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2020 round the island race

PostPost by: pauljones » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:44 pm

Any one here entering or racing in this years RTI?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:13 am

Yes, quite probably. In a Spirit 46 again. Last year we were one of the few to actually finish the race within the time allowance.

It was a long day!

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:49 pm

Tim,

What class you in? I've entered ISCRS. 43ft Grand Soleil.

We pulled out last year at Bembridge and towed a stricken tri back to hamble,but very long hot day.

I'm hoping we get better winds this year.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:34 pm

Paul, we?re in the Modern Classic Racing Yachts, Whisper of Lymington.

After last year I suspect everyone will be hoping for consistent wind!

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:25 pm

I'm on Magic Dragon 3, based at Hamble point. Be great if we meet up, I race against lymington when I can in the ilex trophy, Royal Engineers vs RLYC. Bit of an annual event. I think this year I'll be on the charity boat, boleh from the boleh trust.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Ah. Whisper is on the Hamble too, at Mercury, though Royal Southern club.

We sail on Whisper as a treat; usually we race an International Dragon at Burnham on Crouch.

This season we?re on Whisper also for the British Classic Yacht Club Cowes Regatta and then on to a Spirit Yachts regatta in Guernsey.

We?ll have done the Dragon nationals in Edinburgh before that lot too!

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:41 pm

Tim,

Not long just got back from Hamble, lovely day out on water. Lifting her out next Monday for a clean and polish. Dropping her back in water Feb and putting on the carbon sails. A bit of training and ready for the RTI.

One day I'll get to work on lotus, as it happens and as your an Ex mob, I'm now bosun for Army racing team. Get to look after British soldier, x yacht 41, and our new Fujitsu British soldier a sunfast 3600, the ex redshift reloaded. Nice toys to have at my disposal.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:08 am

Indeed Paul, well done!

Let’s establish comms closer to the RTI race.

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