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British Classic Week 2021 - Day 6

by Helen Porter 23 Jul 21:23 BST 17-24 July 2021

The final day of British Classic Week blew into on a strong breeze ready for the replacement NAB Tower race (postponed from earlier in the week). Instead of the planned NAB Tower race, the committee set a long inshore course to end the regatta.

After a general recall on the first start, the fleet set off from the outer Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) line to the east in 15knots and on the last of the ebbing tide. Beating up to the first mark, North East Ryde Middle, it was a port rounding and a bear away, with some yachts hoisting code zeroes for the short second leg to Royal Yacht Squadron.

Gybing around Royal Yacht Squadron, yachts hoisted spinnakers in the sunshine to glide downwind with the tide to South Bramble.

Heading up and tacking around South Bramble to port, the fleet set off on a long upwind leg punching against the tide in 14-15knots. Most yachts chose to tack close inshore up the mainland coast to get out of the strong oncoming tide, before sailing into the channel to round Browndown to starboard.

A big bear away around the mark and spinnakers were hoisted for the final downwind leg with the tide back to the RYS outer line.

Spirit 65 Chloe Giselle won Class 1, Class 2 was won by Giles Sloop Cetewayo, Whooper won Class 3 and Kim Holman designed Stiletto won Class 4.

Regatta class winners and the overall winner will be announced at the prize-giving on Friday evening.

Find out more at www.britishclassicweek.co.uk

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