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Results - 2012

Bit over cautious at the start with little wind and a strong tide under us but not too bad a get away.   Very fluky winds to the Forts but eventually got the spinnaker up for the run to the NAB.  Some interesting tactics from a couple of the other boats who seemed to think there would be a colossal tide set approaching the Tower but as the tide was only just on the turn as we got there it didn't make a lot of sense.  Bit behind the front of the fleet on the way back to the Forts but staying in the strongest tide looked the best option especially as the wind had died over by the Island which let us catch up the front runners.  The forecast had been for 4 - 5 Westerly  and going round the Forts it started to arrive so ended up with a heavy weather beat to the finish which doesn't favour us.  Not too bad at first but gusting up to 25 knots apparent as we rounded Castle Point.  Initially looked like we were destined for mid table obscurity but ended up in fourth which was about as good as we could expect.  Well done to Blazer for upholding the Laser 28 pedigree and an interesting night in Cowes with an excellent curry and an encounter with a hen party in the Union. 
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 5 Race No. 4   The NAB Tower Race Saturday 21st April 2012 - Start 07:30:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR1540C Blazer E 0.908 15:22:25 07:52:25 07:08:57 1 1305 GBR1972 Q T 0.826 16:10:11 08:40:11 07:09:40 2 1004 GBR4054L Pastime of Hamble E 0.894 15:31:54 08:01:54 07:10:49 3 828 GBR1259T Moondog E 0.901 15:31:57 08:01:57 07:14:14 4 703 GBR5777 Alchemist E 0.924 15:20:10 07:50:10 07:14:26 5 606 GBR2458L Raffles 0.928 15:18:11 07:48:11 07:14:28 6 527 GBR6733R Black Diamond E 0.965 15:00:53 07:30:53 07:15:06 7 460 5911Y Ariane 0.845 16:10:33 08:40:33 07:19:52 8 402 GBR4698T Xarifa E 0.946 15:16:46 07:46:46 07:21:34 9 351 GBR815 Longue Pierre E 0.974 15:05:14 07:35:14 07:23:24 10 305 GBR123 Xara E 0.936 15:23:48 07:53:48 07:23:29 11 264 GBR636 Domaine 0.956 15:18:06 07:48:06 07:27:30 12 226 GBR4300 Imperator E 0.957 15:20:13 07:50:13 07:30:00 13 191 GBR8432T Yogi 0.947 15:34:55 08:04:55 07:39:13 14 159 GBR8440L True Blue 0.965 RTD 50 GBR8938T Aviva 0.951 RTD       50 GBR94 Dreamtime 0.942 DNS    GBR8828R Cava E 0.928 DNS