Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster 2023 - Aquafleece - LEADERBOARD

RCIYC Hobie Fleets Love Wine 'Summer Breeze' Series

by Gordon Burgis 23 Sep 2019 15:45 BST

The RCIYC Hobie Fleets Love Wine 'Summer Breeze' series came to a close recently. The last two races were held in somewhat lively sailing conditions, with the wind gusting to 26kts at times, the two crew Hobie teams experienced exhilarating but fast and challenging sailing as they raced in St Aubin's bay, an offshore wind provided a flat sea enabling the last event to take place.

The racing was a fitting finale to an excellent Summer series where 26 boats were entered in the various Hobie classes. The 12 race series which started in early May produced mostly light to moderate wind over the period with the last two races proving an exception. Prize Giving took place at a well attended BBQ on the RCIYC Sun Terrace in the afternoon.

Hobie 16 'A' Fleet

In this the largest class entry, three teams were in the mix for the top podium position, Aaron and Zoe Le Cornu, Grant Neale and Karen Larose and Gordon Burgis and Kenny Snell, with the result depending on the final two races. Racing was close and competitive throughout the series with these teams achieving consistently good results.

It was the Le Cornu husband and wife team who emerged triumphant, their second in the last race plus consistent second places throughout the series helped cement their winning position, Neale and Larose posted a flying first in the last race which elevated them into second overall, Burgis and Snell sailed into third. Women's team Malin Nilsson and Sandrine Martin put in good performances throughout to finish the series with a well deserved fourth place.

Hobie 16 'A' Fleet

The 'B' Fleet ended up very much a two boat race between Mark Mound and Russell Boschat and Nick Holt and various crew. Both teams enjoyed a combination of firsts and seconds, but it was Mound and Boschat who wrapped up the series with Nick Holt placing second. Peter Culnane and Clive Russell showed promise mixed with solid determination to come third.

Hobie Wildcats & Tigers combined

With both classes on a similar handicap racing together, It was Andy Hart and Mike Kinross on their Hobie Wildcat who edged the hotly contested racing, winning the Hobie 18 event by 3 points from Jimmy Fullerton and Perry Stone racing a Hobie Tiger. Darren Stower and Graeme Monks on a Wildcat were in contention in the races they managed to participate in, placing third overall. Newcomers to the Fleet, Simon Martin crewed Aidan McConville sailed consistently well in their first competitive series on their Wildcat to come fourth.

Hobie Dragoon

The Junior racing in the Dragoons turned out to be very close, with the leader board changing regularly as the series progressed. It was Tom Hunt and Kyla McDonagh who set a fast pace, eventually sealing top spot. Else Blakeley and Lena Holden were hot on their transoms, just one point behind placing second. Brothers Archie and Jamie Willetts are continuing to improve and raced well throughout the series to come third. Will Dengate and Luke Paxton Garnier achieved a satisfactory fourth place considering they weren't able to compete in all the events.

Prizes were presented at the RCIYC Hobie Fleet Summer BBQ where the Race team, Guard boat crews and the Beach team were thanked for their support during the series, appreciation and thanks were also extended to Sponsors Love Wine for once more supporting this major event in the Fleets sailing calendar.

Related Articles

51st Australian Hobie Cat National Championships
The true meaning of "having a bloody good time" couldn't have been more evident Across the 10 day extravaganza, the true meaning of "having a bloody good time" couldn't have been more evident; and it's without a wind-shadow of a doubt that the Hobie Class is looking stronger than ever. Posted on 22 Jan
Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships
Hobie 16s, Wildcats and Dragoons enjoy St. Aubin's Bay A flat calm sea with virtually no wind greeted the Hobie crews as they started their preparation and rigging at the Gunsite beach ready for the first races in the 32nd Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships, sponsored for a fifth year by Savills. Posted on 14 Jun 2023
Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships preview
Around 25 to 30 boats are expected at St Aubin's Bay, Jersey A full programme of Hobie Cat racing awaits crews in the 32nd Channel Islands Championships - sponsored by estate agent Savills for a fifth year. Posted on 27 May 2023
Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships
Almost perfect for the 30 Hobie Cats and 60 crew participating Racing conditions on the first day of the Championships were almost perfect for the 30 Hobie Cats and 60 crew participating as they rigged their boats at the Gunsite beach in preparation for the 3 races scheduled for the Saturday and 3 the following day. Posted on 23 Aug 2022
Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships Preview
St Aubin's Bay is expected to be awash with colour on 20th & 21st August St Aubin's Bay is expected to be awash with colour when the 31st Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships return on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Posted on 12 Aug 2022
RCIYC Hobie Love Wine 'Summer Breeze' Series
Highly competitive cat series concludes in St. Aubin's bay, Jersey The RCIYC Hobie Fleets Love Wine 'Summer Breeze' 12 race series which started in May came to a close last Sunday in St. Aubin's bay with the last 2 races in the event deciding the overall results in a highly competitive series. Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Estimating Services Minquiers Cat Dash
Hobie cats sail from Jersey to the group of tiny islands 10 miles south The Estimating Services Minquiers Cat Dash was held last Sunday 22nd August. Ten Hobie Cats launched from the Gunsite beach in bright sunshine on Sunday morning for the distance race to the Minquiers reef and back. Posted on 25 Aug 2021
Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships
Virtually perfect wind and sea conditions and a record turnout Virtually perfect wind and sea conditions gave the record turnout of 35 teams excellent and competitive racing over the weekend in the Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships on the event's 30th Anniversary year. Posted on 4 Aug 2021
Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Champs preview
Celebrating the 30th anniversary event in St Aubin's bay, Jersey The Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships are being staged in St Aubin's bay, Jersey on the weekend of the 31st July and 1st August. Posted on 16 Jul 2021
Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships
Wind, water and waves graciously served up in Jersey The elements of wind, water and waves graciously served up a weekend of Championship racing to be remembered for the 30 teams entered in the 29th Channels Islands Hobie Cat Championships, hosted by the Royal Channel Islands YC. Posted on 14 Oct 2020