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Which sub-fleet you are allocated to based on 2021 results. The 2022 results from the UKFFA Championship events

2024 UKFFA Helm Rankings

In ranking the fleet into Red, Blue and Green groups, this year we’ve utilised the Bradley-Terry model. This model was first introduced to mathematics way back in the early 1950s and versions of it are used to calculate professional golf and tennis rankings.

The BT model provides a probabilistic outcome of two boats racing against each other. This was calculated from each boats performance against each other at Championship races over the past two years. So rather than just rank the overall result, we’re looking at pairwise helm performance in each individual race with no drops.

To be included in the ranking, a helm will have competed in at least six races - at least two regional championship or one Nationals. Like any model, it isn’t perfect and the UKFFA committee have made some minor tweaks and adjustments to the final result. The UKFFA committee are also providing initial groupings to unranked helms entering 2024 events, which will be published just prior to each event.

To be clear: the Flying Fifteen BT model rankings and Red, Blue, Green groupings have no effect on the 2025 Worlds qualification but they do provide bragging rights at the bar.

2022 Live Championship Series Scores to be replaced

Rank Helm Name Division Northerns Scottish Inlands Southerns Nationals Series Score
1 Ian Pinnell Red 4   1 2   98.53%
2 Jeremy Davy Red 2   3 1   98.41%
3 Richard Lovering Red     2 3   95.59%
4 Nigel Tullett Red 3 2       92.68%
5 Shane MacCarthy Red 6   4 5   89.71%
6 Hamish Mackay Red     5 7   85.29%
7 Charles Apthorp Red 7   6 6   85.29%
8 Andy Tunnicliffe Red 5   8 21   83.08%
9 Nigel Biggs Red 8 1       82.93%
10 John Lavery Red     10 9   75.00%
11 Mike Preston Red 10 3       73.17%
12 Gary Richardson Blue 9 5       70.73%
13 Justin Waples Red 11   11 19   69.23%
14 Simon Kneller Red     12 11   69.12%
15 Ian Linder Blue 20   7 16   69.12%
16 Simon Patterson Red     14 12   64.71%
17 Alastair Stevenson Blue     17 10   63.24%
18 Jeremy Arnold Blue 15   13     60.00%
19 Bill Chard Blue 24   15 15   58.82%
20 Bryan Willis Blue 12   32     35.38%
21 Michael Clapp Blue     24 26   29.41%
22 Tim O'Brien Blue     21 29   29.41%
23 Simon Cooper Green     28 28   20.59%
24 Jordan Aspin Green 23   34     15.38%
25 Graham Lamond Blue 30   33     6.15%
DNQ Andrew Jameson Red       4   DNQ
DNQ Greg Wells Red       8   DNQ
DNQ Chris Waples Blue       13   DNQ
DNQ Adrian Tattersal Blue       14   DNQ
DNQ Crispin Read Wilson Blue       17   DNQ  
DNQ Geof Gibbons Green       18   DNQ  
DNQ Richard Whitworth Red       20   DNQ  
DNQ Richard Linford Green       22   DNQ  
DNQ Graham Davies Green       23   DNQ  
DNQ Martyn Davies Green       24   DNQ  
DNQ Richard Ledger Green       25   DNQ  
DNQ David McLeman Green       27   DNQ  
DNQ Bob Alexander Blue       30   DNQ
DNQ Graham Latham Green       31   DNQ
DNQ Peter Biggs Green       32   DNQ
DNQ Christina Moncur Green       33   DNQ
DNQ Steve Goacher Red 1         DNQ
DNQ Chris Bowen Blue   4       DNQ
DNQ Michael Wilson Green 13         DNQ
DNQ Neil Currie Blue 14         DNQ
DNQ John Best Green   6       DNQ
DNQ Ian Ackroyd Red 16         DNQ
DNQ Megan Thornley Green 17         DNQ
DNQ Hugh Simpson Green   7       DNQ
DNQ David Wilkinson Blue 18         DNQ
DNQ Phil Snewin Blue 19         DNQ
DNQ Glen Fullarton Green   8       DNQ
DNQ Chris Ducker Red 21         DNQ
DNQ Trevor Darcy Blue 22         DNQ
DNQ Graham Sharp Green   9       DNQ
DNQ Paul Helsby Green 25         DNQ
DNQ Jim Maclean Green   10       DNQ
DNQ Michael Harris Green 26         DNQ
DNQ Nigel Harris Red 27         DNQ
DNQ John Walter Blue 28         DNQ
DNQ Tommy McGeachie Green   11       DNQ
DNQ David Heron Blue 29         DNQ
DNQ John Hanson Red     9     DNQ
DNQ Richard Hope Blue     16     DNQ
DNQ Terry Scutcher Red     18     DNQ
DNQ David Philpott Blue     19     DNQ
DNQ Duncan Grindley Blue     20     DNQ
DNQ Peter Card Green     22     DNQ
DNQ Julian Metherell Green     23     DNQ
DNQ Geoff Floyd Blue     25     DNQ
DNQ Tony Gaffney Green     26     DNQ
DNQ Neil Bartholomey Blue     27     DNQ
DNQ Richard Major Blue     29     DNQ
DNQ Angus Scott Green     30     DNQ
DNQ Mark Greer Blue     31     DNQ
DNQ Jonathan Knight Blue     35     DNQ
High Points Percentage scoring, 2 events sailed, 1 to count  

