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Foggy start at Garmin Hamble Winter Series

The Garmin Hamble Winter Series entered its second half on Sunday with thick fog drifting down the Hamble river in the early morning. But competitors expecting wintry conditions were surprised by bright sunshine and a fluctuating, light and shifty breeze that offered big gains for those who kept in phase with the shifts. A strong west-going tide at the start made time-on-distance calls important as the classes got clean away to beat their way from near Universal Marina buoy towards Hill Head and South Coast Sailing. As the tide turned, boats rounded their leeward marks and began a long beat against the tide and in a fickle breeze up the Hill Head shoreline towards the finish at Coronation.

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Gains were there for the taking for those with the confidence to stand on inshore and cheat the tide – and for those with well-calibrated depth sounders.

Taking full advantage of the unseasonable weather was Simon Henning’s Alice, who ventured out for their first race of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. They took first place in IRC 0, ahead of Dr Ivan Trotman’s J/122 Jolou, which leads the fleet overall. The J/109s were also topped this week by a newcomer to this year’s series – Richard Hinde-Smith’s Tigh Solius, which beat Offbeat in 2nd and Jagerbomb in third.

In IRC 1 ,Visit Malta Puma added to her already impressive scoreline with another first place, as did David Franks’ JPK 1010, Strait Dealer, in IRC 2. J Dream won the J/111 class, while in IRC 3, Craig Cossar’s Salona 35 Vital Eyes extended her overall lead with another first place.

Kevin Sussmilch’s Mefisto provided the Sigma 38’s with an impressive display of light-weather sailing, finishing 15 minutes ahead of second-placed Kindred Spirit. In IRC 4, Quarter Tonner Menace sailed a blinding race to finish nearly 10 minutes ahead of Impala 28, Trudi, in second.

Day sponsor was Andark, who provided prizes to the assembled crews in the HRSC clubhouse after racing. Sailors will be keeping an eye on the long-range forecast for next week to see if the warm, dry weather will put in another appearance, although the consensus in the clubhouse concluded that a little more wind would be nice.

IRC 0 (TCC Above 1.080) - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR8221R Jolou J/122 Dr Ivan Trotman 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 2 10
2 GBR1346R Belladonna Grand Soleil 46 Mr Andrew Howard 2 1 2 2 5 2 2 5 16
3 GBR50 Chloe sprit 52 Mr Michael Hough DNC DNF 4 DNC DNC 3 3 7 42
4 GBR843R Tangent Minus 1 Arcona 430 Paul and Julia Aisher 3 3 3 DNC DNC DNC DNC 4 43
5 IRL12345 Chaos Mills 43 Mr Mark Lloyd 4 DNC DNC 1 1 DNC DNC DNC 46
6 GBR9886T Blue Vortex X-46 Mr David Carratt DNC DNC DNC 4 4 DNF DNS DNC 50
7 GBR1665L De Facto Beneteau First 45 David Banks 5 DNC DNC DNC DNC 4 RET 6 51
8 GBR6638R Alice Mumm 36 Mod Simon Henning DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 1 61
9 GBR970R Jua Kali Grand Soleil 43 Dominic Hurndall DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 3 63

IRC 1 (TCC 1.045 to 1.079) - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR7383R Visit Malta Puma Reflex 38 Sailing Logic 2 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 10
2 GBR626 Old Mother Gun Humphries 40ft Mr Philip Farrands 1 2 2 1 5 6 6 3 20
3 GBR7404R Mitchellson Interceptor First 40.7 Stuart & James Wilkie 4 3 3 6 7 1 2 4 23
4 GBR2806L Beaufort Winstone, Beneteau First 40 Winstone Yacht Charters DNS 6 5 1 3 4 3 8 30
5 GBR407T Genie Beneteau 40.7 Mr A Jackson 3 4 6 4 4 5 5 5 30
6 GBR7207T Playing Around Benetau 40.7 Nick Rawbone DNS 5 4 7 6 3 4 6 35
7 GBR7382R Jaguar Logic Reflex 38 Sailing Logic 5 DNC DNC 5 1 DNC DNC 7 51
8 GBR3900N Malaika Grand Soleil 39 Daniel Anthony 6 7 7 8 DNC 7 7 DNC 53
9 GBR4070L Incognito Beneteau 40.7 Paul McNamara & Tony Lowe DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 2 68
10 GBR2311L Zephyr Marinos Pappas DNC 8 8 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 71

