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Noble Marine West Country Boat Repairs RS200 National Championship at Exe Sailing Club - Overall

by Rob Henderson 21 Aug 22:49 BST 15-19 August 2021
James Peters and Maddy Anderson win the Noble Marine West Country Boat Repairs RS200 National Championships © Tom Hurley /

The final day of the Championships kept with many of the themes of the week: Excellent race and shore management by the Exe SC volunteer team.

Although the fleet was held ashore for an hour or so to await a promising forecast, sailors were encouraged to get boats to the beach to ensure the best chance of getting racing ASAP. This became obvious as the fleet short-tacked out the channel against the tide - quite a sight for beach goers.

The scene was set. The title was on the line with James & Maddy (1675) and Arran & Toby (1611) tied on points. Behind them the regatta was a high-scorer with any one of five boats capable of rounding off the podium. With such tight racing throughout the fleet and race wins going to six different boats already and encouraging signs for those further down the rankings after earlier struggles, fortunes were liable to change for all teams.

The course was set (accurately and quickly as usual) and Silver fleet supremos Harry Chatterton and Aaron Chadwick (1673) opened the gate. The new breeze was yet to settle into any discernible pattern and there was a significant swell, so the first beat was an incredibly tight affair - one bad tack could cost 50+ places come the windward mark. Downwind was just as tetchy, with lighter teams now planing, it was all about surfing the waves - great stuff!

As we all know by now, James & Maddy are the masters of doing the right thing at the right time. They went fast, sailed short distances and with that won race 9. Given existing discards and races won this sewed the Championships up with one race to go. Defending a title is something few have an opportunity to do, however it is said to be harder than winning the first. They are a class act and the dynasty continues!

Behind them Edd Whitehead & Anna Horackova (1626), Hamish Walker & Emma Hivey (1702) and James & Jess Hammet (880) continued their marches up the charts with Arran & Toby pulling through to fifth.

The breeze freshened up nicely for the final race of the Championships. The wind went right and your author (629) started early out the gate, so we'll keep this one brief. This race was a beauty nonetheless; big waves with good puffs and decisions to make downwind with regards to mode and direction.

Arran & Toby cemented their second place overall with an impressive bullet. They have proven to be a dangerous combination: Arran is one of the form sailors in the country this year and Toby brings years of winning experience. Hamish & Emma showed their RS200 nous with a fifth to secure third overall. I can't remember a Nationals they haven't done something similar! This year was particularly noteworthy with Emma fairly under the weather.

Harry & Aaron will forever be banished from the Silver fleet. Their results improved fairly relentlessly throughout and we look forward to seeing that continue. Young William Caiger & Caitlin Morley (1432) were second Silver fleet boat and Brendan Lynch & Ellen Clark (1510) were great a great advert for the RS200 class coming third in Silver fleet overall, registering a race win in R3 and smiling throughout.

Another boat from East Lothian headed up the bronze fleet; John Wilson & Laura Glover (1642) were becoming a familiar sight in the top 20 by the end of the week. Ben Swyer & Ella Vincent (796) and Andrew Wishart & Iona Deacon (785) were second and third in the bronze division.

As always, a good number of the British Sailing Team came to see what all the fuss was about. Freya Black & Chris Thomas (1012) were first lady helm, another team with an upward trajectory in their scorecard.

The author saw first hand how dangerously quick Rory Odell & Henry Jameson (1680) were going. First overall in the All Youths prize, the boys sailed out of their skin and into the top ten overall. James Hammett (sailing with sister Jess in 880) was first Youth helm in eighth overall while Anna Horackova was first youth crew in seventh overall.

Lee & Max Sydenham (1540) won the Family Boat prize and we look forward to perhaps seeing another Sydenham-powered boat on the water soon!

The Endeavour Prize was not easily won this year, with many teams seeing the challenging conditions earlier in the week put pay to their chances. Locals Sophie Raven & Cerys Morgan (817) showed their mettle to win.

Local strength continued where Exeter University came out on top of the others. We look forward to welcoming ever more student sailors along to RS200 events.

A great strength of the fleet is how bought-in everyone is to the buddy prize and helping each other along. Teams are parked next to each other in the boat park and thrown into the competitive cauldron of a quiz at the beginning of the week, so bonds are built and experiences shared. The Chickens of Flynn Davies & Holly Dabson, Harry Chatterton & Aaron Chadwick and Ben Swyer & Ella Vincent showed the rest a clean pair of heels on the racecourse.

