Thursday, 28 May 2015

Update from Parkstone Monday Evening Spring Series

A very gusty and strong breeze on Monday 18th May left several J24s firmly attached to their pontoon berths, whilst Madeleine, Jolly Roger, Wijt and Pheonix proved to be the brave ones.

The following Monday, the penultimate race evening of the Spring Series, again saw the breeze coming from the NorthWest and, whilst fickle in direction, was gentle enough for six boats to take to the course. What should have been a windward / leeward course around Stakes and Glovers eventually turned into a spinnaker reach and a one sided beat.

Now with only one race tp go in the series Jolly Roger would appear to have an unassailable lead, but a second discard will come into play if the race is run.

Parkstone Yacht Club J24 Monday Evening Spring Series Total
6th April 13th April 20th April 27th April 4th May 11th May 18th May 25th May 1st June 1 discard
4270 Jolly Roger DNC 9 1 O 1 1 1 2 1 7
4265 Madeleine 1 5 N 2 2 2 1 DNC 9 13
4263 Jobs for the Buoys 4 3 R 4 6 4 DNC 9 5 26
4266 Flying Colours 2 7 3 3 3 DNC 9 DNC 9 27
4235 Wijt DNC 9 DNC 9 S 5 4 6 3 2 29
4239 Zaphod DNC 9 4 E 6 5 5 DNC 9 3 32
4067 Vinyl Solutions 3 8 U 8 7 8 DNC 9 6 40
4222 Pheonix DNC 9 6 L 7 8 7 4 DNC 9 41
4074 Crackerjack DNC 9 2 T DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 46

William Lack 
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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Parkstone YC 11th May 2015

A slightly gusty SW breeze, but one of sufficient strength, to allow the Race Officer to set a course out of the harbour. Nine J24s crossed the start line, with me being invited to helm Jobs for the Buoys, in the two David's absence greeting Annie Lush in Newport, Rhode Island, on her Volvo Round the World Yacht Race marathon, on board SCA.
A short beat to No26, a spinnaker run to Glovers, and another after North Haven Beacon, on down to Poole Head off Shore Road and then a beat back to the entrance, a spinnaker hoist before being headed after Brownsea and then a short beat home. There was close sailing throughout with Madeleine, Jolly Roger and Hitchiker sailing around the leeward mark inches apart, followed by Jobs for the Buoys and Flying Colours doing likewise. Vinyl Solutions match-raced Matchmaker from class 1whilst keeping a watchful eye on an ageing and wobbly winch.
The wind shadows off Brownsea caught out Hitchiker with Flying Colours benefiting by squeezing into third place. Jolly Roger, once again, proved too hot to handle. Vinyl Solutions started and finished under the helmspersonship of Jenna and, but for an indifferent spinnaker hoist would have fared much better.

1st 4270 Jolly Roger
2nd 4265 Madeleine
3rd 4266 Flying Colours
4th 4263 Jobs for the Buoys
5th 4239 Zaphod
6th 4235 Wijit
7th 4222 Pheonix
8th 4067 Vinyl Solutions
DNF 4242 Hitchiker

Unfortunately the race results for 20th April have been voided so the Series Results are as attached.


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Parkstone J24 Monday evening series 4th May

Jolly Roger romped away again !!  " It's the classy team uniform that makes them go so quickly" according to the team on board Vinyl Solutions.
A couple of tacks into the easterly breeze, as the rain steadily increased in density, took us against a strong incoming tide, along the North Channel. Then spinnakers up before the Royal Motor YC. At the North Haven Beacon the tide took us sideways until the sanctuary of Stoney Island was reached. A tack around Amy Group buoy left some wishing they had achieved a windward drop. We tried but failed miserably and nearly ran the buoy down!  Viscous gusts past Brownsea  almost caused wet feet to windward!! and after running downtide to buoy 28 a beat inshore to the finishing line proved the undoing of some and a few place changes, with Zaphod capitalising on one.

1st 4270 Jolly Roger
2nd 4265 Madeleine
3rd 4266 Flying Colours
4th 4235 Wijit
5th 4239 Zaphod
6th 4263 Jobs for the Buoys
7th 4067 Vinyl Solutions
8th 4222 Pheonix

I am still awaiting a decision on the result of the race on 20th April to post the series positions


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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Fwd: J24 Parkstone Results

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From: William Lack <>
Date: 3 May 2015 20:48:43 BST
To: "" <>
Subject: J24

Monday 27th April

Eight J24s came to the start line last Monday in a consistent SW breeze. The race officer chose a windward / leeward course of four laps of Buoy 28 to Northshore Homes to keep the sail handlers on their toes throughout the evening.

Jolly Roger was on top form with Madeleine and Flying Colours leading the chasing pack.
Jobs for the Buoys recovered from an indifferent start to finish fourth, whilst we on Vinyl Solutions need to sharpen up our sail handling skills to compete favourably.

1st Jolly Roger
2nd Madeleine
3rd Flying Colours
4th Jobs for the Buoys
5th Wijt
6th Zaphod
7th Pheonix
8th Vinyl Solutions.

Round four next Monday

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