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Round the (other) Island Race

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Topic: Round the (other) Island Race
Posted By: MerlinMags
Subject: Round the (other) Island Race
Date Posted: 24 Jun 10 at 3:43pm
Racing circumnavigations for dinghies!

We've just seen the leadmines have their fun round the Wight, so what is coming up for smaller boats?
I've just competed in a small-scale 'round the island' race on the Walton backwaters, and fancy another...

Isle Of Sheppey
11 Sep 2010
http://www.iossc.org.uk/islandrace/index.php - http://www.iossc.org.uk/islandrace/index.php
The "longest dinghy and board race in Europe"
You have to capsize to get under the bridge!

Mersea Week
7-13 August 2010
This includes a round-the-island race, although part of the course requires a trolley in order to cross the road!
http://www.merseaweek.org/ - http://www.merseaweek.org/

Any more?



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Posted By: Flick-Flock
Date Posted: 24 Jun 10 at 6:46pm
Theres a race around St Marys on the Isles of Scilly, Its penciled in for the 1st of August this year.
Capsizing is optional, although we managed it last year.

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Posted By: olly_love
Date Posted: 24 Jun 10 at 7:40pm
We should be doin the sheppey, first time so should be fun,
Flick-flock, you have my old 5000, did u but it recently or did u buy it off me


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Posted By: MerlinMags
Date Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 1:56pm
Very tempted to do the Round Sheppey, it looks to be an achieveable achievment, if you know what I mean.

Might take a look at the forecast first though! Typically I go to an event regardless, but with this one I think the range of suitable wind strengths is a little narrower than usual...


Posted By: ifoxwell
Date Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by MerlinMags

I think the range of suitable wind
strengths is a little narrower than usual...


Perhaps but then don't think of it as a race... its more an
adventure... and you can go exploring in pretty much any
weather!

I'll be there again, Its one of the few events I pencil in
at the start of the year and it will have to be pretty
extreme to keep me at home.

Ian

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Posted By: MerlinMags
Date Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 9:24pm
Yup, I was definately thinking of adventure rather than trying to come in the top 20 (not bloomin likely).

My main concern was a light wind meaning the jaunt could take 10 hours (as the race website mentions). I enjoy light wind racing, but not on a 40 mile course....


Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 29 Jun 10 at 9:49am
The Blackwater Sailing Club hosts the RTI's, a race around Osea and Northey Islands in a figure 8, with 2 causeways to cross you have to watch your centre board and rudder.....the topper and mirror classes just go round Northey.  takes place on July 25th and is in aid of the RNLI, starts at 11.30

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Posted By: bert
Date Posted: 29 Jun 10 at 4:08pm
 

I am sure that there is forumites at the clubs concerned who can correct me if I am wrong.

Tenby Regatta 10th & 11th of July including the Round Caldey Island Race
 

Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race 22rd August 2010 10 Am

I believe the dates are correct for these the first race is about 15 - 20 miles i think ( think I read that somewhere ) & the second race off Anglesey is again long distance appox 15 miles?

 



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Posted By: Wee Man
Date Posted: 29 Jun 10 at 7:09pm

Tresaith (West Wales) race from Tresaith down the coast around Cardigan Island and back to Tresaith. About 10 miles. Dolphin & Seal watching a bonus.29th August.



Posted By: Rupert Holmes
Date Posted: 27 Jul 11 at 8:43am
I did the Round Sheppey three years ago - it was great fun and I'd thoroughly recommended it.

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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 27 Jul 11 at 8:59am
The reservoir I sail on is on an island formed by rivers on all three sides. Topologically speaking then the island is (if I understand this stuff correctly, which admittedly is unlikely) an irregular Torus, and therefore we are sailing round the *inside* of the island every race...


Posted By: patj
Date Posted: 27 Jul 11 at 8:43pm
I believe Clevedon S.C. have a Channel race which involves rounding the island.


Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 28 Jul 11 at 1:49pm
this years RNLI round the islands (Osea and Northey) race is this sunday heres the facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events&ap=1#!/event.php?eid=100740166668782 - http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events&ap=1#!/event.php?eid=100740166668782

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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 29 Jul 11 at 12:27pm
Well I think this probably is worth looking at.
A couple of Ospreys sailed from Lymington to Alderney
and back again last weekend.
See the photos and route ........
http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=268946 - http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=268946

Nice one chaps
Hurrah !!!!!!!



Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 01 Aug 11 at 10:23am
photos from this years http://https://picasaweb.google.com/103036581590475909990/RNLIRoundTheIslands?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLCpmcnBu-yz7wE&feat=directlink# - RNLI RTI's

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