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International Canoe National Championship at Loch Lomond Sailing Club - Overall

by Chris Hampe 31 Jul 2023 10:12 BST 26-29 July 2023

The final race of the championship was contested on the final Saturday at Loch Lomond with a strong southerly breeze blowing directly from Hells Gate between the islands of Inchcruin and Inchfad. It was through this rocky gap that the fleet was sent on the first beat towards a buoy positioned safely clear of the rocks off the island of Creinch.

Once clear of Hell's Gate the chop picked up and it was Alistair Warren who extended a lead up the long beat with Simon Beers, Robin Wood and Tony Robertshaw next on the water.

Next the course took the boats back north to the moorings in front of the clubhouse, But this time between Inchfad and Inchcailloch islands. Here we had the first lead change with the Maas boats of Simon Beers and Robin Wood both moving clear ahead of Alistair Warren's Monkey. From the club it was a fast reach towards Strathcashell Point before the rounding of InchLonaig island.

It was InchLonaig island that would see the next place changes as the early boats round became becalmed to the north of the island. Emma Grigull and Chris Hampe were able to come in from behind, rounding much closer to the island to close up to the pack.

Upon rounding InchLonaig the boats would reach across to a final mark north of Inchfad before a run to the finish in front of the club house. Here the final lead change happened, Robin Wood passed Simon Beers to win the Sailing Challenge Cup and complete a commanding series for the national championships.

As the leaders were finishing the pack was in a close battle for fourth, Chris Hampe, Emma Grigull, Tony Robertshaw, Steve Clarke and Dan Skinner all completing the rounding of InchLonaig together after 10 miles of racing.

The IC one-design battle in this last race was won by Loch Lomond member Peter McLaren.

Further photos: (and in the gallery above)

Overall Results:
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PosClassBoat NameSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Net
1stICBlack BettyGBR 344Robin WoodTenby SC111‑31217
2ndICNoah's ArkGBR 341Mike FenwickWeymouth SC22‑3131211
3rdICPappa GooseGBR 329Tony RobertshawWeston SC‑832DG)53522.3
4thICTonic WaterGER 83Simon BeersFlensburg Harrislee9104525328
5thICMonkeyGBR 308Alistair WarrenAldeburgh YC‑1548246731
6thICMoney4NuffinGBR 338Steve ClarkeBCSC711(DNS)474437
7thICWild VentureGER 90Emma GrigulSegel Club Preetz‑1057968843
8thICMonkey's UncleGBR 340Chris HampeHooe Point SC385(DNF)9NF)653
9thICDustyGBR 321Dan SkinnerWest Kirby SC(DNF)196687955
10thICODIconicGBR 303Stephen FlemingWest Kirby SC4131212‑14111062
11thICOde to JoyGBR 342Rob BellEmberton Park1491081014(DNF)65
12thIC GBR 319Anette SteimannSegeberger56(DNF)10NF)121368
13thICODMongooseGBR 280Peter MclarenLoch Lomond SC1312(17)1313131276
14thICSlingshotGBR 348John EllisScaling Dam SC16161111(DNC)151180
15thICEndgameGBR 326Alasdair AlstonWest Kirby SC171513(DNC)11101581
16thICString TheoryGER 81Niklas SteimannDeutsch‑Brischer‑191714161291482
17thICODWhite KnightGBR 333Tony MarstonWest Kirby SC6141514(DNC)NF)NC)93
18thICOD GBR 332Stuart DawsonWest Kirby SC1171615(DNC)NF)NC)93
19thICFlashGBR 347Andy GordonStokes Bay SC12(DNF)97(DNC)NF)NC)94
20thIC GBR 355Marcus WheelLoch Lomond SC181891817(DNC)1616103

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