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Poole Yacht Club Cruiser Fleet

Cruiser racing is the biggest thrill on the water. Teams of between 2 and 10 test their skill, seamanship and knowledge in an invigorating competitive enviroment. Yachts of all types compete every week against the wind, the clock and each other.

There's an atmosphere of friendly competition on race nights. Teams vie to be the evenings fastest, and to beat their own personal best. But really everyone is here to have a good time. After the sailing is over and the results are in, everyone gets together at the bar for a chat, a drink, and a review of the race. We exchange tips and techniques for improvement, catch up and congratulate each other.

With over 70 boats out on the water at the height of the season, it's always social and competitive.

The racing season runs from Spring to Christmas and new competitors can join at any time. During the Spring and Summer months we race every Tuesday night at 7:00pm. During the Winter we race on Sunday mornings at 11:00am.

Race Results

Combined Clubs Cruiser Winter Series 2017 Race 10 of 10

3

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 R9 Total Nett
1 Elfin 107 Will Rae 0.744 ( 2 ) 1 1 1 1 1 1 ( DNF 12 ) 20.0 6.0
2 Whisper S105 Stephen Curtler 0.742 1 2 2 2 ( DNF 10 ) ( 3 ) 3 3 26.0 13.0
3 Sparkle 120 Helen Walsh 0.753 3 4 3 3 ( DNF 10 ) ( DNC 9 ) 5 1 38.0 19.0
4 Samphire of Chi 1592 Mel Klopper 0.790 4 5 ( 6 ) ( 7 ) 2 5 4 6 39.0 26.0
5 Calico K6428 Barrie Walsh 0.794 5 ( DNF 11 ) 8 4 5 4 8 ( DNF 10 ) 55.0 34.0
6 Juno K9 Andrew Edwards 0.790 ( 10 ) 7 7 6 3 6 ( 10 ) 7 56.0 36.0
7 Finn 103 Matt Ellis 0.749 9 3 4 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNS 10 ) 7 6 9 61.0 38.0
8 Maresa 7708Y Trevor Prince 0.801 8 ( DNF 11 ) 5 5 4 8 ( 9 ) 8 58.0 38.0
9 Ed 354 Richard Hebditch 0.763 7 6 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 2 7 5 66.0 40.0
10 Blue Streak 204 Jerry Cook 0.754 6 DNF 11 DNC 9 DNC 8 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 11 4 75.0 49.0
11 Layla GBR1412R Andy Osborne 0.756 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 2 2 82.0 56.0
12 Spirit of Freedom 339 Sharley Simmons 0.734 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNF 10 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 101.0 75.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Points

R19

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 R9 Total Nett
1 R&B 37 Geoff Gwinnett ( 1 ) ( 2 ) 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.0 6.0
2 Rolo 38 Melanie Brown 2 ( DNC 13 ) 4 2 3 2 ( 6 ) 5 37.0 18.0
4 Rip tide 27 Martin Stitson 3 DNF 7 7 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) 5 5 6 59.0 33.0
3 Renegade 23 Jonathan Parker ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) 3 DNC 13 4 6 3 4 59.0 33.0
5 Rant 'n' Rave 36 Simon Redhead ( DNC 13 ) 1 5 ( DNC 13 ) 2 3 DNC 13 DNC 13 63.0 37.0
6 R Mikey 13 Mark Walker ( DNC 13 ) DNF 7 8 3 ( DNC 13 ) 7 9 7 67.0 41.0
7 Ransom 31 Matt Moseley ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 4 2 2 73.0 47.0
8 Rebel 9 Greg Ansell ( DNC 13 ) 3 2 ( DNC 13 ) DNF 7 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 77.0 51.0
9 Raucous 14 Peter Kent ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) 6 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 4 3 78.0 52.0
10 Ragamuffin 32 Peter Chaldecott ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 RAF 9 7 RAF 9 90.0 64.0
11 Rapscallion 17 Martin Clemance ( DNC 13 ) DNF 7 ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNF 7 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 92.0 66.0
12 Rip-Off 11 Hywel Morris ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 8 DNC 13 99.0 73.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Place Points

