The Lennon Racewear RS Feva Spring Championship took place over the weekend at Hayling Island Sailing Club.

On Saturday the 61 teams were greeted with an ever-building breeze, reaching gusts of 41kts. This meant that despite Chichester Harbour being bathed in beautiful spring sunshine, Saturday was blown off.

With the clocks going forward and Sunday’s racing also being brought forward an hour, everyone was in for an early start. Sunday’s four-race series began with glamorous sailing conditions: wall-to-wall sunshine and 15kts.

Each race provided different challenges to test even the best sailors: choppy Solent waters, fluctuating breeze and powerful tides. Those sailors who could quickly get their heads around the conditions made it to the fore.

The event concluded with 20 boats being black flagged on the last race, reducing the size of the fleet considerably and providing the chance for some less experienced sailors to get some good results.

Team Dylan Squared, Dylan McPherson & Dylan Collingbourne, took the win by an impressive margin to retain the Spring Championship trophy.


Lennon Racewear RS Feva Spring Championship at Hayling Island © Toby Adamson / Adamson Visuals

After the racing we caught up with Dylan McPherson to get his take on the day’s racing: “We dealt well with the pressure of being defending champions and sailed well. It’s a great lead-up event to the World Championship and practice to get in. With no racing on Saturday, we went for a walk and got through a few ice creams, then got out early on Sunday. We started off with a third, then had two firsts after that, and discarded the last race where we finished 10th.”

Crew Dylan Collingbourne enjoyed the fresh conditions, “It was a tiring day; I just want to fall on the floor like a pile of jelly! Being the heavier there was a lot of hiking in these winds to keep the boat flat all the way up the beat. Many thanks to Allen for all the help they give us and coaches Jonathan and Flynn in the Burnham Squiddies; we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. This win really helps build the confidence, ready for the Nationals and the Worlds.”

On their main competitors, McPherson said, “Tom Storey and Ollie Kent were sailing very well, but were black flagged in the last race. There were some great battles on the water. It was a good fleet and gave us great competition. Next up is the Grand Prix at Yorkshire Dales.”

Lennon Racewear RS Feva Spring Championship at Hayling Island © Toby Adamson / Adamson Visuals

