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Marine Resources 2022 Salary Survey

ITCA London and South East Topper Traveller Series 2022 at Papercourt Sailing Club

by Oli Yates 30 Nov 2022 11:08 GMT 26 November 2022

The 14th Traveller on the London and South East region and End of Seasons season event. The event was held on Saturday 26th.

A total of 32 sailors arrived for one of the biggest travellers of the year, including many local sailors and some adults! The day started with light winds but the forecast was for a rising wind all dayand from the South which is perfect for Papercourt Lake. So we launched on time and went into sequence as soon as we could to get all 4 races completed.

Race 1 was light winds about 5 knots, the start was congested and at the windward mark Ian Ma lead around the mark followed by a close chasing pack. The downwind proved tricky with shifty wind and plenty of gybes. The top pack pulled away from the rest of the fleet, as they approached the next beat. Next windward leg was full of shifts of 10% degrees or slowly Leo Yates sailed through the pack to get to the windward mark first, followed by Ian Ma from Papercourt and Leah May. Leo won the 1st race and Ian Ma 2nd, Leah May 3rd.

In race 2, the fleet was lead off the line by Leo closely followed by Sam Clancy and Rory Clow. Leo got to the windward mark first again and headed downwind and with a close chasing pack but managed to entend his leadon the next lap. Isla Todd had an excellent second beat to get into third place. The race finished with Leo Yates again in 1st place, Rory Clow 2nd place, Isla Todd 3rd.

In race 3 the wind really began to build and the strong wind sailors came to the front. Lots of capsizes ensued with the gusts both upwind and downwind. Lucas Symons was lying in 3rd place his best race but his mainsheet knot came out from the end of the boom, and ended Lucas's race as there was no way he could rethread mainsheet in the strong winds.

The race was dominated by Leo Yates who lead of the first mark chased by Rory Clow with Leah may taking advantage of Lucas's misfortune, and that is how the race ended.

The 4th and final race ended up being an huge battle for first place between Rory Clow and Leo Yates. Rory lead at the first 4 mark roundings with Leo just meters behind. Leo eventually overtook him on the beat after as suspected port/starboard incident. On the downwind Rory shadow closely and after another suspected rules incident, Leo lead at the leeward mark to take his 4th win of the day.

Congratulations to the event winner Leo Yates with four 1st places and a perfect score, and also Rory Clow with an excellent second place with three 2nd places in the races. Leah may came third and first girl and Isla Todd 4th place and 2nd girl.

In the 4.2 fleet there were 5 and 1 adult sailors, but a great battle ensued between Oscar Lay, Toby lay and Sam Dence. Oscar dominated the event with 3 race wins followed by his brother Toby Lay and Sam Dence.

A huge thank you goes to our hosts, Papercourt Sailing Club for organising a brilliant event, with excellent winds and setting 4 amazing races. We look forward to returning next year.

Overall Results:

PosChamp NumberSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
5.3 Fleet
1st31748153Leo YatesIsland Barn SC / Shoreham SC‑11113
2nd57447863Rory ClowIsland Barn SC‑122226
3rd65047028Leah MayIsland Barn SC3‑93410
4th18347647Isla ToddIsland Barn SC535‑613
5th66947928Sam ClancyDesborough SC‑757315
6th33546430Seb RobbDowns SC‑864515
7th9448652Lucas SymonsIsland Barn SC64‑14717
8th238PSC19Ian MaPapercourt SC28‑10818
9th51347752Harry DenceIsland Barn SC4‑108921
10thAdult42919Susan LewisPapercourt SC97‑121127
11th26147730Henry Moss ‑131361029
12th30645506Finaly ToddIsland Barn SC‑141291233
13th 40099Greg Safonov ‑1816111340
14th  Joe Watson ‑1717131444
15th  Annie Delugar 1011(DNC)DNC49
16th  Sam Mason 1114(DNC)DNC53
17th 45328Harry LipscombPapercourt SC(RET)25161556
18th 48121George CoffinPapercourt SC212115(DNC)57
19th  Abigail Dowdeswell 1515(DNC)DNC58
20th  Harriet Allen 1618(DNC)DNC62
21st  FergusonShoreham SC1919(DNC)DNC66
22nd  Oscar Wilcox 2420(DNC)DNC72
23rd 34875Thomas Ransome 2024(DNC)DNC72
24th17441980Rudy WilliamsPapercourt SC / IBRSC / Shoreham SC2322(DNC)DNC73
25th  Josh Anstey 2223(DNC)DNC73
26th 43216Henry JosephTamesis SC2526(DNC)DNC79
27th 45093Tom BrownPapercourt SC26(DNC)DNCDNC82
4.2 Fleet
1st60046919Oscar LayDesborough SC / Island Barn SC111‑33
2nd61248476Toby LayDesborough SC / Island Barn SC225(DNC)9
3rd51646623Sam DenceIsland Barn SC‑43429
4th 46703Sam Mason (DNC)DNC2110
5th8746465Callum HarrisShoreham SC3‑43410
6th  Janet Wood 55(DNC)DNC17

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