The first Volvo Grand Prix event of 2016, 3rd of the series took place at Northampton Sailing Club on 16th and 17th April. 54 teams from across the country came together for what was set to be a great 2 days of racing. Tales of snow blizzards on the journey to the sailing club but not so much as a snowdrop was seen at Northampton SC!
The race team quickly got the fleet away for race 1 in very shifty and challenging conditions, Daniel Lewis and Kathryn Byne lead the race only to get caught on the run by Henry and Jamie Rastrick who then went on to win the race followed by Daniel and Kathryn and Ossian Bracegirdle and Josh Bonsey in third.
Race 2 took some time to get away with the wind fickle and shifting Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson lead with Jack Lewis and Lucas Marshall 2nd and Tom Callan and Toby Mizzi in third.
Race three and the wind became more consistent, following on from race 2 we saw Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson lead to take a very convincing win with the Rastrick brothers in 2nd and Rory Odell and Lucy Hewitson in 3rd.
With improving conditions and an uncertain and very light forecast for Sunday, the decision was made to go for a 4th race. Lauren Bentley and Jack Miller took a race 4 win followed by Henry and Rupert Jameson and finishing the day with a 3rd Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson. This put Freddie and Louis as the overnight leaders.
Sunday came with beautiful sunshine but not much wind! The race team managed to get the first race off, during the 3 lap race the top 3 places changed throughout the race with patchy wind throughout the course, it was William Caiger and Caitlin Morley taking the win with Jack Lewis and Lucas Marshall close behind and Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson in third.
Race 6 proved to be an impossible task with the race team trying their hardest to set the course only to see the winds shift time and time again. It was clear to all that race 6 was not to be and the fleet sent back to shore to pack away and head home.
Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson sailed a flawless series discarding a 6th place from Saturday to take the overall win, with the event having a changing top 5 in pretty much every race this showed real consistency in the most challenging of conditions.
Our thanks Go to the race team Miles Odell and Andrew Bonsey, the fabulous catering team and Neil Barford, Ian Castle and Sam for a fabulous weekend
A big thank you must also go to our very generous Sponsors, Volvo who support the class and sailors in a variety of ways, this weekend 3 lucky winners had a Volvo V40 delivered to their homes complete with a full tank of fuel, tow bar and extra number plate so that they could drive to Northampton SC in style, the car will then be collected on the Tuesday after the event. We know sailing can be expensive and know that this helps to make a difference.
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We will be drawing names from the entry list to award the use of a Volvo for the PA RS Feva National Championships over the coming weeks so get your entries in to give your self a chance.
The RS Feva Class are also very fortunate to have the support and valuable sponsorship from Magic Marine UK who provide prizes for events.
Full results – http://www.northamptonsailingclub.org/results/2016/2016RSFevaGrandPrix.htm
Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix – 16th and 17th April 2016. 3/4 Youth Event
Northampton Sailing Club
Results are final as of 15:34 on April 17, 2016
|1st||6200||Freddie Peters||Louis Johnson||(6.0)||1.0||1.0||3.0||3.0||14.0||8.0|
|2nd||4945||Jack Lewis||Lucas Marshall||5.0||2.0||(15.0)||4.0||2.0||28.0||13.0|
|3rd||5627||William Caiger||Caitlin Morley||(13.0)||5.0||4.0||6.0||1.0||29.0||16.0|
|4th||5764||Henry Rastrick||Jamie Rastrick||1.0||(11.0)||2.0||11.0||11.0||36.0||25.0|
|5th||6157||Henry Jameson||Rupert Jameson||(14.0)||8.0||14.0||2.0||7.0||45.0||31.0|
|6th||5846||Pierce Harris||Alfie Cogger||9.0||6.0||(25.0)||8.0||12.0||60.0||35.0|
|7th||4904||Daniel Lewis||Katheryn Byne||2.0||(14.0)||11.0||14.0||10.0||51.0||37.0|
