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After some far closer racing than everyone expected, many results only seconds apart both on line and handicap.

 

Saturday Race 1 brought to you by Sail IQ (talk about flash swag for all the boats, twas impressive)

SW 15-20, more in 2 rain squalls. Smooth to quite lumpy at the end.

 

Division A with extras

1st in line - Charlie on Taboo a Mckenzie 8.5 Cat

 

1st on H/c - Sin on Wild a Farr 727

2nd on H/c - Carey on Space Station a SR26 ... the disco model

3rd on H/c - Richard on Cool Change a Ross 8.5

 

Division B No extras

1st in line - Colin on Rebel Rouser a something 35 ish feet

 

1st on H/c - Tristan on Nexus a Plato 25

2nd on H/c - Ryan on Kristina a Y88

3rd on H/c - Rebel Rouser

 

Sunday Race 2 brought to you by Sail IQ

SW 15-25, gusting over 30 at the end. Lumpy at the start but got better towards the end.

 

Division A with extras

1st in line - Craig on Gale Force a Elliot 1050 (after a hell match race with the Watchman)

 

1st on H/c - Craig on Gale Force

2nd on H/c - Alan on Eyelure a Marauder

3rd on H/c - Sin on Wild a Farr 727

 

Division B No extras

1st in line - Grant on Communique a Farr 9.2

 

1st on H/c - Grant on Communique

2nd on H/c - Aaron on Imagine a Farr 9.2

3rd on H/c - Taka on Patika a S34

 

Carnage list -

- Tony and Gr8 Fun (Davo 1/4 tonner) - mast head now sits about 2.5 meters off to Port. Mast intact but bent as, why it didn't fold or fall over is beyond comprehension.

 

- Tony and his lifejacket. While trying to tidy up halyards when mast went twisty he gave one a big heave while taking a step backward, His life jacket inflated before he came back up to the surface, it was an auto. The look of 'You have to be **** kidding!!' on his face was priceless. Big up for continuing to the finish under motor when it was the opposite direction to home.

 

- Peter on Bondi Tram. Easily the biggest windex seen all weekend. Now in 2 pieces and a sail maker will get business this week.

 

- John on Crocodile for trying to replicate a trawler. Don't know what happened but crossed the finish line with spinnaker cloth coming from cockpit over stern to something underneath.

 

- Cory on B&G. Assorted fun and games but being his 1st and 2nd ever sail on a Mini it was inevitable.

 

- Carey on Space Station. He has to go home tonite only to hear from his other half about her better overall results. Careys other half is Holly sailing Cordite the Marauder. Sorry dude but you go girl!

 

- many many brain cells gone never to come back. Sambuca and Bloody Marys........... just say No!

 

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Great weekend on and off water with the SOLO IQ series !

 

Fun sailing, and few bumps and bruises and a great venue last night.

 

Grant - thanks to you and Thursday  - great work on getting results up too !

 

Imagine RAF race one as went round tiri outer to port - was in SAANZ mode - but course was to Stb.. 

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Some great shots from the race on LSD!! 

Poor little Gr8 Fun - that is the most spectacular noodle, and the shot of Gr8 Fun with the giant pennant in the background!

 

Looks like an awesome start to the series :-)

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What an awesome weekend!

We sure are sociable for a bunch of solo sailors!!!

 

Great prizegiving, great food and just good fun! And it all ended up in a singalong on Kristina!!!!

 

Andrew has given up so much of his time (and money) to make this series what it is. And i would just like to say big thank you to both you and Helen. Shirts look awesome (although wearing them whist hangover is not advisable)

 

Bring on the next overnighter in a solo series!!!

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Great weekend on and off water with the SOLO IQ series !

 

Fun sailing, and few bumps and bruises and a great venue last night.

 

Grant - thanks to you and Thursday  - great work on getting results up too !

 

Imagine RAF race one as went round tiri outer to port - was in SAANZ mode - but course was to Stb.. 

Was indeed a huge pile of fun and a rockin destination for it. That's a cool set up Fairway Bay has. It'll only get better as it evolves I think.

 

Happy to help seeing I couldn't be out there beating everyone in mine ;) I didn't do bugger all, D2 did all the office work.

 

Good to see ethic and morels still alive and well in yacht racing. Thanks Aaron the results will be tweaked.

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Thanks to all for a great weekend, good food and good company. Especially Andrew and the organisers and Grant and His Daughter on the Watchman.

I had a great sail home, boat was trucking along, Crossed tacks with the Watchman at Torbay bouy. I saw the catamaran chasing hard and closing quickly on the reach after Torbay bouy. But then he peeled off towards Tiri. Guess Charlie broke something, Be good to hear what happened.