1a

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 R9 Total Nett
1 Volante IRL2950 John Waters 0.918 ( 1 ) ( 4 ) 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 6.0
2 Minstral 1781T Ian Aitken 0.883 ( DNF 15 ) 2.5 ( DNC 4 ) 2 2 4 2 2 33.5 14.5
3 Mojito K1236T Ian Wall 0.890 3 1 3 ( 4 ) DNC 4 ( 6 ) 3 3 27.0 17.0
4 Deity GBR8644L I Graham/B Thompson 0.986 ( DNC 22 ) 12 6 3 3 2 5 ( DNF 15 ) 68.0 31.0
5 Matchmaker II GBR4260 Mike Fox 0.918 7 ( 9 ) 7 5 7 7 ( 8 ) 5 55.0 38.0
6 Panache GBR6524T Andy Macgregor 0.977 4 ( DNC 22 ) 10 ( DNC 22 ) 5 5 11 9 88.0 44.0
7 Evangeline GBR7271T John Guess 0.867 8 8 ( DNC 11 ) 8 ( 9 ) 8 9 7 68.0 48.0
8 Amethyst GBR6640R Ian Stanbridge 1.048 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) 9 DNC 22 6 3 6 4 94.0 50.0
9 Blues GBR4353 Will Dennis 0.921 10 ( 11 ) 5 6 ( SCP 11 ) 9 10 10 72.0 50.0
10 Eclipse GBR8303Y Brian Snelgrove 0.842 ( DNF 15 ) 6 ( DNC 22 ) 9 10 11 12 6 91.0 54.0
11 'Fraid S'eau 264 Roger Bond 0.863 9 14 ( SCP 15 ) 7 ( DNF 17 ) 13 14 DNC 8 97.0 65.0
12 Pied Piper GBR2846L Pete Taylor 0.848 ( DNC 22 ) 10 DNC 8 ( DNC 22 ) 11 12 7 DNC 22 114.0 70.0
13 Jabulani 4013 Quinton Hall 0.887 6 7 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 10 4 DNC 22 115.0 71.0
14 Beluga II GBR 6949T Steve Thompson 0.957 2 5 2 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 119.0 75.0
15 Maggie May GBR5997 Lindsay Court 0.957 11 15 DNC 15 10 14 ( 16 ) ( 16 ) 12 109.0 77.0
16 Shemist K5901 Steve Bishop 0.847 12 ( DNC 22 ) DNC 16 DNF 12 15 ( 17 ) 17 13 124.0 85.0
17 Trican GBR8876Y Giles Vigar 0.878 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 14 DNC 22 13 15 15 11 134.0 90.0
18 It's Now or Never 509X Tony Brookes 0.885 5 2.5 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 139.5 95.5
20 Hecate GBR15 Steve &Cathy Lacey 0.856 ( DNC 22 ) 13 ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 13 DNC 22 158.0 114.0
19 Intrigue GBR2956L Richard Horton 1.027 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 12 14 DNC 22 DNC 22 158.0 114.0
21 Second Chance 119T Andrew Henegan 0.843 ( DNC 22 ) DNF 17 DNC 13 ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 162.0 118.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Points

2

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 R9 Total Nett
1 Dream On GBR8188R B Tucker/N Sheppard 0.804 1 1 1 ( DNC 6 ) 1 1 ( 2 ) 2 15.0 7.0
2 Wasp GBR8405N Steve Brown 0.813 ( DNC 6 ) ( DNC 6 ) 2 DNC 6 2 2 1 1 26.0 14.0
3 Genesis 6216Y Stuart Terry 0.829 2 2 ( DNC 6 ) 1 4 ( 5 ) RET 5 4 29.0 18.0
4 Misty Morning GBR6801R Richard Vincent 0.806 ( DNC 6 ) 3 4 ( DNC 6 ) DNC 5 3 3 3 33.0 21.0
5 A Sharp Exit GBR8249N P&J Drake 0.813 ( DNC 6 ) ( DNC 6 ) 3 DNC 6 3 4 DNC 6 DNC 6 40.0 28.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Points

