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Junior Sailing Regatta at Starcross Yacht Club

by Andrew Paley 24 Aug 2022 06:56 BST 18-21 August 2022

Starcross Yacht Club on the Exe hosted thirty-three young sailors from a variety of other sailing club for the 2022 SYC Junior Regatta on 18-21 August 2022.

Sponsored by RopeLocker, Admiral Trailers, Seawood Chandlery, Exe Sails and Covers, RYA and Exeter School, the event is now in its second year with a growing reputation for fun and good racing.

10 races were run over the four days, with two fleets, a gold fleet and silver feet, which sailors entered depending on their experience. In variable wind conditions, the racing was close in both fleets, notably with 6 Individual race winners in the 10 Gold fleet races. The recent addition of 6 new Teras from the John Merricks Trust were used in the Silver Fleet to ensure this year's beginners could compete and start racing!

There were 15 RS Teras (Pro, Sport and Mini rigs), 9 Toppers, 7 Lasers and an RS Feva, which gave good opportunity for competitive and close racing, particularly in the Gold Fleet.

The SYC Junior Regatta has a range of other activities, making it about more than just sailing. This year, Friday evening's barbecue and quiz (put together by regatta competitors), Saturdays Hog Roast (attended by over 80 people) and the evening disco sponsored by Exeter School, were highlights. As was the Sunday morning parents' race, run by the juniors with parents sailing RS Teras and somewhat random penalties given by the jury boat!

As usual, the event was fun, friendly and inclusive. A number of sailors had only learnt to sail this year and this was their first experience of racing and of a regatta. "The best day ever!" was one comment. Once again a large contingent of sailors travelled from Paignton, and this year there were also visitors from Sidmouth and Lyme Regis; many joining Starcross sailors to camp overnight at the club, waking up to the beautiful waterside views of the Exe estuary.

Thank you to all the sponsors:- Rope Locker provided some amazing goody bags for prizes. Tony at Admiral Trailers funded the lovely regatta mugs which were used as prizes. Seawood Marine in Exmouth kindly gave vouchers for prizes. Exeter School sponsored the disco on Saturday night, and the RYA provided spot prizes. Lastly, Sam from Exe Sails generously provided us with a printed T-shirt for every competitor and a Sailing bag with goodies for the winner of each fleet. Times are hard for businesses so their support is all the more appreciated.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoCompetitorClubR1  R2  R3  R4  R5  R6  R7  R8  R9  R10  Pts
Gold Fleet
1stTera Pro798Harriet PaleyStarcross YC3216‑852‑9.52728
2ndTopper47731Isabel WilliscroftPaignton SC154572‑92‑102.528.5
3rdTera Sport3423Jack SollyStarcross YC‑7.532.5‑11366612.530
4thLaser Radial189355Charlie PickeringSidmouth SC(DSQ)67.524334‑9130.5
5thLaser Radial136049Thomas WildPaignton SC(DNS)17.5‑15211541233.5
6thLaser Radial150789Ben FullerPaignton SC(DNS)(DNS)2.51145312533.5
7thFeva XL5452Caleb/Rowan GreevesStarcross YC29910‑13841‑11447
8thTera Sport2121Polly ScottStarcross YC575869‑13‑1371057
9thTera Sport2671Philippa PaleyStarcross YC‑11411‑125710.5113859.5
10thLaser Radial169011Charles BamseyStarcross YC61064‑12‑1479.581161.5
11thLaser Radial184736Gylfi GreevesStarcross YC7.51112391087‑13‑1367.5
12thTera Sport1556Kirsty ScottStarcross YC10‑12‑14910111285671
13thTera Sport3900Tom SollyStarcross YC913‑15131112‑14126985
14thLaser Radial109012Iona FlettPaignton SC4810‑17‑161610.514151592.5
15thLaser 4.7165438Ashton ShearsPaignton SC12151371515‑16‑171416107
16thTopper 4.244193Amelie BallantyneStarcross YC1414‑171414131515‑1714113
17thTera Sport859Archie KemmishStarcross YC13161616‑17‑1717161617127
Silver Fleet
1stTopper46878Fergus StockmanStarcross YC(DSQ)41113‑724117
2ndTera Sport3094EmmaStarcross YC‑61224‑6311317
3rdTopper 4.247023Olly SkeldonStarcross YC4‑63331133‑521
4thTopper40238Noah HelmLyme Regis YC1‑545252‑75226
5thTopper44750Lottie WoodStarcross YC32‑6452642‑728
6thTera Sport1843William WestStarcross YC23(DNS)(DNS)DNS4556446
7thTopper 4.220145Connie LaverStarcross YC57‑866746‑10647
8thTopper42601Jonty GreevesStarcross YC79‑117788‑108862
9thTera Mini6Wilfred SummersStarcross YC9‑11988109‑129971
10thTopper44482William LongthorpeSidmouth SC88109‑11111097‑1272
11thTera Mini2Jocelyn FarnellStarcross YC(DNS)(DNS)710109128111077
12thTera Mini1Florence FarnellStarcross YC(DNS)(DNS)511DNS121411131194
13thTera Mini4James Scott BakerStarcross YC(DNS)(DNS)12139141313121399
14thTera Mini5Beatrice SummersStarcross YC1112(DNF)12(DNS)1311141414101
15thTera Mini3Anaya StonemanStarcross YC1010(DNS)(DNS)DNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS122
16thTopper 4.24Charlie ironsStarcross YC(DNS)(DNS)DNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNSDNS136

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