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Results - 2012

Peter Chartres got the postponed start spot on with the wind building just after the warning signal.  Crowded at the pin end of the line but followed Aquila through the final slot and got clear air away from the line.  Popped the Code Alpha as the wind came round and made good progress with the bigger boats not getting away too much in front.  Swapped to the normal spinnaker for the rest of the leg to North Head and clocked the leaders as they rounded to see if they could hold their kites round to Hurst.  As the wind was building all the time we decided caution was the better part of valour so downed the kite for the quick leg up to Hurst.  Looking behind it was pretty obvious that keeping the kite up would have been a disaster as even the J Boats couldn't hold their asymmetrics. Fast run down the Solent with the tide under us and lots of mental calculations as to were we were in relation to the boats ahead. General consensus was that  we could be on for a podium but really pleased with the first place by just 35 seconds. 
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 5 Race No. 14  Poole - Cowes Race Sunday 8th September 2012 - Start 10:45:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR1259T Moondog E 0.901 13:51:31 03:06:31 02:48:03 1 1215 GBR6733R Black Diamond E 0.965 13:39:45 02:54:45 02:48:38 2 914 GBR123 Xara E 0.936 13:46:56 03:01:56 02:50:17 3 738 GBR2458L Raffles 0.928 13:48:52 03:03:52 02:50:38 4 613 GBR815 Longue Pierre E 0.974 13:42:12 02:57:12 02:52:36 5 516 5911Y Ariane 0.845 14:09:22 03:24:22 02:52:41 6 437 GBR4698T Xarifa E 0.946 13:48:53 03:03:53 02:53:57 7 370 GBR5180T Aquila E 0.865 14:06:41 03:21:41 02:54:27 8 312 GBR9579 Magic E 0.889 14:03:20 03:18:20 02:56:19 9 261 GBR5777 Alchemist E 0.924 13:56:02 03:11:02 02:56:31 10 215 GBR4300 Imperator 0.942 13:53:18 03:08:18 02:57:23 11 174 GBR5529T Girolle 0.956 13:50:48 03:05:48 02:57:37 12 136 GBR4461 Wishbone 0.926 14:01:03 03:16:03 03:01:33 13 101 GBR2744L Tres Jolie 0.963 SCR GBR2743L C'est Si Bon 0.963 SCR GBR94 Dreamtime 0.942 DNS