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Noble Marine & Ovington ILCA Autumn Qualifier (Q5) at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

by Will Webster 19 Oct 2023 16:50 BST 14-15 October 2023

The first day of racing was held in Weymouth Bay with moderate winds with a Northerly wind direction making it colder despite the sunshine.

Strategically, Saturday was a tricky day with rolling swell coming from the South which met the chop wind making boat speed a key feature. As well as this, the wind was quite shifty and inconsistent affecting strategy and made it key to stay on top of the shifts and looking out for the gusts coming down the racecourse.

Sunday saw the fleet back in Portland harbour with lighter winds from a North-easterly direction. Again, the focus was on the shifts and the gusts as well as boat speed in the lighter sections of the final races.

Jessica Powell from Draycote SC was the overall winner and 1st U16 girl of the ILCA 4 second Autumn qualifier in Weymouth, having some very consistent results on a tricky weekend of racing. She is followed up by Josie Kelly who finished 2nd girl (5th overall) and Katherine Gunn 3rd girl (10th overall and 2nd U16 girl).

In the boys category Alex Jones was 2nd overall and 1st U16, closely followed by Toby Waggett 3rd overall and 2nd U16 with Max Bromilow 3rd (4th overall).

There were many outstanding performances during the weekend but two are particularly noteworthy. In the final race, eventual race winner William Moss spotted a big shift and gust which carried him all the way into the 1st windward mark on the port lay line. He was then able to gain a larger gap away from the fleet when the wind dropped off and ended up beating the fleet by a large margin. In the first race of the series there was a great battle between two boats where Toby Waggett was leading the race and was under close pressure from Max Bromilow the whole race. Max never gave up and in the final downwind after a brilliant defensive effort from Toby, Max managed to overtake him to snatch the bullet.

William Moss, winner of Race 5 said: "The 7s had the first start and seemed to be getting more pressure to the left of the windward mark - so i followed the quick boats and went left after a reasonable start - It paid. I am new (this summer) to the class, from Optimists. Ali Brown (see his write-up for the ILCA7s) was a great coach during ILCA Skills Week. It felt reassuring getting a bullet after a solid performance in Paignton. The next challenge is to handle the heavier winds."

On behalf of all the ILCA 4 sailors, we would like to say a massive thank you to the UKLA, Race officer, Race committee, Mark Layers, Juries, Volunteers and WPNSA for putting on a fantastic event and allowing some great racing this weekend.

Also we must thank UKLA's terrific sponsors for their continuing support at the qualifiers. Many have been supporting us over a number of years through difficult times... thank you. Noble Marine, Ovington, Sailingfast and Rooster.

The final autumn qualifier is the same time and place next week!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubAge GroupAgeR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1211078Jessica PowellDraycote Water Sailing ClubU161347152‑1119
2213644Alex Jones U16151012‑277222
3212670Toby WaggettDerwent Reservoir Sailing ClubU16132‑13618926
4215303Max BromilowParkstone Yacht ClubU1816165‑2151330
5213516Thomas DaveyRoyal Harwich YC / Royal Hospital SchU1816833‑1241230
6212661Josie KellyFelpham SCU1816510‑241110440
7210099Ben AndersonRyde SchoolU16141311839(BFD)44
8204915Will WebsterParkstone YCU161515‑2112811046
9222567William MossBarnt Green SCU16159‑3511422147
10213140Katherine GunnNotts County SC / Draycote AcademyU16151419‑34106352
11201022Eddie DorsettParkstone YCU161562132814(BFD)63
12212109Nina MarshTenby Sailing ClubU16152015‑22913764
13211111Ollie Atkin U16143‑29292151968
14201861Sara GoujonHunts Sailing ClubU18167‑26251618571
15210618Jacoby Keegan U181622591517‑3373
16221789Tate Kump U1615121218‑2932974
17198317Oliver McCormickParkstone yacht clubU1615‑2714141723674
18213658Oscar Bartlett U161416473627‑3890
19212233Amelia NuttallTenby Sailing ClubU1614‑3023172221891
20221496Bronwen ThomasPPSAU1816‑319307292095
21219830Gethin KellyLlyn BrenigU161521172119‑412199
22197632Thomas SaundersWarsashU1615422041420(BFD)100
23187036Kit Lester U16131718‑38133028106
24213540Lucas SymonsIsland Barn Reservoir Sailing ClubU1615192519‑321925107
25197690Chloe GraytonNotts County / Draycote AcademyU1612‑331633231224108
26166633Robbie HudsonRoyal Lymington YCU1816258103833‑41114
27214587Ethan Wild U16152928151826‑39116
28184840Lottie EyrePoole YCU1615112716‑403431119
29219091Jasmine Pillon‑SimpsonHailing Island Sailing ClubU161424302624‑3918122
30222766Macsen barber U181635242034‑4315128
31198964Merry Lewis U161523‑3431303214130
32215413Holly Cole U1614‑41373663522136
33209216Oliver SmithHISC/Gurnard SCU1613‑393827263716144
34210220Mortimer mastindabchicksU161418323237‑3826145
356622Peixuan SunRHSU16122640‑41312523145
36213052Isla ToddIsland Barn Reservoir SCU1614283623‑444217146
37199495Alanna StarkieDerwent reservoir sailing clubU161437‑4237351635160
38189314Harry Franklin U1614(DNC)DNCDNC251134162
39223444Thomas Pontet U1816343328‑393137163
40193623Jemima ChappellParkstone Yacht ClubU1816(DNC)DNCDNC202432168
41219838Ryan Surguy U16123239‑42422827168
42171897George HutcheonBurnham‑on‑Crouch Sailing Club / CorinthU1615382235‑414036171
43215613William HainesGurnard Sailing ClubU16133631‑40333640176
44213967Noah Sutton U161340413943‑4430193
45160507Wilf ToveyCardiff Bay yacht club / TATAU1613434343‑454542216

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