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UKLA Noble Marine & Sailingfast ILCA 6 Inland Championships 2023 at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Leo Yates & UKLA 8 Nov 2023 19:09 GMT 4-5 November 2023

63 sailors played skilful game of snakes and ladders which made for great racing despite the cold weather at Draycote Water.

On Saturday morning, cold weather and a 10kt easterly breeze met the 63 strong ILCA 6 fleet so the fleet all launched promptly to avoid a 180 degrees wind shift forecast for later in the day...

Race one started with a wind that had built up to 15kts and shifted heavily right leading to the first and only general recall of the day. Once the race finally got away a tough battle developed between taking more risk on the right or getting more consistent pressure on the left, this battle was won on the final of 3 laps giving the win to Jon Emmett followed by Freddie Maclaverty - an impressive performance for an U17.

Race 2 was much the same in terms of strategy, but as ever with inland racing it was close until the end. Joe Rowe led the first lap with Hamish Collingridge in close pursuit, the pair then started match racing which allowed Robin Phipps and the rest of the chasing pack to close up to the leaders. On the third lap Robbie split at the bottom gate putting him into a leading position from which he went on to win.

Charlotte Videlo led up the girls with a 6th and was followed by Iris Singleton in 11th.

Race 3 began with a dying wind on the right but much of the fleet failed to notice this allowing Lewis Bacon, Ollie Hirst, Alfie Noel and Kaitlyn Wyatt all to feature in the top 5 with Thomas Bates taking an impressive win followed by Iris Singleton - her best race of the event so far. The rest of the fleet slowly made their way across in a dying wind to end a difficult day one, but with it all to play for on day 2.

Day 2 began with a 12 kt westerly breeze and both the male and female leaders - Jon Emmett and Iris Singleton were under pressure to maintain their leads despite intense pressure by the rest of the fleet.

Race one featured short sharp shifts with Hamish Collingridge making an impressive start from the pin before port tacking the fleet midway up the beat to take the eventual win, closely followed by Robin Phipps and Iris Singleton.

Race 2 was a similar story except there was an incredibly tight battle on the final downwind where Joe Rowe and Sam Grayton battled each other out to the left side allowing Thomas Bates to come from 7th to take the lead with Iris, Lewis Bacon and Charlotte Videlo close behind. Then a gust came down the middle which Leo Yates got to first and combined with some good positioning managed to get to the inside and clinched the win, followed only meters behind by Thomas Bates, Lewis Bacon and Charlotte Videlo - keeping the girls battle alive.

In Race 3 the wind steadied meaning that the entire mid pack of 30+ boats arrived at the first mark at the same time from both port and starboard, but with the jury's watchful eye the racing was kept clean and fair - although a little chaotic. The wind then picked up for the final two laps and some slower and longer shifts put a greater emphasis on boat speed.. But Jon Emmett won with a substantial lead followed by Hamish Collingridge and Jack Graham-Troll. What a great race to finish such a shifty, tough and competitive event.

Overall, Jon Emmett won the event and the men's trophy with an impressive display of consistency despite the challenging conditions. The women's was won convincingly by Iris Singleton who had a great result in 3rd overall and one of the most impressive performances of the whole event.

Jack Graham-Troll won 2nd Male and 1st Under 19 - a strong performance for his last event before the Youth Worlds in Brazil in Early December. Kaitlyn Wyatt won the Under 19 Female with a 20-point gap and Amélie Hacker won the U17 by the same margin.

It was a tight battle for the U17 boys with Freddie Maclaverty winning by one point over Leo Yates after another competitor got a DNE.

Thanks to the Race officer PJ and the rest of the race committee and mark laying team for getting six full races in a challenging venue. We also cannot forget Brett and the rest of his safety team for keeping the fleet warm safe and fed throughout.

We would also like to thank our very generous sponsors who provided such great prizes for this event: Ovington Boats, Rooster, Sailingfast, Noble Marine, and Fernhurst Books.