It has to be mentioned that despite incredibly tight racing throughout the fleet, behaviour on the water was exemplary all week. Turns were done, protests were brought forward and despite good and bad periods throughout the regatta (nobody was safe!), it feels more deserved when the contest is fair and done in good spirit.

Roll on 2022 at Hayling Island SC - as winners of the Club Prize this time round they'll be keen to put on a show!

Particular thanks must go to Chairman Will Taylor, Secretary Sally Campbell and the committee, who put so much unseen work into delivering one of the most seamless and rewarding events of the year.

Similarly, our event sponsors Noble Marine, Rooster and West Country Boat Repairs were superb.

The staff and volunteers at Exe Sailing Club - there are too many individual stars to list everyone, but we must say a special thanks to Phil Morrison PRO, Frankie Upton DRO and Nick Coombes, Event Manager - really went above and beyond this week. The efficiency and good humour throughout were exemplary and we were genuinely sad to have to leave.

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Overall Results:

PosFleetSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stGold1675James PetersMaddy AndersonHISC31431‑5‑2321419
2ndGold1611Arran HolmanToby LewisClapham Model YC2224‑101‑2535120
3rdGold1702Hamish WalkerEmma HiveyRoyal Navy SA/ASA116112‑161510‑174564
4thGold1609Tom DarlingCharlie DarlingHISC43106121211‑4111‑2569
5thGold629Rob HendersonMat CurrellLymington Town SC85(DNF)834‑331871770
6thGold1722Morgan PeachAmy SparksClapham Model YC1387‑5353‑462617786
7thGold1626Edd WhiteheadAnna HorackovaParkstone/Filey/BCYC74‑2924421514‑331888
8thGold880James HammettJess HammettHISC2115‑2420148292‑3891
9thGold1603Ian MartinChris CattBurghfield SC130913‑35‑3651181592
10thGold1680Rory OdellHenry JamesonHISC97311‑6596‑31281992
11thGold1029Nick RobinsIzi DaviesHISC6266149(DSQ)19‑3810696
12thGold1073Martin WrigleyWill WardClapham Model YC‑27201623213225‑322103
13thGold1698Tom GoodeyRichard ThomasRNSA10912176‑81356‑418103
14thGold1540Lee SydenhamMax SydenhamHISC513‑421028‑30203089123
15thGold1570Robbie KingBethan MatthewClapham Model YC19105212118‑2415‑2221130
16thGold1667Olly TurnerSam MottersheadStarcross YC151130317334‑36‑3912143
17thGold1215Murray HampshirePhoebe WarrenClapham Model YC2612‑471217217‑342726148
18thGold1639Dom LewisLainey TerkelsenBosham SC2216141825‑46‑4743813150
19thGold1270Alex SmallwoodOli JaggerDWSC1429‑3191325‑36271422153
20thSilver1673Harry ChattertonAaron ChadwickWaldringfield SC232728‑4826311610(SCP)16177
21stGold1709Robert RichardsonIsabel AbbattUllswater YC18253236‑546‑38162329185
22ndGold1337Scott WallisEmma BakerLymington Town SC46‑74487‑7029140314188
23rdGold1657Tom HewitsonJo HewitsonHISC3537851916‑71‑616110191
24thGold16Chris WebberNicola WebberPevensay Bay SC121733323111‑422931(DSQ)196
25thGold1069Isaac MarshFresh AbendsternRNDB YC20313513835‑451330‑77203
26thSilver1432William CaigerCaitlin MorleySevenoaks241822292232‑503521(DSQ)203
27thGold1012Freya BlackChris ThomasWPNSA‑916317163919(RET)11423210
28thGold1365John TeagueNaomi PoundBristol Corinthian YC5028‑51281523‑6584711210
29thGold1348Elliott WellsEllie KeersHISC‑4847214220221721‑8920210
30thGold1136Marcus TresslerFaye ChattertonMiddle Nene SC‑5348‑56275217328642223
31stSilver1510Brendan LynchEllen ClarkEast Lothian YC(RET)36147849211257‑64231
32ndGold1458Gus DixonBen ToddHISC33381515‑6252432419‑55239
