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Results - 2008

Due to blockade of Cherbourg harbour by French fishing boats the race was changed to a loop round Ocean Safety buoy in the channel.  Beat out of the Eastern Solent from the start and lost out to the Flying Fish as they kept over to the mainland shore which  looks like the best option with a Easterly breeze.  Behind Fish and Pyxis at the forts and single tack to Ocean Safety 25 miles to the East.  Lost touch with rest of boats as night fell but the majority of the fleet seemed to be going too high for the mark whereas we hit it spot on around 01:00 just before the tide turned.  Spinnaker up after rounding the mark and managed to hold it for the first 15 miles back to the forts before the wind came forward. No problems dropping the kite and held the same course  all the way to the finish.  Couple of the bigger boats radioed in before we got to the line but not far enough ahead to worry us and reassuring to see the Fish about four minutes behind.  Little concerned to see if any of the lower raters had come in too close behind us but turned out not to be and got first overall.
Royal Southampton Yacht Club - Double Handed Series - Class 2: IRC Race No. 4  Cherbourg Double Friday  23rd May 2008 - Start 19:40:00 Yacht Type Sail No. TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points Comments Moondog Laser 28 1259T 0.906 24/05/2016 05:32 09:52:30 08:56:48 1 1 The Flying Fish Laser 28 1276 0.905 24/05/2016 05:37 09:57:13 09:00:29 2 2 British Beagle Sigma 36 3936 0.944 24/05/2016 05:16 09:36:37 09:04:20 3 3 Spirit of St George Elan 33 7750 0.975 24/05/2016 05:02 09:22:42 09:08:38 4 4 Pyxis X-332 5963 0.983 24/05/2016 05:05 09:25:02 09:15:26 5 5 Razoo Jeanneau 32 8386 0.907 24/05/2016 05:31 09:51:04 09:18:33 6 6 Tringa Contessa 28 1551 0.850 24/05/2016 06:38 10:58:33 09:19:46 7 7 Nereid Elan 34 1093 0.984 24/05/2016 05:16 09:36:45 09:27:31 8 8 Aquilo First 31.7 9290 0.961 24/05/2016 05:30 09:50:35 09:27:33 9 9 Astarte First 34.7 993 0.987 50 DNC Elmarleen Sigma 33C 1206 0.878 50 DNC Google-Eye Trapper 300 3766 0.840 50 DNC Solan Goose J-92 8538 0.996 50 DNC