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Magic Marine UK Southern Circuit 2016 - Overall
08/11/2016 - 08/11/2016

Write-Up

Magic Marine RS Aero UK Southern Circuit 2016 - Overall
What a year! 
 
132 entries took part in the UK Southern Circuit. Together with 82 sailors taking part in the Northern Circuit this gave 149 sailors in total competing in the UK Circuit events nationally. Many sailors competed in both series with the final two events situated in the Midlands included on both Circuits bringing the National fleet together at the end of the season. Additionally, other major UK RS Aero events outside these series, like the Winter Champs, Spring Champs, River Champs and Chew open, each had over 20 RS Aeros.
 
RS Aero 9
The series kicked off with a light wind Nationals which swelled the RS Aero 9 fleet to a record 26 boat entry creating a '9' fleet momentum bolstering numbers through the year by those looking to secure a series. This commitment to the big rig produced some good turnouts at Chelmarsh (16), Lymington (9) and Burghfield (9). Outside this series lightish breezes produced great '9' fleets at both the Avon SC UK River Champs (18) and Chew Open (15).
 
A broken foot prevented Matt Thursfield from defending his 2nd overall going into the final event at Rutland. However, no matter - 30kn winds and freezing temperatures left the chasing pack of Chris Larr, Anthony 'Chunky' York, Gareth Griffiths and Team Rolfe Jnr & Snr downsizing to 7s for the benefit of a more enjoyable weekend's sailing in the more attainable and larger '7' fleet.
 
RS Aero 7
89 sailors took part in one of the 6 events in an RS Aero 7 and the series remained wide open to the very end.
 
David Ellis (Lymington Town) smashed out a win in the 34 boat UK '7' Nationals. Next up, top Laser Radial campaigner Chloe Martin banged out a decisive victory at the UK Southerns in Lymington, defeating Alex ' the race face' Hayman in the process. At this stage, the fairer sex was looking very prominent with Gurnard's Jane Peckham leading the series with her solid 6th and 3rd. Consistence and participation is vital over a long series and a hard fought 8th on a grey day at Burghfield was enough for Lymington's Karl Thorne to lead going into the final events. But you can never rest and whilst Karlos was focusing on his home racing Peter Craggs (York RI), Andy Hill (Hayling), Jack Hardie (Frensham) and David Cherrill (Broadwater) were steadily building their series ready for a final showdown.
 
Going into the season closer, the RS Classes End of Seasons at Rutland, no less than 11 sailors were able to secure the annual  '7' title and rip the golden egg away form Karl at the final hurdle. Billed as the 'Grande Finale', Rutland delivered in spades. In a fitting end to the UK Summer season 30kn gusts and bitter temperatures tested the metal of all competitors, they were going to have to really want to win this one in order to pull it off.
Overnight, after 3 races, both Peter Craggs and Andy Hill were all but tied with absentee leader Karl Thorne for the coveted title - all that stood in their way was the small matter of a two hour Pursuit Race tour of Rutland in 30kn gusts, hail, sleet, freezing temperatures and about 70 often out of control zig-zagging asymmetries!!! The stage was set for a worthy winner - or had Karlos already done enough to sit in front of his fire with dry feet, slippers and hot chocolate?
 
Sunday dawned and it actually looked quite lovely. There had been a slight drop in wind and not a cloud in the sky. The RS Aero 7s set off after the RS Aero 5's who had a 4 minute head start in the 2 hour race. After an hour it all started to turn nasty with gusts to blow you backwards back down the beat! These gusts could certainly be described as 'solid' by virtue of the hail chunks within! This was all too much for the south coasters to bare and Andy Hill returned to the sanctuary of the clubhouse. Peter Craggs had to finish to make Karlos choke on his marshmallows - and that he did! In an emphatic case of last man standing Peter stuck the course to finish the epic Pursuit. Together with his counters from the Saturday and good results from Brightlingsea and Chelmarsh Peter Craggs took the RS Aero 7 UK Southern Circuit title - all the way back home to York!  Andy pipped Karl to second on a tie break - you have to be in it to win it!
 
RS Aero 5 
A two way battle played out through the season for the 5 rig title with entries reduced at several events due to light breezes - it could all have been different if the wind had blown and 7 rig sailors would have been grateful for the option as was at the case at Rutland with 15 '5's entered.
 
