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Rooster RS Tera End of Season Championships 2022 at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Simon Lomas-Clarke 19 Oct 2022 16:54 BST 15-16 October 2022

The Rooster RS Tera End of Season Championships, the final round of the 2022 UK RS Tera national circuit, was held at Draycote Water Sailing Club on 15th and 16th October, with one of the biggest race fleets ever assembled for our season finale.

The wind on the first day was not for the faint hearted, with strong gusts and big shifts. Credit to all the 67 sailors who took to the water. Racing was tight in the larger rigged Pro fleet throughout the day. William Stratton-Brown from Frensham built a good lead on the first start but local sailor Imogen Green and Port Dinorwic’s Ben Greenhalgh chipped away throughout the race and slowly overhauled Will with Ben taking a close win, Imogen second and Will third. Imogen and Ben continued the same form throughout the day posting mostly top three results between them.

In the Sport fleet’s first race Thomas Whitehead from Filey built a commanding lead and held it from start to finish. He continued to demonstrate a combination of control in the strong wind and good tactical decision making throughout the day to win all four races although he was chased hard by brother Daniel all day. Sunderland’s Matthew Boatman sailed well, taking second place in race two and third in race three to stay in touch with the leading pair at the end of the day. The chasing peloton were tightly packed and ready to benefit from the change in conditions forecast for the second day.

Tales of surviving the short, sharp squall and hailstorm in the final race of the day were exchanged after sailors came ashore following a long, tiring and very enjoyable day on the water.

The wind on the second day was a real contrast to the first day. The fleet launched into a 10-knot breeze from a similar direction to the previous day. Being in the right place at the right time to stay in the pressure was key.

Ben Greenhalgh started the day as he finished the previous one with a win. The lead three were well spaced by the end of the first race with Tristan Harding (Frensham) taking second and Imogen Green in third. In the Sport fleet Matthew Boatman showed good form in the tricky conditions winning the race, Luke Priestley came second, and Thomas Whitehead was third.

As the wind eased and swung left during the day conditions became more challenging. Tristan Harding took two race wins and another second to secure third spot overall, one point behind Imogen Green. Ben Greenhalgh recovered from a difficult start in the second race of the day, winning the last race and taking the Pro End of Seasons title comfortably.

In the Sport fleet Matthew Boatman revelled in the light conditions with two thirds and a second win of the day to move to third overall. With the top three only separated by 2 points, Thomas Whitehead had done enough with his 4 wins on day 1 to take the End of Seasons title in the Sport fleet from Daniel.

