Spicy Conditions

















THE ROYAL SOUTHAMPTON YACHT CLUB WINTER SERIES 2019

Day 1 of the Winter Series on October 6 saw the two Classes enjoy two races in quite spicy conditions. The wind was steady at 300 degrees but in strength ranged from 14 to 18 knots with gusts of up to 24 knots.

The sun shone and it stayed dry.

The first race was a straight Windward Leeward from a Startline about 0.5nm NW of 'AfterBarn', to the windward mark 0.8nm at 300 degrees.Both Classes were sent off together, Class 1 for three rounds and Class 2 for two rounds.

Mike Garvey’s X 362 Sport, Magec lead the Class 1 field convincingly from start to finish with Gwynne Lewis’s X34, Aura second and Rum n Cork II, a J 105, belonging to Michael Livingstone third.

Class 2 was a rather closer affair with Sarah Treseder’s SIGMA 33 beating Bob Gardner’s Mystery 30 Enigma by just 7 seconds on the water but coming second on corrected time, with Glass Onion an Evolution 22 owned byJacob Mackenzie third.

Race 2 was a round the cans race with all points of sailing employed. Magec again came out on top but Rum n Cork II this time mastered the conditions to take second place over Chris Burbridge’s J32, Domaine, who was third.

We look forward to races 3 and 4 next week.


Stephen Parry, Captain of Racing