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Allen Europe class National Championships 2023 in Plymouth - Day 2

by Lucy Boreham 2 Jun 2023 18:57 UTC 1-4 June 2023

Day 2 dawned overcast and a bit chillier, but definitely with more wind, and the added bonus of class legend Richard Eagleton joining the fleet (more of legends later on).

The fleet was released on time and made its way to the committee boat, just south of Drakes Island for the first of 3 races.

Race 1 started with the O flag flying, getting going on the 2nd attempt under the U flag. By the time we reached the windward Mark it had gone light and shifty, possibly due to the rather large ship anchored further upwind. The fleet were greeted by the R flag at the leeward mark, bringing Rule 42 back into play. Graham Hutchings made the best of the shifts and won the match race with Steve Cockerill to take the win, John Rees came in a comfortable 3rd, with a close bunch behind. The Jury had some work to do with a number being shown the yellow flag and the obligatory 360.

A short delay whilst the Plymouth - Santander ferry departed and and change of location down towards Cawsands Bay allowed the breeze to kick in and the swell to build, a change of course to Windward Leeward set up for some entertainment downwind. Graham decided that 1 win wasn't enough for one day winning the 2nd race. With more breeze Alex Scoles was able to stretch his legs to secure 2nd and Steve 3rd.

The final race of the day got cleanly away with the breeze & swell both up, Steve found a new gear and lead the fleet, Alex again in 2nd and Hector Cisneros taking 3rd, another close race for the next 8 places saw a lot of boats finishing with seconds of each other.

The fleet was then rewarded with a fast sleigh ride home, top speed recorded at 13 knots by Gareth Tweedle. A lot of tired but smiling sailors when everyone got ashore.

It's not all about the podium in the Europe class, 2 new trophies generously donated by Rooster Sailing, one for the Grand Masters (50-60's) and one for legends (70+) Richard, despite having a family wedding yesterday, leads the legends and the Grand Masters is very tight with 5 of the top ten in contention be the first to get their name on the trophy.

It's also extremely tight in the Women's classification, Sue Ogg leading in 7th, but closely followed by Emma Pearson, Lucy Boreham & Mandy Horton.

Mark Swallow is currently leading the tin rig category for boats without a carbon mast.

Another beautiful evening in the sunshine and dinner plans being made to re fuel the sailors for 3 races and a possible long distance race tomorrow.

Results after Day 2:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelmClubCategoryR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stRooster too417Stephen CockerillStokes Bay Sailing ClubGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)222(3)17
2nd986Graham HutchingsRoyal Belgian Sailing ClubGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)4(6)11511
3rda‑331Ben HarrisWestonGeneral (age 19 ‑ 40)35(10)4416
4thThe Last Dance415Hector CisnerosDatchet WaterGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)81(DSQ)5317
5thDOA235Jason BelbenStokes Bay Sailing ClubGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)745(9)622
6thEurope389John Rees Female Grand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(17)736824
7thIRIS381Sue OggNetley S CFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)111611(12)29
8th 413Alex ScolesOvery StaitheGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)10(21)162230
9thMustang Sally319Jonathan TweedleCastle Cove SC / RAFSAGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)512(14)8732
10thKick419Emma PearsonStokes Bay Sailing ClubFemale639(17)1533
11thEve418Gareth TweedleEmsworth SCGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(12)10771034
12thMisty411Lucy BorehamChichester Yacht ClubFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)11(13)4121340
13thErple361Olly HarrisWestonGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)148(18)131146
14thAthena388Mandy HortonGrafhamFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)(19)15816948
15thSno Joke330Peter BellCastle Cove SCGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)919(26)151457
16th426426Nigel ThomasHill Head SCGrand Master (age 5013141218(22)57
17thNina266Simon JonesWPNSAGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(23)1715101658
18th900Luca HutchingsRoyal Belgian Sailing ClubTin Rig Classic Boat21919(24)2372
19thUCH387Andre OzanneHayling Island SCGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(25)1617212074
20thN/A336Mike PartridgeHayling IslandGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)16(26)23201776
21stDinoco407Sam PhilpottHelford River Sailing ClubGeneral (age 19 ‑ 40)15182223(24)78
22ndTiger Feet425Richard EagletonBexhill Sailing ClubLegend (Age 70+)(DNC) DNC11141880
23rdFRA57025702DEVOSSNPHavreLegend (Age 70+)202221(25)1982
24thLittle My404Fiona BullmoreLymington TownFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)22(27)13222784
25thFallen Star305Brian Campbell‑BottomsHISCGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)24202029(RET)93
26thSkelf416Luke LazellSwanage / UpriverGeneral (age 19 ‑ 40)26232526(RET)100
27thWhere did that potato come from?372Martyn CatlowLeigh & Lowton Sailing ClubGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)2828(30)1928103
28thEurope Dinghy151Mark SwallowTudor Sailing ClubTin Rig Classic Boat(29)29242726106
29thCheshire Cat285Rose EdmondsSnettisham Beach Sailing ClubFemale(31)30282825111
30thEurope422Claire DavisHISCFemale Grand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)18(RET)2730 RET112
31stDoesn't have one248George CormackDale YC PembrokeshireLegend (Age 70+)30(32)323121114
32ndEntropy236Enya GibbsWilsonian Sailing ClubFemale Youth (U19)27253133(RET)116
33rd.405Giles HortonHawley LakeGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)32242934(RET)119
34thSurprise243Timothy SimmonsBurghfield SCTin Rig Classic Boat3333(UFD)3229127
35thNone393GeoffChichesterLegend (Age 70+)343133(RET) DNC135
36thSustainable Sailing248Joe Penhaul SmithStaunton Harold SCYouth (U19)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC148

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