Cruiser race 17 May

17 May 2015

An early start today, meeting Stuart, Georgia and Dominik at the boat at 0900. A good forecast for moderate westerly winds and we were pleased to find 6 boats getting ready to go to sea for the race.Quite a bit of sunshine and a nice bit of wind F2 to F3 from the southwest.

We dropped the sprayhood into sport mode and had some really close racing with about 4 of us within shouting distance most of the way round. We fell behind slightly on the beat to the first mark but once around that we had a fine reach out to the second then a broad reach to the third and Elsa went well, we pulled ahead of a couple of them.

We were around the course in 1hr 11mins and were about 4th over the line. We were preparing to sail back in when someone realised a big ship was coming out of the harbour so we had to wait off to one side until it was clear. Dominik had been on the helm for the last leg of the race so he sailed us back, we had a fine view of the fleet behind us as we all came back in.

Best sail of the year so far, we thought, although on corrected time we were 5th out of 6. Only a few minutes between us!

R4 - 17/5/15 at 1030

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Elapsed time
1Free n EasyWesterly Centaur2157Nick Clare0.7421;13;220;54;261.0
2CabreHunter Horizon 23130Ron Priest0.7831;10;380;55;182.0
3Dedicated DancerLimbo 69943YDavid Robinson0.8921;3;180;56;283.0
4Port KerneFirst Class 8FRA763Dick Holden1.0430;57;070;59;344.0
5ElsaSeal 22122Alistair Tyrrell0.8391;11;451;00;125.0
6JohannaHunter Horizon 26141Tim Freeman0.8571;14;251;03;476.0

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