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05/10/2002
Inland Championships Grafham Water SC

  • Crewsaver EOS Champs
  • 2012 RS EOS Champs
  • Llandegfedd Open 2013
  • RS 10th Anniversary Ball
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
  • RS200 Eurocup, YC Carnac, May 2018
There is something special about the combination of the first weekend of October, Grafham Water SC, the RS fleets, and Grand Slam circuit sponsors GUL. For the fourth year in a row the first weekend in October produced real wind, GWSC Race teams made full use of the conditions to set excellent courses and the RS fleets increased in numbers yet again with 245 boats racing in the five classes. The whole of the lake was used on Saturday with three courses end to end, the scene from the clubhouse was pretty amazing as the fleets raced in a good force 5. An amazing turnout of 77 RS200’s (this gives the 200’s two top 10 positions in Yachts and Yachting Nationals chart), arrived at Grafham for the final event in the GUL Grand Slam series, all believing the many weather forecasts. The expectation was for 12-14 knot moderate breezes on Saturday and a real danger of a big high giving light airs on Sunday. As the fleet rigged it slowly dawned on people that the breeze had been steadily building so race 1 started in a good force 4-5, race 2-3 was held in the top end of a 4-5 and by the second half of race 4 the big gusts of force 6 never seemed to drop. A big fleet of RS200’s produces some spectacular sights downwind in such conditions and photographers Nick Champion and Nick Kirk were not disappointed. Race 1 was a benefit for David Giles /Fiona Clark who led the majority of the race from Tom/Jo Hewitson and Jon Lewis/Paula Hall. Race 2 seemed to be heading for a similar result with Giles/Clark holding a good lead on the final run. A capsize gybing though allowed a tight group of Lewis/Hall, Hewitsons and Mike Saul/Sophie Hartley to burn through and finish in that order with a soggy Giles 4th.Race 3 saw John Pink/John Gimson, taking time out from their 470 campaign, lead the first half of the race just ahead of the Hewitsons, Pete Vincent/Trudie Danbury and Steve Dunn/Dottie Cormack. Vincent/Danbury out larded them up the third beat and telly tubbied the fleet on the last two runs to win from Pink/Gimson with Mike Saul pulling through to third on the final run. Giles/Clark were at it again in Race 4 leading from an early stage. They looked to have survived the challenge of Ian Pickard/Laurie Dunn and were heading for a race win on the final lap. Paul Hammett/Sarah Allen and Pink/ Gimson gybed early on the final run and came into the finish in a cloud of spray in a force 6 to claim first and second. Giles/Clark led by a point from the Hewitsons overnight but must have reflected on what could have been after loosing two first places on the final leg. Mention should be made of Craig Johnson/Jess Barker and Erica Phillips/Lucy Bennett who showed true grit and determination to finish all four races regardless of number of capsizes and often fighting for last place. You knew the fleet had a hard day, for once an RS social was quiet. Sunday saw sunshine and a slightly reduced breeze; much to the relief of many legs. Race 5 got underway in a patchy force 4. Former RS200 maestro Lee Sydenham/Pippa Williams, returning to 200’s after two seasons in 800’s, was fast out the blocks and held a good lead early on with many other leading contenders struggling. The Hewitsons and Vincent/Danbury made steady progress from mid teen positions and took the leading places on the third beat. Vincent looked to have the race under control but did not cover the Hewitsons in the final 200 yards of the final run. The Hewitsons found the better pressure and claimed first place by a boat length. The wind eased for the final race down to 3-4. Charles Roome, with father Harry making a guest appearance at the front just led at the first mark from Paul and Adam Fox. The race was stood on its head on the first run as the front 20 boats sat in light airs on the right whilst anyone who gybed early was charging off full planning in two forces more wind plus pointing 30 degrees lower. Sam Mettam/Geoff Phillips and Patch Fillery/Joe Page were delighted to be 1.2 at the first leeward mark. Mettam led almost the rest of the race as several of the leading contenders pulled up into the leading group. The old cliché that it is not over until the fat lady sings had been proved right all weekend and was again demonstrated in the final race as Mike Saul just got the better of Mettam in the final 200 yards to claim first place with Jon Lewis third and Vincent fourth. The Hewitsons limped in 16th but overall victory was theirs. Vincent just beat Lewis for second on tie break with Saul only a point behind in fourth overall. Vincent/Danbury’s second overall gave them overall victory on the GUL Grand Slam circuit just ahead of the Hewitsons. 154 200 sailors left Grafham very happy and tired. That Sunday night feeling is unique thing to hiking boats. You drive two hours, stop and try to get out the car to find your legs have stopped working and the muscles have tightened right up and you nearly fall over. You know then its been a great weekend and you cannot wait for the next time!!!
