RS Tera Nationals at Burnham SC

RS Tera Nationals 2012 at Burnham Sailing Club
The 2012 Zhik RS Tera National Championships took place over the weekend of 30th June – 1st of July at Burnham Sailing Club. This was no mean feat with two fleets, the Sports and the Pro’s totalling 98 competitors. With outstanding preparation and fore-sight, together with a band of talented and friendly volunteers, everything went without a hitch from launching and recovery to excellent race management in challenging conditions.

Saturday dawned bright and breezy. After a long sail out to the race course set in the mouth of the Roach, the sailors were met with 20 to 25 knots and choppy waters. With four races planned it was going to be a long day on the water.

John Hardy (PRO) ably assisted by Nick Hutton-Penman (Chief Mark layer) wasted no time in getting proceedings underway.

In the Pro’s, James Hutton-Penman dominated with three straight wins. This however, does not tell the full story as behind him, his fellow competitors were swapping places (and war stories) and keeping him honest.

With a 27 knot squall covering the race area, the PRO decided that the battle weary sailors had done enough and sent both fleets back up the river and home.

In the Sports, Sam Doble Thomson stormed out of the blocks winning the first race, with Alex Butler taking the second race. It was Henry Jameson however, who showed his intentions with two seconds and winning the third to take the day.

It wasn’t until later that we learnt that regattas around the country had been cancelled due to too much wind (Including the RS500’s at Stone and classes in The Round the Island Race) which only confirmed how the Tera Class is progressing.

The sailors were re-freshed with a hearty hog-roast and entertained by coaches, parents and fellow competitors belting out songs from well before their era at the Karaoke. It was evident from the lack of football and rugby playing that the legs were sore after an epic first day.

RS Tera Nationals 2012 at Burnham Sailing Club

Sunday gave the PRO a slightly different problem. The wind had abated a little (Still 18 knots gusting 22!) and swung. This allowed the racing to be held off the clubhouse, much to the delight of the parents who didn’t have to endure the five mile walk from the day before.

The Pros were again led around the first race by James Hutton-Penman, however, with the bite taken out of the wind, it was clear that he was not going to have it all his own way. To complete the series, five races were planned and James had to ensure consistency to take the title. With race wins from, Tom Johnson, Will Taylor and Flynn Davies, James’s win in race 7 together with never being outside the top two gave him the crown.

The Sports showed how the depth of the fleet had improved with some of the closest racing ever seen. Henry Jameson started where he left off with a win but with all of his closest competitors hot on his heels. Race 5 told of how the Tera is now becoming established in the North and the talent now coming through. Ana Paterson battled throughout to get an impressive race win. However, Henry was still lurking with a third. Race 6 saw yet another race winner in Billy Vennis Ozane. Things were now getting serious and Henry stepped up to the mark and stamped his authority on the fleet with another race win. In the last race of the day, Alex proved his resilience to win and take the runner-up spot ahead of Billy in third.

Other prize winners were Freddie Peters who took the Selden Under 10 trophy and Hayling Island Sailing Club who secured the Champion Club trophy for the first time.

