SEKONDA RS Feva Nationals at Torquay © Digital Images

The final day of the 2012 SEKONDA RS FEVA National Championships was a day to remember. Driving rain, poor visibility, 14 – 18 knots of breeze with the threat of more wind later. The forecast had been varied all weekend but the Race Officer decided to err on the side of caution and held the silver fleet on shore whilst gold fleet went out to test the conditions. Although the wind didn’t build as forecast, the rain swept in & at times the windward mark could not be seen.

Robert Masterman crewed by Marcus Payne continued to show the fleet their heavy wind skills & they streaked away to win the first race of the day comfortably. Elliott Wells & Jake Todd flew downwind to jump from 20th to 4th & then climbed through to 2nd place at the finish. Third to finish was overnight leader Matt Whitfield & James Taylor.

The visibility worsened at times for the second race of the day but again it was Robert & Marcus leading the way from start to finish but this time Matt & James were hot on their heels securing 2nd place & ensuring that the final race was a ‘show down’ between the two. The final start saw Matt & James use match race tactics to keep Robert & Marcus back & the pair were last across the line resulting in Robert & Marcus counting a 10th from the previous days light wind race. Meanwhile the rest of the fleet were fighting it out for 3rd place overall.

At the first leeward gate Tom Darling & Will Dolin were ahead of James Hutton-Penmam & Thomas Jayasekara then James Curtis & Harry Phelps. They extended their lead & the positions held to the finish.

The championship however was decided further down the fleet with Matt & James securing the title with a 39th whilst Robert & Marcus posted a 37th which gave them 2nd.

As the gold fleet sailed home the silver fleet came out to race. In the end it was Libi Askew & Emily Proud 1st at the post followed by Max & Cody Griggs with Rex Farrant & Lewis Keen in 3rd.

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club organized a fantastic event despite the weather with varied racing & efficient organization.

Matt & James are worthy champions of the open title, youth title (under 18) & All Boys Trophy, Robert & Marcus came 2nd despite scoring 5 firsts in the windier conditions. 3rd place went to 11 year old Elliott Wells & Jake Todd whilst in 4th were Anna Prescott & Jess Eales who also secured the All Girls Trophy. Tom Darling & Will Dolin finished 5th & took away the Junior Trophy (under 14) just ahead of Morgan Peach & Sophie Caseldine making a guest appearance at the event & first local boat.

The Silver fleet was won by Matthew Viney & Huw Nunn with Max & Cody Griggs 2nd ahead of Immi Slinn & Ruby Griffin.

First family were brothers Chay & Stirling Taylor in 10th overall whilst Edward (son) & Steve (dad) Norbury 2nd in 12th overall; a 26th overall gave Graeme (dad) & Izzi (daughter) Bristow 3rd place.

Top Club were Hayling Island SC whilst 1st Team winning the Anemoi Regional Challenge Trophy were the East Class Squad based at Rutland SC.

A special mention was made & prizes given to the three 10 year olds competing at the event: Jessica Jobson; Bethany Hewitt; India Edwards.

Merit prizes went to Harry Ashworth & Fred Clarke.

Overall Results:

Gold Fleet

 

