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UK Inland Championship incorporating the RS Aero 9 Nationals, Ladies & Masters Champs - Draycote, UK
10/10/2020 - 11/10/2020

Write-Up

RS Aero UK Inland Championship - Draycote Water SC, Midlands, UK
incorporating the
RS Aero 9 Nationals, UK Ladies and Masters Championships

Thanks to Tim & Abby Hire for their report;
 
The RS Aero Inland Championships at Draycote Water, also incorporating the Ladies, Masters and RS Aero 9 National Championships on 10/11th October 2020, provided a pleasant escape from the disruption caused by COVID-19. The 87 RS Aero entries over 3 fleets saw a range of conditions, from strong gusts on Saturday to lighter patchier airs with sunshine on Sunday, generating good racing in every fleet.

The 26 boat RS Aero 5 fleet saw close racing throughout the weekend, with varying gusts and shifts, meaning that 9 boats got top 3 results over the weekend which created a very close event. A very windy Saturday was dominated by RS Aero 5 National Champion Mike Wood (Draycote Water SC), closely followed by Andrew Frost (Sutton Bingham SC). Mike took 2 bullets, alongside an impressive win from each of Andrew Frost and Tom Ahlheid (Frensham Pond SC). Sunday saw very different conditions, with only around 12 knots of wind, allowing the lighter members of the RS Aero 5 fleet to show their colours. Jonathan Bailey (Grafham Water SC) had the best day, taking 2 wins including a monstrous lead in the 3rd race and 2 3rds. The other two races of the day were taken by Andrew Frost and David Peaty (Draycote Water SC). The final results were very close, with just 4 points separating the top 3 - consistency was key with only one discard form the 8-race series. Jonathan Bailey took the overall win in the RS Aero 5 ahead of Andrew Frost and Mike Wood. First 3 Ladies in the fleet were Abby Hire (RLymSC/LTSC), Alice Lucy (Rutland SC) and Caitlin Atkin (Maidenhead SC) and first Masters were Tim Rush (Notts Country SC) and Gary Walton (Draycote Water SC).

The RS Aero 7 fleet was largest of the weekend with 34 boats competing for the Inland Championships. The windy Saturday was dominated by Noah Rees (Lymington Town) who recorded 3 bullets and 2nd to lead overnight. However, in the light fluky conditions of Sunday, there was much more mixing of the fleet as different sailors got on the right side of some of the large shifts. Notable personal performances included Steph Harding (Hollowell SC) taking a 3rd and Pete Blakey (Draycote Water SC) taking a 12th in the 5th race and Robin Caiger (Bough Beech SC) with an 11th in the final race of the series. Craig Williamson had a consistent Sunday taking 2, 1, 1, 4, taking the overall event win ahead of Noah Rees and Richard Pye (Draycote Water SC). Top Ladies in the 7 fleet were Eleanor Craig (Draycote Water SC), Cathy Partington (Leigh and Lowton SC) in an RS Aero 6 and Steph Harding. Top Masters were John Derbyshire (Emsworth SC), Edward Tuite-Dalton (Draycote Water SC) and David Blaker (Thorpe Bay SC).

The Inlands also doubled as the RS Aero 9 National Championships, with 20 boats contesting for the Nationals title. The windy day one saw the big 9 rig being heavily depowered with large amounts of kicker and downhaul to cope with the pulsating gusts. The flat water of Draycote allowed the 9 rig to fly when off the wind, making the downwinds both fast and fruity! The top 4 of Peter Barton (Lyimgton Town), Tim Hire (RLymYC/LTSC), Greg Bartlett (Starcross YC) and Liam Willis (Lyimgton Town) finished overnight just 3 points apart after a close day of racing. The lighter winds of Sunday allowed for bigger losses and gains to be made and more sailors in the mix at the front, resulting in increased volatility on the scoreboard. One shift on the upwind or gust on the downwind could cost more than 5 places. Perhaps the most consistent were Dominic Hall (Hayling), Chris Larr (Northampton SC) and Chris Hatton (Bowmoor SC). In the final race Dominic took a bullet while notably Phil White (Bowmoor SC) had a blistering race recording a 5th place result, as well as Christopher Abbott (Nottingham SC) sealing a 10th also in the final race, which were best results of the event. Peter Barton took the overall win and RS Aero 9 National Championship, sealed by a magnificent final race in which he managed to claw his way up to 2nd after a disastrous start. He was followed by Tim Hire and Greg Bartlett. Top 3 Masters were David Cherrill (Broadwater SC), Neil Crosby (Bowmoor SC) and Sandy Day (all the way from Loch Lomond SC).