Archie Hainsworth (Alton Water) grafted out a lead with Cathy Bartram (Chew) making a comeback when a slip in Archie's concentration left him stuck on the committee boat in the tide at Brightlingsea. Archie held this nerve and despite some early navigational issues at Chelmarsh had great speed to take the 2016 RS Aero 5 title. One to watch out for when he moves up to a RS Aero 7 next season!
 
Many thanks to Magic Marine for sponsoring the series with some great prizes and to RS Sailing for their excellent support.

Full Reports and Results of each event are listed HERE
Photos can be found on the Class website Gallery HERE and Class Facebook Group albums HERE
Upcoming UK Events can be found on the UK events page HERE 
 
Massive thanks to Des Seal for producing this brilliant drone movie of our UK Inland Champs at Chelmarsh
 
RS Aero 9
1st - Peter Barton, Lymington Town SC
2nd - Matt Thusfield, Chelmarsh SC
3rd - Nigel Rolfe, Burgfield SC
1st Master - Peter Chaplin, Burghfield SC
 
RS Aero 7
1st - Peter Craggs, York Railway Institute SC
2nd - Andy Hill, Hayling Island SC
3rd - Karl Thorne, Lymington Town SC
 
RS Aero 5
1st & 1st Youth - Archie Hainsworth, Alton Water SC
2nd & 1st Lady - Cathy Bartram, Chew Valley SC 
 
Photos above;
- UK Nationals, June - by Jean Border
- Lymington Southerns, June - by Sportography.tv
- RS Aeros 7s chase after the 5s at the Rutland End of Seasons, November - by Sportography.tv
- Karl Thorne takes the port end at a RS Aero 7 start at the Chelmarsh UK Inlands, October - by Terry Gumbley
 
If you spot any mistakes please let me know.


Results

6 events, best 3 to count
 
RS Aero 9
Rank Sail Helm Club Category Torquay UK Nationals Lymington Southerns Burghfield Brightlingsea Easterns Chelmarsh UK Inlands Rutland End of Seasons Total
1 2093 Peter Barton Lymington Town SC   1 100 1 1 1 100 3
2 1744 Matt Thursfield Chelmarsh SC   100 3 2 2 7 100 7
3 1551 Nigel Rolfe Burghfield SC   11 2 5 3 5 100 10
4 1071 Peter Chaplin Burghfield SC M 16 4 7 5 6 100 15
5 1581 Ben Rolfe Burghfield SC   9 100 4 100 4 100 17
6 1298 Richard Watsham Starcross YC   12 1 100 100 8 100 21
7 1207 Mark Tissiman Chelmarsh/Saundersfoot M 20 5 100 100 12 100 37
8 1676 Anthony York Northampton SC   2 100 100 100 3 100 105
9 1888 Chris Larr Northampton SC   4 100 100 100 2 100 106
10 1023 Gareth Griffiths Island Barn Reservoir SC M 5 100 3 100 100 100 108
11 1164 Mike Taylor Brightlingsea SC   13 100 100 4 100 100 117
12 1135 Phil White Frampton on Severn SC   15 100 100 100 9 100 124
13 1555 Andrew Wilde Burghfield SC   17 100 9 100 100 100 126
14 1793 Jim Hood LymingtonTownSC   24 7 100 100 100 100 131
15 1095 Tony Jukes Chelmarsh SC M 100 21 100 100 14 100 135
16 1930 Paul Bartlett Starcross YC M 3 100 100 100 100 100 203
17 2001 Mike Lyons Burghfield SC M 100 100 6 100 100 100 206
18 1176 Andrew Williams Lymington Town SC   100 6 100 100 100 100 206
19 2100 Liam Willis Lymington Town SC Y 6 100 100 100 100 100 206
20 1689 Andrew Snell Datchet Water SC   7 100 100 100 100 100 207
21 8 Neil Hardie FrenshamPond SC   100 100 8 100 100 100 208
22 1335 David Osborne Lymington Town SC   100 8 100 100 100 100 208
23 1806 Nev Herbert Royal Lymington YC   8 100 100 100 100 100 208
24 1212 Simon White Lymington Town SC   100 9 100 100 100 100 209
25 1404 Jeremy Higson Bartley SC   100 100 100 100 10 100 210
26 1669 Giovanni Belgrano Gurnard SC M 10 100 100 100 100 100 210
27 1007 Antony Lynall Avon SC   100 100 100 100 11 100 211
28 1062 Martin Barrett Ripon SC M 100 100 100 100 13 100 213
29 1489 Robert Freeland Downs SC   14 100 100 100 100 100 214
30 1092 Richard Woods Chelmarsh SC   100 100 100 100 15 100 215
31 1656 David Partridge Chelmarsh SC M 100 100 100 100 16 100 216
32 1618 David Harris Severn SC M 18 100 100 100 100 100 218
33 999 Ben Flower Babbacombe CSC Y 19 100 100 100 100 100 219
34 1654 Mark Lambdin Bradford On Avon SC   22 100 100 100 100 100 222
35 1097 Chris Jones Chelmarsh SC M 23 100 100 100 100 100 223
36 1745 John Hobson Notts County SC   25 100 100 100 100 100 225
37 2001 Alex Newton-Southon Lymington Town SC   26 100 100 100 100 100 226
 
