Datchet Water SC held its annual multi open for the 49er, 29er, B14 and Musto Skiff on 21-22 October
Datchet Water SC held its annual multi open for the 49er, 29er, B14 and Musto Skiff on 20-21 October.
In the light, fading winds, only one race was sailed on Saturday while on Sunday there was more wind allowing four good races to take place.
In the 49er class Aliatair Richardson and Peter Grenhalgh dominated winning all but one of the races. Chris Draper and Mark Asquith won the only other race and were always pushing Richardson and Grenhalgh.
The 29er fleet had three different race winners. Despite an OCS, Steve Wilson and John Garth from Sunderland managed to win the last two races to pull off the overall victory. Jonathan Frazer and Jonathan Clegg, who were looking good, dropped to fourth after on bad race and an BFD.
The B14 class seemed to have a new star in Nils Joliffe and Jon Branch who won all but one race. Dave Hayes and Sean Dwyer had to settle for second.
Richard Stenhouse fresh from the European in Garda won every race in the Musto Performance Skiff class and was only ever challenged by Jim Baldwin and Graeme Oliver.
1st Alistair Richardson and Peter Greenhalgh
2nd Chris Draper and Mark Asquith
3rd Piers Reid and Harvey Hilary
4th Alex Tobutt and henry Clarke
5th Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes
6th Andy Rice and Richard Bailey
1st Stephen Wilson and John Garth
2nd Richard Peacock and Tom Storey
3rd Tom Smedley and Tom Weeks
4th Jonathan Frazer and Jonathan Clegg
5th Dave Hall and Laura Hall
6th Ben McGraine and James Perry
1st Nils Joliffe and Jon Branch
2nd Dave Hayes and Sean Dwyer
3rd Matt Serle and Rich Bell
4th Tim Fells and Sean Barber
5th Alan Davis and Alison Wilson
6th Ewan McLettan and Alex Mathews
Musto Performance Skiff
1st Richard Stenhouse
2nd Jim Baldwin
3rd Graeme Oliver
4th Jamie Stevenson
5th Kit Stenhouse
6th David Poston