|8th||2422||Toby Mizzi||Tom Callan||(21.0)||3.0||9.0||13.0||13.0||59.0||38.0|
|9th||6171||Rory Odell||Lucy Hewitson||12.0||16.0||3.0||(21.0)||8.0||60.0||39.0|
|10th||5028||Matt Taylor||Will Carron||8.0||10.0||12.0||9.0||(14.0)||53.0||39.0|
|11th||4179||Harrison Pye||Fergus Pye||4.0||(25.0)||23.0||10.0||4.0||66.0||41.0|
|12th||5453||Joshua Davies||Blake Tudor||7.0||7.0||17.0||(23.0)||18.0||72.0||49.0|
|13th||5460||Jack Miller||Lauren Bentley||(24.0)||23.0||7.0||1.0||22.0||77.0||53.0|
|14th||4100||Sian Talbot||Eloise Clapson-McBride||18.0||17.0||(39.0)||17.0||6.0||97.0||58.0|
|15th||501||Ellen Morley||Sophie Johnson||29.0||19.0||6.0||5.0||(40.0)||99.0||59.0|
|16th||6195||Harvey Leigh||Drew Gibbons||10.0||(33.0)||18.0||12.0||19.0||92.0||59.0|
|17th||2383||Toby Atherton||Matthew Bamber||17.0||18.0||8.0||20.0||(39.0)||102.0||63.0|
|18th||4530||Michael Dyer||Samuel Dyer||(28.0)||12.0||24.0||26.0||5.0||95.0||67.0|
|19th||200||Thomas White||Adam Trubridge||11.0||4.0||(47.0)||37.0||16.0||115.0||68.0|
|20th||2510||Ossian Bracegirdle||Josh Bonsey||3.0||28.0||21.0||(31.0)||26.0||109.0||78.0|
|21st||4963||Louis Wright||Jamie Allen||(34.0)||26.0||20.0||19.0||15.0||114.0||80.0|
|22nd||3638||Alice Edmonds||Issy Spurway||30.0||32.0||10.0||(33.0)||9.0||114.0||81.0|
|23rd||3672||Alexander Ratsey||Bertie Ratsey||25.0||(40.5)||13.0||16.0||27.0||121.5||81.0|
|24th||5763||Harry Jones||Phoebe Jones||15.0||24.0||(55.0 RET)||15.0||28.0||137.0||82.0|
|25th||6037||Freddy Wood||Christopher Clarke||33.0||(37.0)||5.0||24.0||23.0||122.0||85.0|
|26th||4062||Chris James||James Hall||(22.0)||21.0||22.0||22.0||21.0||108.0||86.0|
|27th||5517||Maggie Rickman||Nancy Rickman||20.0||30.0||(32.0)||7.0||30.0||119.0||87.0|
|28th||926||India Edwards||Nathan Lomas||26.0||9.0||36.0||25.0||(44.0)||140.0||96.0|
|29th||5448||Ellie Driver||Rachael Cross||23.0||(42.0)||16.0||29.0||31.0||141.0||99.0|
|30th||6188||Ewan Luke||Zac Blomeley||36.0||13.0||28.0||(38.0)||25.0||140.0||102.0|
|31st||4648||Will Jarman||Freddie Ellis||16.0||15.0||37.0||(44.0)||34.0||146.0||102.0|
|32nd||2508||Jessica Jobson||Caitlin Webster||19.0||(39.0)||19.0||27.0||37.0||141.0||102.0|
|33rd||230||Dylan McPherson||Chay Taylor||(37.0)||27.0||29.0||34.0||17.0||144.0||107.0|
|34th||1389||Holly Monk||Emily Haughton||40.0||22.0||(42.0)||18.0||32.0||154.0||112.0|
|35th||4626||Tim Hire||Abby Hire||39.0||(48.0)||26.0||32.0||20.0||165.0||117.0|
|36th||5802||Maddy Kirk||Toby Petit||27.0||(40.5)||27.0||28.0||36.0||158.5||118.0|
|37th||5800||Abi Clark||Matthew Peckham||(55.0 DNC)||34.0||31.0||42.0||24.0||186.0||131.0|
|38th||4622||Ethan Gerrell||Francesca Gilks||38.0||20.0||35.0||39.0||(43.0)||175.0||132.0|
|39th||4361||Tristan Richardson||Josie Ruffles||31.0||31.0||30.0||40.0||(41.0)||173.0||132.0|
|40th||6272||Harriet Watkins||Helena Watkins||(46.0)||29.0||41.0||30.0||35.0||181.0||135.0|
|41st||5900||Andreas Purse||Marcos Purse||35.0||(43.0)||34.0||41.0||33.0||186.0||143.0|
|42nd||6270||Theo Gumbley||Edward Daniell||(48.0)||38.0||40.0||43.0||29.0||198.0||150.0|
|43rd||5630||Amy Bale||Lucy Hughes||44.0||45.0||33.0||36.0||(48.0)||206.0||158.0|
|44th||4624||Alice Davis||Matt Evans||32.0||(47.0)||45.0||45.0||38.0||207.0||160.0|
|45th||4984||Delphine Ala||Kiona Townsin||43.0||44.0||43.0||35.0||(46.0)||211.0||165.0|
|46th||5005||Jess Flint||Alice Lucy||41.0||46.0||38.0||(47.0)||45.0||217.0||170.0|
|47th||5424||Oliver Neville||Freya Maxwell||(50.0)||35.0||44.0||46.0||47.0||222.0||172.0|
|48th||5936||Ben Ibbotson||Jamie Warburton||42.0||36.0||51.0||(55.0 DNC)||50.0||234.0||179.0|
|49th||576||Holly Harvey||Abigail Campbell||45.0||(50.0)||46.0||48.0||49.0||238.0||188.0|
|50th||6302||Oliver Gibson||Jack Leach||49.0||49.0||50.0||50.0||(52.0)||250.0||198.0|
|51st||2431||Alex Middleton||Jonty Mason||51.0||(52.0)||48.0||49.0||51.0||251.0||199.0|
|52nd||5426||Patrick Holmes||Rebecca Sale||47.0||51.0||49.0||(55.0 DNC)||55.0 DNC||257.0||202.0|
|53rd||6150||Issy Gibbs||Daisy Streatfeild||(55.0 DNC)||55.0 DNC||55.0 DNC||55.0 DNC||42.0||262.0||207.0|
|54th||6153||Phoebe Le Marquand||Sophia Jolly||(55.0 DNC)||55.0 DNC||55.0 DNC||55.0 DNC||55.0 DNC||275.0||220.0|
Scoring codes used
|DNC||Did not come to the starting area||55|
Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.8