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UKLA Noble Marine ILCA4 & 6 Autumn Qualifier at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

by Gary Finkelstein 22 Oct 2020 08:20 BST 17-18 October 2020

The weekend of 17th & 18th October saw 118 sailors spread across the ILCA-4, 6 and 7 fleets. Two events were combined, the UKLA Marine ILCA7, ILCA6 & ILCA4 and the RYA Youth Nationals. (See separate write-up for the ILCA7 fleet.)

Wind conditions started with a wonderful 12 - 15knts, a fresh 12 degrees centigrade, and almost champagne conditions if not for the very grey skies, and the drop to below 10 knots during the last race of the day.

ILCA-4 fleet

This was an important event for the ILCA-4s, as, in addition to being the second UKLA qualifier event in the new season, it was the RYA's Junior (U16) Championship, which was rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions on the original date.

Keijiro Kikkawa, Max Steele, and Antonio Pascali took the lead on the first day, jostling for the podium places in each of the races, but with last year's champion Jack Graham Troll not far behind in fourth place. Newcomer to the fleet, Arwen Ffler was the leading girl in fifth place and 17 points.

The second day saw much lighter winds, generally 5 - 10 knots, depending on which patch of the course you were in. Jack Graham - Troll showed his skill in identifying the wind pressures and shifts, and scored two bullets to win both the qualifier event and the RYA Junior Championships.

It was very pleasing to see a growing female participation (almost 50%) in the fleet. Arwen Fflur had a very strong performance, particularly in the light winds of the second day, scoring a hat-trick of silver placings, and breaking the dominance of the boys in the middle of the top five placings on the score board. Hazell McDonnell was second placed female with Leah Fidling defeating Honor Proctor by one place to claim third placing overall, although Honor wins the bronze medal in the U16 category.

Due to Covid restrictions, there was no prize-giving, but medals are being sent to the winners.

UKLA Sailingfast Youth (U18) Qualifier ILCA 4 Boys medals:

Gold - Jack Graham Troll
Silver - Keijiro Kikkawa
Bronze - Max Steele

UKLA Sailingfast Youth (U18) Qualifier ILCA 4 Girls medals:

Gold - Arwen Fflur
Silver - Hazel Mcdonnell
Bronze - Leah Fidling

RYA ILCA-4 Junior (U16) Championship ILCA4 Boys medals:

Gold - Jack Graham Troll
Silver - Max Steele
Bronze - Antonio Pascali

RYA ILCA-4 Junior (U16) Championship ILCA4 Girls medals:

Gold - Arwen Fflur
Silver - Hazel Mcdonnell
Bronze - Honor Proctor

ILCA-6 fleet

The ILCA-6s had already had their RYA Youth Championships, but it remained an important qualifier event to represent the UKLA at next year's international events.

Unlike the ILCA-4s, the ILCA-6 fleet was dominated by the experienced woman sailors, with Matilda Nichols scoring a bullet and two seconds on the first day, and a further two bullets on the second light wind day to claim the podium gold placing ahead of Hannah Snellgrove in second. This was Matilda's first qualifier win - congratulations. Only Fin Dickinson was able to stop an all-girls 1, 2, 3 by finishing a whisker 1 point ahead of Daisy Collingridge.

Last year's Inland Champion, Shotaro Kikkawa showed his skills in the light winds to fight back from seventh place at the end of the first day to finish second boy, ahead of Bermuda's Sebastian Kemp (QMSC) as third boy and eighth overall. Fin's brother Sam achieved second place in the U17 age group, with Tom Mitchell coming third.

It is always a step up when sailors enter a new fleet, and the highly experienced ILCA-6 fleet is no exception for ILCA-4 sailors who transition into this fleet. It is therefore very encouraging to also see Oliver Allen-Wilcox (the 2020 ILCA-4 national champion) and Freddie Howarth achieving eleventh and twelfth placings in their first qualifier event in the ILCA-6 fleet.

Coco Barrett won the girls U19 fleet ahead of Charlotte Videlo and Samantha Edwards, with Iris Singleton winning the girls U17 ahead of Lucy Davis and Dru Townsend. South East Sailboat's Max Hunt continued to impress again, winning the master category.

Many thanks also to Paul Jackson and his team at WPNSA for being so patient particularly with the ILCA6 fleet on Sunday.

