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RORC race Cowes-Cherbourg, not 1st, nor 2nd, nor 3rd but only 8th in IRC-4 Class

September 12, 2019

This would become our last race in 2019. Crew: Leen, Geoff Sinton, Pieter K, Jan Maarten, Alexander, myself. Race of only 70 Nm. The wind dropped in the last hours prior to our start and we started with G1. Within one minute to the start the tack-Tylaska of G1 loosened itself from the deck and […]

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It’s over

August 17, 2019

On the last we needed to make sure that ELAINE AGAIN would not become 1st, since in that case we would have -after a discart- same points. We would be ranked 2nd since ELAINE AGAIN had one more 1st day score than WINSOME. If we sailed or not, really did not matter for our score, […]

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Up for the final

August 15, 2019

Two races to go and we are leading our class. However, we are far from out of the woods. A first would make us win the series, so that was our goal. We started with the tide agains us from 25% up from the Committee boat end. Yesterday we had the start of the week, […]

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Cowes Week – Day 5 , Wednesday 14th August 2019

August 14, 2019

We started this 4th day of racing at Cowes Week as overall leader in our class and very anxious to defend or maybe even extend our lead, although we have strong competitors. We succeeded in this in a , what proved to be,  quite exciting race.We sailed out of the Medina river to the Solent […]

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Cowes Week Ladies Day – Day 4 – Tuesday, 13thAugust 2019

August 14, 2019

Today was the 3rdday of racing at Cowes week and it was Ladies Day! Our hopes were high, given our good result yesterday and also, our good result winning Cowes Week Ladies Day overall in 2018. Unfortunately, another win today was not to be – however, we were very pleased to finish 2ndtoday and we […]

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Cowes Week 2019 – Day 3

August 12, 2019

Today the day was a bit different compared to the last days. Yesterday was dry and not short of wind, today was wet and short of wind …. After preparing Winsome and picking up our crew, we motored out to our starting area. Liquid sun shine was predominately giving us no wind under the clouds, […]

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Cowes Week 2019 – Day 2

August 12, 2019

After yesterday’s having been rightfully cancelled due to a strong front passing we were very happy that conditions improved to allow racing today. Our course was in the Eastern Solent with the start in the vicinity of Browndown. Wind direction was approx. SW between 18-23 knots. The start line was heavily boat-end biassed from a […]

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Rolex Fastnet Race with a Crew having done altogether 25 Fastnet races on board of Winsome (20) and other boats.

August 9, 2019

After RORC Channel Race we had to go to Berthon. MMC Cowes discovered a kind of corrosion resp blisters on the leading edge and on the shoe of the keel, already prior to the RORC Channel Race. We also had to do some make-up on sb of the hull, caused by LONGE PIERRE in St […]

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Finally, finally our reward in RORC’s Channel Race

July 30, 2019

With ‘Finally’ I referred to RORC’s Myth of Malham Race, with ‘finally’ to RORC’s Cowes-Dinard Race. In all 20 years of Winsome’s participating in RORC races, I believe that we had the most wins in this particular race. So after our frustrations in the two earlier races (plus the Round the Island Race) I anticipated […]

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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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