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31 October 2017

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PARABÉNS Alexandria!! MAITH AN FEAR bonknhoot!

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It is wet and windy in the British Isles in autumn, and this year it was so in particular, with Ophelia being followed by storm Brian in quick order. Thus, a relatively moderate F5 from points slightly north of west greeted the entrants for our by now annual sprint from Tiree to Coll, and an encouragingly large number there were too: 125 of which 93 finishers. With wind blowing in from the sea parallel to a pretty cold flat islandscape, even WRF can’t get the wind to bend much, so on the face of it, it was going to be a straightforward race. However, above F3, our very own Mini 6.50 is able to sail unusually deep at high speed, courtesy one assumes of some great big magic sail. Nevertheless, it goes much much faster with the wind abeam at c 130 true, and ever more so as the wind builds, presumably flying an asymmetric. Changing sail is known as ‘hopping’ in Solland and so the winners had to not only figure the windier northround route as the better way to go, but also how high to sail with and then douse the asymmetric, hoist their oversized spinnaker, and ‘hop’ down to the finish.

Turned out StIngFI got that just right, and possibly got in a particular sharp corner leaving Tiree as well, to take the Gold, closely followed by Alexandria and bonknhoot and 25 others finishing less than 2 minutes adrift. Well done all!

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