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IOCA UK End of Season Championship and Optimist open meeting at Parkstone Yacht Club

by Jane Sanders & Roger Hakes 31 Oct 2023 16:52 GMT 14-15 October 2023

Main fleet (by Jane Sanders)

The weekend of 14-15th October saw IOCA UK hosted by the Optimist fleet at Parkstone YC for the IOCA UK End of Season Championship in conjunction with the Parkstone YC Optimist Open meeting. The friendly Parkstone fleet provided their customary warm welcome to their fabulous clubhouse and facilities and it was great to see so many local sailors taking their first steps into national level competition.

Saturday dawned deceptively sunny but once you got out on the water it became evident that the Indian summer we had been enjoying was definitely over, and it was actually quite chilly on the water. Bryan Drake and his committee boat team had a big challenge laying the course with some enormous windshifts, and also had to deal with some gusts and rain coming down the course in the middle of the day.

It was certainly a challenging race course. Bryan and his team were responsible for a 95 boat strong Main Fleet and 21 boats in Intermediate Fleet, while local parent Roger Hakes took the 35 strong Regatta Fleet, aided by Imogen Kemp, who provided tips and support to the younger and less experienced Regatta Fleet sailors, many of whom were participating in their first major championships.

Main Fleet Race 1 got off cleanly (in a fairly unusual precedent), and the fun began! Normal service was resumed in Race 2, where a healthy smattering of black flags was followed by several general recalls, and some course resetting. Race 3 was sailed in the strongest conditions of the day and it is testamount to the quality of the fleet that there were different race winners in each race. Thomas Knight (Chichester YC) nailed the shifts in the first race and held a comfortable lead to the finish. Race 2 was won by Hugo Fletcher (Royal Southern YC) and race 3 by first time race winner Alex Saunders (Warsash SC/ Royal Southern YC).

Intermediate Fleet consisted mostly of sailors cutting their teeth on the "big course" for the first time and it was great to see so many sailors stepping up from Regatta Fleet after the Nationals and the Late Summers. Again, wins were shared across 3 sailors, with William Percy taking the first win, Stefano Marangio (Burghfield SC) taking the second race and Max Ellis-Asquith (Warsash SC) taking the third. Further down the fleet there was some extremely plucky racing on what for these sailors was a long course, and a long day so we are really proud of everyone's fantastic sailing!

There were some tired sailors on Saturday evening, but not too tired for pizza and a disco, hosted by Main Fleet's resident DJ, Jack Ward (HISC/ Warsash SC). Everyone had enough energy left to get on the dance floor and have a great evening while the parents attended the IOCA UK AGM upstairs.

Sunday dawned much lighter, still very shifty but with some significant holes in the breeze to contend with to keep everyone on their toes. Again, the Main Fleet race winners were 3 different sailors with Leo Gosling (RLymYC) taking Race 4 by coming up the right hand side of the course. The wind improved slightly for the second race of the day, with Rachel Elms (HISC) taking one for the ladies with a victory in Race 5. By Race 6, the Committee Boat again had a very tricky time, with some enormous shifts causing several abandonments. There were a couple of resets (and a lot of snakes and ladders on the racecourse), but Patrick di Salle (Gurnard SC) held his nerve to take the final victory of the weekend.

Intermediate fleet sailed slightly shorter races on Sunday, which got them in the mix with Main Fleet at the finish (and possibly put years on the lives of our finish boat team), led by Bob Jennings, who kindly provided his boat for the weekend. Stefano Marangio tightened his grip on the Intermediate Fleet title with some very consistent sailing at the top of the fleet, winning Race 4, and sharing a victory in Race 5 with Eleanor Hughes (Cardiff Bay YC). William Percy took the final victory of the weekend to round off some fantastic sailing on a big course by our younger sailors. A special mention to those sailors who had stepped up to Main Fleet and Intermediate Fleet for the first time - it was really tricky conditions and you all did a fantastic job. Overall Main Fleet winners were Hugo Fletcher in 1st, Leo Gosling in 2nd and Jonny Rogers (RLymYC) in 3rd. Nia Byrne (HISC) was first girl in 4th place. In Intermediate Fleet, Stefano Marangio took the win, with William Percy 2nd and Max Ellis-Asquith 3rd. First intermediate fleet girl was Zoe Green (Netley SC/ RLymYC).

