Dinghy Results 2012

Dinghy Regatta: Report and Overall Results

150 sailors aged between 9 and 65+ competed in a two-day regatta at Helford River Sailing Club (HRSC) last weekend (14/15 July). Enjoying force 4 westerly winds, and with only one downpour, the event was part of the RYA Sail for Gold initiative which celebrates and supports the Team GBR sailors who are about to start their 2012 campaign.

Saturday’s racing involved three windward/leeward course races and one regatta course race for a fleet of Hunter 707 yachts and a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap fleet. Hunter 707 winner was Phil Samuel in Red Snapper, with Phil Badger in Wildebeest second and Ed Bolitho in Miss Moneypenny third. Winner of the handicap fleet was Chris Symes in Valkarie, with Andy Dennis in Orijin second and Miles Kirkby in Supergroove third.

On Sunday, there was a five-race series for two classes of dinghy – A handicap fleet and an RS Feva fleet – which formed part of the RYA OnBoard Cornwall Travellers Series. The competitors were joined by young sailors from St Mawes Sailing Club, Rock Sailing Club and Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust who learned to sail with RYA OnBoard, the scheme that introduces children of all backgrounds and abilities to sailing and windsurfing.

Elliot Wilkinson and Tristan Calverey from St Mawes Sailing Club won the Feva fleet, with Matt Chaplain and Laura Vinton from Rock Sailing Club in second place and Freddie and William Barnes from St Mawes in third. In the handicap fleet, Bob and Jack Warren from Restronguet Sailing Club were the winners, with Phil Samuel second and Adam Mason third.

In the third race, young Optimist sailors Sam Philpott & Finlay Walsh-Newton came through to finish first and second, and claimed the under-18s prize for the handicap fleet.

Phil Samuel was a medal winner on both days, taking gold on Saturday and silver on Sunday sailing his Laser. Claire Sharp was the first lady helm.

After Sunday’s racing, HRSC  laid on a cream tea for competitors, before the prize giving which involved an Olympic-style podium constructed by local carpenter/joiners Ollie Chamberlain and Ed Bolitho. Both men competed on both days of the regatta, even risking a bronze medal placing in Ed’s 707 Miss Moneypenny on Saturday, so they successfully put their craftsmanship to the test!

Mark Belshaw, RYA Regional Club Coach and OnBoard Development Officer, said: “HRSC has put a lot of effort in to make this a memorable event – a lot of people have worked very hard to make things work – especially the dinghy and yacht captains Beccy Kestin and Chris Symes. The event was really well supported and we had a great couple of days’ racing, with an Olympic theme to celebrate the 2012 games and support our team GBR sailors.”

RYA OnBoard is a grass roots programme which introduces sailing and windsurfing to young people aged 8 to 18, through schools, youth groups and training centres. For more information visit the OnBoard website www.ruob.co.uk.

To find out more about Sail for Gold programme visit www.rya.org.uk/sailforgold

Overall Results

Feva Fleet

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 16, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Rating Status R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st Feva RS FEVA XL 3187 Elliot Wlikinson 1200 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (4.0) 9.0 5.0
2nd Feva RS FEVA XL 3393 Matt Chaplain Laura Vinton 1200 1.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 (7.0) 16.0 9.0
3rd Feva RS FEVA XL 3457 Fredie Barnes William Barnes 1200 4.0 3.0 3.0 (6.0) 1.0 17.0 11.0
4th Feva RS FEVA XL 3936 Ross Warren Ali Ross 1200 (6.0) 2.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 17.0 11.0
5th Feva RS FEVA XL 3972 Ellie Nuttall Esme Hovil 1200 3.0 (13.0) 6.0 4.0 3.0 29.0 16.0
6th Feva RS FEVA XL 2377 Rachel Thomas Scarlett Croft 1200 5.0 5.0 8.0 5.0 (9.0) 32.0 23.0
7th Feva RS FEVA XL No Num (OB7) Emily Broad Harry Broad 1200 8.0 (10.0) 5.0 7.0 5.0 35.0 25.0
8th Feva RS FEVA XL 3903 Toots Parkin Toby Rhodes 1200 7.0 7.0 (13.0) 9.0 6.0 42.0 29.0
9th Feva RS FEVA XL 3389 Rock Juniors Ormy McWilliam Scarlet Brown 1200 (15.0) 6.0 11.0 8.0 10.0 50.0 35.0
10th Feva RS FEVA XL 4906 Ollie Chamberlain Matt Broad 1200 (13.0) 8.0 9.0 11.0 8.0 49.0 36.0
11th Feva RS FEVA XL 14 Angus Crofton Guy Crofton 1200 10.0 9.0 7.0 13.0 (17.0 DNC) 56.0 39.0
12th Feva RS FEVA XL 4908 Jack Armstrong Rebecca Hosking 1200 11.0 11.0 (14.0) 12.0 11.0 59.0 45.0
13th Feva RS FEVA XL 4342 Helford Jonny Innes Will Innes 1200 9.0 12.0 10.0 (17.0 DNC) 17.0 DNC 65.0 48.0
14th Feva RS FEVA XL 3382 Lianne Brown Pirran Hyett 1200 (14.0) 14.0 12.0 10.0 12.0 62.0 48.0
15th Feva RS FEVA XL 11 HRCST Kitty Brogden Megan Williams 1200 12.0 (17.0 DNC) 17.0 DNC 17.0 DNC 17.0 DNC 80.0 63.0
16th Feva RS FEVA XL 1528 1200 (17.0 DNC) 15.0 17.0 DNC 17.0 DNC 17.0 DNC 83.0 66.0