RS Tera website

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PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
12323James Hutton - PenmanBurnham SC111122127
2657Flynn DaviesBurnham SC5733584121
31747Will TaylorAlton water Sports Ctr13874817330
42211Greg KellyIsle of Man YC44673911731
52167Kathryn Hutton-PenmanBurnham SC21010241015432
611Chay TaylorBurnham SC81156773634
75Thomas JohnsonBlack Water SC / Otters2017149142535
82130Fiona MulcahyAldeburgh SC794131436DNC42
92125Rebecca LewisRYA3129592381145
102170Tristan BracegirdleCCSS121621010125847
114Stirling TaylorBurnham SC6311151111141052
122165Anya GreenHayling Island SC215168621131260
132169Luke BaileyRHS166812152016966
142092Ffinlo WrightIsle of Man YC9132117121691372
152080Amie ShuteIsle of Man YCDNC223231614121683
161668Zoe BeyermanHayling Island SC101515111729181785
173Arthur BrownBurnham SC & RBYC151912192313101887
181Lucy TerkelsenStone SC / Burnham SC303226182061714101
192171Yann BracegirdleCCSC1726DNC161952225104
202234Zoe KingHayling Island SC1420132021172927105
212012George CatchpoleWveney & Oulton1818182426311915112
221744Liam WillisLymington Town SC1921172824182419118
232028Rupert WatkinsDabchicksDNCDNCDNC1413152120125
242152Sydney PettittAlton Water SC2523192222192026125
251461Robert GreenDabchicks2330DNC2618252822142
261442Tai Thomas-DaySutton Bingham2622DNC3125222621142
27461Louis GironLymington Town SC & RLYC11332433DNC322729156
28798Charlotte BassettRoyal Limington YC2727223030263124156
291210Nikolas Koch 2925DNC2929242528160
301662Grace SummersEmsworth SC2424202131DNCDNCDNC162
311550Jamie AldridgeBurnham SC3231DNC27DNC282323164
321549Alistair ScottRipon3129DNC25273030DNC172
332Tom JayasekaraBurnham SC281425DNC32DNCDNCDNC183
341593Tony PittIsle of Man YC2228DNC35DNCDNCDNCDNC211
351597Matthew PettsIsle of Man YCDNCDNCDNC322827DNCDNC213
362259Edward HolroydDabchicksDNCDNCDNC3633DNCDNCDNC237
372109Elliott Marshall DNCDNCDNC34DNCDNCDNCDNC244
38478Ben BellchambersBurnham SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC252
381987Ronnie GreenHayling Island SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC252
382074Eleanor WhittakerRiponDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC252
382273Flynn LuxtonHill Head & Royal LymDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC252
Sport Fleet - Entries 57. Raced 8, discards 2
PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
12233Henry JamesonHayling Island SC221135129
21985Alex ButlerHayling Island SC5134510DNC119
32279Billy Vennis OzanneHill Head SC8643713320
41984Rufus BriggsHayling Island SC451622172520
52145Josh BakkerHayling Island SC74212694DSQ32
62201Sam Doble ThomsonAldeburgh YC19191648DNC745
72123Daniel LewisRYA33231081815645
8147Ben BatchelorIsle of Man231824151039459
91880Robby BoydLymington Town SC1111102692171159
102138Archie HainsworthAlton Water SC191968217101060
112104Tristan PayneHayling Island SC171028522417962
122287Freddie PetersHayling Island SC1812813DNC208867
132270Ellen MorleyBurnham SC12135311628111370
142025Jonny TaiteRoyal Lymington YC1622935181261879
152072Hannah TuckerBurnham SC10143120122312280
162215Matthew CaigerBewl Valley SC2120791333181582
17560Nathanael FrenchDabchicks SC14714191522162485
182122Jack LewisRYA1317DNC61425241286
191316Ana PatersonRipon3623213016143395
201781Niamh DaviesBurnham SC202711233214121797
21745Ossian BracegirdleCCSC2721122223321332118
221995Lucy GreenwoodNew Hall Sch282532711303019120
231881Charlotte Ormerod 311530181716DNC31127
241908Lainey TerkelsenStone SC/Burnham SC353527333615514129
251571Thomas BlakeNetley / HISC2932171733DNC1916130
262070Dylan CollingbourneBurnham SC15361311303837DNC142
272246Tom GoacherRoyal Lymington YC2626204424312620142
281199Ben Hutton- PenmanBurnham SC2243222126432823142
29704Matt SmithAlton Water SC3016293620342327145
301693Harrison PyeDraycote Water SC2531333927112930153
31416Oscar CubittAlton SC3229342425362025155
322268Matthew BraybrookBurnham SC2438DNC29DNC132528157
331649Freya GrantEmsworth Slipper SC3437152728422134159
341638Harry Jones 3328253419263229159
351886Nathan LomasOxford SC924DNC423729DNC36177
361950Abbie EveleighBurnham SC40DNCDNC4135272221186
372089Alastair JoyceOgston SC373336DNC31193635190
381990William OrringeHayling Island SCDNC39354642242726193
391948Maddie WylieRipon SCDNCDNC26282935DNC37213
402164Arthur Connolly 4134DNC4041413438228
412371Rupert JamesonHayling Island SCDNCDNCDNC14DNC2333DNC244
42933Hamish Beaumont 68DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC246
432161Griff DaviesBurnham SCDNC40DNC253437DNCDNC252
441556Joshua GreenDabchicks SCDNC3018DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC280
452261James OakleyMiddlenene3842DNC4540DNCDNCDNC281
461669Sophie JohnsonBlack water SC/ OttersDNCDNCDNC323840DNCDNC284
472115Eleanor ClarkRipon SCDNC41DNCDNCDNC3938DNC292
482107Hamish MorleyHayling Island SC39DNCDNC37DNCDNCDNCDNC308
491221  DNCDNCDNC3843DNCDNCDNC313
502269Joshua BellchambersBurnham SCDNCDNCDNC4339DNCDNCDNC314
511222Shaun KerriganArun Yacht Club4244DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC318
521993Tom StoreyRiponDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC35DNF325
538Cody GriggsRoyal Torbay YCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC348
53676Tristan RichardsonArdleigh SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC348
532313Joshua BonifaceHayling Island SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC348
532340Jessica KnightHayling Island SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC348
539898Joshua BellchambersBurnham SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC348