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Rounding the windward mark during race 4 of the Harken UK Enterprise Inlands © Paula Southworth

Race Report - Harken UK Enterprise Inland Championships

Paula Southworth

Draycote Water Sailing Club 26-27th April 2014  

(Day 2, Overall and prize giving)    

Congratulations and welcome back to Jeremy Stephens & Ryan Crawford who are our new HARKEN UK and NOBLE MARINE National Enterprise Inland Champions.

Jeremy has in the past always been very much on the Enterprise scene but due to injury has been missing at Enterprise Championships for some time. Jeremy is very much back in the fleet and intends to compete in the Masters at Northampton and the Nationals in Paignton. WOW what a comeback (obviously injury free). Jeremy and Ryan achieve a very well deserved overall 1st position. The Enterprises combined with the Streakers for this very successful Inland Championship. The first day was reported yesterday by Matt Velamail.



Jeremy Stephens and Ryan Crawford presented with the Harken UK Enterprise Inlands trophy by Julie Prior. 

Sunday saw a change in sailing conditions - Saturday was very challenging, very gusty, which resulted in some very tired competitors. Sunday still remained gusty but overall the sailing conditions moderated. So did the positions in the fleet there was everything to sail for just few points between competitors in all sections of the fleet.

Enterprise14_2_250 On Saturday night Matt Velamail and Tim Brownell from Ulley SC (pictured above rigging up for the Sunday Racing) were basking in a 3, 1, 1 score line with an overnight 5 point lead, however today dawned and points and sailing conditions changed.

It was an excellent two day championship on Draycote Water. Our thanks go to a 'well oiled' and professional race committee team mainly consisting of previous Enterprise sailors – it was a great reunion for the Enterprise fleet; senior, middle of the class and quite a landmark for our Youth Enterprise sailors. The Enterprise Association is enjoying a Youth and Classic revival. As usual there was an impressive Prize Giving table! 

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“Thank you Harken for your sponsorship of the Enterprise Inlands, Draycote April 2014” Enterprise Class Association 

Overall Results Table 

  • United States
  • Australia
  • France
  • Italia
  • New Zealand
  • Polska
  • Sverige
  • UK