Racing tonight was a little problematic with a forecast of 20 plus mph winds and rain, the start line at central seemed to be the least windy place on the river. The course Committee start, Gew, Voose then back to Committee ×2, we decided to shorten the course to one lap, at the finish the wind picked up to the predicted 20mph and it rained, but what an exciting although damp journey back to the moorings. It was great to have the first PY entrant in tonights race a Sadler 26 owned and helmed by Martin Fenton, crewed by Kitty Brogden and Sam Adams. See you next week. Chris Hosken, Rear Commodore Sailing.
Results as of 16:40 on May 11, 2018
Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 6, Scoring system: Appendix A
To allow continuity for the 707 One Design racing series and to encourage new PY boats to race I have created a Combined Fleet super-series. We will keep the existing One Design series, but we’ll also have a Combined Fleet series that allows PY boats to race 707s (and each other) using the TCC / IRC handicapping system.
The TCC ratings were taken from various sources found online. Handicap can and will be updated over time as ratings become more accurate.
A breezy start to the Mid Summer series. Avocet had issues with an overpowered kite causing broaching and loss of position, but a lift on the last leg allowed them to get back past Dragun. Morgawr were two-handed and chose to go white sails only.
One of our members who sails a Contessa 26 is very interested in joining our Wednesday evening Yacht Race Series but would like some similar yachts to race against in addition to our current 707 competitors.
Please can we encourage anyone who has a similar yacht to join us on a Wednesday evening to make our racing more inclusive and varied. Please contact me on [email protected] if you are able to come along.
A breezy easterly, sometimes a bit NE. Mild easterly swell with sets of waves coming every 10 mins or so. I didn’t take any sailing photos, so this pic was from the journey home. If anyone has any photos to share please either email me or post them on the Facebook group.
Due to family commitments and PTBO work I’ve been a bit slow getting the results out for the last two weeks. Here are the combined results for 16 and 23 May. Note, due to my poor sailing instructions I have had to split the results by fleet, creating two parallel race series. I will update the instructions for the Mid-Summer Series so that we the PY fleet can race against the 707s. Dom.
A generally steady northerly, although a hole in the wind appeared at Turning Mark just as Morgawr got there (or at least that’s their excuse and they’re sticking to it). Great to see two guest crew on Morgawr – as part of an expended Push The Boat Out programme.