Hamlin and Bell win a tight-fought Hayling Euro Cup

Hayling Island SC hosted the latest round of the 5O5 Euro Cup on 28-30 September, with a variety of conditions testing all of the teams: “Snakes and Ladders” was the most common phrase heard in the dinghy park. The event was decided on the last run of the last race, with Howie Hamlin and Jon Bell (USA9153) just coming out on top, over Nathan Batchelor and Matt Alvarado (GBR9203), then Mike Holt and Carl Smit (USA9072), these three teams separated by just two points.

Day 1

Michael Quirk, Class President of the 505 Association, together with Reeve Dunne, AUS, won the first race. Mike Holt/Carl Smit, USA, won the second. However, after two races it was Howie Hamlin/Jon Bell on top, scoring a second and a third, one point ahead of Holt/Smit in second place. 27 teams from seven nations entered to win the last Euro Cup event of the year.

Day 2

The second day began with a surprise. Charlie Walters/Dougal Cram won the first race before Mike Holt/Carl Smit, which made the latter become new leaders. However, Howie Hamlin/Jon Bell fought back and by winning the two last races of the day they were back in the lead. 4 points ahead of Holt/Smit. Nathan Batchelor/Matt Alvarado scored two 2nd places and were now third overall. Day 3 would decide which team would be on the podium of the last 505 Euro Cup of the 2018 season.

Day 3

The final day of the 505 Euro Cup in Hayling Islands was thrilling. Michael Quirk/Reeve Dunne, AUS, won the first race, before Nathan Bachelor/Matt Alvarado in second – the third second-place in a row for them. With Mike Holt/Carl Smit, USA, in the third place and Howie Hamlin/Jon Bell in sixth place, the top was now tighter than ever. Only three points difference between first and third place.

In the last race Robert Gilbert/Ben McGran, GBR, topped the fleet and Batchelor/Alvarado took another second-place, ahead of Ian Pinnell/Alex Davies in third. However, Hamlin/Bell did what they had to and grabbed fourth place before Holt/Smith finishing fifth. Thereby Hamlin/Bell won on 14 points, one point ahead of Batchelor/Alvarado in second place and 2 points ahead of Holt/Smit in third. Gilbert/McGran finished fourth, Quirk/Dunne fifth and Caroline and Philippe Jacot, SUI sixth, overall. That means teams from five nations in the top six – really nice.

Congratulations to all winners and sailors!  With thanks to the race team, rescue crews and other volunteers who looked after the fleet so well, we look forward to the prospect of another Euro Cup event at Hayling next year.

The next big international 505 event is the Worlds in Fremantle, Australia, at the beginning of January.

Images courtesy of Peter Hickson and Simon Benson.

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Full results:

