Results Day 3: Race 2 €“ Sponsored by Raymarine

Results Day 3: Race 2 €“ Sponsored by Raymarine

23rd May, 2012

After a relaxing lay day spent in Fowey the fleet have set sail again back towards Plymouth.

With little promise of the light offshore breeze building until later in the day, the race committee took the decision to start the race outside of the harbour entrance, rather than the club start line and contend with light winds, a running tide and lots of lobster pots!!!

After a short delay to reposition to a committee boat start line, the fleet started in good fashion. On the start, gennakers were flown and with a gently increasing sea breeze the fleet got away well with the 46 Gneiss Fantasy and the 47 Volaré moving out ahead.

Southerly 38 Cardio wins the prize for taking the longest to cross the start line- about 20 minutes late!

With gennakers flying, the impressive fleet of 24 Southerly’s emerged from around the headland one by one as they reached across the Plymouth sound finishing over the Royal Western Yacht club line.

In order of boats finishing across the line: Volaré – Southerly 47 – Rupert & Rosie Dorey Maid Honor – Southerly 42RST – Adrian & Pennie Heyworth Dutch Courage of Cowes – Southerly 115 – Nigel Campling Saving Grace – Southerly 38 – Guy & Rhonda Taylor Windrose – Southerly 110 – Chris & Sarah Elphick