Event 7 - 31 July - Course "DB"

Tomorrow light W/SW winds are forecast for the “pool”, with a 6% chance of rain during the evening.  Accordingly Tony has selected course DB which he hopes everyone will be able to complete in the wind and tidal conditions.  HW is at 1815BST/5.3m.
 
 
Don’t forget that we have our “long-distance” challenge to Cawsand next Sunday 4 August . Study charts are available here:  http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/channel-west/plymouth-central-marinas/    The forecast at this range is for light SW winds with 20% chance of rain so anchoring in Cawsand for lunch looks to be a feasible proposition.



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Instructions for Cawsand on 4 August

The next event is on Wednesday 31 July, followed by the Cawsand special event on Sunday 4 August.  For convenience the Cawsand instructions are repeated below so that Challengers can dig out a chart and get started with passage planning.
 
1.       CAWSAND EVENT 4 AUGUST – OUTBOUND  Yachts shall start on the Cargreen Line during the time “slot” of 0930-1000 and take the ebb, finishing at Queens Ground.  The outbound course is:
 
Weir Point Ski Buoy – leave to starboard
Neal Point Buoy – leave to starboard
Lynher Entrance Buoy (red can) – leave to port
West Mud buoy (red can) – leave to port
North Drakes Island buoy (red can) – leave to starboard
Asia Buoy (red can) – leave to starboard
Melampus Buoy (red can) – leave to port
Dunstone Rock Buoy (yellow spherical) – leave to starboard
Duke Rock (west cardinal) – leave to starboard
 
Finish – Queens Ground Buoy (red can) in transit with the Breakwater Lighthouse,
leaving the buoy to port
 
On completion yachts should anchor in Cawsand Bay for lunch, either a
picnic onboard or ashore in the Rising Sun pub.  Rafting-up may be possible. 
The Officer of the Day will coordinate using VHF channel 72.
 
2.       CAWSAND EVENT 4 AUGUST – RETURN  Yachts shall weigh anchor as convenient to start the return event during the time “slot” 1600-1630.  Yachts shall start by leaving Queens Ground Buoy to starboard and when the buoy is in transit with the Breakwater Light.  The course home takes the flood and is:
 
Queens Ground Buoy (red can) – leave to starboard
Melampus Buoy (red can) – leave to port
Asia Buoy (red can) – leave to port
North Drakes Island (red can) – leave to port
West Mud buoy (red can) – leave to starboard
Lynher Entrance Buoy (red can) leave to starboard
Neal Point Buoy – leave to starboard
Weir Point Ski Buoy – leave to port
 
Finish by crossing the Cargreen Line, south to north.
 
3.         SAILING IN THE HAMOAZE AND SOUND  Challengers are reminded that warships and merchant ships have absolute right of way in the Hamoaze and in the Sound, and that yachts should not impede the Torpoint Ferries.  Probably there will be yacht racing taking place in the Sound so Challengers should keep a good look-out.
 
4.         STRONG WINDS FORECAST ON 4 AUGUST  If strong winds are forecast on 4 August, the Officer of the Day may arrange a shorter more sheltered course and anchorage eg finish at Battery Point buoy and anchor in Barn Pool.

Results 17 July

Nice sail yesterday evening in SW winds at 5-12kts with 8 boats on the water.  Good to see newcomer Roger Pugh in his Westerly Regatta 26 WIZARD.  Results and points overall attached.
 
Well done to Mac in his Firefly FULL FROTTLE for completing the challenge in shortest elapsed and corrected times, and by a big margin.  Commiserations to Rob Stebbing who decided the conditions were a little too brisk for his light weather International Canoe and retired, also to Marc Bellin (BUFFIN) and Roger Pugh (WIZARD) who were forced to retire as the wind died and the ebb began to build.

Cargreen White Sail 2019 Challenge - Results 17 July 2019 final

Cargreen White Sail Challenge 2019 Overall Points to date 17 July final

Event 6 - 17 July - Course "A1"

Wind is forecast to be SW 5-10kts and holding up during the evening.
 
Let us try Course A1 starting at Cargreen and finishing at Neal Point, incorporating the Powerline Buoys off the Tavy railway bridge.  HW is 1909  5.3m.
 
Times to Tony Head by SMS to 07885914148 or on a piece of paper in the Clubhouse afterwards.


Course A1

Results 3 July

Event 5 was sailed in lovely warm sunshine with a gentle SSW breeze (not the easterly predicted) and the last of a spring flood tide by a good turn out of 10 boats; 9 were able to finish but sadly Mike Sissons in his ROATAN ISLE, as he is only able to start later than the rest of us, was defeated by lack of wind and a strengthening ebb stream. 
 
Results are attached. Congratulations to David Wheatley again for completing the challenge in the shortest time.  Good to see our Rear Commodore in his Flying Fifteen FULL FROTTLE joining us and coming 4th.
 
Also attached are points overall to date.  These take account of 3 “discards”.

Cargreen White Sail Challenge 2019 Overall Points to date 3 JulyCargreen White Sail 2019 Challenge - Results 3 July 2019

Event 5 - 3 July - Course "C"

Please note Tony Head is back in harness for tomorrow’s White Sail event.  Thanks go to Mick for standing in for him a fortnight ago.
 
Looks like a gentle easterly breeze and a nice warm evening so I have chosen Course C. Times to Tony Head by SMS to 07885914148 please. 
 

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