Quagers

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  1. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    There is a commonly held believe among a subset of the Solent yachting community that the IRC measurers in France and the French designers/yards might be....friendly. I have no idea whether it's true or not. But plenty of people believe it.
  2. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Simple split based on IRC handicap ratings. The J109s arent all in one design spec and so will have different ratings, if the 109 is near the cut off this might push them into different classes.
  3. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Super close at the front of IRC. Tonnerre and Ino had been glued together all the way to the rock, took very different routes back (with Ino soaking low and going inside the TSS) and they have ended up almost exactly with the same gap they started at, with Tonnerre still slightly ahead.
  4. Quagers

    J 121

    Cant be too serious if they are going to Plymouth at that speed. Stretchy steering cables on a new boat? Wouldn't be the first time.
  5. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Random observations from the tracker: (1) a surprising number of retirements from IRC 2-4 boats retiring for what isnt particularly heavy conditions. Plus one Class 40 has even managed to dismast itself! Jumpa Lagi) (2) in IRC 1 Tonnerre de Glen and Ino were absolutely glued together for the lead all the way to the rock. But Ino seems to be taking a much lower line now to the Scilies and had fallen back. (3) in IRC 2 Courrier Recommande is absolutely smashing it as usual. Sunrise, another JPK11.80 was initially keeping them fairly honest but is now 15nm behind (although still 2nd on handicap, that how far Courrier is ahead). (4) Scarlett Oyster has retired, gutting for a boat with a strong reputation on was going well early on, wonder if it would have happened with Ross onboard (he isn't sailing after the birth of his kid) (5) French sailed JPKs clearing up in IRC 2, 3 and 4, can anything touch them?
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    J 121

    Darkwood, the J/121 which is doing the RORC offshore season and won the Channel race looks like it has retired from Fastnet, not registered as such yet but its going the wrong way slowly.
  7. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    I know no one cares, but in the race for the non-billionaires, the IRC zero boats currently smashing it. So much for predictions of a medium size boat race at this point. I wonder if, regardless of what happens to the wind in the next day, the two power reaching legs are going to put the handicap win out of reach of the IRC 1 or 2 boats which dont have the same reaching power as the big boys.
  8. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Photo confirmation of some of the groundings
  9. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    There was someone over early in both classes. The tide was beginning to rip over the line by the time they started.
  10. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Sodebo taking a bit of a flyer at the moment. Rothschild and Macif pretty much just straight lining it along the coast while Sodebo off out in the middle of the channel. Doesn't look like any of the IRC fleet wanted to play with Portland bill this year.
  11. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

  12. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    I mean, they are only doing a day race, why do they need someone with offshore experience?
  13. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Either Gipsy Moth didn't start in the end or someone left the Yellowbrick on the dock.
  14. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Yeah, they are already over halfway to Weymouth. Current record is 32hrs, 48min so if they do manage lunchtime tomorrow then they will smash it. Crazy stuff given the wind isn't even particularly optimal.
  15. Quagers

    Fastnet 2019

    Sorry yeah, Banque Pop still has it, for some reason I thought Consise 10 had beaten the record a couple of years ago.