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12/04/2014
Sprint Championships

    Bumper start to RS400 Anniversary Year!

     

    What a great start to the year.  With 25 RS400s at the Sprint Champs, 21 boats at Findhorn, 10 boats racing at Notts County, and a bumper 27 turnout at the Irish eastern, that's 83 400s racing at just 4 clubs this weekend.

     

    75 RS boats enjoyed another brilliant Sprint Championship, expertly hosted by Rutland Sailing Club. A gusty north westerly force 4-5 greeted 24 RS400 teams for body breaking qualifying series on Saturday. 4 races were completed in 2 hours before a quick lunch break found most of the teams looking for extra clothes and many visiting the chandlery to buy more layers.  The fleet was evenly split into two mixed ability fleets for the 3 afternoon races. In flight 1 Paul & Michael Allen (1395) scored a 1,2,1, narrowly leading Josh & Patrick Metcalf (1215) who scored a 2,1,2. Fleet newcomers Jonathan Swain & Craig Williamson sailing a 20 year old EBAY classic (sail number 422!) showed excellent pace scoring consistent top 3 places. In flight 2 Roger O’Gorman & Roger Craig won 2 of the 3 races. Ben Robertson & Peter Snowdon (1161) and Howard Farbrother & Dan Martin (1418) scrapped it out for second place as the breeze moderated from at times wild to an enjoyable blast.

    At the dinner table and at the bar, tales of aching legs, near misses and rapidly approaching shorelines dominated the banter. On Sunday the fleet launched into clear skies and a building breeze, once again from the north west. Overnight the two mixed ability fleets were split into silver and gold. All was set for another beast of a days sailing! Nick Craig & Toby Lewis joined the gold fleet on Sunday, and normal order was resumed with Nick leading the charge from the first gun scoring 13,1,1,1,1,2. Unfortunately Nick & Toby didn’t sail the qualifying series on Saturday and therefor didn’t qualify overall. In the gold fleet Josh & Patrick Metcalf (1215) claimed the championship, sailing a super consistent series scoring 1,2,6,2,2,1. Paul & Michael Allen (1395) started with intent scoring a 2nd in race 1 followed by 2 3rd places with the boom not attached to the mast thanks to a broken goosneck. They headed home in race 4. Dave Exley & Jo Hartigan (1186) finished second scoring 5,4,4,3,4,4 followed by Howard Farbrother & Dan Martin in third place scoring 3,6,5,5,3,6.

    Competition was tight in the silver fleet and after 6 races 4 points separated the top 3. Bill Kenyon & Andy Dawson (725) finished 1st, counting 14 points and scoring 3,3,3,1,3,1. Matt & Ellie Sheahan (1051) claimed 2nd place scoring 1,6,2,3,1,3. Just 2 points adrift, Ben Williamson & Fay Wheldon (1131)  finished in 3rd place scoring 2,5,1,4,2,4.

    This year the RS400 celebrates it’s 20th birthday. This weekend, 83 RS400s were competing around the UK at 4 clubs, let alone all the normal club sailing.   Rutland for the sprints, Greystones for the Irish Easterns and Findhorn for Scottish training, and Notts County. There is a buzz in the air and all is set for a bumper year in the RS400 fleet.

     

    Paul Allen

    Sailwave results for RS Sprints 2014 at 2014

    RS Sprints 2014

    Results are final as of 12:03 on April 17, 2014

    RS200 Gold Fleet

    Sailed: 6, Discards: 0, To count: 6, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Fleet Sail No Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    1st RS200 Gold 1554   Thomas Wright Ally Martin   1 3 1 2 4 1 12 12
    2nd RS200 Gold 1354 Burghfield SC Ian Martin Chloe   2 2 2 5 2 3 16 16
    3rd RS200 Gold 1510 Bristol Corinthian YC Claire Walsh Darren McNamara   6 5 5 3 1 2 22 22
    4th RS200 Gold 940 Island Barn Reservoir SC Dicken Maclean Hannah Young   4 4 3 4 6 4 25 25
    5th RS200 Gold 566   Richard Bailey Luke Bailey   3 12 6 1 5 10 37 37
    6th RS200 Gold 1422 Burghfield SC Caroline Martin Michael John Gifford   11 1 8 7 9 5 41 41
    7th RS200 Gold 1072 Roundhill SC Neil Barrett Sophie Jones   8 7 9 9 3 9 45 45
    8th RS200 Gold 1325 Lancing SC Charlotte Savage Mike Wood   10 9 5 6 8 7 45 45
    9th RS200 Gold 1515   Daniel Lewis Martyn Lewis   12 8 7 10 7 8 52 52
    10th RS200 Gold 1173 Northampton Sailing Club Chris Larr Abigail Larr   5 6 11 11 11 11 55 55
    11th RS200 Gold 1228   Joe Adams Emma Lucas   7 10 10 12 10 6 55 55
    12th RS200 Gold 1423 Wembley Sailing Club Steve Janering Chloe Sideris   9 11 12 8 12 13 DNF 65 65

    RS200 Silver Fleet

    Sailed: 6, Discards: 0, To count: 6, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Fleet Sail No Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    1st RS200 Silver 975 Northampton SC Peter Nelson Nic Holden   5 4 1 4 2 4 20 20
    2nd RS200 Silver 1263 Wembley SC Julian Bradley Helen Cafferata   7 8 2 3 1 3 24 24
    3rd RS200 Silver 1347 Papercourt SC David Jessop Megan Chamberlain   1 6 4 2 4 7 24 24
    4th RS200 Silver 968 Yorkshire Dale SC Keith Escritt Andrea Clough   4 1 7 1 6 6 25 25
    5th RS200 Silver 1154 Royal Harwich YC James Williams Sarah Tuppen   6 2 5 6 5 2 26 26
    6th RS200 Silver 1546 Strangford Lough YC John McKelvie Sarah Watson   3 7 8 8 3 1 30 30
    7th RS200 Silver 1340   Charlotte Dobson Lucy Preston   2 3 3 5 11 DNF 11 DNS 35 35
    8th RS200 Silver 1444   Jody Warner Emma Warner   8 5 6 7 7 5 38 38
    9th RS200 Silver 965         9 9 9 9 8 11 DNS 55 55
    10th RS200 Silver 1237         11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 66 66

    RS300 Gold Fleet

    Sailed: 6, Discards: 0, To count: 6, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Fleet Sail No Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    1st RS300 Gold 370   Phil Bishop     1 1 1 4 1 1 9 9
    2nd RS300 Gold 523 Burghfield SC Harry McVicar     2 6 6 5 2 5 26 26
    3rd RS300 Gold 323 Wembley Sailing Club Matt Jenkins     4 10 4 6 3 2 29 29
    4th RS300 Gold 481   Martin Harrison     8 2 8 2 7 4 31 31
    5th RS300 Gold 411 Royal Harwich YC Steve Bolland     3 3 2 1 13 DNF 13 DNS 35 35
    6th RS300 Gold 426 Papercourt SC Richard Le Mare     6 5 10 11 5 3 40 40
    7th RS300 Gold 518 Roundhill SC Luke Pepper     5 9 5 3 9 9 40 40
    8th RS300 Gold 500 Burghfield SC Pete Ellis     7 11 7 10 4 6 45 45
    9th RS300 Gold 335 Lancing SC Sam Knight     10 8 3 9 6 10 46 46
    10th RS300 Gold 524 Strangford Lough YC Matt Sargent     11 4 9 7 8 7 46 46
    11th RS300 Gold 476 Bristol Corinthian YC Steve Sallis     9 7 11 8 10 8 53 53
    12th RS300 Gold 354 Northampton Sailing Club Mark Newton     13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 78 78

