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

by Emily Mueller 14 Oct 16:09 BST 10-11 October 2020

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted an impressive 71 boats for the UK 29er Allen Grand Prix 2. For the qualifying day on Saturday the fleet was divided into blue and yellow fleet. A breezy 18kts and sunshine greeted the fleet, perfect weather for October in the UK.

834 Ethan Gerrell/Tom Barnes, and 2811 Ollie Evans/Ben Hutton-Penman won race one in each of their flights, starting off their regattas strongly. The first girls were 2340 Sophie Dennis/Emma Wells who sailed well to come 5th.

Ollie and Ben enjoyed the strong winds and powered to a second bullet in race two, with 3066 Aled Llewellyn-Jones and Ben Bradley taking 1 st in yellow flight. First girls in race two were 2849 Monique Vennis-Ozanne/Jess Jobson with a 4th.

The wind dropped slightly by race three to around 16kts, but the big gusts and steep chop (especially at the gate) remained. 222 Ben Mueller/Freddie Lonsdale won their blue race by a very comfortable margin, but the front of the fleet was much closer in yellow, with 2982 Tom Storey/Ben Willett eventually coming out on top.

2234 Emily Mueller/Louis Johnson (emergency super-sub) won yellow's race four. Ben and Freddie won again in blue, making them overnight leaders, but all was to play for on Sunday, with just 5 points separating the top 9 boats. Well done to all the new sailors for coping with Saturday's gusty winds and thanks to the safety fleet for their help when boats needed it.

On Sunday, the fleet was split into Gold and Silver for a final series of four races. A shifty, gusty, northerly breeze of 10 knots, with different conditions throughout the course made for close and exciting racing, with lots of lead changes both within and between the races.

Emily and Louis made the most of their good start off the pin to win race 5 in gold, 2966 Leo Wilkinson/Sam Jones won race 6, and 2982 Tom and Ben took the bullet in race 7.

All was to play for in race 8, with the top 4 boats separated by just 2 points. Leo and Sam won the race, closely followed by 2905 Elodie Edwards/Ewan Wilson, meaning they finished the regatta on equal points, with Leo and Sam taking 1st overall after a very consistent series, and Elodie and Ewan 2nd and 1st mixed team after lots of 2nds throughout the event. Emily and Louis finished 3rd, Aled and Ben 4th and 2327 Charlie Gran/Emily Covell rounded off the top 5.

First girls were Sophie and Emma in 9th, followed by Monique and Jess in 11th and 2753 Sian Talbot/Maddie Bristow in 14th. Well done to the top 3 juniors: 2742 Ed Coady/Sebastian Shilling, 2545 Jamie Gatehouse/Oscar Morgan-Harris and one point behind them, 1356 James Clarke/Noah Fitzgerald.

In silver, standout performance of the day was 2139 Nick Evans/Sam Webb with 1,3,1,1 to win overall. 1490 Tasmyn/Tyler Green placed 2nd, and Ben Tuttle/Will Batch 3rd. After not sailing on day one, 401 Melissa Hempel/Rachael Jenkins won silver's second race and 2477 Raulf Berry/Caitlin Williams also had a strong day. Well done to 4th placed and 1st ladies team 2493 Ella Lightbody/Felicity Brellisford, who sailed extremely well in their second ever 29er event.

Many thanks to WPNSA for hosting us and keeping everything Covid-safe, PRO David Campbell-James and our class sponsor Allen.