Thank you to all at Parkstone YC, including our fantastic club representative Kate Davis, who worked tirelessly to provide a warm welcome and a great weekend! Impeccable organisation as ever. Thanks to our Race Officers Bryan Drake and Roger Hakes, it was a really tough weekend to be in charge on the race course, and to our mark laying teams whose arms are undoubtedly longer than they were on Friday. Thanks to all the non-parent volunteers and parent volunteers not already mentioned above for making this happen, including Sally Jeanes and Ruth Pearson on the committee boat, Dave Reed on the pin boat and our jury volunteers Sian Reynolds, Andy Hamilton, David Law and Steve Randle.

Last but not least, we'd like to thank our wonderful class sponsors Gill and Xtremity who support the Optimist Class - we really appreciate all you do for us!

Regatta Fleet (by Roger Hakes)

33 enthusiastic Regatta Fleet sailors ventured to Parkstone for the IOCA End of Seasons, with a strong visitor turn-out to bolster ten enthusiastic entrants from the home club. After the warm weather of recent weeks the temperature had dropped and sailors needed to dig out their winter gear for the first time, but although it was a bit chilly to start the bright sunshine soon warmed things up. The race team was led by Roger Hakes who set an inner loop carentec course just a short sail from the club between the Parkstone Platform and Baiter.

On Saturday conditions were tricky due to the shifty north westerly wind gusting up to 20 knots, combined with a strengthening ebbing tide during the afternoon. The sailors showed impressive sailing skills to master the conditions, with those who found it more challenging being supported by coach Imogen Kemp. Those who could be on the line at the start and were then able to tack off into port to find shallower water out of the adverse tide were rewarded. Three 20 minute races were held before lunch and the sailors came ashore to refuel before completing another two races in the afternoon.

On Sunday conditions were lighter with a northerly 5 to 10 knots, but fortunately less tide as well. With the shiftier conditions some of the sailors who had not been near the front the day before had their moment in the spotlight. The sailors enjoyed another five races with a break for lunch. By the afternoon it was wonderful to see all of the sailors chattering away to each other on the race course having got to know each other and made new friendships.

At the end of the weekend Theo Fox from Emsworth SC was the worthy winner with seven podium finishes in ten races. Charlotte Davis from Parkstone YC had a strong second day to finish runner up overall and first girl.

The sportsmanship award went to Elsie Hutchinson who said thank you to the race committee with a big smile after every race.

Main Fleet Results:

