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Allen 29er Grand Series Round 1 at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

by Annabelle Vines 22 Sep 10:50 BST 18-19 September 2021
Allen 29er GP at the WPNSA © Digital Sailing

Saturday dawned with light winds, fog, and a dying forecast. 46 boats arrived as the fog cleared and headed out into Portland harbour for an expected 4 races.

Fast out of the blocks off the pin end were Annabelle Vines and Raulf Berry (3079) who lead at every mark to complete the win. Close behind were Ollie Peters and Ben Bradley (3080) in 2nd and Freddy Westwell and Freddy Lonsdale (2903).

Race 2 was quickly underway with even trickier conditions and wind dying on the right hand side of the beat. Up the first beat left paid with more pressure at the top of the course. Annabelle and Raulf (3079) led round again getting their second bullet of the day.

Races 3 and 4 were sailed in dying breeze (5-7 knots) with race winners James Crossley in race 3 and Noah Fitzgerald (2206) and Leo Wilkinson and Sam Jones (2966) crossing the shortened course finish line at the windward mark in race 4.

Once ashore the first day of GP1 was completed with the first 29er GP social in 18months, with a great Lasagne supper and a brilliant speaker Q&A by Saskia Tidey, Olympic 49er legend.

Sunday had a more promising forecast which delivered with winds up to 15 knots by the end of the day. Racing was set off quickly and efficiently by PRO Ian Bullock. The winner of race 5 with a good lead was Finn Morris and Oscar Morgan-Harris (2849). Pressure building at the top of the course meant it paid to use the edges of the course and the top 5 boats where always early onto the lay lines.

Race 6 was similar conditions, Ella Lightbody and Felicity Brellisford (2493) leading around the first windward mark but eventually on the last downwind leg overtaken by race and regatta winners Ben Mueller and Sam Webb (12). The last 2 races, the pressure increased, both physically and mentally. The wind filled in and at last there was some more consistent trapezing for the crews. Santi Sesto-Cosby and George May (2816) took the win in race 7, and Kate Robertson and Robin Stein (376) closed out the regatta with a bullet.

Overall, it was a great regatta with 7 different race winners and plenty of sunshine!

1st Ben Mueller and Sam Webb
2nd Freddy Westwell and Freddy Lonsdale
3rd Annabelle Vines and Raulf Berry

1st Girls - Ella Lightbody and Felicity Brellisford
1st Mixed - Annabelle Vines and Raulf Berry
1st Juniors - Finn Morris and Oscar Morgan-Harris

