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RORC Cowes-Dinard (St Malo) 2019

July 17, 2019

The one and only time we did win our Class in this race was in 2007 with 72 boats in then Class IRC-2, with the lowest rating, with a second place on the water. Well it looked like we would have a similar score, this time with 47 boats in Class IRC-4 resp 198 in […]

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The longest RtIR, ever…

July 1, 2019

June 29th 2019, a date set for one of the most spectacular sailing events: The Round the Island Race. The idea is simple, you get on a yacht and after starting go counterclockwise around the Isle of Wight and finish where you started. The weather briefing the day before promised us light winds and a […]

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STC-KNRM Offshore Personal Safety Training (OPST) Fastnet Race 2019 No comments|news

June 18, 2019

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RYS Members’ Regatta 2019

June 16, 2019

The Royal Yacht Squadron Members’ Regatta 2019 started on Friday the 14th of June. Harry, Leen, Geoff, Peter Morton, Boj, Joost Heikens, Floris and Herman participated the three days regatta. The RYS Members Regatta is an owner’ helming race. Harry steered Winsome up and down the Solent. The tactics and navigation where in the great […]

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RORC Myth of Malham Race 2019

May 29, 2019

This would become our 2nd RORC race this year. We had to take delivery of Winsome from Berthon Boat Yard, since the fresh water tanks have had to be repainted. I arrived at 07:00 with the ferry Cherbourg-Poole, Leen and Dirk-Jan arrived at Lymington from Southampton. We motored her to Cowes. Jan and Pieter van […]

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RORC Cervantes Race 2019, re-connecting with off-shore sailing.

May 6, 2019

Tradition has it that we are accompanied by Wouter Verbraak on our first off-shore race of the season. This gives us the opportunity to finetune our navigation system and of course to pick his brains on many different subjects. Besides Wouter, WINSOME’s crew consisted of Harry, Leen, Peter Morton, Laura, Dirk-Jan, Joost Dantuma and myself. […]

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Today we sailed 30 minutes but again we found new deficiencies

April 21, 2019

Finally finally we could leave our berth in the hope we would be able to make some trial starts. Prior to that Floris checked a Spinlock deck vest by letting it drop next to Luna instead of jumping himself in the Solent. The only time I remember he left the boat was on the Solent, […]

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Again no sailing today, but again discoveries on the boat

April 20, 2019

Let call it another succesfull day, in terms of Winsome’s inspection and preparation for this season, yet to start. Leen made a check of the inside of the fresh water tank. Dirt, sticky paint certainly not as a fresh water tank should look. We were shocked and I am afraid that Winsome needs to be […]

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Geluk bij een ongeluk. It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.

April 19, 2019

On our first racing day in the RORC Easter Regatta, there was not enough wind to sail a race. At least so the RORC Race Committee decided and we believe it was a good judgement. After one hour we decided to start working on the boat. Small jobs, left overs, some cleaning, lubricating the ledges, […]

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Crew Party/dinner 14th of April

April 14, 2019

We had a nice gathering of crew from the past and from the present. In my speech I made a mistake by saying that only following persons, together with me, were on board in the 1999 Rolex Fastnet Race: Reima Alander, the brother of Leen i.e. Theun Hoogmoed, the father of Alexander and probably Jan […]

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