Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Monday 22nd May

A very fickle S / SW / WSW / W gentle breeze gusting to 10 knots (for everybody else of course !) greeted the 8 J24 starters on Monday. Plenty of place changes was the result as we all tried to negotiate the conditions. Jolly Roger did best and led from the first windward mark to the finish, whilst Jobs for the Buoys, without their star crew Wade, achieved their best result of the series, whilst an uncalled for wind shift lost us, on Vinyl Solutions, two places on the final beat 

William


Parkstone YC Monday Evening Spring Series
Sail no. Name 17th April 24th April 1st May 8th May 15th May 22nd May
4270 Jolly Roger 1 3 5 1 2 1 13
4266 Flying Colours 6 4 2 3 3 4 22
4235 Wijit DNC 9 1 DNC 9 2 1 3 25
4239 Zaphod DNC 9 7 1 6 4 5 32
4263 Jobs for the Buoys 6 6 6 5 DNC 9 2 33
5647 XP Rigging 6 5 4 7 DNC 9 6 37
4074 Crackerjack 2 2 DNC 9 8 DNC 9 8 38
4067 Vinyl Solutions DNC 9 8 3 4 DNC 9 7 40

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Monday 15th May 2017

It's that sinking feeling when you know there is nothing you can do but turn for home and get the fenders and warps out !! Yes that was our story on Monday when the main halliard flew past my right ear, having wound itself up through the mast, and was now trailing serenely in the water.
It seemed to be a case of how many DNCs. Jobs for the Buoys and Crackerjack lacked crew and XP Rigging were ensconced in exams. That left just four boats to fight it out over a short legged course which kept the sail handlers busy. I watched, with envy, via the telescope in the clubhouse as Wijit took command towards the penultimate mark, perfected an excellent spinnaker down, gybe, round and harden up for home, manoeuvre, leaving Jolly Roger (thank you for the duct tape Roger), Flying Colours and Zaphod in their wake, in that order.

Hopefully, the series results are attached.
 
William
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413








Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Monday 8th May

Parkstone Spring Evening Series Monday 8th May.

An interesting start line, for the nine J24s, which could only be crossed on port tack. A North Easterly is a difficult wind for which to set a course within Poole Harbour. In consequence we all headed north on starboard. Jolly Roger and Wijit were the first to tack away towards Northshore Homes and a melee occurred when the rest of us arrived. 
Spinnakers up and a long run to Balls Lake but still most of the fleet were separated by very little. However, the beat back did eventually spread us out, and we, on Vinyl Solutions found ourselves mid fleet. Jolly Roger took line honours, closely followed by Wijit and Flying Colours. Jobs for the Buoys and us had a close tussle on the final beat but helm lady Holly held her nerve and we crossed about 10 seconds in front for 4th place (uncharted, but jolly exciting, territory for us!!)
 
William Lack 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413


Parkstone YC Monday Evening Spring Series 2017
Sail no. Name 17th April 24th April 1st May 8th May
4270 Jolly Roger 1 3 5 1 10
4266 Flying Colours 6 4 2 3 15
4235 Wijit DNC 9 1 DNC 9 2 21
4074 Crackerjack 2 2 DNC 9 8 21
5647 XP Rigging 6 5 4 7 22
4239 ex Zaphod DNC 9 7 1 6 23
4263 Jobs for the Buoys 6 6 6 5 23
4067 Vinyl Solutions DNC 9 8 3 4 24

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

J24 Monday evening series

Apologies for the delay, but to catch up:

Monday 17th April.

1st race of the Spring series saw six J24s take to the start line but only two managed to finish due to the ever decreasing wind.

1st 4270 Jolly Roger
2nd 4074 Crackerjack
DNF 4263 Jobs for the Buoys
DNF 4266 Flying Colours
DNF 5647  XP Rigging

Monday 24th April.

I have it on good authority that it was only blowing 10 knots when we put it up, but closer to 20 knots when we took it down, 30 seconds, and a spectacular broach, later! Perhaps it was a bit enthusiastic flying a spinnaker with only three of us on board, but I blame the skipper, and so did our 13 year old helm!! Plenty of place changes and buoy roundings sorted the ones who could perform good sail handling, from the rest.
Crackerjack came back from a poor start to finish a creditable second behind Wijit who led from start to finish.

1st  4235 Wijit
2nd  4074  Crackerjack
3rd  4270  Jolly Roger
4th 4266  Flying Colours
5th  5647  XP Rigging
6th  4263  Jobs for the Buoys
7th  4239  ex Zaphod
8th  4067  Vinyl Solutions

Monday  1st May.

"That was AWESOME", the words of the other responsible adult on board, not mine. But at long last we managed to finish with boats behind us! There was not much sail handling required, although some boats carried spinnakers from Hutchins back to Channel marker 30. It was a reach followed by a reach followed by a close reach to the finish. But we came third out of six starters so did we care that there was no tacking and no gybing?

