Race report: Sunday 10th February
Snowflake (winter series) race 2
Start time 12.40
Course: modified Southerly “long “ course with Irvine buoy to starboard
• Stevie B. (Helm Phil Beard with
crew Gary Muir and
• Argento (Ken Andrew with crew
Chris Barrand, Euan
MacKinnon, Tori Proven
& Andy Brittan)
Conditions: Wind : W to SW 16-24 knots. Sunny with air temp 6 degrees. Sea state: slight – moderate
A fresh and bright afternoon race took place on Sunday with the two boats competing with 8 crew members between them. The wind experienced was a little fresher than the forecast 12 knots so both boats elected not to fly a spinnaker as the angles were too tight; Stevie B had battle even before the start sequence at 12.35 with its jib track and ultimately after returning to the outer harbour managed to get her number two jib up and retained a reef in the main.
Several squalls were seen on the race course but largely avoided though luck more than anything.
20 minutes separated the two boat over the water after around one hour forty minutes racing but in corrected time the finish was a much closer call.
Good fun was apparently had by both boats and crew with the quote of the day being from Gary Muir in Stevie B:
Gary. Phil does Stevie B have an oven?
Phil. Yes Gary why do you ask?
Gary. Next time we can put the pies on during the race and they’ll be nice and warm when we get back on the pontoon.
Stevie B – Race 1
As Phil Beard and Kenny Andrew have offered previously, If any member is interested in crewing on Stevie B or Argento in future races in the Snowflake Series please contact Phil Beard on 07503923220 or Kenny Andrew on 07840475604 and they will see if they places available for forthcoming races.