MANY THANKS must go to the team at Draycote Water SC who organised and ran the amazing COVID-friendly event. Thanks to Rooster for their generous support and a special mention to Inge and Richard Pye for organising all the trophies.
 
JURY DEBRIEF
We are fortunate to have Juror David Battye involved to help keep our racing fairer and enjoyable, whilst helping to educate us as a fleet in the process. David explains the incidents and what to be careful of in your racing;
Day 1 debrief - 3 yellow flags. 10-22kn wind
Day 2 debrief - 5 yellow flags, lighter winds of 6-12kn.
 
NEXT UP we look forward to similar great racing at Spinnaker SC on 24th October and the RS Aero End of Season Champs hosted by Datchet Water SC on the 7th November. Full details on the RS Aero UK Events List.
 
PHOTOS


Results

Winners
RS Aero 5    
1st Overall Jonathan Bailey Grafham WSC
1st Youth Jonathan Bailey Grafham WSC
1st Youth Lady Abby Hire RoyalLymYC/LymTownSC
1st Adult Lady Alice Lucy Rutland SC
1st Master Tim Rush Notts County SC
     
RS Aero 7    
1st Overall Craig Williamson Staunton Harold SC
1st Master John Derbyshire Emsworth SC
1st Youth Fred Barry Warsash SC
1st Lady Eleanor Craig Draycote WSC
     
RS Aero 9    
1st Overall Peter Barton Lymington Town SC
1st Youth Tim Hire RoyalLymYC/LymTownSC
1st Master David Cherrill Broadwater SC
 
 
Full Results - 8 races, 1 discard
RS Aero 5                          
Rank Sail Helm Club Cat. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 3042 Jonathan Bailey Grafham WSC Y 4 -8 4 4 3 3 1 1 28 20
2nd 1312 Andrew Frost Sutton Bingham SC   3 4 1 5 1 5 -14 2 35 21
3rd 2697 Mike Wood RAF SA/ Draycote WSC   6 1 -8 1 2 8 3 3 32 24
4th 3303 SammyIsaacs-Jnson Maidenhead SC   2 3 7 8 5 4 -17 4 50 33
5th 2966 David Peaty Draycote WSC Y 5 7 3 9 -13 1 7 8 53 40
6th 2077 Tom Ahlheid Frensham Pond SC Y 1 9 6 7 9 -12 8 12 64 52
7th 1533 Ted Ball Draycote WSC Y 12 5 2 2 15 -19 2 18 75 56
8th 2071 Sam Blaker Benfleet/Thorpe BayYC Y 10 6 10 6 8 -15 4 14 73 58
9th 2356 David Calder Burghfield SC Y 7 2 15 3 -19 11 13 10 80 61
10th 1566 Abby Hire RoyalLymYC/LymTownSC Y L 9 12 5 15 4 2 19 -25 91 66
11th 3351 Tim Rush Notts County SC M -15 10 13 11 10 9 6 13 87 72
12th 3073 Alice Lucy Rutland SC L 11 -18 9 13 7 13 11 9 91 73
13th 1672 Fergus Pye Draycote WSC Y 8 11 12 10 -21 17 18 5 102 81
14th 1568 Caitlin Atkin Maidenhead SC L 17 13 14 14 17 6 -24 16 121 97
15th 2214 Yana Skvortsova Island Barn RSC Y L (DNC) 15 24 18 14 7 5 17 130 100
16th 3330 Iona Willows Dorchester/LymTownSC L 13 17 16 12 11 -23 9 22 123 100
17th 1893 Alice Davis GreatMoor/DraycoteWSC Y L -21 19 19 20 6 14 12 11 122 101
18th 1301 Oskar Shepherd Great Moor SC Y 18 16 -25 21 12 16 15 15 138 113
19th 2141 Antony Clay Draycote WSC   16 21 21 19 -23 10 21 7 138 115
20th 1181 Mark Ripley Paignton SC Y 20 -24 11 16 18 20 16 21 146 122
21st 2195 Joseph Blaker Benfleet YC Y 23 14 20 (OCS) 16 24 10 24 161 131
22nd 3019 Jake Faithfull SouthCaernarvonshireYC Y 25 23 23 17 -26 22 26 6 168 142
23rd 1888 Abigail Larr Northampton SC Y L 19 22 18 22 -24 21 23 19 168 144
24th 3301 Emily Davis GreatMoor/DraycoteWSC L 14 25 22 24 20 -27 20 23 175 148
25th 2841 Nath PritchardJones Leigh and Lowton SC Y 24 -26 17 25 25 26 25 20 188 162
26th 1999 Gary Walton Draycote WSC M 22 20 26 23 -27 25 22 26 191 164
27th 2442 Helen Bailey Grafham WSC L (DNC) DNC DNC DNC 22 18 27 27 214 184
28th 2929 Elliot Toms Fowey Gallants SC Y (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 240 210
28th 3297 Esme Barraclough Yorkshire Dales SC Y L (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 240 210
                             