RS Aero 7
Rank Sail Helm Club Category Torquay UK Nationals Lymington Southerns Burghfield Brightlingsea Easterns Chelmarsh UK Inlands Rutland End of Seasons Total
1 1509 Peter Craggs York RI SC   25 100 100 3 10 10 23
2 1792 Andy Hill Hayling Island SC   18 100 5 100 7 14 26
3 1302 Karl Thorne LymTownSC/RoyalLymYC   13 5 8 100 13 100 26
4 1589 Chris Harrup Burghfield SC   15 100 2 100 100 25 42
5 1258 Nick Craven Ripon SC   26 100 100 8 16 100 50
6 1002 David Cherrill Broadwater SC   100 100 1 100 5 100 106
7 1715 Jane Peckham Gurnard SC L 6 3 100 100 100 100 109
8 1927 Jack Hardie Frensham Pond SC   100 100 3 100 8 100 111
9 1568 Caitlin Atkin Whitstable YC L Y 10 7 100 100 100 100 117
10 1533 Finlay Barnham Snettisham Beach SC   14 100 100 100 100 4 118
11 1598 John Harvey Thornbury SC   12 100 100 100 9 100 121
12 1618 David Harris Severn SC M 100 100 9 100 14 100 123
13 1020 Malcolm Mellor Hickling Broad SC   100 100 100 4 100 25 129
14 1402 Jane Homewood Lymington Town SC L 19 12 100 100 100 100 131
15 1594 Julie Archer Ullswater YC L 20 100 100 100 19 100 139
16 1586 Nicholas Freeston LymTownSC/RoyalLymYC M 31 10 100 100 100 100 141
17 1211 Nicholas Eales LymTownSC/RoyalLymYC M 22 100 100 100 21 100 143
18 1264 Jackie Craven Ripon SC L 28 100 100 100 17 100 145
19 1888 Chris Larr Northampton SC   100 100 100 100 100 1 201
20 1700 Drew Wright Chelmarsh SC Y 100 100 100 100 1 100 201
21 2079 Richard Smith Waveney&OultonBroadYC   100 100 100 1 100 100 201
22 1175 Chloe Martin Lymington Town SC L 100 1 100 100 100 100 201
23 1209 David Ellis Lymington Town SC   1 100 100 100 100 100 201
24 1676 Anthony York Northampton SC   100 100 100 100 100 2 202
25 2135 CarolineWhitehouse Bartley SC L 100 100 100 100 2 100 202
26 1964 Sean Craig RoyalStGeorgeYC,IRELAND   100 100 100 2 100 100 202
27 1209 Alex Hayman Lymington Town SC   100 2 100 100 100 100 202
28 1534 Fergus Barnham Snettisham Beach SC   2 100 100 100 100 100 202
29 1534 Jasper Barnham Snettisham Beach SC   100 100 100 100 100 3 203
30 1575 Mark Carleton Papercourt SC   100 100 100 100 3 100 203
31 1089 Harvey Martin Ogston SC Y 3 100 100 100 100 100 203
32 1744 Adam Rowlatt Chelmarsh SC Y 100 100 100 100 4 100 204
33 1747 Andrew Cooney Broadwater SC   100 100 4 100 100 100 204
34 1171 Ffinlo Wright Isle of Man YC Y 100 4 100 100 100 100 204
35 2 Barend Hiltermann HOLLAND   4 100 100 100 100 100 204
36 2093 Liam Willis Lymington Town SC Y 100 100 100 100 100 5 205
37 1108 Charlie Pearce Dabchicks SC Y 100 100 100 5 100 100 205
38 5 Will Taylor Brightlingsea SC   5 100 100 100 100 100 205
39 1298 Richard Watsham Starcross YC   100 100 100 100 100 6 206
40 2001 Chris Hatton Severn SC Y 100 100 100 100 6 100 206
41 1173 Archie Hainsworth Alton WaterSC/RHS Y 100 100 100 6 100 100 206
42 2060 Jamie Webb Rickmansworth SC Y 100 100 6 100 100 100 206
43 7 Ben George Lymington Town SC   100 6 100 100 100 100 206
44 2148 Gareth Griffiths Island Barn Res SC M 100 100 100 100 100 7 207
