Catapult Catamaran Racing at Rutland:
TT at Rutland SC Open: May 29th-30th



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    NIGEL HARRISON: IMPRESSIONS OF THE RUTLAND OPEN: SUNDAY MAY 29th:

 
 “I think it is nearly too bad to race!” I think it is really, really close” shouted back George at the start of race 1 He later pitch-poled as the gusts reached force 7   (Races report here)

John T, Alastair, Nigel, George, Justin and Chris:--heroically completed fine races on Saturday in very strong  (5-6 max gust 7) winds, demonstrating oodles of skill in keeping the boats upright for most of the time



Above: Nigel Harrison on port and John Terry on starboard negotiate the downwind leg.                                        (All photos Bob Jeynes, Rutland SC)

 

 I have my GPS phone on board and it told me that we did 39.4 miles of racing during the day, and my maximum speed was 19.7 mph

Great weekend, lovely South African meal in the evening. Jolly good fun and bruises and aches and pains all over  It rained and winds dropped for Sunday

Rutland is a lovely place to sail. I am definitely going next year and will remind you all to put it in your diary

You missed a treat   Happy sailing  Nigel

 

(Left: Yee-hah. Chris Phillips rides upwind)

 

                              (Above: a common sight on Sunday: John Terry powers on trapeze chased by George
                                             Evans working up to windward off the wire.) 

Overall Results             
Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Ratings: PY, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank   SailNo HelmName Club   R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
30-May 30-May
1st   524 Alastair Forrest CCA   2 2 2 2 1 1 1 11 9
2nd   533 John Terry Rutland SC   1 1 1 1 3 3 -5 15 10
3rd   510 George Evans Bala Cat Club   3 -4 3 3 2 2 2 19 15
4th   522 Nigel Harrison CCA   5 3 4 5 4 (8 DNC) 8 DNC 37 29
5th   297 Chris Phillips CCA   4 5 5 -6 6 5 4 35 29
6th   518 Justin Evans CCA   -7 6 6 4 5 6 3 37 30
7th   313 Cullum Terry and Tom  Evill Rutland SC   6 (8 DNC) 8 DNC 8 DNC 8 DNC 4 6 48 40



Above: Callum Terry and Tom Evill ride the old Cannon rig, getting a fourth in race 6 (More on Cannon here )

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    Above: Justin Evans easing the new Hood mainsail in a smoking gust (More on the new sail here )