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Poole Yacht Racing Association Poole - Yarmouth - Poole races

by Roger Bond 16 May 2017 14:14 BST 13-14 May 2017

Twenty-eight yachts raced from Poole to Yarmouth and back in near perfect conditions – a building south-westerly breeze, a fair tide – and some sun for the return leg.

The event was sponsored by Poole Yacht Racing Association providing Free Entry to new and aspiring members and subsidised food at a lunchtime rendezvous at the very friendly Yarmouth Sailing Club.

The fleet, including three multihulls, set sail for the start in Poole Bay under the control of race officer Keith Lovett on MS Amlin Firestarter. Trimarans were set an Olympic style course, larger monohull Classes a windward-leeward and smaller Classes 3 & 4 a more direct course – all courses via North Head (S).

Good times were had by all during the easy kite run, soon passing through the finish line transit at Black Rock in good time for rafting in Yarmouth.

Welcomed in Yarmouth Sailing Club personally by Geoff Witt, the Commodore, the bar was open and a fantastic hot buffet prepared for hungry crew.

The return race left the Solent in a gusty 25 knots, dropping across Christchurch Bay to 15 knots.

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingYarmouthPoolePts
1 Class
1stBlue JayGBR2068R114415
2ndFirestarterGBR8560R0.987336
3rdFlair VGBR8410R167729
4thElevationGBR9395R0.961DNC10
5thZorra3GBR2111L0.9826410
6thBlue eXtasyGBR3481L142DNC11
7thDestinyGBR4071L0.9655DNC14
8thAmethystGBR6640R1488DNC17
2 Class
1stMaris OtterGBR3519L0.892213
2ndMojitoK1236T0.888325
3rdVolante29500.913156
4thElanorGBR1531R0.934538
5thAtheneGBR3883T0.884448
3 Class
1stDream OnGBR8188R0.804213
2ndPink PantherGBR70030.83123
3rdSkykomish480.792336
4thElfin1070.744448
5thHeather JaneGBR1330L0.8145510
6thTernary2890.835DNSDNS14
4 Class
1stQuadrophenia27T0.911112
2ndCeresGBR1667L0.921224
3rdSamphire of Chi15920.792538
4thDeep Blue85T0.984448
5thFirebird of ArneGBR9498Y0.963DNC10
6thSeashell18170.8376511
5 Class
1stSmithyGBR618M1.131112
2ndScherzo1591.151224
3rdJenGEN434175336