Adam Richards wins season opener

A report from the Cadets at RYA South & South West Zone Winter Regatta, Poole Yacht Club

Tuesday January 28th 2003, Author: Phil Lawrence, Location: United Kingdom
A high quality fleet of 39 Cadets gathered at Poole Yacht Club together with approx 150 Oppies, Toppers & Mirrors for the RYA South & South West Zone Winter Regatta.

The event provided Zone Squad members with an excellent early season opportunity to test their progress against each other and most of the Southern based National Squad crews.

The event was very well run and five races were completed on the day over a trapezoid course in a firm force 4 westerly breeze.

Will & James Rusden got off to flying start and were the early leaders of Race 1 pursued by Adam Richards and Sam Muskett and Elliot Parsons & Jenny Lennon. Will & James sailed well and held their lead to the finish ahead of Adam & Sam.

Adam & Sam, who are the current no 1 UK ranked Cadet crew, were the early leaders of Race 2 followed by Elliot & Jenny and Charlotte Lawrence & Molly Bridge. Charlotte & Molly passed Elliot on the second beat and closed to within a boat length of Adam by the finish. Adam & Sam repeated their win in Race 3 to take a clear lead in the regatta ahead of the Rusdens who sailed another fine race to finish second and the consistent Elliot & Jenny who scored yet another third.

Robbie Allam and Amy Yeoman, whose own boat was away for a refit, had struggled in their borrowed boat in the morning races. However their results were transformed in the two afternoon races and they led both from start to finish. They were followed home in Race 4 by Elliot & Jenny and Jack Lees-Smith & Alistair Laycock who sailed an excellent race despite being holed before the start to finish 3rd. In the final race Alex & Josephine Palmer coped well with shifting breeze to finish second ahead of William Hearn & Joshua Flack.

Adam & Sam were clear overall winners ahead of the Elliot & Jenny and Oren Richards and Connie Stock who had scored consistently well throughout the day. Although the Rusden brothers were the only Zone squad members to break the National Squad domination of the top 6 places, there were some other exceptional performances by Zone Squad sailors, notably James & Edward Jaffa in 8th and Jasmine Husband & Bethany Bridge in 10th.

Results

Pos Boat Name Name (Helm) Name (Crew) Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Disc Total
1 Touchwood Adam Richards Sam Muskett Royal Lymington 2 1 1 4 8 8 8
2 Pan Galatic Gargle Blaster Elliot Parsons Jenny Lennon S Cerney SC 3 3 3 2 6 6 11
3 Northern Exposure Oren Richards Connie Stock Royal Lymington 5 4 9 6 4 9 19
4 Will 2 Win Will Rusden James Rusden Highcliffe SC 1 8 2 11 9 11 20
5 Blue Moon Robbie Allam Amy Yeoman Parkstone YC 6 15 38 1 1 38 23
6 White Stuff Charlotte Lawrence Molly Bridge Royal Lymington 13 2 12 5 13 13 32
7 Who Dares Wins Sam Pearson Sophie Pearson Parkstone YC 4 13 5 16 14 16 36
8 Crème de la Crème James Jaffa Edward Jaffa Royal Torbay YC 7 9 18 18 5 18 39
9 Hippy Hippy Shake Robert Hepburn Georgina Hepburn Parkstone YC 8 23 7 21 7 23 43
10 Enigma Jasmin Husband Bethaney Bridge Royal Lymington 10 18 11 8 15 18 44
11 Just Add Water William Hearn Joshua Flack Parkstone YC 24 20 8 15 3 24 46
12 Aslan Harriet Barber Jos Haslam Royal Torbay YC 18 14 4 19 10 19 46
13 Pulling Power Georgie Blaver-Mann Georgy Akin-Smith P'stone YC 38 7 6 22 11 38 46
14 Liquorice Ben Muskett Pippa Weguelin Royal Lymington 21 6 27 10 12 27 49
15 Amadeus Alex Palmer Josephine Palmer Parkstone YC 38 5 38 9 2 38 54
16 Cyclone Jack Lees-Smith Alistair Laycock P'stone YC/Frensham Pond SC 19 24 14 3 19 24 55
17 Nitro Christopher Bailey Joanna Freeman Parkstone YC 11 19 16 12 38 38 58
18 Genesis Ben Lyon Sophie Jennings Highcliffe SC 17 10 32 13 25 32 65
19 Izzy Fast Alistair Holiman Sarah Underwood Parkstone YC 12 16 10 29 38 38 67
20 Oliver Impay Jackie Lamb Frensham Pond SC 16 22 19 14 18 22 67
21 Relax Jamie Crapnell James Harvey-Nevin Frensham Pond SC 14 25 25 7 28 28 71
22 Sea Hog Leah Haslam Jack Dressel South Cerney SC 20 11 17 24 27 27 72
23 White Spirit Kate Allam Alison Dennis Parkstone YC 30 12 24 23 17 30 76
24 C'est la Vie Dale Philipps Robert Moore Highcliffe SC 26 21 15 20 20 26 76
25 Breezer Lucy Freeman Emma Jones Parkstone YC 15 27 13 35 29 35 84
26 Beas Neas Lesley Bannister Sarah Coates South Cerney SC 23 29 26 17 22 29 88
27 The Flying Penguin Paul Ellis Sam Bates Royal Torbay YC 29 17 23 26 31 31 95
28 Blue String Pudding Catherine Hough Louise Cornforth Royal Victoria YC 27 30 29 36 16 36 102
29 Quicksilver Kyle Watt Matthew Mills South Cerney SC 22 31 20 31 30 31 103
30 Limited Edition Kathryn Young Christopher Griffiths Frensham Pond SC 38 32 21 27 26 38 106
31 Wild is the Wind Naomi Erskine Daniel Coates South Cerney SC 32 34 22 32 23 34 109
32 Wipeout Joanne Oaten Jamie Oaten Royal Torbay YC 31 26 33 28 24 33 109
33 Honfleur Elena Daynes Alicia Harrop South Cerney SC 28 33 28 25 32 33 113
34 Miles Blaver-Mann James Spencer P'stone YC 25 28 34 30 34 34 117
35 Top Notch Hannah Holloway Emma Keitly South Cerney SC 34 36 31 33 21 36 119
36 Y Knot Stephen Tiernan Harri Lawrence Parkstone YC 33 35 30 34 33 35 130
37 Christopher D'Arcy Ed Impay Frensham Pond SC 38 38 38 38 38 38 152
38 Utopia Victoria Havill Guy Meredith Parkstone YC 38 38 38 38 38 38 152
39 Ice Blue David Brewer Katrina Brewer Parkstone YC 38 38 38 38 38 38 152

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