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Results - 2012

Interesting start in prospect with a spring tide against till after midnight and it seemed to put a few people off.  Had a couple of practice starts but on the  real thing the wind changed and we couldn't tack straight round Gurnard as planned and had to push on into the shore.  Once it was safe to tack we headed over to the mainland shore with Raffles in hot pursuit and then commenced a tacking dual in the shallows all the way to Hurst.  Had a close encounter with Hurst spit which we hadn't spotted was right in front of us but it put us in a good position through the narrows which we went through with little difficulty.  Kept close to the reds out to Bridge and then headed off for Alderney.  Got the Code Alpha up for most of the night and seemed to be doing pretty well with good boat speed around 6 knots for most of the time.  Got to just under 10 miles off the finish and the tide turned and with it went the wind so spent a number of hours drifting East till the wind picked up and we crabbed into the finish behind Raffles.  Second place with everybody else retiring so some good points for the series.  Good do at the yacht club and the normal hunt for somewhere to eat and eventually found a very good Indian.
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 5 Race No. 9   Alderney Race Friday 20th July 2012 - Start 19:00:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR2458L Raffles 0.928 14:10:10 19:10:10 17:47:21 1 1142 GBR1259T Moondog E 0.901 14:47:43 19:47:43 17:50:08 2 841 GBR815 Longue Pierre E 0.974 RTD 50 GBR7692T Footprint of Southampton 0.971 RTD 50 GBR3591T Nokomis 0.932 RTD 50 GBR8828R Cava E 0.928 RTD 50 GBR5529T Girolle 0.956 SCR GBR8440L True Blue 0.965 DNS ESP4591 Dogmatix E 0.928 DNS GBR4127R Get Carter 0.891 DNS GBR5180T Aquila 0.865 DNS GBR1972 Q T 0.826 DNS