ILCA 6 Results:

PosSail NoHelmClub NameR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st216115Jon EmmettWeir Wood SC1259‑12118
2nd214007Jack Graham‑TrollRoyal Lymington Yacht Club374‑348325
3rd223088Iris SingletonDraycote Water SC41123‑26828
4th223458Joe RoweDraycote Academy53‑12105629
5th221631Hamish CollingridgeWaldringfield SC144‑20116237
6th221583Freddie MaclavertyRWBSWC212‑298111447
7th221490Leo YatesIsland Barn SC179‑35171448
8th215383Thomas BatesYorkshire Dales SC15‑2111421749
9th211145Lewis BaconLeigh and Lowton‑25169631650
10th221800Robin PhippsParkstone Yacht Club‑211142211351
11th221854Charlotte VideloFrensham Pond SC / Stokes Bay SC96‑341242354
12th222470Freddie SunderlandDraycote Water7‑23135141554
13th222775Edwin CrossShoreham1987139‑2056
14th219140Max SteeleHooe Point SC; Royal Western YC12‑151115151164
15th221793Tom ThwaitesRoyal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club & Roy2217‑334181071
16th214203Alfie NoelStokes Bay SC6262711‑28575
17th213678Derin Can Soyer 10‑35107193480
18th221502Sam GraytonNotts County SC / Draycote Academy1318‑322072684
19th209950Wai Chak TsuiHong Kong Sports Institute8142528‑40984
20th222776Samson CrossShoreham2710222413‑3796
21st206959Toby SmithRutland SC / Royal Hospital School18‑4217291719100
22nd220823Spirit AldersonDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club232516‑39632102
23rd201706Hugh AndrewsBlackwater SC203263510‑44103
24th212008Samantha Edwards 1619‑47302225112
25th222770Kaitlyn WyattShoreham SC / Papercourt SC372731838‑42123
26th223460Henry RedmondCovenham SC11518‑25DNE24123
27th212405Tom HakesParkstone Yacht Club242919‑372922123
28th223674Steve JacksonHardway SC30134116(RET)28128
29th219660Rhys Powell 333821‑482712131
30th214134Amelie HackerAldeburgh YC / Rutland SC3124302224‑33131
31st171988Toby Bush 26‑3937213118133
32nd220514Millie LewisMedway YC3220154134‑47142
33rd216513Megan ThomsonIsland Barn Reservoir Sailing Club283428‑383030150
34th185604Nathan Russell 413082745‑46151
35th223085Felicity AngellDraycote Water Sailing Club‑402236193739153
36th203312Lauren IronsPapercourt SC / Island Barn RSC3643‑50232531158
37th222765Flo ToveyCardiff Bay YC / TATA43‑4426264138174
38th208325Dru TownsendPortishead Yacht & Sailing Club3528‑60453929176
39th217000Gretel HainesGurnard Sailing Club4633433323‑53178
40th214960Lucy DavisRSrnYC & RTYC‑443639443227178
41st219658Will DysonDelph SC424552‑53337179
42nd221508Billy MorrisDelph Sailing Club38‑5124474336188
43rd220776Alexander Van DorenOxford Sailing Club / Abingdon School Sa‑524040313641188
44th220441Finlay CochraneYorkshire Dales & Draycote Water3947‑54493521191
45th204013Lauren AttwellRutland SC45‑5923434243196
46th210241Henry SmithWest Riding SC5541‑58402049205
47th203965Oliver HirstScammonden Water Sailing Club29603156(UFD)35211
48th219900Harriet GeorgeRoyal Hospital School / Royal Corinthian‑543151504440216
49th212087Megan HardimanBartley SC5337384247‑56217
50th189200Mike HeapOgston SC‑594842324654222
51st213589Jacob BennettGlossop sailing club48‑5655365045234
52nd223450Sam ClarkeGlossop Sailing Club34‑5846555348236
53rd210917Elsa Minton 4946445254‑58245
54th215415Millie Hardiman 4752‑53465251248
55th147779George JacobsCombs SC‑625045594950253
56th211320Adele Burbidge 5155485148‑59253
57th209933Julian LloydNotts County SC50‑5749545752262
58th206856Magnus Medcalf 5654‑59575157275
59th182627Christine Statham 5749‑61585561280
60th193488Charlie Munnery ‑615356605855282
61st207986Anna Griffin (DNC)6263615660302
62nd215565Nolan DawsonOxford Sailing Club586157(DNC)DNCDNC306
63rd147662Felipe Garcia 606362(DNC)DNCDNC315
64th222555Max HuntWhitstable YC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC325

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