Sam Gill Trophy - Class 3 race Poole to Yarmouth 20/05/17

  • 26 Jun 2017 23:16
    Reply # 4918606 on 4916967

    Congratulations Edward, sounds like a pleasant outing.

  • 26 Jun 2017 14:46
    Reply # 4917599 on 4916967

    Congratulations Edward, but it apears to be a silky sail in near ideal conditiones for Our easy handeled rig. In my last outing, it was a long beat to the first rounding, but the distance to the other boats where smaller than I expected, and the Sharp run up to the NeXT rounding was so tight that using spinnakers brought the competition a trifle downwind, so they had to take Down the spinnaker and go against the Wind to round the mark. This reshuffled the hand of Cards so Marie G ended up second of the "slow" boats. The fast fleet was way Ahead anyway. The sail to the finishing line was a bit influenced of lack of Wind, but as the puff came from behind, Marie G managed to stay Ahead to the finishing line, beating an Elan 34, an Omega 34, a Larsen 28 and a Halberg Rassey 310. All boats where sailed shorthanded With a crew of 2 or 1. The regatta started at 1900 and Marie G crossed the line 04:29:29, sailed distace 57 NM. All in all an enjoyable night.  

  • 25 Jun 2017 20:07
    Message # 4916967

    20 mile race, mostly off the wind from  East Looe Outer buoy (Poole entrance) to Yarmouth Pier via North Channel and Hurst Narrows.

    14 boats took part.  13 BR, of which 4 Van der Stadt Splinters + 1 split-junk Splinter.

    Wind southerly F4 rising to F5.. Elfin and Whisper used their spinnakers all the way. Whisper had a full sized spinnaker and when it worked she did well, but she broached a couple of times and eventually broke it.

    Elfin had a half sized spinnaker and managed it much better, but still it was hard work.

    Amiina sailed very easily, with no effort, and only the lightest touch of weather helm.

    Interestingly for the Round the Island race, the Island Sailing Club has given Elfin a TCF of 0.818, Sparkle 0.821, and Amiina 0.776... With these TFC's in this race, Amiina would have been 1st.

    In this race you can see that Elfin, with the bigger main, and spinnaker had a TCF of 0.744, Whisper 0.752, & Amiina 0.762!!!

    (See photos and Results sheet in my photo album.)

    Last modified: 25 Jun 2017 20:18 | Anonymous member
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