Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2012

adidas Poole Week 2017 at Parkstone Yacht Club - Day 4

by John Linford on 31 Aug 27 August - 1 September 2017

The forecast for today did not look ideal with little wind and rain promised. However, the PROs had clearly done their rain dances as the weather improved ahead of the 1400hrs start, and while the wind remained shifty around a Northerly we managed to get some good racing in.

The Wayfarers, Dolphins, Darts, XODs and the handicap fleets enjoyed a harbour tour from the Platform, while Olympic Courses were the first order of they day in the Top Triangle, where at one point the Race Officer was on his knees praying for the wind to settle, which it duly did just where he'd laid the windward mark. The first race was hardly fought by the competitors with a prize of a year's insurance from Craftinsure.com for the winner from each fleet.

The day finished with the sun out, 6 to 8 knots of wind and a harbour tour for the Flying 15s, RS and Merlin fleets while the Lasers continued with their Olympic course, finishing racing and returning to Parkstone Yacht Club just in time for the wind to fade away and enjoy a drink in the sun.

shifting challenges (report from David Harding)

After a bright and breezy Tuesday, it was a faint and fickle wind on Wednesday for day 4 of Poole Week. While the breeze was in capricious mood, swinging through 60 degrees at times, at least the Craftinsure buoy – the ODM for Parkstone platform's finishing line – showed some respect and stayed in place.

On Tuesday, the anticipation of being the centre of attention the following day when Craftinsure were sponsoring the prizes had clearly been too much and it had floated off to explore the harbour. Thankfully it was spotted and brought home by one of the RIB crews before too much confusion ensued. Most sailors had enough to think about in terms of wind-shifts without playing find-the-buoy as well.

Among the notable performers of the day were Neil and Stuart Bartholomey, regular visitors from Middle Nene S.C. They sailed Flying Fifteen 2700 – the oldest boat in their fleet by far – into third place.

All told it was another good day on the water. Only a few spots of the rain threatened for the afternoon landed in Poole Harbour, so it was a happy band of sailors who headed home at the end of the evening.

More information at www.parkstoneyachtclub.com/Sailing/Poole_Week.aspx

Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

Lymington XOD Saturday Series race 20
An excellent forecast for powerboaters The wind forecast was excellent for powerboaters, but pretty disheartening for sailors: 3-6 knots from the north. Nevertheless, a dozen XODs assembled, perhaps more in hope than expectation of a race. Posted today at 12:45 pm
Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees
Representing the breadth and depth of the sport World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, and Rolex are proud to announce a diverse lineup of nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2017. Posted on 21 Sep
Hamble Classics Regatta 2017
Diverse entry of 64 yachts for second edition The 2nd Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club (15-17 September) delivered another exceptional weekend of close competition for a diverse entry of 64 yachts split into eight classes. Posted on 19 Sep
Laser Standard Men's Worlds overall
Pavlos Kontides is the new champion The second electrical storm of the week at the Laser Standard Men's World Championships passed by Split today while the fleet were held on shore. Although it was not directly overhead, it was strong enough to destroy the gradient wind. Posted on 19 Sep
Laser Standard Men's Worlds day 5
Pavlos Kontides takes the lead Fears of wind coming from all directions on the second day of 'Finals' at the Laser Standard Men's World Championships were unfounded when a westerly breeze developed just after noon. Posted on 19 Sep
Laser Standard Men's Worlds day 4
High scores on the leaderboard in Croatia The weather changed again for the first day of Final Series racing in the Laser Standard Men's World Championship in Split, Croatia. The start of racing was delayed to wait for an impressive electric storm with golf ball sized hail to pass over the city. Posted on 18 Sep
New record for Hong Kong sailors
Nicholas Bezy takes bronze at Laser Radial Youth Worlds Hong Kong Sailor Nicholas Bezy represented Hong Kong at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds and brought home a bronze medal – a new record for Hong Kong Sailors. The event was held in Medemblik, The Netherlands in August 2017. Posted on 17 Sep
Laser Standard Men's Worlds day 3
Gusting up to 27 knots on the final day of qualifiers The final day of qualifiers in Split, Croatia delivered the promised 20-knot southeasterly wind, gusting up to 27 knots and giving great surfing conditions downwind with a tough workout upwind. Posted on 17 Sep
Wayfarer Southern Areas at Datchet
Three visitors join the growing local fleet Three visiting teams from as far away as Canterbury and Derby joined the growing local fleet at Datchet Water Sailing Club to compete for the Southern Area Championship. Posted on 16 Sep
Laser Standard Men's Worlds day 2
Nice places change in the top ten The single race held at the end of the second day, after a delayed start, was worth waiting for. The race committee expected light wind today and last night postponed the scheduled start by 2 hours. Posted on 15 Sep