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Solo Offshore Racing - Truant wins first race

by Offshore Solo on 28 Mar 2012
Truant wins Nab Tower Solo. Hamo Thornycroft http://www.yacht-photos.co.uk
A total of twenty yachts set off for the Nab Tower from the JOG line to the west of Cowes at 1000hrs on Sunday morning with a five knot easterly breeze and a strong flooding tide. Most of the fleet prudently motoring hard well up tide before the starting sequence to avoid being carried over the line before the start, all boats passed this test.

The second challenge was to safely navigate through Snowden and Prince Consort Buoys set by race officers Dave Giddings and Kisteen Donaldson to minimize the risk to shipping. The wind dropped and four boats were swept outside this gate which was impossible to re-round given the tide. Over the next hour the true wind more or less disappeared and progress was only possible with the two knots of tide giving boats some control drifting to the east.

The teasing south easterly wind eventually filled in around noon shortly before the tide turned, most of the fleet continued on starboard tack past Portsmouth, while Solan Goose, Voador and Fastrak tacked in towards the island to avoid the increasing ebbing tide.

Sadly the wind dropped again and with slow progress against the ebbing tide the race officers advised by VHF of a shortened course at the Nab Tower. At 1400hrs many yachts on the mainland shore had almost completely lost the wind again, some lost patience and retired. Yachts close to the island had better breeze and experienced a large veer to the west when the breeze began to fill in which made prospects look very good, particularly Voador who maintained the longest course close to the island.

As the breeze built it started to back significantly which dealt a great hand to the boats on the left hand side of the course, the main beneficiaries were Ian Hoddle on Figaro 2 Rare who went on to take line honors and Steve Thomas on HOD 35 Truant who went on to win class two and overall IRC, also John Baily on Elan 340 Nereid notched up his first class three win and podium under overall IRC.

Class 1 First Solan Goose, Second Rare, Third Mint Julip
Class 2 First Truant, Second Voador, Third Juliette
Class 3 First Nereid, Second Edith, Third British Beagle

Overall IRC

First: Steve Thomas -Truant HOD 35
Second: Simon Curwen Voador J105
Third: John Baily Nereid Elan 340

Next race is the RIOW Solo on 28th April 2012, all welcome including multihulls for this classic.

 

Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012     Start Time:  10:05      Class 1  
Provisional results
Boat Type Sail No Owner or Skipper TCF Finish Elapsed Corrected Place Points Comments
Time Time Time
Solan Goose of Hamble A35 GBR7835R Peter Olden 1.032 16:03:25 5:58:25 6:09:53 1 1  
Rare Beneteau Figaro II GBR5236R Ian Hoddle 1.094 15:53:36 5:48:36 6:21:22 2 2  
Mint Julep J122 GBR122L David Cule 9.999 16:20:00 6:15:00 62:29:38 3 3  
Change of Course C&C 115 GBR9070 Keith Gibbs 1.035 - - -   8 DNF
Ding Dong Stewart 37 GBR7878R Chris Rustom 1.085 - - -   8 DNF
Jbellino J122 GBR9868T Rob Craigie 1.076 - - -   8 DNF
Oojah J122 GBR2207R Peter Tanner 9.999 - - -   8 DNF
7  boats started of 7 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012     Start Time:  10:05      Class 2  
Provisional results
Boat Type Sail No Owner or Skipper TCF Finish Elapsed Corrected Place Points Comments
Time Time Time
Truant HOD 35 GBR7580T Stephen Thomas 1.009 15:58:16 5:53:16 5:56:27 1 1  
Voador J105 GBR722R Simon Curwen 1.009 16:01:17 5:56:17 5:59:29 2 2  
Juliette J105 GBR9405R Jerry Freeman 1.007 16:05:27 6:00:27 6:02:58 3 3  
Fastrak VIII Sunfast 3200 GBR4690R Nigel Colley 1.003 16:10:05 6:05:05 6:06:11 4 4  
Comedy of Errors HOD 35 GBR735R Tony White 1.006 16:17:35 6:12:35 6:14:49 5 5  
Roxanne Sunfast 3200 GBR2539L Simon Mitchell 1.003 16:29:30 6:24:30 6:25:39 6 6  
Velocity Girl VQ32 GBR932R Richard Lett 1.025 - - -   8 DNF
Juneau J105 GBR1605 Oscar Mead 9.999 - - -   9 DNC
7  boats started of 8 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012     Start Time:  10:05      Class 3  
Provisional results
Boat Type Sail No Owner or Skipper TCF Finish Elapsed Corrected Place Points Comments
Time Time Time
Nereid Elan 340 GBR1093L John Baily 0.977 16:15:06 6:10:06 6:01:35 1 1  
Edith Elan 333 GBR6831T Mike Saqui 0.952 16:32:15 6:27:15 6:08:40 2 2  
British Beagle Sigma 36 GBR3936 Charles Emmett 0.935 16:40:40 6:35:40 6:09:57 3 3  
Fantasea Dehler 36 GBR9142T Tony Rowe 0.994 - - -   7 DNF
Geofon Maxi GBR1903 John Ford 0.951 - - -   7 DNF
Impro Hunter Sonata GBR8064N Richard Breese 0.808 - - -   7 DNF
6  boats started of 6 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012    IRC overall  
Provisional results
Boat Type Sail No Owner or Skipper TCF Finish Elapsed Corrected Place Points Comments
Time Time Time
Truant HOD 35 GBR7580T Stephen Thomas 1.009 15:58:16 5:53:16 5:56:27 1 1  
Voador J105 GBR722R Simon Curwen 1.009 16:01:17 5:56:17 5:59:29 2 2  
Nereid Elan 340 GBR1093L John Baily 0.977 16:15:06 6:10:06 6:01:35 3 3  
Juliette J105 GBR9405R Jerry Freeman 1.007 16:05:27 6:00:27 6:02:58 4 4  
Fastrak VIII Sunfast 3200 GBR4690R Nigel Colley 1.003 16:10:05 6:05:05 6:06:11 5 5  
Edith Elan 333 GBR6831T Mike Saqui 0.952 16:32:15 6:27:15 6:08:40 6 6  
Solan Goose of Hamble A35 GBR7835R Peter Olden 1.032 16:03:25 5:58:25 6:09:53 7 7  
British Beagle Sigma 36 GBR3936 Charles Emmett 0.935 16:40:40 6:35:40 6:09:57 8 8  
Comedy of Errors HOD 35 GBR735R Tony White 1.006 16:17:35 6:12:35 6:14:49 9 9  
Rare Beneteau Figaro II GBR5236R Ian Hoddle 1.094 15:53:36 5:48:36 6:21:22 10 10  
Roxanne Sunfast 3200 GBR2539L Simon Mitchell 1.003 16:29:30 6:24:30 6:25:39 11 11  
Change of Course C&C 115 GBR9070 Keith Gibbs 1.035 - - -   19 DNF
Ding Dong Stewart 37 GBR7878R Chris Rustom 1.085 - - -   19 DNF
Fantasea Dehler 36 GBR9142T Tony Rowe 0.994 - - -   19 DNF
Geofon Maxi GBR1903 John Ford 0.951 - - -   19 DNF
Impro Hunter Sonata GBR8064N Richard Breese 0.808 - - -   19 DNF
Jbellino J122 GBR9868T Rob Craigie 1.076 - - -   19 DNF
Velocity Girl VQ32 GBR932R Richard Lett 1.025 - - -   19 DNF
18  boats started of 18 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28



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