Solo Offshore Racing - Truant wins first race

Truant wins Nab Tower Solo.
A total of twenty yachts set off for the Nab Tower from the JOG line to the west of Cowes at 1000hrs on Sunday morning with a five knot easterly breeze and a strong flooding tide. Most of the fleet prudently motoring hard well up tide before the starting sequence to avoid being carried over the line before the start, all boats passed this test.

The second challenge was to safely navigate through Snowden and Prince Consort Buoys set by race officers Dave Giddings and Kisteen Donaldson to minimize the risk to shipping. The wind dropped and four boats were swept outside this gate which was impossible to re-round given the tide. Over the next hour the true wind more or less disappeared and progress was only possible with the two knots of tide giving boats some control drifting to the east.

The teasing south easterly wind eventually filled in around noon shortly before the tide turned, most of the fleet continued on starboard tack past Portsmouth, while Solan Goose, Voador and Fastrak tacked in towards the island to avoid the increasing ebbing tide.

Sadly the wind dropped again and with slow progress against the ebbing tide the race officers advised by VHF of a shortened course at the Nab Tower. At 1400hrs many yachts on the mainland shore had almost completely lost the wind again, some lost patience and retired. Yachts close to the island had better breeze and experienced a large veer to the west when the breeze began to fill in which made prospects look very good, particularly Voador who maintained the longest course close to the island.

As the breeze built it started to back significantly which dealt a great hand to the boats on the left hand side of the course, the main beneficiaries were Ian Hoddle on Figaro 2 Rare who went on to take line honors and Steve Thomas on HOD 35 Truant who went on to win class two and overall IRC, also John Baily on Elan 340 Nereid notched up his first class three win and podium under overall IRC.

Class 1 First Solan Goose, Second Rare, Third Mint Julip
Class 2 First Truant, Second Voador, Third Juliette
Class 3 First Nereid, Second Edith, Third British Beagle

Overall IRC

First: Steve Thomas -Truant HOD 35
Second: Simon Curwen Voador J105
Third: John Baily Nereid Elan 340

Next race is the RIOW Solo on 28th April 2012, all welcome including multihulls for this classic.
 
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012     Start Time:  10:05      Class 1  
Provisional results
BoatTypeSail NoOwner or SkipperTCFFinishElapsedCorrectedPlacePointsComments
TimeTimeTime
Solan Goose of HambleA35GBR7835RPeter Olden1.03216:03:255:58:256:09:5311 
RareBeneteau Figaro IIGBR5236RIan Hoddle1.09415:53:365:48:366:21:2222 
Mint JulepJ122GBR122LDavid Cule9.99916:20:006:15:0062:29:3833 
Change of CourseC&C 115GBR9070Keith Gibbs1.035--- 8DNF
Ding DongStewart 37GBR7878RChris Rustom1.085--- 8DNF
JbellinoJ122GBR9868TRob Craigie1.076--- 8DNF
OojahJ122GBR2207RPeter Tanner9.999--- 8DNF
7  boats started of 7 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012     Start Time:  10:05      Class 2  
Provisional results
BoatTypeSail NoOwner or SkipperTCFFinishElapsedCorrectedPlacePointsComments
TimeTimeTime
TruantHOD 35GBR7580TStephen Thomas1.00915:58:165:53:165:56:2711 
VoadorJ105GBR722RSimon Curwen1.00916:01:175:56:175:59:2922 
JulietteJ105GBR9405RJerry Freeman1.00716:05:276:00:276:02:5833 
Fastrak VIIISunfast 3200GBR4690RNigel Colley1.00316:10:056:05:056:06:1144 
Comedy of ErrorsHOD 35GBR735RTony White1.00616:17:356:12:356:14:4955 
RoxanneSunfast 3200GBR2539LSimon Mitchell1.00316:29:306:24:306:25:3966 
Velocity GirlVQ32GBR932RRichard Lett1.025--- 8DNF
JuneauJ105GBR1605Oscar Mead9.999--- 9DNC
7  boats started of 8 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012     Start Time:  10:05      Class 3  
Provisional results
BoatTypeSail NoOwner or SkipperTCFFinishElapsedCorrectedPlacePointsComments
TimeTimeTime
NereidElan 340GBR1093LJohn Baily0.97716:15:066:10:066:01:3511 
EdithElan 333GBR6831TMike Saqui0.95216:32:156:27:156:08:4022 
British BeagleSigma 36GBR3936Charles Emmett0.93516:40:406:35:406:09:5733 
FantaseaDehler 36GBR9142TTony Rowe0.994--- 7DNF
GeofonMaxiGBR1903John Ford0.951--- 7DNF
ImproHunter SonataGBR8064NRichard Breese0.808--- 7DNF
6  boats started of 6 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28
Solo Offshore Racing Club Ltd     Solent Solo Series
Nab Tower  -  25 Mar 2012    IRC overall  
Provisional results
BoatTypeSail NoOwner or SkipperTCFFinishElapsedCorrectedPlacePointsComments
TimeTimeTime
TruantHOD 35GBR7580TStephen Thomas1.00915:58:165:53:165:56:2711 
VoadorJ105GBR722RSimon Curwen1.00916:01:175:56:175:59:2922 
NereidElan 340GBR1093LJohn Baily0.97716:15:066:10:066:01:3533 
JulietteJ105GBR9405RJerry Freeman1.00716:05:276:00:276:02:5844 
Fastrak VIIISunfast 3200GBR4690RNigel Colley1.00316:10:056:05:056:06:1155 
EdithElan 333GBR6831TMike Saqui0.95216:32:156:27:156:08:4066 
Solan Goose of HambleA35GBR7835RPeter Olden1.03216:03:255:58:256:09:5377 
British BeagleSigma 36GBR3936Charles Emmett0.93516:40:406:35:406:09:5788 
Comedy of ErrorsHOD 35GBR735RTony White1.00616:17:356:12:356:14:4999 
RareBeneteau Figaro IIGBR5236RIan Hoddle1.09415:53:365:48:366:21:221010 
RoxanneSunfast 3200GBR2539LSimon Mitchell1.00316:29:306:24:306:25:391111 
Change of CourseC&C 115GBR9070Keith Gibbs1.035--- 19DNF
Ding DongStewart 37GBR7878RChris Rustom1.085--- 19DNF
FantaseaDehler 36GBR9142TTony Rowe0.994--- 19DNF
GeofonMaxiGBR1903John Ford0.951--- 19DNF
ImproHunter SonataGBR8064NRichard Breese0.808--- 19DNF
JbellinoJ122GBR9868TRob Craigie1.076--- 19DNF
Velocity GirlVQ32GBR932RRichard Lett1.025--- 19DNF
18  boats started of 18 entered
Results program © Jade Consultants (Cambridge) Ltd. Report created  26 Mar 2012 10:28


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