Oulton Broad Final Results
Congratulations to Sam Doble Thomson (Aldeburgh Yacht Club) and James Oakley (Royal Hospital School) who won the 2013 RS Tera Eastern Championships in the Pro and Sport fleets respectively. 2nd and 3rd places in the Pro fleet went to Niamh Davies (Burnham Sailing Club) and Lucy Greenwood (Alton Water), and to Matt Smith (Alton Water) and Dylan Collingbourne (Burnham) in the Sports fleet.
Issy Taylor Jones (Royal Harwich) was 1st girl in the Sports fleet and Jack Oakley (Grafham) 1st aged 10 and under. Harvey O'Sullivan (Alton Water) won the Sportmanship prize.
Full result sheet
Pioneer Pump Eastern Traveller Series (after 5 events)
Standings in the Traveller Series are currently:
Pro: Sam (4), Lucy (12), Sydney (26), Bethany & Caitlin (38)
Sports: Archie (4), James (10), Matt (12), Tristan (21), Oscar (25) followed by Josie, Issy, Charlie, Max, Tash, Harvey.
The final event is at Oulton Broad, and there is plenty to sail for, especially in the buddy pairing which is very close:
Matt & Josie are currently in 1st place with 45 points, Tristan & Issy (54), Sam & Tash (71), Archie & Harvey (71), Oscar & Charlie (72)
Positions after 4 events are:
Pro: Sam, Lucy, Sydney, Bethany, Dom
Sport: Archie, James, Tristan, Charlie, Matt, Oscar
Sam & Natasha are leading the buddy pairings, closely followed by Tristan & Issy, Oscar & Charlie and then Archie and Harvey - with just 5 points between 1st & 4th. There are still 2 more events and remember that it is 4 events to count.
Held 21st July as part of the Alton Water train and race weekend. Under the Watchful eye of Dan Aldiss (national coach) and Craig Bond (eastern coach) with Harry Forbes ably standing in for the injured Hobie. Results as follows...
Pro Results from The Brightlingsea open 7th July 2013
Brightlingsea Tera Open
Brightlingsea Tera Open 2013
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Sport results from the Brightlingsea open 2013
Brightlingsea Tera Open
Brightlingsea Tera Open 2013 - Sport
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Full spreadsheet to follow, but positions are:
1 Sam, 2 Lucy, 3 Sydney, 4 Matthew C
1 Archie, 2 James O, 3 Oscar, 4 Tristan, 5 Josie, 6 Harvey, 7 Charlie
1) Archie & Oliver, 2) Sam & Natasha, 3) Oscar & Charlie, 4) Tristan & Issy, 5) Matt & Josie
Remember 4 events to count
After 2 events, Sam leads the Pro fleet and Archie the Sport. Oscar and James are on the same points behind Archie.
Remember 4 to count, so still plenty to play for!
And the Buddy standings are
1. Oscar/ Charlie - 26 2. Archie/ Harvey - 31 3. Sam/ Natasha - 32
4. Sam / Josh - 43 5. Tristan /Issy - 44 6. Matt/ Josie - 58
7. Lucy/ Oliver - 60 8. Dom/ Max - 100
(Pros take the same Sport DNC in buddy calculations).
Part 2 of the Pioneer Pump Eastern Traveller Series was held At Aldeburgh Yacht club. Gusty conditions in a cold Nor-easter made the going tough with windspeeds that ranged from 25 knots to 5 knots. Archie Hainsworth dominated the day, winning every Sports race comfortably, however behind him there was incredibly close racing with Will Caiger, Matt Smith, James Oakley and Oscar Cubitt, swapping places up the beats, down wind and even on the finish line. After 5 races, just 3 points separated 2nd and 5th place. 2nd place went to Will and 3rd to Matt. The Pro fleet saw very close tactical racing, but in the end the locals pipped the visitors, Sam Doble-Thompson winning the Pro fleet from Matthew Caiger, and Bethan Matthews taking 3rd from Lucy Greenwood - both girls sailing the Pro sail for the 1st time.
Finally after lunch the wind had dropped slightly and the Reefer fleet hit the water (with at least 2 reefs in the sail) for two races. Andreas Purse led the fleet followed by Jack Oakley with the whole fleet achieving a least one lap. However, some of the Reefer fleet were doing so well, they were mistaken for the main Sports fleet, notably Max King. Please do let me have your photos as for once the fleets were sailing as close to the shore as possible to get out of the tide.
Keen to support the growing Tera fleet in the East, Royal Harwich Yacht Club kindly hosted their 1st Tera open event and what a fantastic welcome we had!
With all three Eastern coaches on hand, this proved to be a great start to the open season. Our sailors had to deal with the tide, strong winds and very flukey wind changes. There was some very close racing. Pros and Sports shared a start which gave some very interesting racing in the strong afternoon winds.
Archie had a storming day not just dominating the Sport fleet but in the afternoon led both the Sport and Pro fleet home. Oscar and James O swapped places behind him with Oscar beating James in the final race to take 2nd overall, with James 3rd. In the Pro fleet, Sam and Sydney both had a great day of sailing with Sam taking 1st. Full results are available here
Craig and Hobie were on hand to coach the whole fleet and saw huge improvements over the day. Special mention from Craig went to Josie for some great sailing and Natasha for some real improvement. Officer of the Day, Graham loved how much Archie and Oscar smiled whilst they were out on the water. Apprehensive about racing with the fleet, James D choose to be responsible for the hooter on the committee boat. However, having met the friendly fleet, he is now looking forward to taking part in the next Train & Race at Aldeburgh.
This was the 1st event of the Eastern Traveller Series. Coach Mike has put a buddying system in place. The 'buddy pair' results are as follows:
1st - Oscar / Charlie (8)
2nd - Sam / Natasha (9)
3rd - Tristan / Issy (11)
4th - Archie / Harvey (12)
5th - Matt / Josie (16)
6th - Lucy / Oliver (22) & Dom / Max (22)
Finally, thanks to Royal Harwich for a great day. Many of the sailors are looking forward to returning in Royal Harwich Junior Week in August and the next Tera Open in 2014!
RS Tera Open 11/05/13
Tera Pro Fleet
Tera Sport Fleet
R1 - Tera Pro Fleet
R2 - Tera Pro Fleet
R3 - Tera Pro Fleet
R4 - Tera Pro Fleet
R1 - Tera Sport Fleet
R2 - Tera Sport Fleet
R3 - Tera Sport Fleet
R4 - Tera Sport Fleet
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