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GJW Direct National Autumn Championship (NS1) at Datchet Water Sailing Club

by James Ripley 15 Oct 10:46 BST 9-10 October 2021

The Autumn Championships formed the first event of the ITCA (GBR) 2021-22 National Series. After the last two series have been disrupted due to the pandemic, the class is looking forward to returning to some sense of normality.

Arriving on Saturday morning, there was a thick fog over the lake. As it lifted, we could see the second problem - that there was no wind. An AP over 1 was replaced by an AP over 2, and then an AP over 3. Eventually, the Race Officer had no choice but to cancel racing for the day, despite the best efforts of the race team.

Sunday started similarly light, but the breeze soon started to fill in, allowing racing to commence not long after scheduled. Very shifty and fluky conditions made for very challenging sailing for the competitors - evidenced by the high scores of everyone in the fleet. It also meant a lot of work for the Race Committee - in particular the mark layers.

In the smaller 4.2 fleet, Holly Norton sailed a consistent regatta to win by one point from Thomas Semmens, who in turn was one point ahead of Tate Kump in third. In the 5.3s, Lily Browning took the win from Bjorn Handley and Alex Jones.

Congratulations to all of the competitors. Thank you the Datchet Water SC for hosting the Topper class, and all of the volunteers who made this event happen.

With thanks to our sponsors: GJW Direct, Rooster, Harken, Optimum Time, Topper Sailboats, Sailingawards, Marlow Ropes, and Go Dippy.

Overall Results:

PosChamp NoHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
5.3 Fleet
1st217Lily Browning12‑1247
2nd690Bjorn Handley‑395128
3rd114Alex Jones462‑2212
4th317Leo Yates211‑27316
5th548Hugo Valentine51‑381218
6th156Graydon McLeod Fleming84‑11618
7th160Edward Quinn‑1984921
8th318Edwin Cross318‑26122
9th611Jessica Powell‑35163524
10th669Reuben Hudson10‑209726
11th235Katherine Gunn1876‑3531
12th618Ben Homer111410‑4735
13th571Samson Cross273‑42838
14th92Ava Harris‑Scott6‑17151738
15th545Hayden Moore‑409162146
16th323Finley Southon7‑55142748
17th67Clem Middle16‑3272851
18th343Kyle Muelaner1512‑322552
19th691Ellie Thwaites‑6515202055
20th525Erin Pank34‑4081557
21st384Sophie Kennedy‑432952458
22nd171George Spence311022‑3763
23rd121Caitlin Thomas913‑504466
24th74Finley Briggs24‑52351069
25th544Edward Smith29‑36281370
26th615Megan Thomson2631‑451471
27th331Edward Paling252425‑2974
28th91Sebastian Davies322621‑3479
29th86Oliver Smith1221‑564881
30th574Rory Clow1743‑652686
31st539Jack Sims‑4230391887
32nd189Jasper Focardi Dolling23‑72481990
33rd263Rhys Griffiths2027‑714390
34th183Isla Todd22‑47303890
35th274Lola Mordaunt33‑46233692
36th179Erin Young1435‑604695
37th248Oliver Gatton46‑60193095
38th760Lauren Irons3745‑661698
39th113Gloria Smith21‑54473199
40th109Izzy Johnson44‑631839101
41st58Erin Tinkler5728‑6423108
42nd696Tara Ewbank4134‑5833108
43rd202Alex Purrier384134‑54113
44th360Henry Martin692224‑74115
45th154Elizabeth Whitefoot‑68393641116
46th36Ruairi Herrington13‑654956118
47th398Charlotte Cooper285143‑63122
48th510Finn Brook‑Holmes555613(DNC)124
49th295Leon Kadioglu603331‑75124
50th264Rebecca Shearer‑67625211125
51st210Finley Waterhouse472553‑59125
52nd155Jago Jennings‑66234064127
53rd159James Clements‑62195458131
54th376Thomas Looseley‑49384449131
55th243Christopher Hampshire45‑484145131
56th650Leah May‑70501766133
57th599Harriet Wood50‑693350133
58th93Emiliy Shearer‑77376240139
59th698Lewis Bacon5444‑5751149
60th586Alistair MacKinnon59‑785142152
61st100Alexander Van Doren‑76534653152
62nd90Jessica Taylor‑71425557154
63rd324Josh James63‑686132156
64th635Sam MorleySCP‑703765158
65th563Florence Tovey646729‑72160
66th306Finlay Todd4849‑7467164
67th294Henry Powell36‑806862166
68th42Electra Reeves565959‑61174
69th699Thomas Lloyd516463‑71178
70th94Lucas Symons535867‑73178
71st369Dan Powell58‑757252182
72nd299Orlando Orchard(UFD)667355194
73rd661Eliska van der Veen52‑777668196
74th308Dominic Atherton6157‑7979197
75th10Hawkie Findlater72‑797060202
76th51Hannah Baker‑74716969209
77th327Jack Wright7361‑7776210
78th269Luke Robinson‑78737570218
79th590Zoe Morley7576‑8078229
80th11Alexander Small8074(DSQ)80234
81st291William Powell79‑817877234
82nd305Jadon Brockdorff‑Kennedy(DNC)DNCDNCDNC255
82nd12Alex Pemberton(UFD)DNCDNCDNC255
82nd541Efa Thomas(DNC)DNCDNCDNC255
4.2 Fleet
1st502Holly Norton2‑3174
2nd505Thomas Semmens‑512105
3rd97Tate Kump12‑9156
4th352Harry Mitchell‑4431511
5th236Jacob Davies‑10642515
6th530Harry Sims3852616
7th533Amelia Smith‑8562517
8th143John Whitefoot‑11773423
9th27Oscar Rowe‑9983324
10th365Chloe Grayton611‑123725
11th39?Lauren Anderson710103827
12th72George Sims‑1212114735

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