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420 End of Season Championships at Grafham Water Sailing Club

by Ralph Cawthorne 23 Nov 2023 16:25 GMT 11-12 November 2023
420 End of Season Championships at Grafham © Jon Cawthorne

Day 1 started with shifty conditions of 10-12 knots with balls of sun, and with the wind forecast to die around 2 o'clock the race committee were eager to get racing before the wind disappeared.

Race 1, despite the committee wanting to get the races away quickly the fleet seemed to be a bit too eager only getting away on the third attempt. Joe & Hennie went on to go and win the race followed by Awen & Matthew in second with Henry & Oscar finishing in third.

Race 2, with the wind still threatening to die the committee turned the racing around quickly. The fleet were again too eager to go racing, getting away on the second attempt with many boats still being over. Arthur & Angus finished the race in a convincing first place, with Imogen & Hugo in second, and Harry & Ralph in third.

Race 3, the fleet managed to get away without any general recalls but with one boat still being over the line. The race was won by Arthur & Angus again, with Noa & Gabs following in second, and Ellie & Bea finishing in third.

Race 4, with the fleet getting away first time then being led around the course by Will & Ethan with them going on to win the race, with Awen & Matthew coming in second, with Henry & Oscar finishing in third.

Day 1 came to a close with Awen & Matthew in the lead, Harry & Ralph in second and Henry & Oscar in third. However due to the drone footage of the starts Awen & Matthew were demoted from the top spot leading it to be a Cawthorne brother 1,2 overnight.

Day 2 started with light winds and fog causing it to be postponed on land with everyone hopeful for the wind to fill in to be able to go out and race. The wind did eventually fill in but too late to get the wanted three races in so we had to settle for two races.

Race 5, with the fleet once again being too early to start, got away on the second attempt in the light winds. The first race on Sunday was won by Joe & Hennie who climbed through the fleet, followed by Will & Ethan in second, and Noa & Gabs coming in third.

Race 6, the last race of the event, was the decider of the event with all of the points still being extremely close. The race was won by Will & Ethan, with Joe & Hennie finishing in second by making another late comeback, being followed by George & Olivia finishing in third.

The final results were Harry & Ralph coming in third with 23 points, Will & Ethan finishing second on 21 points, with Joe & Hennie winning with 17 points.

Overall Results:

PosFleetSail No:HelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stU17 Mixed55242Joe JonesHennie Burlton1(BFD)941217
2ndU17 Male57411William FletcherEthan Sparks5(BFD)1212121
3rdU17 Male57275Harry GeorgeRalph Cawthorne435‑206523
4thOpen Male57350Henry Heathcoteoscar cawthorne3(BFD)7310427
5thU17 Female56342Sabine PotterMerle Nieuwland64469‑1129
6thOpen Mixed56954Arwen FflurMatthew Rayner2(BFD)10251231
7thOpen Mixed54297George CreasyOlivia Creasy‑1511857334
8thFemale57224Noa MoskovitchGabs Burlton9(BFD)21231036
9thOpen Mixed56943Imogen WadeHugo Valentine821111‑15739
10thU17 Male56467Arthur GreavesAngus McEwen1411‑2442040
11thFemale57286Ellie CreightonBea Greenfield1053‑1881541
12thU17 Male55189Jasper BramwellOlly Hateley78616‑191451
13thU17 Male55371Eddie PalingEddie Quinn12716717‑1959
14thOpen Mixed56091India LanceCian Epstein186159‑242270
15thU17 Mixed54852Tilda BrayshayCharlie Howard13(BFD)BFD811971
16thFemale55517Emma BreeseCharlotte Beardsall16(BFD)1414121874
17thU17 Male54463Patrick BromilowThomas Kelsall11(BFD)1710UFD876
18thU17 Mixed54124Ella MartinGeorge Self2214131713‑2479
19thU17 Female52230Nia MecklenburghImmy Jones20102422‑261793
20thU17 Female55633Tabitha DaviesSophia Sfaxi23(BFD)2313211393
21stU17 Male52291Zach AzizAdam Aziz2112201923‑2595
22ndu17 Male57272Sebby BaileyElia Sellers19(BFD)2221142197
23rdOpen Mixed52915Freya HalsallJames Ball17(BFD)1915202697
24thU17 female52759Rosanna JoyceSian Baird249182522‑2798
25thu17 Female53959Laragh EpsteinMadeleine Greaves‑251321232523105
26thU17 female5725India EastwoodIsla Fletcher(DNC)DNCDNCDNC186114
27thu17 Male57259Zac ShepherdArthur Southall(DNC)DNCDNCDNC1616122
28thU17 Male54089Chris HampshireOllie Lumb(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC150
28thU17 Female55845Anila AtkinsSaoirise Smith(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC150

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