Club Sailing Dates 2018.
Below we have published below the current version of our Club Sailing events which are fixed at this time.
The full ISORA Race schedule is on this link: http://www.isora.org/index.php/racing/2018-race-schedule
A number of away races have been listed which we think our members might be interested in.
We are hopeful of running the Two Peaks, Ynys Llanddwyn and East Mouse races again this year. Watch this space!
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Race 3 February 18th
Due to changes in the Ferry Schedule the race start was postponed until 14:00 and all 6 contestants were notified over channel M1(37).
With 17kt gusting 22kt southerly winds the fleet set off in fine style on a reach pipedreamer closest to the wall, Just Enough, Cacalou then Lily all pretty much in a line.
The photo was taken from Espresso Martini who sailing close to the IDM as she crossed the start line forced Just Jay to restart. However it didn’t take long for Just Jay, with her asymmetric set to catch the others and by the exit from the harbour the order was Espresso Martini, Pipedreamer, Just Jay, Just Enough, Lily, Cacalou and More Madness bringing up the rear.
There was some very close spinnaker racing up to Bolivar with the order changing several times and teams taking avoiding action at the mark.
Espresso Martini made a last minute decision to keep her spinnaker flying sailing on past the buoy while Just Jay, closely followed by Just Enough crept inside Lily at the mark and Pipedreamer followed Espresso Martini. Lily failed in her jibe and had to stall to recover the sail, before heading for Langdon.
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Race No 4 28th January 2018
Once again the forecast was for blustery SW winds 21 gusting 30kt. With Pipedreamer deciding not to race, Espresso Martini on maintenance duties and Just Jay out due to a Youth Squad event in Cardiff the field was cut to just Lily and Just Enough.
As usual the start was a downwind affair with Just Enough flying her spinnaker from a few meters beyond the start line. Lily, on the other hand, decided not to fly her spinnaker as it was likely that they would need to gybe at, or shortly after, the knuckle. INdeed they were proved right as Just enough broached on her attempt at a gybe before leaving the harbour. However Just Enough pulled out a fair lead as they headed out of the harbour with Lily flying goosewing before gybing early to hold a port broad reach on the leg to Bolivar. The tidal current was fairly strong considering the low tidal range and Lily recovered some of the gap to Just Enough as she rounded Bolivar.
The leg from Bolivar, to our favourite destination, Langdon Ridge, was its normal guesswork on currents and wind with Lily overhauling Just Enough sailing a fetch to leeward. At the mark Lily had a narrow lead and a bit of a buttock clenching moment with the normal very strong current running SW NE pushing her very close to the large yellow Cardinal Mark!
Having successfully cleared the mark Lily held a higher line on the next leg to Meath which paid off as the current as they neared Meath was running West to East and even Lily was a few 10’s of metres off the buoy.
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One of the club's directors, Mike Ripley, has asked for this information to be shared with all our members.
Mike said “We want to generate as much publicity as possible to assist HHCG by reducing CH16 to them for radio checks. You can find details of The National Coastwatch Institution on our national web site or those specific to Rhoscolyn NCI the Rhoscolyn Site”.
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Sitting in the café looking out of the window with the rain bouncing in the puddles it looked like
another Saturday of dinghy racing would be binned.
Sue, Jim and Bernie were chomping at the bit to get on the water, the final pressure was seeing the
cadets rigging 420’s, then rain stopped and it was go go go.
5 Lasers rocked up and the cut and thrust began for the best position on the line with lots of up up
up being shouted.
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