Posts by Michael Vasey

National 18’s Make Good of Light Winds

Saturday 11th June was the day of the 184th Queen Adelaide Cup and the 80th Tamesis Anchor. Congratulations to Barney Smith and G Butler, sailing The Goose Drank Wine (369), who won both the Queen Adelaide Cup (handicap) and Tamesis Anchor (on the water) in a six boat fleet. Charles Fox sailing Geneieve (266), crewed by Mr & Mrs Katz, followed a very close second in both the Queen Adelaide and Tamesis Anchor. Third position goes to Doug Pope sailing 1 over the 8 (349), crewed by Angela Caldara. Conditions for the first two races were tough – force 1
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N18 Class Association Recommended PY Numbers

Class recommended Portsmouth Yardstick Numbers The N18 Class association recommends the PY numbers shown in the table below. The Class believes that based upon experience thus far, the numbers shown above, form 
a fair starting point for club and open events. They should be varied to take account of local circumstances and experience. The PY number (936) currently published in the RYA’s 2016 list is an ‘experimental’ number with the note that: These numbers are published by the RYA based on a new design or development class with a relatively low amount of return data. These numbers are less likely
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Hurricane battles roaring winds at the Tiger Trophy Challenge

The Tiger Trophy Challenge, the last of the GJW Sailjuice winter series, took place on the 6th and 7th February at Rutland Water, superbly hosted by Rutland Sailing Club. Three National 18s were in attendance; Panther (406), the Irish (347), and Hurricane (401). There were 130 entries in total. I was fortunate enough to bag a ride on Hurricane, helmed by Ollie Houseman. Early Saturday morning the wind looked promising but picked up pace quickly, eventually reaching 60 knots. Needless to say the N18ers, in the interest of not wanting to break their new Ultras, decided not to race. A
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