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Island Sailing Club Tuesday Evening Series - Race 10

by Chris Thomas on 21 Jun 20 June 2017

This Tuesday Evening the Isle of Wight provided Caribbean sailing weather for 55 boats with a 10kn ESE breeze and an almost slack neap tide.

Having started with a beat to the East, boats crossed the finish line under spinnaker, providing a colourful spectacle for those watching from a packed Island Sailing Club balcony but providing a challenge for the race officers to identify the sail numbers!

In Class 1 Bernard Olesinski’s Xinska and Alex & Andy Moore’s Tilt led the fleet home by a considerable distance on the water but were beaten into 2nd & 3rd places on handicap by Andy Hunt’s smaller Ker 33 Acheron.

Those with knowledge of the local tides took advantage of the changing direction of the stream and the distances between boats were magnified accordingly. In the Sonar Fleet the last boat finished 47 minutes behind the leader ex Paralympic helmsman Andy Cassell.

The XODs were the only class to sail 2 rounds with plenty of crew work allowing James Meaning from Yarmouth in Vexilla to beat regular Jonathan Clark in Gin by mere 6 seconds in a closely contested race.

Race 10 Results:

PosBoat Name
Class 1 ‑ Fast Handicap
1stAcheron
2ndXinska
3rdTilt
Class 2 – Medium Handicap
1stUKSA J80 003
2ndLittle Spirit
3rdExcalibur
Class 3 – Sonars
1stAndy Cassell
2ndBarry Byham
3rdIan Margham
Class 4 ‑ Slow Handicap
1stEeyore
2ndJiminy Cricket
3rdXantz
Class 5 – Flying Fifteen
1stFifty Fity
2ndFlashback
3rdFfuraha
Class 6 – X One Design
1stVexilla
2ndGin
3rdTonic

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