Pos Sail No Helm Crew R1A R1B R2A R2B R3A R3B R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1 2686 Matt WHITFIELD James TAYLOR 7 1 1 3 2 3 2 39 12
2 4251 Robert MASTERMAN Marcus PAYNE 1 1 1 10 21 1 1 37 15
3 4332 Elliott WELLS Jake TODD 4 2 3 9 8 2 3 8 22
4 4355 Anna PRESCOTT Jess EALES 2 3 2 31 3 6 11 6 22
5 3357 Tom DARLING Will DOLIN 3 6 3 11 15 4 6 1 23
6 4000 Morgan PEACH Sophie CASELDINE 4 2 2 5 16 53 4 7 24
7 4627 James HUTTON-PENMAN Thomas JAYASEKARA 1 8 6 28 4.5 8 7 2 28.5
8 2508 Jamie JOBSON Eve GADD 2 8 9 34 32 9 13 11 52
9 3182 Andy BRIERLEY Jessica SCOURFIELD 11 5 5 24 6 5 26 32 56
10 4344 Chay TAYLOR Stirling TAYLOR 6 53 13 2 7 53 16 16 60
11 2047 Flynn DAVIES Daniel LEWIS 7 10 7 21 24 19 8 10 61
12 4623 Edward NORBURY Steve NORBURY 5 27 14 49 11 12 5 15 62
13 2383 Jenny SMALLWOOD Jamie WEBB 12 16 9 4 43 11 53 12 64
14 1518 James CURTIS Harry PHELPS 5 23 16 38 9 24 9 3 65
15 4883 Jamie SMITH Piers NICHOLLS 19 33 17 1 1 7 38 24 69
16 4608 Sam BARSON Bradley DUFFY 10 25 22 18 10 20 10 4 72
17 839 Jonny WATKINS Will TAYLOR 15 10 7 12 38 15 20 14 73
18 3120 Lauren MILES Esther FENTON-JONES 6 4 11 40 30 53 15 9 75
19 2683 Tom JOESBURY Will CREAVEN 53 6 4 6 13 18 30 53 77
20 4085 Samuel GRADE Katie PRESCOTT 8 11 11 25 36 16 14 17 77
21 4039 Wills MURRAY Will ORMEROD 13 11 5 17 28 17 19 25 82
22 4625 Patrick GANNON Sam PEARCE 14 12 20 13 4.5 36 42 23 86.5
23 4620 Cameron WEBBER Joseph FENWICK 9 17 6 44 47 10 41 5 88
24 3737 Edward HAYNES Tom SMITH 8 3 12 30 34 26 24 20 93
25 4610 Hannah BRISTOW Bobby HEWITT 13 13 10 14 27 22 50 26 98
26 1389 Graeme BRISTOW Izzi BRISTOW 9 4 15 43 35 25 12 53 100
27 4890 Max MATTHEWS Guy RIVINGTON 19 7 4 33 46 27 25 22 104
28 4133 Lily STREATFEILD Nic STREATFEILD 16 15 8 22 17 53 27 29 105
29 4825 Gemma VINEY Nia BERRY 20 9 34 23 26 14 17 34 109
30 3475 Daan DUTILH Roos van LOOKEREN CAMPAGNE 20 22 18 19 18 21 43 13 109
31 4717 Delanie RUTTER Eve TOWNSEND 53 16 10 29 12 35 31 21 119
32 4102 Matt HILL Joe REEVE 18 28 13 45 14 32 28 19 120
33 3626 Alex JOESBURY Emlyn WILLIAMS 17 17 25 36 33 13 21 27 120
34 4650 Ross BANHAM Peter BANHAM 27 14 30 26 19 31 29 18 133
35 3788 Victor MATHEWS Jack RIVINGTON 3 5 19 42 41 30 39 40 136
36 3811 Rebecca LEWIS Fiona MULCAHY 53 13 16 15 22 34 36 38 136
37 2012 Phoebe WARREN Tabitha PEEL 10 22 19 39 50 33 23 31 138
38 4415 Nicholas ROBINS Alicia CAMPBELL-BOTTOMS 31 20 23 16 20 38 35 33 143
39 4530 James EALES Katie CRUICKSHANK 11 7 20 53 53 37 33 36 144
40 1486 Arthur BROWN Niamh DAVIES 28 21 26 7 31 43 37 44 150
41 4745 Katie DAVIES Gemma KEERS 16 21 30 20 44 47 22 43 152
42 3187 Elliott WILKINSON Charlie PURSALL 53 12 21 52 49 23 18 30 153
43 1883 Harvey MARTIN Will WARD 29 25 21 8 42 41 47 46 166
44 4814 Will BREBNER Josh GRAY 18 18 23 47 45 39 40 28 166
45 3903 Simon COX Oliver BAMPTON 26 19 27 51 37 28 32 35 167
46 4778 Alex COX Hannah MCGREGOR-SHENTON 17 9 24 50 48 29 45 47 171
47 1307 James DERMOTT Dominic LASHBROOK 27 14 12 27 51 42 53 53 173
48 3018 Tristan BRACEGIRDLE Anya GREEN 33 29 14 35 25 44 44 42 178
49 3424 Courtney BILBROUGH Orla MITCHELL 32 18 17 48 39 46 34 41 181
50 4165 Charlie BLAZEBY Meg NIBLETT 23 20 28 41 29 40 49 48 181
51 4622 Buzz GILKS Poppy GILKS 30 15 22 32 52 45 46 45 189
52 4604 Kathryn HUTTON-PENMAN Matthew JAYASEKARA 15 32 15 46 40 48 48 49 196
53 3734 Gregory SALE Alex FROST 23 23 37 37 23 53 53 53 196

Silver Fleet

 

