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RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 5

Portsmouth - 19 Sep 19 Offshore

A great evening to be on the water, not quite so good for yacht racing though.

In the absence of Happy Apple, Tinker T took on the mantle of SOOD. With the already light SSE breeze of 5-7 knots likely to ease further a short course of N Sturbridge and back was set. At the start Tinker T with a little bit more boat speed led the 6 yachts off the line closely pursued by Option and Mark Brown's new A31 Assassin, hitherto untested.
The beat however required maximum concentration with zephyrs of wind in patches on the water, a turning tide and crossing ferry's all adding to the mix.Tinker T having gained the advantage off the start line was reluctant to relinquish it and managed to extend her lead by the windward mark. The run home was of similar complexity with plenty of gybing to keep the crews awake in the dying breeze. The first two finished just within the hour but alas for the slower boats it was nav lights on before they finally finished.
A smiling chef. Lucy provided a fine supper for the crews with four choices of excellent grub.

A reminder to all that with nights drawing in the next two weeks races start half an hour earlier at 1730.

In addition the author and results service provider is off for some cold San Miguel and although I'm hoping Kit Buck will be able to provide IRC results the NHC will have to await my return on 3 October.:


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