PosSail NoNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st6531Hugo FletcherN/A4128(UFD)217
2nd6648Leo GoslingRoyal Lymington YC‑15531121132
3rd6611Jonny RogersN/A517‑2039943
4th6610Nia ByrneHISC‑383171231045
5th1665Gemma Brady (IRL)N/A999242‑5553
6th6553Finn RamusHISC7825213‑4955
7th6316Patrick Di SalleN/A20210‑5225158
8th6632Eliana EdwardsParkstone YC8(BFD)11532864
9th6516Callum MarshallN/A‑311289202574
10th6444Pippa ShepherdN/A192854‑631975
11th6622Laszlo DrummondRoyal Lymington YC11‑381516161775
12th6631Alex SaundersWarsash SC10(BFD)133112378
13th6546Wilbur Palmer WardHISC/Emsworth SC17(BFD)4111PI1379
14th6636Isla HutchinsonN/A1273113‑521679
15th6593Fraser HakesParkstone YC1418161517‑5380
16th6430Isla HillN/A‑413712235481
17th6624Andrew PerrattN/A254‑75408683
18th6451Charlie HollandHISC/RLymYC2414629(UFD)1285
19th6644Tom KeeganN/A2‑68277223189
20th4940Rachel ElmsHISC62234321‑5695
21st6298Thomas KnightChichester YC1‑555137105104
22nd6410Amelia KentN/A43164637‑50106
23rd63Sean Di SalleN/A2836‑5014307115
24th6163Stella DaveyN/A3241‑5419421117
25th255Jai MutrejaN/A‑392418363613127
26th6628Harry DraperN/A36145062‑71135
27th6355Robin WrightTynemouth SC26202127‑4242136
28th6242Jacob JullN/A2121‑60252346136
29th6349Felix GarlickN/A1811482241‑66140
30th6563Rupert PurnellN/A16(BFD)26661920147
31st6606Noah MathersBurnham SC51(BFD)13183928149
32nd6605Gughi CeccatelliHISC2910244740‑51150
33rd6446Sam MachellHISC‑771337392940158
34th6594Finn ByrneHISC60‑7638211822159
35th6617Finley BrowneHISC426633‑78714162
36th6582Ben McEwenRoyal Lymington YC2334431746‑69163
37th6374Freddie JONESN/A364042‑492718163
38th6190Felix GladmanN/A353557‑591426167
39th6639Rory ArmstrongRoyal Southern YC/Warsash SC13(BFD)28305148170
40th6472William ShawBanbury SC/Draycote Water SC5830‑66101558171
41st6595Lizzie HudsonRoyal Lymington YC2733‑52442641171
42nd6523William FullerHayling Island SC4519‑61314744186
43rd6453Alice AtkinN/A53272945‑6532186
44th6578Ruby CosterRoyal Lymington YC44477‑655935192
45th6270Harry RamshawN/A494530‑614330197
46th6480Natalie AylingRoyal Lymington YC4053404224‑57199
47th6381Carwyn ParryN/A5629472048‑77200
48th6515Rupert GarlickN/A22543258‑8134200
49th6640Pippa KnightsBurghfield SC‑714939383345204
50th6572Oscar HoyleN/A34(BFD)23435452206
51st6424Beth LlewellynHISC485855‑602133215
52nd6395Meg ThomasCardiff bay YC462319‑816078226
53rd6449Harry WhelanRoyal Southern YC503149‑545047227
54th6147Gracie AllsoppN/A‑723968413454236
55th6514Kate CharlesworthEmsworth sc/HISC642535‑675660240
56th6484Isabella DeasN/A6832565331‑73240
57th6600Niamh EpsteinCardiff bay YC4726‑84644559241
58th6460Monty LevellEssex YC7375‑79483515246
59th6505Guy KentEmsworth sc/Parkstone YC6342442870‑85247
60th6621Hector DaviesRoyal Lymington YC/Trearddur Bay SC30(BFD)6435UFD29253
61st6512Darcy ODonnellRoyal Lymington YC3381(DNC)564936255
62nd6434Will Keys‑BatsonNorfolk Broads YC/Snowflakes SC‑745062555338258
63rd6352Chloe DavisN/A6960362668‑76259
64th6231Ewan HamiltonNewhaven & Seaford SC5946‑76622870265
65th6418Tristan ShawBanbury SC/Draycote Water SC52156773‑8267274
66th6343Molly MartinN/A57(BFD)22348081274
67th6360Emily LearyN/A62624669(DNC)39278
68th6368Merryn WealthyWarsash SC5443‑63635762279
69th6570Charlotte SelfN/A(RET)5645705561287
70th6476Joshua AylingRoyal Lymington YC6544598438‑89290
71st6039Jacques KentEmsworth sc/Parkstone YC70‑7369464463292
72nd6229Kit BentallNorfolk Broads YC675965‑837627294
73rd6404Edward TaylorIBRSC866153‑897724301
74th6558Roisin EpsteinCardiff bay YC5570725166‑75314
75th6620Edward JudsonHISC3751(DNC)717287318
76th6432Oscar CoatesN/A6148‑74747372328
77th6643Finnian KeeganN/A7852‑80685874330
78th6591Hector JacksonSt Mary's Loch SC757258‑807164340
79th6596Lucy WhortonHayling Island SC848077‑906437342
80th1281Iain CowardHayling Island SC826785‑886743344
81st6615Meri GreenawayRoyal Southern YC6657737679‑90351
82nd6439Jack WardHISC/Warsash766971‑876180357
83rd6344Finlay WhiteN/A‑897881826965375
84th6382Jack HardingN/A8065787775‑83375
85th6394Josie ClarkParkstone YC8174‑82727482383
86th5970Tomos MartinN/A877770‑918668388
87th6416Emily FranklinN/A83638379‑8584392
88th5997Isaac ThomasN/A85(BFD)89577888397
89th6103Sienna Wattscbyc7971‑86858379397
90th5519Blythe BrownHelensburgh SC8864878684‑91409
91st6306George McCormickN/A‑907988758786415
92nd6464Ryan SurguyN/A(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC475
92nd6454Freddie PankCastle Cove SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC475
92nd6569Charlie KnightsBurghfield SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC475

