26 July 2018 – Cowes Classics Week – Day 4

Start position
Cowes
Start time
10:31
Start engine hours
835
Towards
ETA
08:16
Distance travelled
17
Finish position
Cowes
Finish time
14:57
Finish engine hours
836.3
Skipper
Richard
Crew
Louise, Mary
Weather
  • E1-2
Tide
  • HW Portsmouth 11:40, 4.3m
  • LW Portsmouth 17:00, 1.4m
New faults
Np->Sp %
63
The wind has swung round to the East overnight. That gives us a start against both the light wind and strengthening ebb tide. We loiter just behind and outside the line while the other fleets slowly get away. By the time it’s our turn, there’s a couple of knots of tide against us. We grab 30s on the engine just before the preparatory signal, then go to work. We’re 100m behind the line at the start gun. 25 minutes and 11 tacks later we scrape around ‘Snowden’ to get away. We’re the 3rd and last of a fleet of 6 to do so. The others have to retire.
We’re chasing ‘Satellite’ across to Bramble Bank. There we’re back to beating against the tide to make the most of the shallow water. Eventually we head further North and are pass them by ‘East Bramble’. Now it’s a quick downside reach home.
It’s the main regatta dinner at the RLYC.
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