Please select your home edition
Edition
Allen Brothers

Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series - Race 14

by Chris Baldwick 9 Sep 11:53 BST 7 September 2019

With an unusual northerly wind on Saturday, 7th September, the Royal Lymington Nordic Folkboat fleet were presented with some interesting challenges. In the 12 knots of breeze, these boats will make about 4.5 knots upwind. Across a 1 or 2 knot tide, sailing the correct angles is key. Race Officer James McGill set an interesting course that made the most of the conditions.

On the first beat to Pylewell inner Jibe-O, sailed by Robin Taunt, called the tide the best and also gained from a lucky wind shift, turning first at the windward mark. However, much of Jibe-O's lead disappeared by gybing too late for the downwind mark on the Island shore, thus approaching it at a fine reach. This enabled Chris Baldwick in Bonnie and Julian Sowry in Mistral to regain their usual positions at the front of the fleet, with Padfoot (Chris Hill) overtaking Jibe-O when she had spinnaker problems after the mark.

There followed a close spinnaker reach to Charles Stanley mark off the Royal Solent Yacht Club, followed by a tactical beat across the flooding tide to mark F (Berthon). Bonnie led the way followed by Mistral and Padfoot and after the next mark C (Colten), boats headed for the finish line in the Lymington River with a short but interesting beat with the wind being northerly and very shifty in the River entrance.

At the finish it was Bonnie first, followed by Mistral, Padfoot and Jibe-O.

Related Articles

Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 6
Series concludes with a cheque for £2,000 for the event's official charity The final races of the LTSC Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, took place on Sunday 17th November. Competitors were greeted with a frustratingly familiar light north easterly breeze, which early on looked to be faltering. Posted on 19 Nov
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 5
34 yachts race on a sunny day with a brisk breeze The fifth weekend of the LTSC Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, saw thirty four yachts come to the start line in the West Solent in sunny weather and a brisk but shifty north easterly breeze. Posted on 12 Nov
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 4
Light winds following the severe gales on Saturday Following the severe gales of Saturday 2nd November, where gusts of over one hundred miles per hour were recorded at The Needles, the LTSC Race Team were greeted by almost flat calm conditions for the fourth weekend of the Solent Circuit. Posted on 4 Nov
Folkboat Rolling Home Regatta in Berlin
Some 45 boats from Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Great Britain take part So, the last main event of the season for the Folkboat class in Europe, is a traditional event on the lake in Berlin. Run by the small but friendly Segal Club, some 45 boats from Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Great Britain made the trip. Posted on 1 Nov
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 3
Glassy calm after days of high winds After days of high winds, Sunday morning saw the Lymington River glassy calm. Nevertheless, the LTSC race team set out into the Solent and were rewarded by a very gentle northerly breeze springing up in time for the fleets to get away on schedule. Posted on 29 Oct
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 2
38 yachts on the startline with conditions very different from the previous week A total of thirty eight yachts came to the start line in the Western Solent on Sunday 20th October for Race Two of the Lymington Town Sailing Club's Solent Circuit, sponsored by Penny Farthing Homes. Posted on 22 Oct
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 1
Almost forty entries, ranging in size from Folkboats to 45ft cruisers Sunday 13th October saw the first race of the 2019 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes. With almost forty entries, ranging in size from Folkboats to 45ft cruisers, the organisers were all set for a busy first race. Posted on 15 Oct
Folkboat International Cup in San Francisco
Overseas entries from Holland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the UK The venue of San Francisco bay has held an International Folkboat regatta since the 70's with the Folkboat being adopted and actively raced in the bay since 1957. Posted on 9 Oct
Nordic Folkboat UK Nationals at Lymington
If Saturday was sublime Sunday was a little different 17 Nordic Folkboats competed for the 2019 National Championships. PRO Ken Kershaw, ably assisted by Gary Barnett, had some lovely conditions for everyone to play with on the Saturday with sun and a South easterly force 4-6. Posted on 4 Oct
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 9
The wind gods came to the game with a solid racing breeze In the final race of the Royal Lymington Thursday Evening keelboat series, sponsored by Spencers Estate Agents, the wind gods came to the game with a solid racing breeze of around 20 knots. Posted on 3 Sep