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Hadron H2 National Championships at Herne Bay Sailing Club - Overall

by Keith Callaghan 6 Sep 2021 09:14 BST 3-5 September 2021

After two days of grey skies and brisk winds, the final day dawned with sunshine and a light to moderate Easterly breeze - much to the relief of many in the fleet.

With just two races scheduled to complete the eight race series the 22 competitors were efficiently marshalled by the Herne Bay SC beach crew and racing got under way at precisely 11am.

Nick Craig had an almost untouchable lead and his win in the seventh race confirmed his position as 2021 H2 National Champion. Another win for Nick in the last race confirmed what we already knew - he is a master at his chosen sport. Second place was still up for grabs, though, and Richard Leftley nailed two second places but could not sufficiently close the gap on Richard le Mare, who finished third in both of today's races. Roger Ewart-Smith (Itchenor SC) managed to hold on to fourth place in spite of producing his two discards in the lighter stuff.

Two new trophies were available this year - for lightweights and heavyweights. These went to Robin Parsons and Richard le Mare respectively. The Masters Trophy was won by Barry Wolfenden (Bough Beech SC), who finished fifth over all. The Grand Master's Trophy winner was David Maclean (Itchenor SC) and the Ulysses Trophy for helms over 70 was won again by Kevin Connolly (Deben YC).

Over 50 volunteers from Herne Bay SC contributed to an outstanding event which competitors hugely enjoyed both on and off the water. It's the second time in the short history of the H2 class that the club has hosted our championships and we are like old friends now. On the water, PRO Dougal Henshall and his team ran a superbly organised race schedule. All in all, a great championships with a record turnout for the class.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st141Nick CraigBurghfield SC1111231116
2nd109Richard Le MareCastle Cove SC2222123311
3rd109Richard LeftleyBurghfield SC4453232216
4th122Roger Ewart‑SmithItchenor SC1034535171130
5th142Barry WolfendenBough Beech SC581044108534
6th146Andrew McGawBurghfield SC75368915635
7th131Roger MilletChichester SC121187679441
8th124Simon hipkinWalton & Frinton YC671189471741
9th111David MacleanItchenor SC91095996843
10th135Robin ParsonsDeben YC897107841243
11th121Dick HoldenArun YC1166132323101056
12th148Dave BarkerDraycote Water SC31312111117111661
13th102Ian LittleThorpe Bay YC181219121412131477
14th144Nigel CowenItchenor SC16171314131321978
15th130Ian DawsonWarsash SC1715152023235779
16th104Jon StewardFishers Green SC141820171011161381
17th106Lawrence BakerDeben YC131417161523121585
18th103Geoff ParkerWalton & Frinton YC191618151214191893
19th127Chris BrownRORC202116181715141999
20th21Julian HinesNetley SC2120211916161820109
21st115Graham YoungNottingham SC1519142323232323163
22nd137Kevin ConnollyDeben YC2323232323232021179

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