Wednesday, June 28, 2006
These are the highest bids as at 0900 Wednesday 27th June
RB&I on Puma Logic
Â£950.00 (Final and closing bid)
RB&I on Jaguar Logic
Â£750.00 (Final and closing bid)
Skandia Cowes Week
Â£899.00 (Final and closing bid)
Â£775.00 (Final and closing bid)
Friday, June 23, 2006
Warings wins the Arlington Cup
The Warings entry in this years construction industry regatta, skippered by Philippe Falle our Racing Director, claimed an excellent victory. In breezy conditions in the Solent the team sailed two great races with a 2nd in the first race and a superb 1st in the second race to win with a 3 point lead.
Warings, a construction company based in Portsmouth, are one of our construction industry clients. They are aiming to defend their title at the Little Britain Challenge Cup in Spetember aboard Puma Logic, one of our Reflex 38's.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Leopard Wins the 3 Peaks Race
Leopard, one of our charter managed Reflex 38’s has secured a fantastic victory in the 3 Peaks Race. Leopard was skippered by her owner, Rob Dornton-Duff and accompanied by two sailors and two runners.
For this gruelling event the runners have to run up Snowden, Scafell Pike and finally Ben Nevis! The sailors have to get the runners to the base of each mountain. A remarkable achievement! Well done guys.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Puma Logic are lying 2nd in the RORC Series
After another excellent race in the RORC series at the weekend Puma Logic are now lying in 2nd place in the IRC I offshore championships. Overall they are now in 9th place ahead of many of the top quality class zero racing machines. This is the first time a Reflex has been in hte top 10 overall!
Monday, June 19, 2006
Jaguar Logic and Puma Logic Success in the Morgan Cup
Sailing Logic Racing boats enjoyed a double success in the RORC Morgan Cup race over the weekend. Puma finished in 2nd place closely followed by Jaguar who claimed an excellent 4th place.
The forecast was for variable and very light winds between three and seven knots, therefore it came as a surprise that RORC sent all the competing yachts on the longer 110Nm race. Not deterred both boats had an excellent start at the pin end of the start line both hoping to gain a tidal advantage. They were on the line on the gun at max speed, well four knots!
Puma worked the shifty wind very well and soon had a small lead over Jaguar and were tussling with Magnum at the front of the fleet. Puma and Magnum were neck and neck out of the Solent closely pursued by Jaguar who had exceptionally good boat speed. After a long and slow fight, a triumphant team on Jaguar came out on top, rounding Ocean Safety a couple of hundred metres ahead of Puma.
After this rounding, Puma headed slightly further offshore hoping to find a stronger gradient wind. This tactic seemed to pay and by the RORC Offshore buoy Puma had a healthy lead and were level pegging with Magnum and Meta Baron at the front of the fleet. During the night Jaguar had to anchor to avoid being swept back East on the strong flooding tide. Unfortunately the anchor snagged on the bottom and it took the team over two hours to get it free costing them vital time.
Undeterred Jaguar chased Puma hard all the way to the finish securing an excellent 4th place, whilst Magnum and Puma were enjoying their fight at the front of the pack. Sadly Magnum just had the edge this time and sailed an excellent last fourteen miles taking one and a half hours out of Puma in the process to clinch first in IRC 1 and 2nd overall! Full credit goes to both teams for persevering with the extremely light and variable wind to secure two great positions.