RS Aero 7                          
Rank Sail Helm Club Cat. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 2719 Craig Williamson Staunton Harold SC   1 (DNC) 2 2 2 1 1 4 50 13
2nd 73 Noah Rees Lymington Town SC   2 1 1 1 -9 5 2 6 27 18
3rd 136 Richard Pye Draycote WSC   5 -8 6 7 5 2 3 2 38 30
4th 3000 Steve Norbury Warsash SC   6 6 4 4 10 3 7 (UFD) 77 40
5th 2738 Spike Daniels Hayling Island SC   9 2 3 6 13 7 5 (UFD) 82 45
6th 3047 Andy Kilburn Lymington Town SC   13 (RET) 10 8 1 10 9 3 91 54
7th 2553 Mark Riddington Emsworth Slipper SC   14 5 5 -17 15 4 6 5 71 54
8th 2922 Andrew Wishart Broadwater SC   7 3 (OCS) 3 4 UFD 4 1 96 59
9th 3286 John Derbyshire Emsworth SC M 3 10 7 11 6 11 14 -18 80 62
10th 3342 Jack Miller Felpham SC   12 4 8 5 -22 9 12 12 84 62
11th 3127 Fred Barry Warsash SC Y 10 9 9 9 21 13 (DSQ) 9 117 80
12th 3043 Philip Bailey Grafham WSC   8 11 12 12 24 6 (UFD) 14 124 87
13th 1742 Edward Tuite-Dalton Draycote WSC M 20 14 16 -26 8 18 8 8 118 92
14th 3032 Thomas Penty Beaver SC   15 15 -25 21 7 14 15 17 129 104
15th 1603 Rob Ahlheid Frensham Pond SC   11 16 18 15 16 19 -21 10 126 105
16th 2746 David Blaker Thorpe Bay YC M 19 18 20 16 11 -23 11 15 133 110
17th 1400 Gary Fowler Grafham WSC M 16 12 14 13 23 15 18 -26 137 111
18th 1135 James Smaggasgale Hillingdon OAC Y 25 23 -27 24 20 8 10 7 144 117
19th 1747 Andrew Cooney Broadwater SC M 24 19 19 -27 18 12 13 13 145 118
20th 2603 Eleanor Craig Draycote WSC L 4 7 11 10 14 (UFD) UFD DNC 157 120
21st 3341 Bill Knights Hunts/BrancasterStaithe   22 13 13 19 26 26 (UFD) 16 172 135
22nd 61* Cathy Partington (6) Leigh and Lowton SC L 18 20 21 20 -25 20 16 21 161 136
23rd 2039 Karl Morley Burton SC   -26 24 15 18 19 22 23 20 167 141
24th 3018 Robin Caiger Bough Beech SC   30 26 23 23 -32 24 22 11 191 159
25th 1832 Adam Smith Draycote WSC   -32 22 26 22 17 29 19 24 191 159
26th 2515 Iain Soars Frensham Pond SC   23 21 24 25 -29 17 28 22 189 160
27th 2726 Dominic Smith Ripon SC   21 27 17 14 31 30 25 (DNC) 202 165
28th 3196 Steph Harding Hollowell SC L (DNC) DNC DNC DNC 3 16 17 19 203 166
29th 2932 Pete Blakey Draycote WSC M 17 (RET) DNC DNC 12 21 20 23 204 167
30th 1926 Sarah Tuite-Dalton Draycote WSC M L 29 28 22 (RET) 27 27 26 28 224 187
31st 3020 Daniel Kemble Grafham WSC   27 25 28 28 -33 28 29 27 225 192
32nd 2731 Andrew Green Draycote WSC   28 17 (DNC) DNC 28 25 24 RET 233 196
33rd 1365 Steven Angell Draycote WSC   31 (DNF) DNC DNC 30 UFD 27 29 265 228
34th 1308 Ellen Campbell Draycote WSC L (DNC) DNC DNC DNC 34 31 30 25 268 231
35th 1415 Keith Escritt Yorkshire Dales SC M (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 296 259
35th 1551 Paul Etheridge Lymington Town SC M (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 296 259
*RS Aero 6 prototype rig being trialed racing alongside the RS Aero 7s on an equal basis.            
                             
