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Results - 2015

Prospects for the race looked a little grim first thing with strong winds and rain but luckily it cleared up before the start although we still had a good breeze with 15 - 20 knots for all of the race. Decided to hang back at the start to ensure a good position on the line and got in as the closest boat to the committee boat with clear air and the shortest distance to the first mark (Quinnell).  Managed to pull away from the lower handicap boats on the beat to Quinnell with Domaine and Weebear up ahead.  At the mark Pastime of Hamble was right behind us as we put up the heavy weight kite for the down wind leg to Mackley Van Ord.  Didn't make to much out of the kite run as it was pretty dead down wind and we had a strong tide under us giving a maximum of 9 knots over the ground.  Dropped the kite in good time and headed off on the third leg to Artemis which was a pretty hard slog against the tide.  Quick run down from Artemis to Fastnet Insurance then beating again up to Hamble Yacht Services then on to the finish near Hill Head.  Very pleased with the third place as we were only beaten by the two bandit rated Contessas 26s with all the reasonable boats behind us.
GPS Track
Royal Southampton Yacht Club - Double Handed Series In Shore Series - Spring Solent Double Saturday 11th April 2015 - Start 10:17:00 Yacht Type Sail No. TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points Comments Jiminy Cricket Contessa 26 1251 0.763 13:35:34 03:18:34 02:31:30 1 1 Meow Contessa 26 1 0.770 13:35:00 03:18:00 02:32:28 2 2 Moondog Laser 28 1259 0.902 13:12:29 02:55:29 02:38:17 3 3 Domaine J32 636 0.953 13:04:41 02:47:41 02:39:48 4 4 Hubble Bubble H-Boat 34 0.830 13:31:42 03:14:42 02:41:36 5 5 Polly Impala 9500 0.883 13:21:26 03:04:26 02:42:51 6 6 Weebear Projection 920 9203 0.992 13:01:36 02:44:36 02:43:17 7 7 Google-Eye Trapper 300 3766 0.838 13:33:28 03:16:28 02:44:38 8 8 Imptish Impala 9616 0.885 13:25:35 03:08:35 02:46:54 9 9 Pastime of Hamble She 36 4054 0.900 13:23:30 03:06:30 02:47:51 10 10 Blink Link 30 9172 0.896 13:35:04 03:18:04 02:57:28 11 11 Hot Pursuit Sunfast 3200 2907 0.999 13:17:44 03:00:44 03:00:33 12 12 Jinks J97 9197 0.977 14:18:30 04:01:30 03:55:57 13 13 Hydra Beneteau First 33.7 6713 0.939 - - - 50 DNC Tiger J-92 9202 9.999 - - - 50 DNC GPS Track - 2015-04-11