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2 weeks ago

RWYC Racing
Our 2024 national championships are soon approaching at the @rwycplymouth 3 days of racing, 3 races a day. ... See MoreSee Less

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27th MayFor leg 3 Polished Manx welcomes back her owner, Kuba Szymanski, who has been watching progress intensely from a distance. Due to some last-minute work commitments Kuba had to get some replacements onboard. He chose well, Polished Manx has been unrelenting and has really performed well so far. Kuba and is now in Lerwick, very excited to be getting back onboard and into one of his favourite races on the short-handed circuit. Further news from Sail Escapade: “1) 12.30 BST/ 13.30 NZT2)56.12N/001.10E ( ca 60 nm E of Edinburgh)3)2254)7.5-85)1606) 157) after a very fast route south the wind has now shifted from 60* to 160*. So tacking now to Blyth. Obviously, this will slow VMG considerably , making ETA Blyth evening today.Some small squalls, some drizzle, some fog patches, some watery sunny periods. Nothing spectacular, all good o/b. Enjoy the Monaco F1 GP. We would have liked to watch it but not possible on the boat.”Pieter and RichardSail Escapade Whilst Sail Escapade wonder what is happening in the Monaco Grand Prix, so Arcsine cross the line in Lerwick to finish their second leg. Some hours later Polished Manx make their way to the start line, only to find that they have company…. One of the many cruise ships seen in Lerwick during the season had decided to park on the finish / start line! A large cruise ship in the waterDescription automatically generated They set off as Sail Escapades Stop over comes to an end in Blyth. A sense of frustration can be felt between the words as they begin the final stage of their race around Britain and Ireland: “Bit of a boring stop over after a somewhat boring crossing from Lerwick. After 2 tacks to get out of Lerwick harbourleg, looking forward to Plymouth and the RWYC. Again we will push hard but aiming at keeping everything in one piece. 29th May1) 12.15 BST2)53.53N 000.54 E ( NNW of Gr Yarmouth)3) 1484)8,5-95) W varying6) 12 kn ( up and down a bit, feels like H pressure area wind7) started last night in nearly no wind just after front passage so building and veering .Had a fast night. Now less wind and more fickle. Cool but sunny. All well. we judged (…) the lay line perfectly to arrive within 100 meters of the most N windmill at Blyth. A lay line of approx. 40 hours.In Blyth we did get a good rest, did some minor to-do’s , shopping and ready to go.Dinner in Newcastle ( 30 min taxi ride) and Newcastle itself were very nice.Could be a fast last leg , maybe wet by some rain but also that should improve later, no howling winds.Our competitors are leaving Lerwick today( or have just left) . They will have a better ride than we had as they will have good strong reaching and downwind conditions. Maybe they can better our time on handicap for the Lerwick- Blyth leg, we can just wait and see.Presently in Blyth it is cold and rain on and off. Expecting WSW winds to start and slowly freeing so we can probably sail straight-line.For now ( very rough ETA Plymouth is sometime Friday night .Pieter Heerema and Richard KlabbersSail Escapade But that is to be looked at with a margin as there are some windless holes forecasted along the English South. Coast where the current could even push us back. For now we are looking forward to the lastA person standing on a boat in the oceanDescription automatically generatedFurther back, Polished Manx have further issues as their electronics fail. The current diagnosis is water ingress, but whatever the reason may be, it will not help until they get to Blyth. With their nav and autopilot down, this is going to see like a very long leg. Further back Arcsine also have their issues, as their gas runs out. Some would say not as concerning as electronics, but if stuck with nothing hot to eat or drink for the entire leg then that may feel just as daunting. 30th MayJust after 1000hrs sees Kuba and Maciek complete leg 3. Just behind and Arcsine approaches the stop over having gained a huge amount of time enjoying the Northerly winds building on a new weather system in the North Sea which is likely to hang around for the weekend. With their restart set to a compulsory 48 hours following the finish of the previous leg frustrations will be at their highest as they watch Sail Escapade stretching their lead whilst threading their boat through the narrow gap which is the Dover Cliffs and the TSS which stretches as far as the eye can see along their path to the final stretch to Plymouth A map of the worldDescription automatically generated “1)12.152)Dover Straight3)2224)115)NW6)8,57) squeezing ourselves through the narrow lane next to the TSS. Hoping for more right turn as in about 2-3 hours current will be against us and it will become more difficult to keep clear of TSS ( racing rule).We have approx. 235 nm to go. Probably some wind holes ahead and shadow of the cliffs. But all in all very good progress.Hoping for Plymouth early evening of Friday if wind holds.”Pieter Heerema and Richard KlabbersSail Escapade With the finish in the Cattewater on a transit from the RWYC Club line, it is hoped that Sail Escapade will be given a very warm welcome. We will keep you posted as to what time we expect to see them and will be showing their finish live on the RB&I Facebook page which is www.facebook.com/RWYCRoundBritainandIreland/ so please join us. ... See MoreSee Less