ILCA-6 Womens overall medals:

Gold - Matilda Nicholls
Silver - Hannah Snellgrove
Bronze - Daisy Collingridge
U21 Winner - Matilda Nicholls
U19 Winner - Coco Barrett
U17 Winner - Iris Singleton

ILCA-6 Mens overall medals:

Gold - Finley Dickinson
Silver - Shotaro Kikkawa
Bronze - Sebastian Kemp
U19 Winner - Finley Dickinson
U17 Winner - Sebastian Kemp
Master Winner - Max Hunt

Many thanks also to the event sponsors:

Noble Marine - Ian MacManus (the man behind the name) has crafted a very competitive and excellent insurance product for all Laser/ILCA sailors. A very personal service and a extremely useful website help make this the 'go to' company.

Sailingfast - Duncan brings his battle bus down from Scotland for most the big events, which is so ridiculously well equipped, you could replace everything on your boat. Although based in Scotland they will get anything to you super fast. He also supplied many of the prizes.

Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy - The home of the British Sailing Team and one of the best racing venues in the country if not the world the WPNSA offers first class facilities with either harbour or open water racing and hosting the sailing for the 2012 Olympics.

New podcast:

UKLA presents 'An Hour with Flower' - Ben Flower has been moving up the fleet steadily in recent years and has experienced many of the high and lows of Laser/ILCA racing. In what is to become a regular feature Ben chats to some of the sailors and volunteers from the Laser/ILCA community. Listen to episode 1 at (Coming soon: episode 2. Ben Flower talks to Sam Whaley)

ILCA 6 Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1GBR214906Matilda NICHOLLSAldeburgh YC1221‑717
2GBR213888Hannah SNELLGROVELtsc / RLymYC241‑82312
3GBR209000Finley DICKINSONHISCRDG143‑5414
4GBR214580Daisy COLLINGRIDGEWaldringfieldRDG3361‑1115
5GBR213956Shotaro KIKKAWAStokes Bay SC69‑1574228
6BER214933Sebastian KEMPERbyc / Queen Mary751223(BFD)29
7GBR201587Sam DICKINSONHISC1014711‑18547
8GBR216387Nathan SMITHStaunton Harold SC9231396(BFD)60
9GBR202543Aaron EVANSSilver Wing SC513111915‑2163
10GBR209119Tom MITCHELLRoyal TAY YC81210‑28161864
11GBR216724Oliver ALLEN‑WILCOXCastle Cove SC / Chew Valley SC1219612‑251665
12GBR203084Freddie HOWARTHParkstone YC(UFD)15181091466
13GBR216646Alastair BROWNGreat Moor SC151192311(BFD)69
14GBR215835Tim EVANSGrafham Water SC25‑2822138775
15GBR213563Joe SCURRAHCarsington SC‑2410231423878
16GBR213544Luke ANSTEYFrensham Pond SC187(RET)15241579
17GBR213540Coco BARRETTIsland Barn SC‑2920265191080
18GBR210233Theo GUMBLEYWWSC1118(RET)2917984
19GBR206876Oliver BLACKBURNLeigh And Lowton2827520‑29686
20GBR212906Barty GRAYOxford / Trearddur Bay14825‑39281388
21GBR215414Thomas WILLIAMSONWwsc / RLymYC2026‑4818131794
22GBR214637Ewan MCANALLYRutland‑36221721271299
23IRL213041Joseph KARAUZUMCAYC‑393319161419101
24GBR211013James CURTISBosham SC16‑4314223126109
25GBR214134Ellie HUTCHINGSRoadford Lake‑313016172224109
26GBR211875Mila MONAGHANCardiff Bay YC2624342610(BFD)120
27GBR212055Arabella SABBERTONNBYC19212431‑3732127
28GBR216655Edward BAKERChew Valley / Bowmoor3062037‑5236129
29GBR208659Luka FRANKLINIbrsc / Shoreham SC42‑4835241222135
30GBR214300Max HUNTWhitstable2225282735‑40137
31GBR198838Richie THURLBYHill Head38‑4221252135140
32GBR206191Charlotte VIDELOFrensham Pond SC3534‑43342020143
33GBR212008Samantha EDWARDSPapercourt / Hisc3440‑5043044152
34GBR200646Eve KENNEDYParkstone YC / Netley2129293639(BFD)154
35GBR204178Dan KEENANTamworth SC273827‑483430156
36BER204780Adriana PENRUDDOCKERbyc / Spbc17178(DNC)DNCDNC164
37GBR195779Finlay TULETTDalgety Bay SC133547‑493237164
38GBR183117Benedict RICHARDSONCastle Cove SC40323233‑4528165
39GBR208163George ELLIS‑MILLERBosham / Grafham331642‑463643170
40GBR206856Iris SINGLETONDraycote Water SC‑554933303823173
41GBR213613Keiran BRAYBanbury SC & Draycote Water SC32‑4631424631182
42GBR214960Lucy DAVISRsrnyc / Rtyc(UFD)5240322633183
43GBR216523Charlie GUYETTCransley‑503730474334191
44GBR202316Harry NEWTONWhitstable Y2347494433(BFD)196
45GBR208325Dru TOWNSENDPortishead / Chew Valley‑524136384041196
46GBR197694Greg CORNESShropshire473944‑525025205
47GBR195243Miles VIDLERCmyc / Wwsc445041‑564129205
48GBR206471Bruno NICHOLASLLSCTAL31384154(DNC)210
49GBR204121Jacob ANDERSENRLymYC373651‑534245211
50GBR170858Xavier DUNNWarsash4945‑55454927215
51GBR217515James KNIGHTDraycote Water SC48‑5546434439220
52GBR216002Lydia BARBERStokes Bay SC43443754‑5748226
53GBR215421William SUNDERLANDDraycote Water4557393551(BFD)227
54GBR149329Henry BAYLISRudyard Lake54‑5956405546251
55GBR212783Archie WRIGHTWarsash46‑6052585342251
56GBR204005Kai HOCKLEYGreig City Academy‑575645575638252
57GBR213791William SYMONDSRestronguet SC5151(RET)5147BFD261
58GBR211322Natalya WILLIAMSDatchet Water S56545350‑5850263
59GBR216402Harriet SACKERShoreham SC535857‑594849265
60GBR213537Kristian SCHAFERBrading Haven YC58535455‑5947267

