results

The final day of competition dawned and though defending champion Charlie Cumbley had a lead of 6 points over second placed Tim Law with Pete Mitchell a further 4 points back, high scores as discards were sitting, like rotten teeth in all the front runners scores. Probably the worst case scenario was Ellie Cumpsty’s tally with 2 BFDs and no wiggle room for error.

The heat of the Sun was tempered by high cloud, the net curtains only parting occasionally and with no sign of cumulus action over the Downs, a sea breeze was doubtful.

The fleet launched at 10.45 a.m and were on course Bravo by 11.30 a.m allowing time to analyse wind and tide data, calibrate settings and carb up before the countdown.

Race 11

Away first time with just the one OCS and I had my eyes firmly on the front runners who had elected to start towards the pin end..again. Cumbley and Mitchell seemed buried and with only 5-7 mph across the course, were both in a bit of bother. I did not see Law but Cumpsty was in a good position towards the left of the course, taking a conservative approach to the beat as the wind decided who to bless and who to curse. I was aboard the Jury rib with a number of spectators, among them, Errol Edwards who had lent Cumpsty his Solo for the week and, like Klopp kicks every ball from the sideline, was living every tack and gybe she made. He also had a zoom lens which left my Fuji S1 reaching for a modesty towel. With 200 yards to the mark to go, the wind swung hard left which must have devastated the guys who had headed right but confirmed to those lucky buggers on the left that they were indeed tactical genii.

First to the mark was Jamie Holmes from Spinnaker S.C. with Andy Hyland and Richie Bailey, the HD set up working nicely again for the Plate Series leader. Guy Mayger continued his good form in fourth from Ellie Cumpsty. Alec Powell and under 21 sailor Alexander Butler were right in the mix with all the main contenders well back. Bailey led around the leeward mark from Mayger while Cumbley was clawing his way up from the high twenties. The second lap saw the breeze slightly more stable and at the gun it was Bailey who took his second bullet of the regatta with Cumpsty, Mayger and Butler completing the top five. Cumbley took seventh and that would be enough to seal the title with Law and Mitchell having to count high discards. Cumpsty was right in the mix, two points of third and thirteen points off second.

The wind then switched off and with a rumble of thunder echoing across the course, would we get the final race in?

We waited tensely for over one hour and with a deadline of 3.30pm for the last possible start, time was running out. Fortunately a storm system was heading towards the course area from Bembridge, the radio coms confirming there was 12mph at the windward mark. Two starts later and we were racing but with 16 BFDs. Law, Cumpsty and Mitchell all started within touching distance with Cumbley further to windward and enjoying the fresh conditions. A third of the way up the beat water began to fall from the sky and I quietly sniggered as my nemesis sheathed his zoom while I was able to continue shooting, the Fuji S1 may not be waterproof but it is splash proof.

With the windiest conditions of the regatta came a different calibre of sailor and I could sense their frustrations of what could have been. Cumbley led from Gareth Henshall, Stuart Godwin and Tim Law who was heard lecturing his two younger pretenders on the etiquette of mark rounding. Mitchell and Simon Childs were next as the fleet blasted into the bright yellow inflatable mark as it yawed from side to side in the confused sea state. Cumpsty was holding her own in the top ten but needed to be ahead of both of her nearest rivals if she was to claim a podium. Cumbley and Godwin rounded the bottom mark together with the latter choosing the left hand gate and he was then able to gain up the last beat to take the lead….temporarily as he then dropped below the spreader, assuming it was a triangle and gifted Cumbley the lead and the bullet.

At this point we decided to head ashore as we were wet and cold, two things we did not think we would be at the start of the day. The drama unfolded as the sailors came to shore and trudged to the noticeboard to seek confirmation of the results. Unbelievably, Law, Mitchell and Cumpsty were all BFDs which resulted in Mitchell claiming second from Law with an unlucky Cumpsty dropping to 17th due to a BFD (105) counter.

Charlie Cumbley was a very worthy winner in an incredibly tough Championship where the light winds and challenging start lines tested every competitor and the PROs sanity.