33rdSilver1515Ben Hutton‑PenmanNiamh DaviesRoyal Corinthian/Burnham39DGB38‑44232794429‑58244.8
34thGold1628Matt FowlerLynne RatcliffePevensey Bay SC3014‑55382950287‑5954250
35thGold920Oliver AldridgePhoebe ConnellanParkstone/Middle Nene42193639307‑5342‑7835250
36thGold1439Jamie HarrisBettine HarrisWessex SC‑5742252533‑838394831251
37thSilver1046Rhys LewisJoe BradleyHISC4739133344‑4813‑534523257
38thGold1634Cam StewartAnnie HammettHISC17223730(DSQ)‑6630562546263
39thGold965Haydn SewellCallum FarndenChew Valley5540451911‑57(SCP)481336267
40thGold805James TaylorLarissa ConnabeerStoke Gabriel BA4143‑613442‑532943928269
41stGold861Duncan GlenLorna GlenParkstone YC4557403541‑68‑60321224286
42ndGold1633Louis JohnsonLucy HewitsonHISC374123‑60374739‑592439287
43rdGold846Jeremy StephensJames StewartPenzance SC445418452726‑87‑803737288
44thGold1676Paul CullenGeorgia BoothWeir Wood SC‑70322022682041‑835333289
45thBronze1642John WilsonLaura GloverELYC51‑5239524610274626‑60297
46thGold985Flynn DaviesHolly DabsonBurnham SC6421‑7154‑801432195148303
47thGold626Will TaylorFiona MulcahyLymington Town SC25343449325131‑6449‑66305
48thGold1659David JessopSophie MearHISC2935‑74261856‑73227153310
49thGold573Matthew TaylorAlex Bell‑JonesRoyal Mersey YC16‑67193756595747‑8127318
50thSilver418Fred MainwaringLiz MainwaringExe SC3124DGBDGB‑74‑7463255550339.2
51stSilver1573Henrik AsplundGeorgina KingGuernsey YC595526‑743637‑72502071354
52ndSilver1508Chay TaylorElla PhelpsBurnham SC285349‑10024‑7848516345361
53rdSilver1333Alice DavisJoey TaylorGreat Moor SC5446(RET)6734345533‑7940363
54thBronze796Ben SwyerElla VincentQMSC383346‑5750555649‑7243370
55thSilver1078Merrick StanleyVictoria UptonExe SC/Llandegfedd522344‑72‑716044633452372
56thGold1621Henry HallamAshley HillSt Mawes SC(RET)454165474261‑741656373
57thSilver1617Alex CurtisRaffi GracieQMSC/RSC5656‑604648‑7037544447388
58thSilver1039Mark ThomasNick WilliamsBroadstairs SC(DNC)(DNC)7890574414374030390
59thSilver1413Jenny CropleyAlex Plattn/a43‑8754556928792069(DSQ)417
60thSilver1179Archie PennErin MarksWaldringfield SC63516968‑85‑8518695034422
61stBronze785Andrew WishartIona DeaconQMSC‑9070536279‑10512235273424
62ndSilver735Dylan McPhersonDavid McPhersonBurnham SC404958715843‑104‑856641426
63rdSilver964Chris ThomasVerity HopkinsBroadstairs SC34507063‑72‑7134625461428
64thSilver1340Edward HarrisMaddie HarrisWaldringfield SC(RET)(DNC)5058406158823663448
65thGold1445Peter 'Ugly' VincentKirsten GlennLlandegfedd SC‑836181(DNS)834040527032459
66thSilver1262Felix CrowtherKrystal LawWembley SC62584359‑81655479(DNC)49469
67thSilver1055George KennedyJosh LightfootParkstone YC656027736472‑765756‑82474
68thBronze211James MorsonFiona HarringtonWeir Wood SC49686441635466‑9884‑89489
69thSilver1048Andrew SticklandBecky PearsonThorpe Bay YC6865524053‑1106481‑8670493
70thSilver786Oliver DixonMillie AldridgeRoyal Hawrich YC76626566‑10238‑86587357495
71stSilver383Oliver Cage‑WhiteEmily Wingfield DigbyBroadstairs SC72725777456451‑96‑8767505
72ndSilver1568Katie DaviesGrace SummersItchenor SC‑937572797624497358‑92506
73rdSilver1577Tom CollyerJessie MainWessex SC61(DNC)674391‑10174673568506
74thBronze1721Mike WarwickerKate FitzsimmonsBough Beech SC327192645969‑9871‑11059517
75thSilver1345Jo TribeEllen MorleyBurnham SC6977‑806951‑9580766051533
76thSilver1370Tom DawsonSam NealeLiverpool Uni/Cardiff Bay85‑98‑9383678077661572545
77thBronze1684Amy BoyleRoisin O'HalloranSt Mawes SC607376516067‑95‑927785549
