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UKLA ILCA 6 Masters Qualifier at Parkstone Yacht Club

by Rob Cage 26 Apr 14:44 BST 22-23 April 2023

The first Masters Qualifier of the year was held at the fantastic Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole Harbour.

Light winds welcomed the ILCA 6s Masters on Saturday, a short delay to allow the forecast 6-8 knots to materialise and 3 good races were sailed in shifty puffy conditions that put a premium on keeping your head out of the boat and keeping off the lay lines, with a slightly adverse tide the starboard lay line was a particularly ugly place to find yourself. The leaders seemed to come in from the right side of the course but the penalty for getting out of phase with the shifts was severe

The first race saw Jon Emmet and Ian Gregory slowly but surely pull away from the 30 boat fleet, with Rob Cage 3rd. Race 2 was Jon and Ian again this time with Sergio Messina taking 3rd. Last race of the day saw a repeat at the very front but with John Gay taking 3rd

Overnight Leaders: Jon Emmet with 3 bullets, Ian Gregory with 3 2nds, John Gay with 12 points.

Performances of the day was Keith McQuillin with a 5th in the first race, Max Hunt with a 4th, Bob Draper with a 12th and Amanda Henderson with a 14th.

Parkstone put on an excellent meal included in the entry which the fleet enjoyed in the Yacht Club restaurant.

Sunday had been forecast to be sub 5 Knots and rain, but the PRO knew better and we went afloat and in time the breeze filled in just enough to get race 4, in what became very light and patchy conditions. The top 2 where Jon and Ian in that order - again, but this time Ann Keates grabbed 3rd on the last lap.

The breeze came in for race 5 in what became at 10knts the strongest wind of the weekend, Jon Emmet to a predictable 1st with Ann Keates taking 2nd with Ian Gregory 3rd

Overall, Jon Emment had a perfect score even discarding a better result than anybody else had on the score sheet. Ian Gregory scored a full set of seconds for second overall, perhaps the top of the podium was no surprise as they had just come back from the Master Worlds in Thailand where they had been first and second in the Master (45- 55 years) category. 3rd overall was Sergio Messina, 1 point ahead of John Gay and Rob Cage who finished 4th and 5th, with Ann Keates in 6th.

Performances of the day were Ann Keats with a 3rd and 2nd, Michael Bagge with a 11th and John Goldsbrough with a 13th.

1st Lady Ann Keates, 2nd Jo West

In the age categories:

  • Apprentice Masters (30-45) 1ST James Kilburn, 2nd Jo West
  • Master (45-55) 1st Jon Emmet, 2nd Ian Gregory
  • Grand Mater (55-65) 1st Sergio Messina, 2nd Rob Cage
  • Great Grand Master (65-75) 1st Anne Keates, 2nd Andrew Chapman
  • Legend (75+) 1st Ian Rawet, 2nd Roger Williams

It was great to see so many ILCA sailors racing in their first Master's Regatta, whilst the racing is at a good level throughout the fleet it is always fun, and nobody takes themselves to seriously, if you club race an ILCA you will find the standard of racing at a Master's Regatta perfect

An excellent weekend at a superb venue made possible only by the army of volunteers from Parkstone and UKLA. A big thanks you to the on-the-water team headed by RO Graham Davies and the on shore team at PYC.

The prize-giving was made very special by the incredible generosity of the sponsors: Ovington Boats, Rooster, Sailingfast, Southeast Sailboats and Fernhurst Books - these all contributed to the terrific prizes handed out to the winners. And to Noble Marine for their annual sponsorship.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoClubNatAge groupGenderR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stJon Emmett216115Weir Wood SCGBRMasterMale‑111114
2ndIan Gregory220041Frensham Pond SC & Stokes Bay SCGBRMasterMale2222‑38
3rdSergio Messina149482Bough Beech SCITAGrand MasterMale63‑86520
4thJon Gay218860Lochaber Yacht ClubGBRMasterMale4539‑1221
5thRob Cage219854Thames SCGBRGrand MasterMale3954‑1421
6thAnn Keates220439Parkstone YCGBRGreat Grand MasterFemale7‑10103222
7thSimon Crowther216388Parkstone yacht clubGBRGrand MasterMale874‑12726
8thAndrew Chapman216002Netley SCGBRGreat Grand MasterMale‑181265427
9thVittorio Boccolini205147Seafarers SCGBRMasterMale1469‑28837
10thKeith McQuillin163514RAFSA and Spinnaker SC Grand MasterMale581910‑2842
11thJames A Kilburn154679 GBRApprentice MasterMale1015‑2271042
12thMarshall King200509 GBRGrand MasterMale91113‑15942
13thMax Hunt222555Whitstable YCGBRGreat Grand MasterMale164716‑1843
14thDavid Binding213052Weir Wood SCGBRGreat Grand MasterMale11‑161181343
15thJohn Reay220440RYAGBRGreat Grand MasterMale‑24211518660
16thPeter Taylor222549Parkstone YCGBRGrand MasterMale13‑1914171660
17thJohn Curran215933Wembley SCIRLGrand MasterMale171316‑231561
18thChristopher Kilshaw136028Reading Sailing ClubGBRMasterMale12221711‑2462
19thMichael Bagge176836 GBRGrand MasterMale‑271723141165
20thIan Rawet213579Grafham Water SC LegendMale15‑2624201776
21stJohn Goldsbrough168986Weston Sailing ClubGBRGreat Grand MasterMale26‑2918132077
22ndBob Draper219061Stokes Bay SCGBRGreat Grand MasterMale20251221‑2678
23rdAmanda Henderson161755Lochaber Yacht ClubGBRGrand MasterFemale2114‑29251979
24thJohn Lyons222542Parkstone Yacht ClubGBRGrand MasterMale‑251820192380
25thDavid Bates216547Queen Mary SCGBRGreat Grand MasterMale222025‑272188
26thZoe McCaig146162Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club MasterFemale19‑2721242589
27thJo West177861Shoreham Sailing ClubGBRApprentice MasterFemale‑282826222298
28thRoger Williams220522Starcross YCGBRLegendMale(RET)23272627103
29thJohn Masters210779Chipstead SCGBRLegendMale232428(DNC)DNC107
30thAnna Mason181335Starcross Yacht ClubGBRApprentice MasterFemale(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC128
30thJulian Lloyd246433Notts County Sailing ClubGBRGrand MasterMale(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC128

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