Please select your home edition
Edition
CoastWaterSports 2014
Product Feature
NeilPryde Sailing Raceline Vest
NeilPryde Sailing Raceline Vest
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk

Poole Yacht Racing Association fleet at the Round the Island Race

by Mike Fox 12 Jul 2018 19:20 BST 6-8 July 2018
Poole Yacht Racing Association members in the Round the Island Race 2018 © Mike Fox

To and From the Island – A View from 'Fraid S'eau'- (Class 3)

A strong fleet of over 20 boats gathered in Poole Bay for the feeder race to Cowes for the Cloudy Bay Round the Island Race with four classes represented, but with no wind our committee boat 'Esprit' required the fleet to motor in convoy towards the Island.

Shortly some breeze was located and we were under starters orders. In Class 3 the start was a tight shy reach with 'Wasp' gaining the windward advantage closely pursued by QT, Shebeen and 'Fraid S' eau.

Classes 1&2 were underway 5 minutes later and soon caught the slower Class3 & 4's.

The breeze held and it was a starboard pole all the way to North Head kite where some dropped the kite but Shebeen and 'Fraid S'eau flattened the sail and gained some distance through Hurst to Yarmouth.

The race continued under spinnaker all the way to the Gurnard finishing line with a few some electing to gybe downwind but the more direct line proved the better tactic in the strong flood tide.

Round the Island Race this year has been quoted as "probably one of the most challenging". Indeed, it proved to be tricky particularly the later starters with light winds and foul tide from Hurst to The Needles - and a few 'holes' to fall into! However, the PYRA fleet overcame the odds and most finished with good results.

In ISC divisions Ian Aitken in particular wining Class ISC 7C in his MG27 'Minstral' second in Group and fifth overall in ISC. In addition, as part of a Poole YC team with fellow PYRA members in 7D Roger Bond in 'Fraid S'eau (second) and Ken Morgan in 'Shebeen' (sixth), the team achieved second in the Arun YC Team Challenge Trophy; pipped again by the team from the Island Sailing Club by only a couple of points.

The return to Poole from Cowes was raced under little wind and a foul tide at Hurst. Congratulations to the skilful crew on Shebeen for avoiding parking on the Shingles and the only boat to finish at North Head!

Results are at www.pyra.org.uk/sailing/2018-results/2018-results-passage-series-a

Related Articles

Poole Regatta Cancelled
Join the ongoing discussion to choose a new date In light of the coronavirus crisis facing the world, it has been decided that the International Paint Poole Regatta will unfortunately not be able to take place on the 23rd-25th May this year. Posted on 24 Mar
An Update from Poole Regatta?
Regatta committee frequently reviewing the situation to determine the appropriate action The International Paint Poole Regatta is scheduled for the 23rd-25th May 2020. However, in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, the regatta committee are frequently reviewing the situation to determine the appropriate action. Posted on 17 Mar
MS Amlin are no longer Doing the Double...
They are doing the Treble! Late May will be incredibly busy at MS Amlin Boat Insurance as they are going for a yachting treble! Posted on 12 Mar
Lining up for the VPRS National Championship
As part of the International Paint Poole Regatta in May The VPRS National Championship 2020 takes place as part of the International Paint Poole Regatta between 23rd and 25th May with racing over three days in the idyllic Poole Bay under the burgee of Poole Yacht Racing Association. Posted on 3 Feb
Entries are open for Poole Regatta
Over 160 yachts are expected to compete for the Canford Cup Enter the International Paint Poole Regatta today at pooleregatta.co.uk. Competitive racing across 17 classes will be taking place from 23rd to 25th May 2020 in scenic Poole Bay and Harbour. Posted on 28 Jan
Are you Doing the Double in May 2020?
International Paint Poole Regatta & Round the Island Race only days apart In 2020 only five days separate the much loved International Paint Poole Regatta and the world famous Round the Island Race. For yachts participating in both events, exclusive special benefits have been arranged in Poole to provide a seamless experience. Posted on 3 Jan
Seventeen classes confirmed to compete
At the International Paint Poole Regatta 2020 Seventeen top racing classes have confirmed that the International Paint Poole Regatta 2020 will be part of their racing circuits next year. Posted on 1 Nov 2019
MS Amlin PYRA Poole - Folly - Poole Races
24 entries for the final passage races of the year With 24 entries the final Poole Yacht Racing Association passage races of the year looked like they would be a well supported event. Posted on 27 Sep 2019
Yarmouth and Back
A Class 3 perspective from Poole Yacht Racing Association In Poole Bay, our Race Officer, Peter Biggs, on 'The Grey Silkie' our Committee boat for the weekend, got all yachts away on time in a fair northery breeze beat back to the shore. Posted on 12 Sep 2019
The International Paint Poole Regatta
Shaping up to be even bigger in 2020 The International Paint Poole Regatta 2020 is developing to be the biggest event yet, with the organisers pleased to announce that round two of the inaugural IC37 Championship will be hosted over the weekend. Posted on 5 Sep 2019