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XOD Wednesday Series at Royal Lymington Yacht Club - Race 11

by John Olliff-Cooper 12 Jul 15:26 BST 10 July 2019

This proved to be yet another triumph for Rory Paton X 48 and a fine result for Ado Jardine Lucrecia X 140 who scored an excellent 2nd, only 30 seconds behind. A Fleet of 22 boats started and there were no retirements: a great achievement.

The start was from the Platform up to B, with all marks to port against a moderate tide. This made an inshore course more favourable, and judging when to leave the shore tricky in the light to moderate breeze from the SSW.

Stuart Jardine in Lone Star X 119 made the best start at the Windward end of the line and lead at B followed by Ado Jardine. At the leeward mark G disaster struck Lone Star and the forestay tightener came off the sheave and jammed, fortunately for Stuart the boat was not much slower, so only three boats got passed by the finish.

Malcolm McKeag's chart plotter showed that there were many place changes during the race on this near Windward Leeward course - set by Chris Knox and his race team. The leading boat took 1 hr 45 minutes to complete the course, with the last boat home only 12 minutes later.

Thank you all on the Race Team for an excellent race.

Full series results can be found here.

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