Race No 2 Sunday 20th August
Apparently according to Cogger's scant report "new boy Will wins by miles". Click on the image below for the current series results.
Race No 1 Sunday 13th August.
A quick report from Cogger, The Pritchard family showed the fleet how to do it. Gareth and Anwen showed the rest of the fleet a clean pair of heels last Sunday morning to win.
- Hits: 488
Race 4 26th July 2017
A brilliant start by Lily saw her first to the nuckle where her spinnaker hoist keept her ahead of the fleet all the way to Bolivar in F4 to F5 southwesterly winds. From Bolivar Houdini, as usual, made better to windward in strengthening winds and overtook Lily while Just Enough, with her reefed main, battled to overhaul Lily. Lily slowed to put in a reef on her main allowing Just Enough to get well clear. Incantation and Carpe Diem were having their usual dual and Flying Dragon was catching up to Lily; eventually overtaking her on the leg from Penrhos to Clipera. On this penultimate leg a major storm was developing with a huge dark cloud mass moving from west to east across the bay with thunder and lightning in the distance. Wind speeds suddenly increased and as Lily attempted to reef her genoa it split along a seam forcing her to retire and motor in head on into the harbour. Just Enough had similar problems and also retired.
- Hits: 731
- Skippers briefing will be held on Saturday morning at 08:45 in HSC club house
- Saturday 27th IRC 1 & 2 Warning signal 11:25, Venture as soon as possible after IRC start. Subsequent races will be started as soon as practical after completion of the previous race
- Hits: 906
Race 5 31st May
A good steady 10kt SSW breeze with some drops of rain falling as the severn crews prepared for the start of the last race in the May Wednesday Evening series. Lily was first away over the line close to the breakwater with Houdini, Carpe Diem and Just Enough fighting for space in the middle of the harbour. It was another starboard spinnaker leg from the knuckle and as the yachts left the harbour Just Enough had a lead over Lily. From the lighthouse the course to Bolivar was almost dead downwind and the symmetric spinnakers were well suited to this leg. Unfortunately for Lily her "Mr Motivator" spinnaker split on one panel and she was forced to drop the kite early as she approched Bolivar. The tide run at Bolivar was again quite significant but the 3 leading yachts rounded the mark bow to stern Just Enough followed by Lily and Houdini.
- Hits: 1066
Race 4 28th June
With a poor weather forecast of rain and strong gusty NE winds a reduced fleet lined up for the start. Houdini Carpe Diem and Just Enough getting the best of the start with Lily, again delayed by a mast climb to fix the anenometer and the subsequent rush, taking away to clear a problem with the halyards.
Just Enough got the best of the first leg on course 3 towards Bolivar out performing both Houdini and Lily on the beat and rounded the
- Hits: 804
Support for Ken Fowler
Ken Fowler is sailing his RS Aero dinghy from Lands End to John O'Groats raising money for Cancer Research and Oakhaven hospice. This Saturday 20th May, he will begin one of the most challenging legs to cross from Holyhead to the Isle of Man. If anyone is out sailing this Saturday and wants to keep him company part of the way and say hello, then he would appreciate the support. Ken has a tracker so can easily be found,
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