Round the Island 2016

Round the Island 2016

Postby Crossjack » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:19 am

Proud to see lots of Freedoms racing in this years Round the Island Race.

Feronia holding her own off the start.jpg
Ferronia holding her own off the start
Feronia holding her own off the start.jpg (46.58 KiB) Viewed 1086 times

Squirrel leading off the start.jpg
Squirrel leading of the start
Squirrel leading off the start.jpg (44.87 KiB) Viewed 1086 times

sail number 4258l off the start.jpg
Sail Number 4258L off the start
sail number 4258l off the start.jpg (49.36 KiB) Viewed 1083 times
Crossjack
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:54 pm
Location: Southampton, UK

Re: Round the Island 2016

Postby hotstonp » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:18 am

Hi Crossjack,

Feronia had a good start but I think we really should have had a reef in earlier. The new main certainly has some power to it. We had to reef before the Hurst narrows as it was really funnelling through there. We peaked at 14.5 knots on a surf round by St. Catherine's and that was after we had broken our Vang (metal fatigue the boom end broke away fully) and we had to jury rig a kicker to maintain some control of the main. We saw Liberty (the other F33) at the and the start and then again by the needles. We didn't see her again until we saw her ahead of us as we neared the finish. In the end we clawed our way past to finish the boat in from of her as we crossed the line. We were half a boat length ahead when we crossed. For some reason she is rated as faster and was in class 6a rather than our 6c.

It was an exciting race
Feronia.
1986 Freedom 33 Cat Sloop (UK Hoyt), Hull # 001, Aluminium Needlespar rig, shoal keel.
hotstonp
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Location: Southampton

Re: Round the Island 2016

Postby Crossjack » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:22 pm

Hi Ferronia, 14.5 knots - wow thats going some. Were you under spinnaker at the time? Tough gusty conditions for sure and sorry to hear about the kicker. Well done anyway a good result. Never seen Liberty, but will look out for her around the Solent.
See you soon
Crossjack
Crossjack
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:54 pm
Location: Southampton, UK

Re: Round the Island 2016

Postby hotstonp » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:57 pm

Hi Crossjack,

No Spinnaker - didn't see a single one used. I am sure our log is optimistic by 0.5 of a knot normally. By then we had broken the vang and reefed again. We managed it on a large wave round by St. Catherine's. We had plenty of 12 knot surfs but the 14.5 took the biscuit. It was lairy.

Keep well
Feronia
1986 Freedom 33 Cat Sloop (UK Hoyt), Hull # 001, Aluminium Needlespar rig, shoal keel.
hotstonp
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Location: Southampton


Return to Racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest