Please select your home edition
Allen Brothers
Product Feature
Zhik Beanie
Zhik Beanie

Paignton Open Single Handed (POSH) 2023 at Paignton Sailing Club

by Paignton SC 25 May 14:12 BST 20-21 May 2023
Paignton Open Single Handed (POSH) 2023 © PSC

Tor Bay was a sight to behold with over 100 boats on the water this weekend as Paignton Sailing Club hosted the 2023 Paignton Open for Single Handers (POSH), sponsored by Sailing Chandlery. This year the event also included the Fire National Championship.

Sailing commenced in champagne conditions on day one with moderate wind and sunshine but by the third race the wind had softened with light winds making the final push across the finish line more of a challenge, but this did not dampen the overall positive feedback on the course and event as a whole. Day two turned out to be a carbon copy of the first day with the wind dying throughout the day.

Race Officer Ian Bullock, and his team of mark layers, did a superb job in creating and managing slick and fault free race starts with 3 fleets crossing the start line in rapid succession. The Fires started first, quickly followed by the bulk of the competitors in the 'POSH' division, with two starts, slow and fast handicap, all sailing on an outer loop trapezoid course. With 88 boats sailing on the same course, mark rounding and downwind gates made for exhilarating racing.

The final fleet to start was the asymmetric fleet of RS100s which sailed a windward/leeward course using a separate windward mark to give an extended course.

For the first ever Fire national championship, the 14 competitors had very close racing but it was Christian Smart, making up for an early mistake, who took the win from Mike Lyons and Paignton Sailor Mark Ripley making up the podium.

The mixed handicap fleet of 74 boats was dominated by the large K1 fleet who revelled in the sub-planing conditions. Simon Hawkes took 6 wins and led home his fellow K1 sailors Jeremy Hudson and Ian Jay to make it a K1 one, two, three. Fourth was the ILCA 7 of local sailor Ben Flower and Gavin Young in the Supernova in fifth putting in some early practice for the national that Paignton SC will be hosting at the end of June.

The RS100 overall win was decided on count back with Matt Johnson and Ian Gregory both scoring 11 points and Mark Harrison in third. See the RS100 report and results.

The RS300 class also enjoyed attending. Results for other classes are below.

Paignton Sailing Club would like to thank Sailing Chandlery for their continued support of this event.

About Paignton Sailing Club

Paignton Sailing Club is renowned for hosting high profile events with an enviable record, superb facilities and equipment, and a world-class Race Management team. The club itself is located on the Paignton Harbour and has plenty of parking within walking distance. It is only a short distance away from Paignton beach, from where the dinghies are launched, allowing boats to launch during any tide state into the sheltered waters of Tor Bay.

Fire Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st870Christian SmartPembrokeshire‑11111126
2nd856Mike LyonsBurghfield SC1‑422218
3rd807Mark RipleyPaignton22‑543415
4th829Simon BeddowsHenley37366‑8.525
5th831Robert JonesEXE‑126735627
6th866Bob CowanWarsash SC78454‑1028
7th800Steve SharpSeafarers9‑10677534
8th828Paul TatemNDYC55‑10888.534.5
9th810Andrew ChorltonPaignton‑1339991141
10th864David ShadtoBurghfield SC81213‑1411347
11th868Robbie SmartPembrokeshire49812(RET)DNC48
12th862Richard BottingDraycote water1011‑121112751
13th797Mike HolmesPSC6‑131113101252
14th763Peter McFarlaneBurghfield1414141013(DNC)65

