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October 2023

166 ILCAs (Lasers) entered the UKLA Qualifier event in Portland this weekend which included 16 boats from Parkstone.
It turned out to be a most memorable weekend for the Hakes family as Roger and his 2 sons, Tom and Will, received prizes at the prizegiving. Roger was first Master (or Old Man!) in his ILCA 7 whilst Tom and Will were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the ILCA 4 class.
Robbie Phipps did particularly well in the highly competitive ILCA 6s coming 6th in the 78 strong fleet. In the 7s Oliver Allen-Wilcox was 1st under 21 and Freddie Howarth 1st under 19.
Notably there were 7 Parkstone sailors in the first 14 of the ILCA 4 fleet, a good sign for what’s to come in future years.
Bryan says that life on the Committee Boat over the 2 days was action packed with 30 races being delivered for 5 different classes of very competitive ILCA sailors.
Well done to all who went.

September 2023

Congratulations to David Tabb and his team (including Graham Latham) for winning First Corinthian (non professional boat) in Torquay! They also placed 7th overall.

August 2023

Congratulations to Edd Whitehead and Ben Whaley, RS400 National Champions 2023!

Congratulations also to:
Martin and Arun Powell - Silver 2nd Helm and Crew
Arun Powell - 1st Youth Crew

Congratulations Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey, Merlin Rocket National Champions 2023!
Top #TeamParkstone boat Thomas Kelley and Rosemary Crinion who had an excellent week finishing 19th overall in a 130 boat fleet!
Congratulations to Dave Butters and his crew for winning the Palermo - Montecarlo 2023 Race! This is the first time in 19 years a British boat has won!

Congratulations to all our sailors especially Freddie Howarth U19 National Champion and Jemima Chappell winning the Endeavour Award!

Team Parkstone Results
ILCA 4 (73 entries)
Top Club Trophy - Parkstone
7th Tom Hakes
8th Will Hakes
13th Will Webster
16th Oliver McCormick
31st Sam Romer
62nd Jemima Chappell

ILCA 6 (114 entries)
18th Robbie Phipps
56th Jack McCormick

ILCA 7 (58 entries)
12th Oliver Allen-Wilcox
14th Freddie Howarth
38th Roger Hakes

Huge Congratulations to Boris who won Silver and Darcey who was 16th!

They have both qualified for the Youth Worlds in Brazil in December!

Congratulations to Milo Shaw, who was 3rd u15 in Saint-Pierre Quiberon, France!

July 2023

1st July 2023

Once again, for the third year in succession, our ISC rating team trophy entry (Colin Wetherall, Binkiell; Keith Lovett, Stoneways QT; Richard Valentine, Mahu Hau) achieved first place, beating Poole YC into second place, equal on points but beating them on count back. The trophy will be displayed in the club’s trophy cabinet!

Colin Wetherall in Binkie ll won the fiercely competitive Contessa 32 class after a neck and neck battle with his two main rivals, finally overtaking them on the last beat up the Solent. That is his 4th win in a row and adds to his total of 9 wins in the class.

Simon Flack in his Folkboat Stralende achieved his 5th win in the Folkboat class.

Josh Lightfoot in his Hustler SJ 32 Beagles Run were 3rd in ISCRS Div 6B.

The other “podium” results were Sam and Sophie Pearson in Ruthless; 2nd in division and Mark Carey in Zorra 3 got a third.