Thank you Saskia Tidey for presenting the prizes and Allen Sailing for sponsoring the event and Digital Sailing for the on the water Photos.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewAge GroupBoat GenderClubs
1st12BEN MUELLERSAM WEBBYouthMALERLYMYC/HISC / ROYAL LYMINGTON YC
2nd2903FREDDIE WESTWELLFREDDIE LONSDALEYouthMALEHISC
3rd3079ANNABELLE VINESRaulf BERRYYouthMIXEDRLYMYC / HAYLING ISLAND SC
4th2694CHARLIE GRANCAMERON SWORDYouthMALEHISC
5th2206JAMES CROSSLEYNOAH FITZGERALDYouthMALEDATCHET WATER SC/DOVEY YC / GRAFHAM WATE
6th376KATE ROBERTSONROBIN STEINYouthMIXEDSWARKESTONE SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC
7th2493ELLA LIGHTBODYFELICITY BRELLISFORDYouthFEMALER LYM Y C / RLYMYC
8th2849FINIAN MORRISOSCAR MORGAN‑HARRISJuniorMALEHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC/ROYAL SOUTHERN
9th2929GWEN SARGENTAMELIE CURTISYouthFEMALEEMSWORTH THORNEY ISLAND AND HAYLING ISL
10th2507KATY JENKINSAMELIE HISCOCKSYouthFEMALEWPNSA
11th2966LEO WILKINSONSAM JONESYouthMALEMAIDENHEAD SC/HISC / HILL HEAD SC/HISC/H
12th3081OLLY PETERSBEN BRADLEYYouthMALEHISC
13th2816SANTI SESTO COSBYGEORGE MAYYouthMALER LYM Y C / RLYMYC
14th2478ROB MAWDSLEYOLLIE MEARSJuniorMALEHISC
15th2222JOHNNY SARGENTSOLOMON WILBYYouthMALEEMSWORTH THORNEY ISLAND AND HAYLING ISL
16th2433JAMIE WILKINSONJAMIE GATEHOUSEYouthMALEHISC / BEWL VALLEY SC
17th2924KARRIE CLARKLIA FLETCHERYouthFEMALEABERDEEN BOAT CLUB HONG KONG/ROYAL HOSPI
18th2937WILL PANKBRYCE SURGUYYouthMALENBYC
19th3080SAM COXWILL DE JAEGERYouthMALERESTRONGUET SC / CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC
20th2118OLIVER SMOULTIMOGEN ASQUITHYouthMIXEDLLANDEGFEDD SC/TATA SC
21st2128ELLEN MORLEYHAZEL MCDONNELLYouthFEMALEHOLLOWELL SC
22nd2539ZEB FELLOWSFIN GRIBBINJuniorMALEYEALM YC
23rd2514OLIVIA BRACEY‑DAVISJAKE STOKESYouthMIXEDR LYM Y C
24th2235MILLIE IRISHJEMIMA GOTTOYouthFEMALEDRAYCOTE WATER SC / NBYC/RHYC
25th3007EMMA HUTCHINGSKATE NEWMANYouthFEMALEPAGHAM YC / NETLEY SC
26th2826KUBA STAITEOLLIE VINESYouthMALEHISC
27th2477LAURA ELMSJESS CHARLESWORTHJuniorFEMALEHISC / HISC/EMSWORTH SC
28th2796SAM BAKERFELIX CUMMINGSYouthMALEHAYLING ISLAND SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC/OX
29th2173BLAKE TUDORBRETT TUDORYouthMALEBRIGHTLINGSEA SC
30th2122TOBY ALDOUSTHOMAS ARMSTRONGYouthMALEPAPERCOURT SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC
31st2225MAX SYDENHAMFREDDIE COVELLYouthMALEHISC
32nd1908MORVEN WOODJAMIE MCKEATINGYouthMIXEDHELENSBURGH SC/ROYAL TAY YC
33rd2416JOSH STOKESGREGAN BERGMANN SMITHYouthMALEHISC
34th1867RACHEL HARPERMADELINE BILBOROUGHYouthFEMALEHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC
35th1321EDWARD DAYHARVEY JENKINSYouthMALEREADING SC / NEWHAVEN AND SEAFORD SC
36th2229AGNES BRACEY DAVISOLLIE BADDELEYYouthMIXEDRLYMYC / ROYAL LYMINGTON YC
37th2042PHOEBE PETERSTOM PEACOCKYouthMIXEDHAYLING ISLAND SC / PARKSTONE YC
38th2909HANNAH CARRUTHERSETHAN DAVEYYouthMIXEDFrensham Pond SC
39th2915MADDIE SMITHBEN ADLERJuniorMIXEDPOOLE YC / CASTLE COVE SC
40th2882HAZEL JONESBEN STOKESJuniorMIXEDHISC
41st2721MALACHY BROWNCHARLIE MERRYWEATHERYouthMALEOXFORD SC
42nd2828EILISH GRAHAMSUZIE STURROCKYouthFEMALEDERWENT RESERVOIR SC / ROYAL TAY YC
43rd2046Win ThananitayaudonGEORGE SELLWOODYouthMALETRESAITH MARINERS SC
44th2120TILLY PHELPSFINN CADDYJuniorMIXEDPARKSTONE YC / BRISTOL CORINTHIAN YC
45th2163SAM SHACKLELAWRENCE DONNELLYAdult/YouthMALEBROXBOURNE SC / DATCHET WATER SC/SURREY
46th933ALFIE SHEAHANALICIA BIGGSYouthMIXEDCHEW VALLEY LAKE SC / CVLSC
47th2028POLLY MASONALEX BAKERJuniorMIXEDBURGHFIELD SC/HAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC

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