A Busy Week of Sailing
Published 08:11 on 1 Sep 2019
What a busy time our Sailors have had, from sunday Sailing, Torquay Regatta, Monday Dinghy Pursuit race, Passage Race and now the Dartmouth Regatta over the coming weekend.
Last Sunday's sailing turned into the "Perfect Drift" with Orchist having to start her engines to prevent shaking hands with a neighbouring boat!
Mondays Dinghy racing was a Pursuit race, excellent turn out of 12 boats. Evie Semmens was the Race officer, and the race was won by Thomas with a large margin. Thomas and Sean were assisted by a good breeze at the start of the race which was dying away as the remaining fleet were starting. Full results are on the Web.
Passage Race - Information from the Start Race Officer - Robin Meads
48 boats waited to start this race, in sunny but very calm conditions. Reports were received that there was wind of about 5 or 6 knots once round Berry Head.
Our BYC team at Battery Point, in consultation with the Royal Dart RO, decided that, as the competitors were going to Dartmouth anyway (even if under engine), then we would start the race on time at 1400 and forget the 10 minute rule.
All 3 classes had a clean start; they were well back from the line and for 15 to 20 minutes nothing much happened. 2 boats eventually crossed the line at the ODM end and a couple of boats drifted slowly but surely towards the rocks under Battery Point. A Piano being closest managed to claw her way off.
Between 25 and 30 minutes after the start time, a light breeze started to fill in from the harbour and the fleet started to move en masse. By 1500, the leaders were still 1 mile from Berry Head, but all still moving. The majority of the fleet finished, with Peanut in 2nd place IRC; A Piano 1st place & Rag Doll 16th NHC, so well done everyone for staying with it !
Thursdays sailing saw another good number of boats. Unfortunately due to the lack of breeze and the length of the course they finished in the dark! Results are on the Web for this series race.
The Torquay Regatta nad Dartmouth Regatta results will be on their Club Website
Last updated 14:30 on 13 January 2020