Round the Island Race 2022 - Bosham Multihulls
Published 16:37 on 6 Jul 2022
Round The Island Race 2022 Bosham Multihulls
Three tri's left the harbour Friday afternoon for dinner and berthing at the Folly.
Family Tides Dragonfly Performance 28 Philip Ten Bosch, Nick Phillips, Peter Knape, Paul Kameen, Storm FC26 designed and built by Jake Jefferies sailing with Molly and friends on her maiden voyage out of Chi Harbour, and Alini Farrier F9R Mark Upton-Brown, Philip Gladman, Doug Walker.
Multihulls started at 8-10, 10 minutes after IRC 0 and 1 monohulls, the tide was turning west, wind 18-25 knots. Clear air was at a premium while passing the Class 1 monohulls to the Needles, few boats had reefed their mainsails so a near capsize upwind focussed Alini's concentration. Unfortunately approaching the needles Storm on starboard was T-boned by another Tri that failed to bear away behind, Storm forced to limp home. The fetch down the west side of the island was fast, more class 0 monohulls were overtaken. Surfing at St Catherine's was entertaining and very wet. Alini briefly caught the Fast 40's but some overtook again on the run to Bembridge. Family Tide and Alini held code 0's part way back to Cowes but could not catch all the Class 0's. Dark'n'Stormy was the first monohull since Drum in 1988 to win both on elapsed and corrected time. Overall line honours went to NGB trimaran.
Family Tides 5h 47m 18th fastest boat, 6th multihull on corrected time, hitting speeds over 20 knots.
Alini 5h 6m, (for the 50+nm course), 9th fastest boat, 5th fastest multihull, on corrected time winning both The Golden Miller Cup for all multihulls and the Trifle Trophy for the MOCRA class.
Photo Copyright @ Paul Wyeth
Last updated 16:37 on 6 July 2022