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At precisely 23.01hrs on 25th May, Alchemy crossed the finish line to win Line Honours in the OSTAR2024! We congratulate David Southwell on a fabulous result!!!David was met at the finish line by Assistant Race Director, Norman Bailey and the Newport Harbourmaster escorted him to the NYC along the Newport harbour front with siren and lights. David had ice cold champagne and Dianne presented him with a bag of sweets, fruit and ice-cold beer on behalf of the club as she done for every finisher since 2009.More photos soon!Photo:Commodore Robert Antignano, David Southwell, Asst Race Director Norman Bailey A sailboat on the waterDescription automatically generatedA group of men standing next to a sailboatDescription automatically generatedA sailboat on the waterDescription automatically generated Good morning gents- well you missed a Newport harbourmaster escort to the slip and quite a reception when I got there. Thanks for running a great race. I’ve wanted to do the OSTAR since I was a kid. Yours is the only solo transatlantic race that really works for amateurs, Corinthians or whatever you want to call us. All the best,DavidAlchemy 26 May 2024 - TwoStarDawn aboard AJ Wanderlust arrived with mirror-like seas in the North Atlantic Ocean. The glassy waters featured not a breath of wind. Around 12 noon, the breeze came from the southeast at 3 knots. AJ Wanderlust hoisted her kite. By 2 pm, the southeast wind had strengthened to 8 knots, and was building. AJ Wanderlust had a fast afternoon and evening under the blue spinnaker and full mainsail. Sunset this evening featured colours of bright yellow-orange and vibrant pink. Dolphins played alongside AJ Wanderlust. Tonight, we are sailing under a million stars in the dark sky. A large number of New England fishing boats are to the starboard side of AJ Wanderlust fishing George's Bank.Shipping traffic has greatly increased today as we approach the major shipping lanes to Boston. Getting close now and AJ Wanderlust anticipates avery busy next 36 hours.At present, it is 4:30 am BST on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day) and a deep orange moon is rising above the Atlantic Ocean horizon. A map of the oceanDescription automatically generated 27 May 2024“Memorial Day in the USA, a time for remembering those past. In my family, a time for tending to cemeteries and planting flowers on graves. Bob, my brother, is seeing to the initial planting of flowers this year, while AJ Wanderlust races TwoStar. Shortly after finishing, I will be returning to my hometown in Michigan, to finish the job as Bob is leaving me space to plant flowers also. Carrying on a precious tradition of remembrance. Mom always wished that the family graves would be lovingly cared for. after she was gone. So today, AJ Wanderlust remembers her namesake, Amon James (AJ), my Father and a US Army veteran of World War 2. AJ Wanderlust also remembers the source of her sail racing number (8931) - August 9, 1931 - the birthday of my Mother. As of noon, British Summer Time, today AJ Wanderlust completed her twenty-second (22) day of racing TwoStar. The Yellow Brick tracker says that we are 125.3 nautical miles from the finish. For the moment, AJ Wanderlust holds an extremely tenuous lead in IRC overall. Once we finish, the clock begins ticking for the boats still racing. Once on the dock, AJ Wanderlust can do no more than wait. In this IRC handicapped race, the winner is decided on corrected time. We believe AJ Wanderlust will have good wind to the finish and believe the same true for boats coming astern. The one certainty is that this Ostar/TwoStar has been highly competitive. The sky is overcast, with about 85% cloud cover today. The temperature is pleasant, with only a heavy fleece being required. A nice change from the multiple layers of clothing we have worn most way across the Atlantic Ocean. The breeze is from 145 degrees (southeast) at 13 knots. AJ Wanderlust is sailing under her blue reaching spinnaker and full mainsail. Seas are slight. 