ILCA 4 Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1GBR214007Jack GRAHAM‑TROLLRLymYC4‑6111310
2GBR201699Keijiro KIKKAWASBSC3223‑9111
3GBR212109Arwen FFLURPwllheli SC‑85422215
4GBR216648Max STEELEWSC / Whsc1358‑13421
5GBR216601Antonio PASCALIIBRSC21848‑2523
6GBR209980Hazel MCDONNELLHollowell‑188657632
7GBR211165Josh LYTTLEDatchet510‑12751138
8GBR207462Ed ROLLESTONENssc & Wwsc194‑2093843
9GBR173611Oliver WOODLEYRYLC611314‑16943
10GBR193786Llion MORRISLlandudno / Rydal Penrhos12710126‑1847
11GBR190781Leah FIDLINGLeigh & Lowton11‑20171510760
12GBR190996Honor PROCTERCardiff Bay YC139917‑271361
13GBR195049Daniel FLETCHERIsland Barn Reservoir SC‑2515146141463
14GBR212572Emily ELMSCVLSC15121316‑181268
15GBR205144Ollie FREEMANTLEPoole YC161871120‑2872
16GBR210900Felix MCMULLANDraycote171416‑18111573
17GBR207087Archie BURTONBeaver7171820‑231678
18GBR147059Ffion WOODClwb Hwylio Pwllheli SC2122‑2610171080
19GBR195154Angus BEALECorinthian Otters242523(BFD)4581
20GBR206917Eva MILLERSnettisham Beach SC91315‑29292187
21GBR204539Anya MORRISRLymYC / MYC10211125‑282390
22GBR206839Henry REDMONDCovenham SC14161921‑262292
23GBR198317Jack MCCORMICKParkstone‑28272513121794
24GBR125770Olly PHILLIPSRLYC2319221925‑32108
25AUS201529William FEARNRutland SC2723242215‑30111
26GBR204670Sophie TAYLOREmsworth Slipper SC22242127‑3029123
27GBR215283Millie LEWISMedway YC29‑3129232124126
28GBR212037Aimee BRAYBanbury SC & Draycote Water SC20262828‑3126128
29GBR204013Lauren ATTWELLRutland SC‑302930241927129
30GBR207749Anne FREDBORGPapercourt SC / Ibrsc2628‑31262431135
31GBR202448Tilly REYNOLDSCBYC333332(DNC)2219139
32GBR172700Mary‑anne BEACOCKConiston SC(TAL)3027303220139
33GBR195244Josie KELLYFelpham SC313233(DNC)DNCDNC164

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