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Correction to the previous posting as results should have been calcuated on best of 4 GP events. The winners of the Volvo Grand Prix Circuit are Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt with an impressive 1,1,2. Will Taylor came 2nd with various crews including his brother Matt, Fiona Mulcahy & Rupert Jameson. Harry Barry & Matt/Josh Beck came 3rd.
The trophy will be presented to the boys at Carnac.
Full results under the results tab.
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Lots coming up in the July see the events tab above for more details.
July 19/20 – Poole Regatta, Poole YC
July 19 – Summer Pursuit Regatta, Island Barn SC
July 26 – Bosham Open Meeting, Bosham SC
July 27 – Super Sunday Racing, Bewl Valley SC
Plus of course the RS Feva World Championships in Carnac, France racing from July 27 – Aug 1st.
Good luck to Team GBR.
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If you’re under 25 (and still will be on Saturday 9 August), and the friends you race with are too, you have the chance to race for the stunning Aberdeen Asset Management Under 25 Trophy at this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week plus Cowes Week Limited is pleased to extend the early bird entry price (which ended in May) to help save you a little bit of money too.
If you’d like to enter and take advantage of this price offer, select the ‘paying by cheque’ option when completing your entry and email Claire Treasure (email@example.com) to let her know you are taking this offer up so that she can process your payment manually.
There are loads of great things happening at this year’s regatta in just under a month’s time – what better way to spend your summer holidays?!
The team at Cowes Week Limited can help with any aspect of your entry and taking part (including best options for berthing and accommodation etc) – give them a call to chat through the options on: 01983 295744.
Enter the regatta via http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?map=cw14&ui=cw1&style=std&override=§ion=takingpart&page=entries
Stokes Bay marked the last Volvo Grand Prix of the 2013/14 series. A total of 48 boats entered, most arriving on Saturday morning to find breezy conditions and big swell. The fleet launched with a start line just 100 m from the shore, providing spectators with an excellent view of the race course. Some competitors decided it was too breezy to sail and waited on shore for calmer conditions.
Race 1 started cleanly with the fleet splitting up the first beat with Ben Todd and James Hammett leading at the top mark, the rest of the fleet not far behind.
At the leeward gate Ben and James were still leading, but by this time Ed Norbury and Charlie Hutchings were in close 2nd, with Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt not far behind. Positions stayed the same, until the final run when Ben and James took the line honours but Harvey and Bobby sneaked past Ed and Charlie to take 2nd.
Race 2 was postponed just before the go and then the black flag was hoisted. The restart was all clear with most of the fleet going left. Ed and Charlie led at the top mark this time, with Harvey and Bobby in 2nd and Ben and James in 3rd. No changes for the rest of the race so the top 3 boats were all on equal points.
In Race 3 the breeze increased to 20 knots. Again the fleet went left. Harvey and Bobby led at the top mark this time, with Ed and Charlie 2nd, and Ben and James 3rd. Positions stayed the same throughout.
Overnight leaders were Harvey and Bobby, with Ed and Charlie in 2nd and Ben and James in 3rd.
Sunday dawned with hardly any wind. The fleet started Race 4 on time with a big left hand shift coming in half way up the first beat. Will Taylor and Rupert Jameson led at the first mark, with Henry Jameson and Charlotte Ormerod in second and Harvey and Bobby in third. The race committee shortened the course to only one lap with no changes in positions occurring for the remainder of the race.
Ahead of race 5 the committee relaid the course before getting a clean start. Left was the way to go. 2 laps later Harvey and Bobby took the win, with Fin and Dan Armstrong getting a 2nd, and Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters in 3rd.
The final race saw a huge line sag with the breeze dropping off further and some boats not making the pin boat. Again left was the way to go up the first beat, but on the second Jack Lewis and Lucas Marshall played the middle in less tide and took the race win, with Harvey and Bobby in 2nd and Ed and Charlie in 3rd.
Thanks to Stokes Bay Sailing Club for putting on a great event & Sailtek Ltd for their event sponsorship as well as Volvo Cars UK for their continued support of the GP series.
Report by Harvey Martin
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Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt win the Volvo GP at Stokes Bay SC this weekend. Full report to follow shortly results at http://www.stokesbay-sc.co.uk/result/open/RSFeva.htm
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Day one results from SBSC at http://www.stokesbay-sc.co.uk/result/open/RSFeva.htm
Harvey & Bobby lead with a 2,2,1; 2nd Ed & Charlie with 1,1,2; 3rd James & Ben with 1,3,3.
Sailtek are supporting the Feva GP at SBSC this weekend with some extra prizes from their extensive chandlery range.
The Volvo GP circuit moves to SBSC this weekend & follows the usual format on saturday:
First start: 13.00 with 3 races back to back
Online entry closes at midday on friday but you can enter on the day with a £10 surcharge.
Well done to Nicola Barber who wins the Volvo car for the weekend with a tank full of fuel.
Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt win the 2014 RS Feva Crown Cup with a 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, BFD scoreline.
Full report to follow.
The RS Feva Inlands Championships had a new sponsor for 2014. Capita is a UK leader in business process management and outsourcing solutions. Rutland Sailing Club hosted the event with Stuart Childerley as the Race Officer.
With a light wind forecast for the whole weekend the plan was for 4 races on Saturday. Racing got away in 5 knots of very shifty breeze. First start got away on a black flag after 3 attempts. However after 8 minutes racing the wind vanished and to the cheering of the fleet the race was abandoned.
Finally some decent breeze came through and the fleet get away clean on a black flag in 7 knots of breeze. First at mark one was Lucy Greenwood and Nathan Loma followed by Archie Leckie and Harvey Leigh; 3rd Hannah and Maddy Bristow; 4th Will and Matt Taylor. By the end of lap one Team Taylor take the lead from Team Bristow. These positions held to the finish with Archie and Harvey in third; 4th James Hammett & Ben Todd; 5th Piers Nicholls & Freddie Peters; 6th Bradley Duffy & Bella Cox.
Race 2 got under way in 5-6 knots of wind with a clean start on a square line. All day the only breeze was under the clouds so the PRO was quick to get a race started as soon as new wind came down the lake. The wind hung above 4 knots and the leaders have made it to the first mark. Will and Matt lead from Rory Odell & Josh Bonsey; 3rd Bethany & Freya. By the end of lap 1 in the 2nd race, Team Taylor still lead from Archie and Harvey; Jessie Main and Poppy Gilks moved up to third. But all change at the front! At the second windward mark Rory and Josh take the lead from the Taylors; 3rd Archie and Harvey. Following a very light last beat the breeze came down the run with the leaders making for some very tight finishes. Rory and Josh held the lead despite trying to beat to the finish line with the kite up! Will and Matt took second while Archie and Harvey were third; 4th: Jessie & Poppy; 5th James & Ben; 6th Luke Beuvink & Matt Clarke.
The third race got away in 7 knots a big right shift made it a beat to the finish. Will and Matt win the race; 2nd Fin and Dan Armstrong; 3rd Ed Norbury and Charlie Hutchings; 4th Rory and Josh; 5th Piers and Freddie; 6th James and Ben.
Unfortunately the forecast was correct & racing was abandoned for day 2. So positions stayed the same.
So the 2014 UK RS Feva CAPITA Inland Champions are Will & Matt Taylor; 2nd Rory and Josh; 3rd Archie and Harvey; 4th James & Ben; 5th Hannah & Maddy; 6th Piers & Freddie; 7th Bradley & Bella; 8th James & Isobel; 9th Jessie & Poppy; 10th Ed & Charlie.
Full results under results tab above.