Oceanair International 14 Prince of Wales Cup

29 Jun Oceanair International 14 Prince of Wales Cup

Katie Nurton and Nigel Ash have won the International 14 Prince of Wales Cup, the one race National Championship for the class. She is the first female helm to win the famous trophy.

We spoke to Katie after the race, “The race was the standard 6-lap windward-leeward but then we had a final leg back into Chichester Harbour to finish off at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The wind was coming from the North with a strong ebb tide so we stayed on the Winner Bank for as long as possible while the two leaders who were Stuart Bithell / Sam Pascoe and Archie Massey / Harvey Hillary tacking out into the main channel as it was getting really shallow.”

“Nigel managed to keep the boat heeled at 45 degrees so that we could sail through the shallows and avoid the strong ebb tide. The wind was dropping in the harbour entrance so we went round them and won the race! We hit the bottom a few times and I’ve got quite bit of work now to do on the hull and foils, but it was worth a bit of filler and sanding.”

On the feeling of becoming the International 14 National Champion Katie said, “I’m not sure it’s sunk in yet as it feels a bit fluky with the wind dying for the leaders, but I guess we went for it on the Winner Bank and won!”

Overall Results:
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Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club
1st 1557 Katie Nurton Nigel Ash RYS
2nd 1541 Roger Gilbert Ben McGrane Hayling Island SC
3rd 155 Stuart Bithell Sam Pascoe Castle Cove SC
4th 1560 Dave Dobrijevic Chris Thomas HISC
5th 1519 Archie Massey Harvey Hillary Itchenor SC
6th 1552 Andy Shaw Adam Lees Itchenor SC
7th 1555 Neale Jones Ed FitzGerald Itchenor SC
8th 1559 Andrew Partington Tom Partington Hayling Island SC
9th 1499 Christina Bassadone Damian Ash Itchenor SC
10th 1523 Kimball Morrison Jeremy Fowke Itchenor SC
11th 1529 Robin Pascal Martin Pascal Itchenor SC
12th 1543 Andrew Peake Graeme Oliver Wilsonian SC
13th 1532 Adrian Williams Andy Brown Hayling Island SC
14th 1544 Ed Browne Mark Tait Hayling Island SC
15th 1531 Andrew Penman Chris Watson Itchenor SC
16th 1546 Charles Duchesne Tom Bracewell Itchenor SC
17th 1530 Andy FitzGerald Richard Dobson Itchenor SC
18th 1520 Paul Jenkins Peter Jenkins Eastbourne Sovereign SC
19th 1548 Julian Pearson Matt Reid Orford SC
20th 1517 George Yeoman Jack Yeoman Itchenor SC
21st 1527 Philip McDanell Luke Boughton Itchenor SC
22nd 1554 Peter Crockford Jack Elsby?Hartman Restronguet SC
23rd 150 M Thomson
24th 1549 Martin Jones Ian Swann HISC
25th 1512 Steve Fisher Andy Ramus Hayling Island SC
26th 1488 Dominic van Essen Simona Saccani Itchenor SC
27th 1489 Alasdair Cattanach Paul Anderson Prestwick SC
28th 1550 Tom Watkins Isabella Watkins Itchenor SC
29th 1524 Conway Parke Robert Masterman HISC
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