Please select your home edition
Henri-Lloyd 2019 Leaderboard

Poole Yacht Racing Association Dorset Coast Racing

by Keith Lovett 12 Jun 15:53 BST 9 June 2019
PYRA Dorset Coast Racing © Matchmaker II

With a Poole Yacht Racing Association Race from Poole to Lymington cancelled on Saturday, with 35 knots plus forecast, Pooles PYRA fleet made their way into the Bay for a replacement two races on Sunday 9th June.

Divided into four fleets, competitors were met with mirror like condition and a complete reverse of the previous day.

With a challenging coastal course in mind, race officers Dave and Di Broadbent wisely hoisted the AP.

With only a short wait however a consistent SW 7 - 10 knots appeared, coupled with sunshine to get boats under way.

A combined start for class three and four and windward leg to MS Amlin race mark, saw two MGC27s Athene and Mojito jockeying with the Ecume de Mer QT in class three. Athene was to round first before a long run across Poole Bay to Southbourne. The smaller QT was able to close the door on Mojito rounding second. With these two boats continuing their dual but Athene had stretched far enough ahead to win the first race, QT holding Mojito to secure second followed in by the beautiful 1946 C&N 30 Ampere.

Class 4 was dominated by the Elizabethan 29 Skykomish followed home by the Gibsea 242 Seashell.

The larger classes One and Two having followed the same windward leg raced on to Hengitsbury Head with the Elan 410 Esprit leading the way in Class One and Contention 33 Matchmaker in Class Two.

For the long upwind haul back to the Pooles Swash channel, it was again Esprit in front in Class One followed by the Pogo 2 Shed of Arjuna racing two handed, Poole Sailing Addiction a Beneteau First 40.7 picking up the third slot.

Class Two saw a reverse of results in the second race with Elan 333 Pluto taking the win over the Contention Matchmaker.

Likewise QT able to show their upwind boat speed was able to stay close enough to Athene to win. Mojito again third and Ampere followed by the events sponsors from Marqco Marquees racing the MG Spring 25 Genesis.

A repeat of the earlier race in Class Four saw Skykomish wining over Seashell.

Excellent racing in superb conditions all under the watchful eye the race officer Dave Broadbent in his trimaran Smithy ended with a prize giving and renowned PYRA rendezvous on the sun drenched veranda of Parkstone Yacht Club, thanks to both John Short from Sponsors; Marqco and event organiser Peter Biggs.

The results combine with earlier races in the PYRA series to complete the popular Racing Associations passages series A, the first of two throughout the year:

Class 1 - Passages Series A - Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingPortlandPooleCowesPooleBay 1Bay 2Pts
1stShed of ArjunaGBR7430.9822‑32‑3228
5thHope & GloryGBR6411.116(DNC)(DNC)32DNCDNC25
7thPoole Sailing AddictionGBR9859T159(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC3326
9thThe Grey SilkieGBR4207L0.9934DNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC30

Class 2 - Passages Series A - Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingPortlandPooleCowesPooleBay 1Bay 2Pts
2ndMatchmaker IIGBR42600.9182DNF(DNC)(DNC)1210
3rdVento NovoGBR4631L0.9273DNF21(DNC)(DNC)11

Class 3 - Passages Series A - Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingPortlandPooleCowesPooleBay 1Bay 2Pts
2nd'Fraid S'eau2640.8551133(DNC)(DNC)8

Class 4 - Passages Series A - Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoRatingPortlandPooleCowesPooleBay 1Bay 2Pts
2ndHeart Beat10000.9063DNF2DNF(DNC)(DNC)14
3rdSpruce GooseGBR3928L0.87921(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC17

Related Articles

PYRA Royal Motor Yacht Club Easter Mini Series
17 yachts racing under VPRS from Poole Bay to the Solent Seventeen yachts racing under VPRS made their way into Poole Bay on Easter Friday for the Poole Yacht Racing Association Spring Series racing to the Solent, under the auspices of the Royal Motor Yacht Club. Posted on 25 Apr
International Paint Poole Regatta 2020
Classes already committing to the event The International Paint Poole Regatta 2020 is still 17 months away, but that has not stopped many sailing classes committing to making Poole a significant event in their 2020 racing calendars. Posted on 24 Jan
MS Amlin wraps up PYRA in the rain
20 boats tempted out, despite unappealing forecast Poole Yacht Racing Associations final outing of the year was due to be a race to the Folly at Cowes and return over the last weekend. With 50 plus knots predicted the decision was made to limit to two back to back races in Poole Bay on Saturday. Posted on 26 Sep 2018
PYRA Weymouth Magnum
Fast times for the race along the famous Jurassic coast Saturday 8th September saw 22 of the Poole Yacht Racing Association fleet gathering in Poole's Swash channel for their annual September pilgrimage to Weymouth to enjoy the hospitality of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club. Posted on 14 Sep 2018
Fleet from Poole go Round the Island
Over 20 boats from Poole Yacht Racing Association 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, but with no wind our committee boat 'Esprit' required the fleet to motor in convoy towards the Island. Posted on 12 Jul 2018
PYRA Race to Weymouth
A sparkling sail Originally planned as a race to Cherbourg, by Friday, the day before departure, there were hints that the destination might be changed to Weymouth. Posted on 27 Jun 2018
Poole IT PYRA Poole-Yarmouth-Poole passage races
The forecast proved to be wrong again A strong fleet of 28 boats gathered in Poole Bay for the first Poole Yacht Racing Association passage race of the season to Yarmouth with five classes represented including the multihull 'Smithy' volunteering to be committee boat for the weekend. Posted on 13 Jun 2018
VPRS National Championships at Poole
Nineteen boats over two classes enjoy superb hospitality and racing The 2018 VPRS National Championships formed part of the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 over the long weekend 26th – 28th May. Posted on 30 May 2018
International Paint Poole Regatta overall
Basking in the sunshine from beginning to end What's going on with the British weather? Wall-to-wall sunshine on both May Bank Holidays is practically unheard of, but it has happened. Must be global warming... Whatever the reason, the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 revelled in it. Posted on 28 May 2018
International Paint Poole Regatta day 2
Good things come to those who wait Whatever hotline the International Paint Poole Regatta organisers have to the weather gods, it's a good one. Posted on 27 May 2018