Cumbley takes Finn Nationals

After three beautiful days of racing out of Warsash Sailing Club

Monday July 21st 2003, Author: Phil Laycock, Location: United Kingdom
40 boats competed in this year's Finn Nationals at Warsash Sailing Club with many competitors taking part for the first time, proving that British Finn scene is still in very good shape.

The series took place in fabulous sailing weather with eight races over three days in wind conditions ranging from force 2 to 5 with some great wave sailing conditions.

Race officer Peter Knight is to be complimented for running the second great event in two years.

Notable absentees were Ben Ainslie who was sailing Chernikeeff 4 in the Admiral's Cup duty and two others who were training in Cadiz in preparation for the Worlds.

Charlie Cumbley won the event holding off Irish Olympic hopeful Aaron O’Grady despite a late challenge by the Irishman. Similarly Ed Greig held off the challenge of Adam Cowling to take third place with his brother Tom (Goliath) in 5th.

The prize for the first Finn sailor 'with a proper job'..ie: non funded or student etc went to Nick Daniels in 6th place who battled with Phil Laycock all weekend for the crown, Phil finishing 7th.

First Master (over 40) was Sander Kooij for the second year, finishing 8th.

First over 60 was Richard Hart who came an incredible 9th place after sailing a superb series showing the younger sailors how it should be done. Since buying a new boat he has seen a new lease of life. Richard did his first nationals 40 years ago.

Results

Pos Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1 Charlie Cumbley 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 9
2 Aaron OGrady 2 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 11
3 Ed Greig 3 3 3 3 3 4 9 4 23
4 Adam Cowling 5 4 5 4 6 2 3 3 26
5 Thomas Greig 4 6 4 14 8 7 4 6 39
6 Nick Daniels 10 8 8 5 4 6 5 7 43
7 Phil Laycock 9 7 15 7 20 8 7 12 65
8 Sander Kooy 8 OCS 7 18 12 20 6 9 80
9 Richard Hart 12 10 14 12 13 14 12 15 87
10 Stuart Glover 11 18 6 25 5 11 15 DNC 91
11 Robert Deaves 15 15 16 16 9 9 14 13 91
12 Russell Ward DNC DNC 19 6 7 5 10 5 93
13 Graham Page 21 11 9 11 14 16 DNC 11 93
14 Rowan Chaplin 22 9 21 9 17 10 17 14 97
15 Gordon Watson 7 21 25 24 11 22 8 8 101
16 Mark Andrews 16 12 18 DSQ 15 23 11 18 113
17 Martin Hutchins 17 14 11 20 10 21 28 DNC 121
18 Graeme Macdonald 19 5 26 17 24 18 24 16 123
19 Tim Powell 24 17 12 21 23 17 13 20 123
20 Ed Thorburn 18 OCS 17 15 18 19 20 17 124
21 Mark MacDonald 23 16 29 13 DNF 12 22 10 125
22 Howard Sellars DNF 31 10 8 16 30 18 19 132
23 Justin Chisolm 20 13 23 30 22 15 16 24 133
24 Jon Powell 28 22 13 23 21 27 21 30 155
25 James Wyburd 26 23 22 29 25 26 30 21 172
26 Mike Woodhead 14 20 28 31 19 25 DNC DNC 178
27 Mathieu De Verdiere 31 27 24 19 DNF 29 27 25 182
28 Robert Plant 25 24 33 32 DNF 24 19 28 185
29 Andrew Wylam 30 28 35 28 DNF 31 23 22 197
30 Simon Stonehouse 6 OCS 20 10 DNF DNC DNC DNC 200
31 Mike Till DNC DNC 31 27 DNF 12 29 23 204
32 Ian Kay 27 25 32 35 DNF DNF 25 27 212
33 Mark Ingram 29 OCS 38 33 DNF 28 26 26 221
34 Tim Tavinor 13 19 DNC DNC 26 DNC DNC DNC 222
35 Keith Fedi 32 26 30 34 DNF 32 32 DNC 227
36 David Martin DNC DNC 27 22 DNF DNC DNC DNC 254
37 Micheal Stringer 33 29 37 36 DNF DNC DNC DNC 258
39 Competitor 41 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 31 29 265
40 Laurence Maudsley DNF 30 36 37 DNF DNC DNC DNC 267

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