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Sea Cadets attend RS21 UK National Championships at Lymington Town Sailing Club

by Howard Eeles 11 Aug 12:32 BST 27 July - 3 August 2023
Sea Cadets attend RS21 UK National Championships at Lymington with their entire fleet of 10 boats © Howard Eeles

The Sea Cadets this year attempted to achieve something we had not achieved before as an organization and that was to attend the RS21 National championship with all ten RS21s from our fleet.

This was no easy task as the event being held at Lymington Town Sailing club, nowhere close to any Cadet accommodation so the tough choice was made to camp at Tile Barn Outdoor Centre in Brockenhurst. This was coupled with the fact that two boats had to come from Port Edgar, two from Portsmouth, two from the Midlands, two from London and two from Weymouth.

To be fair to our fellow competitors it was decided to hold pre-event training at the location, so this required safety boats to be brought in and extending the time at the venue by six days making it a ten-day experience for our cadets.

So, on the 27th of July, 30 cadets and 18 Volunteers descended on Brockenhurst to camp.

The 29th of July was lovely but was spent launching and checking boats - then the weather appeared on the 30th and the 31st were too windy to go afloat. The 1st of August we got afloat for a re-familiarization for both the cadets and adult helms.

The 2nd of August saw the Captain of the Sea Cadets arrive and again we went afloat but first there was a master class alongside, from Caroline and Paul Fisk who very kindly offered their time up to give Their wisdom tips and tricks, which had the cadets listening intently and culminated in the cadets firing lots of questions at them.

The 3rd of August saw the start of the event with some very nervous cadets and volunteers, but I find it hard to put into words the immense sense of pride to see 10 of our boats get off the start line and not only that compete with the rest of the fleet upwind, and the smiles on both cadets and volunteers when back alongside.

We achieved everything we set aimed to do despite everything thrown at us including the British weather

We do have many people to thank for supporting us and helping us give our young people an experience - the Sea Cadet Experience that they will never forget.

So, thank you to RS Sailing, RS21 Class association, Berthon / BHG, Lee Taylor without whose help and Knowledge this wouldn't have been possible to plan, Inshore Boating, Caroline and Paul Fisk, Lymington Town Sailing Club who made us feel so welcome.

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Overall Results:

PosBoatNatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stTriggerGBR303Paul FiskCaroline Fisk, Pippa Jubb, Noah ReesEmsworth SC35232711‑9125
2ndDark & StormyGBR252Liam WillisKeith Willis, Nick Simmons, Will HomewoodLymington Town SC52126(DNF)322427
3rd GBR232Hugh WatsonEmma McEwan, Susanna Peats, Fran GiffordEmsworth SC11‑9114754731
4thSailingFastSCT290Geoff CarvethCalum Reid, Ian Jubb, Duncan HepplewhiteLoch Lomond SC‑1037636281339
5thKissGBR233Martin WadhamsAmada Wadhams, Claire Upton Brown, Hennie BurtonBeaulieu River SC4765525‑103542
6thRafikiNED304Michiel GeeringHilde van Susante, Tim Wilkins, Lee TimothyWV Braassemermeer2649‑123478649
7thScottish Youth TeamSCT298Calum BellChristine Wood, Andrew Wood, Suzie HomerScotland848871‑965855
8th5 O'clock SomewhereGBR284Ross HarveyNigel Rolfe, Peter Chaplin, Ben RolfeLymington Town SC914548(DNF)846967
9th GBR308Philip BendonPeter Bendon, Harry Phelps, James CurtisDatchet Water SC159313(DNF)DNF637284
10thStormflyGBR223Charles BalmainRupert Balmain, Henry Balmain, George GillespieHamble611147491111(OCS)1487
11th GBR300Michael HoughChloe Hough, Henry Castledine, Helan HoneybourneRoyal Lymington YC71311119‑1714121312102
12th IRL291Lorcan TigheHeather Wright, Jeff Fahy, Dairine McCabeIrish National SC16(OCS)13121881091213111
13th GBR262Richard BreeseLindsay Breese, Sharron Fenemore, Hillary BunceRoyal Lymington YC12‑181516141312141111118
14thAttabuoyGBR208Philip GrannumAlexia Grannum, Dominic So, Alex PiattiRoyal Sourthern YC1312‑2014191218131010121
15th GBR269Howard EelesLacklan Stebbing, Alex CameronSea Cadets1181010131015(DNC)DNCDNC129
16th GBR305Crispin WinsorJoe Winser, George Self, Andrew VenablesSea Veiw YC1916121710111615(OCS)15131
17th GBR167Mike GibsonHarry Cayford, Ben Gooch, Gorgia WebbSea Cadets1410181511513(DNC)DNCDNC138
18th GBR268Lee TaylorHamish Roberson, Daniel Dean, Catrin GarnerSea Cadets(DNC)151723151417DNCDNCDNC179
19th GBR162Nancy CooperLuke Wilshire, Freya Walker,Ethan LeeSea Cadets23201618162022(DNC)DNCDNC187
20th GBR168Dan SeatonEvan Thomas, Thomas Price, Jake GoochSea Cadets20192119171623(DNC)DNCDNC187
21st GBR267Rhys GormanDan Cayford, Harvey Scott, Addy StebbingSea Cadets171719(OCS)231520DNCDNCDNC189
22nd GBR163Jon RussellJessica Jones, Henry Ansell, Rueben TinsleySea Cadets18212321201921(DNC)DNCDNC195
23rd GBR266Sara ConnickElla Geary, Jacob Lutton, Rohan MearesSea Cadets21(DNF)2220212219DNCDNCDNC203
24th GBR169Matt SeatonBen Melia, Tabitha Izzard, Jamie RimnerSea Cadets(DNC)222422241824DNCDNCDNC212
25th GBR164Marty CushAidan D, Ashton Sexton, Gary FletcherSea Cadets22(OCS)25242221DNCDNCDNCDNC218

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