© GBR1259T 2021

Results - 2021

Combined start again for the race back and nailed it pretty well with a cruise up the line and then bearing away to get the kite up.  The direct course to St Albans would have been square running so decided to head offshore to get better speed and then jibe back.  This paid off as we were the second boat to get to St Alban's and first in our class.  Wind picked up a bit  after rounding the point and we did hope it might drop off a little once we were past Anvil point  and into Poole Bay but it didn't.  Struggled a bit with the tight reaching making it difficult to make the course and broaching out so dropped the kite about half way across.  White sailed the proper course for a bit then got the kite up again when conditions eased a bit.  Again lead our class to Hurst but  as we approached we discovered that our chat plotter had lost it's charts which would make negotiating Hurst narrows against the tide difficult.  This was indeed the case and after getting through we were too far out and got sucked back in again at which point the rest of our fleet came past us.  Once we had extricated ourselves and were chasing the rest the weather decided to play another joker as the sea breeze started to cancel out the NW gradient which meant the wind was very light and patchy.  A rather difficult and tedious leg to the finish behind Wacky Racer and Spirit Of Kudu who we were well in front off before Hurst.
GPS Track
Started: 22/08/21 09:05:00 Sail No. Yacht TCF E Day Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points 504 Mandarin 0.808 0 18:53:40 09:48:40 07:55:39 1 1 1244 Wacky Racer III 0.895 0 18:07:21 09:02:21 08:05:24 2 2 4522 Spirit of Kudu 0.910 0 18:10:48 09:05:48 08:16:41 3 3 1259 Moondog 0.902 0 18:22:17 09:17:17 08:22:40 4 4 6032 Skua IV 0.902 0 18:38:59 09:33:59 08:37:44 5 5 Royal Southampton Yacht Club     2021 Double Handed Series Race 6: Weymouth Double Leg 2 Sunday 22nd August 2021
© GBR1259T 2021

Results - 2021

GPS Track
Started: 22/08/21 09:05:00 Sail No. Yacht TCF E Day Finished Elapsed Corrected Posn Points 504 Mandarin 0.808 0 18:53:40 09:48:40 07:55:39 1 1 1244 Wacky Racer III 0.895 0 18:07:21 09:02:21 08:05:24 2 2 4522 Spirit of Kudu 0.910 0 18:10:48 09:05:48 08:16:41 3 3 1259 Moondog 0.902 0 18:22:17 09:17:17 08:22:40 4 4 6032 Skua IV 0.902 0 18:38:59 09:33:59 08:37:44 5 5 Royal Southampton Yacht Club     2021 Double Handed Series Race 6: Weymouth Double Leg 2 Sunday 22nd August 2021
Combined start again for the race back and nailed it pretty well with a cruise up the line and then bearing away to get the kite up.  The direct course to St Albans would have been square running so decided to head offshore to get better speed and then jibe back.  This paid off as we were the second boat to get to St Alban's and first in our class.  Wind picked up a bit  after rounding the point and we did hope it might drop off a little once we were past Anvil point  and into Poole Bay but it didn't.  Struggled a bit with the tight reaching making it difficult to make the course and broaching out so dropped the kite about half way across.  White sailed the proper course for a bit then got the kite up again when conditions eased a bit.  Again lead our class to Hurst but  as we approached we discovered that our chat plotter had lost it's charts which would make negotiating Hurst narrows against the tide difficult.  This was indeed the case and after getting through we were too far out and got sucked back in again at which point the rest of our fleet came past us.  Once we had extricated ourselves and were chasing the rest the weather decided to play another joker as the sea breeze started to cancel out the NW gradient which meant the wind was very light and patchy.  A rather difficult and tedious leg to the finish behind Wacky Racer and Spirit Of Kudu who we were well in front off before Hurst.