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Jeremy & Jowen win Mount's Bay Navigators & General Nationwide & Western Areas

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Photos by Nick Medlicott & Wendy Kennan-Nancholas

13 boats turned out for the Mirror South West Area Championships at Mounts Bay on 5/6th July. The event was sponsored by Navigators and General  Insurance. A west to north west wind force 2 to 3 occasionally 4 produced a short chop,which made it tricky especially in the lulls.

In race 1 Becca and Ruby Stephens made a good start and led  around the first mark followed by Jeremy Stephens  & Jowen Dyer then Colin and Polly Stephens.

A windshift on the run allowed Jeremy and Jowen to gybe and catch up with Becca and Ruby , the course was shortened to 2 laps which allowed Jeremy to take the win ahead of Becca and Colin. In 5th was Harriet and Helena Watkins from Poole.

Race 2 was a full 3 lap race. which was won again by Jeremy/ Jowen followed by Becca /Ruby. A tussle for 3rd between the Watkins sisters and Scarlett Shepherd and Harvey Martin also Archie and Ollie Hawkins. The Watkins came out in front by the finish.

The final race on day 1 the Hawkins boys got a flyer of a start and led for the first lap. Jeremy managed to slip past on the second beat but the boys held 2nd position to the finish  with Becca managing to get past Colin on the last lap to take 3rd.

Day 2 dawned with the forecast of a bit more breeze which didnt disappoint, though it was variable but generally windier with full planing on the reaches.

Once again a similar pattern to day 1 with Jeremy and Jowen taking the first 2 races. it was all very close and mixed up after that , shifty conditions made for a lot of place changes.

The final race brought some different results, boats who went left up the first beat found some good breeze and came out well in front at the windward mark. Scarlett and Harvey led and were never caught. Martin Egan and Freddie Martin maintained their 2nd spot. The Watkins girls did extremely well but the wind was pretty fresh and Esther Bowdler with Scarlett Cargo got through to 3rd.

A great weekends sailing was had by all, many at their first area championships and should be well pleased by their performance against some very experienced  more senior sailors.

There were many spot prizes for the up and coming sailors which were gratefully received.

prize winners on a sunny balcony with St Michael's Mount in the background

Results - 6 races, 5 to count

Place Helm & Crew

Boat

Club

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6

Points

1 Jeremy Stephens & Jowan Dyer

70133 - Whitewash

Mount's Bay SC

1 1 1 1 1 (4)

5

2 Rebecca & Ruby Stephens

70564 - Gone With The Wind II

Penzance SC

2 2 3 3 (8) 5

15

3 Scarlett Shepherd & Harvey Martin

70716 - The Bootle Bumtrinket

Restronguet SC

(7) 4 6 2 3 1

16

4 Harriet & Helena Watkins

70697 - Forget Me Knot

Poole YC

5 3 5 5 2 (6)

21

5 Colin & Polly Stephens

70427 - Cool Running

Penzance SC

3 5 4 (7) 5 7

24

6 Ollie & Archie Hawkins

70810 - YOLO

Looe SC

6 6 2 (8) 6 8

28

7 Martin Egan & Freddie Martin

69667 - Bold Forester

Restronguet SC

4 DNS (DNS) 6 7 2

33

8 Esther Bowder & Scarlett Cargo

70537 - Complete & Utter Chaos

Looe SC

(DNS) DNS DNS 4 4 3

39

9 Amy & Chloe George

70678 - Ajax

Mount's Bay SC

8 7 8 (10) 9 9

41

10 Stan & Lisa Pritchard

70635 - R U Up 4 It 2?

Mount's Bay SC

9 8 7 (11) 11 10

45

11 Rob Bode & Jess Jago

70176 - Double Trouble

Mount's Bay SC

10 10 9 9 10 (11)

48

12 Lily Medlicott & Demelza Hewitt

69943 - Phoutle  (sailing as 33133)

Mount's Bay SC

11 9 10 (13) 12 12

54

13 Graham Bristow

69917 - Balls Of Fire

Mount's Bay SC

12 11 11 12 13 (DNS)

59

 

The current position in the Gul SW Travellers is

Place Helm & Crew Boat Club PZSC RSC LSC MBSC RPCYC Total
1 Esther Bowdler & Scarlett
Crago
70537 - Complete & Utter Chaos Looe SC 4 1

1

(8)   6
2 Scarlett Shepherd & Harvey Martin 70716 - The Bootle Bumtrinket Restronguet SC 3 2 2 (3)   7
3 Martin Egan & Freddy Martin / George Lenney 69667 - Bold Forester Restronguet SC 6 3 3 (7)   12
4 Oliver & Archie Hawkins 70810 - YOLO Looe SC (7) 4 5 6   15
5 Rebecca & Ruby Stephens 70564 - Gone With The Wind II Penzance SC 1 (DNC) DNC 2   DNC + 3
6 Colin & Polly Stephens 70427 - Cool Running Penzance SC 5 (DNC) DNC 5   DNC + 10
7 Stan & Lisa Pritchard 70635 - R U Up 4 It 2? Mount's Bay SC 9 (DNC) DNC 10   DNC + 19

Many thanks to all the volunteers at Mounts Bay who put on the event and to Navigators & General and Gul for sponsoring and supplying the prizes. The final Gul South West Traveller will be held at  Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC on Sunday 7th September.

 

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