The RS Feva Nationals 2011 saw the duo of Owen Bowerman and Charlie Darling take the victory in a brilliant final day performance.

Performances began in style as the race team awaited the beginning of the battle by doing a full volume performance of YMCA in black tie on the cabin roof. Competitors were left amused and bemused in equal part. Chris Hoppens performance on the bow was particularly noteworthy.

At the gun for the days first race it was looking good for the long time leaders Matt Whitfield and Gareth Viney as their closest competitors , Owen and Charlie were buried. But then we saw the stuff that wins championships – a stunning recovery to second. The final day shaped up for an almighty tussle with Matt and Gareth dropping a point.

Next race proved ultimately to be fairly decisive. Owen and Charlie were away whilst Matt and Gareth got black flagged (seriously ironic after last year’s event when the boys picked up four BFD’s on the trot). Advantage O and C. The final race was the re-sailed R5 and the boys had unknown to them a Z-flag penalty still hanging over them.

All that was needed was steadiness by the mighty O and C – but they weren’t certain of that. So Owen and Charlie signed of in style with another win that we calculate would have given them the title by a solitary point even with Matt and Gareth’s Z penalty. Fantastic racing.

Debbie and Tommy Darling were very consistent and comfortable for their third place. Fourth and fifth also finished with drama with nobody being quite sure until the dust had settled. Robert Baddeley and James Taylor just had it from Morgan Peach and Herbie Harford. Jovian Short and James Barlow finished an excellent event with the last of the overall choices in sixth.

The Ladies title was also decided by a very tight margin. Whilst the OCS in the penultimate race was costly to Anna Prescott and Jess Eales they had to yield in the title race to the most excellent Emily Peters and Augusta Redding. A deserved third place went to Gemma Bird and Morgan Dibb.

The Junior title went to last year’s runner up Jemima Lawson and Jenny Cropley with Joshua Belben and Jonathan Baddeley with Jamie Smith and David Brand a fine third. The silver fleet was won by a huge margin by Tom Joesbury and Ollie Sellers. A master class indeed and perhaps the first day mishap during qualification had them effectively in the wrong fleet. Still brilliantly sailed though. Second were Alex Cole and Will Creaven with third taken by Max Matthews and Guy Rivington.

Top Club were HISC with the three out of the top four boats. Top Zone for the Anemoi Regional Challenge went to the North Zone (ie no National Squad sailors or Adults) with the winning team members being: Will Robinson and George Hunter, Misha Radionovsky and Toni Duffy, Angus Inman and Joe Hills.

Spot prizes:

Best Dock Sailor: Oliver Scott and Tom Mitchell
Top Scots: Rory Hunter and Sophie Thomson

Top single handed rudder replacement/spinnaker take down and Crew retrieval:

Asher Robinson and Grace Bradley-Shanker
Most ever RS Feva National Championships contested: Hugo Tucker
Best Birthday on the day: Tim Collino
Top youngster: Jamie Allen
Top Local not in a national Squad: Rebecca Morris and Islay Grant

As ever Sekonda Watches have been fantastic sponsors and events such as this need ones of this calibre. Many thanks indeed. Finally, given that there are far too many stories for this article I just need to repeat the brilliance of the club, the selfless duty by Penny Clark as class judge and the personal effort by all the Morris and Shelley families and Rob Shelley in particular.

Gold Fleet

 

Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Pts
1st 4204 Owen Bowerman Charlie Darling Hayling Island Sailing Club 2 -3 3 1 1 3 -4 2 1 13
2nd 2686 Matthew Whitfield Gareth Viney Penarth Yacht Club and Cardiff Bay Yacht 1 4 1 7 (ZFP) 1 1 3 (OCS) 18
3rd 3105 Debbie Darling Tom Darling Hayling Island Sailing Club 4 1 -5 3 4 -7 2 4 3 21
4th 3307 Robert Baddeley James Taylor Hayling Island Sailing Club 9 3 3 8 -10 -10 5 1 5 34
5th 4000 Morgan Peach Herbie Harford Royal Torbay Yacht Club 5 2 6 4 (ZFP) 8 9 -15 2 36
6th 1250 Jovian Short James Barlow Royal Torbay Yacht Club 6 2 4 -45 6 4 -17 12 7 41
7th 4251 Robert Masterman Alice Masterman Hayling Island Sailing Club 4 4 7 5 8 5 -21 17 -18 50
8th 3811 Rob Loveridge Emma Loveridge Draycote Water Sailing Club 3 (DNF) 1 13 ZFP 2 -18 14 11 57
9th 4347 Emily Peters Augusta Redding Hayling Island Sailing Club 8 13 7 6 9 -15 7 -20 8 58
10th 4355 Anna Prescott Jess Eales Lymington Town Sailing Club 9 9 8 10 -11 9 11 5 (OCS) 61
11th 384 Robert Morris George Shelley SCYC & Shropshire Sailing Club 1 1 4 24 (RAF) 6 8 18 -32 62
12th 3357 Matilda Dolin Josh Voller Burghfield Sailing Club 10 -18 8 2 15 14 -20 9 6 64
13th 3394 Chris Allen Jamie Allen Hayling Island Sailing Club 7 7 11 -14 -18 12 12 8 9 66
14th 4084 Gemma Bird Morgan Dibb Hayling Island Sailing Club 3 8 (OCS) 19 5 20 6 (ZFP) 13 74
15th 4344 Chay Taylor Stirling Taylor Burnham Sailing Club 18 -19 13 18 -25 13 3 ZFP 4 87
16th 3672 Sarah Hussey Andy Brierley Royal Torbay Yacht Club 2 7 2 -28 17 16 22 -34 23 89
17th 2617 Jacob Barnett Emma Barnett Royal Torbay Yacht Club 7 9 15 -38 -30 21 16 11 10 89
18th 2587 Adam Kay Joseph Winbush Warsash Sailing Club 6 5 2 -47 16 25 14 23 -44 91
19th 3360 Jemima Lawson Jenny Cropley Emsworth Sailing Club 11 22 (DNF) 9 -29 18 19 6 12 97
20th 3001 Hugo Andrews Elliot Spensley-Corfield Hayling Island Sailing Club 12 15 13 15 13 -29 10 -26 26 104
21st 4459 Oliver Wright Luke Macdermott Paignton Sailing Club 11 10 5 -46 20 11 31 -46 19 107
22nd 129 Barnaby Blackstone William Proud Bewl Valley Sailing Club 8 6 10 -31 27 27 -42 21 22 121
23rd 3458 Hugo Tucker Tim Collino Emsworth Sailing Club 29 5 12 26 12 24 -34 19 -30 127
24th 4135 Will Robinson George Hunter Oakham School / Rutland Sailing Club 5 12 20 30 21 30 -33 -37 16 134
25th 3746 Misha Radionovskiy Toni Duffy Oakham School / Rutland Sailing Club -36 8 10 29 22 23 15 35 -37 142
26th 3003 Emma Scourfield Jessica Scourfield Royal Torbay Yacht Club 16 17 (OCS) 20 (DNF) 40 26 13 14 146
27th 4133 Angus Inman Joe Hills Oakham School / Rutland Sailing Club 10 21 17 17 33 -35 29 -48 25 152
