Tuesday at Federation Week in Chichester Harbour, held at Hayling Island SC, saw a 5-10 knot breeze shifting between 220 and 270. After a 30 minute delay racing was underway with Course F and a windward mark set on 250. Given the lighter wind, only Event 1 (Foiling Moths and Fast Asymmetric) were sent on the extended course to Park.
The 49er sailed by Jonny C and Jim Yearsley seemed to prefer the lighter conditions and came home well ahead but not enough to win on corrected time from the chasing posse of RS800’s RS700’s and the Musto Skiff of Christian Reynolds.
The Medium Asymmetrics once again saw a great tussle at the front between the leading ISO’s, 4000’s and 29ers however it turned out to be an RS100 benefit day seeing them take the first four places on corrected time with Colin Smith in 410 recording the win. The RS400’s, Merlins and Fast Handicap had the long course today managing 3 laps after 2 hours of racing. There will be a few tired muscles in the bar tonight!
Each of these classes saw a different winner today Paul &amp;amp; Mark Oakey, 1384 (Portchester) in the RS400, David and Fiona Sayce in the Merlins and Osprey 1195 of Simon &amp;amp; Ben Hawkes in the Fast Handicap. In the Flying Fifteens, Brett Dingwall and Jonathon Clark romped home to an impressive win having led from the start and extending their lead on every leg. They were enjoying it so much that they decided to do an extra lap of honour!
The best contest of the day was in the Finn class. 3 boats were called over the line at the start number 7, number 656 and number 707. 7 and 656 returned but 707 sailed on and recorded an OCS. In the race itself the fleet split up the first beat and it turned out there was not much in it with the leaders coming from both sides of the harbour. Neil Robinson pulled out a good lead from Toby Galyer and John Tremlett with the unfortunate 707 also in the mix. On the final beat a big shift to the right and more pressure saw John Tremlett powering through from 3rd to 1st. a and Ken Brown taking the gun.
Full report and results here http://www.chifed.org
22 August 2012 10:30