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Junior Offshore Group end of season results

by Peter Chartres 19 Oct 2015 20:18 BST 19 October 2015
Longue Pierre racing with JOG in 2015 © Paul Cook

The concluding race for JOG's 64th season and decider for the inshore trophies was Round the Owers truncated into Round a Central Solent Triangle with kedging. Sensibly the race team decided anything more ambitious was out of the question with the forecast of Saturday 3rd October! Class winners were Hot Cookie, Just So, Windjammer, Moondog and, for 2-handed, Juliette.

Offshore results were decided on the previous weekend with the customary last race to Cherbourg; competitors reporting some of the best night-time conditions they could remember and the bonus of dolphins, or some say porpoises, leaping clear of the water at the finish.

Special mention to Ariane (Oyster 26) being the smallest boat in the fleet for winning class 6, the other race victors being Pincer Movement (2-handed), Zonpuka, Just So and Old Mother Gun.

JOG's formula of a varied race programme and a welcoming post-race party has again proved popular this year and we're grateful to our race sponsors, Northface Connections, RS Divers, Hamble Estate Agency, North Sails, Universal Safety, RPL Construction and Doyle Sails.

A new destination this year was Dielette with an interesting course (sharp left turn at the Casquets) and a very nice port on arrival in delightful conditions. The 2016 programme is already on the website and to mark JOG's 65th year of racing another new destination will be Roscoff, starting on Saturday 28th May.

Plans are underway to ensure the celebration is a success on arrival at Roscoff and the committee is working on the option of two not-for-series-points races to bring competitors some of the way back in the following week. So, new competitors and seasoned campaigners – mark up your diaries or mobile devices now!

JOG was founded on the 7th December 1950 and we are taking the opportunity to celebrate that at the AGM & Prize-Giving Dinner Dance to be held on 5th December 2015, with trophies being awarded to race and series winners.

Offshore Series Results

Class 3:
1st Old Mother Gun, Humphries 40, Phil & Heather Farrands
2nd Assassin, Prima 38, Mark Brown & Justin Leese
3rd Tearaway Too, J 120, Martin & Ruth Banfield

Class 4:
1st Arcsine, Arcona 370, Kathy Claydon
2nd Just So, J 109, David & Will McGough
3rd Pincer Movement, JPK 1010, Richard & Lucy Searle

Class 5:
1st Longue Pierre, Dehler 38, David Cooper & Paul England
2nd Zonpuka, JPK 960, Giles Mayley
3rd Xara, Swan 38 SR, Jonathan & Anne Rolls

Class 6:
1st Moondog, Laser 28, Peter Pickett
2nd Raffles, Elan 295, Peter Cover & Matt Stiles
3rd Dogmatix, First 310, Will Collins

Double-Handed:
1st Pincer Movement, JPK 1010, Richard & Lucy Searle
2nd Amigos, Dehler 34, George Gerwitz
3rd Kindred Spirit, Sigma 38, Rob Lee

Inshore Series Results

Class 3:
1st Hot Cookie, Sunfast 3600, Neil Martin & Philip Barnes
2nd Dusty P, First 40, Richard Patrick
3rd Assassin, Prima 38, Mark Brown & Justin Leese

Class 4:
1st Just So, J 109 David & William McGough
2nd Pincer Movement, JPK 1010, Richard & Lucy Searle
3rd White Cloud IX, HOD 35, John & Alison Donnelly

Class 5:
1st Xara, Jonathan & Anne Rolls, Swan 38 SR
2nd Longue Pierre, Dehler 38, David Cooper & Paul England
3rd X Tosea, X 332, David Hunt

Class 6:
1st Stan the Boat, Sigma 33, Toby Gorman
2nd Moondog, Laser 28, Peter Pickett
3rd Raffles, Elan 295, Peter Cover & Matt Stiles

Double-Handed:
1st Hot Cookie, Sunfast 3600, Neil Martin & Philip Barnes
2nd Xtract, X 302, Nicky Gardner & Dudley Stock
3rd Mzungu, Sunfast 3200, Tony White

See the JOG website at www.jog.org.uk for race documents and entry forms for 2016 available early in the New Year. Full results for 2015 at www.jog.org.uk/cumulative_results.aspx

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