Pos Sail No Helm Crew R1A R1B R2A R2B R3A R3B R4 R5 R6 Pts
1 3 Matthew VINEY Huw NUNN 22 34 28 3 15 12 80
2 2215 Max GRIGGS Cody GRIGGS 25 24 27 15 21 2 87
3 2153 Immi SLINN Ruby GRIFFIN 28 28 24 13 12 10 87
4 2523 Connie MEEK Emma BARNETT 21 53 53 7 5 4 90
5 3000 Sam THOMAS Sam VINEY 22 34 29 26 10 15 102
6 4635 Cameron ALLEN Nathan ALLEN 14 53 53 8 11 18 104
7 4744 ISABEL DAVIES Millie MOSS 37 19 35 18 16 25 113
8 4630 William BIRCHALL Georgia EVEREST 35 30 29 9 27 19 114
9 4606 Will ROBINSON Joe HILLS 53 53 8 2 3 53 119
10 3900 Lucy BEST Ciara BERRY 24 53 25 11 6 53 119
11 4222 James RUSSELL Lauren RUSSELL 24 27 26 16 26 53 119
12 4385 Libi ASKEW Emily PROUD 53 53 38 21 8 1 121
13 4614 Rowan HALKES Larissa CONNABEER 53 26 53 22 13 7 121
14 4648 Pippa CROPLEY Issy BLACK 53 53 53 10 2 6 124
15 4135 Stuart DOUGHTY Will BYFORD 21 31 31 31 41 11 125
16 2568 Rex FARRANT Lewis KEEN 25 53 53 25 20 3 126
17 3537 Grace SUMMERS Philippa CHANDLER 26 26 33 42 42 8 135
18 783 Jack NUNN David BRAND 12 53 53 4 18 53 140
19 4816 Matt CHAPLIN Laura VINTON 34 31 18 28 30 53 141
20 3999 Matt WALKER-MORECROFT Dominic COTTERILL 29 37 33 19 35 26 142
21 2 James DANDO Niall BOWERS 38 30 31 14 33 53 146
22 3362 Ellie WALTON Abi RILEY 53 32 40 29 25 23 149
23 4194 Dominic HALL Jonathan HALL 53 53 53 17 14 13 150
24 3740 Alice KIDD Remi PFISTER 53 36 32 37 29 17 151
25 3172 Harry ASHWORTH Fred CLARK 36 29 34 27 43 27 153
26 3020 Hamish OLIVER James RUDD-JONES 53 53 53 24 7 22 159
27 797 Ella MITCHELL Hannah JENNINGS 53 24 32 23 31 53 163
28 2431 Edward WHATTOFF James RIGBY 53 33 39 39 39 14 164
29 2577 Ben WEBB Alex SMALLWOOD 53 53 53 1 9 53 169
30 4631 Freya BLACK Georgia BAKER 53 53 53 6 4 53 169
31 2045 Nick NEVE Lottie NEVE 53 53 53 12 1 53 172
32 4641 Josh STRAUSS Jack MITCHELL 53 53 53 30 28 16 180
33 4204 Samuel LEEDHAM Jemima LEEDHAM 53 35 41 34 17 53 180
34 4682 George CATCHPOLE Sam TOMPSON 53 53 53 5 19 53 183
35 3458 Steph WEBBER Ben OLIVER 53 53 36 20 23 53 185
36 56 Harriet WINBUSH Sophie BROWN 53 53 53 47 34 5 192
37 211 Tom DUTTON India EDWARDS 53 53 53 33 32 21 192
38 4145 Tristan PAYNE Jeremy NELSON 53 53 53 35 48 9 198
39 3815 Issy GILBERT Emily COVELL 53 53 53 38 44 20 208
40 4470 Cristian EDMONDS Rafe WATSON 53 53 53 44 36 24 210
41 1492 Jessica JOBSON Angus WOOD 53 53 53 36 22 53 217
42 1354 Thomas HOUGH Jamie CROSSAN 53 53 53 48 38 29 221
43 2915 Rosie ROBSON Molly NAYLOR 53 53 53 46 50 28 230
44 4615 Benjamin HOPPER Nick LORD 53 53 53 53 24 53 236
45 453 Harry BARKER William SPURWAY 53 53 53 32 46 53 237
46 3741 Niamh FENTON Georgie POWELL 53 53 53 41 37 53 237
47 306 Katie FIDDAMAN Ben TODD 53 53 53 40 40 53 239
48 3746 Hannah LEAF Mikki PUNTER 53 53 53 43 47 53 249
49 4186 William HITCH Max WILSON 53 53 53 45 49 53 253
50 4786 Oliver HEWITT Bethany HEWITT 53 53 53 53 45 53 257
51 1111 Charlotte ORMEROD Sue ORMEROD 53 53 53 53 53 53 265
51 4347 Ben WAHA Joshua WAHA 53 53 53 53 53 53 265
53 3734 Gregory SALE 37 37 23 53 53 53 196 23
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