IOS Race.

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IOS Race.

Post by Demon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:07 pm

Not sure if this should be in this section or banter! So admin please move as you feel fit!

Going to be doing the round the Isle of Sheppy race this weekend, taking the 420 i had from Solentgal, anyone else down there doing the race in something that they shouldnt?

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Mark

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Re: IOS Race.

Post by solentgal » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:29 am

Good luck Mark.........obviously you'll win with a quality boat :)
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by roger » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:16 am

Good luck Mark. Why dont you bring Demon to Hunts make it an almost swarm of Hornets
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by Demon » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:09 pm

Damn, helms dropped out last minute!
Looks like im taking the L***r instead.

roger wrote:Good luck Mark. Why dont you bring Demon to Hunts make it an almost swarm of Hornets
The old girl needs some tlc before itake it anywhere! Bit of luck i will make a few events next year.

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Mark

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Re: IOS Race.

Post by JB9 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:19 am

I will be crewing in a Laser 2000. Forecast is looking good.
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by Demon » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:58 pm

JB9 wrote:Forecast is looking good.
Getting better as the day goes on :wink:

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Re: IOS Race.

Post by JB9 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:52 pm

Did you go?

My son sailed in another L2K and was 20th, I was 60th. A good sail though.
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by Demon » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:53 pm

Yep, i was the little fella in the yellow laser, overpowerd at times as we entered the Swale! Came in 85th after a bad choice at the start. was one of the first boats over the start line, but at the outer mark, big mistake!
Im suffering a few aches and pains now though, but looking forward to next year, and cant decide which boat to take?????

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Re: IOS Race.

Post by Demon » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:02 am

Just coming up to the bridge where we have to capsize.............

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Me finding out that 5 feet 8 inch cannot stand up in 7 feet of water, so have to swim against the tide towing the Laser!

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Coming in at the end, never again on a single handed boat!

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Re: IOS Race.

Post by JB9 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:20 am

I did the same at the bridge but could just touch the bottom. The helm also jumped in and had his non waterproof mobile phone in his pocket!

I will go again next year, perhaps in J9.
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by PeterV » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:19 pm

You make me very envious, the IOS race has been on my 'must do' list for years but I've not managed it yet. My boat of choice though would probably be my laser, having sailed a Nore race in the past and several Pill races in the Finn!
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by jpa_wfsc » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Demon wrote:Just coming up to the bridge where we have to capsize.............

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... perhaps Jane and I could be the first keelboat entry to this event now we know it can be capsized!
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by JB9 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:00 pm

What sort of keelboat?

The other problem would be the depth of water generally. A number of times the centreboard was being nudged up and a couple of times we had to take it up completely.
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Re: IOS Race.

Post by Demon » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:51 pm

Caught the dagger board on the laser a couple of times, nothing major though.

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Re: IOS Race.

Post by Steve Bailey » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:19 pm

I went round in the not so old Albacore, also made the mistake of starting at the outer end of the line, and ploughed a furrow up most of the Swale with the centreboard and rudder. A big bunfight at the bridge with about four large cats, ended up 65th. Always enjoy this race and plan to go again next year, would not contemplate doing it in a singlehander though.

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