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Europe class UK National Championships 2024 at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Overall

by Lucy Boreham 3 Jun 09:34 BST 31 May - 2 June 2024

Day 3 of the Allen Synergy Europe Nationals dawned with sunshine and little wind. A bit of a head scratcher for the race team. The fleet launched to have for the first time a gentle downwind to the start.

The top spots across all categories were tight, with all to play for. Could Tom make his new boat go a quickly in the light airs? Could Klaus & Alex show that you don't have to be 5 foot and 50kg to make a Europe go quickly in 5-6 knots, Could Adam continue his good form from Saturday to maintain the lead in the Youth category and would Mandy & Sue chase down Lucy for the women's title?

Race 7 eventually got under way after 2 aborted start caused by big wind shifts in the last minute. On the 3rd (or was it 4th?) attempt the race went in a gentle 5-6 knots with most sailors perching on the sidedecks, Jeremy Hartley mastered the light winds taking an early lead and maintaining it throughout the race, Ross Harvey taking 2nd with Klaus in 3rd and Alex in 4th.

Race 8 again got away in similar conditions, however the sea breeze decided to make an entrance, with half the fleet almost running downwind to the windward mark, a swift decision to abandon the race was made and the committee boat pulled up anchor and switched the course around.

The re-run in approx 10 knots had a couple of recalls, one under the black flag saw 8 boats eliminated from the next start.

Klaus once again showed the fleet the way, with Jason Belben chasing hard for 2nd and Tom rapidly working out how to make a Europe go quickly in the lighter breeze taking 3rd.

The sea breeze had settled in for the final race, with Tom taking the win and the UK National title, Jason in 2nd and Ross in 3rd. Klaus having a rare poor race, but showed the fleet his downwind pumping skills (O flag was flying by this time) to work through to 4th and Sue Ogg taking 5th.

The racing done, the fleet sailed back in glorious sunshine with big smiles all round.

Plenty of trophies and prizes were awarded at the prize-giving with the following winners:

Youth - Adam Carlow
Master - Alex Scoles
Grand Master - Jason Belben
Great Grand Master - Jeremy Hartley
Legend - Daniel Devos
Women's - Lucy Boreham
Men's - Tom Morris
Open Champion - Klaus Ronn Madsen
UK National Champion- Tom Morris

A fantastic event at HISC, the Europe is an extremely versatile boat, with sailors of all weight, height and experience competing in a friendly and inclusive fleet in the UK which continues to see new sailors joining the fleet.

A huge thank you to Robert Deaves for the fantastic photos, Hayling Island Sailing club for hosting a marvellous event and Allen and Synergy for sponsoring the event.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoHelmClubNatR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1stDEN15Klaus Rønn MadsenBork BådelaugDEN12(UFD)11231‑411
2nd435Tom MorrisHayling Island Sailing ClubGBR4‑74231‑83118
3rdGBR430Jason BelbenSBSCGBR2515‑8‑972224
4thGBR413Alex ScolesOvery StaitheGBR5134254‑6(UFD)24
5th420Ross HarveyHISC/SBSCGBR‑8‑6635324326
6thFRA5718Pham VincentSNDTFRA34(UFD)6‑234138947
7thGER88Carsten WerneckeRSVMGER910277‑19‑1716657
8th414Jason RussellHISCGBR10388‑1913‑2112862
9thGBR 412Jeremy HartleySBSCGBR‑1611‑12101212171164
10th411Lucy BorehamCYCGBR‑1799116815‑181472
11th415Hector CisnerosHISCGBR71618‑20117105(UFD)74
12th381Sue OggNetley Sailing ClubGBR1113‑1613‑14141111578
13th388Mandy HortonGWSCGBR141210‑1591512‑241385
14th392Adam CatlowLSSCGBR13‑2513946‑24222390
15th403Joe Penhaul SmithStaunton Harold Sailing ClubGBR‑23181512101016(BFD)1293
16th331Ben HarrisWeston SCGBR615714‑2420‑37102496
17th431John ReesHISCGBR12851617‑31‑35211998
18thIRL432John McKelvieHISCIRL20171125‑2811‑33915108
19thGBR424Rob WilderHISCGBR(DNC)1414191518‑251316109
20th361Olly HarrisWeston SCGBR2222(DNC)2416‑2551910118
21stGBR419Emma PearsonStokes Bay Sailing ClubGBR‑261917‑26221661425119
22ndFRA5702Daniel DevosSNPHavreFRA(DNC)(DNC)DNC1733249157151
23rd423Simon Jones GBR1924(DNC)182021‑303021153
24th418George CrammondSHSCGBR1823242221‑30‑312329160
25th416Luke LazellSwanage Sailing ClubGBR1520‑2721132323DNE‑28161
26th336Mike PartridgeHISCGBR242121‑302517‑26DNE22176
27thGBR330Peter BellCCSCGBR252822‑343128‑322517176
28th426Nigel ThomasHHSCGBR2731(RET)32‑3532191720178
29th252J‑P SnellingHISCGBR‑32271931‑3422282826181
30th425Richard EagletonBSCGBR2133(UFD)3618262032(DNS)186
31st387James ClementsPortishead Yacht & Sailing ClubGBR30‑3223272727‑402627187
32nd2Robin GaddHISCGBR313420‑39323314(BFD)35199
33rd421Mark SwallowTSCGBR293025232929(DNC)(DNC)DNC211
34th95Clare GilesGunfleet sailing clubGBR33(RET)(DNC)282634362932218
35th351Richard MajorGWSCGBR2835(RET)2936(DNS)18BFD31223
36thGBR151Thomas PeaceWarsash SCGBR3429263538(DNS)39(BFD)34235
37th389Andre OzanneHISCGBR3526(DNC)40(DNC)DNC34BFD18245
38th243Timothy SimmonsBSCGBR36(RET)(DNC)383735413136254
39thFRA5630René ChaudoyS.N.HFRA(DNC)(DNC)DNC3739DNS292733257
40thGBR30Brian Campbell‑BottomsHISCGBR(DNC)(DNC)DNC41DNCDNC382030267
41st248Amy RobinsonGrafham WaterGBR(RET)(DNS)DNC3330RET27DNSDNS274
42nd434Hannah CarruthersFrensham Pond SCGBR(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC22BFDRET298
43rd182George CormackDale YC PembrokeshireGBR(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC322
43rdGBR436Nick IrelandStokes Bay Sailing ClubGBR(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC322

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