Results and points overall below.
With this in mind Course DA has been chosen, starting at Cargreen during the time slot 1800-1830 and finishing at Neal Point buoy.
Please send Tony Head your times by SMS to 07885914148 or on a piece of paper in the clubhouse afterwards.
Picnic lunches were taken at anchor except for David Wheatley and crew in STRATOS who opted to beach their boat at Cawsand and proceed ashore for fish and chips (and possibly a pint or two).
Boats then got underway to start the return leg at Queens Ground buoy at 1600, taking the flood stream up to Cargreen. The specified route incorporated rather fewer twists and turns so boats were able to complete this leg in around 1½ hours.
Handicaps were adjusted after the outbound leg according to the standard White Sail Challenge formula, and used to calculate the results for the return leg. On this basis Martin Worth in SPARKS completed the return leg in shortest corrected time, ahead of James Jermain in ECHO by just over a minute, with AELEA and ROATAN ISLE in 3rd and 4th places. Possibly weighed down by a surfeit of fish and chips, David Wheatley brought his STRATOS home in uncharacteristic 5th place! DEN NJORD had a train to catch so departed early but was credited with a Did Not Finish (DNF) score for the return leg.
Cargreen White Sail 2019 Challenge - Results - Cawsand Outbound
Cargreen White Sail 2019 Challenge - Results - Cawsand Return
Cargreen White Sail Challenge 2019 Overall Points to date 4 August
A warm welcome to James Jermain entering for the first time in his catamaran ECHO. I allocated him a starting handicap of 0.930, estimated from PPSA Port Handicaps given to a variety of multihulls when racing in the port “non-spinnaker” in mixed (multi/mono) fleets.
Congratulations to Mac and Katie Armstrong in their Firefly FULL FROTTLE for completing the course with the least corrected time; consequently their handicap is steadily creeping up and they will be “nobbled” fairly soon! Also congratulations to Jill and Claire in DEN NJORD for coming a close second in their rather less than racy Westerly Conway. Martin Worth seems now to have got the measure of his Sparks catamaran and is settling down to consistent results; 3rd last night and also 3rd overall.
ECHO’s initial handicap seems about right as James finished mid fleet in 4th place.
Cargreen White Sail 2019 Challenge - Results 31 July 2019
Cargreen White Sail Challenge 2019 Overall Points to date 31 July