1 772 TOM HEWITSON 2 2 5 5 1 16 15.00 ROYAL NORTHERN+CLYDE JO HEWITSON 2.00 2.00 5.00 5.00 1.00 16.00 2 777 PETE UGLY VINCENT 6 8 1 12 2 4 21.00 BRISTOL CYC TRUDIE DORIS DANBURY 6.00 8.00 1.00 12.00 2.00 4.00 3 754 JONATHAN LEWIS 3 1 6 DNF 8 3 21.00 BURGHFIELD SC PAULA HALL 3.00 1.00 6.00 78.00 8.00 3.00 4 822 MIKE SAUL 12 3 3 14 3 1 22.00 GRIMWITH SOPHIE HARTLEY 12.00 3.00 3.00 14.00 3.00 1.00 5 789 STEVE DUNN 7 7 4 15 4 15 37.00 SWSC DOTTY CORMACK 7.00 7.00 4.00 15.00 4.00 15.00 6 491 LEE SYDENHAM 5 9 11 20 5 8 38.00 HAYLING ISLANDS SC PIPPA WILLIAMS 5.00 9.00 11.00 20.00 5.00 8.00 7 653 PAUL HAMMED 19 6 9 1 17 9 42.00 POPERCOURT SC SARAH ALLEN 19.00 6.00 9.00 1.00 17.00 9.00 8 557 JOHN PINK RET 5 2 2 15 19 43.00 ROYAL NAVY SC JOHN GRIMSON 78.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 15.00 19.00 9 797 SAM METTAL 9 24 13 18 11 2 53.00 ROYAL NAVY SA GEOFF PHILLIPS 9.00 24.00 13.00 18.00 11.00 2.00 10 816 MARTYN JONES 4 12 10 DNF 24 7 57.00 LOCKS CLARE ROWBOTTOM 4.00 12.00 10.00 78.00 24.00 7.00 11 728 IAN PICKARD 8 23 17 4 7 26 59.00 BRISTOL LAURIE DUN 8.00 23.00 17.00 4.00 7.00 26.00 12 809 RALPH SINGLETON 16 10 15 13 12 13 63.00 CHEW VALLEY SOPHIE SINGLETON 16.00 10.00 15.00 13.00 12.00 13.00 13 827 STEVE IRISH 11 17 21 7 19 17 71.00 DRAYCOTE MILLEY 11.00 17.00 21.00 7.00 19.00 17.00 14 787 CHARLES ROOME 10 11 8 30 OCS 27 86.00 HAYLING ISLAND SC HARRY ROOME 10.00 11.00 8.00 30.00 78.00 27.00 15 756 H CALDER 36 18 20 8 18 25 89.00 ROYAL HIGHLAND YC S REESLONES 36.00 18.00 20.00 8.00 18.00 25.00 16 729 NIGEL MASDING 35 20 14 6 16 38 91.00 BOUGH BEECH RUSSELL MASDING 35.00 20.00 14.00 6.00 16.00 38.00 17 695 PAUL DORER 17 27 16 11 OCS 21 92.00 BOWMOOR IAN ROBERTSON 17.00 27.00 16.00 11.00 78.00 21.00 18 753 DAVID GILES 1 4 7 3 DNF DNF 93.00 WEIRWOOD 1.00 4.00 7.00 3.00 78.00 78.00 19 805 CLIFF MILLINER 13 16 32 DNF 6 34 101.00 COTSWOLD BEC MILLINER 13.00 16.00 32.00 78.00 6.00 34.00 20 548 JOHN FISH 14 32 57 32 21 6 105.00 WADRINGFIELD BONNIE MOODY 14.00 32.00 57.00 32.00 21.00 6.00 21 553 PAUL FOX 20 40 30 22 10 24 106.00 STUWARTBY ADAM FOX 20.00 40.00 30.00 22.00 10.00 24.00 22 646 RICHARD BULLOCK 24 25 53 21 9 33 112.00 ITCHENER SC CAMILA BULLOCK 24.00 25.00 53.00 21.00 9.00 33.00 23 535 SIMON GILLOW 21 34 22 17 34 18 112.00 WEMBLEY SC TRACEY HILL 21.00 34.00 22.00 17.00 34.00 18.00 24 821 MARSHALL KING 25 42 23 DNF 20 5 115.00 RSTG YC HEATHER KING 25.00 42.00 23.00 78.00 20.00 5.00 25 743 ADNI RILEY 23 30 19 28 26 20 116.00 STEWERTBY JULIE MARDON 23.00 30.00 19.00 28.00 26.00 20.00 Results for RS Inlands 2002 - RS200 from race 1 to race 6 (5 to count) Printed at 14:28 on Sun Oct 06 2002 page 2 26 593 PATCH FILLEY 50 35 34 25 14 10 118.00 LITTLETON JOE PAGE 50.00 35.00 34.00 25.00 14.00 10.00 27 581 MIKE CHAPMAN 28 14 42 37 31 11 121.00 WEMBLEY SHERIDAN KILLWICK 28.00 14.00 42.00 37.00 31.00 11.00 28 706 M ENGLISH 46 13 27 23 28 30 121.00 WEMBLEY SC B COOKE 46.00 13.00 27.00 23.00 28.00 