Pete Mitchell is still youthful and his hard drive of experience is filling up quick, a future National Championship title is not beyond his reach while for Tim Law the BFD in race 8 halted his very valid tilt at the title. Olly Davenport showed true resilience after opening his regatta with a BFD and Guy Mayger has announced his talent to the Class with fifth overall.

Magic Marine

This Championship was punctuated by the generosity of our title sponsor Magic Marine and the quality of their products was much appreciated. We did ask Jarvis Simpson, winner of the Ultimate Long John to model it but with 30 degrees beating down, he wisely declined until the weather is more suitable. We took a fabulous publicity shot of the sailors in the headwear which is the smartest they looked all week. Ellie received a Magic Marine rash vest while Mark Lee was one of two to win a really cool Revolution Buoyancy Aid.

Congratulations to the winners of the Magic Marine £100 vouchers, Guy Mayger (VET), Tim Law (GM), John Webster (Sep), Richie Bailey (PLATE) and our two Magic Marine £50 voucher winners Alexander Butler (U21) and Ellie Cumpsty (Lady).

Allen

Our Performance Improver Series, sponsored by Allen was also very well supported. Nick Bonner won the best performance of the week in the final race (£30) while Joe Ryecroft won an Allen £50 voucher for finishing all races. Other winners were Olly Davenport, Patrick Burns, Richie Bailey, Ray Collins and Tony Thresher who won best performance from a wooden boat.

The club was packed every night and I wish to thank the competitors for allowing me to sprinkle my daily speeches with sarcasm while our Early Bird sponsors, Milanes Foils, Selden, P+B, HD Sails, North Sails, Hyde Sails, C2 Marine, Winder Boats provided us with some really fantastic prizes.

Thanks to Simon Philbrick for his On-Water surveillance, absolutely essential to ensure fair play for all. You would not hold a football match without a referee?

Thanks to Leah Brooks and the team in the HISC office who had results published before we were ashore while the catering team, headed by Chef John treated us to amazing food every day, I do not exaggerate where food is concerned.

PRO Paul Carpenter, supported by a team including Pin end Marker Nick Dene managed to get a twelve race series completed which even he was surprised by. Please do not take it personally that the fleet preferred the company of Nick at the pin.

H.I.S.C. has a reputation for excellence and they delivered.

Lastly, thanks to Noble Marine for their continued support of the NSCA.