28th 3788 Oliver Scott Tom Mitchell Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre 16 15 21 21 -38 22 28 -32 29 152
29th 4242 Seb Baucutt Harry Buisseret Tonbridge School / Bough Beech Sailing C 14 (DNF) 9 27 24 19 41 -42 21 155
30th 2050 James Hutton-Penman Kathryn Hutton-Penman Corinthian Otters / Burnham Sailing Club 20 24 14 -49 -35 34 24 24 15 155
31st 3737 Edward Haynes Henry Bowers Sevenoaks School / Bough Beech Sailing C 12 14 9 -42 ZFP 36 38 -41 17 160
32nd 3341 Ben Oliver Tom Oliver Calshot Sailing Club 22 10 (DNF) 40 14 17 13 -47 45 161
33rd 1664 Joshua Belben Jonathan Baddeley Stokes Bay Sailing Club 27 16 21 23 -43 -50 30 25 20 162
34th 3738 Sam Yearsley Ellie Burrows Hayling Island Sailing Club 33 11 11 -44 19 28 35 31 -38 168
35th 3537 Phoebe Warren Lily Summers Emsworth Sailing Club 20 18 15 25 -45 32 23 (DSQ) 36 169
36th 3909 Rory Hunter Sophie Thomson Arran Junior Sailing Club 25 17 12 22 -39 -47 39 29 34 178
37th 4382 Delanie Rutter Eve Townsend Emsworth Sailing Club 26 19 19 16 26 33 45 -51 -47 184
38th 3638 Patrick Gannon Niamh Gannon Burghfield Sailing Club 14 22 (OCS) 32 37 -45 38 22 27 192
39th 1883 Sophie Ward Will Ward Ogston Sailing Club 21 24 24 35 -48 -42 32 28 28 192
40th 4195 Cameron Webber Joseph Fenwick Hill Head Sailing Club / Thornbury Saili 19 23 24 34 32 -39 -43 30 31 193
41st 1486 Molly Brown Arthur Brown Burnham Sailing Club / Royal Burnham Yac 13 12 16 -48 (DNF) 38 36 36 43 194
42nd 3187 Elliott Wilkinson Joshua Croft St Mawes Sailing Club 17 13 16 -41 40 37 -49 33 40 196
43rd 2047 Flynn Davies Nick Hutton-Penman Burnham Sailing Club 22 23 (DNF) 12 28 -52 40 ZFP 35 198
44th 4044 Molly Griffin Dom Hall Draycote Water Sailing Club 29 14 23 36 31 26 -48 39 (DNF) 198
45th 4102 Matt Hill Joe Reeve Burghfield Sailing Club 23 31 19 33 36 -41 27 -38 33 202
46th 3792 Rebecca Morris Islay Grant South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club / Shrop 17 6 6 -50 44 43 -47 44 46 206
47th 4174 Jack Ward Sam Clark Claires Court Schools / 24 21 22 37 -46 -44 44 43 24 215
48th 3416 Imogen Scott Charlie Stannard Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre 15 16 18 (RAF) 41 46 -52 40 48 224
49th 4385 Emily Proud Olivia Winther Chichester Yacht Club 34 20 20 39 34 -48 46 -49 42 235
50th 3938 Finbar Preston Ed Shelley Emsworth Sailing Club (DNF) DNF DNF 11 (DNF) 31 25 16 OCS 242
51st 4279 Tom Nicholls Henry Proto Tonbridge School / Bough Beech Sailing C 19 20 25 -52 47 49 -50 45 41 246
52nd 4377 Alex Talbot Patrick Chapman Sutton Bingham Sailing Club 40 27 17 43 42 (DNF) -51 50 39 258
53rd 4219 James Middleton Matthew Mercer Crosby Sailing Club / South Caernarvonsh 28 11 14 51 (DNF) 51 53 52 (DNF) 260