30.00 29 710 ANDREW HARTLEY 31 29 26 31 22 14 122.00 RIPPON EVE HARTLEY 31.00 29.00 26.00 31.00 22.00 14.00 30 614 PATRICK ALDOFT 26 21 25 DNF 36 22 130.00 RIPPON DEBORAH GREENHARD 26.00 21.00 25.00 78.00 36.00 22.00 31 815 MATT DAVIES 30 22 18 43 23 39 132.00 HAYLING ISLANDS MELLISA PATTISON 30.00 22.00 18.00 43.00 23.00 39.00 32 481 TIM OLDHAM 48 19 50 16 27 23 133.00 ISC CLARE SENIOR 48.00 19.00 50.00 16.00 27.00 23.00 33 739 STEVEN ROBERTSON 27 44 24 10 32 41 134.00 BOWMOOR HELEN ROLLINSIN 27.00 44.00 24.00 10.00 32.00 41.00 34 788 ANDREW ROBERTSON 53 45 12 41 13 35 146.00 BOWMOOR SC EMILY HAWORTH 53.00 45.00 12.00 41.00 13.00 35.00 35 808 SARAH TAYLOR 15 26 31 9 DNF DNF 159.00 HAYLING ISLAND SC CLAIRE UPTON-BROON 15.00 26.00 31.00 9.00 78.00 78.00 36 732 SUE ANTONELLI 32 28 DNF 45 25 29 159.00 LITTLETON JO LLOYD 32.00 28.00 78.00 45.00 25.00 29.00 37 588 JASON ROVER 39 43 29 24 49 28 163.00 LITTLETON MOIAME HOSKISON 39.00 43.00 29.00 24.00 49.00 28.00 38 792 GAVIN YOUNG 40 31 28 29 35 DNF 163.00 COTSWOLD HAYLEY YOUNG 40.00 31.00 28.00 29.00 35.00 78.00 39 364 SIMON COX 42 36 38 19 44 31 166.00 FRENSHAM POND KATE GILLOW 42.00 36.00 38.00 19.00 44.00 31.00 40 345 KAREN BAKER 29 33 33 33 38 DNF 166.00 TINMOUTH JAEMI GEBHARD 29.00 33.00 33.00 33.00 38.00 78.00 41 544 KATY MASTERSON 49 37 39 39 41 12 168.00 St MARYS LOCH FIONA FOULKES 49.00 37.00 39.00 39.00 41.00 12.00 42 661 GRAEME HENRY 41 49 46 35 29 36 187.00 St MARYS LOCH NICK MARSHALL 41.00 49.00 46.00 35.00 29.00 36.00 43 310 PETER CRAGGS 43 38 47 26 46 37 190.00 YORK RAILWAY INSTITU RONNIE CARTER 43.00 38.00 47.00 26.00 46.00 37.00 44 329 TREVOR GOOD 54 47 35 27 40 51 200.00 RIPON ALEX GOOD 54.00 47.00 35.00 27.00 40.00 51.00 45 669 SAL POTTER 38 51 43 34 42 DNF 208.00 BRISTOL CORINTHON JANE BRISTOL 38.00 51.00 43.00 34.00 42.00 78.00 46 358 STEPHEN SEARGANT 37 39 36 DNF 45 52 209.00 WEMBLEY SC CLAIRE PAUL 37.00 39.00 36.00 78.00 45.00 52.00 47 289 RICHARD WATKINSON 33 57 40 36 60 48 214.00 COVENHAM SC ABBY EVERETT 33.00 57.00 40.00 36.00 60.00 48.00 48 484 DAVID LEACH 22 63 DNF DNF 30 43 236.00 I SC TOM KENNY 22.00 63.00 78.00 78.00 30.00 43.00 49 666 IAIN McGREGOR 55 58 45 DNF 39 47 244.00 SALCOME SC OLIVIA McGREGOR 55.00 58.00 45.00 78.00 39.00 47.00 50 590 ALAN PERRY 59 54 44 38 57 53 246.00 WEMBLEY SC JOANNA HAYNES 59.00 54.00 44.00 38.00 57.00 53.00 Results for RS Inlands 2002 - RS200 from race 1 to race 6 (5 to count) Printed at 14:28 on Sun Oct 06 2002 page 3 51 312 ALISDAIR JAMES 62 60 37 DNF 58 32 249.00 GWSC SUSIE MAY 62.00 60.00 37.00 78.00 58.00 32.00 52 464 D SWEET 60 62 52 42 43 54 251.00 CHEW VALLEY J IRELAND 60.00 62.00 52.00 42.00 43.00 54.00 53 620 BEN LISTER 64 59 54 44 50 45 252.00 GRIMWITH SC NATASHER LISTER 64.00 59.00 54.00 44.00 50.00 45.00 54 446 J BRIGGS 47 41 DNF DNF 47 42 255.00 WINSFORD FLASH A HOLLAND 47.00 41.00 78.00 78.00 47.00 42.00 55 531 T COLBECK 65 52 51 47 51 55 256.00 DATCHAT O COLBECK 65.00 52.00 51.00 