BBQ Series – The Fastnet

 
 
 
This Sunday just gone saw the second race of the BBQ series –  “The Fastnet”.  A group of a dozen or more intrepid sailors gathered by the club for the briefing for this, the most gruelling off-shore races, where it was explained to them that the Fastnet Rock in this case was mark 3, Land’s End mark 9 and the Isles of Scilly mark 1 (it just takes a little imagination !).  The handicap and topper class were to do the full course, while for the oppies it was deemed cruel to send them all the way to Ireland, so it was just a leg to Land’s End !  
 
16 boats mustered at the start, and in keeping with the theme the weather was a blustery force 3 to 4.  Tracy in her Comet was the first boat to go  around the rock (the OOD has got remarkably good eyesight). Monica rounded second in her Europe, but not before having some problems remembering whether to pass Land’s End to port or starboard – port is a bit bumpy ! William was the first Topper to reach the Rock before making off towards the Isles of Scilly.  Meanwhile, the two oppies, Jemima and Bea were battling their way down the channel to Land’s End.  Bea had a little help in terms of rather a sizeable tow by the rescue boat (helmed by Jemima’s Dad !), while the OOD pretended not to see.   Tracy and Amy were the first of the handicap fleet back to Cowes, but decided to give the second lap a miss and go off for a play.  The Topper fleet were more resilient with all the boats setting off for a second lap. 
 
In the true nature of the Fastnet there were a number of mishaps, gear failures etc.  Rhys for example lost his mainsheet and needed to be towed in. Others capsized and decided enough was enough.  Anyway ignoring the Handicap fleet for a minute,  William was the first Topper home, Ben second and Joe third. In the oppie battle, Bea pipped Jemima in the downwind run home.  Full results below.  In terms of the full series Joe leads the Topper fleet, with William 2nd,  Edward 3rd, Sam 4th.  In the Oppie class Jemima leads. Don’t worry if you have missed a race, after the 3rd race I will be applying discards so there is still all to play for.
 
Thanks to Steve, Ann and Phil for providing the rescue boat cover.
 
Next BBQ Series is this coming Sunday 28th June start at 14:30-ish.  Monica will be running this as I will be climbing Snowdon !   The race theme ?  The Volvo Around the World Ocean Race – best take sandwiches !
 
James Primrose
 

FASTNET RESULTS
Handicap




Youth
Boat Helm Sail No. Position Pts Boat Helm Sail No. Position Pts
Europe Monica 374 1 1 Topper William 44904 1 1
Topper Tony 24326 2 2 Topper Ben 27796 2 2
Europe 319 DNF 3 Topper Joe 31573 3 3
Laser David 22 DNF 3 Topper Tom na 4 4
Comet Tracy 878 DNF 3 Topper Edward 17712 5 5
Otter ? 664 DNF 3
Pico ? 3 DNF 6
Topper Rhys na DNF 6
Topper Sam 20439 DNF 6
Optimist



Boat Helm Sail No. Position Pts
Optimist Bea na 1 1
Optimist Jemima na 2 2

 
 
 
 

BBQ Series
Youth


Race 1 Race 2 Total Total



6th June 21st June

Boat Helm Sail No. Around the Island Fastnet Total Position
Topper Joe 31573 1 3 4 1
Topper William 44904 4 1 5 2
Topper Edward 17712 2 5 7 3
Topper Sam 20439 3 6 DNF 9 4
Topper Rhys na 6 6 DNF 12 5
Topper Ben 27796 11 DNC 2 13 6
Topper Tom na 11 DNC 4 15 7
Topper Alex 29871 5 11 DNC 16 8
Pico ? 3 11 DNC 6 DNF 17 9
Topper Luke na 7 11 DNC 18 10
Oppie


Race 1 Race 2 Total Total



6th June 21st June

Boat Helm Sail No. Around the Island Fastnet Total Position
Optimist Jemima na 1 2 3 1
Optimist Bea na 3 DNC 1 4 2
Handicap


Race 1 Race 2 Total Total



6th June 21st June

Boat Helm Sail No. Around the Island Fastnet Total Position
Europe Monica 374 1 1 2 1
Topper Tony 24326 2 2 4 2
Otter ? 664 9 DNC 3 RTD 12 3
Europe Amy 319 9 DNC 3 RTD 12 3
Laser David 22 9 DNC 3 RTD 12 3
Laser James 148201 3 9 DNC 12 3
Comet Tracy 878 9 DNC 3 RTD 12 3
Laser ? 140946 4 DNF 9 DNC 13 8

 
 
 
 
 

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