Please select your home edition
Edition
Sailingfast 2018 2 728x90

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:

PosSailHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
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:

PosSailHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1218940Christopher KilshawReading SC21‑314
2170964Suzie MunneryLittleton SC1‑4124
3200509Michael JamesPapercourt SC‑43238
4158426Mark FowlerLittleton SC32(DNC)DNC11
52Abbey PhilipsLittleton SC(DNC)DNC4414

Related Articles

ILCA UK Women's Regatta weekend at Rutland
Training and racing with a particular focus on giving support and confidence The stage was set for the inaugural ILCA UK Women's Regatta weekend at Rutland Sailing Club on 13-14 July; 37 sailors were arriving from as far and varied as Largs, Exeter, Cowes and Swansea, diverse in age, 13-60, and in sailing experience. Posted today at 8:40 am
Performance Academy sailors at ILCA 4 and 7 Worlds
Portugal sees lots of pre-event training for Andrew Simpson Foundation sailors This year the ILCA 4 World Championships hosted in Viana, Do Castelo, Portugal, saw 22 Performance Academy sailors compete. With the ILCA 7s, the Performance Academy was represented by 11 sailors Posted on 11 Jul
Sailingfast ILCA Open at Island Barn
Winds gusting up to 31 knots for Thames Valley Series Grand Prix event With winds gusting up to 31 knots and temperatures of just 15oC, it felt far from Wimbledon and Henley weather in Surrey for Island Barn's summer ILCA regatta in Surrey. Posted on 9 Jul
2024 ILCA Under 21 Worlds overall
Ireland's Eve McMahon and Norway's Theodor Middelthon win the titles The ILCA U21 World Championship has come to a thrilling conclusion, marking the end of an intense week of competitive sailing in Viana do Castelo. Posted on 9 Jul
Notts County ILCA Open
Great conditions for the 24 competitors The Notts County SC ILCA open on 7th July kicked off bright and sunny with a light to moderate breeze, great conditions for a day of racing. There were twenty four competitors with a large age range spread across the various rig sizes. Posted on 8 Jul
2024 ILCA Under 21 Worlds Day 5
Ireland's Eve McMahon and Norway's Theodor Middelthon lead into the final day The second day of the final series saw very consistent sailing conditions, with the wind starting from 335 degrees at 12 knots and building up to 14 knots by the second race. Posted on 8 Jul
2024 ILCA Under 21 Worlds Day 4
Eve McMahon retakes ILCA 6 lead in the strongest winds seen yet The 2024 ILCA Under 21 World Championship in Viana do Castelo saw stronger winds to mark the beginning of the final series. Posted on 7 Jul
2024 ILCA Under 21 Worlds Day 3
Australia and Italy lead the fleets into the final series The 2024 ILCA Under 21 World Championship in Viana do Castelo has completed its third day of successful racing. Another day of near-perfect sailing conditions afforded the sailors opportunities to gain in the standings. Posted on 6 Jul
2024 ILCA Under 21 Worlds Day 2
Australia's Evie Saunders takes the lead in ILCA 6 class The second day of racing is in the books for the 2024 ILCA Under 21 World Championship in Viana do Castelo, running from July 1st to 8th. Thursday was another gorgeous day for sailing, with warm and sunny conditions and a good breeze of around 13-15 kts. Posted on 5 Jul
2024 ILCA Under 21 Worlds Day 1
Excellent conditions in Viana do Castelo, Portugal to open the event The 2024 ILCA Under 21 World Championship kicked off in Viana do Castelo. Wednesday marked the first day of racing, and the sailing conditions continue to surpass expectations in what will become an exhilarating week for the sailors. Posted on 3 Jul