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Ovington 2021 - ILCA 2 - LEADERBOARD

ILCA 4 National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Overall

by Henry Redmond 25 Jul 2022 21:53 BST 17-22 July 2022

The ILCA 4 Nationals kicked off with a light wind day of sailing. This is not my strong point, however I have been slowly improving in the light wind conditions throughout the year. This strength of wind saw more of the technical sailors prevail and come to the top.

With tide being a huge factor on Day 1, it made the top mark brutal. There were plenty of positions lost from people who under-layed the mark and were pushed down due to the strong tide. Noah Evans and Alex Cogan-Sivarajan took first and second place respectively, as they sailed off into the distance from the rest of the fleet. Tom Hakes showed promise in race 1 too, being just 14 years old and fairly new to the fleet, he sailed over the finish line in third place.

Race 2 saw much similar conditions with Daniel Kin Ching Cha from HKG taking a bullet and another great performance from Alex coming in second. In yellow fleet, Freddie Sunderland took two bullets from the days racing, putting him into first place overall, by 2 points to Noah Evans.

At the end of day 1 (Southeast Sailboats Day), I was sitting in eighth place, trailing by 9 points. I was comfortable with my results as I knew I was able to improve as the wind was forecast to build in the middle of the week.

Race day 2 (Vaikobi Day) saw us launch and sail out to Hayling Bay for what was going to be a good days racing in a moderate breeze. However, as soon as we reached the race course, the wind dropped completely and showed 0 knots on the weather stations. After a short wait, the race committee made the decision to put AP over H. We all returned to shore to wait for more information.

Eventually the day was abandoned allowing the ILCA 4 sailors to go for a swim in the strong tide we had sailed in hours before.

Day 3 (SailingFast Day) was looking nice on the weather forecast showing around 13 knots, gusting upwards of 18 knots. This was a promising day for me as I'm more of a physical sailor, preferring stronger winds. We got out to the race course and the wind was up, and I was ready. The heavier sailors I think were all excited for a 4 race day.

Race 1 started with sailors you'd expect to get off the start line first, with Robin Phipps and I starting pin, along with Freddie Sunderland further up the line, and Alfie Noel and Max Steele further towards the committee boat. Robin managed to cross the fleet on port, putting him into a good position for the first beat. Coming into the top mark, I could see Max Steele powering in from the right of the course, as I approached in from the left. I knew it was vital to beat him to the mark as he is a very strong sailor and hard to overtake once in the lead.

Thankfully I made it to the mark before Max and managed to hold the lead for the rest of the race. The rest of the day saw me take three more bullets to take a clean sweep of four wins on the day. This would become vital for deciding the overall results at the end of the week. Notable performances came from Alfie Noel who finished the day with a second, and had 3 other strong races.

Freddie Sunderland also managed to have a good day, getting four top ten results, three of which were top fives too!

Day 4 (Ovington Boats Day) saw a light breeze forecast, however the trend of the week followed and it was slightly more than forecast, with the wind picking up at points to around 11 knots.

With the first race of the day looking good for Max Steele and Freddie Sunderland, they sailed the fleet to the top mark in first and second place respectively. However, the top mark they rounded, was not the correct mark...

Unfortunately, they sailed to the International Canoe course as they were in "the zone" to stay ahead of one another. This saw a lot of the top sailors come in the high 30s for this race, and gave some of the less experienced sailors a chance of a good result. This race saw Ben Anderson from Gurnard SC sail through the finish line first, with Toby Bush in second and Jacoby Keegan in third.

Although Freddie, Max and Noah may all have used their discard in this race, I also used my discard with UFD restricting me from pushing the line for the rest of the event.

Race 2 saw some new names come to the top with Peter Jossop from HKG and Angus Beale showing good performances winning the race in their respective flights; Freddie and I also took second in our respective fleets, with Toby Smith and Samson Cross taking third. Henry Keegan won the days racing with a first and seventh, helping him win on countback for the daily prize-giving.

Going into day 5, I had a 6 point lead on Freddie, who had an 8 point lead on third. With a larger point gap to the rest of the fleet, the top three sailors were keen to race to compete for the championship. You could tell there was some tension in the air, each and every sailor ready to race.

Max Steele, Millie Lewis and Noah Evans all had a great start down towards the pin end, initially putting them out in front. The top mark saw the early leaders coming in from the left side of the course, due to less tide, more wind, and a lift because of gain features. Freddie rounded the top mark first, putting him in a good position to lead the race and possibly win the title.