Check out www.digitalsailing.co.uk for some great photos.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoFleetHelmCrewClubQ1Q2Q3Q4F1F2F3F4Pts
Gold Fleet
12966YellowLEO WILKINSONSAM JONESDATCHET WATER SC/MAIDENHEAD SC / HILL HE343321‑5117
22905BlueELODIE EDWARDSEWAN WILSONCLWB HWYLIO PWLLHELI SC / WORMIT BOATING2342‑622217
32234YellowEMILY MUELLERLouis JohnsonHISC / ?25411‑74421
43066YellowALED LLEWELLYN‑JONESBEN BRADLEYSAUNDERSFOOT / HILL HEAD SC HISC612233‑9926
52327BlueCHARLIE GRANEMILY COVELLHISC35239‑136331
6222BlueBEN MUELLERFREDDIE LONSDALEHISC5211712‑181240
72811BlueOLLIE EVANSBEN HUTTON‑PENMANGUNARD SC / BURNHAM SC/CORINTHIAN OTTERS11104‑25671140
82982YellowTOM STOREYBEN WILLETTYORKSHIRE DALES SC / TATA SC421(UFD [37])13161542
92340YellowSOPHIE DENNISEMMA WELLSHISC514129‑21510661
10834YellowETHAN GERRELLTOM BARNESHISC / RTYC137512‑32142365
112849BlueMONIQUE VENIS‑OZANNEJESS JOBSONHHSC/HISC / ROYAL TORBAY YC74378‑30231466
122806YellowGEORGE VINCENTTHOMAS WILLETTPARKSTONE YC / TATA SC12716844‑211566
132903BlueFREDDIE WESTWELLJESSE KIBBLEHISC6167102293‑2673
142753BlueSIAN TALBOTMADELEINE BRISTOWLEIGH & LOWTON SC‑191256151181673
152118YellowOLIVER SMOULTIMOGEN ASQUITHLLANGORSE SC/TATA SC86819‑312012780
162736BlueMAXI TUSTAINALFIE COGGERISLAND BARN / WPNSA / CONISTON SC97151251716‑3281
172338YellowSEAN WOODARDTOBY BLOOMFIELDDEBEN YC/WALDRINGFIELD SC / PAIGNTON SC(DNC [37])11561026301098
182924YellowKARRIE CLARKLIA FLETCHERRHS / RHS/WSC10131313(DNF [41])22228101
19724BlueFREYA BLACKABI CAMPBELLWPNSA / BCYC126916‑32152027105
202433YellowJAMIE WILKINSONWILL MORRISHISC / HISC/WARSASH SC168191729811‑33108
212224YellowFINBARR WORMWELLTOM PEACOCKFRENSHAM POND SC/HISC / PARKSTONE YC151061223‑362620112
222337BlueJULIA BARNESTIEGAN PEARCERTYC / TRESAITH MARINERS SC11(DNC [37])181827101519118
232025BlueRALPH NEVILEANGUS KILPATRICKFRENSHAM POND SC / HISC(DNC [37])9161128141925122
242742BlueED COADYSEBASTIAN SHILLINGDERWENT RESERVOIR SC / DRSC201814924‑281324122
253007YellowEMMA HUTCHINGSAMELIE CURTISHISC/PAGHAM YC / HAYLING ISLAND/NETLEY S191625111119‑2721122
262230BlueMAGGIE RICKMANTHOMAS WHITEHAYLING ISLAND SC/PAPERCOURT SC / PAPERC18221181835‑3718130
271194YellowSAM COXWILL DE JAEGERRESTRONGUET SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC13201515172525‑37130
282947BlueFREDDIE FISHERCAM MITCHELLHISC488173423‑3938132
292414YellowIOLO DAVIESIOAN DAVIESPEMBROKESHIRE YC / CARDIFF BAY YC9911436‑383331133
302222YellowROBIN STEINSAM BRACKLEYHISC FELPHAM SC7(DNC [37])9726373413133
312173YellowBLAKE TUDORBRETT TUDORBRIGHTLINGSEA SC20211810202917‑30135
322545BlueJAMIE GATEHOUSEOSCAR MORGAN‑HARRISBEWL VALLEY SC10141319‑35342917136
331356YellowJAMES CLARKENOAH FITZGERALDGRAFHAM WATER SC171917143018‑3622137
342225BlueOLIVIA BRACEY‑DAVISWILLIAM HELLEWELLHISC / PAIGNTON SC14172014143128‑34138
352292BlueISSY LEETCHSOLOMON WILBYRUTLAND SC1520121316‑393136143
362206BlueJAMES CROSSLEYOLIVER HICKLINGDATCHET WATER SC/DOVEY YC / DATCHET WATE16111720‑33213228145
372478YellowROB MAWDSLEYOLLIE MEARSHISC(DNC [37])17211619272429153
382738BlueTED LANERUPERT CLAPHAMCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC8DNC [37]653733‑4039165
392336YellowLUCA MITCHELLZAK MITCHELLPAIGNTON SC111510DNF [37]‑38243535167
402242BlueCAITLIN MORLEYTHEO AERSBURNHAM SC / BLACKWATER SC2210232139‑403840193
Silver Fleet
