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Craftinsure 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Draycote Youth ILCA Open

by Dave Rowe 5 Jan 16:19 GMT 30 December 2021
Draycote Youth ILCA Open © Mark Dunkley & Clemmie Middle

A new event in the Draycote calendar and an opportunity for some fresh air over the festive break. The format was simple, two races in the morning, a short lunch then two more races in the afternoon, around a trapezoid course. The format was well received and 40 sailors pre-registered for the event with a fairly even spilt between 4s and 6s.

With the short days at this time of year getting started on time was going to be important. Competitors were on site early and delighted to see a steady 14knot of breeze from the west. The forecast was for slightly more wind and at registration there were a few sailors changing rig sizes leaving 17 on start 1 in the 6 rig and 20 on start 2 in the 4s.

The club was bustling with the Draycote Academy Topper and 420 squads both in attendance on day two of their Christmas training camp.

Registration and briefing done D flag up and the fleets launched all on time for a 10,30 start. Wind now a steady 17 knots 225degrees the race office set a 3-lap course. The Ilca 6 were off with a cautious start, the 4s followed with an equally cautious start, both fleets stayed tightly packed around the course with some great fleet racing. Richie Thurlby from Hill head SC took the win in the 6 and Archie Burton from Pennine won the 4s.

Race 2 and the drizzle started and saw the wind pick up 20 knots with some bigger gusts coming down the lake the direction both fleets were giving 100% and with a few people swimming the fleets spread a little and the leaders were getting away.

Christopher Marsh from Whitstable took the win in the 6 and Ted Ball from Draycote in the 4s. In for lunch and as promised it was short and 15 minutes after the last boat ashore D flag was up and the fleet were launching again for Race 3.

Both fleets came back to the start area ready to race and now the line was being pushed hard and this resulted in some sailors being asked to come back in the 6s and the 4s were even more keen and this resulted in a general recall, try again and away with only one boat asked to return. Felix McMullan from Draycote took an early lead in the 6 and held on to this for the 2 laps to take the win. Ted ball in the 4's secured a 2nd win so it was all to play for into the final race.

The line was tweaked to give some pin bias and this helped to spread the fleet and two clean starts for race 4.

George Colquitt from West Kirby finished a consistent day with a race win in the 6's to win the event with James Curtis of Bosham in 2nd, Richie Thurlby of Hill head sailing club in 3rd while Ted and Archie battled it out for the 4's race win which would decide the event, Archie won race 4 taking the event on count back, Freddie Sunderland from Draycote had come back from lunch taking two thirds to complete the podium in the 4s.

A very successful event and we look forward to repeating the process at Draycote again next year.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
ILCA 4
1st207087Archie BurtonPennine1‑2214
2nd216766Ted BallDraycote Water SC‑21124
3rd216023Freddie SunderlandDraycote Water3‑7339
4th184151Toby SmithRutland / Royal Hospital School‑634411
5th211078Joe RoweDraycote446‑1014
6th215695Freddie MacLavertyLlandudno SC5‑105818
7th206191Harry BurgeRutland SC‑1068519
8th201358Daisy FisherHollingworth Lake/DWSC7‑87721
9th212037Aimee BrayDraycote/Banbury SC89‑12623
10th212087Megan HardimanBartley SC9‑1611929
11th190859Dylan BeattyRutland Sailing12513‑1830
12th185604Nathan RussellRHYC111110‑1332
13th210241Henry SmithWest Riding/Draycote‑141491235
14th216141Alex HorsmanRSC1612‑191139
15th204013Lauren AttwellRutland SC‑1513141441
16th175763Eddy Reid 13‑17151543
17th212946Felicity AngellDraycote Water Sailing Club171517‑2049
18th141464Millie HardimanBartley SC19(DNC)161752
19th216870Finn GoodmanTeesdale Sailing & Watersports Club‑1818181652
20th182539Stella NygardDWSC‑2019201958
21st217872Tom MossDraycote /Ripon(DNC)DNCDNCDNC72
21st200745Sam EllisRed Wharf Bay / Draycote(DNC)DNCDNCDNC72
21st5Lewis BaconLeigh and Lowton(DNC)DNCDNCDNC72
ILCA 6
1st216122George ColquittWest Kirby SC2‑4215
2nd211013James CurtisBosham Sailing Club‑142338
3rd210976Richie ThurlbyHill Head SC135‑69
4th194659Will SunderlandDraycote Water35‑6210
5th216212Christopher MarshWhitstable Yacht Club71‑11715
6th215421George SunderlandDraycote Water46(DNC)515
7th206301James RussellRHYC6‑124818
8th209425Carys AttwellRutland SC‑978419
9th210900Felix McMullanDraycote10‑131920
10th206856Iris SingletonDWSC587‑1220
11th215383Tom BatesRipon89‑121128
12th177526Ethan CheshireDraycote Water sailing club‑131191030
13th213509Sam ByrdDraycote Water SC1210(OCS)1335
14th208987Ella SpainDraycote water SC11‑15131539
15th143681Jacob LuttonDraycote161410‑1740
16th180713Josh OatesBartley SC15‑16141443
17th157393Finn MorganSouth Staffs17(RET)151648

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