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Salcombe Gin Flying Fifteen Southern Championship at Parkstone Yacht Club

by Christina Moncur 22 Jun 12:30 BST 18-19 June 2022

Twenty boats joined 13 from the local fleet at Parkstone Yacht Club for the Salcombe Gin Flying Fifteen Southern Championships over the weekend of 18 - 19 June 2022.

As the fleet headed out into Poole Bay on Saturday morning there was a shifty Northerly breeze. With averages of around 10 knots Race Officer Andrew Hartley set a windward leeward course for the first race of the day. By they time the fleet started they were racing in an average of 16 - 19 knots with gusts of 27 knots. There was a large shift up the first beat and those who went right lost out to those who headed straight for the beach. Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett in 3760 won the first race with Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallader on 4096 in second and the new partnership of Shane MacCarthy and Nigel King in 4085 were third.

With the wind consistently averaging the high teens the race team set a triangle sausage course for the second race. Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett remained consistent with another win and were followed by Charles and Charlie Apthorp in 3957 in second and Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado in 4002 in third.

Race 3 saw a new race winner with Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallader taking line honours, with Charles and Charlie Apthorp in second and Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado in third.

The fleet returned to shore in gusts of 30 + knots to a beer on the slipway with plenty of smiles and comments of spectacular conditions and awesome reaches out on the racecourse. Thanks to our very generous sponsors, Salcombe Gin, Digital Sailing, Hyde Sails, Pinnell and Bax, Goacher Sails, North Sails and Ovington Boats a daily prize-giving was held whilst the competitors enjoyed a curry in the Clubhouse.

Sunday morning saw a delay as the fleet waited for enough water to launch before heading back to the bay in a shifty North Easterly. The race officer set a triangle sausage course for the first race of the day. Andrew Jameson and James Grant on 4060 took line honours followed by home boat of Richard Whitworth and Ben Scroggie in second and Chris Waples and Simon Hunt in 4061 in third.

Going into the last race of the weekend the Championship was between Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett and Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallader. Jeremy and Martin took line honours for the third time during the weekend giving them the overall Championship. Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado took second resulting in them finishing 3rd overall and Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallander's 3rd meant they finished 2nd overall. A huge thanks to last minute sponsor Sarah Hornby Art for donating a painting of a flying fifteen for the Championship winner.

The fleet returned to the club for afternoon tea and the overall prize-giving. A huge thanks to last minute sponsor Sarah Hornby Art for donating a painting of a Flying Fifteen for the Championship winner.

A great weekend of spectacular sailing conditions and an opportunity to catch up with fellow flying fifteen sailors.

Overall Results:

PosDivisionBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stRed 3760Jeremy DavyMartin HuettDraycote Water SC116‑819
2ndRedOooh La La4096Ian PinnellIan CadwalladerHISC2‑915311
3rdRedHyderated4002Richard LoveringMatt AlvaradoHISC / WYC‑19337215
4thRedFfil the Greek4060Andrew JamesonJames GrantHISC/WYC6851‑1120
5thRed 4085Shane MacCarthyNigel KingGreystones SC37‑84721
6thRedFourwinds3957charles apthorpCharlie ApthorpHISC‑11229922
7thRedPuffa Fish4089Hamish MackayAndrew LawsonRoyal Thames YC/HISC‑9546823
8thRedNoughty4100Greg WellsDavid TullochHISC4117‑25628
9thRedphoenix4083John LaveryAlan GreenNational YC7109‑17531
10thBlueAgatha4030Alastair StevensonDavidDatchet Water SC‑13131312442
11thBlueReally Flying4024Simon KnellerAshley painterGrafham water10‑1511101243
12thRedWindbreaker4080Simon PattersonSimon ThompsonDraycote Water SC‑18610151546
13thBlue#Sparks4061Chris WaplesSimon HuntHISC17‑191631854
14thBlueDefying Gravity3914adrian tattersallGlyn MorganPYC and FBYC121414‑281656
15thBlueQuindici4069Bill ChardJosh PreaterChew Valley Lake SC161212‑221757
16thBlueFFUK3851Ian LinderSam Moore/Kevin SweetmanBurghfield SC1516‑19141459
17thBlueFootloose3922Crispin Read WilsonSteve BrownParksone YC14182311(DNS)66
18thGreenParkstone Penguin4088Geof GibbonsNick GibbonsParkstone YC‑262317131366
19thRedSparks & Bubbles4033Justin WaplesElla WaplesRCYC & RHYC24171518(DNF)74
20thBlueFreakin Fantabulous4020Richard WhitworthBen ScroggieParkstone YC(DNC)DNCDNC21080
21stRedRaffi4102Andy TunnicliffePaul DavisBassenthwaite SC84(DNF)DNCDNC80
22ndGreenFfizzgig4036Richard LinfordChris JermynParkstone YC202118‑232180
23rdGreenFfantasia Too3934Graham DaviesJudith SparkParkstone YC21‑2525161981
24thGreenLast Fling3674Martyn DaviesRichard ColemanBrading Haven YC‑252024192083
25thGreenRaving Mad3966Richard LedgerAlan BakerParkstone YC22(NCS)22242290
26thBlueVaquero4027Michael ClappHoward ShawyerParkstone/Datchet‑302620212592
27thGreenOffbeat4054David McLemanAnne‑Laure McLemanParkstone YC‑272421272496
28thGreenffido4041Simon Richard Ker CooperAlastair Richard Ker CooperBewl Sailing Assoc28(NCS)262623103
29thBlueIneffable4084Tim O'BrienPip NoonGWSC‑2922272926104
30thBlueLand Of Conffusion3537Bob AlexanderHuw WillettsParksone YC5(DNF)DNSDNCDNC107
31stGreenGripple Nipper3758Graham LathamTBAParksone YC2327(DNS)DNCDNC118
32ndGreenFreewheelin3901Peter BiggsT Annels/D ButtersParkstone YC31(DNF)DNS20DNS119
33rdGreenFFoenix3850Christina MoncurStephen MoncurParkstone YC(DNF)DNSDNSDNCDNC136

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