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Trident UK RS400 Northern Tour 2022 - Summary

by Hamish Gledhill 6 Oct 2022 13:37 BST
RS400 Northern Tour prizewinners © RS Class Association

That's it, another year of The RS400 Northern Tour Sponsored by Trident UK is over in the blink of an eye, with an impressive 81 boats taking part in the eight events throughout the year.

Congratulations to Ollie Groves, with his crews Sam Waller, Esther Parkhurst and Martin Penty from Beaver SC, who were the overall winners of the Northern Tour with an impressive four wins in only his second year of RS400 sailing. Their overall dominance was emphasised by the fact they had the luxury of a second place to discard.

It's also worth noting that once Sam got hold of the tiller, he was equally fast winning the last event of the year at Bassenthwaite SC.

Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman (Bassenthwaite SC) showed their usual consistency counting a first and three second places to finish second. Hamish Gledhill and Ross Southwell (West Riding/ Leigh and Lowton SC) finished tied with Barrie Thornton and Nick Hunt (Scaling Dam SC), but Hamish and Ross took the third place on the tie break. Jacob Ainsworth and Kayleigh Roberts (Tynemouth SC) finished fifth.

Other event winners included Phil Murray and Neil Schofield, who won their home event at Tynemouth SC in one of the windiest events in recent years. They finished sixth overall on the Northern Tour.

The first event of the year at Leigh and Lowton was won by Sam Knight and Chris Bowes (Bartley SC). That was their only appearance on the Northern Tour this year, but they clearly had greater aspirations as they became National Champions at North Berwick. Congratulations on that guys.

The final event of the year, the Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, had the largest turnout with an impressive entry of 30 boats. The first event of the year at Leigh and Lowton SC had the second highest turnout with 22 boats and the Lord Birkett Trophy at Ullswater YC had 21 entries.

Whilst looking at facts and figures, its worth noting that Leigh and Lowton SC had the greatest number of boats competing in the northern tour with 12 boats, just one ahead of Tynemouth SC that had 11 boats sailing in at least one event. Yorkshire Dales SC had 9 boats competing, Notts County SC had 8 boats, with Beaver SC and Carsington SC contributing 5 each.

So, after a few concerns in the early part of the season that numbers were down, the season finished with a bang, with the overall numbers competing in the tour (81) being up on last year's 74 boats.

We hope as many of you can support the tour next year. If you have any suggestions or ideas for improving the tour, please contact the RS Association.

Finally, special thanks must go to Trident UK, who generously supported the Tour this year by providing overall prizes for the Tour winners and vouchers presented at each event from a raffle. Please remember that you had to be present at the prize-giving to be eligible for the raffle prizes.

Looking forward to next year I can confirm that Trident UK have agreed again to be the Sponsors of the Northern Tour, and we thank them for their continued support. Next years calendar is coming together and should be published in the next few weeks to allow you to get the events on the calendar and plan your holidays around them. If your club would like to host an event in 2024, please contact the RS Class Association so we have plenty of time to include your event within the calendar.

We look forward to seeing you on the water next year. The first event has already been confirmed as Leigh and Lowton SC on 25th and 26th March.

Overall Series Results: (DNS scores 83)

