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Rooster Southern Topper Traveller Series Round 3 at Stokes Bay Sailing Club

by Bruce Keen 20 Jun 07:27 BST 16 June 2024

Stokes Bay Sailing Club was host to the third event of this year's Rooster Southern Topper Traveller Series. Thankfully the wind had abated overnight, so the thirty-five sailors could enjoy perfect Stokes Bay conditions with a 15-20knots South Westerly. The waves built throughout day giving the sailors some exciting surfs downwind.

Ethan Rhodes' tactic of starting at the committee boat in each race, clearly worked in his favour, as he took the win from Seb Sitton in the Topper 5.3 fleet. Both sailors tied on points, but it was Ethan's win in race 2 that broke the tie with Seb in his favour. Samuel Wade won race 3 and finished 3rd overall, but the greatest number of race wins went to James Broad who won both the first and last races. First girl in the 5.3 fleet was local Stokes Bay sailor Eve Wealthy.

The Wealthy family success continued in the Topper 4.2 fleet where Reuben Wealthy won three of the races and won overall. Race 2 was won by Finlay Rhodes, who finished second overall closely followed by Hendricks Long in third overall. First girl was won by Megan Cerrato.

Another girl in the 4.2 Fleet, and also the youngest sailor, Alixe-Constance Rousselle was rewarded at the prize-giving for her perseverance and the "most number of smiles". She boasted at the prize-giving that she capsized 50 times!

Once ashore, the sailors were pleased to be greeted with ice creams in return for their tallies, to round out a great day.

Thank you to the team of volunteers on and off the water, and for Stokes Bay Sailing Club for hosting a fantastic event.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoChamp NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
Topper 4.2 Class
1st48133241Reuben WealthyStokes Bay SC / JETs1‑6113
2nd47860616Finlay RhodesWarsash SC / JETs‑41337
3rd4866483Hendricks LongWarsash SC225‑69
4th4927288Henry Cruse ‑552411
5th49081603Mattie SvendsenGoring Thames SC64‑7212
6th46720225Olaf StortonBosham SC376‑816
7th48176619Phileas RousselleHamble River SC7‑94516
8th4622156Joel KeenStokes Bay SC83‑9920
9th48878626Megan CerratoWarsash SC‑988723
10th47641687Ewan ParishStokes Bay SC‑1010101030
11th45711222Eva FoltysWarsash SC / JETs‑1111111133
12th44425227Alixe‑Constance RousselleHamble River SC121212(DNF)36
13th2693551Martha HartHamble River SC(DNS)DNSDNSDNS42
Topper 5.3 Class
1st47830614Ethan RhodesWarsash SC312‑46
2nd47796649Seb SittonWarsash SC22‑326
3rd47355340Samuel WadeStokes Bay SC / JETs‑64138
4th49199374James BroadHill Head SC / PYC1‑7719
5th46007575Thomas MatthewsGrafham Water SC(DNS)34512
6th49200346Henry NoelWarsash SC466‑1116
7th48315239Eve WealthyStokes Bay SC75‑8618
8th46447119Ava FrancisLymington Town SC589‑1022
9th4645246Lewis MillerSpinnaker SC995‑1223
10th4862766Lucas KeenStokes Bay SC11‑1512730
11th48744156Thomas RobinsonStokes Bay SC‑151013831
12th46939228Sophie Le GriceWarsash SC‑121210931
13th46983535Barnaby EverettItchenor SC8‑14111332
14th45155573Meg WebbWarsash SC1013‑151437
15th48185637MuEn ZhongIsland Barn Reservoir SC131114‑1538
16th46293220Kristian FoltysWarsash SC14‑16161646
17th48332131Will White ‑1817171751
18th41604124Ewan LampardHill Head SC / JETs17‑18181853
19th4634999Will ShepherdStokes Bay SC16(DNF)DNSDNS62
20th4719520Lucy ParsonLee on the Solent / Stokes Bay SC / JETs(NSC)19DNFDNS65
21st47833199William Le GriceWarsash SC(DNS)DNSDNSDNS69
21st50185245Charlie ShiresStokes Bay / JETs(DNS)DNSDNSDNS69

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