  Boat name Boat type Division Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Overall Group Pos
Colin Wetherall BINKIE II Contessa 32 ISC Rating System Division 7D 09:20:00 18:24:00 09:04:00 08:33:00 14 3 1
Keith Lovett STONEWAYS QT Ecume de Mer Cruising ISC Rating System Division 8C 09:30:00 19:16:01 09:46:01 08:45:39 32 10 1
Simon Flack  STRALENDE Nordic Folkboat Folkboat 09:20:00 18:48:03 09:28:03 09:28:03     1
Sam and Sophie Pearson RUTHLESS Dehler 33 Cruising IRC Division 2C 08:40:00 16:38:01 07:58:01 07:38:25 18 2 2
Richard Valentine MAHU HAU Beneteau First 211 ISC Rating System Division 8C 09:30:00 19:31:55 10:01:55 09:05:56 59 21 3
Mark Carey ZORRA 3 Archambault A31 ISC Rating System Division 5B 09:00:00 18:02:19 09:02:19 09:01:46 53 7 3
Nick Fullager FIXATION X-Yachts X99 IRC Division 3A 08:50:00 17:05:16 08:15:16 07:51:30 37 18 5
Mark Bracey ARIEL Super Seal 26 ISC Rating System Division 8C 09:30:00 20:04:04 10:34:04 09:28:45 99 33 7
Trevor Annels ENERGY Elan 333 IRC Division 3A 08:50:00 17:14:42 08:24:42 07:58:58 49 23 8
Neil and Oliver Vardy ESPRIT 3 Elan 333 IRC Division 3A 08:50:00 17:19:48 08:29:48 08:07:22 69 30 10
Thijs Knapper NYALA Impala 28 ISC Rating System Division 7D 09:20:00 19:17:39 09:57:39 09:22:59 85 26 16
Paul Cutts OMEGA Parker 27 ISC Rating System Division 8A 09:30:00 20:19:48 10:49:48 09:56:31 180 60 18
Chris Carleton PELICAN Contessa 32 ISC Rating System Division 7D 09:20:00 20:41:24 11:21:24 10:42:34 314 100 47
30th June - 2nd July 2023

Hayling Island Sailing Club

Bob Cudmore 9th overall and 3rd Grand Master
Ann Keates 17th overall 3rd Great Grand Master and 1st Female
Roberta Hartley 20th overall 4th Female
Peter Taylor 24th overall
Stuart Bromidge 40th overall and 2nd Legend

Alan Davis 7th overall and 3rd Grand Master
Hywel Roberts 12th
Chris Whalley 19th overall and 2nd Apprentice Master
Andrew Hartley 21st overall
Michael Atkinson 24th overall

1 - 8 July Lake Garda
Boris Shaw 9th in U19s
Darcey Shaw 4th in U19 girls
8 - 14 July 2023
Chris Gorringe and Nadia Hosie - 1st Flying Fifteens
Jon Gorringe and Matt Currell - 6th
Alex Jones - 5.3 World Champion
Main Fleet - Eliana Edwards 16th

Criterium Fleet - Finnian Keegan first 10 year old and 19th overall

June 2023

Ian Braham and Peter Eyre on Haven KJ Enigma for winning class 4 

Donald McDonald on Bonkers for 3rd overall single handed
21-24th June 2023

Jack Butters part of the Velsheda crew - 1st Class A.
Alan Davies 1st overall
Edd Whitehead won the RS500s at Hayling Island.

May 2023

Alan Davis - ILCA 7 1st GM and 7th overall
Alan Davis - ILCA 7 2nd GM and 2nd overall
1st GM and 2nd overall

April 2023

Grafham Sailing Club - 14 - 15 April 2023

Holly Norton - 5th overall and 2nd girl
Olly Smith was 7th
Zac Chappel was 13th
Fraglia Vela Riva - 6 - 9 April 2023

Lila Edwards, Will Webster and Eliana Edwards qualified for the Gold Fleet of 1212 entries where Lila finished 50th, Will finished 184th and Eliana 185th.

Will Hakes and Harry Draper qualified for the Silver Fleet, Will finished 34th and Harry finished 62nd.

Fraser Hakes, Barney Bromilow and Harry Franklin qualified for the Bronze fleet with Oscar Hoyle in the Emerald Fleet.

