Recent successes for our members are detailed below.



Route Du Rhum

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



IOCA End of Season Championships

Main Fleet
1st Lila Edwards
2nd Eliana Edwards


IOCA (UK) 2022 Late Summer Championships

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

RS200 Youth Championships

Youth Champions - Eve Kennedy and Lorna Glen


Optimist Irish Nationals

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

Dartmouth Regatta

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


Optimist National Largs

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

JULY 2022

Taittinger RSYC Regatta

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
All Results

JUNE 2022

RYA Regional Junior Championships

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 >https://www.sailwave.com/results/rya/2022rjc/Dinghies-SouthSouthWest-WPNSA.htm


Round the Island Race, 25th June 2022

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. Click here to see the round up from the race.

APRIL 2022

British Selection Event 29th April – 2nd 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 

Eric Twiname 30th April – 2nd May 2022

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!

All Results


Burghfield Sailing Club Winter Optimist Open
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. 
Here are the full results.



Hannah Mills - Rolex female sailor of the year (with Eilidh MacIntyre) 

Yachts and Yachting article


RYA National Match Racing Championships October 29th-31st

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. Full Report

IOCA (UK) End of Season Championships October 16-17th

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

Topper National Autumn Championships (NS1) at Datchet Water Sailing Club October 9th-10th

Congratulations to:
  • Holly Norton who won the 4.2 fleet and Millie Smith who was 2nd girl, Full Results
  • Alex Jones who was 3rd in the 5.3 fleet, Full Results

2021 J/70 UK National Championship at Cowes

Congratulations to Nick Phillips and team on Chaotic who are now the J/70 Nationals champions.

For the full report please see Yachts and Yachting report -J-70 Nationals 

Fireball National Championship 30th September - 3rd October

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!



British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships 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
Grafham results

September 18th Spinnaker Sailing Club Optimist Open Meeting 

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.

September 11-12th IOCA (UK) Optimist Late Summer Championships 

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


ILCA Open & National Championships at WPNSA

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.

RS200 National Championships at Exe Sailing Club

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.

Merlin Rocket National Championships at East Lothian Yacht Club

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.

Topper 'Not the Nationals' GWSC

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.

RYA Youth Nationals 2021

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

Optimist Nationals 2021 - WPNSA

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.

Cowes Week 2021

Congratulations to Nick Phillips and Team Chaotic for winning the J/70 Short Series.

Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller - Shoreham

Christian Birrell with Chris Kilsby finished 2nd at the Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller at Shoreham.

iQFoil Junior and Youth World Championships

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.

2020 Olympics, Enoshima

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

ILCA Masters National Championships - Pevensey Bay SC

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


July 3rd Round the Island Race

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.

Round the Island Race results

JUNE 2021

June 26th-27th Topper Inland Championships: Grafham Water Sailing Club

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.

June 12th RS200 SW Ugly Tour Round 3 at Bristol Corinthian YC

Congratulations to Duncan and Lorna Glen who were 3rd and Edd Whitehead and crew who were 5th at the recent open meeting for RS200s.
RS200s at Bristol Corinthian

June 5th-6th Topper Rooster Super South Traveller 

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.

June 5th-6th UK Flying Fifteen Southern Championships

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
Results -F15

MAY 2021

May 29th-30th Lymington Optimist Open

Our Optimist sailors were once again on the road over the Bank holiday weekend sailing at the Lymington Optimist Open.
Congratulations to Lila Edwards, 1st girl and 1st Junior in the main fleet. 
Also competing in the Main fleet were:
  • 14th Eliana Edwards
  • 25th Oliver McCormick
  • 27th Will Webster
  • 28th Tom Hakes
  • 31st Will Hakes
  • 44th Thomas Dempsey
  • 46th Harry Franklin
In the regatta fleet Fraser Hakes was 11th

May 22nd-May 23rd South West Boat Repairs Ugly Tour at St Mawes Sailing Club

Congratulations to Duncan and Lorna Glen who were 2nd  at St Mawes Sailing Club

May 22-23rd IOCA(UK) Optimist Early Summer Championships

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

Main Fleet Results
Regatta Fleet Results

May 9th: UKLA's South Coast Open Meeting at WPNSA.

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.
Full Results

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
Full Results

APRIL 2021

Eve Kennedy qualifies for ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) Under 21 Worlds


Pip Hare 1st British Skipper to finish Vendée Globe Round the World Race



Ellie Aldridge has been crowned women’s KiteFoil European champion


29er Allen GP2 - WPNSA 10-11 October
12th George Vincent (Parkstone YC) and Thomas Willett
TOPPER NS1 - Draycote Water Sailing Club 3-4 October
14th Robin Phipps

Calypso & Madeleine win RTYC Southern Championships 3-4 October
Parkstone YC Team win RTYC Southern Championships Corinthian Division


Brits dominate at Kite Mixed Relay Euros
Parkstone YC Member Ellie Aldridge has further success in the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay event

Great sailing by Youth members at Regional Junior Championships
Topper Fleet
4th Tilly Phelps (1st Girl)
6th Robin Phipps

Optimist Fleet
4th Henry Keegan
10th Oliver McCormick
11th Lila Edwards (3rd Girl)

Topper South West Area Championships: 12-13 September Brixham Yacht Club
3rd Robin Phipps
4th Tilly Phelps

UKLA National Championships ILCA 7 (Laser Standard) 23-26 August WPNSA
1st Master Bob Cudmore

UKLA National Championships: ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) 23-26 August WPNSA
3rd Freddie Howarth