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Results - 2015

Forecast for the race looked too good to be true with a decent South Easterly for the cross channel leg then turning round to a North Westerly to take us into the finish but is was right.  Pre start adrenalin rush with the crew missing the early ferry but still made it through the identity gate and onto the start line in time.  Started about three quarters of the way up the line and hoisted the asymmetric for the leg to Hurst.  Alchemist chose the Island shore with their new asymmetric and we came together at Hurst where it was fairly nip & tuck between us. Dropped the kite and white sailed out past the Needles and got it back up once on course for TSS C.  Fast channel crossing with the spinnaker up all the time until after dark when the wind  died as predicted and swung round to the North West.  Few hours of white sailing then we were able to get the 90% spinnaker up all the way to the finish with an elapsed time of 24 hours and 9 minutes, bit better than last time when it was 2 days and 23 hours!  Pit stop in Guernsey on the way back then a down wind rush back in a force 7 gusting 8 making it from St Peter Port to Cowes in 13 hours.
Partial GPS Track
JOG Off Shore Championships - Class 6 Race No 10:  JOG/RORC St. Malo Friday 10th July 2015 - Start 09:10:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR1259T Moondog E 0.902 09:19:00 00:09:00 21:47:00 1 1101 GBR5777 Alchemist E 0.927 09:39:38 00:29:38 22:42:21 2 800 Video Clip Video Clip Video Clip Video Clip Video Clip Video Clip GPS Track - 2015-07-10