Sep 30, 2015

F18 UK Nats 2015 for Simon Northrop & Josh O'Brien




All images by Lou Ann Crowcroft / Jon Worthington.- Simon Northrop & Josh O'Brien are closing an excellent competitive year after winning the Texel Open and now the UK F18 Nats. Achieving this for Simon with his own designed & built Sails together with Hyde Sails Kent has double merit, more when the F18 is suffering a "shortage" of independent Lofts for us to buy proven F18 Sails. So if you are in the need of good set of sails for your boat contact Simon Northrop at: kent@hydesails.co.uk

Regarding equipment find below the top ten boat/sails detailed by Northrop:
"The Edges were going really fast also and 5th placed infusion was a 9 year old boat using 4 year old sails !!!!

Northrop – Infusion mk2 – Hyde
Yeates – Edge – Goodall/Hyde
Young – Edge – Goodall/Hyde
Piggott – Infusion mk2 – Performance
Worthington – Infusion Mk1 – Performance
Sunnucks – Edge – Goodall/Hyde
Wakelin – Mk2 – Performance/Hyde
White – Mk2 –Hydes
Neal – Mk2 – Performance/Ullman
Flack – Mk2 - Performance

Simon experience on the event:
"We went into the event as favourites as we have won every UK F18 event and also both UK “Raids”( see links below ) plus the Texel Dutch open and a good performance at the worlds as Top Brits .–

The pressure was on a bit after day one as we didn’t have the best of days with a 5,3,3 but it turned out that the venue was quite hard to read what the wind was doing, day 2 we had a blinder winning both races and our main rivals both having a bad day meant we leapfrogged them to take the lead, day 3 and the breeze was up we consolidated with 2 thirds and although we didn’t know it at the time had won the event with a race to spare which was just as well really as we had to retire from the last race.

Its mine and Josh’s first nationals win and we are very happy especially as we are using sails designed and built by us – we are off to the Belgium nationals this weekend and hope to continue what has been our best ever year in F18 so far !!"

Hyde Sails Kent F18 Season: F18 Nationals Champions , F18 World Championship Race Winning Sails !! , Datchet TT Winner - Minnis Bay TT Winner - Texel Dutch Open Winner - East Coast Piers Race Winner Whitstable Forts Race Winner  ---


UK F18 Full results below.

Pos Sail Helm Crew Vet/Jun Club Pts R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
1 51 Simon Northrop Josh O'Brien Minnis Bay SC 14 5 3 3 1 1 3 3 20
2 500 Luke Yeates Oli Egan Weston SC 19 7 1 1 5 6 2 7 4
3 503 Matt Young Simon Farren Minnis Bay SC 19 20 2 6 10 5 1 2 3
4 1828 Grant Piggott Adam Kay V/J Weston SC 21 2 4 2 7 8 5 1 20
5 47 John Worthington Sebastien Greber Dee SC 23 6 8 5 3 15 4 4 1
6 501 W Sunnucks Freddie White V/0 BSC 25 4 5 8 6 2 6 6 2
7 1511 Paul Wakelin Oli Greber 0/J Mumbles YC 29 3 6 7 2 4 8 8 7
8 1234 David White Aarron Reynolds TBYC 30 9 10 4 4 3 10 5 5
9 1577 Tim Neal Bob Fry V/0 Parkstone YC 38 1 7 11 8 9 7 9 6
10 1825 Simon Flack Neil Green 0/V Baal 54 10 11 9 9 7 9 10 13
11 311 John Tuckwell Chelsea Furber V/J Bala 64 11 13 10 11 12 11 11 10
12 29 Ghislaine Melaine Hugo Sunnucks Whitstable YC 67 8 9 14 19 11 14 13 12
13 1024 Liz Kempton Alice TMSC 68 12 14 13 13 10 13 12 8
14 695 Alex Reilly Oliver Bond Weston SC 75 20 15 12 14 13 12 20 9
15 5 Ian Dudley Adam Jones V/J Bala 86 15 18 17 12 17 15 16 11
16 1495 Pete Jones Huw Pugh V/0 87 13 12 16 15 16 18 15 20
17 16 Steve Leonard Suzanne Zwaanswijk V/0 TMSC 89 14 16 15 16 14 16 14 20
18 545 James Miller Jonny Harris Dee SC 103 16 17 18 17 18 17 18 20
19 8 John Hickman Stephen McGrath V/0 Bala 106 20 20 19 18 19 19 17

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