Please select your home edition
Edition
Grapefruit Graphics 2019 - Leaderboard

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series Race 13

by Chris Baldwick 11 Sep 2017 18:51 BST 9 September 2017

Seven Nordics came to the start of the Saturday Series Race 13 and Southern Area Championship Race 5. This race was run by the Royal Solent YC from their start line off Yarmouth. Competitors found the spring ebb had started, and an 18-20 knot WNW breeze against the tide.

Unfortunately, Bonnie suffered a broken boom ahead of the start but returned safely to Lymington under jib.

The remaining six yachts headed to the windward mark at Hurst through the confused seas of Fiddlers Race. Padfoot made the best of the choppy conditions, rounding the mark first as 30 knot gusts came through which made boat handling challenging for all the fleet. Pilgrim and Samphire followed overlapped with each other, pursued by Bossa Nova. The long run to Berthon against the tide provided few overtaking opportunities. Bossa Nova's plan to hold the mainland shore longer than others did not pay dividends.

Finally, the race took the fleet across the strong ebb to the island shore before a short beat to the finish line. Padfoot held her advantage throughout, with Pilgrim 2nd and Samphire in 3rd, Bossa Nova was 4th, and Jibe-O in 5th.

The heavens then opened ensuring that all crews arrived ashore thoroughly soaked!

Series results so far can be found here.

Related Articles

Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 7
Lighter conditions for the fleet A 10 knot North-Westerly breeze during that gently faded during the evening provided welcome calmer condition for the 55 yachts contesting race 7 of Spencers Estate Agents Thursday Evening Late Series. Posted on 20 Aug
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019 at Aarhus
Danish sailing centre hosts the 77th annual event The 77th annual Folkboat Gold Cup was hosted by Aarhus Sailing Club, utilising the Danish sailing centre, world class facilities, which only last year hosted the World Sailing Championships. Posted on 14 Aug
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series Race 10
Racing with an impressive backdrop of nearly 400 boats Eleven Nordic Folkboats started the Saturday Points Race 10 to the impressive backdrop of nearly 400 boats in the Rolex Fastnet fleet passing Yarmouth on the strong ebb with a light southerly breeze on their way out of the Solent. Posted on 5 Aug
Cowes Classics Week overall
Daring Dauntless takes the title Dauntless, sailed by Richard Acland and his crew, was almost untouchable in the 14-strong Daring Class which finished competing at Cowes Classics Week on Friday. Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Classics Week day 4
Fluky winds and finished races All classes in the 12th Cowes Classics Week fleet had to kick their heels this morning on the Cowes waterfront as they, along with the Race Officers of the Royal London Yacht Club, waited for breeze to fill in from the west. Posted on 1 Aug
2019 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
Record breaking entries, tricky breeze, a lot of luck and a popular winner Record breaking entries, tricky breeze, a lot of luck and a popular overall winner at the 2019 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta. Posted on 1 Aug
Cowes Classics Week day 3
A thrilling day with a cracking stiff breeze A cracking stiff breeze opened the third day of Cowes Classics Week with welcomed starts for the one design and cruiser classes after yesterday's gale-enforced postponement. Posted on 31 Jul
Cowes Classics Week day 2
Gale interrupts the programme With gusts of 40 knots in the central Solent predicted for today, and strong winds already kicking in, the second day of Cowes Classics Week is cancelled. Posted on 30 Jul
Cowes Classics Week day 1
Sparkling Solent conditions Sailing conditions could not have been better for the opener of the five day series of the 12th Cowes Classics Week today. Posted on 29 Jul
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 4
Boomerang comes back for another win A 20 knot South-Westerly breeze with a tide due to start flooding presented interesting choices for Race 4 of Spencers Estate Agents Thursday Evening Late Series. Gusts of 25 knots made boat handling challenging at times. Posted on 25 Jul