 

PY Fleet

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Ratings: PY, Entries: 23, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Status R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st PY RS 400 727 Bob Warren 949 1.0 1.0 (5.0) 1.0 1.0 9.0 4.0
2nd PY LASER 186886 Phil Samuel 1082 (4.0) 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 18.0 14.0
3rd PY SOLO 4099 Adam Mason 1153 6.0 3.0 3.0 (7.0) 4.0 23.0 16.0
4th PY RS 400 958 Roger McDonald Beccy Kestin 949 (24.0 DNC) 6.0 7.0 2.0 2.0 41.0 17.0
5th PY RS 400 588 Ollie Berryman 949 2.0 10.0 (13.0) 4.0 6.0 35.0 22.0
6th PY RS 200 281 Mike Croft 1057 (11.0) 8.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 35.0 24.0
7th PY RS 400 766 Phil Philpott 949 3.0 11.0 (15.0) 10.0 8.0 47.0 32.0
8th PY LASER 100387 Jack Berryman 1082 8.0 9.0 (11.0) 6.0 11.0 45.0 34.0
9th PY LASER 171278 Claire Sharp 1082 (12.0) 7.0 9.0 12.0 9.0 49.0 37.0
10th PY Nat 12 (HRSC) 3326 Andy Biggs 1104 5.0 (24.0 DNC) 20.0 8.0 7.0 64.0 40.0
11th PY OPTIMIST 5876 Finlay Walsh-Newton 1646 (17.0) 13.0 2.0 15.0 13.0 60.0 43.0
12th PY COMET TRIO 412 Anton Chamberlain 1085 9.0 12.0 12.0 11.0 (24.0 DNC) 68.0 44.0
13th PY LASER 179651 Stephen Brooks 1082 13.0 (14.0) 10.0 13.0 10.0 60.0 46.0
14th PY OPTIMIST 4789 Sam Philpott 1646 18.0 (19.0) 1.0 14.0 14.0 66.0 47.0
15th PY LASER 91500 Tony Statham 1082 7.0 2.0 14.0 (24.0 DNC) 24.0 DNC 71.0 47.0
16th PY LASER 188533 Chris Syme 1082 10.0 5.0 8.0 (24.0 DNC) 24.0 DNC 71.0 47.0
17th PY LASER II 100 Andrew Hosking Chris Hosking 1035 15.0 17.0 (19.0) 9.0 12.0 72.0 53.0
18th PY TOPPER 24 Euan Dungavel 1297 14.0 (16.0) 16.0 16.0 15.0 77.0 61.0
19th PY LASER PICO RACE 68 Anauld Schmidt 1260 16.0 18.0 17.0 17.0 (24.0 DNC) 92.0 68.0
20th PY OPTIMIST striped Ollie Foreman 1646 20.0 (22.0) 22.0 18.0 16.0 98.0 76.0
21st PY LASER 134714 Ginnie Sykes 1082 (24.0 DNC) 15.0 18.0 24.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 105.0 81.0
22nd PY OPTIMIST white Regie Langton 1646 19.0 20.0 21.0 (24.0 DNC) 24.0 DNC 108.0 84.0
23rd PY OPTIMIST PINK Finn Dungavel 1646 21.0 21.0 23.0 (24.0 DNC) 24.0 DNC 113.0 89.0

Prizes

Category Rank Competitor
U14 PY Fleet 1st Nobody eligible
U14 PY Fleet 2nd Nobody eligible
U14 PY Fleet 3rd Nobody eligible
Female sailors 1st Nobody eligible
Female sailors 2nd Nobody eligible
Female sailors 3rd Nobody eligible
PY Fleet 1st PY – RS 400 727 Bob Warren
PY Fleet 2nd PY – LASER 186886 Phil Samuel
PY Fleet 3rd PY – SOLO 4099 Adam Mason
Feva Fleet prizes 1st Feva – RS FEVA XL 3187 Elliot Wlikinson
Feva Fleet prizes 2nd Feva – RS FEVA XL 3393 Matt Chaplain & Laura Vinton
Feva Fleet prizes 3rd Feva – RS FEVA XL 3457 Fredie Barnes & William Barnes