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September 2022

UK 29er Allen Grand Prix Series 2022/23 Round 3 at Hayling Island Sailing Club

by James Crossley 2 Nov 2022 11:30 GMT 29-30 October 2022
Charlie Gran and Sam Webb win UK 29er Allen GP 3 at Hayling Island © 29er UK

The fleet headed down to Hayling Island for the half way event of the Grand Prix series. With sun and wind on the forecast they were all eager to launch. After a short briefing from the race officer and jury sails started to be hoisted up the masts.

The fleet battled the tide on the transit to the race course, which gave everyone a good opportunity to fine tune their rigs to the tricky sea state. After a short postponement on the water race 1 was under way. Santi and Kuba jumped the gun and received a UFD, the race was on for the rest of the fleet. Charlie and Sam crossed the line first to take a convincing win with Olly and Freddie in 2nd.

Races 2 & 3 were also wrapped up by Charlie and Sam with Ella and Fliss taking a 2nd and a 3rd along with Alex and Max who took 3rd and 2nd in those races. Race 4 saw a different leader for the first time in the racing. Ella and Fliss took the win with Rob and Ollie not too far behind in 2nd.

After a couple of cheese toasties had been consumed it was time for the Casino Night. Everyone fuelled up on the food provided by the club and then the Games were on. Everything from roulette to black jack and even uno were played.

Sunday was breezy and with waves over a meter tall on the course the decision was made to put a postponement up. This gave time for some intense games of table football which were then interrupted by the message from race management saying that racing was cancelled for the day. Boats were packed up and the wings took to the water, making the most of the breeze.

A special thanks goes to Allen for their continued support of the class and the sailing club for hosting the event along with all the volunteers how helped on the water and with the social

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClub(s)R1R2R3R4Pts
13260Charlie GranSam WebbHISC / Royal Lymington YC11136
23224Ella LightbodyFelicity BrellisfordRoyal Lymington YC / HISC32319
318James CrossleyNoah FitzgeraldDovey YC/HISC664420
42225Alex SydenhamMax SydenhamHayling Island SC1332523
52539Zeb FellowsFin GribbinYealm YC / Paignton SC5511829
62849Finian MorrisOscar Morgan‑HarrisHayling Island SC / HISC/Royal Southern YC4116930
72787Katy JenkinsAmelie HiscocksWPNSA71381543
83007Rob MawdsleyOllie VinesHISC / R Lym YC26710245
92826Maya Bergmann SmithGregan Bergmann SmithHISC19951447
102477Laura ElmsJess CharlesworthHISC1012131348
112743Morven WoodOllie BullHelensburgh SC/Royal Tay YC / Chanonry SC98161952
122736Hazel JonesHarvey JenkinsHISC / Newhaven & Seaford SC1510151252
1319Olly PetersFreddie WestwellHISC2UFD9653
143079Annabelle VinesMadeline BilbroughLymington84UFD755
162342Henry KeeganJacoby KeeganParkstone YC1626141167
172694Santi Sesto CosbyKuba StaiteR Lym YC/ HISCUFD1571068
18834Jamie GatehouseCharlie PhillipsBewl Valley SC / HISC1719192176
192879Charlie GatehouseBen StokesBewl Valley SC / Hayling Island SC2018221777
202915Tilly PhelpsBen AdlerCastle Cove SC2214212481
212122Millie DeaconTom ArmstrongRoyal Hospital School / Hayling Island SC112412UFD83
223085Edward Roberts‑StrawEwan Plowden‑WardlowCBYC181718DNC89
232216Hazel McdonnellBen PalingDraycote Water SC / Notts County SC1225UFD1891
241858Benjamin RipleyToby Holmes‑LingHayling Island SC2520202691
252947Sophie WatsonHolly MitchellHayling Island SC2127232091
262042Jake RawesEd O'CallaghanOxford SC2821242598
272234Harry SimsJack SimsLlandegfedd SC29222623100
282338Theo BurnMaksym DatsenkoDatchet Water SC27282522102
292173Charlotte WhiteMeghann HaynesWilsonian SC / Royal Corinthian Otters23312929112
302336Kirsty ScottFelix GibbonsStarcross YC / Exe SC30302730117
312900Allegra MasseySamuel TonksISC/HISC2423RETDNC119
32324Amelie SkinnerEd SmithNetley SC / Spinnaker SC32293028119
332493Emily McstayMark Jenkins Jauma 31RET2827122
341925James PraineElla HarrisNetley SC / Weston SC33RETRETDNC141
352982George BiggsAlicia BiggsLlandegfedd SCDNCDNCDNCDNC144

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