Fraglia Vela Riva Lake Garda - 5 April 2023

Lila Edwards - 8th
Fraglia Vela Malcesine Lake Garda Italy - 5 - 8 April 2023

Tom Hakes - 27th of 168 boats
3-6 April - Solent
Natalie Annels (as part of the Southampton University Team) - 2nd
Alan Davis - ILCA 7 3rd Grand Master and 8th Overall

Ann Keates - 6th Overall 1st Female Overall and 1st Great Grand Master

Chris Whalley - 1st Apprentice Master and 1st Overall
Hywel Roberts - 1st Master and 2nd Overall
Alan Davies - 2nd Grand Master and 4th Overall
Roger O'Gorman - 2nd Master and 5th Overall

March 2023

18 - 25 March 2023 Fremantle
Graham Latham and Sara Briscoe - Silver Fleet World Champions
12 - 13 March Stokes Bay
Freddie Howarth - 14th

18 - 19 March WPNSA
Max Bromilow - 9th
Oliver Allen-Wilcox - 2nd
Freddie Howarth - 6th
Robin Phipps - 15th

25 - 26 March WPNSA
Tom Hakes - 2nd
Oliver Allen-Wilcox - 1st
Freddie Howarth - 3rd
Robin Phipps - 13th
Rutland Sailing Club
4 PYC members in attendance.
Results to note: Main fleet - Lila Edwards 2nd, Eliana Edwards 6th, Will Webster 7th, Harry Draper 8th
Regatta fleet - Chloe Davis 4th, Josie Clark 7th, Finnian Keegan 11th, Charlotte Davis 13th.

Graham Latham and Sara Briscoe - Silver Fleet Champions

January 2023

Alan Davis - ILCA 7 - 2nd Grand Master and 4th Overall

November 2022

Pip Hare - 12th position, 1st British skipper to cross the finish line

October 2022

Main Fleet
1st Lila Edwards
2nd Eliana Edwards
ILCA 6: 1st Robin Phipps

September 2022

Main Fleet
1st Lila Edwards
2nd Eliana Edwards
3rd Will Webster
16th Harry Draper

Youth Champions - Eve Kennedy and Lorna Glen

Alex Jones was 3rd in the 5.3 series
Holly Norton 2nd in the 4.2 fleet

August 2022

Senior Fleet
National Champion Lila Edwards
Junior Fleet
National Champion Eliana Edwards

IRC 3 Class Winner : Haven K-J Enigma - Ian Braham
Cruiser Class 1 Winner :  Who’s Next - Ed Wilton

Senior Fleet
National Champion Lila Edwards
7th William Webster
Junior Fleet
National Champion Eliana Edwards
9th Will Hakes
Racing Regatta Fleet
12th Oscar Dempsey
Coached Regatta Fleet
9th Charlotte Davis
Alex Jones was 12th in the 5.3 gold fleet
Holly Norton 3rd in the 4.2 fleet.

Flying Fifteens
3850 Christina and Stephen Moncur 1st on Shoreline starts (RYS)
2876 Graham Latham and Sara Briscoe 1st Silver Fleet
Silver Fleet European Champions GBR 2876 Graham Latham and Sara Briscoe

July 2022

IRC 3 Class Winner : Haven K-J Enigma - Ian Braham
NHC A 2nd Place :  Who’s Next - Ed Wilton
Folkboat 4th Place : Stralende Simon Flack

Lake Garda
Amelia Smith 2nd 4.2 fleet;
Alec Jones 1st 5.3 silver fleet; Zac Chappell 4th 5.3 silver fleet

June 2022

The RYA South and South West Regional Junior Championships were held at WPNSA at the weekend.

Parkstone sailors competed in Optimists, Toppers, Fevas and ILCA 4s, and enjoyed lots of racing thrills and spills in the strong winds, with some also lucky enough to spot dolphins between races! With very challenging conditions on both days our sailors should be proud of the sailing skills and resilience that they displayed.

Parkstone was awarded the ‘Club Trophy’ with 38 sailors representing almost 20% of the total entries.

Special mention to Lila Edwards, winner in the Optimist class, and Tom Hakes, winner in the ILCA 4 class.

Full results here:

21 boats from Parkstone YC made their way to the Solent for the 91st edition of the Round the Island Race, which sees over 1,100 boats and around 15,000 sailors gathering at the start line for this iconic race.