IRC 2 (TCC 1.010 to 1.044) - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR1250N Strait Dealer JPK 1010 Mr David Franks 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
2 GBR1405R elaine elan 37 mike bridges 5 5 3 2 2 2 3 4 21
3 GBR979R MALICE HOD 35 Mr Mike Moxley 3 3 4 3 4 3 2 3 21
4 GBR960R Hot Rats Beneteau First 35 Robbie and Lis Robinson 4 7 5 4 3 5 5 2 28
5 IRL29832 Aztec Archambault A 35 Julian Tickner 7 4 6 6 8 7 6 6 42
6 GBR8531R Journeymaker5 J105 Mr Chris Jones 9 9 8 7 6 4 4 5 43
7 GBR3111N Mostly Harmless J105 Natalie Jobling and Tom Hayhoe DNC 6 7 5 5 6 7 DNC 49
8 GBR73R Salvo Corby 33 Mr. Peter Morton 2 1 2 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 57
9 GBR9L Sunshine Ker 9m Mr Malcolm Roberts 6 DNC DNC 8 7 DNC DNC 7 67
10 GBR3039L Morpheus Dehler 36JV Kevin Barry 8 8 9 DNC DNC 8 8 DNC 67
11 GBR2071L Brio Elan 380 Mr Tim Barnett DNC DNC DNC 9 9 DNC DNC 8 78
12 GBR2505R x-Tatic X-Treme 25 Ian Wilson DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 91

IRC 3 (TCC 0.940 to 1.009) - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR3121L Vital Eyes Salona 35 Mr Craig Cossar 4 2 2 1 3 1 1 10
2 GBR1497R INDULJENCE J97 Nick and Adam Munday 3 1 3 2 6 2 4 15
3 GBR8755R IMADJINN ARCHAMBAULT A31 MR PETER DESSENT 1 6 1 3 4 6 9 21
4 GBR362T Extra Djinn X 362 Sport Neville Hodkin 7 8 4 4 2 5 7 29
5 GBR6621T La Nef IV X-332 Mr. John Noe 6 3 5 7 7 7 5 33
6 GBR5678T Scarlet Jester SJ320 Mr Jamie Muir 9 5 6 5 5 4 8 33
7 GBR9203R Wee Bear Projection 920 Chudziak, Horner, Malas 2 7 8 6 8 8 11 39
8 GBR5189T J_Ronimo J-92 DavidJohn Taylor 5 4 7 DNC DNC DNC 6 56
9 GBR2629L JAG TWO Elan 340 Mr Patrick Farrell 8 9 10 9 10 10 13 56
10 GBR847R MONGOOSE First 34.7 Tom Snowball DNC DNC DNC DNC 1 3 2 57
11 GBR7332R X-TOSEA X 332 Mr David Hunt 10 10 11 8 9 9 12 57
12 GBR5831R aneet djinn a31 mr steve bromley DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 3 88
13 GBR5464R Right Royal of Upnor Dehler 32 Bill Scullion DNC DNC DNC DNC 11 11 DNC 90
14 GBR393 Jasmine J80 M Greville DNC DNC 9 DNC DNC DNC DNC 94
15 GBR8692R BLACKJACK J/92S ANDY HOWE DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 10 95
16 GBR6676T Dexterity X332 James McAllister DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 102