Congratulations to End of Seasons Champions Ben and Thomas who showed great skill in a full range of conditions. At the prize giving, again supported by Class sponsor Rooster, both sailors kindly thanked the Race Officer Richard Pye, the club and all the volunteers who helped make the event happen.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
Pro Rig
1st4133Ben GreenhalghPort Dinorwic SC13211‑15‑419
2nd4280Imogen GreenDraycote Water SC213‑732‑10314
3rd3580Tristan HardingFrensham Pond SC‑14‑1063211215
4th2348William Stratton‑BrownFrensham Pond SC344‑1344‑15625
5th2837Matthew KnowlesBolton SC791(RET)687‑1438
6th984Joanna MacalisterRoyal Lymington YC9652145‑18‑1641
7th3585Luke RowlandsRutland SC4‑197(DNC)5185443
8th4070Raffy SeddonRoyal Lymington YC1121269‑236‑1546
9th3421Alice EdwardsBurton SC / Abersoch SC8‑208‑1615391154
10th1921Lewis GordonScaling Dam SC‑17‑12105111281056
11th3091Theo SmithRutland SC / RHS1611(DNC)(DNC)1293758
12th2214Mark SoarsFrensham Pond SC‑211519‑20872859
13th2456Annabel CaldecottRutland SC6‑1691116611‑1859
14th3476Tom SinfieldPort Dinorwic SC10‑17‑138131013963
15th4331Olivia DembinskaUllswater YC198164‑20‑2012564
16th1874Will AhlheidFrensham Pond SC‑22141110711‑171265
17th3037Holly ColeThorpe Bay YC55(RET)12241725‑2788
18th2842Howie FinnGreat Moor SC15‑2214‑191814161390
19th2677Thomas WattersonIsle of Man YC1871514‑191919‑2392
20th1797Ollie WilsonSutton Bingham SC131817(DNC)10‑25201997
21st2302Luke MarkeyThorpe Bay YC12‑272015‑2216142097
22nd5Amelia HutchinsonRoyal Lymington YC‑2713189172622‑28105
23rd2067Florence OsborneThorpe Bay YC20‑262422231324‑25126
24th2642Lauren MecklenburghRoyal Lymington YC23(RET)222521‑282717135
25th3884Clodagh PuntonRoyal Lymington YC2423(RET)17252126‑29136
26th2146Grace GordonScaling Dam SC25242523‑2622‑2922141
27th3654Daisy FloydThorpe Bay YC‑28252318‑29272326142
28th3361Ivan NichollsIsle of Man YC26212121(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC153
29th3427Hannah CaseyBurton SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC27242121157
30th625Annabel HutchinsonRoyal Lymington YC‑2928262428‑292824158
31st3251Ruby AllenThorpe Bay YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC192
Sport Rig
1st4401Thomas WhiteheadFiley SC11113‑6‑5411
2nd4402Daniel WhiteheadFiley SC2322‑521‑512
3rd4481Matthew BoatmanSunderland YC‑323‑6133113
4th112Cassius DayGurnard SC‑944‑8742324
5th2259Jude BeattyRutland SC465‑14‑854226
6th3496Zoe Lomas‑ClarkeFrensham Pond SC65‑93486‑1032
7th4343Molly WilsonFiley SC‑10710710110‑1345
8th4185Megan GowersPort Dinorwic SC51064‑15915‑3049
9th3159Laia PriestleyUllswater YC‑161315‑202108654
10th3444Jimmy CopeIsle of Man YC7875‑211414‑2155
11th1885Ben AngellDraycote Water SC8‑1511‑269129756
12th2386Will OsbournIsle of Man YC1111810‑2919‑20867
13th4354Zach WilliamsonRippon(RET)121291221‑271480
14th4200George GarnerFrensham Pond SC19‑21‑221318771882
15th1389Aggie PriestleyUllswater YC25(OCS)‑333061111992
16th2209Callum AldridgeHayling Island SC1391417‑2626‑321695
17th2092Robert FennaIsle of Man YC14161311‑27‑30192396
18th3897Fallon DayGurnard SC1822191211‑3417‑3199
19th4303Thies SchuerchRutland SC/Hykeham SC121917(RET)‑24182312101
20th1038Bailey AngusFrensham Pond SC‑2018‑201919151220103
21st2162Phoebe GreenhalghPort Dinorwic SC(RET)1424‑2717131817103
22nd2987Charlotte CaldecottRutland SC1720‑28231320‑2927120
23rd2749Millie GreenhalghPort Dinorwic SC22171815‑332821(DNC)121
24th1807Isla MckeownGresford SC21231621‑3617‑3525123
25th3091Gabriel BeattyRutland SC24‑3323162325‑3119130
26th2166Liberty AldridgeHayling Island SC(RET)(DNC)211814DNC3415140
27th5035Joseph HulseFelpham SC15(DNC)25(DNC)20163332141
28th2062Olivia MacallisterRoyal Lymington YC(RET)2831(DNC)16272222146
29th3428Alistair CaseyBurton SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC22231611148
30th2644Dlan CurtsRutland SC27252622‑31‑332824152
31st3025Harry WilsonFiley SC26242724‑35‑292629156
32nd1638Amelia CaldecottRutland SC232730282524‑36‑34157
33rd1921Archie DenleyBolton SC(DNF)26(DNC)DNC32221328159
34th1906Esme HatsellMiddle Nene SC / Rutland SC29302929‑343124(DNC)172
35th1668Nuala AngusFrensham Pond SC2829323130‑3630‑33180
36th2506Grace FlemingUllswater YC3031(DNC)25373525(DNC)183
37th2059Lily ChisnellRoyal Lymington YC(DNF)32(RET)DNC28323726193

Sailors in the UK RS Tera Class will continue to work hard over the winter in their Regional Training Squads ready to meet again in 2023.

For all Tera related activity in the UK, check out the UK RS Tera Class Association website at

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