Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Warsash Spring Series- Weekend VI Report

J/112E sailing Warsash Series
(Warsash, England)- Over this past weekend, the Warsash Sailing Club that has been hosting their annual Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series, was besieged by the enormous Storm “Hannah” that whipped up a frenzied “foam-up” on Saturday. With winds gusting well into the 30+ knots range, all racing was canceled. However, as Sunday dawned, it was clear it was still quite windy, but it had calmed down enough for the fleet to enjoy great racing on the Southampton Water and the Solent. The weekend marked the completion of the Black & White Championship Weekend.
J/111s sailing off start on Solent- Warsash Series
Black & White Championship Report
In the IRC 1 Class, Tony Mack’s J/111 McFLY took third place while Chris Jones & Louise Makin’s J/111 JOURNEYMAKER II took sixth.  Then, in IRC 2 Class, Simon Perry’s J/109 JIRAFFE took the silver, with Mike & Susie Yates’ J/109 JAGO securing the bronze, with David Richards’ J/109 JUMPING JELLYFISH taking fifth place.

In the J/109 Class, it was Perry’s JIRAFFE in first, Richards’ JUMPING JELLYFISH in second, and the Yates’ JAGO in third.

Ian Wilson & Marshall King's SOAK RACING started the J/70 UK Grand Slam Series in style and never looked back, winning the class by a significant margin.  Second was determined on a tie-breaker at 31 pts each.  Winning that countback was Doug Struth’s DSP, with third place taken by Paul Ward’s EAT SLEEP J REPEAT.  Rounding out the top five was Phillip Rees Bryn’s GBR 1290 in fourth and the Calascione/ Ripard duo on CALYPSO taking fifth place.
J/70s sailing Warsash Spring Series- Solent, England
Black & White Group Report
In IRC 1 Class, the Jones/Makin duo on the J/111 JOURNEYMAKER II is currently sitting in fourth place.

In IRC 2 Class, Charles Ivill’s J/112E DAVANTI TYRES has risen like a rocket into the top of the leaderboard and now sit in first place after eight races. Just one point back is Simon Perry’s J/109 JIRAFFE. Sitting in fifth place is Chris Burleigh’s J/109 JYBE TALKIN.

Despite not having sailed races 3 & 4, David Greenhalgh’s J/92 J’RONIMO is now sitting in third place in IRC 3 class.

With six races, the J/88 Class continues to see Gavin Howe’s TIGRIS topping the class with all bullets for 5 pts. Now that “toss races” are factored in, Dirk & Dianne Van Beek’s SABRIEL JR still hold on to 2nd place, while Richard Cooper’s JONGLEUR hangs on to third position.

The J/109s have eight races counting. Simon Perry’s JIRAFFE continues to lead with 7 pts, winning their fifth race last weekend. Chris Burleigh’s JYBE TALKIN stays in second with 22 pts.  However, jumping up into third place is John Smart’s JUKEBOX with 39 pts.

Continuing to lead the J/88 class is Gavin Howe’s TIGRIS with all 1sts in eight races, tossing out two 1sts.  Wow!  Second is Dirk & Dianne Van Beek’s SABRIEL JR. with 12 pts.  Then, third is Richard Cooper’s JONGLEUR with 83 pts.

The J-Sprit class still sees Howe’s J/88 TIGRIS leading. SABRIEL JR continues in 2nd, but Adrian Johnson’s J/109 FLAWLESS J is now sitting in third place.

The J/70s continue to see Paul Ward’s EAT SLEEP J REPEAT leading the class with just 15 pts.  Second is Philip Chandler’s BLACKJAX and third is Graham Clapp’s JEEPSTER.   Sailing photo credits- Andrew Adams/ CloseHauled Photography   Follow the Warsash Spring Series on Facebook here   For more HELLY HANSEN Warsash Spring Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.