Will Loy

NSCA

RANKSail NosClassHELMCREWCLUBPtsRACE 1RACE 2RACE 3RACE 4RACE 5RACE 6RACE 7RACE 8RACE 9RACE 10RACE 11RACE 12NET
1 5705-Charlie Cumbley Warsash SC 29 1 1 1 1 (BFD) ‑7 6 3 2 6 7 1-
2 5790-Peter Mitchell Warsash SC 83 5 2 4 5 6 5 ‑39 2 3 26 25 (BFD)-
3 5743-Tim Law Salcombe YC 87 3 6 2 6 1 20 7 (BFD) 1 1 40 (BFD)-
4 5764-Oliver Davenport Northampton SC 92 (BFD) 3 14 9 4 14 9 1 11 24 ‑41 3-
5 5691-Guy Mayger Felpham SC 95 13 10 7 ‑15 15 2 13 ‑36 5 12 4 14-
6 4869-Stuart Godwin Hayling Island SC 98 (DNC) 21 3 4 2 3 20 22 8 13 ‑80 2-
7 5816-Richie Bailey Hayling Island SC 110 ‑39 24 24 ‑28 23 1 2 4 6 16 1 9-
8 5719-Richard Lovering Hayling Island SC 121 2 28 6 3 5 ‑47 ‑59 12 21 18 20 6-
9 5749-Michael Hicks Salcombe YC 124 14 4 9 22 3 23 4 6 ‑31 20 ‑35 19-
10 5781-Alexander Butler Hayling Island SC 152 27 19 22 10 ‑35 (BFD) 12 15 13 10 3 21-
11 4581-Robert Gullan Hayling Island SC 156 ‑37 ‑52 33 11 14 12 23 30 7 5 6 15-
12 5583-Nick Bonner Hayling Island SC 164 10 9 18 7 8 34 27 29 (DNF) (DNF) 18 4-
13 5793-Ellie Cumpsty Chew Valley Lake SC 165 4 7 12 (BFD) (BFD) 4 1 11 14 2 5 BFD-
14 5115-James Boyce Papercourt SC 169 24 29 5 35 17 (BFD) 18 7 9 4 21 (BFD)-
15 5493-Nick Peters Hayling Island SC 169 11 12 11 13 21 9 14 ‑42 40 19 19 (DNC)-
16 5670-Nigel Thomas Hill Head SC 176 18 ‑45 19 20 24 6 29 ‑37 15 9 14 22-
17 5553-Alec Powell Hayling Island SC 179 17 27 8 ‑39 (BFD) 25 24 8 27 14 2 27-
18 5211-Gareth Henshall Shotwick Lake SC 180 8 5 26 24 12 33 16 13 10 ‑50 (DNF) 33-
19 5314-Leo Dixon HISC & West Kirby SC 194 (DNC) 18 17 21 11 13 57 10 16 21 10 (BFD)-
20 5658-Martin Honnor Ogston SC 196 19 32 (BFD) 19 18 8 43 9 28 15 ‑59 5-
21 5777-Chris Brown Draycote SC 201 12 22 15 17 19 31 8 19 ‑37 22 36 (BFD)-
22 5730-Vince Horey King George SC 212 7 8 (BFD) 18 25 40 3 24 43 36 8 (BFD)-
23 5804-Steve Ede Ardleigh SC 223 35 25 10 (BFD) 13 21 30 5 12 23 49 (BFD)-
24 5657-Timothy Polglase Hayling Island SC 240 RDG RDG 32 37 20 35 19 18 22 ‑51 ‑52 11-
25 5130-Mark Lee Weymouth SC 253 26 15 27 12 22 (BFD) 17 23 20 ‑72 55 36-
26 5683-Jamie Holmes Spinnaker SC 255 ‑62 ‑55 35 54 16 26 35 25 18 8 9 29-
27 5784-Lawrence Creaser Hayling Island SC 296 25 23 20 ‑62 (BFD) 16 22 26 26 48 58 32-
28 5248-Nicholas Fuller Hayling Island SC 297 47 31 30 51 7 32 28 21 17 (UFD) ‑77 30-
29 5381-Fraser Hayden Papercourt SC 298 28 39 37 ‑44 40 24 15 20 ‑52 40 13 42-
30 5070-Graham Hughes Hayling Island SC 308 30 30 23 48 (DNC) 17 36 45 29 38 (DNC) 12-
31 5406-Jarvis Simpson Brightlingsea SC 343 32 46 44 25 52 30 ‑93 16 33 (UFD) 34 31-
32 5803-Kevan Gibb Largo Bay SC 347 20 34 16 45 9 (BFD) 48 32 4 75 64 (BFD)-
33 5421-Andy Bayliss Hykeham SC 364 45 40 (BFD) 34 32 19 37 61 ‑64 55 15 26-
34 5383-Patrick Hamilton Burwain SC 366 58 33 38 56 36 43 ‑67 41 30 7 ‑67 24-
35 5763-Stephen Denison RYA 366 42 44 (BFD) 30 45 37 38 33 19 44 ‑86 34-
36 598-Hans Duetz WSV Giesbeek 370 31 (BFD) 42 29 44 22 41 38 32 49 42 ‑50-