2021 Final Championship to be replaced Fleet divisions

RED Division
Helm 2021 Rank
Jeremy Davy 1
Greg Wells 2
Ian Pinnell 3
Mike Preston 4
Justin Waples 5
Charles Apthorp 6
Simon Patterson 7
John Hanson 8
Hamish MacKay 9
Richard Lovering 10
Steve Goacher 11
Nigel Biggs 14
Graham Vials 26
Peter Allam 27
Andy McKee 28
Nigel Tullett 29
Andrew Jameson 31
Nathan Batchelor 35
Andy Tunicliffe 37
Chris Ducker -
John Lavery -
Nigel Harris -
Ian Ackroyd -
BLUE Division
Helm 2021 Rank
Tim O'Brien 12
Bill Chard 13
Chris Bowen 15
Graham Lamond 16
Alastair Stevenson 17
Bobby Salmond 18
Simon Kneller 19
Adrian Tattersall 20
Michael Clapp 21
Chris Waples 34
Neil Currie 36
Richard Hope 39
Tim Johnson 41
Crispin Read Wilson 45
Jeremy Arnold 46
Simon Childs 50
Phil Snewin 53
Robert Storrar 55
Graham Scroggie 56
David Tabb 59
Gary Richardson -
Trevor Darcy -
Bryan Willis -
Ian Linder -
David Heron -
GREEN Division
Helm 2021 Rank
John Best 22
Peter Card  23
Hugh Simpson 24
Ian Hockey 25
Andy Smith 30
James Gerrard 32
Simon Longstaff 33
Graham Sharp 38
Paul Allan 40
Mark Somerville 42
Eleanor Craig 44
Graham Kirkpatrick 47
Dave Exley 48
Andy George 49
Michael Moore 51
Chris Spark 52
Andy Thomas 54
John Reekie 57
Ian Preston 58
Mark Nicholson 60
Martin Smith 61
Ian Campbell 62
Alex Knight 63
Angus Corry 64
Angus Scott 65
Rob Mountain 66
John Barron 67
High Whatley 68
Richard Drabble` 69
Alex Leonard 70
John Thornley 71
Charlie McKee 72
Peter Mountain 73
Alasdair Ireland 74
Glen Fullarton 75
Michael Harris -
Jordan Aspin -
Michael Wilson -
Michelle Kay -
John Walter -
Megan Thornley -
Jim Maclean -
Tommy McGeachie -
 
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