Round The Island Race (Isle of Wight, UK)

  • 27 Jun 2016 21:42
    Reply # 4104569 on 3240842

    Yes, that works on my Macbook - and the tracking device, if not Amiina, is somewhere in Chorleywood Bottom!

  • 27 Jun 2016 21:36
    Reply # 4104564 on 3240842
    Deleted user

    David, on your iPad browser, type the address  This has worked for me on my MacBook Pro.  I added Amiina successfully . . . though she is shown presently just northwest of London!!!  Hmm.

  • 27 Jun 2016 09:01
    Reply # 4103560 on 4102563
    Edward Hooper wrote:

    For iPhone, open App store on phone & find & instal ' ngtrack ' app. 

    This app seems to be for iPhone only, not iPads, which is a shame.
  • 26 Jun 2016 15:07
    Reply # 4102563 on 3240842
    Hi all 
    Amiina now registered for tracking, with ' ngtrack ' app. 

    Registration Code = 46660751

    For iPhone, open App store on phone & find & instal ' ngtrack ' app. 
    For Androids, find ' ngtrack ' app on Google Play store. 

    Hope it works for you all. 
    May the force be with us. 
    Edward & Amiina. 
  • 15 Jun 2016 16:36
    Reply # 4077240 on 3240842

    I wish you a good race!



  • 15 Jun 2016 15:06
    Reply # 4076983 on 3240842

    Hi all,

    Amiina is entered again for 2016 RTI. 

    This time with a new sail, designed and made by Slieve. 

    Looks good, works well and 20% smaller than the original. 

    Gives us an ISC handicap of 0.776.  This is a mite more competitive than 

    last year, and could give us a chance to do even better. 

    Watch this spot!!!  The race is 2nd July, so will try and let you know how we get on asap. 

    Last modified: 15 Jun 2016 15:08 | Anonymous member
  • 27 Nov 2015 12:01
    Reply # 3662901 on 3240842
    Rereading the October magazine again last night when I was restless, much nicer to read than on the PC,by the way, I noted that Amiina finished 17th in it's class. So being curious, I looked at the official results to see where they finished overall. In the ISC classes, they were 188th overall from 714 finishers and 785 entered to start. Congrats to Steve Peake and Chris Edwards who sailed the race, and to Edward Hooper (owner) and to Slieve McGalliard (rig designer), who seem to have made quite a competitive boat. I noted that the crew made an error by going over to the mainland and were stymied by some Cruise Liners coming out of Southampton and could have finished even higher. Roll on, Next Year!!!, I say. Well done to all involved.
  • 29 Jun 2015 00:01
    Reply # 3407997 on 3240842
    Deleted user

    Congratulations to Amiina.

  • 28 Jun 2015 23:38
    Reply # 3407963 on 3240842

    Hi Guys

    We went out in Poppy early yesterday and watched the last five of the starts of this year's RIR. They had a good wind and it made me wonder why I hadn't entered Poppy again. As the last start cleared the line and Amiina got safely away I hoisted 4 panels without tensioning the downhauls and beat down the Western Solent after them. There was some good action among the smaller boats, but even with only 3 panels setting properly I started to overhaul the tailenders. It really was excellent sailing with probably 15 knots blowing against the neap ebb but the sea wasn't too lumpy, and it was a great sight to see a solid wall of a few hundred sailing boats all the way to the horizon.

    I was tempted to hoist full sail and keep going, but we turned and ran back to Cowes for a quick run ashore and saw Leopard, the first mono-hull cross the finish line in an elapse time of 4:40 for the 50 miles. Anthony Cooke was checking the boats past Yarmouth pier, and Sally Peake was chasing around the island keeping an eye on Amiina with Steve Peake and Chris Edwards on board. They had a good sleigh ride down the back of the island matching some spinnaker boats and apparently eating up bigger boats across Sandown Bay. As ever, they then met the anticlimax as they turned at the Fort for the slow slog to windward against the tide in the wind shadow of the land. Even so, they achieved a very good result finishing in the top 25% of the ISC boats, and have been able to make some good suggestions which way get even better performance from the junk rig. It's interesting that the small boats that beat them in the good blow were mostly heavy weather classic designs like Yonne, SCODs, Twisters and Contessa 26s.

    The results and a couple of good photos can be found on the Round the Island Race web site. Once again we see that the junk rig can compete favourably with the pointy tops.

    Cheers, Slieve.

  • 05 Apr 2015 20:49
    Reply # 3282491 on 3240842

    Hi Rodney. Having once owned a Sunbird 32 I thought I knew the name Gung Ho. A quick Google search for 'Gung Ho Sunbird' brought up several links, and shows it was the first Sunbird ever built. I wonder who owned her since. Good luck in the race.

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