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Devon Yawl National Championships at Yealm Yacht Club

by Simon Cronk 3 Jul 2001 09:01 BST

30th June & 1st July 2001
Newton Ferrers, Devon

The 5th Devon Yawl national championships were hosted by Yealm Yacht Club. 43 yawls enjoyed superb racing over olympic style courses in Wembury Bay. The first race on Saturday, sailed in perfect conditions – bright sunshine & a force 3-4 -- was won convincingly by Ed Williams – Hawkes (Topsham SC), who led the fleet from start to finish, whilst local sailor Tim Petit finished second, having worked his way through the fleet.

With the wind freshening the second & third races were dominated by the heavy weather specialists and won by Andrew Hattersley (Topsham SC) with second places going to Mike Roberts ( Topsham SC ) and Clive Jacobs (Topsham SC) respectively

Race 4, sailed on Sunday morning in light airs, during which there was a 20 degree wind shift that significantly disadvantaged those who had chosen to take the southerly tack up the first beat, was won by Shane Buckley who took the lead from Chris Westwood (Yealm YC), who had led for most of the race.

The final race was won by Tim Petit, (Yealm YC) who dominated the race from start to finish in the continuing light & fickle breeze.

As ever, consistent results paid handsomely and the championship was not decided until the final race.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1HATTERSLEY184 11437
2WILLIAMS351163 55
3WESTWARD32046 246
4PETIT1862 9617
5BUCKLEY349 95178
6JACOBS343 3217219
7ROBERTS25032 15823
8BEST36810 10369
9CRONK80946 2222
10MCPHIE1021554 1717
11PHIPPS33314813 99
12HODGSON77 15771623
13DRANE6112 14101020
14METAM128 15131427
15MATTHEWS100613 191332
16GOODRIDGE36131613 1111
17MORTON54 1411161834
18TROOP9118181712 12
19CARTER1116201614 14
20TAYLOR34122111221 21
21ADLAM2992724 91221
22CRAVEN185 301952025
23SAUNDERS3221252118 18
24JONES3133322 112132
25HENSHAW35817 18292857
26SKELTON1602026 232447
27VINING305723 442569
28SAYERS33026 26242751
29WINTON9 2823302353
30CHESWORTH18825 25272956
31LONGHURST3562821 333467
32LEADBETTER1032435 441559
33PEARCE337302720 4444
34GOLDSWORTHY1732344 253156
35LONGHURST5735342431 31
36GILL7336 27343367
37CRAWFORD1063438 283260
38BULLOCK3463839 323567
39WOOD172929 444488
40WIGHTMAN31944 22444488
41DARTON3273237 444488
42FELLOWS55374444 4444
43COLES45444444 4444

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