However, Max Steele sailed fast on the second beat, beating Freddie to the second windward mark to take first place. Many familiar faces finished well in the final race of the nationals, however a notable performance was sailed by Tom Moss, getting his best result of the week, tenth place.

The national championships finished how it started, with Freddie and myself on the same points. However, the championship was decided in countback, with myself becoming ILCA 4 open and national champion; Freddie Sunderland in second, and U16 open and national champion, with Fred Salter third and Millie Lewis first girl.

I had a great time at my last UK ILCA 4 event, reaching one of my long term aims I set for myself a few years back. Now looking forward to battling it out with the ILCA 6s in September qualifiers.

Sponsored by: Ovington boats, Sailingfast, Vaikobi, Southeastsailboats, Harken, Fenrnhurst books.

A special thank you to all the Volunteers from UKLA and HISC on the off the water. The teams were dedicated, professional and enthusiastic and all the competitors whole heartedly thank you all.

Gold Fleet Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8F1Pts
1stGBR206839Henry RedmondCovenham SC471111(UFD)2825
2ndGBR216023Freddie SunderlandDraycote Water SC114933‑352225
3rd 210411Fred SalterGurnard Sailing Club / Brading Haven953‑141284335
4thGBR207299Noah EvansRoyal Victoria Yacht Club1311571‑374537
5thHKG215313Peter Jessop 457347‑251738
6thGBR195154Angus BealeCorinthian Otters26‑1711041112156
7thGBR183526Jude Stanley 6‑104639461957
8th 214081Henry KeeganParkstone YC88(UFD)1281517463
9thGBR216648Max SteeleWembley SC; Stokes Bay SCSCP3231610‑3310164+3
10thGBR220097Archie Munro‑PriceWPNSA8451326‑14112069
11thGBR214074Samuel OsborneRoyal Victoria Yacht Club‑259681431561677
12thGBR216656Edwin CrossShoreham SC12697869‑202582
13thGBR204915Cameron Bignold‑KylesRoyal Lymington Yacht Club10171614‑2442101487
14thGBR206959Toby SmithRutland SC / Royal Hospital School3172‑371152131191
15thGBR212405Tom HakesParkstone YC342025722‑3051298
16thGBR215283Millie LewisMedway YC14148‑2721316151799
17thGBR213644Robin PhippsParkstone YC112010451422‑251399
18thGBR217873Alex Cogan SivarajanClyde Cruising Club2225‑359222786101
19thGBR207087Archie BurtonBeaver27‑323665181324102
20thGBR205176Samson CrossShoreham SC18191512615(UFD)318106
21stGBR214203Alfie NoelStokes Bay SC132513513224‑2715110
22nd 173537Ralph SurguyCorinthian Otters7‑2892212203532110
23rdGBR198211Harry WestRoyal Lymington Yacht Club16151711‑31842223116
24thGBR216607Amélie HackerRutland SC202115210126‑2331117
25thGBR214580Hamish CollingridgeWaldringfield SC19‑26815141613827120
26th 207093Harry RowlandsRutland SC922‑3317191171422121
27th 209979Jack McCormickParkstone YC7‑201641814121934124
28thHKG212357Shaan MutrejaRoyal Hong Kong Yacht Club131110221616‑231528131
29thGBR212026Tom Thwaites 101768421‑392645137
30th 201358Daisy Fisher 21‑301910913192126138
31stGBR215695Freddie MaclavertyLlandudno SC/ Rydal school‑261677237201841139
32ndGBR171988Toby BushWaldringfield SC32‑40519151922029141
33rdHKG209319Seb Van Ommeren 17225172019(UFD)939148
34thGBR189059Kaitlyn WyattShoreham SC / Papercourt SC121322.52015‑24241230148.5
35thGBR209984Tatiana HazelwoodRoyal Hospital School/Rutland SC179‑3910.5302181440149.5
36thGBR185604Nathan RussellRHYC315222024‑2651348150
37thIRL213081Hannah Dadley‑YoungBallyholme YC22‑341824171831119150
38thGBR188584Max TaitRoyal Lymington yacht club15231118‑339211836151
39thGBR217872Tom MossRipon SC2226202521828‑3010160
40thGBR216513Megan ThomsonIsland Barn Reservoir SC27‑311116520261647168
41st 210618Jacoby Keegan 1529‑3128191832335170
42ndHKG215277Daniel Kin Chung Chan 5133212825‑392438175
43rdGBR218043Tom RawlingsLyme Regis Sailing Club16SCP14212930‑33933178
44thGBR200715Dylan BeattyRutland SC282426132510(UFD)746179
45thGBR201529Will FearnRutland SC30‑3714162711102844180
46thGBR212037Aimee BrayBanbury SC141919281325‑292442184
47thGBR208668Noah WoodClwb Hwylio Pwllheli SC2423239‑3529142737186
48thGBR212224Alex CanhamDabchicks SC212522.51917‑32113043188.5

