Pendennis Cup Race Day 3: Friday 30th May 2014

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A delayed start on day 3 of the Pendennis Cup was to provide ideal conditions for another fantastic days’ racing with the winds filling in from the north and blue skies. The yachts paraded around the bay providing another beautiful spectacle off the coast of Falmouth.

Kelpie was first across the line, followed 3 minutes later by Velacarina, Adix, Mariette and Christopher and the Breakaway. As they made final approaches, all three passed dramatically close to the start buoy making for one of the most exciting starts of the week. The yachts flew northwards towards St Anthony’s Lighthouse, and then took a starboard tack towards the first ‘Tango’ mark. Breakaway flew off the start line, quickly gaining on the classic yachts, passing Mariette and Adix on the beat.

Velacarina soon took the lead of the group which she maintained for the next hour.  She held her bright orange kite down to the Manacles buoy ahead of Christopher with her famous red chilli ballooning in the breeze.  Breakaway followed not 5 minutes behind her maintaining a 12knot pace. The classics looked spectacular behind them, Mariette launching her spinnaker with Kelpie and Adix battling each other on the downwind leg. They maintained this order down to the Manacles, accompanied again by a beautiful pod of dolphins with Kelpie and Adix having the closest battle.

Velacarina appeared to have the advantage but was caught by Christopher and Breakaway on the last turn at the ‘Old Wall mark. Racing was tight as they all tacked to port within a minute of each other towards ‘Gylly Beach’. Christopher was closely pursued by Breakaway until the finish line, crossing the line less than a minute after the larger yacht. Velacarina was close behind her rivals in third and stole the race victory by just under 30 seconds on corrected time. Mariette was the next to finish with Adix and then Kelpie following.

The Little Dennis fleet was once again a closely fought race, but it was once more to be Firebrand’s day as she controlled the fleet throughout. The beautiful smaller classics have provided a gorgeous site in the bay, with colourful spinnakers flying closer to shore.

The tight racing throughout Day 3 leaves Velacarina in first place overall on amended time, but with just 2 points separating the leading yachts Velacarina and Christopher.  Tomorrow will be an exciting day with all to play for and of course the finale of the red arrows to look forward to.

This is certainly the most closely contested Pendennis Cup yet.

 

Results as of 15:27 on May 30, 2014

Division 1 Fleet

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: TCC, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A

Boat TCC Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Rank
Velacarina   2.0 1.5 1.0 4.5 1st
Christopher   3.0 1.5 2.0 6.5 2nd
Breakaway   1.0 3.0 3.0 7.0 3rd
Mariette of 1915   4.0 4.0 4.0 12.0 4th
Kelpie of Falmouth   5.0 5.0 5.0 15.0 5th
Adix  

 

6.0 6.0 6.0 18.0 6th
Rebecca   8.0 DNC 8.0 DNC 8.0 DNC 24.0 7th

Race 3 – Division 1 Fleet – 30 May

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place

Boat TCC Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Rank
Velacarina 0.981 12:48:00 14:46:50 1:58:50 1:56:35 1
Christopher 1.127 12:57:00 14:40:52 1:43:52 1:57:03 2
Breakaway 1.176 13:00:00 14:41:47 1:41:47 2:04:45 3
Mariette of 1915 1.052 12:54:00 14:52:55 1:58:55 2:05:06 4
Kelpie of Falmouth 0.908 12:45:00 15:12:58 2:27:58 2:14:21 5
Adix 1.046 12:51:00 15:04:57 2:13:57 2:25:37 6
Rebecca       DNC   7

Pendennis Cup 2014

Falmouth

Results as of 16:11 on May 30, 2014

Division 2 Fleet

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: TCC, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A

Boat TCC Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Rank
Firebrand 0.933 1.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 1st
Cerinthe 0.907 2.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 2nd
Cuilaun 0.962 4.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 3rd
Zarik 0.896 3.0 4.0 4.0 11.0 4th

Race 3 – Division 2 Fleet – 30 May

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place

Boat TCC Start Finish Elapsed Corrected Rank
Firebrand 0.933 13:10:00 15:41:28 2:31:28 2:21:19 1
Cerinthe 0.907 13:10:00 15:48:08 2:38:08 2:23:26 2
Cuilaun 0.962 13:10:00 16:04:16 2:54:16 2:47:39 3
Zarik 0.896 12:54:00 16:12:23 3:18:23 2:57:45 4

Posted on: May 31, 2014