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Island Sailing Club Tuesday Evening Series - Race 6

by Peter Dickson, Principal Race Officer on 24 May 23 May 2017

A light westerly breeze, low cloud and a strong east going tide failed to dampen the spirits of the crews of the 54 yachts that turned out to race.

Very short two lap courses, down tide to the East, kept the fleet, particularly those without engines, in view of the club. The turning of the tide and inshore eddy, particularly around the breakwater, helped the majority to finish by 2000hrs thanks to a fickle breeze that never quite died.

In Class 1 Martin Dent's J111 Jelvis which led for both rounds on the water was beaten into second place on handicap by Graham Deegan's Akarana 3 a cruising version of a 1720 Sports Boat with Chris Preston's J109 Jubilee, crewed largely by young UKSA sailing instructors in 3rd place.

Other notable performances were in Class 2 by Phil Wright's K6 Sports Boat "A nice cup of tea and a sit down" proving that she could win in light airs as well as when planing in a blow. In Class 4 Mike Tennant's veteran Sonata Xantz, helmed by Chris Halewood, managed to hold off Eeyore, converted from an ancient Hurley 22 by yachting legend Jo Richards, gaining 1st & 2nd places respectively.

In an interesting turn of mathematics joint 3rd place after applying the handicaps was given to Starborn 4 and Octavia in Class 2!

Race 6 Results:

PosBoat Name
Class 1 ‑ Fast Handicap
1stAkarana 3
2ndJElvis
3rdJubilee
Class 2 – Medium Handicap
1stA nice cup of tea & a sit down
2ndZiggy
Joint 3rdStar ‑ Born 4 & Octavia
Class 3 – Sonars
1stBarry Byham
2ndAndy Cassell
3rdIan Margham
Class 4 ‑ Slow Handicap
1stXantz
2ndEeyore
3rdJiminy Cricket
Class 5 – Flying Fifteen
1stFfuraha
2ndFFreefire20
3rdFflashback
Class 6 – X One Design
1stGin
2ndAora
3rdXactly

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