45 1225 Nigel Edmunds Brightlingsea SC M 100 100 100 7 100 100 207
46 2070 Ben Webb Rickmansworth SC Y 100 100 7 100 100 100 207
47 1232 Steve Norbury Warsash SC   7 100 100 100 100 100 207
48 1817 Chris Jones Sutton Bingham SC M 100 100 100 100 100 8 208
49 1502 Jon Harvey Keyhaven YC M 100 8 100 100 100 100 208
50 1543 Debbie Degge Bartley SC L M 8 100 100 100 100 100 208
51 2152 Ben Rolfe RS Sailing/Burghfield SC   100 100 100 100 100 9 209
52 1396 Nick Ingram Lymington Town SC M 100 9 100 100 100 100 209
53 8637 Chris Jones Sutton Bingham SC M 9 100 100 100 100 100 209
54 2126 Graham Iles Burghfield SC   100 100 10 100 100 100 210
54 2001 Keith Willis Lymington Town SC   100 100 100 100 100 11 211
56 1508 Robert England Chelmarsh SC M 100 100 100 100 11 100 211
57 1211 Nick Eales Lymington Town SC   100 100 11 100 100 100 211
58 1844 Robin Caiger Bough Beech SC   100 11 100 100 100 100 211
59 1 Greg Bartlett Starcross YC   11 100 100 100 100 100 211
60 1551 Nigel Rolfe Burghfield SC   100 100 100 100 100 12 212
61 1573 Adrian Stell Papercourt SC   100 100 100 100 12 100 212
62 1071 Peter Chaplin Burghfield SC M 100 100 100 100 100 13 213
63 1370 Nev Herbert Royal Lymington YC   100 13 100 100 100 100 213
64 10 Matthew Podger Royal Lymington YC   100 14 100 100 100 100 214
65 1076 Martin Hewitt Nottingham SC M 100 100 100 100 100 15 215
66 1413 Adrian Speke Chelmarsh SC   100 100 100 100 15 100 215
67 1889 Julia Bailey Royal Yacht Squadron L 100 15 100 100 100 100 215
68 1045 Richard Willows Roadford Lake SC M 16 100 100 100 100 100 216
69 1485 Edward Norbury Warsash SC Y 17 100 100 100 100 100 217
70 1214 Harry Binns Bassenthwaite SC Y 100 100 100 100 18 100 218
71 2133 John Tanner Chelmarsh SC M 100 100 100 100 20 100 220
72 1745 John Hobson Notts County SC   21 100 100 100 100 100 221
73 1655 Quentin Leiper Chelmarsh SC M 100 100 100 100 22 100 222
74 1412 Peter Wilson Chelmarsh SC   100 100 100 100 23 100 223
75 1921 Charles Clapham Royal Torbay YC   23 100 100 100 100 100 223
76 1219 Arnaud Bouchez Wimereux, FRANCE   24 100 100 100 100 100 224
77 2060 David Bradbury Rickmansworth SC M 100 100 100 100 100 25 225
78 2113 Christopher Smith Island Barn Res SC M 100 100 100 100 100 25 225
79 1062 Martin Barrett Ripon SC M 100 100 100 100 100 25 225
80 2135 Neil Hardie Frensham Pond SC   100 100 100 100 100 25 225
81 1583 Anthony Evill Rutland SC   100 100 100 100 100 25 225
82 2060 David Bradbury Rickmansworth SC M 100 100 100 100 100 25 225
83 1207 Mark Tissiman Chelmarsh/Saundersfoot M 100 100 100 100 100 25 225
84 3 CharlieInigo-Jones Hayling Island SC M 27 100 100 100 100 100 227
85 1091 Penelope Gillett Royal Harwich YC L 29 100 100 100 100 100 229
86 1141 Jonathan Rickels Grafham Water SC M 30 100 100 100 100 100 230
87 1098 Richard Perriss Royal Torbay YC   32 100 100 100 100 100 232
88 1339 Cliff Webb Cawsand Bay SC M 33 100 100 100 100 100 233
89 1894 Samantha Foster Loch Tummel SC L 34 100 100 100 100 100 234
 
