Strong SW wind spoils NCR

The NCR adventure ends in Dover.

We started the race in 10 knots. The gribfiles forecasted 12-15 knots throughout the next days.

After 2 hours racing, the TWS climbed to 22 knots, which resulted in a beating angle to 28 knots of apparent  wind

During the night the TWS reached 25 – 26 knots.

After 15 hours beating against wind and tide, Perfect Ten arrived in Dover. Seasickness and nausea amongst the crew forced us to rest in the Dover Marina, where we met several opponents.

However, the deteriorating weather forecast led us to reasonable seamanship : quitting the race, mind over matter.









Where last year, 12/12 boats finished the race, it seems that this year only 6/18 boats will finish the race.

Hats of to those who persevered.



ONZK Calendar 2012 : kick off in Nieuwpoort

ONZK Calendar 2012
Race  Date Organizing Club Qualifies for Classes Remark
Nieuwpoort Sailing Weekend
Challenge Gilbert Van De Velde sa 05/5 KYCN ONZK1 IRC+CR
Challenge Albert Jonnart su 06/5 WSKLuM ONZK1 IRC+CR
Dover Strait Race Oostende-Ramsgate th 17/5 RNSYC RTYC ONZK2 & TGJ1 IRC+CR
Euro Regatta Ramsgate fr 18/5 RTYC TGJ2 IRC
Michel Jonette Trophy Ramsgate-Boulogne sa 19/5 RTYC YCB IRC
Dover Strait Race Ramsgate-Nieuwpoort sa 19/5 RNSYC RTYC WSKLuM IRC+CR
Grand Prix International de la Côte d’Opale sa-su-mo 26-27-28/5 YCB YCMN TGJ3 IRC+HN
Light Vessel Weekend Zeebrugge sa-su 30/6 – 1/7 RBSC ONZK3 + TGJ4 IRC + CR
Nieuwpoort Channel Race Su 8/7 to sa 14/7 KYCN IRC>0.945
Ramsgate IRC International Series th-fr-sa 2-3-4/8 RTYC TGJ5 IRC
Breskens Sailing Weekend fr-sa-su 31/8-1-2/9  Stichting Breskens Sailing ONZK4 & TGJ6 & IRC+CR
Blankenberge CR Trophy sa-su 8-9/9 Blanksailing CR
sa 15/9
Oostende Sailing Weekend sa-su 29-30/9 RNSYC-RYCO ONZK5 + OBK IRC IRC+CR+HN
Oostendebank- en Stroombankrace
Antwerp Race sa 13/10 VZW Antwerp Race IRC+CR
By Peter Posted in log


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30/apr zaterdag HCUP/Interponton VVW  
7/apr zaterdag HCUP  
14/mei zaterdag H-CUP  
20/mei vrijdag Wenduinebank Race Blankenberge Oostende
21/mei zaterdag Oostende- & Stroombankrace  
22/mei zondag Oostende- & Stroombankrace  
2/jun donderdag Dover Strait Oostende Ramsgate  
3/jun vrijdag Euro Regatta Ramsgate  
4/jun zaterdag Ramsgate Nieuwpoort  
11/jun zaterdag HCUP  
18/jun zaterdag HCUP  
9/jul zaterdag Interponton VVW  
28/jul donderdag Ramsgateweek  
29/jul vrijdag Ramsgateweek  
30/jul zaterdag Ramsgateweek  
26/aug donderdag Breskens sailing weekend  
27/aug vrijdag Breskens sailing weekend  
28/aug zaterdag Breskens sailing weekend  
2/sep vrijdag Light Vessel  Breskens Zeebrugge  
3/sep zaterdag Light Vessel  Breskens Zeebrugge  
4/sep zondag Light Vessel  Breskens Zeebrugge  
10/sep zaterdag HCUP  
17/sep zaterdag Nieuwpoort weekend  
18/sep zondag Nieuwpoort weekend  
24/sep zaterdag Interponton VVW  
By Peter Posted in log