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Endeavour Homes 2023 Flying Fifteen World Championship at Fremantle - Overall

by Jonny Fullerton 25 Mar 06:36 GMT 18-25 March 2023

After no sailing was possible on the penultimate day or the regatta only one race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Fifteen World Championship at Fremantle.

With an unassailable lead Graham Vials and Chris Turner (GBR) won their unprecedented fifth World Championship in the class. Vials and Turner from Derwent Reservoir / Lyme Regis SC won 5 of the 10 world championship races and with drops of a 4th and 8th they could not be beaten.

The final race of the series was started at 1030 hrs on a sultry Saturday morning in a fading Easterly breeze which started at around 10 - 11 knots and by the end of the two lap windward / leeward course with a final upwind to the finish line, had dropped to a soft 6 knots.

Nick Jerwood and Brad Sheridan from South of Perth YC/Fremantle SC led the final race from start to finish extending on every leg. The Australian pair did everything possible to close the points gap on Floaty McFloat Face (Vials / Turner) but ended up just three points shy of the British boat.

Going into the last race the there was only one point difference between third and fourth place overall. The youngest crew in the fleet, ex Olympic sailors Lachy Gilmour and Ryan Donaldson from Royal Freshwater Bay YC / Esperance Bay YC had steadily improved throughout the regatta and again today had to work their way through the leading bunch to take second in the last race and secure an excellent third overall. Initially on the first lap of the course they trailed the British boat sailed by Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallader but a slow gate rounding gave the opportunity to get away to form a comfortable gap.

‘Nellie and Caddy’ (Pinnell and Cadwallader) from Northampton SC slipped to 6th in the final race which dropped them to 4th overall. Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson representing the Royal Thames YC maintained fifth overall.

In the final race of the series a couple of boats sailed outstandingly, Kim Peaker and Neill White (SoPYC) finished in third and Esperance Bay boat sailed by David Swan and Matt Elliot finished 4th their best result of the series.

The 2023 Flying 15 World Championship comes to a close with presentations at the organising club the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

Overall Results: (ten races, 2 discards)