POSH Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmClubPYR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stK1175Simon HawkesWimbleball1070‑1111115
2ndK1120Jeremy HudsonRYA1070‑305435320
3rdK167Ian JaySutton Bingham107067352(7923
4thLaser Std191126Ben FlowerPaignton SC1101467‑84425
5thSupernova1261Gavin YoungCotswold SC10772.53‑13271125.5
6thK1121Graham ButlerFrensham10707.5132‑186230.5
7thK175STEVE BIRBECKTORBAY Y C107054613.53(7931.5
8thRS Aero 73926Jack MillerPSC10632.52‑146111233.5
9thK1161Hilly KingDatchet Water1070‑109598738
10thK1138Geoff KingTewkesbury1070‑231681117557
11thSupernova1263Stephen HawleyBartley Sailing1077178‑204201463
12thOK66Charlie MaunderHighcliffe11047.5129‑3427863.5
13thPhantom1487Nick OrmanCastle Cove100221.5181679(7971.5
14thSupernova0Chris HawleyBartley10779‑25101913.52273.5
15thPhantom1496Rob CookNorthampton1002‑2721171519981
16thPhantom1440Mike WebsterNorthampton100224‑36.51910211387
17thSupernova1280Alex ReeveCotswold S. C.10771411‑343315.52194.5
18thOK73James DyasCookham110412231537.518(79105.5
19thRS Aero 63866Ellie CraigBFYC11051310391232‑43106
20thRS Aero 71846Zak MitchellPaignton1063112229.52522.5‑33110
21stRS 300520Luke SouthEmsworth9652620‑44161241115
22ndPhantom1472Jon RickardHPSC1002‑36302213.53515.5116
23rdSupernova1318James GerwatShoreham SC1077‑531927242527.5122.5
24thBlaze821Julian OwensPembrokeshire103340‑50.529.5261023128.5
25thSolo5362Chris GoldhawkChew Valley11421948.52620.515.5(79129.5
26thRS Aero 93130Rory CohenSouth cerney101031‑322327.53117129.5
27thPhantom1477John EvansDerwent1002‑5444.51848246140.5
28thOK58Mary ReddyhoffParkstone YC110437241144‑4527.5143.5
29thOK2241Nigel KingLyme Regis110415141231.5(7979151.5
30thHadron H2145Richard LeftleyBowmoor SC1038‑55.52951233019152
31stBlaze840Mike BellBurghfield103344‑582531.538.520159
32ndBlaze843Chris DyerNDYC10333836.542(7913.530160
33rdRS Aero 669Chris JonesSutton11051615‑62295949168
34thBlaze816Jon FarrNDYC103320‑5436524718173
35thSupernova1160Paul UndrellCotswold S C1077‑48.535324022.548177.5
36thBlaze791Graham SlaterPaignton SC1033251748‑614345178
37thHadron H2105Tim GarvinQueen Mary10383442‑52304626178
38thLaser Radial214134Ellie HutchingsRoadford Lake11504346‑611728.544178.5
39thRS 300519Tom MooreShropshire SC965‑605421463331.5185.5
40thK1129Gordon KeyworthUnaffiliated10703538246034(79191
41stSupernova1303Jonny EverettLlandegfedd10773944.5‑54354924191.5
42ndBlaze789John WorthingtonPaignton1033295241‑543638196
43rdSupernova1188Kevin ReedRoadford Lake107718‑63.543366042199
44thPhantom1259Stephen McDonaldStarcross YC1002‑6157335838.515.5202
45thPhantom1437Josh HylandChase Sailing10023254355328.5(79202.5
46thOK2093Edward CrichtonUTSC11045931284741.5(79206.5
47thLaser Std211511John RobersonRoyal Perth1101(7934454141.546207.5
48thPhantom1465Gordon Kingston‑MinnisLOSSC1002‑676150434410208
49thBlaze761Tim MorganPaignton103352413750‑5629209
50thSolo5462Simon JonesTeign1142474347‑564825210
51stCanoe340Chris HempeHooe Point SC85833‑63.553553734212
52ndSupernova1180David StephenBartley Sailing107721.562‑70225453212.5
53rdEurope425Richard EagletonBexhill Sailing114150275742‑6237213
54thPhantom1406Olly HopkinsBowmoor10025848.53820.555(79220
55thRS Aero 62150Luca MitchellPaignton110541.556‑63.5395235223.5
56thPhantom1220Matt BlakestonHooe Point1002‑62475537.55136226.5
57thBlaze863Pete BarlowBurghfield SC103348.526584553(79230.5
58thHadron H2162Nick WapshottRoadford Lake103857‑5949515031.5238.5
59thPhantom1342Mark SpruceLee‑on‑solent10025160(7927.52679243.5
60thPhantom1384Neil BoughtonRoyal Western100263‑6740634039245
61stRS Aero 62388Charlie GilmorePaignton110555.539‑63.54957.550251
62ndPhantom1500Richard NurseNSC10022850.531(797979267.5
63rdHadron H2156Richard Le MareCCSC103846335657(7979271
64thHadron H2113Doug PowellRYA103841.54046(797979285.5
65thRS Aero 61750Alan GoulePaignton110565‑6866596447301
66thRS Aero 92460Barry SmithThornbury101066‑69596657.555303.5
67thRS 300537Ben HeppenstallWhitefriars SC96569‑7260656352309
68thRS Aero 93438Paul BartlettStarcross YC10104528(79797979310
69thLaser Radial211183Ben FullerPaignton11506466‑68626656314
70thRS Aero 73502Mark LAMBDINBradford on106368‑7065686754322
71stWeta338Patrick LyonRock Sailing &960(797979646140323
72ndWeta127Steven HarveyOxford SC960‑727169696851328
73rdLaser Radial211133Bryan WattPaignton11507173(79676579355
74thRS Aero 72154John TannerChelmarsh1063706567(797979360
75thRS 300347Will PowellDabchicks SC965(797979797979395
75thSolution999Graeme BurtonWhitstable YC1096(797979797979395
75thCanoe347Andrew GordonStokes bay905(797979797979395
75thPhantom1280Ian StoneMaidenhead1002(797979797979395

