Race 2 11th September

As the shorter evenings draw in the racing starts at 18:00 for the Class 2 and 18:10 for Class 1. The course was set by Wendy, her penultimate race as Officer of the Day, was course 2 

7 yachts prepared to get to the start line in 12kt WSW winds and a warning of a ferry movement. On the leg to Penrhos the usual variety of spinnakers were being hoisted but Flair had a “wine-glass” and had to drop her’s after failing to clear the issue, this put her well behind all the other yachts as they cleared the end of the Aluminium Jetty. From my vantage point on Flair trying to sort out the problems I was unaware of who was in the lead but at Penrhos after the fetch Houdini and Jetstream were battling it out as they began to catch up on the Class 2 yachts.

The leg to Meath was a broad reach with spinnakers flying again and then from Meath to Clipera was a fetch with a beat back into the harbour. 

Wednesday August 28th

A super turnout for brilliant sailing conditions with 9 Entries. Class 2 offshore started at 18:30 with some radio chatter on a bit of confusion with Class 2 and Squibs, with the Squibs starting at 18:35. 

The offshore course 11 was selected by Wendy, our race officer, was an excellent choice for the condition giving upwind legs and more or less a dead run down to Bolivar. The first excitement was the collection of the Squibs and the Class 1 yachts at the end of the Aluminium Jetty; all managed to avoid any collisions as they dropped their spinnakers for the turn onto a fetch to Penrhos. 

Race 1 2019-08-04

Flair IV was not competing in this race as I was away at another engagement. Phil has sent me the results for the two yachts which turned out to race; Passtime and Shearwater. 

The two yachts are set in different classes but the start reverted to the old style single countdown with the start at 14:20. The course sailed was Start, Clipera, Penrhos, Clipera, Penrhos, Clipera and Finish. Phil reports that Shearwater flying her asymmetric on all the downwind legs was showing good speed. 

Looking forward to this Wednesday evening for another race before a number of our racing fleet are setting off for Pwllheli for the IRC National Championships over the weekend of 9th to 11th of August with the Round Anglesey Race over the weekend of 17th August.

NHC results

Provisional Results for the series:

 

Race no 5

With a restored fleet after our members have been away racing there were 8 yachts preparing for a downwind start in 12 - 16kt WNW winds. The race officer Wendy had selected course 1 with the new starting regime of 3 consecutive start times working well. 

The Class 2 fleet set off at 18:30 with Shearwater and Hydrology racing single handed. Next the suib fleet set off and then at 18:40 the Class 1 fleet started with a bit of a scrum at the IDM which pushed Flair IV to last place. Houdini and Red Eye were close to the wall and gained an initial advantage but then Passtime, being followed at close quarters by Flair, kept further south avoiding the holes in the wind between the knuckle and the spit mark. Flair finally get ahead of Passtime who was now in second place with Jaydreamer now heading the fleet. At the first mark Meath there was yet again a major convergence! Jaydreamer managed to round the mark and go about clear of the rest with Flair IV giving water to Red Eye and Jetstream and Passtime very close behind. Jetstream then had a problem with her spinnaker sheets and guys catching the mark and dropped off to do their penalty while Flair IV followed Red Eye round the mark. The J boats all flew their  asymmetric spinnakers but Flair IV and Passtime kept their genaos and there was little speed difference but they were able to hold a better line to Penrhos.