Posts by Kaan Yargici

Odyssey, 40knot gusts, and a Bloody Mary

On Saturday 10th January, the Phil Morrison designed National 18 Prototype ‘Odyssey’ took part in the 42nd Bloody Mary at Queen Mary Reservoir. The gales of the night before saw no real sign of abating with wind speed on the raised reservoir blowing constantly above 20 knots and frequently gusting over 40 knots. Usually the hunting ground of International 14’s and Foiling Moths, the Bloody Mary saw neither of these as out of 235 entrants only 69 completed the course. Very windy, very choppy, and as a result pretty cold. In the boat was me on wire, Ollie Houseman middle,
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Odyssey at Datchet Flyer Sunday pursuit race

15/12/14 Yesterday Odyssey took part in her first SailJuice Series event this year, the Datchet Flyer at Datchet Water. In the boat were Tamesis Club members Rob Wilder on helm (his first sail in Odyssey), Matt Jones in middle (having sailed Odyssey once before at Tamesis Club), and me on wire. When we arrived at Datchet the wind was light and indeed the day before it had been quite calm. So when we launched down the steep sides of Datchet we all thought this was going to be a gentle day out. However as the day progressed the wind continued to rise
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National 18 Newsletter No.45 February 2014

National 18’ 75th Anniversary Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club 21-26th July 2013 National 18s from England, Ireland and Scotland gathered at Hayling for the annual championships, almost in sight of Cowes where Uffa Fox drew the lines of the first hull in 1938. This Championship comes to England once in four years. In 2001 it was at St Mawes; in 2005 and 2009 it was at Portland; this time it was HISC that provided wonderful facilities ashore and expert race management afloat whilst a 3 clubs committee of members of the Blackwater, Bosham and Tamesis Clubs provided the flavour of
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