27 May 2024At 9 pm BST, AJ Wanderlust is 67.7 nautical miles to the finish in Newport, Rhode Island. True wind angle is 163 degrees, and we have 19 knots of breeze from a direction of 145 (southeast). Powered up under the blue spinnaker to the finish. Go fast, AJ Wanderlust, go fast !!! 28 May 2024 - TwoStar FINISHAJ Wanderlust crossed the finish line in Newport, Rhode Island at 06 hours, 27 minutes and 41 seconds UTC on Tuesday, 28 May 2024. Said another way, 22 days, 19 hours, 27 minutes and 41 seconds from Plymouth, UK to Newport, Rhode Island, USA.Many and great thanks to Norm and Dianne who met AJ Wanderlust on the Newport Yacht Club docks at somewhere around 3 am. Guy and I appreciated the beer and chocolate cake !!!AJ Wanderlust's final hours of TwoStar were eventful. The blue kite blew its tack in a broach at 3:30 am, and the rip extended midway up the spinnaker. Full damage assessment still pending. Soon after the wind gust that caused the broach, the skies flashed bright with heat lightening and roaring thunder; only one lightning bolt sighted. This spectacular light show continued from alongside the Buzzards Bay TSS all the way to Brenton Reef red buoy. Roaring thunder sounds amazingly similar to a luffing genoa, at least to tired sailors. The rain was torrential. Definitely a TwoStar finish to remember !Charlene Howard & Guy DeBoerAJ Wanderlust 29th May As morning breaks the conditions become challenging with the breeze on the nose as the rest of the fleet fight their way to the finish minding the TSS as they go. Tomasz Ladyko on SY Odyssey starts short tacking to climb around the TSS at 0200 and finally is able to free their course just after midday. By 0900BST Ladyko is clear of the final TSS and well on his way to the finish. By this time further back both Lazy Otter and Blue Horizon are also Clear and able to free off towards the finish. 30th MayWith an official time of 12:58:38BST on Thursday 30th May, Tomasz Ladyko and SY Odyssey is our 2nd place finisher for the OSTAR 2024! A sailboat in the waterDescription automatically generatedA person standing on a boatDescription automatically generatedA person standing on a boatDescription automatically generated Tomasz takes provisional 2nd on Corrected time behind Alchemy, which is likely to remain this way as Blue Horizon is unable to finish ahead. All eyes are now on Lazy Otter who has to finish tonight in order to have a chance of beating AJ Wanderlust on corrected time. With champagne currently on ice, Charlene and Guy will be watching the clock for several hours, as Lazy Otter’s hopes gradually fade by the hour. Her expected arrival and finish time is tomorrow morning which will be enough for AJ Wanderlust to take the glory ... See MoreSee Less

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Thinking of entering the Wolf Rock Race? 14th June… not long to go now, so get your entry in asap. You know it makes sense! rwyc.org/club-racing/wolf-rock-race/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow is the start of this year's race. Let's meet the skippers taking part. Today, we have... ... See MoreSee Less

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