Sailing Report and Race Results 28th October 2018

It was a chilly day with leaden skies and a dark grey sea, reminiscent of England.  But no, this was the Mediterranean on an October morning!  Despite the unwelcoming weather eight boats ventured out from Garrucha harbour and made the most of the day.  The wind was very gusty, northerly and I have to admit to feeling a little uncomfortable at times.  I was very grateful for assistance from Andy and Laurie who dragged me away from the rocks after a bad launch from the slipway.

Sailing out of the harbour I launched my gennaker and very quickly felt the power of a gust and capsized but managed to stay dry by stepping onto the dagger board then back into the boat as she righted.  A very satisfying dry capsize!

The course was set for a sausage shape as one of our racing buoys has a serious puncture.  Hopefully it will be repaired by next Sunday.  The start line had to be reset due to the small red buoy drifting away but it was rescued by Andy and Laurie.  Thanks to them both for managing the races.  Congratulations again go to Andy Bond for winning both races, an excellent performance.  The first race had seven boats starting but many decided to head for the harbour before the second race.  Race results are shown below.

Recorded Time Time in Seconds Corrected Time
Crew Boat Handicap Laps Minutes Seconds Position
Race 1
Andy Laser 1098 4 35 5 2105 1917 1
Jim Pete & Judith Wayfarer 8676 1102 4 36 48 2208 2004 2
Nick Phantom 999 4 33 55 2035 2037 3
Malcolm RS Vareo 403 1090 4 40 5 2405 2206 4
Barrie Jacqui & Finlay Wayfarer 2 1102 4 43 20 2600 2359 5
Peter & Luca FD 1898 879 4 36 26 2186 2487 6
Dave & Maggie Express 1135 3 47 3 2823 3316 7
Race 2
Andy Laser 1098 2 21 3 1263 1150 1
Nick Phantom 999 2 20 56 1256 1257 2
Malcolm RS Vareo 403 1090 1 DNF

 

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