National School Sailing Association Youth Regatta 2015 – More than two years of planning by the Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association (LRYSA) powered by over 150 volunteers came to fruition as Rutland SC successfully hosted the regatta at the end of July.
With planning headed by Colin Magee, LRYSA Chair, Becky Sharpe, and Fiona Caton from the LRYSA, some 282 boats from 21 teams from all over the UK took part between Sunday 26 July and Friday 31 July, with Kent winning the overall ASSF Team Trophy.
The host team enjoyed a successful event, maintaining high positions in all of the five fleets. Jamie Tylecote won the Rookie Fleet Trophy and was awarded the Plymouth Salver for Best U12 Helm, while his brother Ben claimed the East Kent Yachting Assn Shield as winner of an all-comers race. James Beal also won two trophies, The President’s Trophy for best Leicestershire Sailor and a medal from the Topper fleet.
Meanwhile, the award of the week went to Tom Evans, captain of the Leicestershire Team, from Kirby Muxloe. On coming ashore Radial sailor Tom discovered in the confusion of a windy day, he had been placed in first position.
Despite the enthusiasm of his teammates, Tom instantly said this could not be correct and of his own accord went to the Race Office to inform them of the problem. For this action Tom was awarded the Silver Jubilee Sportsmanship Award.
Across the rest of the Midlands, Ed Slack (Northants) won the Surrey Cup as top Laser Standard, Seb Andrews was awarded the Worcestershire Trophy for top contribution from a WSSCA sailor, Ellie Craig (Radial) took home the Derbyshire Bell as her county’s leading sailor.
Meanwhile, Joe Xia and Holly Boalch (Worcs) and Will Slack and Connie Hughes (Northants) were selected to attend a Hi-Fliers Race training course at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation centre at Weymouth. This was awarded to 12 young people with the potential to improve their performance and would benefit from a race training course.
Rob Mallett (Worcs) and Edward Slack (Northants) also took home Presidents Awards for awarded on the recommendation of their local association for making an exceptional contribution to their activities.
During the week there were over 2,750 individual results, 60 sail number changes and 120 race queries. Over 2,500 packed lunches were distributed during the week.
The Presentation of prizes took place at the Rutland Agricultural Showground in the presence of Councillor Baines, Vice Chair of Rutland County Council and Councillor Liquorice, Vice Chairman of Leicestershire County Council. Prizes were presented by The Hon Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard CBE.
|ASSF Team Trophy||Best Overall Performance by a Local Association||Kent|
|Mount Haes Trophy||Winner of a special event for doublehanders||Toby Freeland and George Hyett – Kent|
|Singlehander Trophy||Winner of a special race for singlehanders||Lewis Humphreys – Kent|
|East Kent Yachting Assn Shield||Winner of an all-comers race||Ben Tylecote – Rutland|
|The Felixstowe Salver||Best Under 14 Helm||Heather Denbigh – Kent|
|Plymouth Salver||Best Under 12 Helm||Jamie Tylecote – Rutland|
|Northampton Trophy||Best Female Performance||Heather Denbigh – Kent|
|Leapfrog Trophy||Most improved Topper over previous year||Catherine Wynn – Kent|
|Baroness Pratt of Writtle Seamanship Award||Sailing a Feva they went to the aid of a turtled Tera. Maintaining control of their own boat, they righted the Tera and made sure the helm was OK before returning to their race. A great display of seamanship||Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger|
|Silver Jubilee Trophy||On coming ashore he discovered that, in the confusion of a windy first day, he had been placed in first position. Despite the enthusiasm of his team mates, Tom instantly said that this could not be correct and of his own accord went to the Race Office to inform them of the problem||Tom Evans – LRYSA|
|Nuclear Electric Trophy||As Beach Master and Main Medic she was running around all week keeping everyone happy and maintaining a cheerlul disposition all week||Vicky Blackmore|
|High Fliers Award||A training course at the ASSF Centre in Weymouth it is awarded to young people who have the potential to improve their performance and would benefit from a race training course.||Joseph Dormer (QM), Ben Thompson (ASSF), Chris Haslam (Norfolk), Owen O’Donnel (Cumbria), Max Oscroft (Cambs) William Russell (Cambs), Ryan Winter (Kent), Joe Xia (Worcs), Will Slack (Northants), Rebekah Nash (Oxon), Abigail Clarke (Cambs), Holly Boalch (Worcs), Isabel Abbatt (Cumbria), Josie Baher (Plymouth), Naomi Wickens (Oxon), Isabel Hopkins (Lancs), Connie Hughes (Northants), Hannah Mumford (Kent)|
|Presidents Award||Awarded to Young People, on the recommendation of their local association, for making an exceptional contribution to their local activities.||John Christopher (Plymouth), Rob Mallet (Worcs), Simon George (MK and BYSA), Sarah Alcock (Cambs), Charlotte Bonham (Norfolk), Lucy Clarke (Norfolk)Reserves:- Edward Slack (Northants), Julia Judd (Kent)|
|The Surrey Cup||Laser Standard||Ed Slack – Northants|
|Laser Radial Trophy||Laser Radial||Iona Dixon – QMSC|
|Moores of Wroxham Salver||Laser 4.7||Ethan Leahy – Cumbria|
|The Topper Trophy||Heather Denham – Kent|
|The Ellis Trophy||Fast Handicap||Cameron Tweedle – Oxon|
|The White Cup||Slow Handicap||Jack Berry – Essex and Suffolk|
|The Rapide Trophy||Feva Fleet||Pierce Harris – Cumbria|
|Rookie Fleet Trophy||Rookie Handicap Fleet||Jamie Tylecote – Rutland|
|Fordingbridge Trophy||Rookie Topper Fleet||Kate Brady – Plymouth|
Local Association Prizes
|Hunts Trophy||Team Contribution from a Cambridgeshire Sailor||Tom Proctor and Henry Hutchinson|
|Presidents Trophy (Leics)||Sailor of the week from L and RYSA||James Beal|
|Worcestershire Trophy||Contribution to team from Worcs||Seb Andrews|
|Bassenthwaite Trophy||Outstanding contribution to Cumbria Team||Holly Monk and Emily Ingham|
|Devon Youth Trophy||Outstanding Performance from a Plymouth sailor||Charlie Post|
|Winchester Tankard||Kent sailor showing outstanding Endeavour||Lily May – Rookie Topper|
|MK and Bucks Trophy||Leading boat from MK and Bucks||Jack Bryant|
|Norfolk Half Model||Best Performance by a Norfolk Sailor||Emily Haslam – Topper|
|West Sussex Trophy||Leading West Sussex Boat||Angus Kirk – Comet|
|The Derbyshire Bell||Leading Derbyshire Boat||Eleanor Craig – Radial|
|Henri Lloyd Trophy||Best placed Lancashire Boat – under 16 yrs||Jonny Latham|
|Datchet Keeper||Best Datchet sailor||James and Will Taylor|