    RS300 Silver Fleet

    Sailed: 6, Discards: 0, To count: 6, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Fleet Sail No Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    1st RS300 Silver 410 Northampton SC Tom Moore     2 1 2 2 2 1 10 10
    2nd RS300 Silver 478   James Cowlishaw     5 3 1 6 3 2 20 20
    3rd RS300 Silver 526 Draycote Water SC Mark Donnelly     4 5 5 3 4 6 27 27
    4th RS300 Silver 450 Wembley SC Mark Henman     1 6 7 5 6 3 28 28
    5th RS300 Silver 417   Dan Treloar     6 9 4 4 1 4 28 28
    6th RS300 Silver 321 Island Barn Reservoir SC Andy Bayliss     3 2 3 1 7 13 DNF 29 29
    7th RS300 Silver 415   Andrew Belson     8 4 8 8 5 5 38 38
    8th RS300 Silver 386   John Moore     7 7 6 7 13 DNF 13 DNS 53 53
    9th RS300 Silver 406   Jim Strother     9 8 9 13 DNF 13 DNS 7 59 59
    10th RS300 Silver 379   Dan Skinner     13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 78 78
    10th RS300 Silver 456 Yorkshire Dale SC Ross McKissock     13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNF 78 78
    10th RS300 Silver 525   Barry Steel     13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 13 DNS 78 78

    RS400 Gold Fleet

    Sailed: 6, Discards: 0, To count: 6, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Fleet Sail No Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    1st RS400 Gold 1215 Y Felinheli Josh Metcalfe Patrick Metcalfe   1 2 7 2 2 1 15 15
    2nd RS400 Gold 1383 Frensham Pond SC Nick Craig Toby   14 DNF 1 1 1 1 2 20 20
    3rd RS400 Gold 1186 Leigh & Lowton SC Dave Exley Jo Hartigan   5 4 4 3 4 4 24 24
    4th RS400 Gold 1418 QMSC Howard Farbrother Dan Martin   3 6 5 6 3 6 29 29
    5th RS400 Gold 422   Jonathan Swain Craig Williamson   5 10 2 4 7 3 31 31
    6th RS400 Gold 1161 N/A Ben Robertson Pete Snowdon   7 9 8 7 9 7 47 47
    7th RS400 Gold 1342 Arun YC Jack Holden Hannah Parr   6 5 10 8 5 14 DNS 48 48
    8th RS400 Gold 1216 Leigh & Lowton SC Caroline Exley Jude Allen   14 DNF 8 6 5 8 8 49 49
    9th RS400 Gold 1395 Leigh & Lowton SC Paul Allen Michael Allen   2 3 3 14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 50 50
    10th RS400 Gold 1340 GWSC Sam Neal A Johnson   14 DNF 7 12 11 6 5 55 55
    11th RS400 Gold 1296 Bartley SC Howard Eeles John Knight   8 11 11 9 10 9 58 58
    12th RS400 Gold 946   Nick Eaves Dave Prosser   9 12 9 10 14 DNF 14 DNS 68 68
    13th RS400 Gold 1344   Roger O'Gorman Roger Craig   14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 14 DNS 84 84

    RS400 Silver Fleet

    Sailed: 6, Discards: 0, To count: 6, Entries: 11, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Fleet Sail No Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    1st RS400 Silver 725 Budworth SC Bill Kenyon Andy Dawson   3 3 3 1 3 1 14 14
    2nd RS400 Silver 1051 Netley SC Matt Sheahan Ellie Sheahan   1 6 2 3 1 3 16 16
    3rd RS400 Silver 1131 Welton SC Ben Williamson Fay Wheldon   2 5 1 4 2 4 18 18
    4th RS400 Silver 697 Bartley SC Richard Ashwell Matthew Jones   5 2 4 2 4 8 25 25
    5th RS400 Silver 628   Bob Peak Barry Garrad   7 4 5 5 7 6 34 34
    6th RS400 Silver 1175 Bartley Green SC Shawn Woodcock Tony Cliff   4 1 10 7 8 7 37 37
    7th RS400 Silver 1101 QMSC Simon Baker David Rueda   6 7 7 9 6 2 37 37
    8th RS400 Silver 1168 Alton Water SC Oli Harris Ed Deacon   9 8 8 8 5 5 43 43
    9th RS400 Silver 1275 Hickling Broad SC David Hearsum Gareth Fay   8 10 6 6 12 DNF 12 DNS 54 54
    10th RS400 Silver 1416   Norman Bell Barbara Bell   10 9 9 10 12 DNF 12 DNS 62 62
    11th RS400 Silver 983   Kevin Podger Heather Chipperfield   12 DNS 12 DNS 12 DNS 12 DNS 12 DNS 12 DNS 72 72



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