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The last race in 2017

September 9, 2017

Friday the 1st of September was my birth day. It was celebrated with a cake and candles at breakfast. After all, 63 years is not very young anymore. Whilst the crew prepared Winsome and did some food shopping, I excused myself. My pretext was RORC and RYS visits. I picked up an engraved trophy and […]

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next stop Cherbourg!

August 26, 2017

The Cherbourg Race is the last of the UK-based races of the RORC Season and will start this Friday. Compared to the Fastnet it is only 75 miles. I understand now I have to call it a Ladies Race as it is 125 miles short of a proper race. However it has all the ingredients […]

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

August 18, 2017

This was for me and Winsome Fastnet Race number eight, in a period I could have sailed ten. It was only Reima who joined me on the first one in 1999. As my friend Patrick said last Tuesday, blogs after victories are published much quicker than after non victories, like this one which we scored […]

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End of Cowes Week 2017 and Beginning of Fastnet 2017

August 5, 2017

Cowes Week 2017 is now finished. We all had a great week and well done to the Winsome Cowes Week 2017 Crew. Harry did an excellent job navigating us around the Solent, Leen doing mainsheet, Boj doing tactics and pitt, Joost and DJ trimming, Joost N on mast, Herman and Joost grinding and helping with trim, […]

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Thursday’s Thirties – 6th Day of Lendy Cowes Week 2017

August 4, 2017

Early morning everyone was stoked to get out on the water again. With breezy circumstances predicted, another great day for Winsome was presumably in offing. Although the wind was predicted to exceed 40 knots, the crew assumed that racing would not be cancelled. After all, in the past 17 Cowes weeks Winsome has only experienced […]

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Winsome’s Wednesday – 5th Day of Lendy Cowes Week

August 2, 2017

Today was another great day for Winsome and the Winsome crew, with another 1st, including both line honours and first on corrected time. We were delighted as the winning margin today, was our largest yet and we won by over 6 minutes despite the race being less than 2 hours. The divers came this morning […]

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Day 4 in Cowes Week 2017

August 2, 2017

Another good race. 1. A good start 2. Not any mistake in boat handling 3. Not grounding 4. No penalties for either Z flag or sb/port encounter. 5. No damages to any of our sails The unbelievable happened is that we won again today, so we have been in four races 1st on the water […]

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3rd day Lendy Cowes Week 2017

August 1, 2017

After having sailed very well in the first two days of this Cowes week, we knew it would take hard work to copy the two first places we scored until now. Weather forecast was perfect, promising a sunny day with wind 15-19 knots. So no massive rain like yesterday! The no.2 genua was very well […]

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Lendy Cowes Week 2017 – Day 2

July 31, 2017

Following yesterday’s excellent result, we were all keen on getting another good result in today. Whereas yesterday was a day of little breeze, winds for today were forecasted to be between 18-22 knots. Our start was on the fixed line at the Bramble end, near the Williams Shipping buoy. It was indeed breezy out on the Solent […]

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The first racing day of Lendy Cowes Week 2017

July 29, 2017

After two days of preparation WINSOME and her crew were ready to start the Lendy Cowes Week 2017. This year around 8000 sailors will participate. We are participating in IRC Class 5 along with twenty-one competitors. Harry, Leen, Laura, Dirk Jan, Joost D., Boj, Joost N., Floris and Herman only want to improve the result […]

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