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Etchells Spring Regatta at the Royal London Yacht Club

by Anthony Parke 16 Apr 05:57 BST 9-10 April 2022
Etchells Spring Regatta 2022 © Etchells Cowes Fleet

The Etchells Spring Regatta, run by the Royal London Yacht Club with PRO Peter Taylor, the first event of the year, saw the 12 boat fleet treated to champagne sailing conditions of 6-12knts and sunshine on day one.

The day was dominated from the start by Lawrie Smith, with Richard Parslow, Goncalo Ribeiro and Ben Saxton scoring three bullets in a tricky fluctuating breeze. Closely followed by Graham Bailey, David Bedford, Will Bedford and Dilly Ala on Strait Dealer scoring a 6,4,1, with Malcom Offord in third after a 8,2,4.

Day 2 started light but a steady SE breeze built to provide another three great races in 8-15knts of breeze. Again Lawrie showed form with a 2,1,1, Youth and Corinthian team of Rhys Lewis, Alex Colquitt, Joe Bradley and Oliver Dowson-McGill, in their first Etchells regatta, on board Ziggy put in a solid day 2 with a 3,3,3.

The event finished with Lawrie Smith scoring an impressive 5 bullets from 6 races, being able to discard the 2nd place, second was well deserved by Strait Dealer finishing all but one race in the top 5, with the solid second day team Ziggy sailed away with 3rd place 1st Corinthian and 1st youth.

The next Etchells regatta is the Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy 30th April - 2nd May being run by the RYS which is a qualifier for the World Championship being held in Cowes in September.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1  GBR 1434AlfieLawrie Smith / Richard Parslow / Goncalo Ribeiro / Ben Saxton1112115
2  GBR 1431Strait DealerGraham Bailey / David Bedford / Will Bedford / Dilly Ala64214415
3  GBR 1271Ziggy (Corinthian)Rhys Lewis / Alex Colquitt / Joe Bradley / Oliver Dowson‑McGill79533321
4  GBR 1352Jolly RogerTom Abrey / Matt Reid / Bruno van Dyke46UFD62523
5  GBR 1460MBFPaul Brotherton / James Fawcett / Hannah Peters / Alain Sign33UFD4UFD225
6  GBR 1266Puffing BillyMalcolm Offord / Laurence Mead / Sam Haines824710829
7  GBR 1020Sumo (Corinthian)Dylan Collingbourne / Ellie Clark / Tom Callan / Sophie Bentley510857631
8  GBR 927Shamal (Corinthian)Anthony Parke / Ross Mackley / Carys Randeria / Jonathan Mears27789UFD33
9  GBR 1014Palaver (Corinthian)Azat Ulutas / Seun Williams / Alex Bouchereau / Huseyin Taraman1083106936
10  GBR 1194Mano (Corinthian)Kate MacAdorey / James Cunnison / Charlie Elise125611111043
11  GBR 1409AdaDavid Maclean / Quentin Bes‑Green / Sul Sahota91191251145
12  GBR 1439Rocketman (Corinthian)Rob Goddard / Philip Catmur / Matthew Hannaby1112UFD98747

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