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POSH (Paignton Open For Single Handers) – 12th and 13th May

For those of you not able to make it to Bruinesse you might be interested in this event:


Online entry – discount before 5th May.

The local RS100’s will be racing and you are all very welcome to join us – we will be racing as a Class and on windward-leeward course.

Great chance to get some practice and to suss out the venue ahead of the Nationals.

Hope to see some of you there.


RS100 GBR412

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  1. andrewhisc
    08/05/2012 at 2:39 pm

    Sadly no Holland for me and I’m not organised enough to get to Paignton so I’ll be at the second pennant weekend of the year at Hayling (hopefully get 5-7 boats out for that). Annoyingly I’ve been booked to attend a wedding during the nationals so won’t make that either.

    On a separate note Chris; are you sure your new number is 412? We’ve got a 412 at hayling as well…

  2. Anonymous
    08/05/2012 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    Really sorry you won’t be at The Nationals – hopefully catch up at one of the Opens.



    PS: Thanks for spotting the incorrect sail number – Yes, it is actually 421. Better check I have stuck the numbers on the sail correctly !

    • andrewhisc
      08/05/2012 at 10:37 pm

      i’ll certainly be at the Hayling open at the end of June, even I can’t miss that one! I’m race officering during the weekend of the Datchet open as well so this year’s a bit of a write off. Of course you are all invited to come along to Fed Week here at HISC the week following the Datchet open, we’ve even moved the sandbanks around so that the locals haven’t got a clue where they’re going to help even things up…

  3. Anonymous
    14/05/2012 at 10:16 am

    Well we had a great weekend of racing in glorious sunshine and some decent breezes (despite the rather gloomy Wind Guru forecast which put some people off).

    After three weeks of heavy rain and very strong winds the elusive ‘Torbay Sea Breeze’ finally showed up for the first time this year and whilst this gave us some good breeze it also created some challenging shifts as it wrestled with the gradient breeze.

    The final race on Sunday in a solid 15 to 18 knot SW breeze was a real cracker with full-on planing conditions.

    A total fleet of 65 single-handers entered the event with a 12 boat asymmetric fleet split pretty much equally with RS100 and D-Ones.

    The racing was mighty close both in the overall fleet and within each class. It was great for both fleets to race together. Apart from Charlie Cumbley (D-One) who really showed the fleet his pedigree and class winning all but one race overall. The remainder of us were all actually very evenly matched on the water and in the 100’s everyone led a race at some point.

    The results are here:


    Neal was the class act in the 100’s winning every race but the local boats did make him work hard for it, particularly in the last race where a cruel shift on the first beat followed by a very uncharacteristic capsize on a gybe-set kite hoist kept the final result open right up to the finish line.

    Overall PSC put on a great event and (hopefully) it was good practice for the Nationals in 3 weeks time. PSC are making this an annual event (weekend after the May Bank Holiday) and it would be good to make it a regular fixture.


    RS100 GBR421

    • Russ d-one
      14/05/2012 at 11:33 am

      Guys, can I just say on behalf (if I can) of the d-one fleet, it was a pleasure racing against you over the weekend at a frankly great event! It made our relevant fleet sizes double and for some interesting racing! Most enjoyable!! Even if I sailed like an idiot all weekend and got too drunk Saturday night! Sundays final race was worth the Saturday drifting! The d-one fleet will be there again next year so hopefully we can do it all again!

      Russ d-one gbr 92

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