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Results - 2019

Windy forecast  and they weren't wrong, except for the direction of course. Two reefs and the number 3 up for the start at Hill Head. Good get away on Port tack just past the committee boat with Skua IV nearly entering our rear quarter as they dropped down on us.  Heavy beat out of the Eastern Solent in a fairly lumpy sea but not too many stoppers.  Rounded the Nab and shook out the reefs with some difficulty as one  of the reefing lines had slipped off its pulley and jammed which in turn probably lead to the mainsail bolt rope coming out of the slot but more of this later.  Bit apprehensive about putting the kite up and it did prove tricky as it filled while half way up as the No. 3 does not provide enough cover.  Good kite run all the way to the finish with no big dramas although we did go by the lee at times but generally the wind stayed North Easterly.  Crossed the finished line with Xtract just to far ahead to be in range but happy with a 4th overall and some good points on Skua IV who we were ahead at the NAB.  Once back in the Hamble we tried to drop the main and found that the bolt rope had come out .  Some head scratching and eventually disconnected the main from the boon to roil it up as best as possible so we could dock the boat.  Once safely tied up the only option was to drill out the entry feeder on the mast to get the main down.  Interesting day.
Approaching The Nab Tower
GPS Track
Started: 21/09/19 10:17:00 Sail No. Yacht TCF E Day Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points 7601 Bert 0.840 0 15:16:40 04:59:40 04:11:43 1 1 9197 High Jinks 0.974 0 14:39:16 04:22:16 04:15:27 2 2 754 Xtract 0.909 0 15:01:21 04:44:21 04:18:28 3 3 1259 Moondog 0.903 E 0 15:06:25 04:49:25 04:21:21 4 4 9690 Adelie 0.968 0 14:54:25 04:37:25 04:28:32 5 5 8956 Mzungu 0.993 0 14:52:16 04:35:16 04:33:20 6 6 6032 Skua IV 0.902 0 15:20:19 05:03:19 04:33:35 7 7 9972 Brenda's J 0.984 0 14:57:54 04:40:54 04:36:24 8 8 4522 Spirit of Kudu 0.912 0 15:22:06 05:05:06 04:38:15 9 9 1251 Jiminy Cricket 0.768 0 RET 15 1195 AmyLou 0.972 0 DNC 50 2644 Eeyore 0.771 0 DNC 50 3000 Enigma 0.891 0 DNC 50 8760 Fury 0.996 0 DNC 50 3965 Jumblesail 2 0.971 0 DNC 50 1 Meow 0.772 0 DNC 50 776 Nimbus 0.861 0 DNC 50 3416 Olivia Anne VI 0.814 0 DNC 50 9029 Rainmaker 0.988 0 DNC 50 4228 Reefer X 0.963 0 DNC 50 4902 Shila 0.904 0 DNC 50 9203 Wee Bear 0.973 0 DNC 50 4069 Ziggy 0.871 0 DNC 50 Royal Southampton Yacht Club     2019 Double Handed Series Race No 7: Nab Tower Saturday 21st September 2019