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National Championship, partr of the RS Games

Day 1

Glorious sunshine and steady breeze. 

The fleet set out into the harbour for the first three races of the championships.

The fleet was closely followed out by our Vareo support Rib.


With clear first start the close racing fleet headed to the windward mark. New comer Jon found the windward mark and lead the race. But with some finish line confusion Nick sailed around him to take the first win followed by Jon and Luke.


The wind rapidly increased for the second race which saw Jon’s mast on the water break just after the start. The rest of the fleet carried on. Luke lead the way closely followed by Cheryl and Nick.


Last strong wind race of the day saw Cheryl lead from the start closely followed by Alan and Luke.

It was not meant to be with the wind increasing yet again a final struggle down wind saw Luke take First followed with by Alan and Cheryl. 

There was a new personal best achievement on the water for Mike his highest place achieved in his second Nationals.

Day 2

The fleet awoke to gales and the wind building.


After a lengthy postponement full of tea drinking and boat fine tuning, there was a responsible decision by the race officer and fleet to abandon for the day. 


The fleet ventured into the club and opened the bar early just in time for our AGM, which was very informative. There were some great ideas put forward to and from the joint chairman/ lady Nick and Cheryl who were elected to continue to look after the fleet.


We are open to more ideas, so if you could not attend and wish to add please contact us through the association website.

Day 3

On the final day we were greeted with Weymouth and Portland’s finest champagne sailing conditions, after a sdhore day on day 2 where fine boat tuning and help with any questions and Queries were the oprder of the day..

The whole fleet set out to complete four races to finish the Nationals. There was everything to play for as there was still no fixed front runner. Everyone was back on top form and eager to sail.

First race saw Nick Crickmore have a flying start up the left hand side of the beat up to the windward mark, closely followed by Luke Fisher and Jon Nuttall. Nick would later repeat this in race four of the day to take two wins of the day. .

Race two and three were led from the start by the new comer Jon Nuttall with his fight and determination to get back into the top three, but even with all his efforts it was too late.

Ashore the RS Vareo prize giving was combined with the wrapo up ceremony for the whole RS Games. We all reflected on how well the event had gone and shared our experiences.

RS Vareo Overall Results:

1:Luke Fisher; National Champion 2018

2:Nick Crickmore; Second

3:Jon Nuttall ; Third and best new comer award

4:Alan Bassett; Grand Master

5:Cheryl wood: Number 1 Lady

6:Paul North; master award

7:Mike Dicker; Improvers Award

8:Richard Rob; The wooden spoon award for the best capsizes.

This year the RS Vareo fleet were very happy to join in with the RS Family to celebrate the 2018 RS Games. 

We would like to say a great big thank you to Weymouth and Portland academy for there hospitality and hosting the event. 

But the biggest thank you must go out to all the organisers, volunteers, sponsors and competitors that made the event happen.

See you all next year!!..

Cheryl Wood and Nick Crickmore

Sailwave results for RS600 & RS Vareo National Championships 2018 at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy 2018

RS Vareo National Championships 2018

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

event burgee

Results are provisional as of 9:10 on August 29, 2018

RS Vareo Class

Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Tally Class Sail No Helm Name Club Master G Master Youth Fidelis R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1 32 RS Vareo 407 Luke Fisher Emberton Park SC         2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 2.0 13.0 10.0
2 30 RS Vareo 151 Nick Crickmore Waveney & Oulton Broad SC Y       1.0 3.0 (9.0,RET) 1.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 21.0 12.0
3 36 RS Vareo 547 Jon Nuttall Tenby SC         3.0 (9.0,RET) 9.0,DNC 3.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 29.0 20.0
4 31 RS Vareo 247 Alan Bassett Weirwood SC   Y     (4.0) 4.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 25.0 21.0
5 37 RS Vareo 660 Cheryl Wood Pennine SC         5.0 2.0 3.0 (8.0) 6.0 5.0 5.0 34.0 26.0
6 35 RS Vareo 443 Paul North Milton Keynes SC Y Y     8.0 5.0 (9.0,RET) 5.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 45.0 36.0
7 34 RS Vareo 436 Mike Dicker Dell Quay SC         6.0 (9.0,DNC) 4.0 6.0 7.0 9.0,RET 9.0,DNC 50.0 41.0
8 33 RS Vareo 416 Richard Robb Llandegfedd SC         7.0 (9.0,RET) 9.0,DNC 7.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 53.0 44.0
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