Intermediate Fleet Results:

PosSail NoNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st6249Stefano marangioBurghfield SC‑31311.528.5
2nd6626William PercyN/A12‑545113
3rd6646Max Ellis‑AsquithN/A431‑103920
4th5468Henry FinchRoyal Lymington YC842‑159528
5th5961Zoe GreenNeltey SC/RLymYC76456‑828
6th6324Maddy WhiteHISC1077210‑1636
7th6354Hugo ThomasCardiff bay YC‑16121094338
8th6501Ayla GriffithsN/A25(DNC)207741
9th5664Sam TaylorIBRSC12‑159811444
10th6105Sam WealthyWarsash SC‑178123141047
11th4273Leon GrundyN/A6106‑1881747
12th6555Eleanor HughesCardiff bay YC20(DNC)8131.51153.5
13th5916Clarissa JacksonSt Mary's Loch SC11(DNC)15716655
14th4581Robby MayoRoyal Lymington YC99131113‑1555
15th6084Monty LewisSpinnaker SC1414116‑151358
16th6552Amelia BrowneHISC13131412‑181264
17th6246Oscar StephensBosham SC‑18111617121470
18th6365Martha HughesCardiff bay YC19(DNC)1719171890
19th6196Daisy Abney‑HastingsN/A15(DNC)DNC16201992
20th6327Jemima ToddParkstone YC5(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC93
21st6507Sam BourkeCardiff bay YC(DNC)DNCDNC1419DNC99

Regatta Fleet Results:

PosSail NoNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st6271Theodore FoxN/A12‑5234‑812116
2nd6350Charlotte DavisN/A‑6435‑91431627
3rd5813Felix Palmer WardHISC/Emsworth SC1231115‑192‑15429
4th6334Cara LynchHISC/Warsash41234‑1210‑115231
5th6565Kit McCarthyParkstone YC5‑10992918‑121053
6th6609Eloise McCarthyParkstone YC2711‑185679‑18855
7th6289Rory BubbN/A991068‑30564‑1257
8th6328Reubyn storeyN/A88‑1311‑1439711360
9th5881Tamsin ROWNTREEN/A156477813‑189‑1769
10th6519Hettie HutchinsonN/A35‑1912‑192111461871
11th5947Finn SimmonsN/A7117131011‑175‑20771
12th6641Isla PercyN/A1112646‑201510‑161377
13th6620Elsie HutchinsonN/A1314‑16‑1912714471485
14th6307Oscar PurnellN/A171312‑20151312‑19149105
15th4650Benjamin ArcherN/A‑231820‑2117143161311112
16th508Camilla GarlickN/A‑18158101818181710‑20114
17th6345Archie DowlingLymington Town SC201618‑221110‑30151915124
18th5765Joshua JohnstonN/A‑2220151520‑242122221127
19th5938Digby Werrey‑EasterbrookRoyal Lymington YC‑24241717‑2816222335127
20th641Annabelle KentN/A19‑21211613172020‑2616142
21st6415Robbie JudsonHISC1622238‑24‑2923131723145
22nd5792Xenia HudsonN/A1417141422212421(DNC)‑25147
23rd5927Sebastian BramleyChichester YC2523‑3023‑2719625819148
24th4998Evelyn RogersonWarsash SC27‑32(RET)26231516272522181
25th5369Kaya CarringtonN/A‑2926‑2925262221282724199
26th5808Billy BubbN/A28‑292724‑292626222426203
27th6497Florence EvansN/A‑3127(NSC)28212729242327206
28th6300Edward DeasN/A‑33‑302527252328302130209
29th6277Zelda Abney‑Hastingscbyc212828‑29‑312827262828214
30th6376Lumi GreenawayRoyal Southern YC30‑312430.5(DNC)2525292929221.5
31st6048William FosterWarsash SC1019263216(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC226
32nd6182Molly ToddParkstone YC26252230.530(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC256.5
33rd6079Clemency ToddN/A32333133(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC293
34th6314George WharrieGuernsey YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC328
34th5900Antonio PereiraGuernsey YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC328
34th6183Evan HannabyGurnard SC/Thames SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC328
34th6051Daphne DrummondRoyal Lymington YC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC328

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