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubLeighCarsing-tonFileyTyne-mouthLord BirkettYDSCNottsGNACPts
11316Ollie GrovesSam Waller/Esther Parkhurst/Martin PentyBeaver Sailing Club 118121 4
21283Chris PicklesMatt SharmanBass SC22  31227
31511Hamish GledhillRoss SouthwellWest Riding SC4333   312
41456Barrie ThorntonNick HuntScaling Dam3 2  34912
51410Jacob AinsworthKayleigh RobertsTynemouth sc 7428  1521
61398Phil MurrayNeil Schofield/Matthew MurrayTynemouth SC5  112  826
71518Ben WilliamsonCharlie TicehurstRipon SC8 8  46 26
81465Gary KnottJoel Wakefield/Amy Hinsliff‑SmithOgston10 6   5728
91513Neil ParkhurstIan ParkhurstBeaver Sailing Club  98 682031
101123Carl WhiteheadCarol MilnerFiley sc 8128 8 2236
111316Mike SaulOliver KentYorkshire Dales SC     7310103
121508Richard CatchpoleGary CoopLeigh & Lowton135     6107
131450Caroline ExleyAnna Walsh/Jude AllenLeigh & Lowton164     17120
141383Phil RobinsonTim CresswellCarsington SC 10  19 15 127
151461Charlie ExleyCaroline Exley/Jack ExleyLeigh & Lowton146     30133
161460Dave ExleyAlistair Coates/Nigel HallLeigh & Lowton6      4176
17572Alex OystonUschi Hiermeier/ Nathan BachelorTynemouth SC   8   5179
181484Mark SomervilleJoe RobertsBass SC7      12185
191516John HobsonRebecca OgdonNotts County SC  13   9 188
208Keith EscrittPhil Priestly/Ian EscrittYorkshire Dales SC    9  16191
211191Louise McKeandMartin Spencer/Alistair CoatesLeigh & Lowton15      14195
221136Justin SmithSarah KincaidTynemouth SC   5   25196
231331Richard WharramJohn WillarsWelton21 11     198
241363Ross RyanOliver Ryan‑Moore/John Tailby/Kathryn Hinsliff‑SmithNotts County Sailing Club12      21199
25603Graham FraserOlly Cornforth/Patricia WellsTynemouth SC   8   26200
261077Sven RichardsGraham Fraser/Andrew NelTynemouth SC   8   29203
271492Sam WallerMartin PenryBeaver SC       1250
281376Sam KnightChris BownesBartley SC1       250
291502John HeissigNicky GriffinLlangorse SC    2   251
30498Alistair CoatesSteve TylecoteBudworth SC    4   253
311427Neal PiperMike SmithTynemouth SC   4    253
321453Stuart HalmanAnna WalshLeigh & Lowton     5  254
331463Stewart RobertsonSarah RobertsonRoyal Forth YC    5   254
341492Martin PentyTBCBeaver Sailing Club  5     254
351150Richard MarshHeather MarshHollingworth Lake    6   255
361197Adam OvingtonDrew RobertsonTynemouth SC   6    255
371189Steve RestallChris StubbsDowns S C    7   256
381048Jason RibyEsther BowdlerSouth Shields SC   7    256
391428Wayne FletcherMartin CooperScaling Dam  7     256
40810Richard FaheyJonny HollidayTynemouth sc   8    257
41754Rob Reynolds JonesGraham CookeYorkshire Dales SC     9  258
421029John CunninghamNicky CockayneCarsington SC 9      258
431488Alistair NorrisAlex LenoardLeigh & Lowton9       258
44858Steve RickwoodDavid CrabbeYorkshire Dales SC     10  259
45 Danny BoatmanMatthew BoatmadSunderland Yacht Club    10   259
461133Lester MulliganTim HaskinsYDSC  10     259
471122Jonathan TailbyJake WillarsNotts County Sailing Club      10 259
481467Martin SpencerVanessa EvansLeigh & Lowton       11260
491009Tim HarrisonTor HarrisonNotts County SC      11 260
501131Erica CaswellIan CaswellYDSC     11  260
51 Sam JonesCorey NewtonStaunton Harold Sailing Club    11   260
521383Fred LordLouise GaleCarsington SC 11      260
531396Mark DingsdaleNess EvansLeigh & Lowton11       260
54532John SimmsPeter SlingsbyYDSC     12  261
551187Stephanie GunnAlan ElkingtonNotts County Sailing Club      12 261
56973Dave GebherdJethro GebherdDerwent Reservoir SC       13262
571325James LoganPhillipa LoganNotts Country SC      13 262
58878John HestonPatrick HestonDovestone SC     13  262
59 Graeme NewtonGrahame SmithStaunton Harold Sailing Club    13   262
601519Ellie ClarkTom ParkhurstBeaver SC  13     262
611355Paul ReynoldsCathy ReynoldsNotts County Sailing Club      14 263
621248Wolfi DyerPaula KentYDSC     14  263
63 Justin SmithSarah KincaidTynemouth SC    14   263
64 Bill MaughanLuke McGillSunderland Yacht Club    15   264
651048Martin HartMoira HartNotts County SC      16 265
66 Stephen SmithMatt ButleyYorkshire Dales SC    16   265
67738Ian NicholsGareth OwenLargs SC    17   266
68861Geoff EdwardsFireman SamBudworth17       266
691197Robin DawsonMike CowanBassenthwaite SC       18267
70 Nathan SmithRichard BarnettStaunton Harold Sailing Club    18   267
711461Adam CatlowMartyn CatlowLeigh & Lowton18       267
721370Peter TaylorRuary WilliamsonDalgety Bay       19268
73947Mark AthertonSean RatcliffeLeigh & Lowton19       268
74 Richard TowerPaul HickmanCarsington Sailing Club    20   269
75543Ian Webber‑RostronLuke HarrisonDelph SC20       269
76 George PullmanApril BoyesGlossop Sailing Club    21   270
771298David GrayAlison GrayLeigh & Lowton22       271
78451Alan BennettBen SandoverCarsington/ECMBC       23272
791148Hester RobertsonRichard HopeDalgety Bay       24273
80614Anthony WaltonPhilip CowansTynemouth sc       27276
811272Andy WilcoxHannah WilcoxBassenthwaite SC       28277

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