37 5796-Andy Hyland Lymington Town/Spinnaker SC 373 40 ‑77 28 38 (BFD) 11 26 44 66 47 12 58-
38 5629-Timothy Dickinson Hayling Island SC 376 9 38 (BFD) 8 48 28 21 39 45 66 74 (BFD)-
39 5655-John Webster Carsington SC 380 52 50 21 33 34 ‑68 60 51 25 11 43 (BFD)-
40 5801-Willie Todd Largs SC 381 49 41 43 64 (BFD) 10 10 43 36 41 44 (DNC)-
41 5750-David Mitchell Warsash SC 386 34 14 51 16 31 39 47 40 69 45 ‑83 (BFD)-
42 5282-Robert Bellfield Itchenor SC / RNSA 390 22 66 (BFD) ‑80 50 46 42 14 61 33 38 18-
43 5596-Ray Collins Locks S C 397 51 53 53 47 ‑55 18 ‑89 54 44 3 23 51-
44 5569-Nick Rawlings Hayling Island SC 399 43 43 34 32 53 45 ‑61 55 55 ‑56 22 17-
45 5786-John Steels Starcross YC 419 48 48 25 ‑74 28 51 53 ‑69 24 61 68 13-
46 5666-Andrew Boyce Papercourt SC 431 63 64 64 ‑83 (RDG) 27 11 35 57 27 63 20-
47 5221-Geoff Henstridge RYA 440 33 11 13 2 59 29 78 (DNF) 51 59 (DNC) DNC-
48 5779-Mark Maskell Blackwater SC 459 44 73 31 49 38 71 5 47 59 42 (DNC) (DNC)-
49 5520-Simon Childs Hayling Island SC 464 (DNC) (DNC) 40 46 54 38 86 56 23 64 32 25-
50 5755-Graham Cranford Smith Salcombe YC 469 16 16 (BFD) 40 (BFD) 42 DNF DNC 38 43 54 10-
51 5134-Robert Laurie Harlow Blackwater SC 480 23 63 (BFD) 60 63 36 75 50 46 57 ‑78 7-
52 5026-David Acres Emsworth SC & Thorney SC 481 54 59 29 41 (BFD) 44 90 28 53 35 48 (BFD)-
53 5393-Simon Derham Littleton SC 482 46 (DNF) 41 27 51 53 ‑80 58 54 58 45 49-
54 5735-Andrew Voysey Hayling Island SC 485 67 65 (BFD) 14 70 (BFD) 64 31 34 34 71 35-
55 4656-Mark Flew Portchester SC 485 ‑68 49 55 65 30 48 31 48 ‑82 46 65 48-
56 5744-Iain McGregor Salcombe YC 486 21 26 47 23 (BFD) 56 70 (BFD) 56 52 30 BFD-
57 5380-Stephen Chiverton Hayling Island SC 488 56 ‑76 46 57 43 ‑59 33 53 50 37 57 56-
58 5802-Patrick Burns RYA 498 ‑85 (DNC) 56 82 29 41 32 65 41 17 69 66-
59 5530-Paul Noble Hayling Island SC 500 61 61 49 59 47 65 ‑91 46 65 ‑67 31 16-
60 5782-Nigel Davies Draycote Water SC 505 6 13 DNE 31 10 (BFD) 45 (BFD) 60 25 DNC DNC-
61 5748-Neil Davison Hayling Island SC 516 83 69 39 55 27 49 74 49 39 32 (DNC) (DNC)-
62 5412-Chris Powles Hayling Island SC 521 ‑86 60 67 36 26 70 40 67 68 ‑77 47 40-
63 5334-David Steel Hayling Island SC 525 (DNC) 58 36 76 37 62 49 (BFD) 67 65 16 59-
64 5745-Andrew Fox Leigh and Lowton SC 528 41 35 52 26 66 ‑77 51 70 72 69 ‑85 46-
65 5382-Nev Watson Hailing Island SC 532 ‑80 72 65 66 57 63 69 64 ‑83 31 17 28-
66 5778-Shaun Welsh Lymington Town SC 537 57 54 59 77 33 54 ‑92 71 48 29 (UFD) 55-
67 5514-John Dixon West Kirby SC 542 (DNC) 47 45 67 39 ‑69 55 57 58 53 61 60-
68 5290-Cliff Crawshaw Tata Steel SC 546 15 17 60 43 46 50 (BFD) 34 71 (DNC) DNC DNC-
69 5507-Andrew Jameson Hayling Island SC 548 29 ‑74 48 42 (BFD) 74 73 68 74 28 73 39-
70 5024-Rob Mitchell Chew Valley Lake SC 553 69 ‑87 ‑74 70 41 61 52 52 49 60 51 45-
71 5634-Howard Edwards Papercourt SC 559 59 36 (BFD) 63 58 67 82 ‑87 47 83 56 8-
72 5630-Greg Swift Hayling Island SC 572 55 20 (DNC) (DNC) 49 64 62 78 63 62 81 38-
