Posts by Gareth Penn
Zingara was built in 1990 and was the last of the prestigious wooden Perry victories to have been built. Zingara is in excellent condition and has been fitted out to a high standard. The sails are still competitive but are getting on a bit, so the boat would benefit from a new suit at some time in the future. She comes complete with trolley, outboard and tender although the latter is subject to separate agreement. Interested parties should contact Sid Dollery 07740 774731 or Andrew Thomas 07831 865093.
Last night started with a short postponement whilst Rosina picked up an unknown late comer (Z68?), perfect conditions on the water with a gentle easterly (ish) and some chilly sunshine. Rosina was anchored off PSC Parhelion with the course set -
Line to finish
There were nine boat for the first race in the 2nd Thursday series for the Puffin Trophy.
Pre-start Z77 had trouble with their main halyard (twice according to 'Munch) but the race started with no major events.
On the start Z78 was squeezed out at by Z71 with everyone else having clear starts. The fleet were pretty close up to the top mark (VW) apart from Z68 who stuck it out on the channel side of the course and came around the windward in first place by a long way. Next boats round were Z76 and Z74 followed by Z77 sneaking infront of Z71, and then Z57 and Z70 pretty close behind.
.....Due to racing Z71 instead of surveying from Rosina, I cannot remember what happened in the middle part of the race, so we will pick the commentary back up heading from GL to PSC....
With Z68 smoking the extra special super fast cigarettes, the battle for second place was between Z76 and Z74 who seemed to be sailing eachother off to Cowes. Z77 and Z57 had a similar battle, with Z71 in the middle with lovely clear air!
Behind Z57 and Z77 we had Z70 close behind and then Z78 and Z54.
It seemed Z76 had won the battle to Cowes over Z74 and was in the lead for the reach to Alfie. Z71 had a clear rounding (with a beautiful kite drop...) whilst Z57 had gybing troubles leading to Z77 being let in around PSC.
Z86 Bill and John
Z76 Kim and Julian
Z74 Tom, Duncan, Phil
Z71 Gareth, Jimmy and Zoe
Z77 Hugh, Munch and BAR guest Ben
Z57 Janet and Martyn
Z70 Liz, Matt and Al Murray
Z78 Jim and Sid
Z54 David, Mike and Vicki
Rumour has it that Jimmy has fitted a new B & G display (source unknown) to Rosina so that it now shows twice as much data to our lovely OODs. Thank you Jimmy!
Congrats Bill and John for a brilliantly sailed race. The OOD was Andrew Terry from Z38 (Minx), thank you very much for a great evenings race.
Our next race is on Saturday for the first race (of 5) in the Presidents Shield. Last week we had six boats out!! With glorious sunshine predicted why not come out for a sail?
See you on the water!
A selection of photos taken by Geoff Dixon at the Victory Class Prize giving
Z79 offers aunique opportunity to enter the exciting world of Victory sailing with a brand new GRP boat fully fitted out for racing, including a full set of sails.
Zing was commissioned by the Victory Class to ensure that a top class, racing-ready new Victory would be available to potential new owners wanting to get on the water without delay.
Zing was fully fitted out for racing by David Heritage and tuned and set up by Shaun Hopkins. She is fully compliant with the European Recreational Craft Directive (RCD). She has been tried and tested in the Victory Class course in one race, which she won decisively. Since then, Zing has been laid up and is being maintained to its build standard and is ready to sail immediately.
There are only two photos of Z79 in existence, both of which are shown here, however she is built to identical standards as Z78 which is also pictured here and is available to view and test sail.
Viewing by appointment. Ring Hugh
Pringle on 07973 176501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org