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Results - 2013

Wind was due to build according to the forecast and they weren't wrong.  Couple of days after springs so plenty of tide at the start but enough breeze to allow us to hold near the line and then get a good start along with Alchemist.  Chasing Raffles, Imperator and Alchemist down the Solent to the forts where the fleet split up  and Alchemist chose the right option of tacking over to Bembridge and then picking up the tide for the tack back to the Tower.   Changed down to the No. 3 as the breeze picked up and made the buoy which was used instead of the tower due to the construction work.  Once round the mark  we got the big spinnaker up for hopefully a good down wind leg to the finish.  Through the forts it got tighter and we started to broach out and eventually flogged a sheet off whilst trying to avoid getting in the way of car transporter coming down the channel.  No big drama getting the spinnaker down behind the headsail but left us a little under powered on the run up to Cowes with Alchemist and Blazer way ahead by this stage.  Overall fourth which was OK but few lessons to learn as usual.
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 6 Race No. 3    Nab Tower Race Saturday 13th April 2013 - Start 08:30:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR1540C Blazer E 0.908 13:08:49 04:38:49 04:13:10 1 1247 GBR9519 Two Frank 0.884 13:19:18 04:49:18 04:15:44 2 946 GBR5777 Alchemist E 0.922 13:08:48 04:38:48 04:17:03 3 770 GBR1259T Moondog E 0.901 13:15:27 04:45:27 04:17:11 4 645 GBR6630T Cloud Nine 0.833 13:38:47 05:08:47 04:17:13 5 548 GBR2458L Raffles 0.926 13:08:29 04:38:29 04:17:53 6 469 GBR9579 Magic E 0.888 13:23:00 04:53:00 04:20:11 7 402 5911Y Ariane 0.844 13:41:44 05:11:44 04:23:06 8 344 GBR8519T Polly's Kettle E 0.953 13:07:15 04:37:15 04:24:13 9 293 GBR4300 Imperator E 0.939 13:12:00 04:42:00 04:24:48 10 247 GBR5963T Pyxis E 0.958 13:07:14 04:37:14 04:25:35 11 206 GBR123 Xara E 0.939 13:16:32 04:46:32 04:29:03 12 168 GBR8432T Yogi 0.946 13:17:06 04:47:06 04:31:36 13 133 GBR5180T Aquila E 0.865 13:49:39 05:19:39 04:36:30 14 101 GBR8137T Mack The Knife 0.953 NSTS GBR5432T Kiss II 0.931 NSTS GBR9548 Vlad the Impala E 0.884 SCR