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Allen Europe class National Championships 2023 in Plymouth - Day 3

by Lucy Boreham 4 Jun 2023 05:18 UTC 1-4 June 2023
Allen UK Europe Nationals in Plymouth © Wendy Peploe

Another glorious day greeted the sailors on Saturday morning with sunshine and wind. The race committee opted to race outside the breakwater. What felt like a long sail out was worth the effort when we arrived with a lovely breeze and a much smaller swell than Friday.

Race 1 got under way at exactly the same time as a big shift came in, resulting in the whole fleet quickly tacking onto port and a drag race to the windward mark, with the O flag flying, free pumping was allowed and the fleet made the most of it for the reaches. Steve had hit top form and led, being closely chased by Jason Belben & Hector Cisneros. The 4 leading women had a close race all finishing within a boat length of each other to take 4-7.

Race 2 went after the second attempt, the first aborted as the wind decided to shift again just before the start, but we got away cleanly on the 2nd attempt. A change of course to windward leeward gave more options at the bottom gate. The leading trio once again were Steve, Jason & Hector, with a big chasing pack all having close racing.

Race 3 was following a similar trend the same 3 just off the front and a very tight pack of 10 all fighting it out.

However the highlight of the day was the newly Long distance race, a hardy bunch decided that 3 races just wasn't enough and raced the length of the breakwater and back to Cawsand Bay and then onto the Mount batten breakwater. Jon Tweedle took line honours and bragging rights over his brother.

Whilst Steve may have wrapped up the championships, there is still plenty to play for on Sunday, the Women's trophy is super close, the various age groups still have champions to be crowned and the much converted family prize is still to be decided.

With an early start of 9.55 warning signal, the students in the fleet opted for a night in Plymouth centre, the rest of the fleet enjoyed dinner and a few beers in the evening sunshine.

Results after Day 3:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelmClubCategoryR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1stRooster too417Stephen CockerillStokes Bay Sailing ClubGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)222(3)111110
2ndThe Last Dance415Hector CisnerosDatchet WaterGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)81(DSQ)5333225
3rdDOA235Jason BelbenStokes Bay Sailing ClubGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)745(9)622329
4th986Graham HutchingsRoyal Belgian Sailing ClubGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)461158(17)934
5tha‑331Ben HarrisWestonGeneral (age 19 ‑ 40)351044118(20)45
6thIRIS381Sue OggNetley S CFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)111611(12)49749
7thKick419Emma PearsonStokes Bay Sailing ClubFemale639(17)15513657
8thEurope389John Rees Female Grand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(17)73681351557
9thEve418Gareth TweedleEmsworth SCGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(12)107710127457
10thMustang Sally319Jonathan TweedleCastle Cove SC / RAFSAGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)5121487(20)12563
11thMisty411Lucy BorehamChichester Yacht ClubFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)11134121376(14)66
12thAthena388Mandy HortonGrafhamFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)(19)15816964866
13thErple361Olly HarrisWestonGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)148(18)131114111081
14th426426Nigel ThomasHill Head SCGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)13141218(22)18101297
15thNina266Simon JonesWPNSAGrand Master(23)17151016161517106
16thSno Joke330Peter BellCastle Cove SCGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)919(26)151491824108
17thN/A336Mike PartridgeHayling IslandGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)16(26)232017191613124
18th 413Alex ScolesOvery StaitheGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)10211622(RET)DNCDNC125
19th900Luca HutchingsRoyal Belgian Sailing ClubTin Rig Classic Boat21919(24)23152123131
20thDinoco407Sam PhilpottHelford River Sailing ClubGeneral (age 19 ‑ 40)15182223(24)211422135
21stFRA57025702Daniel DevosSNPHavreLegend (Age 70+)202221(25)19172019138
22ndUCH387Andre OzanneHayling Island SCGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)(25)16172120252218139
23rdTiger Feet425Richard EagletonBexhill Sailing ClubLegend (Age 70+)(DNC)DNC111418321911142
24thEurope422Claire DavisHISCFemale Grand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)18(RET)2730RET102416162
25thFallen Star305Brian Campbell‑ BottomsHISCGreat Grand Master (age 60 ‑ 69)24202029(RET)272721168
26thSkelf416Luke LazellSwanage / UpriverGeneral (age 19 ‑ 40)26232526(RET)222328173
27thWhere did that potato come from?372Martyn CatlowLeigh & Lowton Sailing ClubGrand Master (age 50 ‑ 59)2828(30)1928242827182
28thLittle My404Fiona BullmoreLymington TownFemale Master (age 40 ‑ 49)2227132227(DNC)DNCDNC185
29thEurope Dinghy151Mark SwallowTudor Sailing ClubTin Rig Classic Boat29292427263025(31)190
30thCheshire Cat285Rose EdmondsSnettisham Beach Sailing ClubFemale31302828252331(33)196
31stEntropy236Enya GibbsWilsonian Sailing ClubFemale Youth (U19)27253133(RET)282925198
32ndDoesn't have one248George CormackDale YC


Legend (Age 70+)30(32)323121293229204
33rd.405Giles HortonHawley LakeGrand Master32242934(37)263030205
34thSurprise243TimothyBurghfield SCTin Rig Classic3333(37)3229312632216
35thNone393GeoffChichesterLegend (Age343133(37)37333326227
36thSustainable Sailing24?Joe Penhaul SmithStaunton Harold SCYouth (U19)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC259

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