Combined Clubs Cruiser Winter Series 2017 Race 10 of 10

3

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 Total Nett
1 Elfin 107 Will Rae 0.744 ( 2 ) ( 1 ) 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 5.0
2 Whisper S105 Stephen Curtler 0.742 1 2 2 2 ( DNF 10 ) ( 3 ) 3 23.0 10.0
3 Sparkle 120 Helen Walsh 0.753 3 4 3 3 ( DNF 10 ) ( DNC 9 ) 5 37.0 18.0
4 Samphire of Chi 1592 Mel Klopper 0.790 4 5 ( 6 ) ( 7 ) 2 5 4 33.0 20.0
5 Calico K6428 Barrie Walsh 0.794 5 ( DNF 11 ) ( 8 ) 4 5 4 8 45.0 26.0
7 Juno K9 Andrew Edwards 0.790 ( 10 ) 7 7 6 3 6 ( 10 ) 49.0 29.0
6 Finn 103 Matt Ellis 0.749 9 3 4 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNS 10 ) 7 6 52.0 29.0
8 Maresa 7708Y Trevor Prince 0.801 8 ( DNF 11 ) 5 5 4 8 ( 9 ) 50.0 30.0
9 Ed 354 Richard Hebditch 0.763 7 6 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 2 7 61.0 35.0
10 Blue Streak 204 Jerry Cook 0.754 6 DNF 11 DNC 9 DNC 8 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 11 71.0 45.0
11 Layla GBR1412R Andy Osborne 0.756 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 2 80.0 54.0
12 Spirit of Freedom 339 Sharley Simmons 0.734 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNF 10 DNC 13 DNC 13 88.0 62.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Points

R19

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 Total Nett
1 R&B 37 Geoff Gwinnett ( 1 ) ( 2 ) 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 5.0
2 Rolo 38 Melanie Brown 2 ( DNC 13 ) 4 2 3 2 ( 6 ) 32.0 13.0
3 Rant 'n' Rave 36 Simon Redhead ( DNC 13 ) 1 5 ( DNC 13 ) 2 4 DNC 13 51.0 25.0
4 Rip tide 27 Martin Stitson 3 DNF 7 7 ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) 6 5 54.0 28.0
5 Renegade 23 Jonathan Parker ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) 3 DNC 13 4 7 3 56.0 30.0
6 R Mikey 13 Mark Walker ( DNC 13 ) DNF 7 8 3 ( DNC 13 ) 8 9 61.0 35.0
7 Rebel 9 Greg Ansell ( DNC 13 ) 3 2 ( DNC 13 ) DNF 7 DNC 13 DNC 13 64.0 38.0
8 Ransom 31 Matt Moseley ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 5 2 72.0 46.0
10 Raucous 14 Peter Kent ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) 6 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 4 75.0 49.0
9 Ragamuffin 32 Peter Chaldecott ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 3 7 75.0 49.0
11 Rapscallion 17 Martin Clemance ( DNC 13 ) DNF 7 ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNF 7 DNC 13 DNC 13 79.0 53.0
12 Rip-Off 11 Hywel Morris ( DNC 13 ) ( DNC 13 ) DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 DNC 13 8 86.0 60.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Place Points