May 2022

A number of our Optimist sailors were competing in the British Selection Event at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. There were extremely light wind over the four days.
Lila Edwards had a very successful event and won the selection trials where only the top 80 sailors were invited. She also topped the rolling ranking and is now ranked 1st in the country in the Optimist.
Eliana Edwards also had a great event placing 6th overall.
Lila and Eliana have both won a place on the GBR team at the Optimist World Championships in Bodrum Turkey at the end June 2022.
Will Webster came 18th Overall and won a race at the selections trials.
Tom Hakes 23rd overall
Will Hakes 24th overall
Harry Draper 30th overall
Oliver McCormick 31st Overall
A huge contratulations to all 
Congratulations to the PYC Optimist, Topper and ILCA sailors who represented the SW at the Eric Twiname Championships. Fraser Hakes finished 1st in and Tom Keegan finished 2nd! Topper sailor Alex Jones came 12th and ILCA Sailor Henry Keegan 2nd. Great sailing and lots of fun!


January 2022

Well done to the 10 Team Parkstone sailors who faced a very gusty day at Burghfield Sailing Club on Saturday to kick off the Southern Traveller Series. Congratulations to Tom Hakes who came 4th and Harry Franklin who came 6th in main fleet, and Chloe Davis who came 14th in regatta fleet.

October 2021

Epic conditions at London's Queen Mary Sailing Club for the RYA National Match Racing Championship Grand Final saw Parkstone YC member Kate Macgregor and her team keeping their cool to claim the title.
Parkstone Optimist sailors have had another very successful weekend at the End of Season Championships at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. In the Main fleet there were 77 sailors and the top Parkstone YC members were: 
  • 3rd Oliver McCormick
  • 5th Lila Edwards
  • 19th Will Webster
Congratulations to:
  • Holly Norton who won the 4.2 fleet and Millie Smith who was 2nd girl,
  • Alex Jones who was 3rd in the 5.3 fleet
Congratulations to Nick Phillips and team on Chaotic who are now the J/70 Nationals champions.
Dan Schieber crewed for Matt Burge of Poole YC, they won the National Championship with one 1st and three 2nds to count. Congratulations to Parkstone member Dan!

September 2021

These events were held over 2 weekends and our members competed at Grafham and WPNSA.

Windsurfing, South & South-West, WPNSA 18-19 September

Optimists and Toppers, South & South-West, WPNSA 25-26 September

ILCA 4s, South, Grafham 25-26 September

Parkstone entries:
  • 3 Windsurfers
  • 17 Optimists
  • 11 Toppers
  • 7 ILCA 4s

Results: Windsurfing, South & South-West, WPNSA 18-19 September

4.5 fleet (7 entries):
2nd Boy SW (6th Overall): Oscar Dempsey
6.8 fleet (13 entries):
2nd Boy SW (5th Overall): Galahad Bye

Results: Optimists and Toppers, South & South-West, WPNSA 25-26 September

Parkstone took home both SW team trophies - the trophy for most sailors entered with 28, and also the development trophy for biggest increase in sailors since last year.
Prizes were presented by Olympian Saskia Tidey who represented GB in Tokyo in the 49erFX with Charlotte Dobson.
Optimist Championship fleet (66 entries):
1st Girl SW (4th overall): Lila Edwards
3rd Girl SW (32nd overall): Eliana Edwards
1st Boy SW (6th overall): Ollie McCormick
2nd Boy SW (7th overall): Tom Hakes
3rd Boy SW (15th overall): Will Webster
Optimist Regatta fleet (37 entries):
1st Girl SW (5th overall): Isabella Deas
3rd Girl SW (14th overall): Chloe Davis
2nd Boy SW (20th overall): Oscar Dempsey
Topper Championship fleet (53 entries):
1st Boy SW (1st overall): Alex Purrier
2nd Girl SW (13th overall): Isabel Brewer

Results: ILCA 4s, Grafham 25-26 September (94 entries)

