Filed Under (SailEAST) by tony on 13-09-2011
Final results for Amazon at the Dabchicks SailEast over the weekend, with winds ranging from 8 to 18 knots on Saturday and gusts of 25 knots on Sunday. Three firsts in class won us class 2 for the weekend and also a third overall, our best result so far on the Blackwater. The trip back with Stewart helping me was a little wet with a 20 knot foul tide beat all the way from the Spitway to Burnham, but at least we were back in the safety of a marina before the gales over the last few days. Click on this link for the final Dabchicks results http://www.dabchicks.org/saileast.htm
So for the year, we won class 2 and were fourth overall in SailEast and in EAORA we were also fourth overall but second in class – not a bad year for the new boat. Can’t wait for next season.
Filed Under (SailEAST) by tony on 11-07-2011
First inshore regatta for us on the new boat, so a big learning curve, but the crew handled it superbly and the results weren’t too bad either. We had 7 onboard for the weekend with me, Chuffy, Iona, Ollie, Stewart, Graham, George for the Saturday and John Parker, now from Onesails on the Sunday.
Friday was a very fast delivery trip from Burnham downwind in up to 34 knots and brilliant sunshine, with me, Ollie and Stewart, in just under 5 hours. delivery main and number four. Big smiles all the way.
Saturday was also a great sail in about 20 knots with the boat performing fantastically upwind, leading the class round the course and if it hadn’t been for my OCS in the second race we should have had three firsts in class, instead we scored 1, 4, 1 and won the Fox’s shield for the best result in class 2 for the day. Sunday unfortunately wasn’t quite so good with about 7 knots for the first race and about 11 knots for the scond race which is rather too light for us and although we led on the water at times we could still only manage a 4th and a 5th. So for the weekend we were third in class to a well sailed X-332 and a J80 and 10th overall.