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Reports & Results



Alton Water, Ipswich - Single-Hander Open Meeting
19/09/2015 - 19/09/2015

Write-Up

Alton Water Single Handed Open - Saturday 19th September
by Mark Hainsworth


54 boats came to Alton water on a fine autumnal day for what was a fun Single Hander Open.

This event served as the final event in the Eastern Traveller Series for the RS Teras and an RS Aero open as well as a shake down for some Lasers, Toppers, and even a Moth.

The intention was for three races in the afternoon but sadly the wind decided not to play ball. With a course set to try and make best use of what wind there was, the RS Aeros made best use of it and managed to complete 3 races. Sadly the larger fleets only managed 2 before the wind disappeared.

The RS Aeros revelled in the light winds. Only 9 and 7 rigs were represented with the two lightest lads deciding together to go big. Matt Thursfield, Peter Townend and Richard Watsham travelled over from the west to spend the weekend at Alton. Archie Hainsworth showed his intent in the first race beating the 9 rigs over the water, but once the visitors figured out the vagaries of the lake, and the wind strengthened a little they did not let Archie have it all his way and Pete took the second race ahead of Matt and Richard. Archie managed to catch the 9s up again in the third race, for which the wind had increased slightly allowing an extra lap to be sailed. Charlie Pearce in his new 7 rig and Malcolm Mellor were not to be outdone and battled with each other for the minor 7 places, finishing in that order. Sadly Gavin Johnson was not able to finish the third race and keep the visitors honest.

In the RS Tera Pros young Matt Taylor displayed some superb light wind skills taking both races and completing a clean sweep of wins in the series, regardless of which rig he used. Matt Smith, James Oakley and Tristan Richardson battled it out with each other for the minor places. Overall Matt had the Series win.

In the RS Tera Sports Joshua Davies had the skills and patience to win both races with Blake Tudor and Jack Oakley along with Ned Stattersfield taking the minor places. Matt Taylor had already sealed the series win in the Sports.

In the rest of the single handers, a large group of lasers and toppers entered at the very last minute, after the start sequence decision had been made. As a result the fleet spread out and many of the faster boats went ashore waiting for the slower ones to finish. The prospect of another light air race was too much for some to come back out and race the second. In the only race the majority did Arthur Brown won easily in his radial, with Mark Schofield and Josh Richardson taking second and third. Dan could not get his moth foiling so decided just to have some fun. In the second race Josh did one better finishing behind a much improved Daisy Western in her Oppie, with local RS 300 sailor Oli Harris in third.

High spirits and good humour were the order of the day and there was a level of anticipation for Barts Bash the next day. The membership secretary was testing out his new found computer skills to get the race results out and a few beers and ice creams were consumed after the racing from the excellent Regatta cafe on site.

Results

RS Aero                  
Rank Helm sail no. club class py R1 R2 R3 overall
1 Archie Hainsworth 1173 RHS / Alton Water RS AERO 7 1065 1 -4 1 2
2 Peter Townend 1093 Chelmarsh RS AERO 9 1030 -4 1 3 4
3 Matt Thursfield 1208 Chelmarsh RS AERO 9 1030 -2 2 2 4
4 Richard Watsham 1298 Starcross RS AERO 9 1030 3 3 -4 6
5 Charlie Pearce 1108 Alton Water RS AERO 7 1065 -7 6 5 11
6 Malcolm Mellor 1020 Hickling Broad RS AERO 7 1065 -6 5 6 11
7 Gavin Johnson 1455 Alton Water RS AERO 9 1030 5 7 (8.0 DNF) 12
                   
RS Tera Pro                
Rank Helm sail no. club class py R1 R2 R3 overall
1 Matthew Taylor 1747 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 1 1   2
2 Matthew Smith 984 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 2 3   5
3 James Oakley 2261 RHS RS TERA PRO 1351 6 2   8
4 Tristan Richardson 676 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 3 6   9
5 William Caiger 2440 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 4 5   9
6 Tim Hire 745 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 5 9   14
7 Lucy Greenwood 2526 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 11 4   15
8 Issy Taylor Jones 1X1 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 7 8   15
9 Oscar Cubitt 4161 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 10 7   17
10 Dylan Collinbourne 678   RS TERA PRO 1351 9 10   19
11 Harey O'Sullivan 2315   RS TERA PRO 1351 8 12   20
12 Josie Ruffles 2355 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 12 13   25
13 Joshua Alldis X   RS TERA PRO 1351 15 11   26
14 Will Doble Thomson 2527   RS TERA PRO 1351 13 14   27
15 Henry Lloyd 2302 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 16 15   31
16 Drew Bessy 1854 RHS RS TERA PRO 1351 14 18.0 DNS   32
17 Natasha Cubitt 2138 AWSC RS TERA PRO 1351 18.0 DNC 16   34
                   
RS Tera Sport                
Rank Helm sail no. club class py R1 R2 R3 overall
1 Joshua Davies 2661 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 2 1   3
2 Blake Tudor 2897 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 1 4   5
3 Jack Oakley 2612   RS TERA SPORT 1457 6 2   8
4 Ned Stattersfield 2325 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 5 3   8
5 Samuel Balker 2472 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 4 5   9
6 Joseph Balker 2743 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 3 7   10
7 Dylan Mcpherson 2442   RS TERA SPORT 1457 7 6   13
8 Felix Powell 1484 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 9 8   17
9 Abby Hire 2025 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 8 9   17
10 Thomas Ward 8 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 12 10   22
11 Oliver Johnson 2167 AWSC RS TERA SPORT 1457 10 13.0 DNS   23
12 James Russell 2086   RS TERA SPORT 1457 11 13.0 DNS   24
                   
Mixed                  
Rank Helm sail no. club class py R1 R2 R3 overall
1 Josh Richardson 128714 AWSC LASER 1091 3 2   5
2 Oli Harris 513 AWSC RS 300 985 4 3   7
3 Daisey Weston 5889 RHS OPTIMIST 1665 14 1   15
4 Arthur Brown 179741 RHS LASER RADIAL 1135 1 19.0 DNS   20
5 Jack Berry 47222 RHS TOPPER 4.2 1353 16 4   20
6 Mark Schofield 206805 AWSC LASER 1091 2 19.0 DNS   21
7 Martin Hawkes 43369 AWSC TOPPER 1340 15 6   21
8 James Hawthorn 45335 RHS TOPPER 1340 17 5   22
9 John Russell 183408   LASER 1091 5 19.0 DNS   24
10 Richard Maidstone 146653 AWSC LASER 1091 6 19.0 DNS   25
11 Phoebe Twigg 198993 RHS LASER 1091 7 19.0 DNS   26
12 Theo Harris RHS 6 RHS LASER RADIAL 1135 8 19.0 DNS   27
13 Mark Smith 572 AWSC RS VAREO 1071 9 19.0 DNS   28
14 Will Taylor RHS 14 RHS LASER 4.7 1195 10 19.0 DNS   29
15 Elliot Berry 47450   TOPPER 1340 11 19.0 DNF   30
16 Freddie Woottan RHS 15 RHS LASER 4.7 1195 12 19.0 DNS   31
17 Joe Ward 158599   LASER 1091 13 19.0 DNS   32
18 Dan Patter 3418 RHS MOTH FOILING 570 19.0 DNC 19.0 DNS   38




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