1st Boy (1st overall): Henry Keegan
A few of our youngest Optimist sailors made the trip to Spinnaker Sailing Club for the Optimist open meeting on 18th September. For some this was their first open meeting. There were some great results:
  • Chloe Davis won main fleet and the overall event.
  • Guy Kent won regatta fleet and Ben Roberts 2nd, Charlotte Davis 6th and Emily Waddell 7th.
Parkstone Optimist sailors have had another very successful weekend at the Optimist Late Summer Championships at Poole Yacht Club. In the Main fleet there were 101 sailors and the top Parkstone YC members were: 
• 11th Lila Edwards 
• 15th Will Webster  
• 16th Eliana Edwards 
• 17th Thomas Dempsey 
• 18th Tom Hakes 
In the Regatta fleet of 52 sailors, top Parkstone YC members were: 
• 16th Roman Archer 
•23rd Isabella Deas 
Well done to all 22 Parkstone YC sailors who were awarded Top Club in Main fleet

August 2021

Several of our members were competing in the various fleets at WPNSA.
In the ILCA4 UK National Championships Wai Chak Tsui was 6th and Henry Keegan was 15th in the Gold Fleet. In the Silver fleet Jack McCormick was 6th and Max Bromilow 32nd.
In the ILCA6 UK National Championships Freddie Howarth was 16th.
Four Parkstone boats were competing at the RS200 National Championships with Edd Whitehead with his crew Anna Horackova finishing 7th, Oliver Aldridge with his crew Phoebe Collennan 35th, Duncan and Lorna Glen finished 41st and George Kennedy and Josh Lightfoot 67th. A great set of results in a fleet of 119 boats.
Several Parkstone YC Members competed in the Merlin Rocket Nationals at the East Lothian yacht club. Congratulations to Stuart Bithell and Tom Pygall who were 1st, Christian Birrell and Sam Breary were 2nd and Ben Saxton and George Yeoman were 3rd. Congratulations to Ben Archer and Olivia Bellini for finishing 30th overall and 2nd in the Bronze Fleet.
Four of our Topper sailors competed in the replacement event for the cancelled Nationals. In the 5.3 Fleet, Robinh Phipps finished 7th overall and Ella Bishop finished 11th. In the 4.2 fleet Alex Jones finished 3rd and Amelia Smith finished 17th.
The RYA Youth Nationals were held at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre in Plymouth. Freddie Howarth finished 11th in the ILCA 6 Male class. Eve Kennedy finished 2nd in the ILCA 6 Female class. Tom Peacock sailing with Finbar Wormwell finished 31st in the 29er fleet. Millie Aldridge sailing with Theo Williams in the Nacra 15 finished 1st. In the iQFoil Class Boris Shaw was 1st male and Lucy Kenyon was 1st Female. Lucy, Boris and Millie have all been selected to represent #britishyouthsailing at the Youth Sailing World Championships later in the year in Oman
A massive congratulations to the Parkstone sailors in the 52 boat strong Junior fleet with Lila Edwards finishing 1st, Eliana Edwards was 3rd, Will Hakes was 5th, Thomas Dempsey was 8th, Barney Bromilow was 10th and Harry Franklin was 12th.
In the senior fleet of 82 boats Oliver McCormick was 17th and Tom Hakes was 21st,
In the Regatta Racing fleet of 37 boats Fraser Hakes was 7th, Harry Draper was 8th.
In the Regatta Coached fleet of 52 boats Chloe Davis was 21st, Oliver Dempsey was 22nd, Emily Franklin was 24th and Josie Clark was 29th.
Congratulations to Nick Phillips and Team Chaotic for winning the J/70 Short Series.
Christian Birrell with Chris Kilsby finished 2nd at the Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Shoreham.
Lucy Kenyon, Boris Shaw and Oscar Shaw competed in Campoine del Garda, Italy in the iQFoil Junior and Youth World Championships. Lucy finished 5th in the Youth Women fleet, Boris finished 22nd in the Gold Youth Men fleet and Oscar finished 44th in the Silver Youth Men fleet.
Stuart Bithell and Hannah Mills have been competing in Japan in the Olympics. It has been a gold medal week for our members with Stuart winning Gold with Dylan Fletcher in the 49er and Hannah winning Gold with Eilidh McIntyre in the 470

July 2021

Several Parkstone YC sailors travelled to Pevensey Bay to compete in the ILCA Masters Nationals

Ann Keates? - 7th, First Lady and first Great Grand Master.
Roberta Hartley - 13th, Second lady.