12139BlueNICK EVANSSAM WEBBBLACKWATER SC‑26152515131161
21490BlueTASMYN GREENTYLER GREENPORT DINORWIG SC172119‑23482677
31159YellowBEN TUTTLEWILL BALCHHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC1412(DNC [37])DNC [37]373783
42493BlueELLA LIGHTBODYFELICITY BRELLISFORDR LYM Y C / CORINTHIAN OTTERS/HISC2323‑262494143100
52046YellowIWAN ROBERTSGEORGE SELLWOODTRESAITH MARINERS SC182314(UFD [37])7191010101
62514YellowKILLIAN BOAGJAKE STOKESGURNARD SC / R LYM Y C24‑2523181014613108
72345BlueGRUFF GREENCADAN PEARCETRESAITH MARINERS SC131924‑265151321110
8403BlueOLLIE VINESOLLIE BADDELEYROYAL LYMINGTON YC2113222281218‑24116
91158YellowBEN PURRIERTOM CAMPBELLPARKSTONE YC2122‑242014101614117
102231BlueGABBY CLIFTONTHEO CLIFTONDABCHICKS SC(RET [37])262927121794124
11401YellowMELISSA HEPPELLRACHAEL JENKINSWPNSA(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]6152125
122477YellowRAULF BERRYCAITLIN WILLIAMSHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]2275127
131113YellowTESS SADOWSKICASPAR BARTON 232620(DNC [37])18131119130
142216BlueCHARLIE HOPKINSONBEN PALINGNOTTS COUNTY SC242528(DNC [37])2062112136
152381BlueSAM BAKERFELIX CUMMINGSHAYLING ISLAND SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC/OX28(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]119129143
161504BlueKATE ROBERTSONMOLLY HINSLIFF‑SMITHSWARKESTONE SC / NOTTS COUNTY SC(DNF [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]13588145
172213BlueFINIAN MORRISJOSH LYTTLEHAYLING ISLAND SC / DATCHET WATER SC‑2524212517182423152
182507BlueKATY JENKINSAMELIE HISCOCKSWPNSA(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]1611411153
192494YellowNATHANIEL GORDONJOSEPH DORMERHISC/QUEEN MARY SC2224(DNC [37])DNC [37]19231718160
201220BlueTOM STRATTON‑BROWNELIZA SOUTHNETLEY SC / EMSWORTH SC(DNC [37])DNC [37]272823161915165
21725YellowLIBBY THOMPSONMADDIE BILBROUGHHAYLING ISLAND SC25(RET [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]21212220183
22313YellowNUALA SELLWOODOSCAR PHYPERSRESTRONGUET SC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]15202517188
23933BlueMEGAN RHODESALFIE SHEAHANPAIGNTON SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]25252016197
242229BlueAGNES BRACEY‑DAVISEWAN PLOWDEN‑WARDLAWR LYM Y C(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]DNF [33]221522203
252175YellowTOM WILLIAMSONCAMERON SWORDQMSC/WEIR WOOD SC / QUEEN MARY SC(DNC [37])1822DNC [37]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]209
262040YellowImmi ReidBEN RICHARDSONCCSC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]22242626209
271702BlueSAFFRON TWIGGELLIOTT TWIGG (DNC [37])DNC [37]3029DNC [33]DNC [33]2325210
282016YellowELLA HEBRONMADDY UMNEYPEVENSEY BAY SC / PEVENSEY BAY(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]24262727215
29480YellowOLLIE WATTAMSEB WATTAMFELPHAM SC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]26272828220
302022BlueKATE NEWMANEDEN REYNELLNETLEY SC27(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]233
312040YellowBEN ADLERBEN RICHARDSONCCSC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]243
312933YellowRUBEN FITZGERALDBEN HOOKCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC(DNC [37])DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [37]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]DNC [33]243

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