Race 3 Sunday September 15th
Getting the race organised was a bit of a problem for the skipper on Flair IV due to a slightly later than planned arrival. However the course was agreed with the skippers on the five yachts competing and all starting today on a single start at 14:10, of course the ferry left later than expected and race officer notified Jetstream almost at the end of the Aluminium Jetty of the ferry’s path expected to run very close!
Jetstream had a considerable lead in the light winds going out of the harbour but tacked early onto starboard going North whereas Flair stayed on port sailing East with a short double tack to round Clipera. Passtime, who had been ahead of Flair from the start tacked to North but didn’t tack back for some time until she saw Flair getting a tide advantage staying further to the South.
- Hits: 892
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.
- Hits: 794
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.
- Hits: 943
- Hits: 672
Provisional Results for the series:
- Hits: 517
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.
- Hits: 462
Page 2 of 22