Race 1 2018-07-04
From my hospital bed in Lithuania it was wonderful to wake up to see the photos published by Susan Powney on the Holyhead Facebook Group and to see that in my absence Cogger had done the job on the results. Wish I had been there but I’m making great progress over here and will be back soon.
So by the look of it Jetstream got away first on another downwind start with a very light north westerly breeze; chased by Carpe Diem and Hydrology with Incantation searching for wind in the area under the breakwater. Vision not in the photo but I gather she retired later in the race.
The race time for the first boat over the water was a mere 1:13:18 with the last boat completing the race with an elapsed time of 1:42:04. I suspect that the winds died away in the later stages of the race giving the faster boats the overall advantage but I hope to have some more detail to add later...
It certainly looked like another great evening in HolyMed.
The results are on these links below:
The handicapping on the NHC system shows Jetstream increasing her, already high, NHC number to 1.062 which is 7% over her base handicap. All the other competing yachts dropping their NHC numbers slightly and all below their base figures except for Carpe Diem who is still sailing above her base handicap by 2%.