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McConaghy 2022 - MC63p & MC75 LEADERBOARD

Scottish Toppers at Annandale Sailing Club, Castle Loch

by Ruairi Herrington 23 Apr 15:10 BST 16-17 April 2022

On the 16th and 17th of April, Annandale Sailing Club hosted the third Topper Traveller of the 2021/2022 Series at Castle Loch.

21 Toppers took part, with 15 boats racing in the main fleet and 6 competing in the regatta fleet. We had 6 races over the weekend in very shifty conditions, racing around fixed buoys across the loch. Early Saturday morning the sailors arrived to see very little wind on the loch but just enough to go sailing. We had 3 challenging races out on the water, with the race course changing after every race. With Ben Homer winning the first two races but losing the streak 'on the third race, coming first after first day with Finley Briggs in second and Thomas Looseley close behind in third.

On the second day, Castle Loch was a mirror with no wind. So, the postponement flag went up but not for long, as the wind slowly filled. So, we all rushed out and got three good races as the wind slowly picked up to a good wind for the last race. With the final top three being, Ben Homer, then Thomas Looseley and Ruairi Herrington.

The regatta fleet had a great two days out on the water, with amazing coaching from Jennifer Wesley who gave lots of useful tips and pointers to the less experienced racers. Thanks to the RYA Scotland for funding this. After 7 close races, Sam Milroy in first, Breagha Johnstone in second and Katherina Serranto.

Thanks to the Sylvia and the volunteers in the kitchen for making delicious food as well as to the race officers for getting lots of amazing races in those challenging conditions. Thanks to Annandale Sailing Club for supplying the prizes and for there hospitality and hard work putting on a fantastic weekend of sailing.

Overall Results:

Main Fleet

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st48096Ben HomerDBSC114‑5118
2nd48716Thomas LooseleySt ASC3‑5143415
3rd47775Ruari HerringtonLargs SC‑62336216
4th48100Josh MilroySt MLSC5‑6512518
5th48582Finley BriggsLargs SC24275‑920
6th21545Harry RooksbyASYC‑97924830
7th48264Emily ShearerCCCDS‑103867630
8th47303Cameron McDaidLargs SC4868‑9733
9th48568Sophie KennedyASYC8‑9798335
10th48818Tristan SommmervilleHSC7‑101010101047
11th45189Rohan O'KaneCCCDS1111111111(DNF)55
12th60504Cicely BlairSt ASC1212‑1413141162
13th46940Freya MillarSt MLSC(DNS)DNF121213DNF69
14th1Sean HampseyHLSC1414151412(DNF)69
15th48059Lucy LeyshonSolway SC131313(DNC)DNCDNC71

Regatta Fleet

1st213Sam MilroyST Mary's Loch SC‑1‑3111115
2nd Breagha JohnstoneAnnandale SC32‑4‑524314
3rd Katherine SerrantoLVSC(DNC)(DNC)DNC232216
4th MurrayAnnandale‑443343(RET)17
5th Thomas MchendrickAnnandale SC212(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC19
6th1Grace HampseyHoly Loch SC‑5‑55455423

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