Race Report 20 Nov 2016
Published 14:37 on 22 Nov 2016
Almost 40 RVYC sailors were fortunate to have a weather window between the first named storm of the season, Angus, and the following low-pressure system, which coincided with the tide and daylight hours, and so Frostbite 4 went ahead at 2pm on Sunday. Ironically, light winds meant that all the sailors were out on the water for rather longer than usual but not many complaints were heard. The cruiser fleet were send zigzagging across the Solent twice and the course seemed to suit the Super Seals of Chris Turner, sailing single-handed, and Hilary Martin, both of whom beat Nitric on handicap this week although the trimaran still leads the series. By the time the back markers crossed the line dusk was falling and the race team had abandoned the box leaving them to self-finish.
In the Squib fleet, the Gibson Brothers once again showed the fleet a clean pair of (Cuban?) heels closely followed by Martin Harrison and Steve W-S and these three also lead the series. In the fast handicap fleet, the laser 4.7's beat the catamaran this week around the triangle-sausage course once handicaps had been applied with Gregor and Graeme trialing a high-performance dinghy. The visiting boat still leads the series, however.
Next week's race, weather permitting, will be at 10 a.m.
Last updated 10:21 on 11 January 2018