Rank Tally Num Boat Country Sail Number Helm Crew Club R1
28 Sep
R2
28 Sep
R3
29 Sep
R4
29 Sep
R5
29 Sep
R6
30 Sep
R7
30 Sep
Total Nett
1st 15 USA 9153 Howie Hamlin Jon Bell ABYC / NHYC 3.0 2.0 (8.0) 1.0 1.0 6.0 4.0 25.0 17.0
2nd 22 GBR 9203 Nathan Batchelor Matt Alvarado Tynemouth SC 4.0 6.0 (11.0) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 29.0 18.0
3rd 9 USA 9072 Mike Holt Carl Smit Santa Cruz YC 5.0 1.0 2.0 (6.0) 3.0 3.0 5.0 25.0 19.0
4th 24 GBR 9215 Roger Gilbert Ben McGran Netley SC (13.0) 3.0 7.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 1.0 37.0 24.0
5th 23 AUS 9134 Michael Quirk Reeve Dunne RPEYC 1.0 11.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 1.0 (14.0) 46.0 32.0
6th 14 SUI 9147 Caroline Jacot Philippe Jacot CNB (18.0) 5.0 9.0 4.0 11.0 5.0 7.0 59.0 41.0
7th 21 GBR 9190 Ian Pinnell Alex Davies HISC/NSC 7.0 7.0 4.0 (20.0) 10.0 11.0 3.0 62.0 42.0
8th 20 GBR 9180 Mark Upton-Brown Ian Mitchell Bosham SC / HISC 9.0 (15.0) 3.0 3.0 13.0 9.0 11.0 63.0 48.0
9th 25 GBR 9214 Andy Smith Johannes Tellen MYC 8.0 4.0 14.0 10.0 (15.0) 7.0 6.0 64.0 49.0
10th 19 GBR 9177 Tom Gillard Harry Briddon Sheffield Viking SC 2.0 (19.0) 6.0 9.0 14.0 15.0 13.0 78.0 59.0
11th 3 RSA 8905 Graeme Willcox James Spikesley Netley Sailing Club 10.0 (12.0) 10.0 12.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 73.0 61.0
12th 11 GBR 9124 Terry Scutcher Christian Diebitsch Shotley Sailing Club 6.0 8.0 (19.0) 16.0 5.0 19.0 9.0 82.0 63.0
13th 18 GER 9169 Tim Boeger Finn Boeger HSC 11.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 8.0 12.0 (16.0) 83.0 67.0
14th GBR 9085 Charlie Walters Dougar Cram Datchet Water SC (29.0 DNC) 29.0 DNC 1.0 21.0 6.0 14.0 8.0 108.0 79.0
15th 4 GBR 8914 Tim Bird Adam Kenney Burton SC 14.0 9.0 (21.0) 13.0 18.0 8.0 21.0 104.0 83.0
16th 13 GBR 9126 Stuart Turnbull Mike Priddle Burton SC 12.0 13.0 17.0 8.0 (22.0) 20.0 15.0 107.0 85.0
17th 5 GBR 8970 Tom Darling Elliott Wells Hayling Island Sailing Club (26.0) 14.0 15.0 19.0 12.0 21.0 12.0 119.0 93.0
18th 17 SUI 9163 René Betschen Valery Jacot CNB 19.0 17.0 13.0 17.0 21.0 13.0 (23.0) 123.0 100.0
19th 10 GBR 9093 Ben Iliffe Simon Briddon Datchet 21.0 16.0 20.0 11.0 (23.0) 16.0 20.0 127.0 104.0
20th 27 FRA 9150 De Kergariou Herve De Kergariou Guillaune CN Arradon (29.0 DNF) 20.0 18.0 15.0 17.0 18.0 17.0 134.0 105.0
21st 26 GBR 8963 Martin Hodgson Adrian Miles Stone SC 15.0 18.0 16.0 26.0 16.0 (27.0) 19.0 137.0 110.0
22nd 8 SUI 9060 Catherine Houriet Gil Donze CVG 23.0 (27.0) 25.0 18.0 19.0 22.0 24.0 158.0 131.0
23rd 1 GBR 8514 Matt Rhodes Rich Nurse Northampton 25.0 22.0 (26.0) 24.0 26.0 17.0 18.0 158.0 132.0
24th 16 GBR 9155 Ben Hawkes Laurence Milton Castle Cove Sailing Club 16.0 26.0 22.0 (27.0) 20.0 24.0 25.0 160.0 133.0
25th 6 GBR 8991 Nicholas Meadow James Read Guernsey Yacht Club 20.0 23.0 23.0 22.0 24.0 23.0 (29.0 DNF) 164.0 135.0
26th 12 GBR 9125 Roger Deane Jez White Rock SC 17.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 25.0 25.0 (29.0 DNF) 167.0 138.0
27th 7 GBR 9032 Jim Blyth Jude Beamers Largo Bay Sailing Club 22.0 21.0 (27.0) 25.0 27.0 26.0 22.0 170.0 143.0
28th 2 GBR 8881 Neil Rabbitts Carl Avery Burton SC 24.0 25.0 (28.0) 28.0 28.0 28.0 26.0 187.0 159.0
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