Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Summer Series Results so far


William Lack 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413



Summer Series Results so far





Parkstone Yacht Club Monday Evening Summer Series 2017
Sail No. Name 12th June 19th June 26th June 3rd July
4235 Wijit 1 1 5 1 8
4239 Zaphod 4 3 2 6 15
4263 Jobs for the Buoys 5 2 4 4 15
4236 OJ 2 DNC 9 3 5 19
4266 Flying Colours DNC 9 DNC 9 1 3 22
4067 Vinyl Solutions 6 4 6 7 23
4270 Jolly Roger DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 2 29
4074 Crackerjack 3 DNC 9 DNC 9 DNC 9 30

Parkstone YC Monday Evening Summer Series


William Lack Marine 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413
Representing: Baltic, Key West, LED Lenser, Sea Smart, Holt, Tilley Endurables.








Monday 3rd July 2017

After two Mondays of drifting around the harbour and crawling over the finishing line, on Monday we were treated to a SW Force 4 which prompted our Race Officer to send us out to Branksome. Unfortunately for us this was the one time we, on Vinyl Solutions, were a little light on crew (actually we are always light, but this time we were only four up, so even lighter than usual). I like to get my excuses in early !!  Having competed quite favourably over the last few weeks we were actually a bit disappointed to be left so far behind, but a quite spectacular broach at Poole Head didn't exactly help. Character building stuff though !! Disappointed but not downhearted we joined the Class 2 finishers having watched the little white triangles of the J 24 fleet finishing more than a little while earlier!
Meanwhile, Wijit and Jolly Roger jostled with Flying Colours at the front end of the fleet in what was a great evening's sail.

Result:

1st 4235 Wijit
2nd 4270  Jolly Roger
3rd  4266 Flying Colours
4th 4263  Jobs for the Buoys
5th 4236 OJ
6th 4239  Zaphod
7th  4067  Vinyl Solutions

 
William Lack Marine 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413
Representing: Baltic, Key West, LED Lenser, Sea Smart, Holt, Tilley Endurables.









Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Whilst the majority of the J24 fleet were enjoying Kiel Week four home loving crews were greeted by a gentle SE breeze which was threatening to become a zephyr. Wijit, Zaphod and Jobs for the Buoys set off for Bell race mark along the North Channel whilst us, the maverick youngsters, decided to visit Brownsea.
At first the tactic looked bad, then really good, and then we sailed into a hole, allowing all the others to pass. Zaphod rounded first.
The zephyr now turned to glass with the occasional puff. Each boat had her turn at the head of the fleet, as countless gybes were performed. Eventually Wijit took line honours from Jobs fir the Buoys leaving Zaphod to lead Vinyl Solutions across the line.


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monday 12th June 2017

Well, I thought it was very generous of us to mark the sandbank so the whole fleet could sail on by !!! Actually, if I was being honest, it was more of a case of the spinnaker pole having an argument with the genoa sheets thus preventing a speedy tack at Northshore Homes buoy. And we were doing so well up to that point too !!  I understand we were not the only ones to acquaint themselves with said shallows, as 4036 ex Owen's J, now skippered by Duncan McCarthy, also allowed Wijit to pass them at the same point , for the same reason, later in the contest.
However, a beautiful evening with a slightly gusty breeze, gave us all a great sail.

Result:
1st 4035  Wijit
2nd 4036  ??
3rd Crackerjack
4th Zaphod
5th Jobs for the Buoys
6th Vinyl Solutions

William

William Lack 
mobile tel no. 0782 552 8413









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