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Topper Open at Crawley Mariners Yacht Club

by Jeff Smith 22 Apr 07:32 BST 18 April 2021
Crawley Mariners Topper Open © Daniela Campbell

Fifteen visitors joined four home boats for the CMYC Topper Open meeting on a sunny but calm morning. The Met Office forecast was for 6mph NNE reducing to 3mph N in the afternoon. Fortunately, we never had a prolonged period of 3mph, and completed the four scheduled races.

Race 1 had a general recall and then an individual recall. Once out in front Edwin Cross held his lead to the finish followed by Bjorn Handley and Kaitlyn Wyatt.

Race 2 start was clean, shortly after the start the wind swung north and the first leg became a fetch. Bjorn was first round the windward mark followed by Megan Thomson and Rhys Griffiths. Bjorn held his lead to the line followed by Edwin Cross and Megan.

In the countdown to Race 3, there was much chatter about having a downwind start, the wind was now westerly! However, with about a minute to go the wind swung back to ENE, an upwind start. Edwin Cross was fast off the line and soon led the pack building up a significant lead which he held to the finish, followed once again by Bjorn Handley and Kaitlyn Wyatt.

Race 4 saw one individual recall. At the end of the first lap, Edwin Cross was leading but there was a very tight large bunch following. Edwin won followed by Bjorn.

This was a really tough day for everyone with big wind direction changes throughout each race. Getting an early lead and clear air paid off.

A special mention for Seb Gatton, who is just moving into Toppers from Optimists, sailing the only 4.2 he surprised some of those around him.

Thanks to Rooster for their assistance with the prizes.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1Edwin Cross 48600Shoreham/Island Barn12113
2Bjorn Handley 45770Island Barn Reservoir SC21235
3Kaitlyn Wyatt 48678Shoreham SC/ IBRSC / Papercourt SC353410
4Megan Thomson 48692Island Barn Reservoir SC/ Royal Lymington YC434711
5Samson Cross 45047Shoreham/Island Barn569213
6=Lily Browning 47765IBRSC / TSC7762020
6=Leo Yates 48153Island Barn / Shoreham / Burghfield8107520
8Peter Tokajuk 47725 9115822
9Rhys Griffiths 48249 10413923
10Joanna Leake 48666Island Barn Reservoir SC68111024
11Oliver Gatton 45959Crawley Mariners YC14910625
12Emily Campbell 45155Crawley Mariners YC121781131
13Finley Southon 488878Bough Beech SC1114111436
14Lucas Symons 45384Island Barn Reservoir SC1512141641
15William Brown 48602Queen Mary SC1713171242
16=Daniel Tillyer 44495Island Barn SC1315161744
16=Thomas Beck 47124Newhaven and seaford sailing club1618151344
18Seb Gatton47580Crawley Mariners YC1816181549
19Eva Carmichael47707Crawley Mariners YC1919191856

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