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International 14 wins the 62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy

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Published 21:29 on 8 Jul 2024

The International 14 sailed by Adam Ovington and Stuart Keegan win the 62 nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club on July 6 & 7.

The iconic long-distance event was established by the club in honour of Lord Norman Birkett who died in 1962, two days after making a successful speech in the House of Lords preventing Ullswater from becoming a reservoir which would have restricted public access. It has become more than just a race but a Festival of Sailing attracting entries in a wide range of different dinghies, keelboats and cruisers from all over the country.

The Commodore, Kathryn Hall, welcomed 207 entries to the 62 nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy from the race box balcony. The Race Officer set a course for Norfolk Island and back to Pooley Bridge, before finishing in front of the club. The fleet massed for a single start at 1pm, only to be brought back under a general recall twice. Only on the third start under a black flag did the fleet get away cleanly, with only one boat being disqualified.

Sunday brought more temperamental wind, with a postponement required due a change in the win direction before the start. The fleet were called back under a general recall, but all got away cleanly on a second time of asking under a black flag, with no infringements.

The safety crews did an exceptional job over the six-mile course, aiding a number of competitors over the weekend.

The weekend's main sponsors were Magic Marine who presented a number of Vouchers to winners. Also supporting the event were Ullswater Steamers and Dalemain Estates. The event supported the Great North Air Ambulance.

The club thanks all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the 62 nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy possible. And a huge thank you goes to every sailor who took part in the racing - you all make the Birkett such an amazing event.

62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy over all results


Top Ten Winners

Rank Class Helm Crew Club
1 st INTERNATIONAL 14 OVINGTON Adam Stuart Keegan Tynemouth Sailing Club
2 nd VX ONE SHELLEY Jono Graham Priestley Ullswater Yacht Club
3 rd RS400 PICKLES Chris
Matt Sharman
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
4 th RS400 GLEDHILL Hamish
Ross Southwell
West Riding Sailing Club
5 th RS400
COATES Alistair
Steve Tylecote
Leigh and Lowton Sailling Club
6 th VX ONE
WILLARS Jon
Artur Dembinski
Ullswater Yacht Club
7 th 59er ALLEN Paul
Grace Allen
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
8 th RS400
EXLEY Dave
Joe Roberts
Leigh and Lowton Sailling Club
9 th OSPREY
MEAKINS Phil
Richard Anderton
Warsash Sailing Club
10 th VX ONE
LEWIS Tony
Andrew Cutting
Ullswater Yacht Club

Class Prizes

Rank Class Sail No Helm Crew Club
1 st Albacore 8228 ARMSTRONG Judy Paul Armstrong Scaling Dam Sailing Club
1 st Enterpise 21777 BOOCOCK Oliver Luke Hartshom Scammonden Water Sailing Club
1 st Fyling Fifteen 4109 CHANDLER David Lewis Fowler
Ullswater Yacht Club
2 nd Fyling Fiteen 3641 ABBATT Jon Nicola Abbatt Ullswater Yacht Club
3 rd Fyling Fiteen 3927 THORNLEY John Megan Thornley Ullswater Yacht Club
1 st GP14 13146 WARD Steve Huw Hopkins Bartley Sailing Club
1 st 2000 2373 KEMP Sarah Bruce Kemp Brancaster & Staithe Sailing Club
2 nd 2000 22698 THOMPSON Oliver Elliot Thopmson West Riding Sailing Club
3 rd 2000 2727 KNIGHTS Bill Lottie Knights Brancaster & Staithe Sailing Club
4 th 2000 21006 TYLECOTE Fonia Alex Wilby Rutland Sailing Club
1 st ICLA 7 207462
DAWSON Anthony n/a Ullswater Yacht Club
1 st Tempest 1077 DUNSTON Kim Robin Higgins Carsington Sailing Club
1 st Fireball 14949 BOOTH Georgia Olly Davenport
1 st Musto Skiff 608 NOBLE Dylan n/a Ullswater Yacht Club
1 st RS 200 296 TYLECOTE Ben Evie Coates Rutland Sailing Club
2 nd RS 200 1606 SMITH Martin Barbara Smith Yorkshire Dales Saining Club
3 rd RS 200 1625 WILLIAMS Gareth Jen Williams Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
4 th RS 200 1610 TYLECOTE Jamie Alice Lucy Rutland Sailing Club
1 st RS 400 1453 PICKLES Chris Matt Sharman Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
2 nd RS 400 1511 GLEDHILL Hamish Ross Southwell West Ridding Sailing Club
3 rd RS 400 498 COATES Alistair Steve Tylecote Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
4 th RS 400 1460 EXLEY Dave Joe Roberts Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
5 th RS 400 1515 MARSH Richard Heather Marsh Hollingworth Sailing Club
1 st VX One 180 SHELLY Jono Graham Priestley Ullswater Yacht Club
2 nd VX One 191 WILLARS Jon Artur Dembinski Ullswater Yacht Club

Individual Trophies

Trophy Class Helm Club
Ullswater 'Steamers' Trophy
(62 nd boat past Birkett plaque on Saturday)
RS 200 Ben Tylecotes & Evie Coates Rutland Sailing Club
Dalemain Trophy
(Visiting club with most entries)
- - Carsington Sailing Club
Barclays Bank Trophy
(Best place UYC)
VX One Jono Shelly & Graham Priestley Ullswater Yacht Club
Top Visiting Cruiser Platu 25 Alan Bennett & Team RCC, EMBC
Tortoise Trophy
(last placed boat with 2 results)
RS 700 Chris Wright Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club
Mike Barnard Trophy
(Best placed under 21 UYC helm)
& Development Challenge Trophy
(Best placed under 18 UYC helm)
ILCA 4 Olivia Dembinska Ullswater Yacht Club
Best placed under 18 Visiting helm RS Feva Thomas Whitehead and Daniel Wkitehead Filey Sailing Club
Volunteer Award n/a Alison Heath Northern Exposure
Perseverance Award ILCA 7 David Norris North Links
1 st Saturday Race Musto Skiff Dylan Noble Ullswater Yacht Club
1 st Sunday Race International 14 Adam Ovington & Stuart Keagan Tynemouth Sailing Club

Gallery 2023 Courtesy
Tim Olin, Specialist Marine Photography

Last updated 09:12 on 9 July 2024

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