Please select your home edition
Craftinsure 2023 LEADERBOARD

West Country Boat Repairs 2000 Millennium Series - Review for 2023

by West Country Boat Repairs 8 Nov 2023 17:29 GMT
Pete Vincent and Sophie Bentley win the West Country Boat Repairs 2000 Millennium Series overall © 2000 Class association

West Country Boat Repairs are proud to sponsor the 2000 Class Association Millennium series, we fully support their commitment to competitive racing and love the family-friendly ethos that runs through the fleet.

These inclusive, yet competitive values tempted WCBR owner, Pete Vincent to join the class himself, and in his first full year of dedicated 2000 sailing we are now equally proud that he and super-crew Sophie Bentley have won the 2023 Millennium series!

The final event on the seven-venue tour was the Inlands at Bough Beech in October, which saw 30 boats fight for the title in tricky and changing winds.

The overall Millennium series decider went down to the very last race of the Inlands. This final race of the final event gave Rob & Gemma Burridge an Inlands third, which was not enough to overhaul Pete & Sophie - their fourth overall at Bough Beech meant they won the series by just one point, scoring a total of 10 points vs the Burridges' 11.

A look at these results gives an idea of the immense depth in the class. There were seven events and seven different event winners, which did not include the winners of the overall series! Pete & Sophie didn't win an event but counted three second places.

Across the series, 84 different boats from over 30 clubs took part, demonstrating the popularity of this class across the country and supporting the class association's own description of the 2000 as 'an entry-level performance asymmetric sailing dinghy, equally suitable for cruisers, families as well as serious racers'.

To highlight the class's commitment to family sailing, Millennium prizes were awarded to the top two families - first family were Ed & Ruben Dodwell who scored two really notable results, second at Chichester and third at Carsington, and second family were Dirk & Leif Meyer. Our congratulations to both.

New for this year, the silver division was won by newly engaged Jay Whitehead & Alice Moore, what a good omen!

Pete Vincent said, "West Country Boat Repairs are delighted to be sponsoring such an active and friendly class. Sophie and I are very much enjoying our 2000 sailing and of course delighted to have won the series!"

"We are very pleased to announce that we will continue to develop our relationship with the 2000s by sponsoring the Millennium Series in 2024."

The 2024 Nationals at the Royal Torbay Aug 4-9 will be the 25th Anniversary of the class and will be a special event".

In the meantime, we hope Ugly enjoys drinking from his very own Ugly Mug!

Overall Series Results:

