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Poole Yacht Racing Association Morgan Carey Race to Cherbourg

by David Lewis 9 May 2017 15:47 BST 29 April - 1 May 2017

Racing under VPRS, following an uneventful start the fleet followed Nick Fullergar's Archibualt A35 Amigos on the gun under the watchful eye of Blue Extasy, start boat and race officer for the race.

Due to the strong 105% tidal coefficients running that day, the fleet split with the boats that crept in close under the cliffs and into Swanage bay gaining an advantage. Grey Silkie and Mark Carey's new A31 Zorra 3 going well over to the East and Phil Nichols' Maxi 1100 Destiny talking a more conservative Easterly line. Blue Extasy however sailed well to overhaul the fleet.

The next day was the PYRA annual boules competition held on the green followed by a rendezvous at Cherbourg Yacht Club.

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingCherbourg
VPRS Class One
1stBlue eXtasyGBR3481L141
2ndDestinyGBR4071L0.9652
3rdThe Grey SilkieGBR4207L0.9953
4thAmigosGBR1246L1134
5thHope & GloryGBR6411.1175
6thZorra3GBR2111L0.9826
7thPistrausGBR8137R0.967
8thEscapadeGBR7073T0.9648
9thPlutoGBR3334C0.9679
10thElevationGBR9395R0.96DNC
10thAmethystGBR6640R148DNC
10thPoole Sailing AddictionGBR9859T16DNC
10thDeityGBR9644L0.992DNC
10thFirestarterGBR8560R0.987DNC
10thBlue JayGBR2068R114DNC
VPRS Class Two
1stMaris OtterGBR3519L0.8921
2ndDequillaGBR2296L0.9242
3rdKudosGBR31R0.928DNC
3rdBluesGBR43530.921DNC
3rdElanorGBR1531R0.911DNC
3rdFirebirdGBR95450.886DNC
3rdIt's Now or Never509X0.883DNC
3rdJabulaniGBR40130.887DNC
3rdVolante29500.918DNC
3rdMojitoK1236T0.886DNC
3rdMatchmaker IIGBR42600.918DNC
3rdFizzzGBR14540.914DNC
3rdViragoGBR1396T0.915DNC
VPRS Class Three
1stShebeen9820.8681
2ndSkykomish480.7922
3rdWild RivalGBR2976R0.87DNF
4thDream OnGBR8188R0.804DNC
4th'Fraid S'eau2640.863DNC
4thPied PiperGBR2846L0.848DNC
4thTernary2890.835DNC
4thGenesisGBR6216Y0.838DNC
4thPink PantherGBR70030.83DNC

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