KORIS Double Handed Series

RSYC KORIS West Princessa Double - 19th May 2018

The day started with 100 meters visibility and little wind. The forecasts gave various directions from SW through N to SE and light breezes.

When the fog cleared at around 1100 there was a gentle SW drift, so the race was started over shortened courses to Saddle Buoy , just inside Horse Sand Fort,for class 1 and to RNC & RAYC just beyond Gillkicker for classes 2&3.To try to ensure a race was completed , there was a potential shortening mark at Darling Associates for both classes.

Inevitably of course, having started in a SW breeze, the wind almost immediately changed to SE and strengthened to 9 knots max.

So the course, shortened to reflect current conditions, became a little short with the first boat

Azygos taking line honours after a little less than 2 hours- her handicap meant she finished 4th in class.

JoJo Gunne finished 1 st in class 1 by only 13 seconds from High Jinks and, in class 2 there was similarly close racing. Eeyore pipped Mandarin(no pun!)by 18 seconds whilst in class 3 the winning margin was an enormous 26 seconds with Jimminy Cricket just holding off Tudor Rose 111.

Everyone was able to return for the end of the Royal Wedding celebration and for the Cup Final in glorious sunshine. 

The next race of the series is the Weymouth Double on 9th June - see you there!

RSYC KORIS Spring Solent Double 5th May 2018

The 1st ofthis year’s RSYC Double Handed Events

What a beautiful day we had; wall to wall blue sky and balmy temperatures. The only missing ingredient to a superb sailing day was the wind. After nearly a three hour wait to get racing underway the Race Committee, seeing the sea breeze starting to develop, got all classes away but in a very light breeze with lots of holes in it. The wind then gave us some light air but good racing until it suddenly died approaching the finish. The RO had taken the precaution of having times taken for all competitors at certain marks around the course in case of just such an event. Consequently, as allowed in the SIs, Foxtrot was displayed, racing stopped and race positions and results taken from the last recorded mark. Never an ideal solution but so much better than an abandonment.

In IRC Class 1 Tim Tolcher in his J 88 Raging Bull had a good race and a good win followed by Alamara IV, the Grand Soleil of Ole Bett with Bill West in his J 109 Jo Jo Gunne in 3rd.

Jumblesail, the J97 of Richard and Rachel Hunt took the honours in IRC Class 2 followed by the Folkboat of Paul Dunstan, Mandarin. High Jinks, the J 97 of Chris Miles was 3rd.

In RSYC Class 3 the Westerly GK 33 Alma of Alan Baker took 1st place followed by the Hunter Medina Tudor Rose III of Ian Cooke with Dave and Gemma Stott in their Dufour 40 Azygos3rd.

The next RSYC DH Event is the West Princessa in a couple of week’s time. See you then.