1a

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 Total Nett
1 Volante IRL2950 John Waters 0.918 ( 1 ) ( 4 ) 1 1 1 1 1 10.0 5.0
2 Minstral 1781T Ian Aitken 0.883 ( DNF 15 ) 2.5 ( DNC 4 ) 2 2 4 2 31.5 12.5
3 Mojito K1236T Ian Wall 0.890 3 1 3 ( 4 ) DNC 4 ( 6 ) 3 24.0 14.0
4 Deity GBR8644L I Graham/B Thompson 0.986 ( DNC 22 ) ( 12 ) 6 3 3 2 5 53.0 19.0
5 Matchmaker II GBR4260 Mike Fox 0.918 7 ( 9 ) 7 5 7 7 ( 8 ) 50.0 33.0
6 Panache GBR6524T Andy Macgregor 0.977 4 ( DNC 22 ) 10 ( DNC 22 ) 5 5 11 79.0 35.0
7 Blues GBR4353 Will Dennis 0.921 10 ( 11 ) 5 6 ( SCP 11 ) 9 10 62.0 40.0
8 Evangeline GBR7271T John Guess 0.867 8 8 ( DNC 11 ) 8 ( 9 ) 8 9 61.0 41.0
9 Amethyst GBR6640R Ian Stanbridge 1.048 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) 9 DNC 22 6 3 6 90.0 46.0
11 Pied Piper GBR2846L Pete Taylor 0.848 ( DNC 22 ) 10 DNC 8 ( DNC 22 ) 11 12 7 92.0 48.0
10 Eclipse GBR8303Y Brian Snelgrove 0.842 ( DNF 15 ) 6 ( DNC 22 ) 9 10 11 12 85.0 48.0
12 Jabulani 4013 Quinton Hall 0.887 6 7 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 10 4 93.0 49.0
13 Beluga II GBR 6949T Steve Thompson 0.957 2 5 2 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 97.0 53.0
14 'Fraid S'eau 264 Roger Bond 0.863 9 14 ( SCP 15 ) 7 ( DNF 17 ) 13 14 89.0 57.0
15 Maggie May GBR5997 Lindsay Court 0.957 11 15 DNC 15 10 14 ( 16 ) ( 16 ) 97.0 65.0
16 Shemist K5901 Steve Bishop 0.847 12 ( DNC 22 ) DNC 16 DNF 12 15 ( 17 ) 17 111.0 72.0
17 It's Now or Never 509X Tony Brookes 0.885 5 2.5 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 117.5 73.5
18 Trican GBR8876Y Giles Vigar 0.878 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 14 DNC 22 13 15 15 123.0 79.0
19 Intrigue GBR2956L Richard Horton 1.027 ( DNC 22 ) ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 12 14 DNC 22 136.0 92.0
20 Hecate GBR15 Steve &Cathy Lacey 0.856 ( DNC 22 ) 13 ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 13 136.0 92.0
21 Second Chance 119T Andrew Henegan 0.843 ( DNC 22 ) DNF 17 DNC 13 ( DNC 22 ) DNC 22 DNC 22 DNC 22 140.0 96.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Points

2

10 December Sun 10 December

Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 Total Nett
1 Dream On GBR8188R B Tucker/N Sheppard 0.804 1 1 1 ( DNC 6 ) 1 1 ( 2 ) 13.0 5.0
2 Wasp GBR8405N Steve Brown 0.813 ( DNC 6 ) ( DNC 6 ) 2 DNC 6 2 2 1 25.0 13.0
3 Genesis 6216Y Stuart Terry 0.829 2 2 ( DNC 6 ) 1 4 ( 5 ) RET 5 25.0 14.0
4 Misty Morning GBR6801R Richard Vincent 0.806 ( DNC 6 ) 3 4 ( DNC 6 ) DNC 5 3 3 30.0 18.0
5 A Sharp Exit GBR8249N P&J Drake 0.813 ( DNC 6 ) ( DNC 6 ) 3 DNC 6 3 4 DNC 6 34.0 22.0
Rank Boat SailNo Owner Rating Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Points

The Cruiser Fleet

We race in banded classes, grouping similar speed yachts against each other to make each time out on the water competitive and exciting.

Cruiser racing is for boats between 19ft to 40ft. Crews on a cruiser are between 2 to 10 sailors, with races lasting between one and two hours.

Cruisers race under a handicap system, having the fastest time doesn't always mean you're the winner. The handicap is based on the length, weight, draft, rig size, sail area, and specific characteristics and features of the yacht. With the slower built yachts getting a time reduction and the faster builds getting a time addition.

Every year competing yachts need to get a rating certificate to determine their handicap. Poole Yacht Club uses two different rating systems. Cruiser Class 1 uses IRC (International Rating Certificate), an international racing standard. All other classes uses a regional handicap system called VPRS (Velocity Prediction Rating System).

This allows the results secretary to check the handicap when a yacht is entered into a series and determine which class they should be part of and how their finishing time should be adjusted.

Cruiser Rating 2017

Class 1 Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current IRC certificate
The low limit is 0.900
There is no high limit
More information about IRC at www.ircrating.org.

Class 1A Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.810
The high limit is 0.871
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Class 1B Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.872
The high limit is 0.960
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Class 2 Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.801
The high limit is 0.855
The max draft is 1.55m (taken from VPRS certificate)
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Class 3 Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
There is no low limit
The high limit is 0.800
The max hull length is 8.5 metres (taken from VPRS certificate)
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Class 1A Requirements For Sunday Races Only

For Cruiser Races that take place as part of the Sunday Early Spring Series, and the Sunday Winter Series only.
Class 1A and Class 1B are combined and shall be called Class 1A
The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
The low limit shall be the same as the Class 1A Low limit for that year
There is no high limit
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

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