2015 Nationals Overall

From Yachts and Yachting - courtesy of Alex Collins:



How did the runners and riders get on?

  • Cliff Milliner, 1st - It was clear that Cliff was on form from day 1. The already two-time National champion put together a consistent set of results that would ultimately see him win this year's event. 2 wins were his in the series with many 2nd and 3rd places on his scoreline.


  • Mike Gibson, 2nd - Mike proved once again that he was Mr consistent by being the only entrant to count top 10 positions in all of the 10 races. Gibson sailed an incredible serious and finished runner up to Milliner by the smallest of margins, 2 points. Gibson also finished top master at the event against tough competition.


  • Tim Hand, 3rd - Tim sailed superbly well to record his best ever nationals result. Winning the opening race of the event meant that Hand was a contender from day 1 and he certainly proved to be consistent being able to be right at the front in all of the conditions.


  • Iain Horlock, 4th - Still relatively new to the fleet, Iain impressed at his first Supernova nationals by coming 4th ahead of stiff competition. Being the tallest competitor, Iain used his height to his advantage in the heavy winds but also had great speed when the conditions got light. Being a member at Exe, his time spent on the waves helped him out.


  • Gavin Young, 5th - Young has always been a very fast sailor, so fast that he has been Milliners training partner for a number of years. Gavin was the winner of the last race of the series and generally had good top 10 results.


  • Tony Critchley, 6th - Tony won the 5th race of the series and also had two 2nd places. Critchley was very fast throughout the series, leading a number of races before losing out due to the conditions. Saying that, in the last race of the series he gained 10+ places on the run and the beat up to the finish so the speed and determination was always there.


  • Richard Pakes, 7th - Richard was another of the events race winners, winning race 8. Finishing only 1 point behind Tony Critchley, Richard had a decent set of results and looked threatening to more race victories at certain points in the event.


  • Alex Collins, 9th - It was disappointment for Collins at this years Nationals. Having previously won 4 opens this year and coming 3rd at last years nationals, Alex was upbeat about his chances. Despite winning race 3, Collins never pulled together a set of consistent results and could only manage to get 9th overall.


  • Mike Critchley, 12th - A 4th in race four was the highlight of Mikes event. With many port end starts he gained a couple of other top 10 finishes but most carried double figure scores.

Silver fleet

  • Iain Wilson (Bolton) 1st - The Bolton sailor was always a very quick competitor even when he was racing new boats in his old mark 1. Last year he came 22nd in 576 and this year with a brand new boat he was able to jump up to not only top of silver fleet, but to 8th overall. An incredible leap compared to his result last year. He became a Nationals winner during race 4 of the event.


  • Matthew Williams (Cotswold) 2nd - Matthew was able to finish second in silver fleet and an impressive 15th overall. The highlight of the Cotswold sailors event was a 6th place in race 5 and also carried two other top 10 results form the series.


  • Gary Butterfield (Bartley) 3rd - An 8th in race 9 was the best result for Butterfield. A couple of other top 15 positions throughout the series meant he took 3rd in the silver fleet and an impressive 17th overall.

Results from other categories: (top three)

1st Alex Collins (Bolton) Best result: 1st
2nd Peter Mackin (Bolton) Best result: 2nd
3rd Lewis Brailsford (Sutton In Ashfield) Best result: 17th

First lady
Jean Simmons of RTYC impressed by coming 53rd overall while still counting 5 DNC's. A highly impressive 18th in race 3 was the best result Jean managed to get in the series but also managed a 34, 27, 26, 47; impressive results for any sailor in this fleet.

1st Mike Gibson (Bartley) Best result: 1st
2nd Tony Critchley (Bolton) Best result: 1st
3rd Richard Pakes (Haversham) Best result: 1st

1st Phillip Davies (Scammonden Water) Best result: 22nd
2nd Steve Johnson (Cotswold) Best result: 8th
3rd Ian Casewell (Reading) Best result: 24th

