Ann Sea claims title
SAILORS raced in the final heat of the 2011 Poseidon Sailaway Club Championship Summer Series last weekend with seven yachts to the starting line.
The yachts sailed in moderate winds causing some crews to opt for reefed mains and smaller headsails.
The pace was again set by Magic and Ann Sea with Port FM Mais Oui flying the club boats new headsail hot on their heels.
Whitecap and Ice fought a close race with Whitecap able to pull away from her rival on the second lap but she could not match the speed of the top three.
Tau Ceti showed that she could be the dark horse in the remaining series as the crew started narrowing the gap between their rivals. Indigo struggled in the final stages to cross the line as the shifting winds played tricks on the multihull.
Magic crossed the line first ahead of Ann Sea but neither had enough of a lead over Port Fm Mais Oui as the J24 turned a 9m 46s elapsed time deficit into a 3m 20s advantage to claim first on handicap.
Magic took second position with Ann Sea in third position but the hold on the series lead of Ann Sea looked as the crews returned to the club to await the results.
Whitecap held on to fourth position followed by Ice 5th, Tau Ceti 6th and Indigo 7th. Top three places for the Summer Series went to Ann Sea in first place on 5.5 points followed by Port FM Mais Oui on 6.5 and Magic on 8.
The Poseidon Sailaway Club Championship resumes with the start of the Winter Series on June 11th.