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Ocean Elements 2016

Island Sailing Club Tuesday Evening Series - Race 2

by Peter Dickson, Principal Race Officer on 26 Apr 19 April 2017

A large fleet of 48 yachts and their crews in 6 classes braved a cold Northerly wind to enjoy exciting and competitive racing starting from the Island Sailing Club in Cowes.

All yachts started to the west, inshore and out of the worst of the spring flood, to turn at the Island Sailing Club Mark off Green before heading into the gusty northerly wind.

The Cruiser Classes, ranging in size from 20ft to 40ft, crossed the Bramble Bank close tacking into the shifty wind each class turning South after legs of appropriate length for their speed and size, hoisting spinnakers and returning to Cowes from the Ryde Middle Bank against the tide.

The dayboat classes had 2 round courses closer to Cowes although the Sonars followed their leader into the harbour at the end of their first round. As none of them had completed the full course by 2100 they were scored on their first-round times in accordance with the Sailing Instructions.

At the finish the tide was so low that, although the Race Officers could see the sail numbers in the evening sun, the hulls of the boats and were not visible until seconds before they crossed the line. Some yachts were smart enough to attach their class flags high enough to be just visible!

The last yachts were finished by 2015hrs in full daylight and well in time to enjoy the Club's hospitality and special beer offer at £2/pint for ISC Members.

Race 2 Results:

PosBoat Name
Class 1 ‑ Fast Handicap
1stWhooper
2ndFandango
3rdMinx 3
Class 2 – Medium Handicap
1stA nice cup of tea and a sit down
2ndUKSA J80 003
3rdTwickenham Fandango
Class 3 – Sonars
1stAndy Cassell
2ndBarry Byham
3rdEd Suckling
Class 4 ‑ Slow Handicap
1stBrassed Off
2ndJiminy Cricket
3rdKallista
Class 5 – Flying Fifteen
1stFflashback
2ndFFreefire20
3rdFifty Fifty
Class 6 – X One Design
1stTonic
2ndXactly
3rdCurlew

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