Silver Fleet

 

Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Pts
1st 2720 Tom Joesbury Ollie Sellers Budworth Sailing Club / Port Dinorwic Sa 18 -34 (DNF) 2 1 1 3 3 1 29
2nd 3000 Alex Cole Will Creaven Cardiff Bay Yacht Club 15 (DNF) (DNF) 3 5 12 4 1 2 42
3rd 1412 Max Matthews Guy Rivington Tudor Sailing Club -32 -38 22 4 2 5 18 2 6 59
4th 2577 Jamie Webb Syd Mclean Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club -33 -28 27 1 7 14 1 6 7 63
5th 3883 Jamie Smith David Brand Hayling Island Sailing Club 30 (DNF) (DNF) 6 10 7 7 7 3 70
6th 3750 Jenny Smallwood Esther Fenton-Jones Papercourt Sailing Club 23 -25 -26 10 4 6 14 9 5 71
7th 4361 James Eales Lindy Prescott Royal Lymington Yacht Club 22 -26 -28 5 12 16 5 4 12 76
8th 3734 Joe Burgin Gregory Sale Oakham School / Rutland Sailing Club 13 (DNF) (DNF) 7 22 4 16 11 11 84
9th 3815 Molly Gilbert Tabitha Peel Emsworth Sailing Club -37 25 30 -33 6 10 12 5 14 102
10th 783 Jack Nunn James Dando Cardiff Bay Yacht Club 26 26 -32 13 (OCS) 2 2 21 15 105
11th 3900 Lucy Best Ciara Berry South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club / Cardi -32 -29 23 8 19 9 13 13 21 106
12th 2383 Alex Smallwood Liz Smallwood Wraysbury Lake (DNF) (DNF) DNF 9 3 11 11 14 13 113
13th 2828 Millie Gibbons Lily Streatfeild Chipstead Sailing Club 25 -37 -29 19 9 15 9 25 17 119
14th 870 Rebecca Lewis Harriet Winbush Draycote Water Sailing Club -27 -35 26 15 14 17 22 17 10 121
15th 4284 Will Arndt Nicholas Turner Tonbridge School / Bough Beech Sailing C -35 -35 18 28 8 3 26 34 18 135
16th 2215 Max Griggs Cody Griggs Royal Torbay Yacht Club -49 29 28 12 24 -39 15 8 26 142
17th 1307 Sam Barson Mike Lear Oakham School / Rutland Sailing Club -38 32 (DNF) 16 11 13 20 15 35 142
18th 1389 Hannah Bristow Bobby Hewitt Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club -43 32 (DNF) 14 37 18 6 10 28 145
19th 88 Alasdair Logan Angus Johnstone Largs Sailing Club 24 33 (DNF) -43 15 8 24 24 22 150
20th 3626 Alex Joesbury Emlyn Williams Port Dinorwic Sailing Club /Budworth Sai 41 (DNF) (DNF) 11 23 23 17 18 20 153
21st 4039 Wills Murray Grace Murray Oxford Pirates -40 27 -30 26 13 27 23 12 25 153
22nd 2508 Jamie Jobson Eve Gadd Royal Torbay Yacht Club 39 28 (DNF) 20 25 19 -40 20 4 155
23rd 3733 Tom Smith Daniel Wilson Sevenoaks School / Bough Beech Sailing C 42 (DNF) (DNF) 37 16 22 25 29 9 180
24th 3030 Jemma Viney Matthew Viney Cardiff Bay Yacht Club 30 34 27 22 31 -35 10 -36 27 181
25th 2153 Immi Slinn Ruby Griffin Draycote Water Sailing Club -48 -40 29 21 18 31 32 31 23 185
26th 2376 Callum Dixon Iona Dixon Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre 39 30 25 18 (OCS) 24 -44 23 34 193
27th 3781 Hector Nelson Jeremy Nelson Hayling Island Sailing Club 36 (DNF) DNF 25 17 26 8 30 (DSQ) 194
28th 4037 Libi Askew Poppy Daniel Burghfield Sailing Club 34 30 32 -41 (OCS) 21 21 22 36 196
29th 4407 Fionn O’Farrell Tadhg O’Farrell WSC 50 (DNF) (DNF) 32 20 20 31 47 8 208
30th 2920 Stuart Doughty James Dermott Oakham School / Rutland Sailing Club 35 -39 33 27 28 30 27 -40 32 212
31st 3102 Lucy Pratt Ben Poe Sutton Bingham Sailing Club 43 (DNF) (DNF) 23 29 32 29 27 33 216
32nd 4038 Charlie Pritchard George Goss Claires Court Schools / 28 -41 31 35 27 29 -38 38 30 218
33rd 448 Francis Baldwin Grace Dutton South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 31 36 (DNF) 40 21 28 34 -41 29 219
34th 3424 Courtney Bilbrough Orla Mitchell Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre -38 33 33 24 30 37 35 33 -38 225
35th 2915 Tom Dutton Dominic Lashbrook Shropshire Sailing Club 37 31 31 31 -39 -41 30 26 39 225
36th 1887 Georgia Panayi Sophia Panayi South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 42 (DNF) (DNF) 39 26 33 36 37 16 229
37th 4085 Samuel Grade Katie Prescott Lymington Town Sailing Club 41 -43 (DNF) 29 32 25 43 36 37 243
38th 1229 Hannah Collinson Lizzie Collinson South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 31 DNF DNF 17 (DNF) (DNF) 19 19 DNF 245
39th 576 Annie Acres Issy Gilbert Emsworth Sailing Club (DNF) (DNF) DNF 34 36 36 39 28 24 249
40th 3935 Thomas Morris Scarlett Croft Salcombe Yacht Club 45 (DNF) DNF 30 38 (DNF) 28 32 31 256
41st 3782 Asher Robinson Grace Bradley-Shanker Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre -47 37 35 -46 41 38 45 42 19 257
42nd 4346 Emily Hine Matthew Hine Hayling Island Sailing Club (DNF) 36 34 38 35 -43 37 43 42 265
43rd 3999 Matthew Walker Morecroft Dominic Cotterill Bowmoor Sailing Club 44 (DNF) DNF 44 43 44 33 16 (DNF) 276
44th 3676 Grace Summers Philippa Chandler Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club 44 (DNF) (DNF) 36 34 34 47 45 40 280
45th 3783 Indeg Owen Sian Rosewarne Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli -47 42 (DNF) 45 33 42 42 44 43 291
46th 4028 Sammy Issacs-Johnson Jordan Flynn Claires Court Schools / (DNF) 38 (DNF) 47 40 40 46 46 41 298
47th 4079 Madeleine Hopper Phillipa Hadleigh Thorpe Bay Yacht Club (DNF) DNF DNF 42 42 (DNF) 41 39 44 313
48th 4222 James Russell Lauren Russell Alton Water Sailing Club (DNF) DNF DNF (DNF) DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 375
49th 4103 Richard Dixon Matthew Dixon Marconi Sailing Club (DNF) DNF DNF (DNF) DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 375

 

RS Feva Nationals 2011 Day 3 © Richard Gibbons

RS Feva Nationals 2011 Day 3 © Richard Gibbons

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