1st 4239  ex Zaphod (I shall find out her name soon)
2nd  4266  Flying Colours
3rd  4067  Vinyl Solutions
4th  5647  XP Rigging
5th  4270  Jolly Roger
6th  4263  Jobs for the Buoys

Therefore series so far:

1st   4270   Jolly Roger   9 points
2nd  4266  Flying Colours   12
3rd   4074  Crackerjack   13
4th  5647  XP Rigging   15
5th  4239  ex Zaphod   17
6th  4263  Jobs for the Buoys   18
7th  4235  Wijit   19
8th  4067  Vinyl Solutions   20

 

William

  
William Lack 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413










Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Final Results J24 Monday Evening Autumn Series

Hopefully I have managed to decipher the results from the Autumn Series (there were some that were mis dated !!)

I believe these to be correct but if anyone knows better.......??

Regards,
William


J24 Monday Evening Autumn Series 2016
6 races to count
    1st Aug 8th Aug 15th Aug 22nd Aug 29th Aug 5th Sept 12th Sept 19th Sept Points
                    2 discards
4265 Madeliene 2 5 1 2 dnc 13 ocs 9 2 1 13
4270 Jolly Roger 1 3 Av 5 8 dnc 13 2 1 dnc 13 20
4266 Flying Colours dnc 13 2 Av 6 4 dnc 13 4 4 2 22
4239 Zaphod 3 4 4 5 dnc 13 5 3 6 24
4074 Crackerjack dnc 13 8 2 3 dnc 13 3 6 4 28
4235 Wijit dnc 13 1 3 6 dnc 13 1 dnc 13 5 29
4263 Jobs for the Buoys 5 dnf 11 5 7 1 6 dnc 13 7 31
5467 XP Rigging 4 7 Av 7 dnc 13 dnc 13 7 5 3 33
4067 Vinyl Solutions 6 9 6 dnc 13 2 dnc 13 7 9 39
4242 Pheonix dnc 13 6 Av 10 1 dnc 13 dnc 13 dnc 13 dnc 13 56
4204 Easy Tiger dnf 7 dnc 13 DNF8 DNF 10 dnc 13 dnc 13 dnc 13 8 60


William Lack 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413









Monday, 24 October 2016

J24 Sept/Oct 2016

Apologies for my absence from these pages. Hopefully I have got the results correct although I am still checking on the race on Monday 19th Sept which took place whilst I was at the Southampton Boat Show.

A week later than originally planned 8 J24s took to the water to support Annie Lush's Magenta Project day. A good number of ladies, novices, and youngsters joined in on a day of light training, a club lunch, presentations from Annie and her support team of Olympic sailors, and a gentle afternoon race. The weather behaved very well giving us gentle breezes during both morning and afternoon, and only decided to misbehave, with a little rain, as we were all partaking of tea and homemade cakes chez Parkstone YC.

Great day and hopefully some inspired newcomers to the fleet for next season.

Good luck to the youngsters as they sail XP Rigging and Vinyl Solutions to train for the Boxing Day "Commodore's Cup"

See you soon,
William


William Lack
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413



J24 Monday Evening Autumn Series 2016
    1st Aug 8th Aug 15th Aug 22nd Aug 29th Aug 5th Sept 12th Sept 19th Sept Points
                    1 discard
4265 Madeliene 2 5 1 2 dnc 13 1 2   13
4239 Zaphod 3 4 4 5 dnc 13 6 3   25
4270 Jolly Roger 1 3 Av 4 8 dnc 13 dnc 13 1   30
4266 Flying Colours dnc 13 2 Av 6 4 dnc 13 2 4   31
4263 Jobs for the Buoys 5 DNF 11 5 7 1 7 dnc 13   36
4074 Crackerjack dnc 13 8 2 3 dnc 13 4 6   36
4067 Vinyl Solutions 6 9 6 dnc 13 2 9 7   40
5467 XP Rigging 4 7 Av 8 dnc 13 dnc 13 3 5   40
4235 Wijit dnc 13 1 3 6 dnc 13 5 dnc 13   41
4242 Pheonix dnc 13 6 Av 5 1 dnc 13 dnc 13 dnc 13   51
4204 Easy Tiger dnf 7 dnc 13 DNF8 DNF 10 dnc 13 8 dnc 13   59

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Monday 12th September

Monday 12th September

A very pleasant evening, windward / leeward, race keeping close to the start / finish line in the diminishing light. This proved a good strategy as only two of the four rounds were sailed.

Whilst we, again, started well, Vinyl Solutions still viewed the fleet from the rear by the time the finishing line was crossed, but enthusiasm on board remained high and a little more experience was banked.

At the right end of the fleet Madeleine was pushed hard by Flying Colours whilst XP Rigging achieved an excellent third. Crackerjack, Wijit and Zaphod were split by fractions of a second, with Jobs for the Buoys and Easy Tiger completing the fleet.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to get the results from Monday 5th September as yet. Next Monday is the last of the series but I shall be at the Southampton Boat Show. So, see you all on Saturday 8th October for Annie Lush's Team Magenta coaching day. 
   
William Lack 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413