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Result Details

Event name: Harken Grand Prix
Date: 26 March 2011
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Club: Rutland Sailing Club
Classtype:29ER , see more results

The first Harken Grand Prix event of the year brought 34 boats to Rutland Water Sailing Club. Upon arrival the wind was fickle and light but picked up throughout the day and once racing began there was a steady 10 knots across the course allowing for some great racing. James Bolingbroke and Tim Walton took first blood to begin their event on top form and the four races to follow all had different race winners providing some excellent close racing all through the fleet. After the first day of racing James Bolingbroke and Tim Walton led the fleet with just one point separating them and Henry Lloyd- Williams and Sam Batten in second followed by Ian Payne and Chris Berry in third.

 

The second day began with a very light wind and many sailors asking whether the fleet would even sail, nevertheless the fleet launched on time and set out to complete the two remaining races. The light winds made for very close racing but Henry Lloyd Williams and Sam Batten managed to pick their way from gust to gust and make their way to the finish line first. With the wind dying the Race Officer managed to squeeze in another race before the wind completely shut off, which it did once or twice during the race, with one last gust of wind making its way down the lake during the last run to the finish it made for a very interesting and close fight to the line. Robert Morris and George Shelley managed to hold onto their deserved lead and cross the line first with the rest of the fleet very close behind and certainly making finishing boats entertaining for those on the committee boat. Congratulations to Henry Lloyd Williams and Sam Batten for winning the first Harken Grand Prix of the year. Many thanks to Rutland Water for holding the event, the race management for providing some excellent racing and all the sailors for turning up and making the event a great success! Good luck to those attending the Youth Nationals and see the rest of you at Draycote Water at Easter!

Report by Ian Payne

 

With also the Try a 29er taking place over the weekend, many aspiring young sailors came away with smiles on their faces, after experiencing the fun to be had on a 29er.

Many thanks to Harken for sponsoring the event and Ovington for their valued support.

www.harkenuk.co.uk

www.ovingtonboats.com

www.29er.org.uk

 

Rank SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Nett Total
1 1702 Henry LLOYD WILLIAMS Sam BATTEN Lymington -7 2 3 1 3 1 3 13 20
2 1817 James BOLINGBROKE Tim WALTON Dabchicks SC 1 3 7 3 1 -15 6 21 36
3 157 Ian PAYNE Chris BERRY Draycote Water SC 2 1 6 -7 4 6 5 24 31
4 1754 Ollie COOPER James POYNER Hayling Island SC -9 7 5 6 5 3 2 28 37
5 1509 Callum ELLIS Will HARRIS Queen Mary SC 4 5 2 2 6 10 -22 29 51
6 1504 Ian MARTIN Bleddyn MON Burghfield -14 4 4 8 8 4 4 32 46
7 1858 Jack HAWKINS Christopher THOMAS Restronguet SC 6 8 1 -10 7 8 7 37 47
8 703 Phil WALKER Jacqueline DEBOUVOIUR-MATHER Draycote Water 3 6 13 4 (35 OCS) 11 8 45 80
9 1661 Tom BUCKTROUT Jeremy WILLIAMSON Grafham Water SC 5 24 12 5 2 7 (35 OCS) 55 90
10 1818 Philippa GRAY Will GLOVER Draycote SC 16 12 8 9 12 9 -19 66 85
11 722 Robert MORRIS George SHELLEY Scyc & Shropshire SC -26 13 9 17 9 21 1 70 96
12 736 Ruth ALLAN Tess ALLAN Emsworth SC 17 15 15 14 10 -20 14 85 105
13 1616 Alex ORTON Abigall PAGE Chichester YC 10 20 16 15 15 -23 12 88 111
14 772 Vikki PAYNE Stephanie ORTON Emsworth SC 8 16 10 26 13 16 (35 OCS) 89 124
15 1112 Jean FURNESS Sam WATSON Draycote Water -31 11 22 12 23 14 10 92 123
16 773 Luke BURYWOOD Ben BATTEN Lymington Town 15 14 -26 25 17 5 20 96 122
17 900 Matt VENABLES Will ALLOWAY Sutton SC 13 9 25 13 (35 DNF) 12 28 100 135
18 1233 Gavin PAGE Thomas SCOTT Dabchicks 18 18 18 18 11 -34 18 101 135
19 1765 Maddy ANDERSON Hugh WARD Brightlingsea -28 17 14 20 20 18 13 102 130
20 1221 Harry BOWERMAN Toby HODGE HISC 23 10 19 22 19 -29 11 104 133
21 1782 George MEREDITH Ashley GREENALL Grafham 21 21 -27 19 14 22 9 106 133
22 1157 Rob LOVERIDGE Emma LOVERIDGE Draycote Water 11 22 17 -24 18 17 21 106 130
23 470 Adam KAY Joe WINBUSH Warsash SC 25 -28 24 27 22 2 16 116 144
24 171 Finbar ANDERSON Spike PEEL Brightlingsea 12 27 23 16 21 26 -30 125 155
25 396 Sam SMITH Dominick BURKE Royal Hospital School 27 23 11 23 25 -28 17 126 154
26 1244 Lilly CARLISLE Becky WALLBANK Draycote SC 20 -26 21 21 16 24 25 127 153
27 311 Joan FURNESS William CARLISLE Draycote Water 24 19 20 11 (35 OCS) 32 23 129 164
28 1276 Alice KENT Lucy CHILDS Rutland / Dabchicks 22 25 28 (35 DNC) 24 30 27 156 191
29 1196 Charlotte HOOPER Molly BROWN Royal Burnham YC -33 32 33 30 28 19 15 157 190
30 1490 Curtis MEARNS Jamie CATCHPOLE Leigh & Lowton SC 19 29 29 (35 DNF) 35 DNC 13 35 OCS 160 195
31 167 Josh DAVIES Jake DAVIES Pwllheli,nefyn 29 31 30 28 26 25 (35 OCS) 169 204
32 838 Peter SEDGEWICK Joshua O'BRIEN Yorkshire Dales 30 30 32 29 27 -33 26 174 207
33 394 Edward CONNELLAN Matthew RHODES Rutland SC 34 33 31 31 (35 DNC) 27 24 180 215
34 1329 sara JACKSON Catrin DRAKE Llandegfedd 32 (35 DNF) 34 35 DNC 35 DNC 31 29 196 231
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