PosSail NoBoat NameSkipper / Crew (Nat)R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
14071Floaty McFloat FaceGraham Vials‑Chris Turner (GBR)113184411(DNC)16
24105Best Foot ForwardNick Jerwood‑Brad Sheridan (AUS)2215366122119
33980Ffast Lane 3Lachy Gilmour‑Ryan Donaldson (AUS)12715728345234
44096Oooh La LaIan Pinnell‑Ian Cadwallader (GBR)35821208144637
54089Puffa FishHamish Mackay‑Andrew Lawson (GBR)4626536101991557
63933El ToroGrant Alderson‑Luke Paterson (AUS)15491397510141370
74072The AnswerGreg Tonnison‑Nick Robinson (AUS)16105364(BFD)6820776
84063FireflyPhilippa Packer‑Dean McAullay (Aus)633211(UFD)134671278
93822A‑SquaredAndrew Knowles‑Anne Knowles (AUS)9192810183183102390
103986IneffableMike Dunbar‑Paul Dunbar (AUS)712187141613(UFD)31890
114004FoofCharles Apthorp‑Charlie Apthorp (GBR)8111720175820511594
123859Tuffan UpDavid Yu‑Chris Nelson (AUS)172527263119131210100
134098ShotgunnMichael Wilson‑Peter Greenhalgh (GBR)51361524716232532105
144083PhoenixJohn Lavery‑Alan Green (IRL)1187143813(BFD)30819110
154082Fforemark3Terry Scutcher‑Chris Hewkin (GBR)109141822142273233116
164053Phar LapDavid Swan‑Matt Elliot (AUS)2218125516401216214121
173662WP3Wayne Avery‑Ross Bannan (NZL)1829101719457151721124
184061#SparksChris Waples‑Simon Hunt (GBR)13171123153023121338127
193992Glamour BuoysGreg Leaversuch‑Peter Barblett (AUS)24162592591972325132
203971Quindici ControfiguraBill Chard‑Josh Preater (GBR)2623224512236183714153
214100Fanatic 15Johnny Cooper‑Luke Deegan (GBR)342013122429(BFD)171622153
223809NeffariousHamish Carnachan‑Peter Mudford (AUS)19152922103922391820155
234009RandHedgeCampbell Alexander‑Ralph Thomas (RSA)142439212123(BFD)9644157
243880Where the Bloody Hell Are YouCraig Rainey‑Ian Rainey (AUS)50283525(UFD)824242917190
253989Ffast Lane 4John Wilson‑Matthew Summers (AUS)41417029203325211511195
263890The Flying FlamingoLewis Davies‑John Radnell (AUS)20223016273433(DSQ)4216198
273840FfreneticMurray Gilbert‑Jonathan Burgess (NZL)3040198313211(UFD)4328199
283972Australian Expat FinanceAshley Smith‑Adam Kingston (HKG)3126423513(BFD)27252226205
294003The GodffatherSally Garrett‑Neil Easton (NZL)23211619454215466529210
304075Final FifteenJohn Hassen‑Kevin Griffiths (AUS)2830212860(BFD)17282641219
313878OrcaClive Beeton‑Justin Tremain (AUS)40322040111247523634225
323983Nelsons Loose CannonPeter Groom‑John Muscio (AUS)29314330232621423064232
333984FaffinCarl Pettersson‑Kristine Pettersson (AUS)4653264847242822399241
343858Second BreakffastKaren Dawes‑Russell Dawes (AUS)47513638262232202854249
353941ARKDavid Tabb‑David Bennett (AUS)273937243017(BFD)364840250
363879Aussie WayKimberley Peaker‑Neil White (AUS)5427445441526(DNC)(DNC)3254
373987Ffollow USTim Walker‑Alan Sharpe (AUS)(UFD)352427432735442439254
383857FarfallinaRob Goddard‑Jack Muldon (GBR)62615932283814381935263
393841FfeeneMarc Richardson‑David McIntyre (NZL)35482352402130474056284
403740Flying CloudSarah Reynolds‑Peter Macartney (NZL)4237(DNF)51391840453827286
413611Ten Pound NoteTrevor Williams‑Bently Conn (AUS)43446237374937114443296
423722All TorquePeter Britten‑Oliver Merz (HKG)38434534425639295536306
433953Le Forca del VentoRobert Hogben‑Noel West (GBR)39506843323742264666315
443930Aussie FalconDale Collings‑Andrew Mason/Timothy Few (AUS)2542414650255041(RET)63320
454062Up Ship CreekChris Villa‑Mark Holmes (AUS)324951333553553235(DNF)320
463909Tuffa NuffAshley Reichstein‑Tim Buckman (AUS)4855316244574540508321
474064Fly in the OintmentSandy Dunn‑Greg Howell (AUS)33(RET)(DNC)(DNC)334443313130322
483938Ffantastic Mr FoxNiall Meagher‑Nicki Matthews (IRL)53(RET)4039365431502751327
493781Fit as a FiddleAdam Semple‑Lisa Farnell (AUS)58565241293146484746340
503684Deffcon 1David Roberts‑Martin Arrowsmith (AUS)45384942345541(UFD)4159345
514108Uh OhRod Beurteaux‑Simon Wilder (AUS)211444(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)351
523800SaltheartMark Gooding‑Michael Gooding (AUS)49463449526548374548356
533855FflashpointMichelle Richardson‑Peter Rooke (AUS)57544844514138335857366
543935Reservoir FlogsAndrew Colquhoun‑Victoria Blanckensee (AUS)37DG)4673571065666245374
553739FfortuneJenny Price‑Alana Pooley (NZL)52346750634329436868381
564006FfortitudeDavid Reid‑Mary‑Anne Reid (AUS)60574770651557555737385
574076Vera MayGary Richardson‑Stuart Fitton (GBR)61(RET)33536259443551(DNC)398
584010Mr FoxMark Millman‑Arron Parker (AUS)56523865563552615961409
593910Yes Jennifer Sims‑Chris Howell (AUS)59596058(DSQ)6351623431414
603846Dare to DreamColin Smith‑Nigel Moffit (AUS)64(RET)7361531949655450415
613982Storyteller C.R.A.FF.TRichard Blaquiere‑Duncan Parker (AUS)66(DNS)6963684662494924427
624032FreudeRob Donaldson‑Ryan Norris (AUS)36366360696258606653428
634079Mind Re SetStephen Fries‑Roy Woodcock (AUS)4433(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)343355430
643775FractalJohn Ryall‑Sam Ainsworth (AUS)55585864495266596047438
653743Spot The DifferenceMurray Johns‑Natalie Waddell (AUS)70655468645056517049457
663619AffrodisiacDavid Rooke‑Julia Rooke (AUS)71635066674859546158459
672876Gripple NipperGraham Latham‑Sara Briscoe (GBR)67646456486063576352463
683833No BullSeth Eggleston‑Rob Naish (AUS)744765595861(DNC)535669468
693931FfortunaEd Brewis‑Matt Barry (AUS)72685557596660645360474
703754BusinessChris Reid‑Graeme Robinson (NZL)68605367556453586765475
713823FfhotofinishNigel Sibun‑Oleg Smirnov (NZL)6367717166(BFD)61566442490
724000Relience 4KDarin Maher‑Kevin Norcott (AUS)51456131(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)496
733719Ffast LaneJeff Vance‑Greg Vance (AUS)(DNC)(DNC)5747(DNC)(DNC)546352(DNC)504
743256Down UnderHarry Miller‑Steve Pidgeon (AUS)69627269615164676970512
753856Feet and FingersWillem Speelman‑David Hall (AUS)73666672546767687167526
763493FfullbackHumphrey Hale‑Menno Weustink (AUS)65(DNF)56(DNS)46(DNS)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)62537


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