After a gruelling final day in which both wind and rain were sent to test everyone, Tony Edwards fittingly won the final race to clinch the 2014 IOM MYA Nationals.

75 Tony Edwards leads the fleet- image by Sue Brown

75 Tony Edwards leads the fleet- image by Sue Brown

 

The day started under grey skies with the forecast rain filling in after the 1st heat of the day, turning this final day in to a battle for many with water not only in their electrics but also inside their waterproofs!

The breeze was a strange East/ South Easterly that kept Peter Stollery on his toes and Graham Allen in the boat busy but the breeze did eventually move more South Easterly to give a fixed windward leeward course with a gate and the sterling efforts of the race team got the competitors through to race 13 by the end of play.

Racing was tight throughout the day with the top 3 skippers never more than a few points apart, who would crack 1st? Well the answer was nobody and it was still undecided going in to the last race. This could have been a tense affair had it not been for Tony Edwards calm and experienced head who secured things with a fine victory to leave Zvonko Jelacic and Brad Gibson to finish 2nd & 3rd overall.

The lower podium places were also to be decided with Ian Dundas holding off John Tushingham for 4th place by just 1 point. Well done to Ian who also took away the Novice Trophy for highest placed skipper never to have won the IOM Nationals.

At the prize giving the race team were thanked for their efforts and all competitors applauded them as they stood for a photo.

Special thanks were given to Peter Stollery for acting as PRO and Terry Rensch for his work in securing the venue and organising many of the aspects of the event. Thanks were also given to Guildford MYC for hosting the event for the MYA and providing much of the race team.

Full positions below:

Pos: Skipper: Sail No: Pts:
1 Tony Edwards 75 33
2 Zvonko Jelacic CRO 35 42
3 Brad Gibson 42 47
4 Ian Dundas 38 70
5 John Tushingham 177 71
6 Miguel Salvador ESP 15  (115) 84
7 Josh King 26 88
8 Derek Priestley 67 92
9 Graham Bantock 95 95
10 Patrice Montero FRA 38  (138) 108
11 Rob Walsh 25 108
12 Mark Dennis 19 127
13 Kym Daub GER 140 128
14 Trevor Binks 72 130
15 Jose Valvede ESP 48 134
16 Alex Cory 34 151
17 Darin Ballington 98 173
18 James Edwards 88 176
19 Ken Binks 83  (183) 177
20 Jose Vinaixa ESP 14  (114) 188
21 Greg King 47 208
22 Stephen Taylor 43 208
23 Dave Burke 30 210
24 Agustin Moreno 96 222
25 Martin Roberts 22 241
26 John Cleave 0 254
27 John Shorrock 29  (129) 272
28 John Taylor 28 279
29 Colin Trower 07 (107) 285
30 Francisco Martinez ESP 116 (716) 302
31 Gavin Watson 46 309
32 John Arundel 12 314
33 Vernon Appleton 36 315
34 Noel Donaldson 29 322
35 Mick Chamberlain 46 (146) 326
36 Nigel Brown 55 327
37 Peter Tans NED 149 328
38 Terry King 181 344
39 Arjan vd Cingel 67  (167) 345
40 Simon Clarke 94 349
41 David Potter 20 353
42 Robert Wilson 97 388
43 Bill Culshaw 21 402
44 Stephen Haywood 57 403
45 Torsten Fildebrandt GER 87 412
46 Peter Cropper 68 429
47 Roy Stevens 54 440
48 Neil Coleman 89 444
49 Dave Alston 11 460
50 Dennis Payne 7 464
51 Oliver Bangham 40 475
52 Graham Whalley 16 479
53 Maurizio Morbidelli ITA 52 486
54 John Sharman 61 498
55 Phil Holliday 66 517
56 Alan Perham 55 (155) 518
57 Liz Tushingham 84 526
58 Bob Conner 14 540
59 Nick Whyte 16  (116) 557
60 Paul Wilson 17  (117) 557
61 Don Charlesworth 77 597
62 Chaz Jordan 99 600
63 David Adams 83 612
64 Sarah Conner 69 617
65 Jenny Hand 169 620
66 Nick Royse 15 (215) 621
67 Gordon Allison 62 623
68 Ian Davies 33 625
69 John Park 78 679
70 Tom Lance 15 683
71 Joe Binks 175 698
72 John Bush 187 730
73 Michael Brown 18 (118) 741

 

There will be plenty of memories taken away from the event and many pictures were taken and will no doubt be posted as we get them.

More to follow when we have had a couple of nights sleep….

If you have any comments about the event please add them at the bottom.

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