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Welsh Schools Championships at Dale Yacht Club

by Tim Hall 18 Jul 2001 08:19 BST

The Welsh Open Schools Championships were run by the Welsh Yachting Association and Dale Yacht Club over the weekend of 14/15 July 2001. The event was generously sponsored by Texaco’s Pembroke Plant and attracted sailors from all over Wales.

Racing was run on two courses: The inner course saw racing for Optimists, Toppers and Slow Handicap run by Blake Shaw and Mark Dashfield and their team. The outer course had a Laser Radial and Fast Handicap fleet under the team of Colonel John Webber and Rolfe John. Both courses had no excuses for missing any starting signals as Dale YC’s cannons were used which could easily be heard ashore! The race management was very smooth getting in 4 races on Saturday leaving the final two for Sunday morning.

62 Boats were greeted by a 10-12 knot North to Northwest breeze on Saturday morning which increased slightly towards the middle of the day before dropping to 8-10 knots for the final race. Sunday saw the breeze moving slightly to the left but still a perfect 8-10knots. Sunshine on both days made for an excellent weekends racing.

The Optimist fleet was dominated by Hannah Mills of Cardiff. Currently ranked Number 1 girl in the UK, she had no problems showing the boys the way and is looking forward to representing GBR at the Optimist Europeans in Gran Canaria in a few weeks time. Other race honors went to Ben Pym and James Hopson. Sean Evans put a good series together to take second overall and along with Hannah claimed the prize for the best two boats from a county, both representing Cardiff.

David Campbell showed the 23 boat Topper fleet the way most of the time only being beaten twice, by Lisa Williams and Charles Cooper. There was a good local turnout from Dale YC, some of whom were competing in their first major regatta.

The Slow Handicap fleet was won by a 405 sailed by Gareth Davies and Richard Mills. Of the 3 Mirrors Richard Jennings and Royston Gadd took the Trophy for the class by one point from Richard and Matthew Reid.

Although a small fleet, the Laser Radials enjoyed some close racing. Hywel Poole took the title after sailing his main opponent to the back of the fleet in the last race to secure his win.

The Fast Handicap fleet was a mix of 29ers, 420s a cherub and a Laser Fun. The 29ers led the fleet most of the time, but were challenged by the 420 and cherub on handicap. Andrew Skubala and Mari Shepherd took the trophy with 3 wins out of the six races. Dave Freemantle and James Penn were second with Mike and Craig Jones in third also taking the 420 trophy and best local.

An excellent event and as usual many people to thank. The team from Dale Yacht Club was excellent with superb organisation on and off the water. The club was most welcoming with good food and bar facilities. Thanks must also go to Texaco for their sponsorship and to Phil Thompson for presenting the prizes.

Overall Results:

