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Kit Guide

Hill Head RS Tera Open

By 30th September 2020
Big Winds and Waves test everyone.

During the Sports start sequence a sharp spike up to 25 knots caught out some of the younger sailors and some closer investigation of the Solent was conducted by many, amongst them experienced champions! Ian Morgan PRO kept things rolling and race one started as planned. A four lap race with a particularly long beat meant that hikers where an essential bit of kit because all of the waves, this gave the various champions of the fleet a very demanding physical workout. First at the top mark was Billy Vennis Ozanne RS Tera World Champion followed by Henry Jameson National Champion and Alex Butler Eastern and Southern Champion, and close on their transoms Robby Boyd from Lymington Town with no doubt some championships waiting in the wings. The world champion took a swim ,Henry also checked the quality of the water, this left the door open for Robby with some fine downwind sailing in surging waves, gybing and surfing down waves was essential to keep ahead and a Rooster Polilite® mainsheet made sure that no wave was forgotten, Robby showed all the Champs the way home but not without a fight from the three. Race two for the sports saw numbers fall as the spikes of 29 knots took its toll on some sailor’s strength. A well conducted start saw Alex, Henry, Robby and Billy out of the blocks first and a number of positional swaps up the first beat, Billy rounded first with Alex and Henry close, Alex with some superb downwind surfing rounded the leeward gate in front but again Billy rounded the top mark first, this ding dong continued apart from Billy on the final run controlled his lead and took the bullet with Alex close behind. Race three for the sports was easily described as a carbon copy but keep in mind the physically testing conditions that these boats and young sailors had to fight with. Numbers were yet again reduced this was becoming a battle of attrition. This time Billy created a more comfortable lead over Alex on the final run to win the race and the event. Alex 2nd overall, Robby 3rd overall and Henry 4 th overall. Jonny Tait kept in touch with the leading 4 and presented a good account. With Hill Head running a Scorpion open in parallel to the RS Teras, a bench mark to ponder on is that out of 18 Scorpions starting only six remained in the final race. The Solent around Hill Head can be very testing and this was one of those days. The RS Tera class association is getting into full swing with the 2013 Worlds taking place in Weymouth, if you are a budding young sailor and wish to take part in a world event on your doorstep check out the website at www.rsteraworlds.com
Pos Sail No Helm Club R1 R2 R3 Pts
1 2279 Billy Vennis ‑ Ozanne HHSC/HISC 3 1 1 5
2 1985 Alex Butler HISC 2 2 2 6
3 1880 Robby Boyd RLYC 1 4 3 8
4 2233 Henry Jameson HISC 7 3 4 14
5 2025 Jonathan Tait RLYC 4 5 5 14
6 2246 Tom Goacher RLYC/LTSC 8.5 6 6 20.5
7 2215 Matthew Caiger Bewl Valley SC 5 DNC DNC 53
8 2350 Ethan Miles Emsworth 6 DNC DNC 54
9 2214 Cameron Sey Lymington Town SC DNC DNC 7 55
10 1649 Freya Grant E.S.C DNF 7 DNC 55
11 776 Ben Sandison Netley SC 8.5 DNC DNC 56.5
12 1886 Nathan Lomas Oxford SC DNC DNC DNC 72
13 841 Alfie Dancer HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
14 2237 Tom Thorpe HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
15 2153 Ben Poe Sutton Bingham SC DNC DNC DNC 72
16 2371 Rupert Jameson HISC DNC DNC DNC 72
17 2213 William Rayner HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
18 412 Joseph Bradley HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
19 1989 Lucy Pennant HISC DNC DNC DNC 72
20 2232 Miles Elvidge HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
21 269 Benjamin Savage HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
22 679 Daniel Shillaker HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72
23 1 Harrison Fry HHSC DNC DNC DNC 72

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