1st22713Pete VincentVariousLlandegfedd SC22 ‑42 410
2nd2458Rob BurridgeGemma BurridgeWeir Wood SC4  3 1311
3rd22700Matt SargentVariousASA 319 ‑10720
4th2204Iain YardleySarah YardleyRYA‑11736 7‑1523
5th22564Helen PhillipsAndrew PhillipsCardiff Bay YC 8‑11845 25
6th21103Adrian StellVariousHayling Island SC‑154 5 61328
7th2085Joe GallivanSarah BurridgeWeir Wood SC‑17 142 31231
8th22663Jay WhiteheadAlice MooreRNSA13 27  1032
9th22673Ed DodwellRuben DodwellRAFSA   11322339
10th22730Dirk MeyerLeif MeyerHunts SC  10179 2561
11th2587Guy BoswellJulie BoswellLlandegfedd SC3012 1910  71
12th22696Chris JordanGillian JordanWaveney & Oulton Broad7   14 6112
13th22619Mike McEwingVariousRAFSA  5 8 18116
14th22527Laurie DengateJo NorringtonHerne Bay SC  4  1716122
15th21418Peter MayVariousSpinnaker SC 10 18 14 127
16th22635Jeremy ShortAlison ShortRye Harbour SC16  14  14129
17th2217Edie CarterJeremy CarterBough Beech SC26    1219142
18th21793Gerald ShelleyBen ShelleyWeir Wood SC24  20  21150
19th22722Jonathon ChingVariousWeir Wood SC3     2175
20th22607Paul CullenVerity HopkinsWeir Wood SC6     1177
21st22064Matt LarkinWilliam LarkinWeir Wood SC1     8179
22nd22098Joff BaileyMatthew BaileyWeir Wood SC     411185
23rd2854Tim HulleyLinda HulleyWeir Wood SC105     185
24th22361Miles WadeAnderley WadeWeir Wood SC9    8 187
25th22547Mark FoleyVariousSnettisham SC  8  9 187
26th21277Jim LedgerKate LedgerHerne Bay SC  613   189
27th21003Rory MoppettSarah SeddonBough Beech SC186     194
28th21446Guy RussellClare CollettWest Wittering SC   10 15 195
29th22334Simon HorsfieldKatie HorsfieldThorney Island SC5     30205
30th2817Valerie HaguePaul HagueBowmoor SC2015     205
31st22658Lou DickerVariousRNSA     1326209
32nd22676Matt HartleyVariousASA19  23   212
33rd2695Oliver NorthropWilliam NorthropMinnis Bay SC23     20213
34th22639Chris MillsClaire DalbyWeir Wood SC27     22219
35th2181Will HitchmanKate FranklinCarsington SC    1  256
36th22656Natalie JohnstonTom BernalRNSA   1   256
37th2190Sam PascoeBen PascoeCastle Cove SC 1     256
38th Joe WarwickerMikie WarwickerBough Beech SC      5260
39th2057Martin RootsEmily RootsCardiff Bay YC    5  260
40th21242Michael SteerTim CresswellCarsington SC    6  261
41st22156Dan RuleCat Rule / Tony KearseyCarsington SC    7  262
42nd21168Tony HerlihySarahHerne Bay SC  7    262
43rd21555Amy HulleySophie PayneWeir Wood SC8      263
44th George SmithSarah SeddonBough Beech SC      9264
45th21540Nathan Hudson Herne Bay SC  9    264
46th22648Jeremy MitchellMegan GatelyErith YC 9     264
47th22542Helen GreenThomas KnightChichester YC     11 266
48th2762Paul SmithCharlotte SmithSutton SC    11  266
49th22139Sally FieldingMartin FieldingCastle Cove SC 11     266
50th22655Andrew Maughan Carsington SC    12  267
51st21367Travers RuddSummer Tewkesbury / Will PittsThorney Island SC   12   267
52nd21143Ben Gardner Herne Bay SC  12    267
53rd21591Paul KibbleJesse KibbleArdingly Activity Centre12      267
54th22196Stephen WrightJoshua Wright     13  268
55th2041Brian Golton Herne Bay SC  13    268
56th21669A Young / J NinhamMichael / Jonny YoungCastle Cove SC 13     268
57th22319Pete BarfootJane BarfootCastle Cove SC 14     269
58th22612Martin PascoeAmy ChingCastle Cove14      269
59th Tim Bird Carsington SC    15  270
60th2803Sophie HempsellRosie HempsellThorney Island SC   15   270
61st22175Peter Falcini Herne Bay SC  15    270
62nd21676Chris HodgeLouise VarleyChichester YC     16 271
63rd22692Sebastian Palmer‑HillLou DickerASA   16   271
64th2670Edd SummerPaul GatelErith YC 16     271
65th2869Bruce KiddVariousBough Beech SC      17272
66th21668Paul IsityDon WilliamsR.E.M.E 17     272
67th21118Edward WildeRichard EastwoodRutland SC     18 273
68th2234Rob BoydenPenny BoydenCastle Cove SC 18     273
69th22009Paul MapstoneIsabelle MapstoneChichester YC     19 274
70th21731Michael OliffPaula OliffChichester YC     20 275
71st21755Jonathan WatkinsAnne WatkinsChichester YC     21 276
72nd2654Patrick AinsworthRosie HempsellThorney Island SC   21   276
73rd21285Matthew BottenRichard BottenWeir Wood SC21      276
74th21627David BainesSandra Reidel / Annie GuestThorney Island SC   22   277
75th2741Ernie HattonColin HattonWeir Wood SC22      277
76th21593Bill GroseSally CantelloChichester YC     22.5 277.5
76th21623A HalfacreeFats Thompson      22.5 277.5
78th21155Lloyd RobertsHarry BurgessBough Beech SC      24279
79th22054Andrew SloperEllie SloperWeir Wood SC25      280
80th21155Dave RobinsonVicky RobinsonBough Beech SC      27282
81st2799Ian RobertsonEllen RobertsonBough Beech SC      28283
82nd22259Zac BarberDominic BarberArdingly Activity Centre28      283
83rd21660Patsy DavidVariousBough Beech SC      29284
84th2035Melanie ClarkAmanda BullWWSC29      284

Related Articles

2000 Class Latitude Series at West Riding preview
May Bank Holiday event packed full of training, racing and evening entertainment West Riding Sailing Club's 2024 May Bank Holiday 2000 Class Latitude Series Open is packed full of training, racing and evening entertainment, where the 2000 Class takes centre stage. Posted on 21 Feb
2000 class Inlands at Bough Beech
West Country Boat Repairs Millennium Series 8 On a chilly Saturday morning in Kent, with spirits high, we saw 30 boats launch onto Bough Beech reservoir to fight it out for the 2000 class Inland Championship sponsored by West Country Boat Repairs. Posted on 30 Oct 2023
2000s at Chichester
Training Day and West Country Boat Repairs Millennium Series Round 7 Chichester Yacht Club was the setting for round 7 of the West Country Boat Repairs 2000 Class Millennium Series, a one day event held on Saturday 30th September followed by a coaching session for class members on Sunday 1st October. Posted on 4 Oct 2023
2000 Class – the Open Class!
10 events, 10 winners in a wide range of ages of boat As we head into the final events for the 2023 Millennium and Latitude Series, a scan of the results so far shows 5 Millennium events won by 5 different people, 4 Latitude events won by 4 different people and the Nationals won by someone else. Posted on 29 Aug 2023
2000 class National Championships at Keyhaven
A fabulous week of Fast Family Fun both on and off the water Keyhaven Yacht Club was delighted to host the Rooster 2000 Nationals for 2023, also sponsored by C'est La Vie, day sponsored by West Country Boat Repairs and supported by Fernhurst Books and Noble Marine. Posted on 22 Aug 2023
Great North Asymmetric Challenge preview
Enter now for this ever-growing September event Bassenthwaite Sailing Club's Great North Asymmetric Challenge (known as the GNAC) will be held on the 16th and 17th September. For those who like a gybe this is a firm favourite in the northern sailing calendar. This years event is sponsored by Trident. Posted on 19 Aug 2023
2000s at Carsington
Millennium Series and Latitude Series event The Lakes Mortgages' Latitude Series (not to be confused with a festival with a similar name taking place on the same weekend) combined with the West Country Boat Repairs' Millennium Series for a 2000 Class event at Carsington Sailing Club. Posted on 25 Jul 2023
2000 Millennium Series Round 4 at Thorney Island
Getting a good start was extremely important Round 4 of the 2000 Millennium series sponsored by West Country Boat Repairs took place at Thorney Island Sailing Club, on a weekend that also saw the Round the Island race and the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater. Posted on 4 Jul 2023
Minus 40 Match Racing at Stone Sailing Club
It's surprising more of us haven't given Match Racing a go I think most sailors can probably say they have not had much experience at match racing, and as the format for one of our sports biggest and most well-known competition - The America's Cup - it's surprising more of us haven't given it a go. Posted on 7 Jun 2023
2000 class Latitude Series at Filey
8 teams join slow fleet within club's regatta, and enjoy the hog roast The weather was warm and sunny with a forecast of light breeze for the weekend. The bay looked fantastic in the sunshine and the steep hill down to the small Filey Sailing Club through woodlands festooned with cow parsley is incredibly picturesque. Posted on 26 May 2023