Related Articles

Supernova Nationals 2023 Runners & Riders
A mammoth 92 entrants for the event at Paignton The Supernova National Championships is at Paignton at the end of June, and we have a mammoth 92 entrants - amongst the largest entry of any Championships in the UK, and perhaps top adult single hander over the last few years. Posted on 5 Jun
Supernova class at Paignton's POSH
A bit of sneaky pre-Nationals practice, two weeks early The weekend of 20 and 21 May saw nine Supernovas make the trip down south for a bit of sneaky pre-nationals practice at the fantastic Paignton sailing club. Posted on 27 May
RS100 class at POSH
Paignton SC remains one of the most friendly clubs around Paignton seafront is beautiful on a sunny day. The grockles come out in force to bathe on the sandy beach and the seagulls lie in wait for a tasty ice cream to pilfer. It also means that some of the roads get chokka. Posted on 23 May
RS300s at POSH
Rooster RS300 National Tour visits Paignton Three intrepid RS300s headed West on the weekend of the 20th & 21st May to represent our class at Paignton Open for Single Handers (POSH). With four starts, we were sailing in the fast fleet. Posted on 22 May
Get your entry in for the Supernova Nationals 2023
Less than a month away from the deadline for entries, 80 boats already entered Paignton at the end of June for a three day nationals is looming large in the Supernova psyche. A great venue, a fabulous crowd, all racing a class of boat that caters for a wide range of helm sizes. Posted on 6 May
Paignton Topper Open
Round 1 of the SW Topper Traveller Summer Series Many thanks to Paignton Sailing Club for a fantastic weekend opening our SW Topper Traveller summer series on 22nd and 23rd April 2023. It was great to see so many new sailors joining us for this event. Posted on 27 Apr
Free entry for newcomers and returning teams
Tasar UK National Championship at Paignton has some great deals This year's Tasar Nationals will be hosted at the popular Paignton Sailing Club from the 7th - 9th July 2023. The Tasar GBR Class association is looking to regain the excellent momentum achieved just before the pandemic and the 2019 World Championships. Posted on 10 Apr
Paignton Open Single Handed (POSH) entries open
Taking place on Saturday the 20th and Sunday 21st May Paignton Sailing Club have announced that entries are now open for the 2023 Paignton Open Single Handed Event (POSH) which will take place on Saturday the 20th and Sunday 21st May Posted on 17 Mar
Supernova Nationals 2023 set for Paignton
One of the largest single-handed nationals fleets the UK racing scene has to offer This year the Supernova Class visit Paignton for their three-day nationals on June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd. Entry is now open. Posted on 28 Jan
Revised date for the 2023 POSH regatta
Due to the Coronation of King Charles III Paignton Sailing Club are pleased to announce the revised date for their 2023 POSH regatta. Posted on 3 Jan