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Results - 2010

Light winds at the Royal Thames start but decided to head out into the stronger tide from the pin end of the line before hoisting the kite, seemed to pay off as we stayed with the front three boats and managed Hurst Narrows just before the tide turned.  The two other boats headed up the main channel for the Needles as we headed for the North but it did not pay and dropping the kedge over the Shingles Bank was not a preferred option so headed back over to the Island shore.  Kedged just inside of Warden in about 4 metres and spent a couple of hours watching the rest of the fleet attempt to break free of the Hurst Narrows but all being dragged back on the tide.  Rather to our surprise a back eddy kicked in after a couple of hours and we upped anchor and crept up the Island shore past the Needles in about 4 metres all the way to the light.  Luckily a bit breeze kicked in and after some manoeuvring at the end of the Shingles Bank we headed off to Anvil Point under spinnaker.  Not too far off St Albans but no real over falls as it was neaps.  Not a lot of wind across Weymouth Bay and the usual worry that it would die off before we got the finish.  With Alacrity and Maverick were coming in from further off shore but managed to pip them to the finish and achieved line and handicap honours by 39 seconds and 50 minutes respectively.
Royal Southampton Yacht Club - Double Handed Series - Class 2: IRC Race No. 3 Weymouth Double Leg 1 Friday 21st May 2010 - Start 19:35:00 Yacht Type Sail No. TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points Comments Moondog Laser 28 1259 0.903 10:32:03 14:57:03 13:30:02 1 1 Maverick Elan 333 6333 0.958 10:32:42 14:57:42 14:20:00 2 2 Google-Eye Trapper 300 3766 0.839 13:06:33 17:31:33 14:42:15 3 3 With Alacrity Sigma 38 8338 0.984 10:33:07 14:58:07 14:43:45 4 4 Pastime of Hamble She 36 4054 0.895 12:38:15 17:03:15 15:15:49 5 5 Restless Mustang 30 9847 0.917 12:48:30 17:13:30 15:47:43 6 6 Lucent Sigma 33 4549 0.915 13:01:05 17:26:05 15:57:10 7 7 Xarifa X342 4698 0.946 12:29:37 16:54:37 15:59:50 8 8 Domaine J32 636 0.965 12:28:55 16:53:55 16:18:26 9 9 British Beagle Sigma 36 3936 0.939 13:14:10 17:39:10 16:34:33 10 10 Weebear Projection 920 9203 0.994 12:20:00 16:45:00 16:38:58 11 11 Krackpot Dehler 36cws 6878 0.962 13:55:24 18:20:24 17:38:35 12 12 Blue Moviez X-332 17099 0.985 17 DNF Infinite Jest Elizabethan 30 8849 0.838 17 DNF Tringa Contessa 28 1551 0.850 17 DNF Wight Riot Maxi 999 4874 0.907 17 DNF Jammin J-92 9214 0.985 50 DNC Jika Jika J97 9297 0.978 50 DNC