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Results - 2015

As the forecast was for light shifty winds and the possibility of it dropping off completely around lunch time the sensible decision was made to not send us to the Owers but around a short Solent course.  Quite a good start as we drifted over the line but Stan The Boat got away with their kite up to gain a decent lead. Had the kite up for the first part of leg one but dropped it as the wind headed us and kept up well with the three leading boats as we approached East Bramble.  Good beat to Hill Head where we over hauled Stan The Boat and Alchemist who had chosen a mainland course.  On rounding Hill Head we hoisted the asymmetric kite and flew it from the pole, once the sheet was put back on the clew and the head untangled from the mast fitting. Chose to go North of the Bramble Bank with Stan The Boat heading straight for Gurnard South of the Bank which we thought would not pay as they should have been plugging more tide but they overtook us quite easily so it was the right way to go.  As we approached Gurnard a shortened course was announced so we were now heading for the finish.  Both Stan The Boat and Raffles were parked up at Gurnard as we arrived and they decided to kedge in the strong tide, possibly hoping for the breeze to fill in.  We decided to head inshore to get out of the tide if we could and in the process nearly collided with Raffles.  Dropped back a considerable distance (0.6nm) from the finish in getting inshore but once level with the barrage we were able to start moving forward in the slack tide.  Tacked up the shore with Windjammer (class 5 J97) in close attendance and with the breeze seeming to fill in a bit we made the finish easily for line honours and a class 6 win by over 11 minutes.
GPS Track
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 6 Race No. 16 -  Cowes - Owers Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Start 09:00:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR1259T Moondog  0.907 11:27:35 02:27:35 02:13:51 1 1101 GBR4610 Stan The Boat E  0.906 11:39:42 02:39:42 02:24:41 2 800 GBR2458L Raffles E  0.923 11:38:55 02:38:55 02:26:41 3 624 GBR5777 Alchemist E  0.927 11:41:59 02:41:59 02:30:10 4 499 GBR9579 Magic  0.883 11:54:36 02:54:36 02:34:10 5 402 GBR9512 Cheeky Monkey  0.886 12:12:35 03:12:35 02:50:38 6 323 GBR9587 Spectrum  0.874 13:09:56 04:09:56 03:38:27 7 256 GBR171 Amigos E  0.908 13:56:33 04:56:33 04:29:16 8 198 GBR754R Xtract E  0.928 DNS GPS Track - 2016-10-03