Pursuit Race 2 was sailed on Sunday 24 September 2017 – Breakwater start; Bell Buoy, Safe Water Mark and Harbour finish and sailed in better than expected conditions after the previous nights near ESE gale.
The Start had to be moved outside of the Port, Wallbanger acting as Committee Boat, was fortunate to have the assistance of Darryl Garner onboard who assisted with calling the boats to the line at their allocated time. Vincit2 was the 1st boat to go and was spot-on with her start time. Jsea & Malgas where “hard” on the start, Jsea managed to keep a boat length ahead. Wallbanger had to sail in the opposite direction to get sails up & trimmed before tacking out & playing catch-up.
After rounding Bellbuoy on their way to Safe-Water Mark, the fleet stayed together before spreading out. Jsea and Wallbanger rounded the SWM before Wallbanger passed Jsea. Jsea hauled up her spinnaker edging into the lead. Jsea pipped Wallbanger with less the 30 seconds to spare.
1st – Jsea – Tim Jones (RYC)
2nd – Wallbanger – John Tudehope
3rd – Malgas – Mike Cullem
4th – Struan – Andrew Blaine
5th – Seaesta – Jimmy Swinniton
6th – Skybird – Joe Schable
7th – Vincit2 – James
8th – Wanderer – Retired
A third Pursuit Race will need to be sailed in order to determine a “over-all” winner. Please watch this space.
Please be advised that the sailing programme may not be in sync, but never the less do keep an eye on the published Sailing Calendar.