47.00 51.00 55.00 56 356 ANDY EVERETT 51 55 41 DNF 59 56 262.00 COVENHAM SC JULIE EVERETT 51.00 55.00 41.00 78.00 59.00 56.00 57 795 M ROME 57 56 55 49 52 50 262.00 RIPPON A TUNNINGLEY 57.00 56.00 55.00 49.00 52.00 50.00 58 684 LUCY MATHEWS 56 46 DNF 51 53 57 263.00 BLITHFIELD SC PETER MATHEWS 56.00 46.00 78.00 51.00 53.00 57.00 59 667 JOE TURNBULL 52 DNF 48 40 48 DNF 266.00 Royal Navy SC BEN SAYNOR 52.00 78.00 48.00 40.00 48.00 78.00 60 498 MATT AMBROSE 44 66 DNF DNF 33 49 270.00 DEBEN TITIA GAUDER 44.00 66.00 78.00 78.00 33.00 49.00 61 426 ANNE VAUDRY 58 53 60 DNF 56 44 271.00 HALING ISLANDS SC SUZIE CREEK 58.00 53.00 60.00 78.00 56.00 44.00 62 414 NIEL SHERRINGS 61 64 58 46 62 DNF 291.00 FISHERS GREEN JOHN ELPHINSTONE 61.00 64.00 58.00 46.00 62.00 78.00 63 813 PAUL PLESTED 45 15 DNF DNF DNF DNF 294.00 WINSFORD FLASH SC SHARON PLESTED 45.00 15.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 64 377 CHRIS PATERSON 68 65 DNF 50 54 58 295.00 BLYM TOBY LINNEL 68.00 65.00 78.00 50.00 54.00 58.00 65 741 OLLI HOLDEN 18 48 DNF DNF DNF DNF 300.00 WISC SARAH FREESTONE 18.00 48.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 66 376 CRAIG JOHNSON 67 67 61 52 63 59 302.00 BLYM JESS BARKER 67.00 67.00 61.00 52.00 63.00 59.00 67 285 ERICA PHILLIPS 66 68 DNF 48 61 61 304.00 ROLLESBY BROAD SC LUCY BENNETT 66.00 68.00 78.00 48.00 61.00 61.00 68 786 PHILIP BAILEY DNF DNF 56 DNF 55 40 307.00 GIRTON HELEN BAILEY 78.00 78.00 56.00 78.00 55.00 40.00 69 443 ANDY GRIFFITH DNF DNF DNF DNF 37 46 317.00 BARTLEY SC JULIA CAMM 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 37.00 46.00 70 405 GRAEME RYDER 34 50 OCS DNF DNF DNF 318.00 BOWMOOR LUCY MATHEUS 34.00 50.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 71 642 T PATRICK DNF 61 59 DNF DNF 60 336.00 CEVENHAM S PATRICK 78.00 61.00 59.00 78.00 78.00 60.00 72 255 GRAHAM DENNY DNF DNF DNF DNF 64 62 360.00 FOSSC RUPERT DENNY 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 64.00 62.00 73 677 MARK STEWARD DNF DNF 49 DNF DNF DNF 361.00 OULTON BROAD CHRISTINE STEWARD 78.00 78.00 49.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 74 249 MIKAELA MEIK 63 DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 375.00 LANCING JESSIE ALDRIDGE 63.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 75= 383 PAUL GOODWIN DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 390.00 DRAYCOTE WATER SOPHIE CANNON 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 Results for RS Inlands 2002 - RS200 from race 1 to race 6 (5 to count) Printed at 14:28 on Sun Oct 06 2002 page 4 75= 731 JEAN LYLE DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 390.00 WEIRWOODS SC GILL GREENFIELD 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 75= 769 RICHARD LANGFORD DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 390.00 RULTAND EDWARD LANGFORD 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00 78.00
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