RS Aero 5
Rank Sail Helm Club Category Torquay UK Nationals Lymington Southerns Burghfield Brightlingsea Easterns Chelmarsh UK Inlands Rutland End of Seasons Total
1 1173 Archie Hainsworth Alton Water SC Y 1 2 1 2 1 100 3
2 1178 Cathy Bartram Chew Valley LSC L 100 100 2 1 2 100 5
3 1312 Andrew Frost Sutton Bingham SC Y 100 100 100 100 100 1 201
4 1562 Matthew Caiger Sevenoaks School Y 100 1 100 100 100 100 201
5 1566 Tim Hire Royal Lymington YC Y 100 100 100 100 100 2 202
6 125 Kate Sargent NETHERLANDS L 2 100 100 100 100 100 202
7 1927 Jack Hardie Frensham Pond SC   100 100 100 100 100 3 203
8 2059 Felix Scheidt Bexhill SC Y 100 100 3 100 100 100 203
9 1889 Julia Bailey Royal Yacht Squadron L 100 3 100 100 100 100 203
10 8 George Tardrew Hayling Island SC Y 3 100 100 100 100 100 203
11 1258 Nick Craven Ripon SC   100 100 100 100 100 4 204
12 1206 Claire Gribbin Paignton SC L 4 100 100 100 100 100 204
13 1555 Andrew Wilde Burghfield SC   100 100 100 100 100 5 205
14 146 Luke Gribbin Paignton SC Y 5 100 100 100 100 100 205
15 1582 Mark Rolfe Upton Warren SC   100 100 100 100 100 6 206
16 1849 Anne-Marie Ratnage Bough Beech SC L J 6 100 100 100 100 100 206
17 2074 Matt Evans Great Moor SC Y 100 100 100 100 100 7 207
18 1012 Marion Lowe Bradford on Avon SC L M 7 100 100 100 100 100 207
19 1854 Emily Watson Bowmoor SC L 100 100 100 100 100 8 208
20 206 Henry Gillett Royal Harwich YC Y 8 100 100 100 100 100 208
21 1214 Harry Binns Bassenthwaite SC Y 100 100 100 100 100 9 209
22 1044 Lucy Tardrew Hayling Island SC L 9 100 100 100 100 100 209
23 1594 Julie Archer Ullswater YC L 100 100 100 100 100 10 210
24 9 Lauren Paton Royal Torbay YC L J 10 100 100 100 100 100 210
25 2100 Julie Willis Lymington Town SC L M 100 100 100 100 100 11 211
26 23 Fin Amstrong Royal Torbay YC Y 11 100 100 100 100 100 211
27 1694 Nick Neve Rutland SC M 100 100 100 100 100 12 212
28 2061 Claire Maclean Rickmansworth SC L 100 100 100 100 100 16 216
29 2134 Alice Lucy Rutland SC L Y 100 100 100 100 100 16 216
30 1141 Jonathan Rickels Grafham Water SC M 100 100 100 100 100 16 216
 
- At Brightlingsea and Rutland the RS Aeros raced together on PY. As per the Notice of Series, Class results are taken out from each race to produce overall class results to apply the the Southern Circuit results. This facilitated one start and one fleet at events when appropriate, whilst still achieving a class race within that.




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