73 4679-Mark Fuller Papercourt SC 575 77 62 75 68 42 58 25 (BFD) 73 71 24 (BFD)-
74 5718-Craig Clarke Papercourt SC 613 72 75 70 75 68 60 63 63 ‑86 39 28 (BFD)-
75 5627-David Parkin Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC 638 73 71 71 73 56 ‑79 76 77 35 54 ‑82 52-
76 5495-Robin Gadd Hayling Island SC 644 65 78 63 52 80 55 50 76 ‑93 78 ‑84 47-
77 5819-Phil Sturmer Royal Burnham YC 647 ‑84 79 61 61 78 57 84 59 75 ‑85 39 54-
78 5780-Brenda Hoult Hayling Island SC 652 (DNC) (DNC) 50 69 DNF 15 34 27 DNC DNC 37 DNC-
79 5608-Simon Verrall Dell Quay SC 661 78 ‑88 57 ‑84 77 73 44 66 70 76 53 67-
80 5492-Tom Hartridge Locks SC 664 ‑76 70 66 71 62 52 68 75 62 68 70 (BFD)-
81 5644-Geoff Holden Torpoint Mosquito SC 666 50 68 58 72 69 80 ‑88 74 79 ‑82 79 37-
82 5308-Ivan Burden Portchester SC 667 36 56 81 (BFD) 60 72 (DNF) 60 91 DNC 62 44-
83 5776-Tim Wade Spinnaker Club 672 ‑89 ‑89 62 85 71 85 79 17 77 63 76 57-
84 5059-Mark Harper Dell Quay SC 676 64 42 54 50 67 81 46 62 (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC-
85 5747-Roger Lumby Salcombe YC 677 53 51 69 53 79 83 72 ‑88 80 84 (DNF) 53-
86 4454-Stas Lawicki Papercourt SC 704 66 86 83 58 72 ‑88 71 (DNC) 85 74 66 43-
87 5436-Dave Moody Hayling Island SC 706 82 67 72 86 81 (BFD) 56 (DNC) 81 87 26 68-
88 5731-Vernon Perkins South Cerney SC 713 81 82 68 87 (DNC) (BFD) 58 81 76 89 50 41-
89 4942-Roger Millett Chichester YC 716 79 57 78 78 64 76 ‑85 72 78 70 ‑87 64-
90 4918-Richard Goss Burghfield SC 721 87 85 73 ‑89 65 78 81 80 84 ‑90 27 61-
91 4927-Tony Thresher West Oxfordshire SC 729 38 83 (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC 42 30 11 BFD-
92 5237-Derek Jackman Chichester YC 744 74 (DNF) 82 88 82 66 54 73 ‑92 88 72 65-
93 4412-Alastair Hunter Frampton On Severn SC 753 ‑91 90 76 ‑91 61 86 87 86 89 80 33 62-
94 5560-Charles Stimpson Spinnaker SC 775 75 80 79 79 85 87 ‑94 79 88 ‑92 60 63-
95 6000-Doug Latta Hayling Island SC / Portchester SC 779 60 37 (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 29 23-
96 4551-Bill Hutchings Tonbridge 781 92 93 80 ‑96 73 91 77 85 ‑96 73 46 71-
97 4820-Paul Bristow Burghfield SC 805 88 ‑92 77 ‑90 75 75 66 89 90 86 89 70-
98 4168-Joe Rycroft Frampton On Severn SC 840 90 91 86 ‑93 84 90 65 83 ‑95 91 88 69-
99 4491-Grayson Eacott Stewartby Water Sports Club 840 70 81 85 92 76 84 95 82 94 81 (DNC) (DNC)-
100 5352-Mike Wilkie Desborough SC 874 71 84 (DNF) 81 74 82 83 84 (DNC) DNC DNC DNC-
101 5620-Anthony Sanders Hayling Island SC 886 (DNC) (DNC) 87 95 83 89 96 90 87 79 75 DNC-
102 5091-Nicholas Davison Hayling Island SC 995 93 94 84 94 (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC-
103 4214-Simon Hoult Hayling Island SC 150 (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC-
103 5576-David Moseley Hayling Island SC 150 (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC-
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