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RS Feva Summer Championships at Draycote Water Sailing Club

by Lucy Jameson 8 Sep 2020 06:46 NZST 5-6 September 2020
RS Feva Summer Championships 2020 © Giles Smith

Finally, the RS Feva fleet had the chance to hit the racecourse. With the team at Draycote Water SC working tirelessly to ensure all current rules and guidelines are followed. They transformed their site to allow a drive-through registration area and multiple launching areas to keep all socially distanced. The fleet experienced a slick, professional and most of all safe experience throughout the weekend and competitors, parents and supporters have been very quick to thank and congratulate the team.

On the water, the sailors saw a steady breeze on Saturday with three races completed successfully. Felix Stewart and Liam Farrell Windermere SC and Llandudno SC appeared unstoppable with first in race 1 and 2, but a premature start in race 3 resulted in an OCS.

Race 4 proved to be one of the most controversial races we have seen for a long time here in the UK, abandoned on the water by the race team and then, after requests for redress, the protest committee giving places to just three boats.

Sunday's forecast was for lighter variable winds and with one discard sailors knew that they had to ensure they made no mistakes! Four race starts, and not a single OCS proved that everyone was playing extra safe!

In the end, it was consistency that appeared to pay off. Olly Peters from Hayling Island Sailing Club and Sam Webb from Royal Lymington YC took the overall top spot. Sisters Rosie and Susie Sheahan from Chew Valley Lake came in second and Max Sydenham and Tristan Ahlheid from Hayling Island Sailing Club finishing in third.

With the number of protests and requests for redress logged it was felt that the best option would be to have all hearings on Zoom during the week and so results at this time are still provisional.

When you look at the scoreboard, you can see that despite the long break from the National Circuit, the fleet is as competitive as ever with top three results for most teams in the top 17.

On behalf of the RS Feva Class Association, all the competitors their families and supporters we would like to thank the entire team at Draycote Water SC for a brilliantly executed weekend both on and off the water. We hope that your enthusiasm and great team effort inspire other clubs to follow suit.

Provisional Results (subject to protest):

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st7355Olly PetersSam WebbHayling Island541(DNF)3514436
2nd4917Rosie SheahanSusie SheahanCVLSC4810(DNF)2381348
3rd4079Max SydenhamTristan AhlheidHISC‑171121.551711148.5
4th5763Katy JenkinsAmelie HiscocksWPNSA968(DNF)17131559
5th5764Oliver RaynerMatthew RaynerYorkshire Dales SC273(DNF)31211763
6th7292Finian MorrisLaura ElmsDWSC/HISC2599(DNF)4117267
7th502Ellen MorleyHazel McDonnellHollowell2855(DNF)12126371
8th7615Felix StewartLiam FarrellLlandudno SC11(OCS)DNF1194178
9th7806Toby aldousTom armstrongPapercourt SC3164(DNF)181029888
10th5279William BaileyToby HatsellYorkshire Dales SC16267371619‑3994
11th5704Henry CammGeoff CammWarsash Sailing Club15219(DNF)2541325103
12th6895Freddie SunderlandStella NygardDraycote Water SC(OCS)1330DNF18109122
13th7633Imogen WadeKatherine BurgessDraycote Water SC(OCS)126DNF2415212122
14th7741Charlie GranFreddie CovellHISC(OCS)3111DNF66914128
15th3883Holly MitchellKaty FisherHISC213313(DNF)10271218134
16th4984Jemima DayEdward DayReading SC61821(DNF)35183210140
17th6272Joseph WarwickerFinley SouthonBough Beech(DNC)3OCSDNF131356142
18th6199Freddie FitzsimmonsHenry PattenRLymYC111029(DNF)30291623148
19th4545Mark Jenkins JaumaAlex SydenhamHISC343715(DNF)167355149
20th4347Patrick HillJonathan HillSwarkestone SC202517(DNF)9322522150
21st7052Hazel JonesEdith IngramHISC231435(DNF)23202219156
22nd5847Zeb FellowsFin GribbinYealm Yacht Club312218(DNF)27262321168
23rd6611Florence IngramPhil IngramHISC71922(DNF)37284016169
24th4470Vanja Ramm‑EricsonMaia DelinChew Valley Lake(DNC)1526DNF28141720171
25th6351Freddie MacLavertyKeira LukeLlandudno SC104314(DNF)21362730181
26th6171Toby holmes‑lingSophie WatsonHISC302724(DNF)33212027182
27th7000Toby SmithGeorgiana CaldecottRutland Sailing Club193823(DNF)15412126183
28th7530Freddie CallaghanThomas RoyRoyal Southern363416(DNF)8194131185
29th7807Rachel HarperPolly MasonHISC124432(DNF)32242417185
30th6200Holly FisherAmy BowersHISC261739(DNF)36231832191
31st7261IMOGEN PALMERRALPH SURGUYroyal hospital school132012(DNF)433036DNC205
32nd7605Benjamin RipleyEmilia RipleyHISC3235311.5‑40343735205.5
33rd6301Josh StokesLiam WheelanHISC373225(DNF)14383129206
34th7264Jeremy LandonHenry LandonDatchetSC293937(DNF)22251542209
35th6505Ruby AndrewsSophie FoskettBlackwater SC222334(DNF)29433028209
36th4682Jessica HaighLucy ShelterBlackwater SC82128(DNF)34374244214
37thnoBen StokesJess CaldwellHISC272444(DNF)20313434214
38th7394Isabel MasseyLaura HantraisItchenor Sailing Club244033(DNF)44392624230
39th7672Emma RennieSophie RennieParkstone Yacht Club183640(DNF)38442837241
40th3333Oscar BurgessSorcha BurgessHISC354227(DNF)41223840245
41st7190Imogen GreenFelicity AngellDraycote Water SC383041(DNF)26354333246
42nd6494Harry courtsBryce surguyCorinthian Otters(OCS)2920DNF39403338250
43rd4904Robert ByneClem MiddleDraycote Water SC(RET)DNC46DNF19333936275
44th6309Millie DeaconGracie JoslinRoyal Hospital School142836(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNC282
45th6871Allegra MasseyGeorge MasseyItchenor Sailing Club414538(DNF)42424541294
46th4988Angus CockburnEdward GambleHISC404743(DNF)45454443307
47th5779Ben W StokesThomas RankinHISC334142(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNC320
48th5032Sophie MurphyHarry MurphyHISC3946(DNC)DNF464646DNC325
49th4247Adam AzizBen SherryLRYSA42(RET)45DNFDNCDNCDNCDNC342
50thtbcGabriella BurltonHennie BurltonRoyal Southern(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC357

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