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SpeedSIX RS Aero UK Youth Nationals, Burghfield, UK
12/08/2017 - 13/08/2017

Write-Up

SpeedSix RS Aero UK Youth Nationals – Burghfield SC, 12/13 August
by Ben Rolfe, RS Aero Class UK Youth Co-Ordinator

The first ever RS Aero UK Youth Nationals has come to an end after some intense racing on day one and an unfortunate lack of wind day two! In total, there were 30 entries from clubs all across the UK and even a guest appearance from Yannick Gloster from the USA. Our race officer, Ian Bullock, did a fantastic job with the racing managing to get six races in on day one, and for making the right call with day two by making the decision early.

The racing was very tough with around 10knots of breeze with the odd 15knot gust. Due to the wind direction there were some big shifts and plenty of opportunities to make gains throughout the course.

Ben Rolfe from Burghfield SC showed the fleet how it is done with an early race win, however once the fleet got into the rhythm the racing became closer and closer, especially with the PY racing it made it hard to tell on the water how well you were doing. Once ashore it became apparent that the 9 rigs could not keep up with Will Taylor from Brightlingsea SC who secured 3 races wins on Day one in his 7 rig. Close behind was Sam Whaley from Swanage SC, with a good mix of top 3 results, however these were not enough to catch Will Taylor who finished overall on 9 points with Sam Whaley on 11 points. Edward Higson from Bartley SC on his first time in an RS Aero secured 3rd, close to Sam on 13 points.

Andrew Frost, recently crowned RS Aero 5 World Champion in France last month, stepped up into the RS Aero 7 and had quite a mix of results. Due due to a couple of top 5 results he was able to beat Ben Flower in the RS Aero 9 and secure 4th overall and first Youth (U19) on count back with 28.5 points. Close behind Andrew and Ben, was Yannick Gloster from Santa Barbara, USA, on 29 points which is a fantastic result considering it was his first time Lake sailing!

Lucy Greenwood from Oxford SC sailed the 5 rig and secured the 1st lady position and an overall result of 10th. Tim Hire from Royal Lymington secured 1st Junior (U16) and finished in a respectable 11th overall in the 30-boat fleet!

Congratulations to all the RS Aero Youth sailors who joined us at the historic 1st ever RS Aero UK Youth National Championships and especially to Will Taylor who has claimed the title of RS Aero UK Youth National Champion and Lucy Greenwood who is the 1st Lady RS Aero UK Youth National Champion.

Many thanks to SpeedSix for their generous sponsorship.
We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2018 edition!!!
 
 
Overall
1st Will Taylor
2nd Sam Whaley
3rd Ed Higson

1st Junior (Under 16) - Tim Hire
1st Youth (Under 19) - Andrew Frost
1st Apprentice (Under 22) - Will Taylor
1st Lady - Lucy Greenwood
1st RS Aero 5 - Lucy Greenwood
1st RS Aero 7 - Will Taylor
1st RS Aero 9 - Sam Whaley
 
Photos
A fantastic photo gallery by Steve Greenwood can be found HERE
As usual a small donation to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation via his Just Giving page HERE for any you download would be appreciated. He can also print A4/A3 size for a small fee to cover paper and ink, and if you let him know asap he can take them with him to the Nationals at HISC in a couple of weeks.


Results

6 races, 5 to count
 
Rank Sail Name Club Cat. Age Rig PY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 2384 Will Taylor Brightlingsea SC M U22 7 1071 -11 1 3 1 3 1 20 9
2nd 2133 Sam Whaley Swanage SC M U22 9 1024 -3 3 1 2 2 3 14 11
3rd 2157 Edward Higson Bartley SC M U22 9 1024 2 2 4 -7 1 4 20 13
4th 1312 Andrew Frost Sutton Bingham SC M U19 7 1071 8 8.5 2 -17.5 4 6 46 28.5
5th 2390 Ben Flower BabbacombeCor SC M U19 9 1024 4 5 -27 9.5 5 5 55.5 28.5
6th 2387 Yannick Gloster Santa Barbara, USA M U19 7 1071 -12 7 8 5 7 2 41 29
7th 2346 Ben Rolfe Burghfield SC M U22 9 1024 1 4 9 -11 8 9 42 31
8th 1637 Greg Bartlett Starcross YC M U22 9 1024 5 10 16 6 9 -21 67 46
9th 1089 Roscoe Martin Ogston SC M U19 7 1071 9 11 5 12.5 10 -27 74.5 47.5
10th 1685 Lucy Greenwood Oxford SC F U19 5 1120 14 8.5 12 3 -24 12.5 74 50
11th 1566 Tim Hire Royal Lymington YC M U16 7 1071 15 6 6 -16 16 10.5 69.5 53.5
12th 1551 Liam Willis Lymington Town SC M U19 9 1024 6 14 -19 8 15 10.5 72.5 53.5
13th 1331 Rory Cohen FramptononSevernSC M U19 7 1071 13 12 -25 4 18 8 80 55
14th 1230 Noah Rees Torpoint Mosquito SC M U19 7 1071 -18 13 15 14 6 14 80 62
15th 1164 Matt Taylor Brightlingsea SC M U19 5 1120 19 15 10 15 -20 7 86 66
16th 1171 Ffinlo Wright Isle of Man YC M U19 9 1024 7 -27 13 12.5 11 23 93.5 66.5
17th 1107 Ben Poe Sutton Bingham SC M U22 7 1071 20 19 7 -25 12 16.5 99.5 74.5
18th 2325 Ned Stattersfield Wells-Next-The-Sea M U16 7 1071 17 16 14 -17.5 17 12.5 94 76.5
19th 1618 Chris Hatton Severn SC M U19 7 1071 16 -20 11 19 13 20 99 79
20th 1795 SammyIsaacs-Johnsn Maidenhead SC M U22 5 1120 10 18 18 21 -22 22 111 89
21st 1849 Anne-Marie Ratnage Bough Beech SC F U19 5 1120 23 17 17 9.5 23 -24 113.5 89.5
22nd 1108 Charlie Pearce Dabchicks SC M U19 7 1071 21 21 21 -23 14 16.5 116.5 93.5
23rd 2389 Melissa Meredith Papercourt SC F U22 7 1071 22 24 23 -26 19 15 129 103
24th 1099 Ralph Nevile Frensham Pond SC M U16 5 1120 -25 22 22 20 21 18 128 103
25th 2204 Josie Meredith Papercourt SC F U16 5 1120 24 23 20 22 -25 19 133 108
26th 1964 Alice Lucy Rutland SC F U19 5 1120 -26 25 24 24 26 25 150 124
27th 2152 Sam Schofield Spinnaker SC M U16 5 1120 -27 27 27 27 27 27 162 135
27th 1927 Jack Hardie Frensham Pond SC M U22 7 1071 -27 27 27 27 27 27 162 135
27th 1 Giles Kuzyk Parkstone YC M U22 9 1024 -27 27 27 27 27 27 162 135
27th 2135 Ian Stone Maidenhead SC M U22 9 1024 -27 27 27 27 27 27 162 135
 




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