After a glorious week of varied conditions With Alacrity have won Cowes Week for the third time. They scored an impressive 4 firsts, including in the last race when they took a penalty for "kissing" a bouy. Sam of Hamble was second and Pandanova 3rd. Pavlova was tied on points with Panda but because Panda had won a race they took the podium place. Racing was as competitive as ever with 4 different boats winning
Published 00:00 on 16 Aug 2015
Today was Ladies Day and, very appropriately with Karen Main helming and Nancy Gould on main, With Alacrity won. Well done ladies! It was a very hard fought race, having lead the race WA were over taken by Pandanova but just managed to slip past them by holding on to their kite over the finish line. Second place was even more thrilling with three different boats holding the position at various times. Panda took second
Published 16:47 on 12 Aug 2015
It's getting exciting...... 4 races, 4 different winners and the points are really close! That one design racing. Good news is that Florence Agnes have managed to rig a jury sheave and an external halyard so will also be back on the water tomorrow. Remember the Sigma 38 Class is supporting the Toe in the Water Party Like a Pirate Party at Shepard's on Wednesday. "Arrr, shiver me timbers."
Published 22:12 on 10 Aug 2015
Another fabulous sailing day with more sunshine and breeze. Today Persephone took the bullet. Just 16 seconds later With Alacrity crossed the RYS line finishing second as they did yesterday. Pavlova III took third. Yesterday's winner, Panda finished fourth. Unlike yesterday racing finished by about 15:00 giving crews time to relax and enjoy Cowes. The photo by Mark Heuchan from onboard Persephone followed by With Alacrity, Pavlova, Panda and Sam captures the action.
Published 20:38 on 9 Aug 2015
The opening day was bathed in glorious sunshine, with a fickle breeze that saw racing postponed for two hours. Down in the western Solent the Sigma 38 fleet eventually got away at 14:10 for a 11.9nm course that finished under spinnaker on the RYS finish line. After just over three and a half hours later Pandanova took the bullet, to take her first Cowes Week win. With Alacrity came
Published 19:29 on 8 Aug 2015
Six Sigma 38 raced in this shifty tactical 130 nautical mile race making up the 15 boat strong Class 4 and the 87 total boats. Although the sun shone the race demanded every ounce of consentration and crew skill with 2 windward leeward sections and a windspeed that varied between 0 and 20 knots. Machismo II finished first followed by Sam and then Persephone. All three boats were in top five in Class 4. After
Published 17:37 on 2 Aug 2015
This weekend sees the fifth and last offshore race before the Fastnet. See the Yachts and Yachting preview with a quote from Tim Goodhew, Persephone, the Sigma 38 currently leading the series. http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184628/RORC-...
Published 16:13 on 30 Jul 2015
As always there are the opportunities to socialise with other Sigma 38 crew. The following Sigma 38 events have been planned: Saturday 8th August - all Sigma 38 Crew are invited to the Sigmania Rum Party onboard at Shepard's Wharf Marina, from 17:00 until sunset https://www.facebook.com/events/993958570660405/ Sunday 9th August - meet for drinks at the lower bar of the Island Sailing Club from 19:00 Wednesday 12th August - Toe in
Published 09:47 on 28 Jul 2015
While all the drama of the America's Cup World Series was being played out on the Eastern Solent a slightly lower key, but for the 12 Sigma 38 racing in the Western Solent, an equally exciting and rewarding regatta produced its own thrills and spills. Following Friday's champagne reception Saturday saw champagne conditions for two races. A number of boats were caught out by the complex and challenging tidal effect. With Alacrity read it best
Published 10:06 on 27 Jul 2015
Seven Sigma 38s competed in the RORC race to St. Malo, taking advantage of gaining the most Fastnet qualifying miles in one race. They made up part of the largest RORC fleet for two years. With light to moderate winds, initially from the south east, then switching round to the west for the second half of the race and building to over 20 knots, the 2015 Cowes - Dinard/St Malo race was one of the
Published 00:00 on 10 Jul 2015