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V5 first home in Fusion White Island Race

by Sail-World on 30 Nov 2008
Royal Akarana YC
The Andrews designed TP52, V5 (Simon Hull), was the first of the Premier division to finish the Fusion White Island Race organised by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

The reports from www.rayc.org.nz are as follows:

Sunday 30 November

0720 Wishbone is close to Cape Barrier, reporting no wind in the Colville Channel. Sunstone is still expected to be first back, but her ETA is now 10:25am.

1555 Sunstone, Open Country and Waikiwi II all finished now. V5 just called in, a couple of miles off A buoy, will be finished approximately 1 hour.

1835 Wishbone just crossed the finish line. Also finished is Mako II, Starlight Express - with a spectacular blown out spinnaker not far from the line, Ran Tan, V5 and Ragtime. All finishing with a great tail wind.

Saturday 29 November

2045 Cosmic Cruz has retired from the race

1930 V5 has rounded White Island, Starlight Express and Ran Tan II are close to White Island now, with Starlight Express 100m ahead. Nevenka and Whitebait have retired from the race. The first finishers are expected to be Sunstone and Waikiwi II at around 6:30am tomorrow, with V5 expected to be the first of the Premier Division finishers early tomorrow afternoon.

0700 Island Girl has withdrawn and is motoring to Tauranga. The rest of the Corinthian fleet have rounded White Island and are returning, heading towards the Premier fleet who are past Cuvier Island. Ragtime reported 20kt winds from the SSE.

Friday 28 November

2340hrs Starlight Express reports - Just rounding Channel Island, 12 knots wind on the nose, V5 has a good jump on us, Ragtime approx half mile in front; Ran Tan approx 1 mile behind

2320hrs Waikiwi II round White Island, having caught up Wishbone.

1840hrs - the Premier Division are under way. See here for photos of the start. Due to atmospheric conditions the position reports for the evening radio sched were not received.

0800hrs - second radio sched in this morning. Wishbone passed Channel Island at approx 1700hrs last night, said it had lightened off a lot during the day, but was filling in again by the 1830 sched.

Waikiwi II is the frontrunner so far in the Corinthian Division, and most have passed Cuvier Island. Latest positions from this mornings sched.

Finishing order

Name Start Finish time Elapsed
Sunstone Thu 27 Nov 19:35 Sun 30 Nov 10:52:28 63:17:28
Open Country Thu 27 Nov 19:35 Sun 30 Nov 14:42:43 67:07:43
Waikiwi II Thu 27 Nov 19:35 Sun 30 Nov 15:37:22 68:02:22
V5 Fri 28 Nov 18:35 Sun 30 Nov 16:36:59 46:01:59
Ragtime Fri 28 Nov 18:35 Sun 30 Nov 17:21:51 46:46:51
Ran Tan II Fri 28 Nov 18:35 Sun 30 Nov 17:24:23 46:49:23
Starlight Express Fri 28 Nov 18:35 Sun 30 Nov 18:08:46 47:33:46
Mako II Thu 27 Nov 19:35 Sun 30 Nov 18:18:22 70:43:22
Wishbone Thu 27 Nov 09:00 Sun 30 Nov 18:30:54 81:30:54
Foreign Exchange Fri 28 Nov 18:35 Mon 01 Dec 19:06:44 72:31:44
Cosmic Cruz     DNF
Island Girl     DNF
Nevenka     DNF
Pacific Sundance     DNS
Waka     DNS
Whitebait     DNF

(Foreign  Exchange's time is projected)

Projected PHRF Overall Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Starlight Express 0.975 46:22:25
2. Sunstone 0.740 46:50:07
3. Open Country 0.730 49:00:13
4. V5 1.100 50:38:10
5. Ran Tan II 1.090 51:02:13
6. Wishbone 0.630 51:21:16
7. Mako II 0.760 53:44:57
8. Waikiwi II 0.790 53:45:04
9. Ragtime 1.150 53:47:52
10. Foreign Exchange 0.840 60:55:27
  Cosmic Cruz 0.865 DNF
  Island Girl 0.79 DNF
  Nevenka 0.74 DNF
  Pacific Sundance 0.805 DNS
  Waka 0.83 DNS
  Whitebait 0.835 DNF

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Projected ORC Overall Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Foreign Exchange 0.795 55:13:13
  Whitebait 0.827 / 84 DNF

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Projected IRC Overall Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Sunstone 0.937 59:18:13
2. Ragtime 1.291 60:23:38
3. Open Country 0.965 64:46:44
  Cosmic Cruz 1.134 DNF
  Pacific Sundance 1.053 DNS

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Projected PHRF Premier Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Starlight Express 0.975 46:22:25
2. V5 1.100 50:38:10
3. Ran Tan II 1.090 51:02:13
4. Ragtime 1.150 53:47:52
5. Foreign Exchange 0.840 60:55:27
  Cosmic Cruz 0.865 DNF
  Pacific Sundance 0.805 DNS
  Waka 0.83 DNS
  Whitebait 0.835 DNF

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Projected PHRF Corinthian Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Sunstone 0.740 46:50:07
2. Open Country 0.730 49:00:13
3. Mako II 0.760 53:44:57
4. Waikiwi II 0.790 53:45:04
  Island Girl 0.79 DNF
  Nevenka 0.74 DNF

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Projected PHRF Shorthanded Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Sunstone 0.740 46:50:07
2. Wishbone 0.630 51:21:16
  Island Girl 0.79 DNF
  Nevenka 0.74 DNF
  Waka 0.83 DNS
  Whitebait 0.835 DNF

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Projected PHRF JOG Results

Pos Name H/C Corrected
1. Wishbone 0.630 51:21:16

 

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