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Isle of Wight RS Tera Championship at Gurnard Sailing Club

by Luke Bradley 8 Dec 2020 06:11 GMT 5 December 2020

Sixteen junior sailors from across the Island competed in the Isle of Wight Tera Championship on Saturday at Gurnard Sailing Club.

Winds were blowing at over 30 knots in the central Solent but an offshore direction made Gurnard Bay sheltered enough for racing, although in extremely gusty and shifty conditions. Sadly, the ferocity of the gusts were too much for the Regatta Fleet to go afloat but the Racing Fleet eagerly hit the water for two hours of racing in Artic-like temperatures.

The conditions of the day gave some extremely tight and tactical racing that tested the sailors across a wide wind range. The sailors were roll tacking round the windward mark, positioned close to the shore, in doldrum like conditions but at the leeward mark, laid offshore, were battling with gusts of over 20 knots.

Samuel Leather stole an early lead in race 1, however, after a capsize on lap 2 he was overhauled by brother Thomas and also Sam Osborne and had to settle for 3rd.

Race 2 saw Sam work up an unassailable lead with Thomas and Will Bradley behind with more taking a swim as the gusts rolled down the course.

Race 3 had several contenders vying for first place on lap 1 until Will managed to break clear. He recovered quickly from a capsize on the last lap to hold his lead from Sam and Ruby Sunderland.

With several capsizes and a few retirees, Race Officer Steve Cole decided to call it a day after three races and the fleet hit the shore just ahead of the rain setting in - very good timing!

Sam Osborne (RVYC) had a final scoreline of 2,1,2 giving him the prestigious title of IOW Tera Champion, closely followed by Will Bradley (GSC) in second and Thomas Leather (GSC) in third.

Overall Results:

1stSamuel Osborne2125
2ndWilliam Bradley4318
3rdThomas Leather1269
4thRuby Sunderland44314
5thSamuel Leather311519
6thThomas Yates810422
7thAlice Pope136726
8thMatilda Moore108826
9thAngus Middleton‑Leal55DNF 1727
10thOliver Smith67DNS 1730
11thMaeve Hall99DNF 1735
12thBen Anderson1112DNS 1740
13thCatherine Brading‑Palmer15DNF 17941
14thRafferty Moore12DNF 17DNS 1746
15thOlly Mayo14DNF 17DNS 1748
16thHarris Middleton‑LealDNF 17DNS 17DNS 1751

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