78thSilver1243Paddy JefferiesPippa CropleyItchenor SC796973565573‑94‑848065550
79thSilver1527Kevin DruceAlastair WilsonRickmansworth SC5892(DNC)(DNC)614168659474553
80thSilver1324Oscar WrightAnnabel FiskItchenor SC665983766677‑10155‑10379561
81stBronze864Ben ShorrockLucy KnottFrensham Pond SC6783945049896772‑100(DSQ)571
82ndBronze939James JohnsonTom JohnsonRoa Island897889879039‑92‑1076244578
83rdBronze1390Syd McleanWill HopesHISC81‑97‑10196436275459387582
84thBronze1543Oliver HolmesScott WilkinsonWessex SC82‑90598482638560‑9069584
85thBronze1663Hattie CollingridgeKatie SparkWaldringfield SC77826875‑99886270‑9975597
86thBronze1638Angus CollingridgeConnor LineWaldringfield SC78646686925893‑94‑10290627
87thGold1395Nigel BirdAndy BirdRYA926685‑99‑1038259867681627
88thBronze462Will QuereeWill HoldenSt Catherines SC73796261(DNC)(DNC)1038810578649
89thBronze1383Will PennyImogen Cage‑WhiteHorning SC‑104818481934591‑10210180656
90thBronze356Alex WhitfieldEmma BennettRoyal Western YC71969088‑977969‑1087593661
91stBronze430Mike CalvertSophie HarrisHISC74768678789681(RET)‑9895664
92ndBronze1433Blythe BerryDilly AllaHISC‑98857991‑1118783788576664
93rdBronze1536George PotterEllen MainWessex SC949377‑1028499‑108954383668
94thBronze1309Oliver KingZoe NieveenWessex SC808088‑9575759091‑11191670
95thBronze1021Cameron HarrisMax Stennett‑HowardWaldringfield SC86886380‑10091‑102908294674
96thSilver163Sophie OtterCarys RanderiaHISC(DNC)10187(DNC)9610370758362677
97thSilver1338Willow BlandEmma McKnightWaldringfield SC9989‑103(DNF)949482686784677
98thBronze879Scarlett AndersonLydia StevensonRoyal Corinthian YC888491‑9886‑9889896497688
99thBronze486Jon JamesSophie CrookExe SC‑105‑10598707776971019288699
100thBronze1080Rose HallamBenjamin Marsden/Ffion MorganSt Mawes SC‑10891‑100938984789968100702
101stBronze787Nathan MuggeridgeLeo MuggeridgeWimbleball SC7586‑10492879088‑11188103709
102ndSilver489Simon HammentJess HarmanPapercourt SC96‑9975947397‑106939598721
103rdBronze361Grant BoorerJonathan CarrStarcross YC10694(DNC)(DNC)9586841037496738
104thBronze1402Ben DeardenAlice CarterYorkshire Dales SC(RET)(DNC)99899810752100112101758
105thBronze1467Donald FrancisLauren FrancisGoring Thames SC84106(DNC)(DNC)881001001129186767
106thSilver1200Imogen BellfieldHarry TillingWaldringfield SC951049697101‑106‑1059796102788
107thBronze1066Campbell ManzoniAmy SandersonQMSC(DNC)(DNC)102101DNCDNC968765106797
108thBronze1358Charlie WhitakerLucy GatesBudworth SC3644(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC800
109thBronze817Sophie RavenCerys MorganExe SC8710397103‑11210210710697‑112802
110thBronze1695Jamie PopeKitty PopeWhitstable103(DNC)958210893110109(NSC)104804
111thSilver840Torrin BlazebyElla MarstonWest Kirby SC1011078285105(RET)114(DNC)106107.5807.5
112thBronze1631Felix GibbonsOscar GibbonsExe SC100100(DNC)(DNC)11410899104104107.5836.5
113thBronze488Robert AdamsJohn AdamsExe SC97(DNC)(DNC)DNC109RET1097710799838
114thBronze1152Emily DavisNikki TaylorGreat Moor SC102108(DNC)(DNC)107109111105113105860
115thBronze1076James AbbattMaia HallamUllswater YC10795(RET)(DNC)106104112113115110862
116thBronze536Louis Hockings‑CookeStewart MastersExe SC(DNC)102(DNF)DNS110111113110108109883
117thBronze1691James ShrivesJimmy MorganRNSA/Restronguet(DNS)(DNC)DNCDNC10492115RET109111891
118thBronze461Joe Reid/Morgan TurnerCharlotte CoxExe SC(RET)(DNC)DNCDNC113DNF116114116113932
119thBronze1586Anna CoxAngus BaileyExe SC(RET)(DNC)DNCDNCDNFDNF117DNF114114945

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