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Results - 2015

In shore forecast was for a 5-7 with the shipping forecast going up to 8 so we knew it would be a windy one.  Multiple problems pre-start with issues getting the main and the number 3 up in a strong breeze and we soon realised we needed at least one reef in.  With the first reef sorted out we checked the apparent wind strength and it had gone up to 30 knots so the second reef was needed.  Again issues with getting the reef sorted and the spare sail tied away which resulted in us being late for the start by about 3 minutes.  Also as we were coming back to the line we heard three individual recalls for boats OCS.  With the head start we gave everybody we thought we would be trailing the fleet around the course but we had some good boat speed and soon overtook one of the Impalas and by Ryde Sands we had got Blazer too with Pastime of Hamble just ahead.  Past No Mans Land fort the angles improved for the Nab Tower and things calmed down a little and we thought we could dispense with the second reef, this lasted for only a short time as the wind picked up and we were over powered again.  Reef back in and single tack all the way to the Nab Tower.  Once round we shook out the reefs and changed to the old number 1 for the down wind leg back to the Forts.  Bit of debate about getting the kite up before we passed the Forts but probably played on the safe side and waited till then.   Good kite leg down the Solent with the tide under us and just a single jibe to make the finish.  Pretty pleased with 4th after our poor start but probably would not have done any better considering the conditions even if we had started on time.
GPS Track
JOG Inshore Championships - Class 6 Race No. 2   Nab Tower Saturday 18th April 2015 - Start 07:30:00 Sail No. Yacht E TCF Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points GBR4610 Stan The Boat E 0.906 11:53:19 04:23:19 03:58:34 1 1277 GBR754R Xtract E 0.928 11:49:12 04:19:12 04:00:32 2 976 GBR2458L Raffles E 0.923 11:53:06 04:23:06 04:02:50 3 800 GBR1259T Moondog E 0.902 12:05:45 04:35:45 04:08:44 4 675 GBR4054L Pastime of Hamble E 0.900 12:09:16 04:39:16 04:11:20 5 578 GBR1540C Blazer E 0.906 12:08:01 04:38:01 04:11:53 6 499 5911Y Ariane 0.846 12:35:44 05:05:44 04:18:39 7 432 GBR5777 Alchemist E 0.927 11:56:33 04:26:33 04:20:06* 8 374 GBR9579 Magic 0.883 12:10:04 04:40:04 04:20:19* 9 323 NED9616 Imptish 0.885 12:28:32 04:58:32 04:24:12 10 277 GBR171 Amigos E 0.908 12:41:36 05:11:36 04:42:56 11 236 ESP4591 Dogmatix E 0.918 12:48:06 05:18:06 04:52:01 12 198 GBR4526 Sibilation E 0.913 RTD 50 GBR9519 Two Frank 0.885 RTD 50 CO1 Meow E 0.770 RTD 50 GBR4353 Blues E 0.909 SCR GBR9512 Cheeky Monkey 0.889 SCR GPS Track - 2015-04-18