Silver Fleet Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8F1Pts
1stGBR195819Max BromilowParkstone YC111329‑33273319218161
2ndGBR212386Harry BurgeRutland SC192113‑432323.5104112162.5
3rdGBR220823Spirit AldersonDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club243121231823‑321214166
4thGBR218036Imogen PalmerRSC/RCYC‑35301833112612316167
5thGBR212661Josie KellyFelpham SC2518‑3429312723171171
6thGBR182266Immi ReesRYA29‑382624223316179176
7thAUS217000Gretel Haines 331612DNF(DNC)17181617177
8thGBR210099Ben AndersonGurnard Sailing Club610DNF(DNC)DNCDNC1192184
9thGBR192783Jemima CookCorinthian Otters/Burnham SC2627282629285‑3416185
10thGBR218413Erin PankCastle Cove SC18827353435(UFD)2611194
11thGBR190793Oscar Hoult 40‑433010.51217203432195.5
12thGBR211166Seb Lyttle 2314(UFD)42353817353207
13thGBR215417Stella NygardDraycote Water SC2027‑37372630263315214
14thGBR214935Bjorn HandleyIsland Barn Reservoir SC‑343427.5303223.529337216
15thGBR133286Bea WestNewhaven and Seaford SC2812423239‑4363726222
16thGBR218865Maia DelinWPNSA34183126‑4444154320231
17thGBR206428Edward SittonWarsash SC351124312212(DNC)DNCDNC233
18thGBR210001Aimee BulkesBowmoor SC3036412‑4340414110241
19thGBR203964Lara OdlingRestronguet SC‑423337392032342521241
20thGBR183551Frances DaubenyRoyal Lymington Yacht Club382935‑41333672937244
21stGBR203312Lauren IronsPapercourt SC / Island Barn RSC37‑3930322131303529245
22ndGBR201649Elena HattamRutland SC4124364228‑45224013246
23rdGBR202408Eloise CusdenPPSA‑463929313927253624250
24thGBR212943Monty Desforges ‑413627.51826283732DNC253.5
25thGBR212559Freddie JonesHayling Island SC293736363034(DNC)DNC4255
26thGBR198827Joseph HendersonWelsh Harp Sailing Club33‑464436403431325255
27thGBR205148Harry McTiernanBrightlingsea SC & Royal Harwich YC3138‑43403835342818262
28thGBR210241Henry SmithWest Riding SC‑454224293629383728263
29thGBR201861Sara GoujonHunts SC3728‑46454542133622268
30thGBR159450Tim Czura 38‑4532303739274027270
31stGBR191333Teo Sheffield 36354040‑4140322919271
32ndGBR216870Finn GoodmanTeesdale Sailing & Watersports Club40441223343743‑4539272
33rdGBR207649Harriet GeorgeRoyal Hospital School / Royal Corinthian‑434332344131284323275
34thTCA209697Grace Coleman Reaston BrownProvo Sailing Academy /Royal Hospital Sc‑423535274041353135279
35thGBR206191Poppy LuxtonRestronguet SC3633(DNC)DNCDNCDNC172225280
36thGBR218991Lucia Aikman 4542(UFD)34423693934281
37thGBR217181Thalya AmbroziakHawley Lake Sail Training Centre‑444440536383638DNC286
38thGBR192829Jack Wilson 232245(DNC)DNCDNC363831293
39thGBR167848Freya HalsallWOSC32324143383738‑4433294
40thGBR213572Myles MawdittThorpe Bay Yacht Club39(DNC)34412542404430295
41stGBR189695Arran GoodmanHill Head SC‑474721443739404236306
42ndGBR85228Oscar Bartlett 4341383843(DNC)414238324
43rdGBR167839Emily BattertonWest Oxfordshire Sailing Club‑4441383842414239DNC330
44thGBR219627Grace StephensHayling Island SC3940393932UFD(DNC)DNCDNS334
45thGBR204142Peter HewittHayling Island SC(DNC)DNC47464646DNCDNC40372
46thGBR175461Francesca WiseEast Lothian Yacht Club North BerwickDNS(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC391
47thUAE207895Othman AlhammadiAbu Dhabi Marine Sports Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC392
47thUAE208117Alzaabi MohamedAbu Dhabi Marine Sports Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC392

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