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Adele

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'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« on: January 20, 2008, 10:08:12 PM »
I've just seen on the Yachts and Yachting website that Graham and Sam came 2nd and Antony and Katie 8th - many congratulations - it's great publicity and recognition for the class!

Antony3514

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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 11:05:27 AM »
Sadly I have to report that the Phantom class beat us to the class prize.  It possible that we could have held off the 2nd Phantom had it not been for a brief swim on the last beat.. but that is another story.  

G & Sam sailed a great race and finised overlapped with both the 1st and 3rd finishing boats, exactly how a pursuit race should conclude.

Was good fun, but never accept an invitation to race a serious regatta in a high sided dock... i think that i prefer the Thames.

Antony

DavidW

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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 06:43:47 PM »
Well done to all who did battle - especially Graham who has managed two brilliant results in 2 years but has even managed to tolerate the venue 2 years running!!!!
David Wilkins
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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 08:36:52 PM »
I think its Antony who has done it twice, and I can only agree that the Thames is better (and some of you know what I think of that!)

Still, it's a good day out, and great publicity for the class. Well done all of you. Fab photo of graham and Sam - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photos/?s=64&PID=25860

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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 10:10:22 PM »
Yep, It's Antony who braved the race twice. The previous time we sailed in the dock at Excel it was just a general sail around for the crowd - drifting in no wind. The race is a much better spectical than that. But very hard work  . . . we had an interesting high speed involuntart gybe and Sam rescued us a few times on the beat. Any volunteers for next year?

Antony3514

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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 09:12:16 AM »
David,

You are muddled. I have done it two years in a row (different crews) but the good results were Fran and Sophie and Graham and Sam. I am just the wingman....


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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 03:34:33 PM »
Not many sailing locations you can get aerial shots of boats from - at least thats one benefit.  Can see how the boats are being sailed.
THG

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Re: 'Battle of the Classes' pursuit race
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 09:00:35 PM »
Antony

The old grey cells aren't what they used to be !  Well done anyway - that's certainly not somewhere I would choose to race at too frequently!

Cheers
David Wilkins
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