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.


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