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Sailingfast ILCA Thames Valley Grand Prix event at Littleton Sailing Club

by Martin Rides 7 Jun 10:28 BST 12 May 2024

Littleton SC in Shepperton hosted the ILCA Thames Valley Grand Prix event, sponsored by Sailingfast, on Sunday 12 May 2024. The event was attended by fifteen boats with ten in ILCA7 and five in ILCA6.

After a delayed start, waiting for the wind to appear on what was otherwise a glorious morning, racing began just after noon. Four races were completed, with winds predominantly between 6 mph and 14 mph but shifting significantly throughout the afternoon. The shifts presented a challenge but also opportunities to make up lost ground.

Close racing happened over both classes though Littleton SC dominated in the top of the ILCA 7 fleet taking the top four places, with Simon Derham taking the top spot. Further down the ILCA 7 fleet five places were decided by only 3 points.

In the ILCA 6, Christopher Kilshaw of Reading SC took top spot, just ahead of Suzie Munnery of Littleton SC.

ILCA 7 Results:

1148905Simon DerhamLittleton SC11‑924
285228Dan GoodmanLittleton SC2‑3215
3212561Ed PepperLittleton SC‑32338
4177899Peter Stroia‑WilliamsLittleton SC‑551511
5200663Peter CromptonWembley SC646‑916
6197764Julian BackerLondon Corinthian SC‑984618
7209002Colin CarverKing George SC46‑8818
872614Martin RidesLittleton SC7‑107418
9204719Andrew McleishFairlop Waters SC‑875719
10204916Chris JonesLittleton SC‑109101029

ILCA 6 Results:

1218940Christopher KilshawReading SC21‑314
2170964Suzie MunneryLittleton SC1‑4124
3200509Michael JamesPapercourt SC‑43238
4158426Mark FowlerLittleton SC32(DNC)DNC11
52Abbey PhilipsLittleton SC(DNC)DNC4414

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