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Congratulations to the LCSC Racing Team

Published 10:38 on 21 Mar 2019



Sunsail Series weekend # 1, 16-17th March


This past weekend was the kick off for the Offshore Racing side of LCSC seeing 9 of us head down to Portsmouth of Friday evening for the matched F40 (Benneteau First 40's) hosted and organised by Sunsail.

In summary:

Saturday

  • Racing was cancelled as it was blowing dogs off chains and we were the only boat to leave the marina!
  • Rugby was watched

Sunday

  • Was still windy but racing was on! Yay
  • 4 great races ranging from 15 knots in the lulls to 35 in the gusts
  • we opted for reef 2 and full jib for most of the day and shook out a reef for the last race
  • Some well clenched moments at mark rounds with other boats broaching out of control and sometimes very close to us.
  • Spinnakers were only used by 2 boats in the fleet of 10, one to their demise and the oxford uni racing team did a great job and got 2nd overall
  • As a crew, we swapped around a fair bit allowing most of the crew to have a go at various jobs.
  • We managed 3rd in all but the last race which was 4th and discarded so we got ourselves a comfortable 3rd place and entry into the finals in November!
  • The top team who mostly met on Friday evening for the first time,

All in All, we are chuffed!

from the crew

Ruaraidh Plummer (skip/nav)

Alex Higginson(mate/helm)

Derrick Evans (helm/trim)

Giles Bancroft (helm/secret downwind weapon)

Matt Klaber (main/smack talk)

Kate Woodward (pit/trim)

Sarah & Liam H (Bow/trim/main)

Tim Sherratt Hardy (baptism of fire)

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Last updated 16:53 on 21 August 2019

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