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Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championships and International Grand Prix at Cowes - Overall

by John Roberson 12 Jun 2022 16:45 BST 9-12 June 2022

Olympic medallist Ossie Stewart has won the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite International Grand Prix, beating rival Russell Peters by just one point after a cliff-hanger final race of the series. Stewart, sailing More T Vicar, was crewed in the regatta by his son Tom and renowned sailor Geoff Carveth.

The most consistent sailor of the event, Ossie Stewart went into the final showdown two points behind Russell Peters, having to either beat Peters by three places or have his rival finish 17th or worse. In the end it was the second option that won him the event, with Peters finishing 17th and Stewart scoring 18th that he was able to discard from his final total.

For Ossie Stewart, who is 68, this is his first national championship win as a helmsman. In the past he has won more than 30 championships as a crew, and finished second 12 times as a helm, including three times in the RS Elite. "It makes me feel quite young", he commented, "this is a big win for me".

The final race was won by class newcomer and member of the host club, the Royal Yacht Squadron, Martin Jones sailing Candida, but this was not quite enough to get him onto the podium, with defending national champion Tom Hewitson finishing the race in second place, and thereby holding onto third place overall by a slender one point margin.

The Solent laid on slightly less robust conditions than for the first three days of the series, with a west, south westerly breeze of 10 to 12 knots, against a strong west going ebb tide. While the rest of the fleet sailed a tight and exciting race, Stewart and Peters engaged in a tactical match race, both well back in the fleet at the first mark. Though Peters managed to beat Stewart across the finishing line by one place, he was not far enough up the pecking order to take the overall win.

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Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
167MORE T VICAROssie StewartHayling Island Sailing Club423(BFD)323214‑1833
220RIFF RAFFRussell PetersRoyal Yacht Squadron31(BFD)(BFD)111191734
37SHAKEN NOT STIRREDTom HewitsonHayling Island Sailing Club151(BFD)211109‑12241
4113CANDIDAMartin JonesRoyal Yacht Squadron27‑19557114(BFD)142
5111KINSimon BrienRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club5‑1371‑124123111154
6110LEGS ELEVENPaul FiskEmsworth Sailing Club61456(BFD)3415‑28356
765CRAIC ADDICT/VAGRANTToby StraussHayling Island Sailing Club739(BFD)14613‑177968
840BASILOwen BowermanHayling Island Sailing Club99‑17‑32613511131076
937STORMStephen PollyRUYC / BYC8‑19‑22154176716477
1025FREEBIE KNOTJostein AkerTønsberg Seilforening ‑ Norway10‑301524952(BFD)41281
116LITE BLOOAdrian WardHayling Island Sailing Club24124(BFD)‑29167141886
12101CENTURIONMiles OdellHayling Island Sailing Club12413(BFD)71418(BFD)52093
1353THE LOVE BUGMichael BrowneRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club152221713‑26‑2683796
1446THE DOCTORPeter CopseyHayling Island Sailing Club1121‑262‑26122352013107
1544ECLIPSESteve FisherHayling Island Sailing Club1366161615‑191817‑25107
1689THEOSteven HammondHayling Island Sailing Club16‑292921‑312219615110
1763E'TUAlistair KeckRoyal Lymington Yacht Club181129382216(BFD)8‑31115
1892URAFIKIJames YearsleyHayling Island Sailing Club201816‑2722102721(BFD)6140
1911EGGPaul LewisHayling Island Sailing Club1916148(RET)(RET)9282126141
2064TOUCANRoss VaughanRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club‑302527‑3315238221014144
2156UPFRONTJeff RalstonRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club273533111719‑3662(DNS)150
22116QUAILEdmund PeelRoyal Yacht Squadron2127364(RET)(DNC)14102616154
23109RIGHT TIME TOOPhilip WrightCowes Corinthian Yacht Club‑3215111223‑3025202427157
2468SERIOUS MOONLIGHTRichard BavinRoyal Burnham Yacht Club2520281425‑331724‑325158
2550ANCHORMANOli LoughheadRoyal North of Ireland Yacht Club178(BFD)261029202627(DNS)163
269080FIDELITEJohn KnightGuernsey Yacht Club22‑3383031924(BFD)2322169
2769SAPPHIREDavid NichollsHayling Island Sailing Club14‑32232020273016‑3321171
28107ALL THE GEARNeil FulcherRoyal Burnham Yacht Club‑34262417182821(BFD)1823175
2922EXCALIBURRoger MartinRoyal Burnham Yacht Club‑352825103021‑31132528180
3029GALADRIELJamie MuirHayling Island Sailing Club2617202319202827‑30(RET)180
31100SOAK THERAPYCharlie Egerton‑WarburtonRoyal Yacht Squadron33‑36101927‑3432122919181
3221THE OUTLAWZandy HobdayRoyal Burnham Yacht Club28241225(DSQ)8292931‑35186
3375ZAN IIMartin BeckAntigua Yacht Club2910(DNS)21(BFD)2537251924190
34115BEAVERMike PowellBellingham Yacht Club USA‑373132281118‑35231532190
3594MOMENTARY LAPSWillem VinkeTonsberg Seilforening232318183224‑3432‑3433203
3683BLIND SQUIRRELBill BlankRoyal Burnham Yacht Club36‑3931132432‑39312229218
3736ILLEGALPhilip AndersonStrangford Lough Yacht Club31343422(DSQ)(DNC)153036RET243
3817BAMBOOZLEDJohn McVeaStrangford Lough Yacht Club‑38‑373029283533333530253
3955WOMBATMark HollidayHayling Island Sailing Club‑3938(RET)31333638343834282
4026SWAN SONGPaul Crean Andrew CreanRoyal Thames Yacht Club404035(RET)34(DNC)40RET37DNS308

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