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Allen Enterprise National Championship at Tenby Sailing Club - Day 1

by Steve Sargent 22 Aug 2022 11:33 BST 21-26 August 2022
Darren and Hayley, winners of races 1 and 2 on day 1 of the Enterprise Nationals at Tenby © Alistair Mackay

Day 1 of the Allen 2022 Enterprise National Championship started with a light South Westerly air causing a delay until some steady pressure built, giving 5 to 8 knots in time for a 2:30pm start.

Matt and Ivan Jaycock were our pathfinders and the fleet got away first time with Jeremy and Becca Stephens leading on the windward rounding followed by Darren and Hayley with Martin and Isobel third.

Racing was tight across the whole fleet with the tide to the left balance by the wind bend on the right creating opportunities on the beat and the run.

Darren and Hayley played the run to perfection picking the left of the run and gybing at the right time to break through Jeremy and Becca to take a lead they would manage to the end of the race.

Race 2 switched to a line start. The increasing tide added to the fleets eagerness and the first attempt ended in a general recall. Attempt 2 was under a black flag and everyone behaved with no one straying on course side.

Darren and Hayley had a great start in the middle of the line and worked well up the first beat to create a lead they would maintain for the whole of the race.

The battle for 2nd continued for the whole race with Jonathan and Matt swapping with Jeremy and Becca multiple times before Jeremy and Becca eventually won out and completed their brace of 2nd places for the day.

The day was sponsored by Noble Marine Insurance who subsidised entries for all our first-time entrants and youth sailors, and GOAT Marine who provided prizes for the day.

GOAT Marines Steve Badham travelled all the way to Tenby to dish out the prizes and congratulate the days winners who happened to already be using the new GOAT Flyaway pole and tiller, at least they now have spares the rest of us can borrow.

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2Pts
1st23307Banged UpDarren RoachHayley RoachLooe SC112
2nd22652That’s EntertainmentJeremy StephensBecca StephensPenzance SC224
3rd22619RiotvanMartin HonnorIsobel Hedley‑FennOgston SC6410
4th23270KittyPhil FordJane HumpageBCYC4610
5th2331050 Shades of BlueSteve BlackburnGabe HillLeigh & Lowton & WLYC8513
6th23443Wannabe RedJonathan WoodwardMatt SmithSouth Staffs13316
7th23347MinionCallum DingleScarlett CragoLooe SC51217
8th23421MargretDavid JackmanCraig WheatleyLooe SC10717
9th23170HarkenAnn JacksonAlan SkeensBurghfield SC71118
10th22702EspadarteJane ScuttNick ScuttMiddle Nene SC9918
11th22501Blue JobAlice AllenJames HobsonBCYC18826
12th23015Wedg‑ENick JacksonJulie MooreBurghfield SC121426
13th23169Snow PicnicBrian BowdlerEsther BowdlerLooe SC111627
14th22911Thunderbird 5Richard PrykeMillie PrykeRipon SC191029
15th23089Simply RedCharles MorrishDuncan WilloughbySt Mary's Loch SC141529
16th23275WimpMatt JaycockIvan JaycockLooe SC3DNS30
17th22166Da's BoatSteve SargentEloise JaycockLooe SC171330
18th23193FlashbackFrancis MarshallMark Puckey (Enid Marshall on Sunday)Looe SC1519.534.5
19th22935MalabarChris PalmerBeatrice BotticelliPenarth YC1619.535.5
20th22901Out of the BluePaul YoungAimee AllsoppMidland SC201737
21st22814Bang OnDaisy JaycockAmber PalfreyLooe SC241842
22nd23140My Aim is TrueRichard LeachAmy Leach‑HaynesPenarth YC212142
23rd22796Wrong Way UpGeorge PanterBoyen ChestnuttUlley SC232245
24th22977MercuryTom McLarenGeorge McLarenLooe SC222345
25th23271StarlaBen WilderMatt JonesLondon Corinthian SC252449
26th22347Waterhog DayWilliam GriffithsAlex RichPenarth YC262551

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