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Poole Yacht Racing Association MS Amlin Poole - Folly - Poole races

by Roger Bond 1 Oct 2017 11:36 BST 23-24 September 2017

A good turnout of 25 yachts left Poole on Saturday 23rd September for the last two races of the PYRA season facing an interesting course from Poole to the Folly on the Medina, Isle of Wight.

Race Officer Ian Standbridge on 'Amethyst' set all but the non-spinnaker Class 4 on a Zig-Zag course via the Needles Fairway; followed by Sconce, Lymington Bank, Black Rock and West Lepe finishing on the Gurnard Line with the Class 5 multihull going further still.

The race in Class 3 was competitive affair with Genesis, 'Fraid S'eau and Shebeen exchanging places on the water throughout with Stuart Terry and Bill Frewing on their little 'Quartet' taking line honours from her higher rated adversaries.

Conditions were perfect in the moderate SE and flat sea and sunshine, so fast times for the around 3-4 hours were recorded by most competitors who all arrived in good time to share beers and lunch on the Folly river moorings.

The event and rendezvous at the Folly Inn was generously sponsored by MS Amlin who provided refreshments for all and prizes of wine for the winners and runners up in each Class.

Prizes also awarded for 'special recognition' including our start boats and to Rod Harris sailing single handed his Pogo 'Shed of Arjuna' and to Gary Revell for 'tenacity' on Nellierose.

Roger Bond, Association Capt, delivered a short presentation 'On this Day in Royal Navy History' finishing with our customary Rum Tot and Loyal Toast, "To the wind that blows and ship that goes and the lass that loves a sailor - The Queen, God Bless Her".

Matchmaker II was committee boat for the race back to Poole and Mike Fox, our RO, elected for straightforward course given the time restraints in the light southerly breeze and strong foul tide at the Gurnard line.

And so PYRA concludes the season's racing on a high and now plan their winter schedule of social events and next season's programme.

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingStartFinishElapsedCorrectedPts
Folly ‑ 1 Class ‑ 23/09/2017 ‑ Poole to Folly
2The Grey SilkieGBR4207L0.99508:4011:42:4603:02:4603:01:512
6Flair VGBR8410R16708:4011:34:1502:54:1503:05:556
7Poole Sailing EnergyGBR6525T0.97708:4011:52:2603:12:2603:08:007
8Poole Sailing AddictionGBR9859T1608:4011:41:4003:01:4003:12:348
10Shed of ArjunaGBR7430.98408:4012:09:1903:29:1903:25:5810
Poole ‑ 1 Class ‑ 24/09/2017 ‑ Folly to Poole
3Poole Sailing AddictionGBR9859T1612:1015:50:5503:40:5503:54:103
4The Grey SilkieGBR4207L0.99512:1016:05:3503:55:3503:54:244
8Shed of ArjunaGBR7430.98412:1016:24:4604:14:4604:10:418
9Poole Sailing EnergyGBR6525T0.97712:1016:26:5204:16:5204:10:589
10Flair VGBR8410R16712:10 DNF 11
Folly ‑ 2 Class ‑ 23/09/2017 ‑ Poole to Folly
4Matchmaker IIGBR42600.91808:4011:50:2503:10:2502:54:484
Poole ‑ 2 Class ‑ 24/09/2017 ‑ Folly to Poole
2Matchmaker IIGBR42600.91812:20:1816:23:4004:03:2203:43:252
Folly ‑ 3 Class ‑ 23/09/2017 - Poole to Folly
2'Fraid S'eau2640.86308:40128.4703:28:4703:00:112
Poole ‑ 3 Class ‑ 24/09/2017 ‑ Folly to Poole
2Wild RivalGBR2976R0.84712:0516:33:5804:28:5803:47:492
4'Fraid S'eau2640.86312:0516:48:3004:43:3004:04:404
Folly ‑ 4 Class ‑ 23/09/2017 ‑ Poole to Folly
2Spruce GooseGBR3928L0.93608:4011.32.5202:52:5202:41:482
4Good KrackGK730.88508:4012:16:1003:36:1003:11:184
Poole ‑ 4 Class ‑ 24/09/2017 ‑ Folly to Poole
2Spruce GooseGBR3928L0.93612:0516:31:2204:26:2204:09:192
4Good KrackGK730.88512:0517:37:1005:32:1004:53:584
6Nellirose3310.885  DNF 7
Folly ‑ 5 Class ‑ 23/09/2017 ‑ Poole to Folly
Poole ‑ 5 Class ‑ 24/09/2017 ‑ Folly to Poole

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