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Noble Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

UKLA warm-up regatta for UK ILCA 4 National Championships at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

by Mary-Anne Beacock 17 Aug 18:26 BST 14-15 August 2021
UKLA UK National Championships for ILCA 4 (formerly Laser 4.7) © Georgie Altham /

Whilst the ILCA 4 Worlds were ongoing (in Ireland) for the first two days of the Sailing Festival, WPNSA and ILCA have organised and hosted the ILCA 4 Open Event. The two day event was made up of four races total and with very different conditions across the two days, served as a good warm up for the following National Championship.

2021 is a special year. It was 50 years ago the then-named Laser was introduced to the world at the New York boat show. Since then over 219,000 boats have been built and it's likely that well over a million people have sailed one. To celebrate this UKLA organised a mass sail out to the race courses in Weymouth Bay on the first day of the 2021 ILCA National Championships.

Leading the fleet of about 270 competitors was a 50 year old boat with wooden foils and the original sail. Unfortunately as all the boats were congregating in the harbour the rather fragile sail gave way. As is the unlimited resourcefulness of the members of the fleet a fitting lash up was done on the water.

Seeing the fleet sailing out the harbour in the warm August sunshine and gentle breeze was a deeply moving sight. However it wasn't long before boats peeled off to their race courses.

Saturday - Day 1

The wind wasn't particularly consistent with it pushing 15 knots at times, but generally sitting around or under 10. The tide was on its way out which resulted in a few generals and black flag starts as many of us were pushed over, With the wind dropping towards the end of the day, our final race ended up shortened at the windward mark of our third leg. Sharing a course with the ILCA 7s we got two races in before a long sail home.

Each day, after racing, there is a breathtaking number of entertainments all organised by the incredible team of volunteers and led by Tony and Nette Woods. Table tennis, hike offs, themed dinners, daily prize-givings and magnificent prize draws. The prize draws have become hugely popular. The event sponsors have been incredible generous with dozens of prizes handed out each day. Ovington, Vaikobi, SailingFast, SouthEastSailboats and Fernhurst have all given very generously.

Sunday - Day 2

The next day was almost opposite to the first. Due to the higher wind speeds we were in the harbour which was unsurprisingly very choppy. The wind continued to pick up across the day, coming roughly from the west it was not particularly shifty. After a tiring two races we concluded our Open event.

Having had two very different days racing results across the board where varied. Congratulations to Boris De Wilde who won by 7 points having had two thirds on day one and two firsts on day 2, winning the event overall. Second was Hazel McDonnell, third Cameron Bignold-Kyles, and fourth Freddie Sunderland.

Thank you from all the competitors for the work that's been put in to organise these social activities the race officers and all the management and organisation team for a great event.

Full results below


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 for the draw on Saturday evening.

SouthEast Sailboats - Max brings bespoke quality at affordable prices to the class. His passion for detail has made his products a must have for anyone who wants quality. He also supplied many great prizes for the event.

Ovington Boats - Chris Turner lives dinghies and has been a significance presence in the boat building world for decades. OB are now the official UK builders of ILCAs. A very smart new Ovington ILCA Dinghy was on display at the Masters event.

Vaikobi - a brand born on the waters of Sydney Harbour, out of a passion for all ocean sports. Across the team, we paddle, Surfski, SUP, Wing Foil and Sail. Sailing has been a passion within the business right from the start. The senior management team at Vaikobi comprise more than fifty years of marine industry and sailing experience between them.

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.

Fernhurst Books - Jeremy Atkins has put together an incredible list of the most useful dinghy racing books. If you have books on racing you've probably got at least one Fernhurst book.

Overall Results:

PosNationSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stBEL214490Boris de Wilde ‑33115
2ndGBR209980Hazel McDonnellHollowell SC417‑3412
3rdGBR176779Cameron Bignold‑KylesRLymYC293‑1814
4thGBR216023Freddie SunderlandDraycote Water785‑3220
5thGBR184151Toby SmithRutland SC / RHS‑25119222
6thGBR212026Tom Thwaites ‑21541322
7thGBR185603Reuben hudsonShoreham/Island Barn97‑22824
8thGBR212572Emily ElmsThornbury SC15‑258326
9thGBR181673Ellen Morley 1228‑4631
10thGBR207087Archie BurtonPennine‑201810432
11thGBR217873Alex Cogan Sivarajan 5424‑4233
12thGBR179546Leo Yates ‑501522239
13thCHN198888Yizhuo LIU 121413‑2439
14thGBR212037Aimee BrayBanbury/Draycote1913‑26941
15thGBR195154Angus BealeCorinthian Otters/Royal Hospital6632‑3844
16thGBR215010Harry Asplin 1317‑271545
17thGBR210212Liam BoyceFiley SC26‑6015546
18thCAY217690Charlotte WebsterCayman Islands‑432814648
19thGBR163353Samson Cross 1020‑362050
20thGBR178440Charlie Howard 1616‑471951
21stGBR178383Alfie Noel 31‑39111254
22ndGBR192770Amélie HackerRutland SC‑3212212356
23rdGBR188584Max Tait 221916‑2557
24thGBR200748Freddie MaclavertyLlandudno SC/ Rydal school11‑29202859
25thGBR125770Olly Phillips 17‑27172660
26thGBR198211Harry WestRoyal Lymington Yacht Club29‑3562762
27thGBR216656Edwin CrossShoreham/Island Barn2426‑291464
28thGBR198156Ben MeekSalcombe YC182225‑3365
29thGBR174680Joanna LeakeIsland Barn Reservoir SC2330‑461770
30thGBR210220Hamish CollingridgeWaldringfield SC1421‑484176
31stGBR216513Megan ThomsonIsland Barn Reservoir‑4140231679
32ndGBR218036Imogen PalmerRoyal Hospital School‑534831786
33rdGBR212386Harry Burge 4510‑503186
34thGBR201529Will FearnRutland SC‑5642331186
35thGBR174459Maddie ChildsDatchet Water SC‑4736124088
36thGBR171988Toby BushWaldringfield SC49‑57301089
37thGBR196244Zak Crane‑WhatmoreHill Head SC52‑62182191
38thGBR212556Noah Wood 84343‑5694
39thGBR199073Oscar PitmanEmsworth SC2737‑413599
40thGBR210241Henry SmithWest Riding SC‑59581929106
41stGBR195244Josie KellyFelpham SC303244‑45106
42ndGBR190859Dylan Beatty ‑48313447112
43rdGBR210618Jacoby KeeganParkstone YC352455‑60114
44thGBR192783Jemima Cook 284739‑48114
45thGBR145896Grace Culling ‑55414039120
46thGBR207093Harry Rowlands 3434‑6053121
47thGBR201358Daisy Fisher 54(RET)3830122
48thGBR160507Georgia HughesLlandegfedd SC3738‑4949124
49thGBR204013Lauren AttwellRutland SC‑61543536125
50thGBR133325Cat AlboneRoyal Harwich YC36‑524551132
51stGBR204564Lucia Aikman 4444‑5644132
52ndGBR198827Joseph Henderson 423358‑59133
53rdGBR172700Mary‑Anne BeacockConiston SC405142‑55133
54thGBR201649Elena Hattam 515337‑58141
55thGBR185604Nathan Russell 3846‑5957141
56thGBR167848Freya HalsallWOSC582361(DNC)142
57thGBR218865Olivia Jackson 336151(DNC)145
58thGBR198809Sam EllisElton Sailing Club‑60495743149
59thGBR189188Emma RammOxford SC‑62455352150
60thGBR195249Ryan DaviesWarsash SC‑57505250152
61stGBR205148Harry McTiernanBrightlingsea SC46‑565454154
62ndGBR202408Eloise CusdenPPSA395562(DNC)156
63rdGBR180770Freddie Bingham‑ClokeQueen Mary SC(DNC)59DNC37173
64thGBR176517Fred Salter (DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR207462Ed RollestoneNewhaven & Seaford/Weir Wood(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR212087Megan HardimanBartley SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR217507Jack HardyIsland Barn Reservoir SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR216433Eva MillerSnettisham Beach SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR216648Max SteeleWembley SC/Stokes Bay SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thBEL Edgar VerswyvelRBSC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thITA216601Antonio PascaliIsland Barn Reservoir SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR140299Finn EvansGurnard SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR207299Noah EvansGurnard SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR Alexander De Bie (DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR215283Millie LewisMedway YC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231
64thGBR212109Arwen FflurPwllheli SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC231

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