueMAXI TUSTAINALFIE COGGERISLAND BARN / WPNSA / CONISTON SC87‑151227
222224YellowFINBARR WORMWELLTOM PEACOCKFRENSHAM POND SC/HISC / PARKSTONE YC‑151061228
232545BlueJAMIE GATEHOUSEOSCAR MORGAN‑HARRISBEWL VALLEY SC91413‑1836
242336YellowLUCA MITCHELLZAK MITCHELLPAIGNTON SC111510(DNC)36
252924YellowKARRIE CLARKLIA FLETCHERRHS / RHS/WSC10‑13131336
262230BlueMAGGIE RICKMANTHOMAS WHITEHAYLING ISLAND SC/PAPERCOURT SC / PAPERC17‑2211937
272433YellowJAMIE WILKINSONWILL MORRISHISC / HISC/WARSASH SC168‑191741
282742BlueED COADYSEBASTIAN SHILLINGDERWENT RESERVOIR SC / DRSC‑1918141042
292206BlueJAMES CROSSLEYOLIVER HICKLINGDATCHET WATER SC/DOVEY YC / DATCHET WATE151117‑1943
302225BlueOLIVIA BRACEY‑DAVISWILLIAM HELLEWELLHISC / PAIGNTON SC1317‑201343
311194YellowSAM COXWILL DE JAEGERRESTRONGUET SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC13‑20151543
322337BlueJULIA BARNESTIEGAN PEARCERTYC / TRESAITH MARINERS SC10(DNC)181745
333007YellowEMMA HUTCHINGSAMELIE CURTISHISC/PAGHAM YC / HAYLING ISLAND/NETLEY S1916‑251146
342292BlueISSY LEETCHSOLOMON WILBYRUTLAND SC142012(DNC)46
352738BlueTED LANERUPERT CLAPHAMCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(RET)DNC6548
362173YellowBLAKE TUDORBRETT TUDORBRIGHTLINGSEA SC20‑21181048
371356YellowJAMES CLARKENOAH FITZGERALDGRAFHAM WATER SC17‑19171448
382242BlueCAITLIN MORLEYTHEO AERSBURNHAM SC / BLACKWATER SC2110‑232051
39403BlueOLLIE VINESOLLIE BADDELEYROYAL LYMINGTON YC2013‑222154
402139BlueNICK EVANSSAM WEBBBLACKWATER SC‑2515251454
412478YellowROB MAWDSLEYOLLIE MEARSHISC(DNC)17211654
422345BlueGRUFF GREENCADAN PEARCETRESAITH MARINERS SC121924‑2555
432046YellowIWAN ROBERTSGEORGE SELLWOODTRESAITH MARINERS SC182314(UFD)55
441490BlueTASMYN GREENTYLER GREENPORT DINORWIG SC162119‑2256
452025BlueRALPH NEVILEANGUS KILPATRICKFRENSHAM POND SC / HISC(DNC)916DNC62
461159YellowBEN TUTTLEWILL BALCHHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC1412(DNC)DNC63
471158YellowBEN PURRIERTOM CAMPBELLPARKSTONE YC2122‑242063
482514YellowKILLIAN BOAGJAKE STOKESGURNARD SC / R LYM Y C24‑25231865
492493BlueELLA LIGHTBODYFELICITY BRELLISFORDR LYM Y C / CORINTHIAN OTTERS/HISC2223‑262368
501113YellowTESS SADOWSKICASPAR BARTON 232620(DNC)69
512213BlueFINIAN MORRISJOSH LYTTLEHAYLING ISLAND SC / DATCHET WATER SC‑2424212469
521702BlueSAFFRON TWIGGELLIOTT TWIGG (DNC)DNC30875
532216BlueCHARLIE HOPKINSONBEN PALINGNOTTS COUNTY SC232528(DNC)76
542175YellowTOM WILLIAMSONCAMERON SWORDQMSC/WEIR WOOD SC / QUEEN MARY SC(DNC)1822DNC77
552231BlueGABBY CLIFTONTHEO CLIFTONDABCHICKS SC(RET)26292681
562494YellowNATHANIEL GORDONJOSEPH DORMERHISC/QUEEN MARY SC2224(DNC)DNC83
57725YellowLIBBY THOMPSONMADDIE BILBROUGHHAYLING ISLAND SC25(RET)DNCDNC99
582022BlueKATE NEWMANEDEN REYNELLNETLEY SC26(DNC)DNCDNC100
591220BlueTOM STRATTON‑BROWNELIZA SOUTHNETLEY SC / EMSWORTH SC(DNC)DNC27DNC101
602381BlueSAM BAKERFELIX CUMMINGSHAYLING ISLAND SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC/OX27(DNC)DNCDNC101
612933YellowRUBEN FITZGERALDBEN HOOKCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
61401YellowMELISSA HEPPELLRACHAEL JENKINSWPNSA(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
612787BlueKATY JENKINSAMELIE HISCOCKSWPNSA(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
611504BlueKATE ROBERTSONMOLLY HINSLIFF‑SMITHSWARKESTONE SC / NOTTS COUNTY SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
612477YellowRAULF BERRYCAITLIN WILLIAMSHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
61933BlueMEGAN RHODESALFIE SHEAHANPAIGNTON SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
612229BlueAGNES BRACEY‑DAVISEWAN PLOWDEN‑WARDLAWR LYM Y C(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
61313YellowNUALA SELLWOODOSCAR PHYPERSRESTRONGUET SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
612016YellowELLA HEBRONMADDY UMNEYPEVENSEY BAY SC / PEVENSEY BAY(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
612040YellowBEN ADLERBEN RICHARDSONCCSC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111
61480YellowOLLIE WATTAMSEB WATTAMFELPHAM SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC111

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