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Results - 2015

Spring tides for the clockwise circuit of the Island and a good South Westerly. Started about mid line but bit late with the kite as we had to change to a starboard pole at the last minute.  Managed to creep out into the stronger tide and pulled away from smaller boats as we headed up the Solent to the Forts.  Headed inshore when past Ryde Sands inside No Mans Land but the wind started playing up as we approached Bembridge.  Dropped the kite as the wind turned South Easterly and fell into a few holes as the majority of the fleet stayed further out.  Eventually the gradient South Westerly kicked in from the North and we beat into the mark with Respect just ahead as they were further inshore and picked up the new breeze first. Once round the mark we tacked into the shore to rock hop to and out of the strongest tide.  Went right into Sandown Bay and were nip and tuck with Respect with gains and loses on various crossings.  Once round St Catherine's Point it was sheets eased to the Needles and got ahead of Respect who stayed further in.  Inshore channel round the Needles with nothing less than 4.5m and then head back to Cowes against the strong tide.  Got through Hurst fairly easily and passed Mostly Harmless who were aground just past Port Albert.  Decided to rock hop up the Island shore with Respect who had come through Hurst just behind us going across to the Mainland.  Kept out of the worst of the tide and thought we were making reasonable progress until we saw Respect crossing in front of us to finish 9 minutes ahead.  Also managed to bounce off Gurnard ledge which certainly grabbed our attention.  As expected we were beaten by all the lower raters as they finished behind us once the tide had turned.
GPS Track
Royal Southampton Yacht Club - Double Handed Series Along Shore Series - Island Double Saturday 18th July 2015 - Start 09:15:00 Yacht Type Sail No. TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points Comments Jiminy Cricket Contessa 26 1251 0.763 19:27:57 10:12:57 07:47:41 1 1 Meow Contessa 26 1 0.770 19:26:15 10:11:15 07:50:40 2 2 Mandarin Folkboat 504 0.799 19:18:31 10:03:31 08:02:13 3 3 Genesee Contessa 26 26 0.767 19:51:37 10:36:37 08:08:17 4 4 Akarana Castro 8m 1736 0.991 17:31:59 08:16:59 08:12:31 5 5 Google-Eye Trapper 300 3766 0.838 19:17:19 10:02:19 08:24:44 6 6 Firefly Contessa 32 903 0.863 19:04:55 09:49:55 08:29:06 7 7 Thendara Buchanan 33 1853 0.824 19:43:30 10:28:30 08:37:53 8 8 Reaction Impala 28 I/B OOD 9614 0.885 19:01:22 09:46:22 08:38:56 9 9 Mzungu Sunfast 3200 8956 0.999 17:54:36 08:39:36 08:39:05 10 10 Respect Mustang 30 7706 0.914 18:43:59 09:28:59 08:40:03 11 11 Moondog Laser 28 1259 0.902 18:52:23 09:37:23 08:40:48 12 12 Kipper Scampi 5213 0.873 19:17:29 10:02:29 08:45:58 13 13 Xtrovert X 372 2562 0.973 18:21:11 09:06:11 08:51:26 14 14 Pastime of Hamble She 36 4054 0.900 19:10:41 09:55:41 08:56:07 15 15 Cor Blimey Corby 29 29029 0.987 18:27:30 09:12:30 09:05:19 16 16 Hydra Beneteau First 33.7 6713 0.939 19:01:52 09:46:52 09:11:04 17 17 Dehlerious Dehler 34 3892 0.924 19:12:28 09:57:28 09:12:04 18 18 Hot Pursuit Sunfast 3200 2904 0.999 18:29:06 09:14:06 09:13:33 19 19 Temptation Figaro 27145 0.966 18:48:07 09:33:07 09:13:38 20 20 High Jinks J97 9197 0.977 18:46:43 09:31:43 09:18:34 21 21 Cobra First 34.7 347 0.990 18:48:00 09:33:00 09:27:16 22 22 Wizard J92s 9201 0.978 19:00:23 09:45:23 09:32:30 23 23 Rampage Bull 7000 7172 0.963 19:10:45 09:55:45 09:33:42 24 24 Zonpuka JPK 960 3142 0.983 19:09:01 09:54:01 09:43:55 25 25 Wee Bear Projection 920 9203 0.994 19:03:08 09:48:08 09:44:36 26 26 Alexa Sigma 33 4598 0.913 20:18:43 11:03:43 10:05:58 27 27 A Day At The Races Nicholson One-off 35' 127 0.886 - - - 29 RET Hubble Bubble H-Boat 34 0.830 - - - 50 DNC Krackpot Dehler 36cws 6878 0.936 - - - 50 DNC Shila Sigma 33 4902 0.913 - - - 50 DNC Tiger J-92 9202 0.978 - - - 50 DNC Zest Humphreys 36 custom 536 0.989 - - - 50 DNC GPS Track - 2015-07-18