2017 Lennon Racewear UK RS Feva Spring Championship

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 63, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Tally Num Sail No Helm Crew Club R1
26 Mar
R2
26 Mar
R3
26 Mar
R4
26 Mar
Penalty SI 13.2 Total Nett
1st 14 230 Dylan McPherson Dylan Collingbourne Burnham Squiddies / Burnham SC 3.0 1.0 1.0 (10.0) 15.0 5.0
2nd 25 5565 Henry Chandler Louis Johnson ESC/HISC 2.0 5.0 (21.0) 7.0 35.0 14.0
3rd 58 3672 Alexander Ratsey Bertie Ratsey Royal Western Yacht Club 4.0 (15.0) 9.0 2.0 30.0 15.0
4th 55 6680 Tom Storey Ollie Kent Yorkshire Dales 1.0 2.0 14.0 (64.0 BFD) 81.0 17.0
5th 6 4627 Ben Hutton-Penman Lucy Hewitson Corinthian Otters (12.0) 12.0 8.0 1.0 33.0 21.0
6th 24 4179 Harrison Pye Fergus Pye Draycote Water Sailing Club (17.0) 11.0 5.0 5.0 38.0 21.0
7th 45 89 Rohan Murphy Lelia Peckham SWSC 5.0 7.0 (23.0) 9.0 44.0 21.0
8th 59 6305 Anne Marie Ratnage Alice Parker Sevenoaks School 15.0 6.0 2.0 (21.0) 44.0 23.0
9th 56 5627 William Caiger Caitlin Morley Sevenoaks School (13.0) 8.0 13.0 3.0 37.0 24.0
10th 57 5775 Sophie Dennis Dilly Ala HISC 11.0 9.0 4.0 (13.0) 37.0 24.0
11th 36 5517 Maggie Rickman Nancy Rickman Papercourt / HISC 9.0 16.0 (37.0) 4.0 66.0 29.0
12th 18 6540 Ewan Wilson Teddy Ferguson Wormit Boating Club 7.0 (22.0) 16.0 8.0 53.0 31.0
13th 47 6505 Rupert Jameson Ossian Bracegirdle HISC (40.0) 21.0 6.0 6.0 73.0 33.0
14th 54 4626 Tim hire Abby Hire Royal Lymington YC (25.0) 13.0 10.0 11.0 59.0 34.0
15th 29 2047 Issy Taylor-Jones Harvey OSullivan Burnham Squiddies (19.0) 10.0 17.0 17.0 63.0 44.0
16th 11 5288 Caitlin Webster Lucy Feguson Chew Valley 6.0 24.0 (27.0) 15.0 72.0 45.0
17th 41 5846 Pierce Harris Alfie Cogger Windermere School 8.0 14.0 31.0 (64.0 BFD) 117.0 53.0
18th 34 4904 Katheryn Byne Phoebe Jones Draycote Water SC/Burnham Squiddies 23.0 19.0 (39.0) 12.0 93.0 54.0
19th 4 6318 Angus Kilpatrick Archie Stokes HISC 30.0 (37.0) 3.0 23.0 93.0 56.0
20th 23 4963 Hamish Morley Nathan Lomas HISC (47.0) 18.0 22.0 16.0 103.0 56.0
21st 50 5626 Sophie Johnson Becky Caiger Burnham SC 18.0 4.0 36.0 (64.0 BFD) 122.0 58.0
22nd 33 5453 Joshua. Davies Jack Oakley RHS 22.0 (27.0) 20.0 19.0 88.0 61.0
23rd 15 6264 Eddie Farrell Kevin Farrell Llandudno SC 14.0 30.0 18.0 (64.0 BFD) 126.0 62.0
24th 21 6037 Freddy Wood Phoebe Peters Hayling Island Sailing Club 32.0 25.0 7.0 (64.0 BFD) 128.0 64.0
25th 19 6330 Flo peters Issy spurway HISC 26.0 31.0 11.0 (64.0 BFD) 132.0 68.0
26th 2 4624 Alce Davis Olivia Bracey Davis Great Moor Sailing Club 29.0 (35.0) 15.0 28.0 107.0 72.0
27th 31 5005 Jess Flint Jem Leedham Rutland Sailing Club 10.0 28.0 32.0 (64.0 BFD) 3.0 137.0 73.0
28th 30 5764 Jamie Rastrick Madeleine Bristow Yorkshire Dales SC 33.0 3.0 38.0 (64.0 BFD) 138.0 74.0
29th 53 6364 Thomas White Josie Meredith Papercourt (43.0) 38.0 26.0 14.0 121.0 78.0
30th 40 6301 Patrick Whelan George Sherwood HISC (53.0) 20.0 42.0 18.0 133.0 80.0
31st 10 6300 Blythe Berry Emily Jones HISC 21.0 39.0 (44.0) 22.0 126.0 82.0
32nd 22 4165 George Alexander Ruari McColl Salcombe Yacht Club (44.0) 32.0 28.0 26.0 130.0 86.0
