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2024 Anticipation

December 6, 2023

Please find attached the programme for 2024. We look forward to racing the Old Lady again in 2024. Both the Old Lady and her crew are aging. Although both boat and crew age at the same speed, one of them just doesn’t show. Therefore, we decided not to enter any of the long off shore races […]

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Cowes Week 2023 – Day 7, Friday 4th of August-2nd in class-4 IRC.

August 5, 2023

Today’s weather forecast was mixed conditions again, with a N-NW gradient wind of 10 knots and the possibility of a southwesterly sea breeze developing in the afternoon. As in all previous days, Boj presented us with a very clear weather briefing in the morning that proved to be spot on again. The Race Committee made […]

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Cowes Week 2023 – Day 6, Tricky Thursday 3rd of August

August 3, 2023

The good news; the weather prediction was spot on. The bad news; the weather prediction was spot on. We started off the RYS line close to the shore, being excited to go racing again after a full layday on Wednesday. The main issue was the weather forecast. A NW gradient, with at some stage the […]

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Post by | August 3, 2023 | 1 Comment | Comments RSS

Cowes Week 2023 – Day 5, Windy Wednesday 2nd August

August 3, 2023

The weather forecast by Emma Hattersley (and sponsored by Sevenstar) was again spot on; indeed today was much too windy for sailing. So it became a lazy day for alternative activities. The day started relaxed for all with a late breakfast. Later, part of the crew went for a road trip to St. Catherine’s Point […]

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Cowes Week 2023 – Day 4, Tuesday 1st August

August 1, 2023

Today is Tuesday, August 1st: a new day, a new month so new chances of winning! And that especially on Ladies Day with Laura on the helm. The forecast was again quite windy; SW 17-25 knots with the tide against the wind during the whole race. Spirits were high and competitive onboard as the sun […]

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Cowes Week 2023 – Day 3, Monday 31st July

July 31, 2023

Sunday the 30th of July 2023 the Winsome crew were all prepared to start racing. The (new) Cowes Week app is a great improvement in getting information across to all competitors. The White Group (smaller sailing boats) were abandoned from racing due to the forecasted wind. Unfortunately for the Black Group (larger sailing boats) the racing […]

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Cowes Week 2023 – Day 1, Saturday, 29th July 2023 and Day 2, Sunday, 30th July 2023

July 30, 2023

Cowes Week 2023 has started! Winsome and team had a very enjoyable first day of racing – we took line honours and got the gun across the finish line and finished 2nd on handicap, just behind Jeronimo (David and Libby Greenhalgh). This year we are again lucky to have a great crew onboard for Cowes Week […]

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End of our Rolex Fastnet Race 2023.

July 27, 2023

Albert Thissen was so kind as to give us a lift in Sophie’s car to Winsome in marina Chantereyne/Cherbourg. We left at around 9am with 1.700 rpm on the engine which gave us a speed of 6 knots.  It took us until 10pm to reach Cowes. We have had 8 hours sun and 5 hours […]

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Post by | July 27, 2023 | 2 Comments | Comments RSS

Saturday 22-25 July Winsome’s delivery to Cherbourg and our stay in Le Cotentin.

July 26, 2023

Our stay in Cherbourg did us very good. We stayed at Sophie’s farm in Morsalines which is at 30 minutes from Cherbourg. We started with a good sleep and we went back to Winsome to let everything dry. It was hard to decide what to do with food bought, based upon a calculation 8 (crew) […]

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Start and first day on the water

July 22, 2023

We continued to prepare the boat and ourselves for the race. In the meantime RORC announced that the race, scheduled for Saturday, would not be postponed irrespective of the wind predictions.  We started at 13:30 UTC with 23 knots of wind after having hoisted G-4 with one reef in the main sail. We had to […]

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