Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Whilst the majority of the J24 fleet were enjoying Kiel Week four home loving crews were greeted by a gentle SE breeze which was threatening to become a zephyr. Wijit, Zaphod and Jobs for the Buoys set off for Bell race mark along the North Channel whilst us, the maverick youngsters, decided to visit Brownsea.
At first the tactic looked bad, then really good, and then we sailed into a hole, allowing all the others to pass. Zaphod rounded first.
The zephyr now turned to glass with the occasional puff. Each boat had her turn at the head of the fleet, as countless gybes were performed. Eventually Wijit took line honours from Jobs fir the Buoys leaving Zaphod to lead Vinyl Solutions across the line.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monday 12th June 2017

Well, I thought it was very generous of us to mark the sandbank so the whole fleet could sail on by !!! Actually, if I was being honest, it was more of a case of the spinnaker pole having an argument with the genoa sheets thus preventing a speedy tack at Northshore Homes buoy. And we were doing so well up to that point too !!  I understand we were not the only ones to acquaint themselves with said shallows, as 4036 ex Owen's J, now skippered by Duncan McCarthy, also allowed Wijit to pass them at the same point , for the same reason, later in the contest.
However, a beautiful evening with a slightly gusty breeze, gave us all a great sail.

1st 4035  Wijit
2nd 4036  ??
3rd Crackerjack
4th Zaphod
5th Jobs for the Buoys
6th Vinyl Solutions


William Lack 
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