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Welsh Topper Open Championships at Llandegfedd Sailing Club

by Wyn Roberts 14 Jul 2021 11:36 BST 10-11 July 2021
Welsh Topper Open Championships at Llandegfedd © Mike Dodson /

Llandegfedd Sailing Club successfully hosted the return of the Welsh Topper Open Championships last weekend. The event has been missing from our calendars the last couple of years and it's great to have it back on the map.

Topper sailors of all abilities turned out; it was a delight to see more novice sailors joining some of our best Topper sailors from Wales and England. Competitors travelled down from London, from the South Coast and the Midlands, and of course from all over Wales.

We had wonderful sunshine, good breeze, a few damp periods, and some big shifts, nevertheless we had some superb racing expertly managed by our race officer Bill Jackson. Bill said, "it's great to see the event back at Llandegfedd and it's really impressive to see the start line discipline of these young sailors".

Everyone said how much they enjoyed the event and hoped it would be a permanent fixture once more in the Topper sailing calendar.

Congratulations to Bjorn Handley: first 5.3 boy and Overall Winner; Noah Wood: second 5.3 boy and First Welsh Boat; Kaitlyn Wyatt: first 5.3 girl and Harry Sims: first 4.2 rig.

"It was a great, well organized event in challenging conditions; I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am very proud to be first Welsh sailor," commented Noah Wood.

4.2 Fleet Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
146227Harry SimsLlandegfedd SC‑221111118
2Eliska Van der VeenLlandegfedd SC11222‑33213
346734George SimsLlandegfedd SC‑3333322319

5.3 Fleet Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
145770Bjorn HandleyIsland Barn RSC1121111‑48
248678Kaitlyn WyattShoreham SC‑3233233117
348571Katherine GunnNotts County SC‑7412322519
448317Noah WoodCHIPAC ‑ Pwllheli256‑8484332
546391Jessica PowellDraycote Water SC57‑85565841
648066Jack SimsLlandegfedd SC435‑117711643
746970Alicia BiggsLlandegfedd SC‑159499512250
845772Georgia HughesLlandegfedd SC96136114‑15756
946271Sam MorleyLlandegfedd SC812748116‑1656
1047794Felicity AngellDraycote Water SC68‑1010698956
1146891Eloise CusdenPPSA121191313139‑1880
1243911Flo ToveyMumbles YC‑18101571214141183
1347173Dan PowellCBYC1113121710‑1971989
1444954George BiggsLlandegfedd SC1414‑17141510161093
1548193Jasper Focardi DollingDovey YC13151912‑20121915105
1646768Natasha BakerMumbles YC16‑18181516171014106
1747219Henry PowellCBYC‑2019161618151312109
1843581Naomi EdwardsTata SC17171419‑21161713113
1947338Efa ThomasCBYC191611‑2114211817116
2046611Jack WrightLlandegfedd SC1020‑211817182120124
2147104Will PowellCBYC212120‑2219202021142
2246712George FelsteadCBYC‑2323222023232223156
2346716Tom FerriesCBYC2222‑232322222322156

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