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Results - 2010

Crew for this race weekend was as for the previous three inshore races of Robin Lawton,  brother Peter and myself, ok for the light stuff but not enough weight on the rail if it blew up. We got out to the start area nice and early and did a few time runs from the slack water off Egypt point to the line, all in the one and a half minute area working out from the slack water to the strong tide pushing us over the line. All felt good until just as we started our timed run the wind dropped away to next to nothing making our timed drift a little longer than planned still we crossed the line in the front echelon and proceeded to drift our way up the eastern Solent with the occasional zephyr to fill the kite. Steerage way was a delight when it was there. The drift/run to North Sturbridge was actually reasonably quick with a strong tide under us and fortunately we got there just as the tide was turning. Unfortunately a good number of boats had stretched out quite a lead, we spotted both 31.7s, at least a brace of Sigmas and the biggest boats of our class all beating away from the mark towards Hill Head and disappearing into the distance. The beat to Yarmouth seemed fairly pedestrian, broken by an exciting spinnaker leg across the Solent and spiced up by a building breeze. We just managed to change from the #1 to #3 genoas whilst the kite was up which made the final two beating legs manageable in the rising wind.  We felt a decent result had slipped away from us on the downwind leg and so it proved with a 9th position, just in the top half of the fleet . Feeling we could do better with the anticipated mostly downwind legs of the return race we had a good few beers and a meal in good spirits looking forward to Sunday's race back to Cowes.
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 5 Race No. 6    The Hamble Estate Agency Cowes-Yarmouth Race Saturday 15th May 2010 - Start 09:00:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR734 Juicy 0.960 13:47:48 04:47:48 04:36:17 1 1463 GBR815 Longue Pierre E 0.974 13:50:42 04:50:42 04:43:26 2 1162 GBR8519T Polly's Kettle E 0.943 14:01:52 05:01:52 04:44:40 3 986 GBR4503 Shadowfax E 0.915 14:11:48 05:11:48 04:45:18 4 861 GBR4520 Sigress E 0.915 14:13:21 05:13:21 04:46:43 5 764 GBR8938T Aviva E 0.959 14:02:40 05:02:40 04:50:15 6 685 GBR1540C Blazer E 0.914 14:20:44 05:20:44 04:53:09 7 618 GBR7592T Whistler E 0.942 14:12:39 05:12:39 04:54:31 8 560 GBR1259T Moondog E 0.903 14:30:00 05:30:00 04:57:59 9 508 GBR5777 Alchemist E 0.924 14:32:31 05:32:31 05:07:15 10 463 GBR4448 Chaser E 0.915 14:36:31 05:36:31 05:07:55 11 421 GBR7932R Blustery Day 0.904 14:44:39 05:44:39 05:11:34 12 384 GBR636 Domaine E 0.965 14:24:01 05:24:01 05:12:41 13 349 GBR5529T Girolle E 0.964 14:28:16 05:28:16 05:16:27 14 317 GBR5180T Aquila E 0.865 15:07:44 06:07:44 05:18:05 15 287 GBR3875 Choc Orange 0.911 15:04:42 06:04:42 05:32:15 16 232 GBR4476 Workout E 0.915 15:13:43 06:13:43 05:41:57 17 207 GBR2737R Scarab 0.942 15:37:04 06:37:04 06:14:02 18 184 GBR8440L True Blue 0.964 15:28:01 06:28:01 06:14:03 19 162 GBR1962L Crème de la Crème 0.968 16:11:00 07:11:00 06:57:12 20 141 GBR1449L Water Beetle 0.946 16:59:00 07:59:00 07:33:08 21 120 CO888 Rainbow E 0.869 RTD 22 50 GBR171 Amigos 0.916 RTD 23 50 Video Clip Video Clip