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Itchenor Sailing Club Junior Fortnight

by James Leaver & Harriet Patterson, Junior Fortnight 11 Aug 2021 14:16 BST 25 July - 6 August 2021
Itchenor Sailing Club Junior Fortnight © Chris Hatton

240 competitors aged 8-18 competed in Junior Fortnight Regatta at Itchenor Sailing Club this year across the Mirror, Topper, RS Feva, 420, Laser Radial and RS Aero classes.

The race organisers and competitors had to endure very varied weather conditions from no wind to too much and biblical quantities of rain at times. But this certainly did not dampen their spirits.

The Junior Fortnight Committee laid on a massive outdoor social programme for all ages under ISC's new tent which was put up for the event. This included first and last night bops, a quiz night, talent night, magic shows, junk modelling, slippery pole competitions, a games evening, an orienteering event around the village and parent evening racing. The "When the ship went down" themed parent party, sponsored by Salcombe Gin and ChalkStream Trout was also hugely successful.

A highlight of the fortnight was welcoming David 'Freddie' Carr from INEOS TEAM UK for the day where he met competitors, watched them racing and shared his experiences in two talks about the recent British America's Cup Challenge in New Zealand.

An initiative to reduce food waste raised £345 for local charity, UK Harvest, and a collection on Talent Night raised £406 for Ocean Youth Trust South.

Many congratulations to our winners:

  • Mirror Spinnaker Week 1 (all ages Fun Week) - Arthur and Douglas Pattison - Nemo\
  • Mirror Spinnaker Week 2 - Tilly and Henry Benson - Peanut
  • Itchenor Porringer Cup (winning Mirror helm under 13) - Tilly Benson
  • The Pram Challenge Cup (winning Mirror helm under 15) - Tilly Benson
  • Topper AM Week 1 for the John Fisher Mug - Evan Williams
  • Topper AM Week 2 for the Leaver Topper - Max Slatter
  • Topper AM Overall - Evan Williams
  • Topper PM Week 1 for the Bullock Mug - India Eastwood
  • Topper PM Week 2 for the Fisher Mug - Alice Goldsmith
  • Topper PM Overall for the Little Lady Trophy - Alice Goldsmith
  • Feva XL Week 1 - Zac Shepherd and Tilly Benson
  • Feva XL Week 2 for the Greville-Williams Clock - Allegra Massey and Archie Leaver
  • Feva XL Overall for the Wooden Chalice - George Garka and Zac Skagerlind
  • Laser Radial Week 1 - Oliver Ford
  • Laser Radial Week 2 for the Wootton Laser Trophy - Honor Langhorne
  • Laser Radial Overall for the Houghton Cup - Oliver Ford
  • Laser Radial Super Cup - Honor Langhorne
  • International 420 Week 1 for the Mason Trophy - Tom Glaister and Will Timberlake
  • International 420 Week 2 for the Grenelli Goblet - Tom Glaister and Will Timberlake
  • International 420 Overall for the Bantam Cock - Tom Glaister and Will Timberlake
  • International 420 Super Cup - Laura Hantrais and Alice Turner
  • Duck Egg Cup for most improved Mirror non-spinnaker - Walter De Laszlo and Raffy Matthews in Princess Leia of Marks
  • Wooden Dolphin for most improved Mirror spinnaker - Inderjeet Stone and Leo Thorne in Sea Otter
  • The Emma Jenkins Trophy for the best overall contribution to Junior Fortnight - Liv Bradley and Anouschka Hartley
  • Single-handed parent - Chris Fox
  • Double-handed parent - Jonathan and Iona Turner

Next year's Junior Fortnight Regatta dates to be confirmed shortly.

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