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Typhoon 2022 LEADERBOARD

Typhoon 29er Winter Championship at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Sam Jones 2 Feb 14:15 GMT 29-30 January 2022
Typhoon 29er Winter Championship at Grafham Water © Rachael Jenkins

48 boats arrived at the Winter Championships for what was to be an epic weekend of racing. A glorious 25 knot forecast for Saturday had the heavy teams on the edge of their seats, and the lighter teams shaking in their boots, praying for the day to be cancelled. Six Irish boats made their way over to Grafham Water in search of some competition, and were hoping for a full weekend of racing to maximise the bang for their buck.

The decision was made to delay Saturday by 2 hours, but sailors were still keen to get on the water. After listening to some classic tunes (reggae shark) in the changing rooms, hoisting the sails and getting the boats to the end of the slipway, the decision was made to cancel racing for the day. The larger teams loaded Adele on Spotify, and cried themselves to sleep ready for a day of light wind racing.

Day 2 started early, and racing kicked off straight away, in the hope of getting in as many races as possible. Race 1 was under way and the whole fleet were shocked to their core. 2903 Freddie Westwell and Freddie Lonsdale, at a monstrous mass of 145 kg were winning the race in less than 10 knots! While the fleet calmed down from this unexpected event, Freddie and Freddie carried on to win race 1.

Race 2 was another tricky one, with gusts and shifts, it was vital that sailors were on their toes at all times to make sure they were in the right place at the right time. With boats battling their way upwind, the Irish pairing of Ben O'Shaughnessy and James Dwyer Matthews took the win, making the most of the shifts upwind, and staying nicely in the pressure on the downwinds.

Race 3 can only be described as strange, with some huge shifts on the first upwind, many boats were forced to the back of the fleet, and the one way nature made it difficult to fight back. However it was 3081 Olly Peters and Ben Bradley that were able to part the seas and take the win, proving themselves to be the only consistent boat so far in the regatta.

Race 4 was sailed in slightly more wind, with boats planing downwind, making for some more exciting racing. Another Irish team Clementine and Nathan Van Steenberge took the win, with a close battle for second between Olly and Ben, 2736 Charlie and Sam, Ben and James, and 2822 Johnny and Ethan. It was staying in the pressure that allowed Charlie and Sam to come out on top.

The final race was won by a huge margin, with GBR 12 Ben Mueller and Sam Webb making the most of the pressure on the first downwind and winning by half the downwind. 2966 Santi and Leo took 2nd place in a close race with Charlie and Sam coming in 3rd, the first time Leo and Sam had raced against each other since Toppers.

Overall 3rd Place was taken by Ben Mueller and Sam Webb, in 2nd Place was Ben O'Shaughnessy and James Dwyer Matthews. But it was a true consistency of sailing, like turning water into wine, that allowed Olly Peters and Ben Bradley to take the overall win.

1st Juniors were Rob Mawdsley and Ollie Mears, 1st females were Emily Conan and Lauren O'Callaghan, and 1st mixed team was Annabelle Vines and Raulf Berry.

