Monday, 7 September 2015

Monday 7th September

What a shame to miss out yet again whilst Vinyl Solutions sits on the concrete!!

An almost windless start saw Jobs for the Buoys and Madeleine over the line, so our Worlds' representatives on board Pheonix, led at the first windward mark.
However, their German exploits took their toll and Georgina, Sophie and friends slipped back to finish 4th behind Flying Colours and Crackerjack.
Madeleine, meanwhile recovered from their poor start, to register yet another win in the series .

1st 4265 Madeleine
2nd 4266 Flying Colours
3rd 4074 Crackerjack
4th 4222 Pheonix
5th 4263 Jobs for the Buoys
6th 4235 Wijit
7th 4239 Zaphod

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Parkstone Monday Evening Twilight Series

After a 6 week absence Vinyl Solutions was finally up and racing again on Monday 31st August. The fleet had shrunk to only 5 boats due to other Bank Holiday commitments.
With an extremely low tide, an anticipated power packed incoming tide from 18.30, and a northerly breeze, the race officer had a difficult task to set a competitive course, but it turned out very well.
A tight reach to Stakes, a spinnaker run to Bell race mark, via Glovers and then a windward / leeward around Buoy 21 and Bell race mark, kept everyone on their toes.
Sadly for us, on board Vinyl Solutions, a split pin disappeared, followed by a cotter pin, which left a bottle screw floating in the breeze. An unstayed mast meant that a retirement quickly followed, whilst Madeleine was followed home by Flying Colours, Jobs for the Buoys and Zaphod.

The series results are posted on the Club board, but, in summary, so far:

1st Madeleine
2nd Jolly Roger
3rd  Jobs for the Buoys
4th  Flying Colours
5th Zaphod
6th Wijit
7th Crackerjack
8th Pheonix
9th Vinyl Solutions

PS On 24th August the third placed boat sported the number 427. I have not include their result as yet. Can anyone tell me who it was, please?

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