120 sailors descended on Rutland Water for the 2019 RS Feva Inland National Championships. The sailors saw varying conditions throughout the weekend ranging from flat calm to fairly blustery. With Saturday’s temperatures reaching 28 degrees celsius the race took place over a weekend that included one of the hottest days in England so far this year.

Race 1 proved to be very shifty with pressure bands coming down both the left and the right side of the course. However, although it was their first time sailing together, Felix Stewart and crew Liam Farrell were not fazed by the tricky conditions and led the race almost from start to finish. Tom Ahlheid and Tom Stratton-Brown had a tight battle with Alice Davis and Abby Hire with the Toms narrowly clinching second place at the finish line.

The second race was dominated by Freddie Fisher and Gregan Bergman Smith, followed by Millie Irish and Tass Green in second. After two more races in the heat everyone was was rewarded by some well earned ice lollies!

With the variable conditions, places were traded all the time and the top ten overall positions switched around throughout the two days of racing. During the championship, there were many different boats who won a race, including Phoebe Peters and and Rachel Pyke. Many of those who were in their element were inland sailors who were experienced in sailing in shifty conditions. Out of the top five the only coastal sailors were Blake and Brett Tudor.

It was unknown who had won the championship right up until the end. The whole competition went down to the last race, with Tom and Tom needing to be within four places of Ralph and Kate Nevile and to be ahead of Millie and Tass as well as Alice and Abby. Midway through the race Ralph and Kate were 10 boats ahead but in the last two legs Tom and Tom charged through the fleet to end up being just two places behind Ralph and Kate, to win the Championship! Millie and Tass from Draycote came third overall, just beating Alice and Abby on countback. It was a good weekend for Frensham Pond Sailing Club as the Toms won the Championship while the Nevile siblings came second, concluding this great regatta – great sailing, great weather, great fun!

© Helen Ahlheid

 

Overall Results:

 

Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1st 5782 Tom Ahlheid Tom Stratton Brown FPSC 2 3 5 ‑15 1 ‑15 3 7 21
2nd 5000 Ralph Nevile Kate Nevile Frensham Pond SC ‑8 ‑23 6 6 3 2 1 5 23
3rd 7070 Millie Irish Tass Green Royal Anglesey Yacht Club ‑17 2 7 1 5 1 11 ‑21 27
4th 4624 Alice Davis Abby Hire RLymYC 3 ‑11 2 5 6 3 ‑14 8 27
5th 5174 Blake Tudor Brett Tudor Brightlingsea Sailing Club 6 4 ‑14 4 ‑16 8 5 1 28
6th 7000 Joey Taylor Terry Hacker Hunts SC/ Squiddies 5 5 ‑19 2 9 ‑26 4 3 28
7th 6330 Phoebe Peters Rachel Pyke Hisc ‑13 ‑19 1 11 8 4 9 2 35
8th 6300 Raulf Berry Olly Peters HISC 7 ‑34 10 ‑19 2 6 10 4 39
9th 6200 Freddie Fisher Gregan Bergman Smith HISC ‑20 1 12 9 4 7 ‑15 12 45
10th 2422 Fergus Pye Samuel Blaker Benfleet Yacht Club ‑28 12 ‑27 7 20 9 2 11 61
11th 5279 Esme Barraclough William Bailey Yorkshire Dales SC ‑18 8 8 10 ‑31 12 8 16 62
12th 6264 Felix Stewart Liam Farrell Llandudno SC 1 7 (UFD) (RET) 19 20 7 9 63
13th 5450 Joe Slipper Katherine Burgess Bowmoor 4 6 15 ‑32 12 14 (UFD) 17 68
14th 7464 Beth Miller Eilish Graham South Shields SC ‑45 ‑38 22 3 7 11 12 20 75
15th 501 Caitlin Morley Joe Blaker Benfleet Yacht Club 15 18 3 ‑23 ‑21 21 6 15 78
16th 6318 Angus Kilpatrick Ben Stokes HISC ‑35 ‑30 18 21 10 13 20 6 88
17th 6895 Teddy Dunn Imogen Wade Draycote Water SC 22 9 13 20 14 ‑23 ‑24 10 88
18th 4470 Quinn Edmonds Sam Cox Restronguet 9 ‑37 4 24 26 (UFD) 13 13 89
19th 5764 Oliver Rayner Matthew Rayner Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club 10 14 11 ‑29 ‑27 17 19 19 90
20th 6272 Joe Warwicker Max Steel Welsh harp ‑33 15 9 13 28 5 (RET) 25 95
21st 5763 Katy Jenkins Amelie Hiscocks WPNSA / Castle Cove 12 10 ‑36 8 13 ‑40 26 35 104
22nd 6911 Joseph Jones Amelie Curtis Burghfield ‑29 13 25 12 17 ‑29 27 14 108
23rd 5900 Tess Sadowski Caspar Barton Bough Beech SC ‑41 17 20 16 18 ‑27 16 22 109
24th 2431 Ben Tylecote Oliver Mckee Rutland ‑42 27 ‑28 18 15 16 25 26 127
25th 2937 Theo Deverell Ben Knights HUNTS SC 23 21 26 14 ‑34 ‑28 28 18 130
26th 502 Ellen Morley Hazel McDonnell Hollowell 14 26 ‑29 22 ‑29 19 29 23 133
27th 6919 Ewan McAnally Harry Burge Rutland 27 16 23 ‑33 23 ‑34 21 28 138
28th 7292 Jakey Wood Tristan Ahlheid Frensham Pond Sailing Club 21 ‑45 39 28 ‑40 24 18 24 154
29th 6524 Carys Attwell Freya Pembery Rutland Sailing Club 16 29 17 ‑47 32 32 ‑34 33 159
30th 230 Henry Hallam Alfie Sheahan CVLSC 26 22 30 ‑35 ‑35 25 30 32 165
31st 4056 Jemima Cook Abbie Wallace Blackwater Sailing Club 31 ‑39 37 ‑46 36 18 23 29 174
32nd 6089 Ben Tuttle Will Balch HISC 36 25 ‑40 ‑41 25 22 31 39 178
33rd 4102 Clara Jones Anna Utting Starcross 38 36 21 ‑49 22 30 35 ‑43 182
34th 4194 Edward Day Archie Bourne Burghfield SC ‑44 ‑44 24 40 24 42 22 31 183
35th 7301 William James Ben Meek Salcombe Yacht Club / SWYSA 24 24 16 30 42 50 (DNC) (DNC) 186
36th 6311 Charlotte Lo Liam Pfister Sevenoaks School ‑46 ‑41 32 34 11 41 32 37 187
37th 6157 Josh Stokes Caitlin Williams HISC 11 ‑42 34 39 30 38 38 ‑49 190
38th 6525 Solomon Wilby Patrick DC Rutland Sailing Club ‑59 ‑57 53 48 37 10 17 27 192
39th 2915 Issy Leetch Ellie Hattam Rutland Sailing Club 25 40 33 ‑44 33 31 40 (DNC) 202
40th 6246 Johnny Woolgar Thomas Armstrong Papercourt SC ‑50 31 35 36 38 ‑43 33 30 203
41st 6150 Toby Smith Dylan Beatty Rutland Sailing Club 37 33 31 25 ‑50 39 ‑48 42 207
42nd 7264 Jeremy Landon Henry Landon Datchet Water SC/Bembridge SC 30 35 ‑44 27 41 ‑47 36 38 207
43rd 6199 Freddie Fitzsimmons Henry Patten RLymYC 19 28 38 42 ‑48 36 ‑49 46 209
44th 6494 Bryce Surguy Hugh Andrews Blackwater SC/Squiddies 34 20 49 17 ‑56 52 43 (UFD) 215
45th 4917 Rosie Sheahan Susie Sheahan CVLSC 40 ‑43 ‑47 26 39 33 41 36 215
46th 809 Oliver Johnson Harry McTiernan Brightlingsea SC ‑48 ‑47 41 31 43 37 37 34 223
47th 1482 Rachel Harper Polly Mason Burghfield SC 39 ‑51 42 ‑52 46 46 42 44 259
48th 6112 Rose Hallam Tara Scully St.Mawes ‑53 49 51 ‑53 45 35 44 41 265
49th 6203 Tabitha Dorey Emma Bloese Guernsey Yacht Club ‑57 48 46 37 ‑51 45 47 45 268
50th 7056 Megan Rhodes Albie Cutbill Castle Cove/ SWYSA 49 32 45 55 44 44 (DNC) (DNC) 269
51st 4032 Sam Baker Ralph Surguy Corinthian Otters 47 ‑56 50 38 ‑54 54 52 40 281
52nd 6613 Oscar Thompson Sophie Foskett Blackwater SC/Squiddies 43 55 (DNC) (DNC) 47 51 45 47 288
53rd 6939 Henry Hobbs Guy Walwyn Sevenoaks School ‑55 53 48 45 53 (DNC) 39 52 290
54th 6047 Robert Weir Charlie Tucker Burnham Sailing Club 32 46 (UFD) 43 (RET) DNC DNC 51 294
55th 6296 Henry Collins Marius Kobler Tonbridge School 51 ‑54 ‑52 50 52 48 46 48 295
56th 3333 Oscar Burgess Sorcha Burgess Chipstead sailing Club ‑54 50 43 51 ‑55 53 51 53 301
57th 6312 Alex Kiggell India Trenowden Sevenoaks School 52 52 ‑54 ‑54 49 49 50 50 302
58th 6289 Duncan Randall William Enskat Tonbridge School ‑58 58 56 57 57 55 53 (RET) 336
59th 6153 Lauren Attwell Georgiana Caldecott Rutland Sailing Club 56 59 55 56 (RET) (DNC) DNC DNC 348
60th 6351 Freddie MscLaverty Keira Luke Llandudno (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 366
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