Overall it was a great event, with some international competition for a change. Congratulations to Olly and Ben, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone at Weymouth! Thank you to our sponsors, Typhoon International for sponsoring this event.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewAge GroupGenderClubsR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stGBR3081OLLY PETERSBEN BRADLEYAdult/YouthMALEHISC5215‑713
2ndIRL2165BEN O SHAUGHNESSYJAMES DWYER MATTHEWSYouthMALEROYAL CORK YC‑13134513
3rdGBR12BEN MUELLERSAM WEBBYouthMALEHISC / R LYM YC/R LYM YC / ROYAL LYMINGT‑7666119
4thGBR2736CHARLIE GRANSAM JONESAdult/YouthMALEHAYLING ISLAND SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC/HI163‑262324
5thGBR3079ANNABELLE VINESRAULF BERRYYouthMIXEDR LYM YC / HISC/EMSWORTH SC2118‑16425
6thIRL873CLEMENTINE VAN STEENBERGENATHAN VAN STEENBERGEAdult/YouthMIXEDNYC / NYC/RIYC20(DNF)51834
7thIRL3131EMILY CONANLAUREN O CALLAGHANYouthFEMALENYC41010‑261741
8thGBR3007ROB MAWDSLEYOLLIE MEARSJuniorMALEHISC25‑3027943
9thGBR2849FINIAN MORRISOSCAR MORGAN‑HARRISJuniorMALEHAYLING ISLAND SC / HISC/ROYAL SOUTHERN612‑23131243
10thGBR2937WILL PANKBRYCE SURGUYAdult/YouthMALENBYC‑28718101045
11thGBR2966SANTI SESTO‑COSBYLEO WILKINSONYouthMALERLYC/HISC / MAIDENHEAD SC/HISC/WPNSA1414(BFD)17247
12thGBR3085DERIN SOYEREWAN PLOWDEN‑WARDLAWYouthMALEDRAYCOTE WATER SC3231111‑2848
13thGBR2433JAMIE WILKINSONJAMIE GATEHOUSEYouthMALEHISC / BEWL VALLEY SC1218‑3481149
14thGBR2898JAMES CROSSLEYNOAH FITZGERALDYouthMALEDATCHET WATER SC/DOVEY YC / GRAFHAM WATE2115‑2412654
15thGBR2826OLLIE VINESKUBA STAITEYouthMALELYMINGTON9(BFD)16211359
16thGBR2128ELLEN MORLEYHAZEL MCDONNELLYouthFEMALEHOLLOWELL SC11‑3614191559
17thGBR3080SAM COXOLLIE BADDELEYYouthMALERESTRONGUET SC / RLYMYC15820‑281962
18thGBR2796OLIVIA BRACEY‑DAVISFELIX CUMMINGSAdult/YouthMIXEDHISC‑43513202563
19thGBR2924KARRIE CLARKLIA FLETCHERYouthFEMALEROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL / WALDRINGFIELD SC‑38161792163
20thGBR3224ELLA LIGHTBODYFELICITY BRELLISFORDYouthFEMALER LYM Y C / RLYMYC274429‑3764
21stIRL2822JOHNNY FLYNNETHAN SPAINYouthMALEHOWTH YC/ROYAL ST GEORGE YC / NATIONAL Y(OCS)341531870
22ndGBR2694JOHNNY SARGENTCAM SWORDYouthMALEEMSWORTH TISC & HISC / HISC89(BFD)223170
23rdGBR2235MILLIE IRISHJEMIMA GOTTOYouthFEMALEDRAYCOTE WATER SC / NBYC/RHYC19‑297252071
24thGBR2507KATY JENKINSAMELIE HISCOCKSYouthFEMALEWPNSA24‑329271474
25thGBR2743MORVEN WOODOLLIE BULLYouthMIXEDHELENSBURGH SC/ROYAL TAY YC / CHANONRY S171321‑362475
26thIRL1619LAUREN MCDOWELLERIN MCILWAINEAdult/YouthFEMALENEWCASTLE YC/ROYAL NORTH OF IRELAND YC221919‑231676
27thGBR2903FREDDIE WESTWELLFREDDIE LONSDALEYouthMALEHISC127(BFD)14BFD91
28thGBR2139KATE ROBERTSONROBIN STEINYouthMIXEDSWARKESTONE SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC2924(BFD)182293
29thGBR1867RACHEL HARPERMADELINE BILBROUGHYouthFEMALE 23251234‑3594
30thGBR2225MAX SYDENHAMHARVEY JENKINSAdult/YouthMALEHISC3122(BFD)152997
31stGBR2539ZEB FELLOWSFIN GRIBBINJuniorMALEYEALM YC / PAIGNTON SC‑322025302398
32ndGBR2222GWEN SARGENTSUZIE STURROCKYouthFEMALEEMSWORTH TISC & HISC / ROYAL TAY YC30172732‑33106
33rdGBR2216CHARLIE HOPKINSONBEN PALINGYouthMALENOTTS COUNTY SC‑3921282436109
34thGBR2416JOSH STOKESGREGAN BERGMANN SMITHYouthMALEHISC26283231‑38117
35thGBR2122MILLIE DEACONTOM ARMSTRONGJuniorMIXEDROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL / HAYLING ISLAND S343522‑4427118
36thGBR2915MADDIE SMITHBEN ADLERJuniorMIXEDPOOLE YC / CASTLE COVE SC18‑41333834123
37thGBR7HAZEL JONESBEN STOKESJuniorMIXEDHISC‑4126293932126
38thGBR2880OSCAR OLDFIELDMEGHAN HAYNESJuniorMIXEDROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL / ROYAL CORINTHIAN10(BFD)404039129
39thGBR2909HANNAH CARRUTHERSETHAN DAVEYYouthMIXEDFRENSHAM POND SC / ROYAL HARWICH YC443135(BFD)26136
40thGBR2477LAURA ELMSJESS CHARLESWORTHJuniorFEMALEHISC / HISC/EMSWORTH SC35‑42313342141
41stGBR2046JAMES JOHNSONGEORGE SELLWOODAdult/YouthMALETRESAITH MARINERS SC373936‑4130142
42ndGBR2721MALACHY BROWNCHARLIE MERRYWEATHERYouthMALEOXFORD SC33383737‑40145
43rdGBR2879CHARLIE GATEHOUSEBEN STOKESJuniorMALEBEWL VALLEY SC / HAYLING ISLAND SC40404135‑43156
44thGBR374ABI COWLEYPETE COWLEYYouthMIXEDDERWENT RESERVOIR SC/KIELDER WATER SC(OCS)44304244160
45thGBR2120TILLY PHELPSFINN CADDYJuniorMIXEDPARKSTONE YC / BRISTOL CORINTHIAN YC36433843‑45160
46thIRL1859WILLIAM WALSHSORCHA GANNON OCONNORJuniorMIXED 463339(DNF)46164
47thGBR134ELLISE FITZGERALDFERGUS MUNROYouthMIXEDPRESTWICK SC423743(DNF)DNC171
48thGBR2340ESME BARRACLOUGHTOM JOHNSONJuniorMIXEDYORKSHIRE DALES SC / ROA ISLAND BOATING‑4545424541173

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