Optimist Fleet
PosBoat TypeSail NoHelmSchoolAreaR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stOptimist4924Hannah MillsHowells SchoolCardiff112-4116
2ndOptimist4922Sean EvansLlanishen HighCardiff43-822213
3rdOptimist4923Ben PymLlantwitVale of Glam2-7315415
4thOptimist4747James HopsonDarlandWrexham3-8153618
5thOptimist4921Luke Breen-TurnerDavid HughesAngelsey5246-9320
6thOptimist4746Dominic Breen-TurnerLlanfairpwllAngelsey6458-131134
7thOptimist4544Tom SandersonBishopston CompSwansea767-128836
8thOptimist4851Rhian WiliamsGlan TafCardiff-12121136739
9thOptimist4742Patrick MetcalfeHill GroveGwynedd(OCS)99941041
10thOptimist4531Erica MarshallSt. CyresVale of Glam10-116107942
11thOptimist4744Ben ShorrocksEirias HighConwy810-141311547
12thOptimist4745Stuart HopsonDarlandWrexham11513-14101352
13thOptimist4566Bryn JonesYsgol TryfanGwynedd9-13127121252
14thOptimist4569Leah CollisYsgol TryfanGwynedd141410-16151568
15thOptimist4628Ffion Haf JonesBryn RefailGwynedd1315151117(DNC)71
16thOptimist4312Ben CobleyLlandrillo yn RhosConwy1516-1715141676
17thOptimist4308Sam CobleyEirias HighConwy16-171617161479
18thOptimist4250Jack BurtonYsgol GlantafCardiff18-191818181789
19thOptimist3416Adam JohnsSt FlorencePembs1718(DNC)DNC19DNC96
20thOptimist4571Iwan JonesYsgol Sir HuwGwynedd(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC105
Topper Fleet
PosBoat TypeSail NoHelmSchoolAreaR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stTopper34351David CampbellNeath Tertiary CollegeNeath Port Talbot1112-316
2ndTopper37580Lisa WilliamsBrynrefailGwynedd33331-413
3rdTopper35055William EdwardsSir Thomas PictonPembs22255-616
4thTopper43824Charles CooperBalaGwynedd-55514217
5thTopper33428Emma ClarkeYsgol Llwchradd TuwunGwynedd-44442317
6thTopper30345Owain Ap HywelYsgol GlantafCardiff7667-12733
7thTopper42083Emily PennStanwellVale of Glam-1310766534
8thTopper41143James MunnMonmouthMonmouthshire6788-10938
9thTopper33244Max ToddRhydal PenrhosConwy88-998841
10thTopper8Ben SutcliffeMilford HavenPembs9911(DNC)111252
11thTopper42317Heidi Sian SmithSTP HaverfordwestPembs1213-151171053
12thTopper111Richard HeysTasker MilwardPembs11141010-151156
13thTopper6Angharad WilliamsMilford HavenPembs141214(DNC)131467
14thTopper42125Kate PowellMilford ComprehensivePembs(DNC)151312171572
15thTopper81212Jerome DormanSt Richard GwynVale of Glam(DNC)DNC1213141376
16thTopper33062Emma O'ConnellStanwellVale of Glam(DNC)DNC16149DNF87
17thTopper9Gareth ReynoldsMilford HavenPembs1011(DNC)DNCDNCDNC93
18thTopper11850Kate LuceyStanwellVale of Glam15(DNC)DNCDNC181899
19thTopper3Amy ReynoldsTasker MilwardPembs(DNF)DNCDNCDNC1616104
20thTopper20860Sopie StephensStanwellVale of Glam(DNF)DNCDNCDNC1917108
21stTopper27092Rhys WheaterStanwellVale of Glam(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC19115
22ndTopper81211Alice LuceyStanwellVale of Glam(DNC)DNCDNCDNC20DNC116
23rdTopper5Kay ReynoldsMilford HavenPembs(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC120
Slow Handicap Fleet
PosBoat TypeSail NoHelmSchoolAreaR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st405189Gareth Davies/ Richard MillsYsgol Gyfun LlanhariRhondda(DNF)111115
2ndMirror32622Richard Jennings/ Royston GaddBarry CompVale of Glam12-323311
3rdMirror52830Richard Reid/ Matthew ReidWestbourneVale of Glam(DNF)3232212
4thMirror69682Gillian Gamble/ Ceri FordStanwellVale of Glam(DNF)4444420
Laser Radial Fleet
PosBoat TypeSail NoHelmSchoolAreaR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stLaser Radial169077Hywel PooleDavid HughesAnglesey31141-510
2ndLaser Radial170930Ben RedwoodBryn CelynnogRhondda-Cynon-Taf13224-612
3rdLaser Radial169075Ian HeywoodKings SchoolCheshire-44412213
4thLaser Radial169171Chris HewlinsCardiff HighCardiff2-5353114
5thLaser Radial172194Ben PulfordRydal PenrhosConwy525-65421
6thLaser Radial170962Rhian ThomasBishopston CompSwansea-66636324
7thLaser Radial Alex ClaxtonStanwellVale of Glam(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC40
Fast Handicap Fleet
PosBoat TypeSail NoHelmSchoolAreaR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st29er332Andrew Skubala/ Mari ShepherdBishopston CompSwansea32111-48
2nd29er335Dave Freemantle/ James PennStanwell CompVale of Glam11244-612
3rd42049795Michael Jones/ Craig JonesCardigan CollegePembs2-3332212
4thCherub2649Mark Chamberlain/ Scott WilleySir Thomas PictonPembs4-5423215
5th29er318Alex Edwards/ Tom WrightFishguard HighPembs5455-6120
6thLaser Fun Bronwen Burton/ Mekele CareyYsgol Gyfun GlantafCardiff7(DSQ)667733
7thBuzz459Edward Walker/ Thomas WalkerTasker MilwardPembs6(DNS)DNSDNS5534
8th42041033Emily Cook/ Darren AndrewsSir Thomas PictonPembs(DNF)DSQ77DNCDNC41

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