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ITCA Topper Super South Championship at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

by Roger Cerrato 4 Jul 2022 21:53 BST 2-3 July 2022
Added bonus of a trial in a Nacra 15 during the ITCA Topper Super South Championship at Weymouth © Roger Cerrato

With 59 entries keen to try out the venue for the Topper Nationals 2022 it was always going to be a competitive weekend of racing at WPNSA for the Topper Super South Championship. Originally conceived as a joint event for the Southern, South West and London & SE ITCA regions it was great to also see sailors from the Eastern and Midlands regions joining us for the weekend.

With a stronger than forecast breeze of circa 20 knots PRO Martyn Emberson warned competitors at Saturday's briefing that he planned to start on time and not to delay launching and this set the tone for the weekend; competitive, well run, friendly racing - an ideal match for the Topper class's ethos!

After three races around a "proper length" course on the Saturday the fleet returned ashore tired but happy. Eleven lucky sailors then managed to get out for a blast in two Nacra 15s thanks to the UK Nacra 15 Class Association.

Sunday dawned with wall-to-wall sunshine but lighter breezes to give some of the younger and less experienced sailors a chance to get in the mix. Having said that Leo Yates continued his dominance in the 5.3 fleet with bullets in races 4&5 to go with those from races 2&3 on Saturday.

Ethan Rhodes took the gun in races 4&5 in the 4.2 fleet but after his mixed bag of results from Saturday he couldn't close the gap to Thomas Semmens who finished on a high to take race 6.

As well as the overall prizes we also awarded prizes for the first sailor from each of the Southern, South West and London & SE regions outside the top three overall and also some endeavour awards which meant lots of prizewinners featured in the end of event photo!

As always many thanks to all the volunteers and WPNSA staff that made the weekend such a success. The final event in the Rooster Southern Summer Traveller Series will be at Stokes Bay SC on Sunday 17th July and entries are filling up fast...

4.2 fleet results:

1st Girl - Anna Cameron - Warsash SC

PosSail NoHelmClubRegionR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
147860Thomas SemmensBrixham YCSouth West1122‑317
247776Jake DaviesWarsash SC (& JETS)South22134(UFD)12
347830Ethan RhodesWarsash SCSouth3(UFD)611516
446919Oscar LayDesborough SCLondon & SE7634‑9222
546971Oscar RoweDraycote Water SCMidlands555(DNF)2724
634481Anna CameronWarsash SCSouth447‑97628
746293Orla ParkerNetley SCSouth934‑1010430
847797Charles WoodWarsash SCSouth68‑986331
948145Helena Mills BowersParkstone YCSouth West‑87865834
1046771Henry NoelWarsash SCSouth(DNS)DNFDNC58950
1147021Ollie RawlingsLyme Regis SCSouth West(DNS)DNSDNC11111060
1247078Megan CerratoWarsash SCSouth(DNF)DNFDNC7DNSDNC63
1347796Seb SittonWarsash SCSouth(DNC)DNSDNCDNSDNSDNC70

5.3 fleet results:

1st Girl - Jessica Powell - Draycote Water SC

PosSail NoHelmClubRegionR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
148153Leo YatesIsland Barn Reservoir SCLondon & SE21111‑156
244036Joseph RoweDraycote Water SCMidlands123‑25219
347636Ed SmithChipstead SCLondon & SE55265‑923
447863Rory ClowIsland Barn Reservoir SCLondon & SE84(DNF)27324
547676Seb DaviesWarsash SCSouth9873‑16734
648433Alex JonesParkstone YCSouth West18‑20553435
746391Jessica PowellDraycote Water SCMidlands674‑2141435
848744Graydon McLeod FlemingHunts SCEastern7‑1291261044
947685Jake RawesOxford SCSouth43613(UFD)2248
1048579Henry MartinPortchester SCSouth121010158‑2655
1148249Rhys GriffithsShoreham SCLondon & SE1361411‑261357
1246364Matthew EmersonSpinnaker SCSouth1414118‑201259
1348571Kat GunnNotts County SCMidlands2525‑26415271
1447835Sam Brown London & SE‑2215221811874
1544839Ella BishopParkstone YCSouth West101618‑29122177
1648149Oscar FiltnessASWC PortlandSouth West‑232223991679
1745768Torquil MorrisonEmsworth Slipper SCSouth1911819(UFD)2481
1848685Ed SmithSpinnaker SCSouth1713192713‑2989
1945959Oliver GattonCrawley Mariners YCLondon & SE21‑231722211192
2045398Maddie SmithPoole YCSouth West‑3330301614595
2147746Thomas PeaceWarsash SCSouth161815‑39192795
2248652Lucas SymonsIsland Barn Reservoir SCLondon & SE11171630‑3128102
2348248Olly SmithPoole YCSouth West2832‑36171017104
2448513Nicola RichardsCastle Cove SCSouth West3436‑3714186108
2547786Emily BrushettWarsash SCSouth(DNF)263872418113
2648797Jude armstrongUpper Thames SCLondon & SE2627‑28241720114
2748580Gloria SmithMaidenhead SCLondon & SE‑302424102830116
2847658Alex Van DorenAbingdon School SCSouth2021‑27232725116
2948508Alex PurrierParkstone YCSouth West3912(DNS)DNSDNC118
3046447Ava FrancisSpinnaker SCSouth272829‑322523132
3147833Ella HarrisWeston SCSouth2931203122‑33133
3248743Tate KumpWest Wittering SCSouth241913(DNS)DNSDNC150
3348878Ffion CerratoWarsash SCSouth312925‑353335153
3447028Leah MayThames SCLondon & SE15(DNF)DNC283034154
3547949Luke TownsendCrawley Mariners YCLondon & SE(DNF)DNF2120UFD19154
3647928Sammy ClancyDesborough SCLondon & SE32333326‑3731155
3748349Joseph ShorterPapercourt SCLondon & SE‑363431332336157
3844301Connor ParishPortchester SCSouth353832‑402932166
3948909Grace BuckleyWarsash SCSouth‑383534343237172
4045184Ali BishopParkstone YCSouth West3737353634‑38179
4144052Louis HiscocksCastle Cove SCSouth West39(DNS)DNC373639198
4248735Orlando OrchardDatchet Water SCLondon & SE(DNF)DNSDNC383540207
4348048Luke EdwardsASWC PortlandSouth West(DNS)DNSDNCDNSDNSDNC235
4347316Vincent ShorterPapercourt SCLondon & SE(DNS)DNSDNCDNSDNSDNC235
4348684Hugh DoyleAndrew Simpson Watersports CenterSouth West(DNS)DNSDNCDNSDNSDNC235
4344652James ClementsPortishead Yacht and SCSouth West(RET)DNSDNCDNSDNSDNC235

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