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Tonight's race is cancelled due to poor weather.

We are intending to run a race on Sunday Morning with a 10:30 start.... Lily and Just J entering anyone else planning to join in, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?  Sunday's weather forecast showing SSW F2 - F3 and SUNSHINE!

Race 3

The series continued with the race on 21st with just 3 entries: Just J, Just Enough and Lily. Mixing crew was the order of the day with Paul Sutton guesting on Just Enough due to lack of crew for Pipedreamer and Kim Argyle guesting on Lily due to Ken Naylor's absence for the last two races of the season. 

The wind was SW average 11kt gusting 19kt and all three boats got a reasonable start, Lily struggling to get off the mooring early enough to sort out everything and get into position. Just J ran close to the wall while Just Enough played their spinnakers to a varying degree of success from a wider angle on starboard. Course 2 had been selected for the race by Race Officer Wendy Argyle and at the first mark, Clipera, Just J lead with Just enough in second and Lily 3rd. This was the order all the way to the finish with Just J pulling out a significant lead, enough to win on IRC but not quite on the NHC. 

Another very enjoyable evening of racing at the club. 

Race 2

After a disappointing start to the series on th 7th September the race on the 14th got off to s slow start with an Easterly 6kt wind. 6 Entries made the start with all the yachts on Starboard tack heading towards the knuckle. Lily was first to tack to get an advantage of the wind in the middle of the harbour with Just Enough following suit. Just J, Pipedreamer and Houdini managed to clear the wall and the breakwater mark without tacking. 

Lily had caught up with Houdini by the Breakwater mark but failed to overtake and the two leading boats, Just J and Pipedreamer had a good lead before we reached Meath. Incantation got caught by the arrival of the ferry and had to tack. The order remained the same through to the finish but the handicap results made interesting reading!

 

With the first race of this series having been called off there were only 3 entries for the second race on Wednesday 10th August as several of the normal competitors are entered in the National IRC Championships. The 3rd race was abandonned due to very light winds and strong tide leaving boats floating around in the area of Clipera. The 4th race saw again only 5 entries but good f3 NE winds and the final race of the series on Wednesday 31st saw a return to a bigger fleet with 8 entries.

The series results are on this link

Race 5

Woodwind 20160917

More Photos to follow

Six yachts signed up for the race with a late entry on the Saturday morning.

  1. Hierro
  2. Houdini
  3. Incantation
  4. Just Enough
  5. Lily
  6. Pipedreamer IV
  7. Woodwind

On arrival at the club for the briefing at 10:00 there

Offshore Racing July 2016

The July race series is again being run as a tandem event. The IRC Class Trophy the Carlsberg Trophy and the NHC Class Trophy the David Hague Trophy.

Race 4 Report 27th July

With light south westerly winds the last race in this month's series started with the yachts raising spinnakers on a slow approach to start line. From the start there was very close racing with Just J leading the pack but everyone else running pretty much abreast. Carpe DIem to the wall side and Just Enough to the Jetty side.As the fleet set off towards Meath from the end of the harbour wall, on Course 1, the yachts were confronted with 4 loud blasts from an incomming ferry and poor old Incantation had to tack to clear her channel.

From Meath the order was now clear with Just J followed by Pipedreamer, then Houdini, Just Enough, Lily, Carpe Diem and Incantation some way back. The beat from Meath to Penrhos saw a close battle between Just Enough and Lily with Lily rounding the mark ahead. The second spinnaker leg from Penrhos to Clipera saw Lily challenging Houdini but with a poor spinnaker drop she lost out and Just Enough managed to round on Lily's stern. The battle between Lily and Just Enough continued all the way to the finish line with Lily able to make a last minute dive past Just Enough to leeward to cross the line ahead by just 3 seconds.

The handicap results of the race and the series can be seen on these link: NHCIRCSeries final reults:The final series results are as follows: 

  • Carpe Diem
  • Incantation
  • Just J
  • Pipedreamer Just Enough Houdini LilyFlying Dragon Cloud Nine and the IRC series result:Just JJust EnoughHoudiniPipedreamerIncantationLilyFlying DragonCloud NineRace 3 Report 20th July:Spinnakers up!The 3rd race of the series saw 8 - 12kt SW winds making a spinnaker start inevitable. The congestion around the start line with yachts trying to get their spinnakers prepared made things very difficult in the approach to the line.  Over the radio there was a conversation on the missing start line makers, Lily missed the key point of the message thinking it was IDM that was missing not ODM. From the start Lily was having difficulties with her spinnaker and followed the entire fleet out of the harbour, to quote Mark “we were purposely sailing behind the fleet to get good photos of the fleet…”As the fleet left the harbour towards Clipera the yachts on starboard were struggling to make the mark with Incantation a long way to the south of the mark. Lily’s problems were compounded by a problem with raising the genoa forcing her to go way east of the mark. Before she could drop the spinnaker. Meanwhile Houdini and Pipedreamer lead the field with Just Enough ahead of Carpe Diem who had regained 4th place, with Incantation the last to round the mark. The leg to Penrhos was a beat with the yachts taking different lines to the mark but, from where we were, it was difficult to see who was gaining at the front. Course 4 (Clipera, Penrhos, Meath and ODM) saw a fairly tight reach back from Penrhos to Meath but all the yachts raised spinnakers. Incantation, on hoisting her spinnaker, produced a spectacular “wineglass” but so their troubles continued to mount. Approaching Meath the tide race was severe with Pipedreamer, rounding first and slipping sideways closely followed by Just Enough and Houdini. Lily had regained some ground on the downwind leg and managed a good tack round Meath and avoiding slipping sideways onto the mark, which was not the case when Incantation finally made it to Meath. Having hit the mark Incantation retired. The fleet crossed the finishing line in the following order: PipedreamerHoudiniJust EnoughLilyCarpe DiemHowever back in the club house Lily discovered that she had been disqualified for failing to go between the IDM and the harbour wall... Crew were gutted after trying so hard to get back from their poor start.... Better luck next week!Race 2 Report 13th July:Winds westerly 12kt gusting 19kt saw showers just prior to the start.  This week the race entry was back up in numbers with a welcome return of Houdini and Pipedreamer. The main fleet got a very close start on Starboard with only Lily and Cape Diem running on Port. Spinnakers hoisted at the start, or soon after saw the main fleet running out towards the Aluminium jetty while the two yachts on port headed straight for Clipera. Once Lily had her spinnaker driving she overtook most of the fleet by the harbour entrance, apart from Flying Dragon and Just J both well clear by now. The order for the leading yachts stayed the same round Clipera, down to Penrhos and up to Bolivar. Just J was having some problems with her kite and lost time on the leg from Clipera up to Bolivar. At Bolivar Pipedreamer had caught Lily and on the beat towards the harbour entrance she passed Lily. Lily’s headsail was not setting well and she struggled to windward dropping time against Just Enough and Houdini who were having a keen contest back into the harbour. Over the water the race was won by Flying Dragon by quite a way from Just J. The time interval from first to last was close at around 17 minutes giving Sian on the launch service a heavy concentrated workload getting the crews off the water. Congratulations to both Incantation and Carpe Diem for their NHC results (see links below).A good crowd in the clubhouse for post race food and the results with a welcome return for David Peters and family. Thanks as always to Wendy Argyle for her Race Officer duties.  For the series results go to these links:Carlsberg TrophyDavid Hague Trophy Privacy Policy | Terms & ConditionsCopyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.A18TOR Template created by Craig Hughes.