Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resources 2017 728x90

Island Sailing Club Tuesday Evening Series - Race 1

by Chris Thomas 19 Apr 2018 17:02 BST 17 April 2018

Conditions were blustery during the day but moderated as forecast just in time for the first start of the season at 1840. 42 yachts started although several from Class 1, berthed north of the chain ferry, were prevented from getting to the line due to grounding on its chains; a problem which had occurred last year and has still not been rectified.

All yachts started to the west against a strong flood tide in the shelter of the land before setting spinnakers and racing NNE across the Solent with a beat across the tide back to Cowes. This turned out to be a navigator's race with local knowledge an important factor. One J80, sailing too close to the Bramble Bank, grounded and then, attempting to sail across heeled over with the spinnaker up, had to await the rising tide before getting home.

Others remembered to their cost that in southerly winds it pays to stay offshore at Castle Point and plug the adverse tide on the finishing leg! Although the XOD's did not race on this occasion the Sonars and Flying Fifteens had to make do with an inshore reaching course for safety reasons due to the initial wind readings being outside their limits. All boats were home by 2020 with navigation lights on show in the dusk.

Two Etchells 22 One Designs, new to the fleet, were second and third respectively in Class 1. Alexa, past ISC Commodore Mark Wynter's new boat, was 1st in Class 2 with a strong lead on the water. Mark and his crew are renowned for their navigational skills. In Class 3, Claire Turner's Squib "Party Hat", another newcomer, took the honours. Perhaps some more Squibs may join her as it is their 50th anniversary and National Championships during Cowes Week.

In the Sonars, three club boats, headed by Will Rome, finished ahead of the privately-owned Jenny despite using cut-down mainsails due to the windy conditions.

Provisional results can be found on the notice board and ISC website www.islandsc.org.uk

Class 1 - Fast Handicap:

1st Acheron
2nd Ziggy
3rd Mano

Class 2 – Medium Handicap:

1st Alexa
2nd Little Spirit
3rd Haggis 2

Class 3 – Slow Cruisers:

1st Party Hat
2nd Kallista
3rd Reasons to be Cheerful

Class 4 - Sonars:

1st Will Rome
2nd Trish Rooke
3rd Tim Sinclair-Wilson

Class 5 – Flying Fifteen:

1st Fflashback
2nd Ffreefire20
3rd Fifty Fifty

Class 6 – X One Design:

[No boats turned out]

Related Articles

MS Amlin Yacht support Round the Island Race
Continuing their sponsorship of the race in 2019 MS Amlin Yacht the boat insurance specialists are delighted to announce their continued partnership with The Round the Island Race in 2019. Posted on 8 Feb
2019 Round the Island Race entries set to open
Entry fees to remain at 2018 level Organised by the Isle of Wight's Island Sailing Club since 1931, the Round the Island Race is one of the UK's largest participation sporting events and is expected to attract over 1,500 boats. Posted on 24 Jan
Last Chance to Enter for Super Early Bird Discount
Lendy Cowes Week deal ends midnight on the 11th It's the final few days of Super Early Bird! (ends at midnight 11th January). Don't miss out on discounted entry fees and the chance to win the following prizes... Posted on 9 Jan
Lendy Cowes Week Entries Open
Fees have been held at last year's levels The team at Lendy Cowes Week are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2019 regatta. Our Super Early bird discounts end at midnight on 11th January, and entry fees have been held at the same levels as 2018. Posted on 22 Dec 2018
Island Sailing Club Nab Tower Race
54 boats turn out to compete 54 boats turned out to compete in the Island Sailing Club's Nab Tower Race. 24 in the IRC Class and 30 in the ISC rated class. Posted on 3 Oct 2018
Round the Island Race MS Amin Seamanship Award
Get your nominations in! There is still time to nominate someone for the MS Amlin Outstanding Seamanship Award in the 2018 Round the Island Race. Posted on 28 Aug 2018
Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 17
Perfect sailing conditions both for competitors and spectators Race 17, the penultimate in the current series, provided perfect sailing conditions both for competitors and spectators. Posted on 24 Aug 2018
Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 16
A lower than usual turnout due to holidays and recovery after Lendy Cowes Week Week 16 of the 18 week series saw a low turnout with many crews on holiday or recovering from Lendy Cowes Week. Posted on 15 Aug 2018
2018 Lendy Cowes Week overall
A return to gentle conditions with a light southerly breeze The final day of Lendy Cowes Week saw a return to gentle conditions, with starts taking place in a light southerly breeze that gradually built to an unsteady 8-12 knots in the early afternoon. Posted on 12 Aug 2018
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 6
Plenty of challenging tactical decisions for the navigators A combination of light and shifty north-westerly winds of 6-12 knots and strong tides provided a day of close racing and gave navigators plenty of challenging tactical decisions on day six of Lendy Cowes Week. Posted on 9 Aug 2018