Friday, 10 April 2015

J24 at Parkstone Mon 7th April

Here is the first report of the season from William, and first results:

A beautifully warm evening, a gentle northerly breeze, very little water in the harbour, and a wind direction that made it difficult to achieve a meaningful beat. Four J24s set off despite a little confusion with regard to whether a race was supposed to happen. Northshore Homes was left to starboard and the North Channel was followed until spinnakers could be raised around Bell and on down to a port rounding at Amey Group buoy in South Deep. A strong incoming tide allowed Vinyl Solutions to squeeze past Flying Colours on the subsequent beat whilst Madeleine stayed well out in the lead. Meanwhile Jobs for the Buoys found the ground for too long and never recovered.
Flying Colours took advantage of uncertainty about crossing the start line on a downwind leg, and retook second place from Vinyl Solutions.

1st Madeleine
2nd Flying Colours
3rd Vinyl Solutions
4th Jobs for the Buoys

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