RS Aero 9                          
Rank Sail Helm Club Cat. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 3193 Peter Barton Lymington Town SC   5 2 1 1 1 -11 2 2 25 14
2nd 1586 Tim Hire RoyalLymYC/LymTownSC Y 1 4 2 3 7 1 1 -8 27 19
3rd 3174 Greg Bartlett Starcross YC   3 1 3 4 -11 2 4 3 31 20
4th 2955 Liam Willis Lymington Town SC   2 3 4 2 4 4 -11 9 39 28
5th 3183 Dominic Hall Hayling Island SC   8 -9 5 6 3 3 5 1 40 31
6th 2891 Chris Larr Northampton SC   4 5 -9 8 5 6 6 4 47 38
7th 3023 Richard Watsham Starcross YC / RNSA   7 8 8 7 -12 5 9 7 63 51
8th 1590 Chris Hatton Bowmoor SC   6 10 (RET) DNC 2 7 3 6 80 57
9th 3144 Matt Thursfield Chelmarsh SC   -11 6 10 9 6 9 7 11 69 58
10th 3198 David Cherrill Broadwater SC M 10 12 11 13 10 10 8 -16 90 74
11th 2001 Simon Geyman Datchet / Lym Town SC   18 17 7 5 8 12 (UFD) 12 102 79
12th 3130 Rorden Cohen Frampton-on-Severn SC   (OCS) 7 6 10 18 15 10 15 104 81
13th 2935 Phil White Bowmoor SC   12 11 15 15 -19 14 12 5 103 84
14th 1306 Jack Fraser Draycote WSC   16 14 14 11 16 -18 13 14 116 98
15th 2581 Peter Craggs York Railway Institute SC   14 13 12 14 15 -19 17 13 117 98
16th 3294 Neil Crosby Bowmoor SC M 15 18 18 12 14 8 15 (DNC) 123 100
17th 3397 Matt Perkins Lymington Town SC   13 16 13 (DNC) 13 16 14 17 125 102
18th 2362 Sandy Day Loch Lomond SC M 9 15 16 (DNC) 9 17 18 DNC 130 107
19th 1218 Christopher Abbott Nottingham SC M 19 20 (RET) DNC 17 13 16 10 141 118
20th 1031 Stuart Philbey Datchet WSC   17 19 17 (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC 168 145
21st 1402 Sean Ward Lymington Town SC   (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 184 161
21st 3170 Steve Wilson RS Sailing   (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 184 161




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