Team Prize
The team prize came right down to the wire with 4 points being the difference. Cotswold would eventually go on to win the team prize ahead of Bolton. A great achievement considering the top 10 alone had sailors from 6 different clubs.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st1079Cliff MillinerCotswold232‑9215‑111319
2nd1127Mike GibsonBartley‑61‑7343123421
3rd1130Timothy HandSutton in Ashfield126‑105‑21355835
4th1092Iain HorlockExe3‑1457‑106269543
5th1104Gavin YoungCotswold751363512‑14‑28152
6th1074Anthony CritchleyBolton‑17712151211‑3321161
7th666Richard PakesHaversham‑12121012‑2087110262
8th1147Iain WilsonBolton18‑2031‑191015311667
9th1125Alex CollinsBolton4(DSQ)1111874204‑2469
10th1071Andrew FlitcroftBolton16134‑191148814‑1778
11th1124Paul EarnshawHaversham15498‑25‑2523713988
12th1094Mike CritchleyBolton‑2017174711189‑191396
13th1060Paul UndrellHaversham1319‑22‑22151410161510112
14th1100Chris HawleyBartley816191414171610‑20‑36114
15th1073Matthew WilliamsCotswold‑30920186‑379182715122
16th1112Peter MackinBolton(DNC)(DNC)DNC217166477127
17th1078Garry ButterfieldBartley1018‑48‑3323221913814127
18th1109Ray WorkmanCotswold116‑28‑3691928122222129
19th1129Christopher WilliamsCotswold22‑2411131313202116‑31129
20th1133Stephen HawleyBartley2630830‑369‑4615616140
21st1046Paul KellyBurton252316526182119(DNS)(DNS)153
22nd1082Tom ChadfieldBlithfield282115‑48820‑35282519164
23rd1123Jon PebodyHunts31‑463525121214‑471826173
24th687Gary CawthornAttenborough510262316392535‑46(DNF)179
25th1042Adam Hart 232829313015‑4517‑3312185
26th1093John WalpoleExe‑51‑633116213113222432190
27th1137Andy GouldCotswold‑401114‑44243233363435219
28th1126Alex ClappertonLilliput3615402427‑462231‑4827222
29th1145Peter MayBolton35‑452117‑452743402618227
30th631Robert HorlockExe925‑472938403924‑5433237
31st1087Mike WalkerBowmoor192925‑433223423930‑55239
32nd1052Philip DaviesScammonden Water‑4522343433433029‑5330255
33rd1121Steve JohnsonCotswold‑4684641‑523332304128259
34th1095Lewis BrailsfordSutton in Ashfield37324321‑4945‑52421725262
35th1069John BanbrookBowmoor‑4238‑4927313541382923262
36th1134Tom BaldwinCarsington144427‑535036‑60273829265
37th1009Jeffery RobinsonBolton‑55393620282644‑513538266
38th1090Rob CornerAttenborough323341‑5741‑4848233220270
39th601Alan BullSeafarers(DNC)(DNC)DNC50292924251239276
40th1057Ian CasewellReading473424‑665130264536‑56293
41st432Andrew BethellLilliput‑53354232404937‑532342300
42nd1097Richard Fairbrother 244123‑54‑545149324346309
43rd1068Pete BinghamBowmoor4149‑504222‑5336493734310
44th503Arthur PhillipsPaignton SC2948304546‑55‑56264943316
45th621Steve YatesScammonden Water27‑5439464244403450‑54322
46th1091Shaun SmaleWelwyn Garden‑60405255594117‑622141326
47th703Brian SmithBowmoor2143323844‑5447‑555250327
48th1059Chris WattsBough Beech3842(DNF)35‑555027484545330
49th1080David EverettWest Oxford3953383948245143‑57(DNF)335
50th561Mark HitchmoughBowmoor5031(DNF)2856‑5734574737340
51st1135Gordon TweedleHaversham‑57364540‑572838564057340
52nd705Richard LambertBlue Circle‑63‑583756353458523151354
53rd1061Jean SimmonsRTYC3427182647(DNF)(DNS)DNCDNCDNC356
54th1016Warren MitchellSnettisham Beach4350(DNF)4937385346‑5640356
55th1041Iain BarlowAttenborough(DNC)(DNC)DNC58344231443947363
56th613Michael MalcolmHaversham5837443753‑61(DNS)415544369
57th1139Sam HoodCotswold442651523952‑5754‑5853371
58th1020Stuart MooreHunstanton565233‑59‑585855374452387
59th684David BexsonAttenborough3361(DNF)‑64435650505149393
60th679Stephen BlairUlley6251(DNF)51‑654759585921408
61st491Andrew GoodmanAttenborough5462(DNF)6162622959(DNF)48437
62nd709Frank McMullenBolton5257544761606160(DNF)(DNS)452
63rd1117Hedley DowlerCotswold4947566264595464(DNF)(DNS)455
64th1086Dave HallHaverhsam48605565(DNF)(DNS)DNS634258459
65th1036Mervyn JonesCotswold6459536366(DNF)(DNS)6160DNS494
66th624Geoff DitchfieldBolton615657676363(DNS)(DNF)DNFDNS503
67th1007Stephen SwainHaversham5955(DNF)6060(DNF)DNSDNFDNSDNS506

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