Tonight's race is cancelled due to poor weather.
The series continued with the race on 21st with just 3 entries: Just J, Just Enough and Lily. Mixing crew was the order of the day with Paul Sutton guesting on Just Enough due to lack of crew for Pipedreamer and Kim Argyle guesting on Lily due to Ken Naylor's absence for the last two races of the season.
The wind was SW average 11kt gusting 19kt and all three boats got a reasonable start, Lily struggling to get off the mooring early enough to sort out everything and get into position. Just J ran close to the wall while Just Enough played their spinnakers to a varying degree of success from a wider angle on starboard. Course 2 had been selected for the race by Race Officer Wendy Argyle and at the first mark, Clipera, Just J lead with Just enough in second and Lily 3rd. This was the order all the way to the finish with Just J pulling out a significant lead, enough to win on IRC but not quite on the NHC.
Another very enjoyable evening of racing at the club.
After a disappointing start to the series on th 7th September the race on the 14th got off to s slow start with an Easterly 6kt wind. 6 Entries made the start with all the yachts on Starboard tack heading towards the knuckle. Lily was first to tack to get an advantage of the wind in the middle of the harbour with Just Enough following suit. Just J, Pipedreamer and Houdini managed to clear the wall and the breakwater mark without tacking.
Lily had caught up with Houdini by the Breakwater mark but failed to overtake and the two leading boats, Just J and Pipedreamer had a good lead before we reached Meath. Incantation got caught by the arrival of the ferry and had to tack. The order remained the same through to the finish but the handicap results made interesting reading!
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With the first race of this series having been called off there were only 3 entries for the second race on Wednesday 10th August as several of the normal competitors are entered in the National IRC Championships. The 3rd race was abandonned due to very light winds and strong tide leaving boats floating around in the area of Clipera. The 4th race saw again only 5 entries but good f3 NE winds and the final race of the series on Wednesday 31st saw a return to a bigger fleet with 8 entries.
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More Photos to follow
Six yachts signed up for the race with a late entry on the Saturday morning.
- Just Enough
- Pipedreamer IV
On arrival at the club for the briefing at 10:00 there
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Offshore Racing July 2016
The July race series is again being run as a tandem event. The IRC Class Trophy the Carlsberg Trophy and the NHC Class Trophy the David Hague Trophy.
Race 4 Report 27th July
With light south westerly winds the last race in this month's series started with the yachts raising spinnakers on a slow approach to start line. From the start there was very close racing with Just J leading the pack but everyone else running pretty much abreast. Carpe DIem to the wall side and Just Enough to the Jetty side.As the fleet set off towards Meath from the end of the harbour wall, on Course 1, the yachts were confronted with 4 loud blasts from an incomming ferry and poor old Incantation had to tack to clear her channel.
From Meath the order was now clear with Just J followed by Pipedreamer, then Houdini, Just Enough, Lily, Carpe Diem and Incantation some way back. The beat from Meath to Penrhos saw a close battle between Just Enough and Lily with Lily rounding the mark ahead. The second spinnaker leg from Penrhos to Clipera saw Lily challenging Houdini but with a poor spinnaker drop she lost out and Just Enough managed to round on Lily's stern. The battle between Lily and Just Enough continued all the way to the finish line with Lily able to make a last minute dive past Just Enough to leeward to cross the line ahead by just 3 seconds.
The handicap results of the race and the series can be seen on these link: NHCIRCSeries final reults:The final series results are as follows:
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