Chris Whalley - 8th, 2nd Apprentice Master.
Andrew Hartley - 16th
Bob Cudmore? - 18th
David Hartgill ?- 34th
?Colston? Nichols - 42nd
Ian Braham and crew (HKJ Enigma) won IRC division 3A, with Energy (Trevor Annels) in 2nd place and Ruthless skippered by Sam Pearson came 3rd. These three boats won the IRC team prize, the Methusalah Trophy, beating 12 other teams including 3 from the Royal Yacht Squadron, 2 from the Royal Southern YC and 1 from Poole YC.  

Stephen Bailey and his crew (It's Now or Never) was first in ISC division 7D with Colin Wetherall (Binkie ll) in 2nd place. Colin also won the prize for the first Contessa 32 home. It's Now or Never and Binkie ll, together with Andre Kirby’s Contessa Pentanemos (crewed by the crew of Piccolo and including our illustrious President) won the ISC team prize, the Arun YC Team Challenge Trophy, beating 8 other teams including 2 from Poole YC, 1 from the Royal Southern YC and 1 from the Island SC. 

Simon Flack and his crew in Stralende won the Folkboat class.

June 2021

Two of the Parkstone YC Topper Fleet travelled to Grafham at the weekend to compete in the first Topper National this year. Alex Jones was 2nd overall in the 4.2 fleet (1st Boy) and Robin Phipps was 10th overall in the 5.3 fleet. Congratulations to both of them.
Congratulations to Duncan and Lorna Glen who were 3rd and Edd Whitehead and crew who were 5th at the recent open meeting for RS200s.
A group of 11 toppers went to Poole Yacht Club at the weekend for a the Topper Rooster Super South Traveller Event.
9 of the 19 4.2 topper sailors were from Parkstone with Alex Jones winning overall and Amelia Smith was first girl.
In the 5.3 fleet Robin Phipps was 3rd boy.
4 of our F15 fleet headed to Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the UK Flying Fifteen Southern Championships 2021. Congratulations to Pete and Jo Allam for coming second

May 2021

Congratulations to Duncan and Lorna Glen who were 2nd  at St Mawes Sailing Club
Parkstone Optimist sailors have had a very successful weekend at the Optimist Early Summer Championsips at Grafham Water. In the main fleet there were 107 sailors and the top Parkstone YC members were:
  • 1st Lila Edwards
  • 15th Will Webster
  • 16th Tom Hakes
  • 24th Eliana Edwards
  • 27th Oliver McCormick
We also had several sailors in the Regatta Fleet. Top Parksont YC sailors were:
  • 8th Fraser Hakes
  • 13th Megan Webster
Parkstone Youth ILCA sailors attended this event at WPNSA. Conditions were very shifty and the wind strength ranged from 7 to 20 knots.
  • Henry Keegan was 3rd Overall in the ILCA4 fleet and 2nd Boy.
  • Eve Kennedy was 2nd Woman sailor in the ILCA6 fleet and 1st U21 & U19 Girl.
May 3rd: Parkstone Optimist sailors have had a very successful weekend at the Optimist Team Selections Event at WPNSA. 12 out of the 68 entries were from Parkstone Yacht Club, which was a higher number of sailors than any other club and shows the strength of the fleet at our club Four of the Parkstone sailors made a GB team:
  • Lila Edwards was 3rd Overall and 1st Girl and will be in the Worlds Team going to the World Championships at Lake Garda in Italy
  • Tom Hakes and Will Webster were selected for Development Team 1 going to the Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda in Italy