Rolled around A bouy and laid Rangi Light. Then had a drag race to the finish with the Watchman. He seemed  to be able to point a little higher and laid  the finish, I had to throw in a couple of tacks. and crossed the line just as his anchor took hold.

Also thanks to Dave and Antipodes for standing by at the finish.

Will hit the voltaren for couple of days to recover. Enjoyed it all and will be back. Be good to get a few more 35 footers out there.

Craig

Gale Force

 

 

 

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Are the full results online anywhere?

I think, and it's only a think, they will be up on the Solo IQ website soon.

 

You in R1 - 2nd line, 2nd H/c

In R2 - 3rd line, 4th H/c both only by a few seconds. Less than 2 mins covers the entire fleets finish times. That's cool.

 

Rolled around A bouy and laid Rangi Light. Then had a drag race to the finish with the Watchman. He seemed  to be able to point a little higher and laid  the finish, I had to throw in a couple of tacks. and crossed the line just as his anchor took hold.

 

Man you were rocking along mind you Pavo wasn't that far behind you so he was going quick as well. You weren't supposed to be able to lay the finish from the last mark. I was pretty happy to see you get that knock a few 100mts from the end, I think that saved us from second place :)

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Well the weekend lived up to all expectations with twenty seven starters. Course 1 was the right one on Saturday and most got kites on early. I was a bit slow out of the blocks after a week with the bott but finally got going with a fractional. Good speed and an OK angle but was pinned under the Unitec with it's big blanket taking all my air. As the breeze got up I finally managed to crawl out from under and get some speed on. Best burst was 11.5 while Carey was downwind with a beautiful wrap. Hung on to the kite until I had a good angle up to Piri. Repacked the kite on the reach and re hoisted around Piri for the run to Navy. Uneventful rounding and a beat back to Gulf Harbour. All in all a lovely sail. Fairway Bay is a great venue with good shore facilities. The barbecue and camaraderie was as expected and most were kept amused into the wee-small-hours.

Sunday started with a solid beat to weather and saw pretty tight clustering for the Piri rounding. The leading boats stayed fairly high until Torbay and then settled for the reach across to A-Buoy. Gale Force and one of the Stewerts had a good break but there was a group of five or six who all rounded within a few boat lengths. The beat from A Buoy to Orakei didn't provide many passing options but everyone kept the pressure on.I finished 7sec behind the Unitec. I had hoped to force a port starboard on the finish line but was a boat length short.

 

Many thanks to KM and the finish boat crew for giving up their weekend to help this event succeed and to the team at Sailiq for the brilliant sponsorship and for hosting such a generous social function.

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Hi everyone

Thank you for letting me play. First races for taboo.

I started second race under canvased and then left Torbay bouy to starboard so decided to head for home ,ie sandpit had a great sail home. I need to work on tacking single handed but learnt lots over the weekend. Fantastic weekend and thanks to all those that made it possible.

I look forward to building friendships over the rest of the series

Cheers Charlie

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HnH about to roll over the cat. and sail out of view from us, however the rest are coming into view now

he's smoking... must be averaging 12 knots....

Yep - had a good burst just touched 11.0 side by side with Gale Force on AP ???? Bit of carnage going on behind & I didn't want to become part of it...GF pulled ahead under 2 sail and I ended up having a good battle with Space Station to the finish. Thanks to all involved for putting together a great opening weekend for the series. Looking forward to seeing everyone out for the next race at RYC on the 1st.

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is is possible to enter individual races, or does one have to enter the whole series? i could not make the first weekend, but seeing taboo is out playing, i would be keen to do as many of the other races as i can manage.  

 

I am keen to sail this sunday, but can't figure out if i am allowed and if so, how to enter.

 

Ken (Voom, 8.5m cat)

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is is possible to enter individual races, or does one have to enter the whole series? i could not make the first weekend, but seeing taboo is out playing, i would be keen to do as many of the other races as i can manage.  

 

I am keen to sail this sunday, but can't figure out if i am allowed and if so, how to enter.

 

Ken (Voom, 8.5m cat)

Hi Ken,

Good to hear that you are keen to give Charlie a run for his money! Individual races can be entered through the organising clubs. But it is a pain in the rear to enter each individual race and doesn't get you in the running for a series prizes (including a "special" participation prize )

If you contact Andrew at Sail IQ I'm sure something can be arranged to add you as a "late" keen, double hulled, fast, good bastard!

 

May cost you a rum or three

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