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Are any of the pictures taken at the open available for sale? and who do I contact about them?

Thanks Roger


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the Report from Martin and Dave

Netley Open Meeting

A good turn out of boats from all three fleets (Hornets, Ospreyís, and Scorpions). A good battle for the open meeting and Travellers trophy was expected between Strangler/Julia (2132) and Edge/Arnison (2181)


Day 1


Race 1(sat)

The weather was good, south easterly, about 10 knots. The course set was triangle, sausage, and triangle.

 A good start was made from all, with Jo/Duncan (2155) rounding the windward mark first, followed by Strangler/Julia (2132). Strangler and Jo battled it out for several legs, with strangler coming out on top, with Jo/Duncan (2155) second and Edge/Arnison (2181) fighting back to take third.




Race 2(sat)

Wind staying light and variable, clean start saw the usual suspects together at the first mark, Jo/Duncan (2155) leading followed by Strangler/Julia (2132), Kevin/Barry (2182) and Edge/Arnison (2181). Good off-wind speed saw the beginning of the charge from Edge/Arnison (2181) who lead up the second beat. Loss of a jib block allowed Strangler/Julia (2132) to round the top mark, but Edge/Arnison (2181) regained the lead again before the leeward mark. All looked secure until a moment of indecision saw Edge/Arnison (2181) tack in the path of Strangler on starboard. A very honourable 720į gave the race to Strangler with Kevin/Barry (2182) sneaking second and third place to the embarrassed Edge/Arnison (2181)




Day 2


Race 3(sun)

The weather was good with the wind increasing to 15-18 knots and the direction changed to westerly. The coarse was amended to triangle, sausage, triangle, sausage and triangle.

The travellerís series and meeting all hinged on the days racing; with Strangler/Julia (2132) having taken two firstís already. The race got underway, with Strangler/Julia (2132) first to the windward mark, followed by Jo/Duncan (2155) second and Edge/Arnison (2181) third.  A battle began again between Jo/Duncan (2155) and Edge/Arnison (2181) up the first reach, with Edge/Arnison (2181) coming out on top after the second reach. The gap was closed slightly up the second beat, but Strangler/Julia (2132) where too quick to catch. Line honours went to Strangler/Julia (2132), followed by Edge/Arnison (2181) and then Kevin/Barry (2182)





Race 4(sun)


The weather by now had changed slightly, to becoming blustery on occasions, the race got under way, with Jo/Duncan (2155), Strangler/Julia (2132) fighting it out to the windward mark. Strangler/Julia (2132) round the mark first and hoist the spinnaker for the reach. By now there are quite severe gusts to contend with. Edge/Arnison (2181) round the mark in third but shortly over haul Jo/Duncan (2155) into second place. The wind has now picked up, and making it very difficult to reach the gybe mark with the spinnakers. A gust hits, and Jo/Duncan (2155) capsize. Edge/Arnison (2181) have to bare away like mad to avoid a capsize; they manage to drop the spinnaker and round the mark. Unfortunately Strangler/Julia (2132) has no time to drop the spinnaker and forced to gybe. As they gybed and round the mark, the gust hits again and sends them in, which has played into the hands of Edge/Arnison (2181) to take the lead and take the honours of first place. Kevin/Barry (2182) take advantage of the capsizes and take second place with Jo/Duncan (2155) third.






Race 5(sun)


Edge/Arnison (2181) has to finish three places in front of Strangler/Julia (2132) to win the event and travellers trophy.  The wind has been variable to say the least and could help! Race 5 gets under way with Eric/David(2142) leading the fleet all the way to the first mark, Jo/Duncan (2155) in second, Strangler/Julia (2132) in third followed by Edge/Arnison (2181) in forth. Outside forces were to play a crucial part as the Red Funnel Isle of Wight ferry blanketed first Jo/Duncan (2155) and then Strangler/Julia (2132). Jo capsized to windward and Strangler/Julia (2132), forewarned, just stayed upright and squeezed through. Edge gained massively and also passed Jo. Eric/David (2142) stayed in the lead, with Edge/Arnison (2181) slowly closing the gap on Strangler/Julia (2132). A good two sail reach by Edge/Arnison (2181) saw them right behind Strangler/Julia (2132) for the gybe mark, Strangler/Julia (2132) gybed and left a gap on the mark for Edge/Arnison (2181) to gybe inside and take second place. Unfortunately, thatís how the race ended and full honours went to Strangler/Julia (2132) for both event win and travellerís trophy.


Strangler/juila 1st

Martin/Dave 2nd

Jo/Duncan 3rd

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Here are the overall results.

Special mention for our intrepid Sliding seat sailors (Roger Devereux & special guest Dawn Barsley, Graham and Jim Ingram) who not only had a very close duel, but were not that far away from the leading boats! No doubt they will provide the stats, but I guess these boats are about 40 years old!

Also congratulations to Dave White & Barry Argent for attending their 1st Hornet open meeting. Hope to see you next year (Netley 3/4 June 2006)


Sailed:5  Discards:1  To count:4  Entries:10
Boat SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Nett Rank
Seaman Staines 2132 Strangler Julia Hoyle Tollesbury S.C. 1.0 1.0 1.0 (7.0) 3.0 6.0 1
Just 4 U Frankie 2181 David Edge Martin Arnison Weston S.C. (3.0) 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 8.0 2
Pint O Gwrw 2155 Jo Powell Duncan West Port Dinorwic S.C. 2.0 3.0 (4.0) 3.0 4.0 12.0 3
Battleship 2182 Kevin Burt Barry Miller Netley S.C. 5.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 (11.0 DNF) 15.0 4
  2081 Mark Styles Clinton Styles Downs S.C. (6.0) 4.0 6.0 5.0 1.0 16.0 5
Biggles Flies Undone 2072 Alex Rogers Pippa Olah Port Dinorwic S.C. 4.0 5.0 5.0 (6.0) 5.0 19.0 6
Black Azele 353 Graham Ingram Jim Ingram Shoreham S.C. 7.0 7.0 (10.0) 8.0 6.0 28.0 7
  2171 Tom Guy Steve Russell Netley S.C. (DNC) DNC 7.0 4.0 DNC 33.0 8
Goose Too 140 Roger Devereux Dawn Barsley Shearwater S.C. 9.0 8.0 8.0 (11.0 DNF) DNC 36.0 9
Battlecry 2167 Dave White Barry Argent Weston S.C. 8.0 9.0 9.0 (11.0 DNF) DNC 37.0 10

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Tom and anyone else whose interested.

 Hornet 140 was built around 1953 and Graham and Jims boat about a year later. So both boats are over 50. Mine has been seriously modified over the years but the Hull and frame are still original.

If anyone wants to try planking I will be at the SGP.




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