17th July – ISORA Day race in Pwllheli.
Report on Race 7 – Pwllheli Day Race – King Constantine Cup
17th July 2011.
Three ISORA boats braved the elements to compete in the 2011 King Constantine Cup which also incorporated race No.7 in the ISORA Series.
The race started with a 20 knot westerly wind which built to over 30 knots.
“Sgrech” was first at the West End Buoy (PSC2) and hoisted her spinnaker on the reach to the Causeway Cardinal Buoy. The decision to change down to a white sail was made by a slipped tack line followed by (another) broach and then disaster as the spinnaker ripped apart followed by a rip in the main sail!
“Nanuq” on her second ISORA outing retired with equipment damage.
“Mojito” sailed a safe race and was the first boat to finish ahead of Sgrech who completed the race under headsail only.
“Mojito” is the 2011 King Constantine race winner and is now 1st in ISORA Class 3 and 3rd overall. “Sgrech” holds on to the 1st Overall position but the hunt for the overall Wolf's Head Trophy is still wide open as the results of the last few races and discards kick in.