IRC 4 (TCC .860 to 0.939) - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 FRA9371 Menace Keltic 25 Quarter Ton Tim Rees/Derek Morland 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 11
2 GBR6896T Erik the Red, MustangMk2 MR Bernard Fyans 4 4 1 2 3 7 3 17
3 IRL9501 Trudi Impala 28 Mr Philip McDanell 3 5 4 1 4 5 2 19
4 GBR9500 Polly Impala 28 Ben Meakins & Adrian Cudmore 1 1 DNC DNC 2 2 4 20
5 GBR9616 Imptish Hunter Impala 28 OOD Barnaby Smith & Graham Tullett 5 2 5 5 6 4 5 26
6 GBR9579 Magic Hunter Impala 28 OOD Dr Olly Bewes 6 6 6 6 7 6 DNC 37
7 GBR4080T Crakajax X95 Richard & Ursula Hollis DNC DNC 7 7 5 3 6 38
8 GBR4589R Prospero of Hamble Sigma 33 Mr Allan Fraser DNC DNC 2 4 DNC DNC 7 43
9 GBR5931R My Dream David Thomas One Off Graham Edward DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 60

J/111 Class - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR7111L J_Dream J/111 David & Kirsty Apthorp 2 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 11
2 FRA62 Jitterbug J111 Mr Cornel Riklin 1 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 15
3 GBR111N McFly J111 MR Tony Mack DNC DNC DNC 1 1 2 2 2 18
4 GBR8711R ICARUS J111 Charles Rolls & Andrew Christie DNC 2 3 DNC DNC DNC DNC 4 29

J/109 Class - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR6865R Jagerbomb J/109 Mr Paul Griffiths 1 3 1 1 4 6 3 13
2 GBR2192L Jynnan Tonnyx J109 Mr Owain Franks 3 4 4 3 2 2 5 18
3 GBR8543R Offbeat J/109 David McLeman 4 1 2 6 9 5 2 20
4 GBR5109R Designstar 2 J109 Mr Roger Phillips 5 6 3 4 5 3 7 26
5 GBR2091R Je Vante J109 Todd Wells 10 9 5 5 1 1 6 27
6 GBR9014R Jacobi J109 Mr Paul Coward 2 7 6 2 7 7 8 31
7 GBR9931T OutraJeous J109 Richard & Valerie Griffith 8 2 DNC DNC 3 4 4 34
8 GBR6709R J Taime J109 Mr Christopher Palmer 7 8 7 7 6 8 9 43
9 GBR9109T Red Arrow J109 RAFSA 9 10 DNC DNC 8 9 10 59
10 GBR529R Just So J/109 Mr David McGough 6 5 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 63
11 GBR2377C Tigh Solius J109 Richard Hinde-Smith DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 1 66
12 GBR5809R Jelenko J109 Jonathan Bevan DNC DNC DNC DNC 10 10 DNC 72

Sigma 38 Class - Garmin Hamble Winter Series
1 GBR8352 Mefisto Sigma 38 OOD Kevin Sussmilch 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 7
2 GBR8285 Kindred Spirit Sigma 38 Rob, Jules, Jack and Friends 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 15
3 GBR8338 With Alacrity Sigma 38 Chris & Vanessa Choules 4 2 1 4 2 7 7 20
4 GBR8329 Zanzara Sigma 38 Nick Gale 3 4 3 6 5 3 4 22
5 GBR8275 Pandanova II Sigma 38 Quatro Solutions 7 7 6 2 1 6 6 28
6 GBR6388T MARTA SIGMA 38 MR BRIAN SKEET 5 5 DNC DNC 8 4 3 36
7 GBR8327 Light Sigma 38 Rob Denning et al 8 8 5 5 6 5 8 37
8 GBR8367 Rho Sigma 38 Nick Woolven 6 6 7 7 7 8 5 38
9 GBR8282 Degree of Latitude Sigma 38 OOD John Rutherford 9 10 9 8 9 9 9 53
10 GBR8146 Vitesse Sigma 38 OOD Jon England 10 9 8 9 DNC DNC DNC 58

Ben Meakins
12 November 2012 18:38 GMT


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