Notts County at large 2022

Club Members have been travelling both abroad and round the country below are some of the successes from this year to date. Well done all who have travelled and represented the club. We will have missed some, or got places wrong – so please send any missing or correct results to 

Other results

Toppers in lake Garda:

IQFoil in Torbelo, Italy

RS Games (club sailors, 600, 400)

RS 200 Nationals

Scorpion  Nationals

Junior NSSA week


420 Nationals: Elle Rush 3rd overall crewing Megan Ferrer

Topper Nationals: Katherine Gunn finished 13th out of 111 entries and was 2nd girl overall. She had 4 results in the top 10 and led a few of the races for quite a while. Thank you to Notts County YRS, RYA midlands RTG and Steve Irish for the coaching – Martin Gunn. More to follow when I get info.

Also 29ers to follow.

Duncan Monaghan was second at Iqfoil Youths Europeans at Lake Garda, Italy having recovered well from earlier in the week. Two weeks until the Worlds in Switzerland, let’s hope Duncan can go one better there – good luck from all at the club.


RS400 Celebration Regatta Weymouth: 11th Ross Ryan Ollie Ryan- Moore, 19th John Hobson and Rebecca Ogden

420 Europeans Ellie Rush – 43rd and Gwyneth Lanyon and Heather Quinn 97th Out of 107 competitors.

RS600 Nationals, Weymouth: Jamie Mawson 2nd overall, Simon Hibbert 5th, Alex Piggott 8th, Matt Potter 10th. Great results.

Aero Youth worlds, Weymouth: Raife Piggott, 3rd Under 16 in 32nd place (out of 53) 

John and Catherine Sears 4th at North West Norfolk Week July 2022

Topper Worlds, Stephanie Gunn (thanks for Topper photos) wrote: Lake Garda: the team have enjoyed some great racing in a stunning location. There was a mix of classic Garda strong afternoon winds and some more variable conditions. Some of the fleet got to experience the cool morning wind with an early start.  There were some strong race results across the team and Arthur succeeded in a protest that he initiated. The jetty jumping conditions were perfect and the food has been great, including some giant takeaway pizzas, consumed on the sailing club roof terrace.

Congratulations to Ben on a very creditable 9th place overall in the gold fleet, followed by Eddie Quinn 33rd, Sammy Mason 46th, Kat Gunn 51st out of 73 of the top sailors. the Silver fleet had 71 in and Edward Paling was 13th, Arthur Quinn 66th. Some great results in a very competitive fleet.

Julian Lloyd has just won gold in the Grand Master category. Making him Men’s ILCA 6 Grand Master Open and National  Champion 2022.

Scorpion National Looe: Results of the 2022 Dewalt Scorpion National Championships Summary: 5th Rob Gardner crewing for Matt Burgess, 17th Nigel Potter, 18th John Tailby crewing for Chris Martin, 26th Jon and Nicola Willars, 34th Amy Clay crewing for Barry Wolfenden, 39th Jake Willars crewing for Malcolm James, 56th Dave Snutch & Nick Orgles, 57th Kev Nicholls & Alex Green, 59th Paul McHenry & John Harlow, 64th Cillian & Phil Dyne Prizes: Crews first nationals – Alex Green & Phil Dyne First Junior Helm – Cillian Dyne Best improvement since the last Nationals (The Up & Coming Cup) – Jon & Nicola Willars

Largest turnout from one Club (The Paintcraft Trophy) Notts County Scorpion Fleet

Report of Scorpion Nationals from Nicola Willars: 

The Notts Fleet sampled all that Looe Sailing Club had to offer in the wind stakes this week. Sunday saw large rolling waves, the likes that Looe gets to enjoy around once a year and gusts in the region of 30 mph. Even some of the Gold fleet were seen to wear around at the gybe mark, while the less experienced braved the gybe with kites up (some might say ignorance is bliss?!) Monday saw a lot less wind but still some hefty swell, and a further two races were completed. With five under our belts, the next day saw light and fickle conditions and a long wait on course for wind direction to settle. No racing on Wednesday so the fleet were entertained with a Q&A session courtesy of the 2021 Champions Tom & Rachel of local club Staunton Harold. Thursday arrived with more breeze and sunshine, we completed three races and sailed back to shore to contemplate our fancy dress attire for the evening’s entertainment at the clubhouse. The Notts Gang chose Punk and Kung Foo Panda for their fancy dress theme. The club has a very reasonably priced bar and a DJ with a wild choice of cheesy tunes which meant the whole building was literally rocking til midnight. I’m pleased to say that the fleet lasted the full evening and four boats have already entered for the 2023 event which is to be held in Eastbourne. Both off and on the water Looe sailing club & the Scorpion Association did a tremendous job organising fair and exhilarating racing, and kept us well fed on free after sailing pasties washed down with local ale. Sponsorship by Dewalt, Craftinsure and Ovington Boats allowed for plenty of top quality prizes, and the free after sailing refreshments. Our group of sailors spanned the junior through to super veteran age groups, and all had a thoroughly enjoyable week of sailing and socialising. So much so, one has even placed an order for a brand new boat….

Earlier in the year: 

RS 400 Europeans in Carnac, France.  Three NCSC boats took part. Overall results, 12th and Silver Fleet winners Ross Ryan/Amy Hinsliff-Smith, 12th James and Philippa Logan, 33rd Paul and Cath Reynolds.

RS600 inlands : 1st Jamie Mawson, Matt Potter 7th

Ellie Rush (crewing) 11th at Youth Worlds in the Hague

200 entry Birkett trophy at Ullswater. Chloe Willars and John Tailby came 45th (Scorpion), Jake 118th (RS600). 

Defi Windsurfing (France) Dean 231st out of 1200 on some of the oldest kit there !

Eric Twiname Samantha Mason 2nd girl and 11th o/a out of 111 entries.

Julian Lloyd 19th in UKLA 6 Masters inland champs.

Catherine Sears 1st BUSA Match Racing Championships at Ullswater Yacht Club in April 2022

Duncan Monagham 2nd in RYA Youth Nationals in IQfoil missing out on a place in the Worlds by 1 point (frustrating as the world youth champion was the one who beat him by a point). Elle Rush 9th in the 420, Charlie Hopkinson and Ben Paling 33rd in 29er fleet.

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