33rd 60 6311 Ellie Wild Izzy Willis Sevenoaks School (41.0) 23.0 41.0 25.0 130.0 89.0
34th 49 4100 Sian Talbot Eloise Clapson McBride LLSC 24.0 42.0 24.0 (64.0 BFD) 154.0 90.0
35th 17 6199 Ethan Gerrell Tom Barnes Queen MarySC 49.0 17.0 25.0 (64.0 BFD) 155.0 91.0
36th 39 4407 Ollie Jenkins Josh Hobbs Burnham Squiddies/HISC 27.0 34.0 34.0 (64.0 BFD) 159.0 95.0
37th 5 4079 Annie Hammett Emma Wells HISC 34.0 33.0 29.0 (64.0 BFD) 160.0 96.0
38th 44 6214 Robbie McDonald Freddie Ellis HISC 38.0 26.0 33.0 (64.0 BFD) 161.0 97.0
39th 16 2832 Emily Procter Nathan Gribbin Paignton sailing club 28.0 29.0 40.0 (64.0 BFD) 161.0 97.0
40th 26 1389 India Edwards Emily Haughton LLSC 20.0 45.0 35.0 (64.0 BFD) 164.0 100.0
41st 13 1915 Lauren Discombe Sophie Dorrington HISC 45.0 40.0 19.0 (64.0 BFD) 168.0 104.0
42nd 3 5900 Andreas Purse Marcos Purse Bough Beech 42.0 36.0 30.0 (64.0 BFD) 172.0 108.0
43rd 63 3184 Zac Caldwell Freddie Fisher HISC 57.0 41.0 12.0 (64.0 BFD) 174.0 110.0
44th 61 3737 Elias Marchetti Ian Ratnage Sevenoaks School 35.0 (46.0) 45.0 30.0 156.0 110.0
45th 1 2416 Abi Tuttle Kiera Knight HISC 50.0 43.0 (53.0) 24.0 170.0 117.0
46th 62 4284 Chiara Calcagnini Anna Williams Sevenoaks School 37.0 49.0 (50.0) 33.0 169.0 119.0
47th 38 5028 Matt Taylor Will Carron Burnham Squiddies / Brightlingsea 16.0 (64.0 DNS) 46.0 64.0 DNC 190.0 126.0
48th 9 453 Bertie Barker lauren Thomas Bowmoor sailing Club 48.0 47.0 (51.0) 31.0 177.0 126.0
49th 43 5000 Ralph Nevile Rachel Pyke Frensham Pond SC / HISC (64.0 DNF) 64.0 DNC 43.0 20.0 191.0 127.0
50th 42 4470 Quinn Edmonds Fin Oliver CVLSC (58.0) 52.0 49.0 27.0 186.0 128.0
51st 48 516 Sandy Bailey Jack Francis Exe Sailing Club (55.0) 53.0 47.0 32.0 187.0 132.0
52nd 37 6611 Marnie Aers Ellie Shelter Squiddies – Blackwater Sailing Club 54.0 54.0 (55.0) 29.0 192.0 137.0
53rd 51 335 Ted Lane Alfie Sheahan CVLSC 52.0 44.0 48.0 (64.0 BFD) 3.0 211.0 147.0
54th 27 6613 Ioan Thompson Freya Terry Tenby Sailing Club 36.0 48.0 (64.0 DNC) 64.0 DNC 212.0 148.0
55th 12 3373 Ching Wong Elinor Oleary Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club 39.0 55.0 54.0 (64.0 BFD) 212.0 148.0
56th 32 5450 Joe Slipper Tea Sirolla Silverwing/ Queen mary 46.0 50.0 52.0 (64.0 BFD) 212.0 148.0
57th 28 4033 Isaac Elliott Toby Ingham Thomas Hayling Island 31.0 (64.0 DNC) 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 223.0 159.0
58th 8 6106 Benjamin Leffek Ben Deardon Dalgety Bay Sailing Club 51.0 51.0 (64.0 DNS) 64.0 DNC 230.0 166.0
59th 52 6345 Theo Aers Rhiannon Webber Squiddies – Blackwater Sailing Club 56.0 57.0 (64.0 DNC) 64.0 DNC 241.0 177.0
60th 7 3883 Ben tuttle Cam mitchell HISC 59.0 56.0 (64.0 DNF) 64.0 DNC 243.0 179.0
61st 20 2022 Frank Kelson Hugh Jones HISC (64.0 DNC) 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 256.0 192.0
61st 35 5003 Lucy Hughes Molly Parrish Pwllheli SC (64.0 DNF) 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 256.0 192.0
61st 46 3425 Ruby Andrews James Brown BURNHAM SQUIDDIES/BLACKWATER SC (64.0 DNC) 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 64.0 DNC 256.0 192.0

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