Solo around the Isle of Wight

Petit Bateau to run inaugural race in early May. SIgn up now!

Wednesday April 26th 2006, Author: Jerry Freeman, Location: United Kingdom
The first edition of RIOW Solo, a new single-handed race around the Isle of Wight will start at from Egypt Point, Cowes on Saturday 6 May 2006. The race has attracted monohull and multihull yachts from 25-40ft overall and there is also a special class for Minis.

This race is the latest of the innovative series of single-handed races organised by Petit Bateau over the last three years. One objective of this event is to encourage sailors new to this exciting discipline to gain experience in the familiar and convenient location of the Solent.

Race Director Paul Peggs is pleased with the quality of the entry which includes several skippers new to solo racing and strong support from the established short handers. Paul anticipates 30 boats will start the first edition of this challenging new event.

The details of the race can be found at www.petitbateau.org.uk where entries are made on line., paid by pay pal. Entries close on Tuesday 2 May.

All Petit Bateau events are Open races to encourage development in shorthanded design and techniques. IRC/MOCRA certificates are not required, corrected times will be calculated for those with valid certificates.

25 yachts have already entered the Petit Bateau Solo Race week that starts from Weymouth on 19 August, and visits Alderney, Guernsey, Treguier, Fowey and finishes in Mylor.

Entries to date:

Sailor Boat
LOA
Sail no
Type
Simon Curwen  Voador
10.5
GBR722R
J105
Shaun Murphy Slingshot
10.5
GBR9596R
J105
Kate Dickens Oliver
8.63
3031Y
Twister 28
Andy Hill Just Enough
9.14
GBR6912T
J92
Mike ONeill Celtic Warrior
6.5
RSA448
Mini
Simon Osgood So!
7.4
GBR 720
Nordic Folkboat
John Lupton Milly Bug
8
GBR751
J80
Rod Knowles Juliette
10.5
9405R
J105
GARETH ASTLEY GIBSLIND
7.77
GBR6602T
MG SPRING 25
Nick Martin diablo-j
10.5
GBR 9205R
J105
Michael Stoner SVENJA
7.8
FB 704
Folkboat
Peter Olden Solan Goose
9.12
GBR 8538R
J92s
Marco Nannini British Beagle
11
GBR3936
Sigma 36
Anthony Llewelyn-Davies Big Doris 2
11.99
GBR9504T
Dehler 39SQ
Ian Loffhagen Sheik Yerbouti
8.2
GBR4660R
F25c
Matthew Richardson AYAYA
12
GBR8920R
J120
Peter Tanner Oojah
10.95
BBR1610R
J110
Philip Meakins Festina Lente
11.4
GBR8408
Sigma 38

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