UK Nationals

Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK. Regatta report by Andy Gibson

August 2-4, 2013. Full results and photos

25 snipe competed in the UK nationals at Stromness, Orkney. This is the largest fleet at a UK national for many years thanks to the large turnout from the local Orkney snipe fleets.
This was a memorable event for many reasons
– Meeting a new community of avid snipe sailors in a region where none of the regular fleet had visited before
– The weather was awesome, including the days before & after the event (unusual for these Islands even in August)
– The sailing waters were beautiful with crystal clear bays surrounded by hills and mountains
– the racing was great, masterminded from a classic 1920s lifeboat that served as committee boat – on loan from a local museum
– The Orkney hospitality, music, beer and whisky led to some serious fun
– The wildlife that we saw included seals every day, a minke whale, puffins

Maxim Romain sailed a great event and was a worthy winner

(courtesy SCIRA UK)

… full results and photos …

Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK. Regatta report by Andy Gibson

August 2-4, 2013. Full results and photos

25 snipe competed in the UK nationals at Stromness, Orkney. This is the largest fleet at a UK national for many years thanks to the large turnout from the local Orkney snipe fleets.
This was a memorable event for many reasons
– Meeting a new community of avid snipe sailors in a region where none of the regular fleet had visited before
– The weather was awesome, including the days before & after the event (unusual for these Islands even in August)
– The sailing waters were beautiful with crystal clear bays surrounded by hills and mountains
– the racing was great, masterminded from a classic 1920s lifeboat that served as committee boat – on loan from a local museum
– The Orkney hospitality, music, beer and whisky led to some serious fun
– The wildlife that we saw included seals every day, a minke whale, puffins

Maxim Romain sailed a great event and was a worthy winner

(courtesy SCIRA UK)

… full results and photos …

Position Sail No Helmsman R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 R 6 R 7 Subtotal Worst Discard Total
1 GBR29367 Maxim Romain 1 1 3 7 1 1 1 15 10 5
2 GBR30226 Mark Antonelli 4 5 10 1 4 2 2 28 15 13
3 GBR29970 Richard Marshall 2 3 6 5 5 3 4 28 11 17
4 GBR30227 Neil Martin 5 2 12 6 3 4 6 37 18 19
5 GBR28451 Ian Gregory 3 7 1 3 9 8 7 38 17 21
6 GBR29374 Andy Gibson 26 8 9 2 3 5 5 58 35 23
7 GBR29611 Sue Roberts 26 4 11 4 6 6 3 60 37 23
8 GBR30834 Eric Paalman 6 6 2 26 7 11 9 67 37 30
9 GBR20557 Richard Lambert 8 9 7 26 8 7 8 73 35 38
10 GBR30315 Brian Gregory 9 14 5 26 21 10 13 98 47 51
11 GBR24704 Pete Tipler 7 10 16 9 11 15 17 85 33 52
12 GBR20351 David Clouston 12 26 4 26 10 12 14 104 52 52
13 GBR30227 James Prestwich 14 26 8 11 14 14 10 97 40 57
14 GBR21453 Lee Thomson 16 12 17 8 15 9 20 97 37 60
15 GBR20690 Malcolm Tipler 13 11 18 12 13 14 12 92 31 61
16 GBR19327 Ian Johnstone 10 16 22 13 12 17 11 101 39 62
17 GBR20263 Charlie Siderfin 15 18 13 14 16 18 15 109 36 73
18 GBR20558 James Burgon 11 13 19 26 18 19 19 125 45 80
19 GBR28398 Barry Jones 18 19 15 15 17 26 18 128 45 83
20 GBR22778 Mark Taylor 20 15 21 10 22 26 26 140 52 88
21 GBR20224 Malcolm Gordon 17 16 14 16 26 26 26 141 52 89
22 GBR23980 Chris Moore 26 26 20 26 20 16 16 150 52 98
23 GBR20559 George Mees 19 17 26 26 26 26 26 166 52 114
24 GBR26581 Edward Johnstone 26 26 23 26 19 26 26 172 52 120
25 GBR26159 Raymond Grieve 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 182 52 130

Junior Nationals

Boat No. Boat Name Helm Crew   Race 1 Race 2 Race 3   Total Rank
24704 Go Faster Blue Thorfinn Johnston Nathan Omand 1 2 3 6 1
29374 Wave Jenna Gibson Lloyd Roberts 5 1 1 7 2
22778 Wild Goose Edward Johnstone Griogair Morrison 4 4 2 10 3
20263 Aeolus Alex Baikie Charlie Siderfin 3 3 5 11 4
20557 Freyr Joss Lambert Richard Lambert 2 5 4 11 4
20636 Kontiki Ewan Miller Fionn Webb 7 7 6 20 6
24705 Scooby Finley Hall Donnie Hall 6 9 9 24 7

Courtesy SCIRA UK

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2 thoughts on “UK Nationals

  1. great report, you realy had to be there and experiance the whole show. Great free beer after racing we will return.

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